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League of Legends Build Guide Author Hedelma

Xin zhao - Chinese in da forest.

Hedelma Last updated on November 5, 2011
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Ability Sequence

1
13
15
17
18
Ability Key Q
2
8
10
12
14
Ability Key W
3
4
5
7
9
Ability Key E
6
11
16
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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
Sorcery
4/
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 11

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 3

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 16


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Introduction

Hi, and welcome to my second guide. Im Hedelma from EuWest (yes i changed my server :)) if you haven't checked my Irelia guide. please do so :3.
But on this guide im going to talk about Jungle Xin Zhao which is my favorite champion to jungle. Xin zhao is relatively easy to jungle, thanks to his passive Challenge
But please do note, that you dont have to copy this guide 100% you can also mix items if you want.




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Pros, and cons.

Pros.

-Great ganker.
-Fast jungler.
-Good ultimate.
-Tanky.


Cons.

-Weak early-mid game.
-Easy kill in the jungle.
-No real escape skill.


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Skills


(Passive) Xin Zhao is healed for 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 hit points for every 3 attacks that he lands.

This spell(or passive?) what makes your jungle so good. Self heal is always awesome.

[Q] (Active): Xin Zhao prepares to unleash a fearsome combo, causing his next 3 standard attacks to deal bonus damage with the final attack knocking his opponent into the air.

This is your damage spell, the third hit will knockup the enemy in to the air, which is fun :3

[W] (Passive): Xin Zhao passively increases his attack speed.
(Active): Xin Zhao unleashes a battle cry, increasing his attack speed by passive amount again for 5 seconds and causing his standard attacks during this time to reduce all of his other abilities' cooldowns by 1 second.


This spell gives passively some attack speed. And when you use it, it doubles the passives attack speed AND it lowers your spells cooldown by 1second every time you auto attack.

[E] (Active): Xin Zhao charges an enemy, dealing magic damage and slowing them and all other enemies in the area for 1.5 seconds.


This is your main spell (After your ultimate Crescent Sweep Audacious Charge has a good slow, good dmg and it's a AOE Slow/dmg spell/nuke/spear-hit-thingy. And this is so good for ganking.

[R] (Active): Xin Zhao executes a fierce spear sweep on targets around him, dealing base damage + 15% of their current health in physical damage. His armor and magic resistance are boosted for 6 seconds by 25 plus a bonus per enemy champion hit.


Okay, **** just got real. This spell hits hard (thats what she said) And it gives armor and MR, and has a low cooldown combined with Battle Cry.


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Runes, masteries, summoner spells and skill order

Runes


Runes

Greater Mark of Attack Speed
3

Greater Mark of Lethality
6

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Attack Speed
9

Greater Quintessence of Lethality
3
These are the runes that i've found to be the best for jungling with Xin Zhao.
You can also replace Greater Glyph of Attack Speed for Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist



Masteries


Masteries
3/5
1/1
4/5
3/1
3/1
3/5
1/1
4/1
1/5
1/1
2/1
3/5
1/5
These are the standart masteries for Xin Zhao. The alternative version(s) would be:

Masteries
1/1
3/5
3/1
2/1
4/5
1/1
4/1
3/5
1/1
3/5
1/1
4/1
Just test test and find the best masteries for you.


Summoner Spells





These are the best for jungling. You can replace Flash with Ghost.


Skill Order


Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Pretty standard...


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Items.


As you can see, i've included only 4 items on the "Purchase Order" Im going to take the time to suggest you some good items for Xin Zhao

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Good starting items



wol

You can choose whatever to start with. But i start with Vampiric Scepter.



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Core items




Wriggle's Lantern Helps for jungling and lifesteal. Sword of the Divine Is so damn cheap. Active helps your Crescent Sweep and the passive is so good.
And as for Aegis of the Legion. The aura is so damn good, cheap, gives ad, armor, and magic resist!



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And viable boots are




Just pick one of these babys, depending on the enemy comp.



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Good "tank" items




This is a solid item if you need some hp.


Good item against etc. Malzahar. Cheap, gives ad and mr and a good passive.


I usually get this item every game, thats why i get the Heart of Gold. The active is good, passive is good. Everything is good about this.


Need more hp and armor? Get this.


Movement speed, Mr, and health regen. Really good.


Sometimes, when the enemy team has the upper hand and has alot of AP champs, i get this over Sword of the Divine.


Good passive, but i think Force of Nature is better. But the passive is good against etc. Annie



Gives armor, magic resist and a nice passive. This item was nerfed a while ago. But it's still good.


Cheap, nice active, situational.


If your planning to get this, you need to get it quite early. This + Atma's Impaler
= awesomeness.



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Good "DPS" items




Some may say this is better than Sword of the Divine but i disagree. The thing about this item is that, when you activate it and you get alot of CC on you and dont get any auto attacks off, you pretty much wasted a good item. And Sword of the Divine is cheaper. But if you like Youmuu's Ghostblade take it over Sword of the Divine nothing is stopping you.


Good item, offers Xin Zhao attack speed, damage and some armor pen. Pretty cheap, usually take it after Aegis of the Legion


Really good if you get it maxed out. If you have all your items, you can sell Wriggle's Lantern and buy The Bloodthirster.


The problem with this is that.. umm, it costs alot of gold. But if you get fed early, you can take it after Wriggle's Lanter.


Gives 700hp, 20dmg and a slow on every auto attack. This item is good, i usually buy this after Randuin's Omen or Aegis of the Legion.


Not so good on Xin Zhao but works wonders with Youmuu's Ghostblade. But i dont suggest getting this item.


This item works wonders, but take if your team REALLY needs it. But usually ill let our Aura-Support-Player-Guy take it.


If the enemyteam has a huge hp-pool champions etc. Cho'Gath. You can take this and skip Wriggle's Lantern


Need more ArP? Get this, cheap, good. Awesome item.


This works better with Lane Xin Zhao imo. Not worth it.


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Example Builds.

Here are some example builds. Do note that i've only included boots1, remember to upgrade them to something better, depending on the enemy comp.


Against a mixed (Balanced) Team.
Item Sequence











Wriggle's Lantern
1800

Sword of the Divine
2200

Aegis of the Legion
1100

Randuin's Omen
2900

The Black Cleaver
3100


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Against an AP oriented Team.
Item Sequence











Wriggle's Lantern
1800

Wit's End
2500

Aegis of the Legion
1100

Banshee's Veil
2450

The Black Cleaver
3100
Note: You can replace Banshee's Veil with Hexdrinker


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Against an AD oriented Team.
Item Sequence











Wriggle's Lantern
1800

Sword of the Divine
2200

Thornmail
2350

Frozen Mallet
3100

The Black Cleaver
3100


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Warmog's + Atmas build
Item Sequence











Wriggle's Lantern
1800

Warmog's Armor
2850

Atma's Impaler
2300

The Black Cleaver
3100

Guardian Angel
2400


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Pleace remember, these are not the best builds for Xin Zhao. Try to find the best build for you!




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How to jungle.


Jungling with Xin Zhao is easy. Just check this video by

Stonewall008!



You can use stonewall's runes and masteries too if you want to.

The only tip i can give you. Is to use Three Talon Strike right after you auto attack.


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Ganking, warding.. and something.

You can either gank lanes, or B to base and buy wards and ward dragon.


Warding


Thanks for google for this awesome pic.



Ganking



If you have red buff. It's easy to gank, just use Audacious Charge and Three Talon Strike and if the enemy doesnt have Flash, it's 99% of the time a kill for you and your teammates.


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Ending.

Phew.. It took me about 1-2 weeks to get this guide done. And yes im lazy as hell. But i hope you liked it and plz comment and rate it! I'll try to update this and add some new things from the comments or..dunno.

Have fun playing Xin Zhao.


-Hedelma