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Skarner Build Guide by TehSeekah

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League of Legends Build Guide Author TehSeekah

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TehSeekah Last updated on August 17, 2011
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Ability Sequence

3
14
15
17
18
Ability Key Q
1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key W
2
8
10
12
13
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
4/
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 9


Table of Contents
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Introduction

As Skarner I like to build ability power, because they ratio quite well with him. Better yet I find Skarner has little crowd control other than a crystal charged slash, for the slow. His ultimate sure, but the cooldown is so long.


So ladies and Gentlemen I present to you Cooldown Reduction Skarner.


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Pros and Cons

Pros
An in my opinion, grossly overpowered shield that scales well with ability power.
Great healing ability with E
Amazing initiation with W and R combined
Decent slow/spam-able Q
Can be played as Tank, Ap, Jungle or Hybrid.
Cooldown with his ult means you can save team more often
Cooldown with his ult means you can initiate more often/get kills/assists


Cons
Early game shield can be destroyed very easy.
Early game has little cooldown, shield can't save you
Needs mana early that he doesn't have
If your team can't react to R then it's useless


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Farming

As an off-tank who relies on ability power with cooldown reduction for a powerful shield you have to keep in mind you aren't a tank at all early game. With this in mind if you're laning with a squishy you want to protect them still, but farming early is essential for Skarner. Only because you are almost useless to your team until level 6, unless you plan on being a meat-shield.

So lasthit/farm til 6, then let your lane partner have at it.

Lane end early? No big deal, just jungle a bit and hit 6(assuming it's really early)
If you're above 6 just try to stay smart.