Xin Zhao Build Guide by grimguy
Not Updated For Current Season
Xin Zhao Build
Not Updated For Current Season
This is my first Mobafire build...just giving this whole thing a shot haha. Im not pro by any means at all. I'm actually not all that great at league. I play for fun and want to share this build because it works pretty dang well.
Everything pretty much speaks for itself here... One thing to note is that when/ if you get all the way to the Phantom Dancer, this is what is going to replace your cloak and dagger. Now a description of the items and why. The invention of cloak and dagger was a melee DPS's best friend. This is basically Riot going "hey guys. lets make melee DPS more rape early game!" The extra attack speed and crit chance make this an ideal item, especially for Xin. Of course your Berserker's Greaves are there for more attack speed. Black Cleaver is property of Xin Zhao. Some will argue, but no. I believe that Black Cleaver most compliments Xin Zhao and the way he is played. Frozen Mallet adds on to the AD and gives you a health and an extar slow! :D Gaurdian's Angel...."Yay we finally killed the Xin that has been rofl-stomping us for so long!" *You pop back up and score a double-kill before biting the dust again, or you make a smooth getaway and come back with full health.* Many :D's Banshee's Veil is always a nice Item, blocking 1 unfriendly spell every once in a while? Always a good thing :) If they have a heavy melee team, you could also go for a Thornmail. As you guys might know, Xin Zhao has some ridonculous Lifesteal. So if you really really wanna make some people QQ cuz you just cant die you can tinker with putting a Bloodthirster somewhere in this build as long as it doesnt interfere with you're Black Cleaver
Sort of odd...but once you look at them, they make a bit of sense. The ghost makes you go fast, since this is practically his only escape mechanism unless you prefer flash and crossing your fingers that all of Xin's beef makes it through the attack. Defensive masteries make Xin more tanky, which, since he does enough damage as is with the items, more tanky=rollface over keyboard and pub-stomp.
The two summoner spells I would most recommend are Exhaust and Ghost mainly because the masteries are specified for these two spells. If you've still got on the training wheels and need Heal...then fine, just put that extra mastery point to good use. Some other options for Xin are Teleport because come on...who doesnt wanna get back in there and tear stuff up after needing to spend the precious gold you made from being awesome. Cleanse is indeed another option if you have that feeling in you're gut that they will ahve a lot of CC. Ive never tried but I heard that if used right, Rally makes for a good Xin Zhao item, seeing as it gives more attack speed. ok now...Only spell I can think that absolutely mustnt use with Xin Zhao (or...any champion for that matter...) is Revive...(trollface.jpg)
Ok....why two health quints? The early game health (since this build doesnt start with a doran's item.) is pretty helpful. armor pen. and attack speed for obvious reasons, and the CDR for much usefulness.
Thats about it for my first build. Any Constructive comments would be greatly appreciated. :D