Xin Zhao Build
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Ok, this is mostly a 3v3 build where you need common sense... The starting items i usually get are Doran's shield and one Health Potion. If you do not plan to gank in the beginning, just build Battle Cry first level, then Audacious Charge at 2, and Three Talon Strike at 3. If you are against a very challenging lane combonation, i would say to build Three Talon if they are pushing hard. But, I often solo and stack Battle Cry. If you don't like my runes, do whatever, those are mostly just what i had laying around, and they work for me. Armor Pen is very key to be effective though. If you would rather buy something cheaper then Bloodthirster right off, do whatever you want, I just buy bloodthirster because i like it. Just try and make sure you get some sort of lifesteal item. I think Xin is pretty much useless in this sort of build without lifesteal. I also really like Starks because of the aura and it is a lot cheaper. It is also, like what Resonar said, a lot cheaper. I can see how BF sword is a bad item for starting. So yeah, High level of play, like me, i would suggest bloodthirster, if you are newer to Xin, or would just rather have the aura, buy Starks. Thanks Resonar :)