Skarner Build Guide by s1m0on
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Energize (passive) - Basic attacks lower all ability cooldowns by 0.5 seconds. Double effect when attacking champions.
Crystal Slash - Skarner lashes out with his claws, dealing physical damage to all nearby enemies and charging himself with Crystal Energy for several seconds if a unit is struck. If he casts Crystal Slash again while powered by Crystal Energy, he deals bonus magic damage and slows all targets hit.
Skarner deals 25/40/55/70/85 (+ ) physical damage to all nearby enemies and charges himself with Crystal Energy for 5 seconds if a unit is struck.
While Skarner is charged, Crystal Slash deals 24/36/48/60/72 (+0.4) bonus magic damage and slows by 20/25/30/35/40% for 2 seconds.
Crystalline Exoskeleton - Skarner gains a shield, and while the shield persists his movement speed and attack speed are both increased.
Skarner is shielded for 70/115/160/205/250 (+0.6) damage for 6 seconds. While the shield persists, Skarner gains 30/35/40/45/50% Attack Speed and 15/17/19/21/23% increased Movement Speed.
Fracture - Skarner summons a blast of crystalline energy which deals damage to enemies struck and marks them. Striking enemies will consume the mark to heal Skarner. Killing targets outright will also activate the heal.
Skarner deals 80/120/160/200/240 (+0.7) magic damage to enemies in a line and marks them for 6 seconds.
Striking enemies will consume the mark to heal Skarner for 30/45/60/75/90 (+0.3). Killing targets outright will also activate the heal. (Each activation heals for 50% less.)
Impale - Skarner suppresses an enemy champion and deals magic damage to it. During this time, Skarner can move freely and will drag his helpless victim around with him. When the effect ends, Skarner's target will be dealt additional damage.
Skarner suppresses an enemy champion for 1.75 seconds and deals 100/150/200 (+0.5) magic damage. Skarner can move freely during this time, and will drag his helpless victim around with him. When the effect ends, Skarner's target will be dealt an additional 100/150/200 (+0.5) magic damage.
Greater Mark of Attack Speed
Greater Seal of Armor
Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed
Greater Mark of Alacrity
I take these because with more attack speed jungling is more easier and of course faster :)
Seal of Resilience
You can't have enough armor when you jungle ;)
Glyph of Shielding
With more magic resist Skarner isn't vulnerable against AP carries.
Quintessence of Swiftness
With more movement speed ganks are easier because enemy champs can't escape that fast ;)
Early Game:Philosopher's Stone because it provides good health/mana regen AND gold ;)
Next ist Heart of Gold, same reason: health and gold.
Mercury's Treads is a standard item for junglers ;)
My first big item is Phantom Dancer. Nice attackdamage, crit and movement speed. WOW :)
Talisman of Ascension
If the game isn't over yet you should purchase Hextech Gunblade. Now you will rock.
Randuin's Omen and Shurelya's Reverie complete the item build.
I max Crystal Smash first because it's (after Impale ) the most important skill for Skarner. You can spam it due to its low mana cost. It's nice in jungle and of course nice for ganks with its slowing.
Crystalline Exoskeleton is maxed second because it gives a higher movement speed, higher attackspeed and a shield that blocks damage.
Fracture is also a nice skill. Always try to hit many enemies so you can use Crystal Smash afterwards and get maximum heal ;)
Impale is a very nice skill for ganking because you can pull your enemy where you want and deal damage. So you can pull it directly to a mate.
- wolves: get some help (faster)
- blue: (use Smite here) someone should pull (use Smite here)
- golems: maybe you will be low (use Portion)
- lizard: (use Smite here too)
Spam Crystal Smash and use Crystalline Exoskeleton thus you won't get so much damage.
After finishing the route you should check if you can gank bot.
Otherwise go back to wraiths and to wolves and then check if you can gank top/mid.
Keep cleaning up jungle camps and gank whenever you can.
Ganks with Lvl 6+ will be more efficient cause of Impale ;)
I will edit this guide from time to time so that it's up-to-date.
05.05.2012 ---- guide published