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League of Legends Build Guide Author xMANSx

Xin Zhao: Dominion DPS Carry

xMANSx Last updated on December 12, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 23

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 6

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 1


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Dominion's game introduction


Dominion's buff at +15% armor penetration is amazing for all physical fighters. Xin is one of the strongest champions. So we'll try to OWN Dominion with Xin Zhao. Hope this guide will helps.


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Runes



Runes

Lesser Mark of Armor Penetration
9

Lesser Seal of Armor
9

Lesser Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Lesser Quintessence of Armor Penetration
3




So we have:
  • +18.45 APR by Runes - it help's to make a good damage;
  • +12.69 Armor - it need's vs other physical champ's and skills;
  • +13.41 MR - dont forget that most of skills have magic damage.

I sure, Physical Damage is more easy get than Armor Penetration by items, that why i used Armor Penetration runes than Attack Damage or Attack Speed.


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Pros / Cons

Pros:
- Amazing DPS;
- Low mana cost skills;
- Cooldown reduction by Battle Cry;
- Good amount of HP;
- Gap closer with Audacious Charge;
- Nice life steal;
- Knock up by Three Talon Strike.

Cons:
- Most good fighter 1 vs 1;
- Low Armor and Magic Resistance (at basic item build);
- No real way of escaping.


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Masteries

Updated! Look at top.


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Skill Sequence


Priority:
Crescent Sweep => Audacious Charge => Three Talon Strike => Battle Cry

Sequence:
My basic sequence is: Q (before start fighting) -> E -> Q (knock up) -> R -> E.

Notes:
Don't forget, that:
1. Challenge, our passive skill, give some healing effect;
2. Three Talon Strike will knock emeny in air and can brake some ult's;
3. Battle Cry make cooldown reduction (for Crescent Sweep for example) and give to us passive attack speed in percent;
4. Audacious Charge will SLOW enemy!;
5. Crescent Sweep have AOE damage.


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Summoner Spells


Ignite is very useful to kill people early-mid game and to counter healing effects.




Exhaust slows down your opponents either securing a kill or an escape.
SPACE

Flash has so many uses and remember you have no real escape move.




Ghost help's to escape or to catch up.


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Items in pictures

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Items *details

At start game i am every time bying: Boots of Speed, Ruby Crystal, Long Sword and some Health Potion. Health Potions can help us at first minutes, other time they will be useless. Then i buy Phage and Berserker's Greaves and THIS time is very important. We must decide - what we will buy next, what later.

If you dont have problem with your HP, then buy B. F. Sword first, and Giant's Belt (we need it anyway!). Else, to the contraty - first Giant's Belt, then B. F. Sword.

Next Frozen Mallet. Now we have nice HP and can slow the enemy by hit. Sanguine Blade and we have good damage (but not enough) and some life steal.

Continue with Recurve Bow and then Sword of the Divine - it will give GOOD attack speed, additional 100 magic damage every 4 hit and amazing active action. I love use it vs Jax!!! =)

Then The Black Cleaver and we have additional attack speed and can low enemy armor!

And as last item i choosed Infinity Edge. Also at last item, instead of Infinity Edge you can take something for armor or magic resistance.

So we have a HUGE Attack Damage, Attack Speed, we are OP. We can go 1 vs 2-4! =)

Optional/situational Items


Dont forget, if enemy team have a HUGE physical attack damagers, u must have a Thornmail.

If magic, then - Force of Nature or something like it.

Also Guardian Angel too nice item for Xin.

Look at the situation and decide, what you are really need.


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Last Words

I want to show people my item's and skill's build, but this build will not help you IF you dont have a HANDS!!!

Dont try to by an OP HERO. Dont fight 1 vs 2+ if you dont sure that you will kill them. Your advantage in 1 vs 1 battle first of all. And vs JAX (with Sword of the Divine) :D.

Use your life steal and healing points on map to survive, your item build is high cost, so you cant waste a time in death.

I know, that guide is very small, but i think it is enough for most players.

Just play and have fun. Good luck! ^_^