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Xin Zhao, how beast he is

Last updated on September 30, 2011
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Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
10
Ability Key Q
2
8
12
14
15
Ability Key W
3
9
13
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


Table of Contents
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Introduction

Hi everyone, this is a guide to all the Xin Zhao players and for all who wants to master him. Xin Zhao is a melee dps who can deal a lot of damage but he is very squishy and that's why I play him very tanky and finish with a little of dps. I know that you can rape in normal if he is played glasscanon but it is not very useful in ranked games.


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Runes

My runes for Xin Zhao are armor pen (Greater mark of desolation). I take armor pen cause it very help him to rapes squishy champs. I also take attack speed runes (Greater seal of alacrity). Attack speed runes is a must on Xin, it helps him to jungle faster and it does a synergy with his W. For the blue runes, you can go both way : armor or mr. If the other team have a lot of AP champs you'll take Mr and if they have more ad champs you'll take armor, but armor is good when you jungle so i would prioritize armor runes. Finally for the Quints, I usually go 2 armor pen runes and 1 crit chance cause crit can save your life very often.


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Masteries

21/0/9 : In my opinion, it is the best way to build Xin Zhao. Why?. Cause Xin Zhao is a great damage dealer and with 21/0/9 he can deals even more dmg.

9/21/0 : I tried it in a few games. It can works very great but its better in lane. If you jungle with 9/21/0, it will be very slow and you will not gank a lot. But can be very good if your the only tanky on your team.


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Items

Jungle : if you jungle start with a cloth and 5 pots. Ask your teammates to leash the blue and you will kill it very easily. You can also kill the big wolf and go right after for the golem but you will need a good leash. After takes wraiths and look if you can gank mid. If you can't go straight to red and your smite should be up by now. Look if your top solo needs help or if you can gank. If you can't go at golems and try a gank at mid or bot. If you get a gank, the reward is so great cause you can get the Madreds and its so usefull to jungle cause you don't have to buy other pots to jungle.

Now my build : Madreds - Boots - Upgrade to Wriggle's lantern - Upgrade to Berserker greeves - Get Phage - Upgrade to Frozen Mallet - Get Catalyst - Upgrade to Banshee's - Get Atma's - and you final item can be Stark's fevor ( it helps the team and you get the attack speed you need late game).

Now you will say but you deal no dmg and with my glass canon build i have 300+ dmg and I can rape everyone in 1v1. Yeah but this is a team game and you will get rape like a little girl if you play against a good team comp or players who communicate. But will my build, you will be able to kill squishy and you can't die. I think this build have so much synergy with the skills of Xin Zhao.


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Note

This build is not finish. I will try to improve my english and to write down a little more on how to play Jungle and Lane Xin. Also ill try to put a video to show you how it works in game.

Thanks for watching and enjoy your games.