Xin Zhao Build Guide by ChromaKid
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Bot Lane Win Zhao
Xin Zhao Build
Not Updated For Current Season
now don't get upset...
This is my first build and it probably does show. I just love good old Xin Zhao and I've won quite a few matches with this build. It might be painful for some people to read, because I am not exactly "pro" at this game, I just enjoy playing. I just thought I'd share this build with others. If you don't think Xin Zhao belongs bot or if he would benefit from some other kind of build I would love to hear ideas. I'm here to learn as much as you are.
Sorry I haven't quite gotten around to adding these yet. As I'm not a very high level so I don't see the value of adding runes yet. If someone wants to recommend runes to me that would be very helpful.
The point of most of the masteries is to give out as much damage as possible in the shortest amount of time. With masteries like
to keep the combo's coming with Three Talon Strike and Battle Cry.
is there so you can go back to shop for items without leaving your lane open and vulnerable.
Items for all
These items were only thought up because I used to have a slight obsession with Master Yi. It angered me that the good old wuju master could be stopped so easily at higher levels. so I brought the build over to Xin Zhao. This worked out ok. but i realized very quickly that you need to stay in lane longer and hit harder. The build is pretty flexible and it speaks for itself. The only thing i can mention is a Quicksilver Sash for when things start getting rough.
From what I've noticed the skill sequence that's shown here is a little bit different. You don't need to rush to get a skill completed at level 9. the most important skill here is Audacious Charge. It lets you close gaps between you and other champions. Three Talon Strike is a close second. It can deal a good amount of damage and throws your target into the air. that can give you time close the kill. another thing worth mentioning is Three Talon Strike and Battle Cry are excellent for pushing turrets.
other feasible summoner spells
Exhaust or Heal could help considerably. If you don't think Flash is getting you into those ganks well enough and you're ok with not having an escape plan ready Teleport can be utilized very well. I have never used Clairvoyance or Clarity for they can be bypassed by being careful and using wards. Other than that Revive could be a good choice if you are not quite used to using a squishier champion.
I understand for more experienced people this can be a bit painful to read. This is mostly for people who are new to the game and are looking for an easy to understand, easy to execute guide. as I have said before I am not by any means a "pro" at this game. I just enjoy playing and I want others to enjoy it as well. If you feel you can help this guide go ahead and post. I'm open to any suggestions.