Xin Zhao Build Guide by IamCpx
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Xin Zhao Build
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Hello! My name is Cpx! This is my first guide and it is based off of the regular guide called Bob's Xin Zhao Guide. Please visit it and upvote it!
*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
15/0/15 is my favorite because it provides both Offense and Defense. This is all preference though, so you can do what you like.
Greater Mark of Desolation
Greater Mark of Desolation Provides good damage throughout.
Greater Seal of Vitality
Greater Seal of Vitality Provides you with more health for late game.
Greater Glyph of Magic Resist and Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist Provides you with more protection from those evil spell casters.
Greater Quintessence of Desolation
Greater Quintessence of Desolation Provides good damage throughout.
Flash helps you to escape from sticky situations.
Ignite helps finish off those enemies or anyone with heals.
These are the only two summoner spells I use for Xin Zhao, but again, it's up to you if you wish to choose differently.
First max Audacious Charge while putting points in Crescent Sweep as soon as you can. Next you max Three Talon Strike and finally Battle Cry.
For rotation, I start off with an Audacious Charge and then pop Crescent Sweep if you have it to maximize damage. Follow with Three Talon Strike and Battle Cry soon after to put out more damage while lowering your cooldowns.
Self heal every three hits
Tireless Warrior a pretty decent passive. It keeps you from having to recall so much and can save your butt sometimes!
Charges the enemy hitting surrounding enemies as well
Audacious Charge is the strongest ability that Xin Zhao has besides his ultimate. It helps chase people down and delivers quite a bit of damage.
Three Talon Strike
Three quick hits plus a knock up
Three Talon Strike is great for hitting people fast and hard. On the third hit it even knocks the opponent into the air and slows them down a bit.
Increased Attack Speed and more on use
Battle Cry is pretty great with Xin Zhao's Challenge and Three Talon Strike.
Spear sweep on surrounding targets
Crescent Sweep is an amazing move! Not only is it an AOE ultimate that deals a percentage of your opponents current health, but it also increases your survivability depending on how many opponents you hit.
This is the farthest I've ever gotten in a Dominion game with my build. You can replace the Prospector's Blade for more damage such as Sanguine Blade or The Black Cleaver or even a survivability item if your game actually lasts long enough.
Thanks for taking the time to look at my guide! I know it may not be much, but the build does work well!
Please leave a comment telling me how I can improve, thanks!
Don't forget to check out Bob's Xin Zhao build! Link in the introduction!