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League of Legends Build Guide Author Daemonos

Spear of Death

Daemonos Last updated on April 7, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 22

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 8

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Whenever Jarvan III, the king of Demacia, delivers one of his rallying speeches from the glinting marble balcony atop the Royal Palace, Xin Zhao is at his side. Coined the Seneschal of Demacia, Xin Zhao is the personal steward of the Lightshield Dynasty. His enigmatic, silent vigil has led to an abundance of conjecture concerning his ''secret life'' and origins. Whether it's ''Zaun double-agent'' tendered at the dinner table or ''indebted rune mage'' mused in the editorials of the ''Demacian Constant'', Xin Zhao betrays no hints to sate the curiosity of the masses... for good reason.

Prior to the formation of the League, Noxus was renowned for a spectacle called The Fleshing. It was a gladiatorial event with a cruel twist: as a fighter won matches, his number of opponents (generally prisoners of war) fought simultaneously would increase. This meant eventual death for every contender, but with unparalleled glory. Xin Zhao, known then as Viscero, was slated to face 300 soldiers, nearly six times the previous record. This was clearly meant to be his final match. Jarvan II, hearing of this unprescedented feat, infiltrated the arena to offer him an alternative: serve Demacia and punish those who ultimately sentence him to death in exchange for his freedom. Xin Zhao accepted, astonished that a king would risk his own life on his behalf. Under the cover of a prearranged Demacian assault on Noxus, Jarvan liberated Xin Zhao and his 300 opponents. During their retreat, Xin Zhao took a poisoned dart meant for Jarvan. This act of loyalty, from a man who vowed no allegiance, earned Xin Zhao a spot at his side until the day the king died. Now in the service of his son, Jarvan III, Xin Zhao is stepping into a new ring - the Fields of Justice - to fight for his adopted country and to honor the legacy of the man who gave purpose to his life.

''Death is inevitable, one can only avoid defeat.'' - Demacian Manual of Arms

Hey everyone... first of all forgive me for my rusty English.
This is a guide i introduce to you about an all round Xin.

Use Cripple and Haste. You can swap Haste with Flash.
Note that you can use Cripple to attack tanks.

Note that item choice depends at what enemies you have to face.

Try to play defensive at early stages and hit the enemy with E when you see a safe opening to force them recall with low life to their base or kill them.You can use Cripple and E when enemy is close to your tower.Our goal is to stay there to take as may as possible xp and money to make a good start or the build.

your style of play against melee will be like go in burst damage then walk away and jump in again to finish the job. Kinda difficult to master but work very well! sequence is: Q,W,E,R then Q,W,E if W is loading use Q,E

This strategy may change if you face a ranged character, try to jump in with E + R or only E then Q and W they will eventually try to get a distance from you so you have to keep close.Spam E and Q

For Team support Follow same tactic Focusing to kill lower life enemies fast.

P.S. This is my First tactic so please give it a try and rate it. Feel Free to post your comments or improvment suggestions.

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Those are the CORE items i usually use but they really depend on situation. I personally always get warmogs,atmas and cleaver.Then work for the others...

-Go with Warmong Armor first asap to secure your survivability.

-Then its time for building some att speed and dps so go with Berserker greaves or mercury treads.

-Atmas impaler does some very decent dps and works really well with the armor (i personally like a lot this combination)

-Black cleaver is a must have weapon! just great benefits!!(Infinity Edge is an alt)

-Close the gap with Phage and Zeal Until Trinity Force (it gives a bit of everything, very good for an all-round build)

-Finally Veil will give you magic resistance health and mana.

Note that items may change depending what you have to face.
Nice items are Warmongs, Phantom Dancer, Infinity Edge, Youmuu Ghostblade, Rnduins Omen, Wriggles Lattern, Frozen Heart. Fell Free to choose whatever you think better for the situation.

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Skill Sequence

Audacious Charge: Engage, jump to enemy target.

Crescent sweep: Deals damage to all surrounding enemies + 20% of there current health into physical damage.

Battle cry: Double's your attack speed for 7 seconds and causing your standart attacks to reduce all abilities by 1 second.

Three Talon Strike: Unleashes a fearsome combo with 3 hits, the last hit knocks-up the target into the air.