Xin Zhao Build Guide by Christhelegend
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Hey all League of Legends fans,here is Christhelegend and I have a Xin Zhao full guide and how to play him in an Pure AD carry build.
Note:This is my build and how do I play him so please don't trollvote or flame.Also it is my first build so I am very sorry if it has no pictures. :(
Pros / Cons
1.One of the AS masters in the game.
2.Has a cooldown reduction ability.
3.Has a charge and a Knock Up ability.
4.Great art and a long spear.
5.Can easily win 1v1s and has sustainability and a great passive.
6.Is a pretty easy champion to play.
7.Has an armor reduction passive.
1.May be a feeder if not played well.
2.Has a little AS in level 1.
3.Very item dependant if his Battle Cry is maxed last.
The Greater Mark of Attack Damage provide a good amount of AD and Xin Zhao needs that.
Alternative: Greater Mark of Attack Speed which also provide a good amount of AS
The Greater Seal of Armor provide Armor and Xin Zhao needs that armor.
The Greater Glyph of Attack Speed give AS.
The Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage provide a great amount of AD.
Here are some get's,don't get's and possibly.
Exhaust is a great summoner spell and with that you can both exhaust an enemy you are chasing,exhaust someone in a gank or exhaust that stupid Twitch who is tower diving you and you want to make him pay for that.Also you can exhaust dat Nunu or Galio who is using their ultimate at the moment.
This is a great spell which also allows you to pass through walls and simply get out in case in which 5 people are chasing you or just simply flash out of Nunu's or Galio's ult or flash out of a turret's range.
Ignite is a great spell too mostly used for killng the champion who is running away with 50 HP,reduce someone's lifesteal in 1v1s or KSing a champion.
Ghost makes you ignore unit collision and run 27% faster.A great spell for all champions which is used defensively but offensively as well.However,this can be defeated by an exhaust.
Heal is still a great spell but greater after its buff even though all of the hate against it.Mostly used by tanks and support but it works even better in a carry AP or AD though they are squishy and need that health if they aren't trolling of course. :P
Teleport can be greatly or badly used.Has both offensive and defensive uses.
Cleanse has been underestimated by much.Still a good option although you can simply get a quicksilver slash and thats very rare.
Take smite this only when you want to jungle and this is not a jungling Xin Zhao guide.
Garrison is the troll spell for dominion.
Revive is THE troll spell for classic and take it ONLY WHEN YOU WANT TO TROLL HARD.
Umm as far as I know you are not Soraka.
Xin Zhao doesn't suffer from mana problems.
Simply just NEVER TAKE THIS SPELL.
Xin Zhao has enough AS and doesn't need at all AP.
This is Xin Zhao's passive.Pretty cool like-last whisper passive which synergises well with other Xin Zhao's abilities.
Pretty nice ability which makes Xin'Zhao an UNSTOPPABLE BEAST with its nice additional damage,short cooldown and cooldown reduction on all other abilities when attacking with this buff on.[three talon strike]] also has increases Xin Zhao's attack speed during those 3 crucial attacks. Used to assasinate enemies and pushing towers.
Pretty nice ability.Get this at level 2 if you have trouble sustaining,or get this at level 3 if you have not trouble sustaining.Use this at duels,and when pushhing towers.Also the passive AS isnt bad at all.
NOTE!!:When you are pushing towers,use this skill after you have used Three Talon Strike because it has more attack speed than usuall even without Battle Cry so dont waste this ability ibefore Three Talon Strike
Pretty straightforward and importand spell on Xin Zhao which also applies his passive.
And finally we have come to Xin Zhao's ultimate.Pretty strong ability which deals a flat amount of phsysical damage to all units around Xin Zhao plus a 15% execute based on targets current healt.Also,it has a knock back effect on targets not affected by Challenge and some armor and MR based on how many enemy champion has Xin Zhao hit by his Crescent Sweep.Can be used to escape situations due to the armor and MR and the knock-back effect.
At level 1 take Audacious Charge for initiating the fights WITH your team mates and applying Challenge to certain enemies.
Though Three Talon Strike is my favourite ability on Xin Zhao,it doesn't need to be maxed until level 13 but instead Audacious Charge MUST be maxed on level 9.
I max Battle Cry thirs because I don't think is as importand as other abilities of Xin Zhao.
Crescent Sweep is Xin Zhao's ultimate and shall be ugraded whenever availiable (levels 6,11,18).
The core items in my build are:
I take Doran's Blade for a start which provides you a bunch of Health,some AD and a little LS.
After that, I buy Berserker's Greaves for the movement speed and the always usefull AS.
The Black Cleaver is a great item for both Fiora and Xin Zhao as it reduces the armor of the target by 15 (stacks up to three times) and gives the usefull AS and 55 AD which is a great amount of it.Then,I go for some sustainability as lifesteal and rush a Vampiric Scepter before going for a Phantom Dancer which is just too cool for any AD carry(crit chance,move speed,attack speed).After the Phantom Dancer I upgrade Vampiric Scepter to The Bloodthirsterfor AD and more lifesteal.After The Bloodthirster I buy an Infinity Edge for the maximum damage.
After the Core Build you can sell Doran's Blade for the last item.
If you are focusing on damage then this item should be:
At this point you get Phantom Dancer mostly for the crit chance and for the move speed.Not for the attack speed because if you have all other items and activate Battle Cry you have full AS 2.5!!! AWESOME!!
Amazing AD and LS bonuses and if you are able to stack its passive.......
Not that important but with this item you have 80% crit chance!!This means 8 out of 10 basic attacks would be crits!! DESTRUCTION
The sixth item which is defensive can be:
As the build shows above, Frozen Mallet.A great HP bonus,a bunch of AD and the amazing passive:Slows the targets move speed with every basic attack.Just a great option.
This item is taken against a strong CC team.It comes with magic resistance,mana and that destructive passive late game.Blocks an unfriendly spell every 45 seconds.
A rare option against their FED ad carry.If you take this item you are the one CRAZY FED.So it isn't that common option.Take this and if you are focused by AD champions in teamfights.
Same reasons as the Thornmail except that Guardian Angel is also taken if focused by AP carries.In teamfights,go in kick some butts let them kill you,resurrect and finish them off.
Gameplay Early game
This build is suitable for a Twisted Treeline match or for a Summoners Rift match which you are the ad carry of your team or the solo top (if solo top take a defensive item early,let's just say after The Black Cleaver).
Early game farm as much as possible if possible,call your jungler for ganks.Don't overextend,and if bot,stay along with your support.Otherwise,farm farm and farm but harrass the opponent when you can.Early game your passive should really keep you alive,as it is mostly an "early game passive".At this point you should have The Black Cleaver and the Phantom Dancer if fed hard.
Gameplay Mid game
Mid game is the section where teamfights begin and people change lanes and gank others more often.You now should have the Phantom Dancer and The Bloodthirster.
Note:In teamfights focus the carries first and ward as much as possible.
Lifesteal stacks with Xin Zhao's passive so he will be getting more health back every third attack!
Now you should be able to solo dragon and you should do it,and if possible your team shall go in a teamfight if you are sure you CAN win and then get Baron Nashor.
Gameplay Late game
If the enemy team doesn't surrender then they are going to feel much pain.At this section you should have Infinity Edge and if fed hard the offensive-defensive last item.You now are able to DOMINATE the fights and if you get your Infinity Edge you can SOLO BARON!
At this section you can win a 2v1 and easily 1 1v1.You now just can dominate the fights.
No other thing is to be mentioned.
Thank you for reading my guide,
The summoner chrisdalegend.