Xin Zhao Build Guide by Guennter

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Guennter

Xin Zhao 5v5 jungling

Guennter Last updated on October 11, 2011
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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: 0

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

Utility: 9

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History of Xin Zhao

Whenever Jarvan III, the king of Demacia, delivers one of his rallying speeches from the glinting marble balcony atop of Royal Palace, Xin Zhao is at hes side. Coined the Senechal 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. Wether it's "Zaun double-agent" tendered at the dinner table or "indebted rune mage" mused in the ditorials od the "Demacian Constant" Xin Zhao betrays no hints to safe the curiosity of the masses for a good reason.

Prior to the formation of the League, Noxus was renowned for a spectacle called The Fleshing. It was a gladiatorial even with a cruel twist: as a fighter won matches, his number of oppenents (generally prisoners of war) fought simultaneously would increase. This meant eventual death for every contender, but with unparalleled glory. Xin Zhao, known then as the 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 unprecendented feat, infiltrated the arena to offer him an alternative: server Demacia and punish those who ultimately sentence him to death in exchange for his freedom. Xin Zhao accepted, astonished that the king would risk his own life on his begalf. Under the cover of a prearranged Demacian assault on Noxus, Jarvan liberated Xin Zhao and his 300 oppenents. 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.

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How to conter ?

if u want to conter vs a mage group, try it with WIT`S END or with HEXDRINKER.
vs normal dmg guys you should try it with THORNAIL and in the build there already is MADRED´S BLOODRAZER.

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Tireless Warrior (passive):

Xin Zhao will passively regenerate 30 health every 3 hit, the amount increases by 5 every 2 level.

Three Talon Strike:

it is a attack combo which will cause the next 3 auto hits to do more damage, and the third attack will cause the target to be knocked into the air.

damage done: 15/30/45/60/75 and of course plus the normal dmg of xin zhao
Cooldown: 12/11/10/9/8 sec

Battle Cry:

it will increase your attack speed passively but can be used in special occasions to dobbel the amount (the passive wont be up while the ability is on cooldown).

Attack speed: 15/20/25/30/35% attack speed
Cooldown: 24/22/20/18/16 sec

Audacious Charge:

Xin Zhao will Charge and enemy, all enemies around the chosen target will be damaged for a curtain amount and be slowed.

Damage: 70/110/150/190/230
Slow: 20/25/30/35/40 %slowed.
Cooldown: 18/16/14/12/10 sec

Crescent Sweep (ultimate) :

Xin Zhao sweeps his spear around him, dealing damage to all nearby enemies, a base amount of damage +20% damage based on their current health and will grant him some armor and magic resistance for a short time.

% damage: 20%.
bonus damage: 125/250/375 bonus damage.
resistances: 30/40/50 armor and magic resistance.
Cooldown: 75 sec

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How to jungle?

first kill the golems. you should use smite and three talon strike at start and then the 3-t-s again for the second golem.
now run to the wolves and kill them.
then use smite for the strongest whisp and att the others.
golems again.
if you able to buy madreds razors, do it. get the red buff and then with lvl 5 begin to gank.
if you got recurve bow, kill the dragon.
now you should try to gank often.

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Why this runes ?

i picked this runes, cause with your passive, you get healthpoints every third hit.
with this runes you dont loose much hp in the jungle and you just need 2 heal pots.
also this runes are realy nice in fights vs enemy champs. at start of the game u heal more then most of other champs in lol, so u are able to win and at end it is more usefull to have attspeed then to have more dmg, if you play xin, cause then it is easier to throw enemys in air with the Three Talon Strike:.

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How should i kill enemy heroes ?!?

You always should try to jump to them with the "AUDACIOUS CHARGE" and then push them into air with "THREE TALON STRIKE". Just dmg them and if they try to run away, use "AUDACIOUS CHARGE" for slowing them.
Of course use the summoner spell GHOST to catch enemy champs.

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At end of game

at end of game you will have a lot of dmg and a lot of lifesteal, so you win nearly all 1v1.
in team fights you should be behind youre group and then jump in. be carefull that the enemys dont focus you, cause with hard magical dmg you are dead fast.

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you are able to gank nice, and so you are feeded realy fast.
you are a realy nice pusher.
you are one of the best 1 vs 1 champs.


you are dead fast if the enemys gank you or if they focus you in team fights.
dont know more cons. :-)