Xin Zhao Build Guide by LordGorgoGR

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League of Legends Build Guide Author LordGorgoGR


LordGorgoGR Last updated on October 28, 2011
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VsAttTank/DPS 3

Ability Sequence

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

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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.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 9

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

Utility: 0

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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

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This will help

AA = Auto-attack (Basic Attacks)
CC = Crowd Control (Stun, fear, slow, snare, etc)
FB = First Blood
AP = Ability Power
AD = Attack Damage
MD = Magic Damage
AS = Attack Speed
MS = Movement Speed
MR = Magic Resistance
ArPen = Armor Penetration
MPen = Magic Penetration
LS = Life Steal
SV = Spell Vamp
DPS = Strong Auto-attacker
MDPS = Strong spells; casters
CDR = Cooldown Reduction
OOM = Out of Mana
MP = Mana
HP = Health
MP Regen = Mana Regeneration per 5 seconds
HP Regen = Health Regeneration per 5 seconds
BT = The Bloodthirster
PH = Phantom Dancer

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HELLO SOMMONERS and builts explanation MUST READ THIS

Helo!!!!! First i have to explane the builts

1)DPS:Good but you must stay carefull because you have low health.

2)DPS:You have more HP than the first DPS built and you can slow the attack speed and speed of your annemy but you have lower Attack speed and armor than the first built.NOTE:The last item you must take if you want is the Madred's Bloodrazor but you must sell the Phantom Dancer.
I prefere the second built than first because it have biggest hp and Xin Zhao will kill all mage and midium health champions (this is the rule of the assasins)

3)MAGE KILLER:You don't want big attack damage because mages have low hp and they are killed easy if you have the E>Q so they can't active any spell.If the enemy mage activate any spell you will have the magic resistant from Guardian Angel and Wit's End

4)DEF TANK KILLER:You have all anti armor items. 1) The Black Cleaver will give you attack speed and cut 45 of the enemy armor,very good :).2) Madred's Bloodrazor will give you the force of the -4% per hit so the enemy tank will die in 25hits and lower,very nice item too :).3) Last Whisper will give tou the max armor pen in game.4) Sunfire Cape You will take this item when you sell your boots.This item will give you the ability to hit all near enemys and many hp to kill easy any Def tank.The Ph and BT is for attack speed and life steal

5)TANK:I know it's funny to see a so good DPS champion as tank but Xin Zhao is good as AttTank.Your real attack damage is 240+.You can buy a Thornmail rather a Force of Nature if your enemy team have more dps champions rather AB champions.

6)ATTACK TANK KILLER:This is a built which is efective in champions as .You have many HP to defens the attack of these champions.You have the BT to take hp when you hit a enemy but when you get the BT you must go in all jungle monsters so your BT will give you 60+34=94 attack damage and 15+8,5=23,5 life steal.If your enemy have a lot of HP you can take Stark's Fervor which will give you more attack speed and the pasive of Madred's Bloodrazorwill cut the life of the enemy in 10 seconds.

7)LAST BUILT is my favourite, is the best built for this dps mashine

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Pros / Cons


The best attack speed and attack in game
Good in 1vs1
Easy too slain dps and mage/range
The best dance in game
Very fast to hunt the enemies
Good in jungle
Good in KS(kill stealing ;) )
Good in FB
Good in gang


Dificult to stay alive(low health)
No good CC(only dificult slow)
No escape mechanism(except speed and E[spell])

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sommoners spells and champion spells

I thought the Exhaust and Ghost is the best sommoners spells for Xin Zhao because is the best way to hunt someone if he is going to get away. If you want you can take Flash for escape mechanism but you can active the Audacious Charge to hit a minion which is in your back. Moreover you can take Cleanse beacause Xin Zhao have low life and for example the Ulty of Ashe can stun you and cut your lige in half,in these situation you have big problem and must do something for the stun ;). if a tower is destroing you can run with the GOST and E last you activate R

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As all dps champions xin zhao is dificult to farm as any mage but xin zhao is more good than others(except trind and other junglers).First of all you can kill minions with your E or Q and for help you can activate W.

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Fights and Team Fights

First the fight,if you have to decide in a tank or range or dps you must chouse the champion with the lowest health because you don't have big health to stay alive against 2 or more champions.Now if you want a guide for the good order in skills to kill an enemy-if it is a dps or range you will do E>W>Q>HITS(if you are in die lane [over the 300hp] you do the R at last).Now if the enemy is tank you do E>R>W>Q>HITS>E>Q>W>HITS.....Now in Team fights you must do E>R>W>Q>HITS in lowest hp enemy and thats all.

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Game tipe

Xin Zhao is good in bot and top line if you play solo lane you must get safe and you will stay behind your minions if you are agains nebalee or morgana,blitz etc.Now if you play with a teamate you must chose a champion with good CC for example stun or big slow,very nice is the phreaktoo.Jungle is good tipe of game for xin zhao but sry i am not good in this tipe.If you are very good in def you can play in mid because you can active the E to have e big range so then active the Q then Exhaust and HITS,HITS,HITS,HITS,HITS,HITS,HITS,HITS,HITS,HITS,HITS,HITS,HITS,HITS,HITS,HITS,HITS,HITS.

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For me Xin Zhao is the best DPS champion in the game,all of you must learn that a good champion isn't a good team.GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN :)