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Xin Zhao Build Guide by xXXBIGDadxXX

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League of Legends Build Guide Author xXXBIGDadxXX

Xin Zhao Fight against him and you will died

xXXBIGDadxXX Last updated on November 6, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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





Not Updated For Current Season

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/
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

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

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 9


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Masteries

For masteries I run a standard DPS build, choosing 21-0-9 taking armour pen and increased damage, for the utilities I chose to take 15% longer on neutral monster buffs as Xin can be mana heavy if you use his abilities frequently. Anything to help you get kills, such as the slow from red buff or the cool downs from blue it all helps.


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Skill Sequence

When choosing your skills I would always advise taking Three Talon Strike over Battle Cry as one you have level Battle Cry once it only provides a small bonus as opposed to the extra damage from Three Talon Strike. Also I have found that taking one point in Audacious Charge is all the is required as the damage increase is insignificant compared to the damage of other skills.


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Fight and How to get in

When leading into a solo target I find it best to open like this

E, W-Q, R, Q

As you can see the WQ are in the same group this is because they are both proceed simultaneously, to time this correctly you activate you E and select a target, wait to activate your WQ until Xin is leaping towards the target this gives that instant damage from your E and then instantly leads into mass damage from your [three talon strike] and also your knock-up, once you initial knock-up is completed your three talon strike should be ready to go as, [Battle cry] takes one second off all your cool downs for every attack while the spell is active. If required use [ignite] during the fight to reduce opponents life steal and do that extra damage you may need.


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Creeping / Jungling

Jungling is one of the things Xin does well, for example if you have been laning for a while and at around level 9 you should have Berserker's Greaves + Dagger, with these xin can take one red and blue buffs, although i would advise you give the blue buff to a more mana heavy champ, or possibly mid if they find they need it. These buffs can make a big difference during laning as they provide extra xp and gold, and the obvious benefits of the Golem and lizard buffs.


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Laning

Laning with Xin is a relatively simple as his passive provides great life steal early game. But with Xin like many other champs to ensure creep kills you should try time your hits to ensure last hits, if this is proving a little too difficult you can always just hold off from attacking until the minion is low enough to one hit, although this will affect your healing if you are only last hitting.