Xin Zhao Build Guide by Trixi
Not Updated For Current Season
Xin Zhao Build
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.
Welcome to my Xin Zhao build/guide. Hope you like it, if you liked it, please hit that green vote button, and enjoy.
Pros / Cons
+ // High sustain
+ // Great burst damage
+ // Good defense, and damage.
- // Weak against CC.
- // Have no special escape tool,
- // So weak against champs with high mobility like Ahri
- Greater Quintessence of Life Steal: // This rune gives me lifesteal, and is very good!
- Greater Mark of Attack Damage: // This rune gives me Attack damage, and is great for Xin Zhao
- Greater Glyph of Attack Speed: // This rune gives me attack speed. ;)
- Greater Seal of Magic Resist: // This rune gives me magic resist, so i can counter strong ap casters like Karthus easiere.
// In my masteries, i go for alot of damage, and alot of defense. I will go through the masteries, and tell you why i choose these masteries.
||Tier 1 // I take one point at
because i need it to continue to tier 2, next i take 3 points at
because it gives attack damage, and we need that ;)
Tier 2 // I take 4 points at Alacrity because it gives me attack speed. ;)
Tier 3 // I take 4 points at Deadliness because it gives me attack damage per level, and i take one point at Weapon Expertise because it gives me armor penetration, so its easiere to kill tanks.
Tier 4 // i take one point at Lethality because it gives me critical strike damage, and i take 3 points at Vampirism because it gives me life-steal.
Tier 5 // i take one point at Sunder because it gives me armor penetration, so it even more easiere to kill tanks.
Tier 6 // i take one point at Executioner because it increases my damage, when enemies are below 40% health.
Doran's Blade is a great item for Xin Zhao. It gives you damage, health, and lifesteal, which is a great starter item for Xin Zhao.
Boots of Speed is also a great starter item. It gives you the movement you need. It almost impossible for enemies without boots, to escape from you, in early game.
Health Potion gives you health you need. Health Potions is also a great starter item, because you dont have to leave your lane, due to low health.
Berserker's Greavesgives a huge amount of attack speed, that will make you dominate your lane, and make it much easiere to last-hit minions.
The Black Cleaver is cheap, and a very strong item. It gives you attack speed, and damage. It also got a great passive, basically what it does, is, your basic attacks reduce the enemies armor, that is perfect with Challenge because Challenge has same effect.
Phantom Dancer gives you a HUGE amount of attack speed, and movement speed. This item is just awesome!
The Bloodthirster is a very good item. And with your phantom dancer its just incredible. It gives you damage, and lifesteal.
Infinity Edge gives you a really really high amount of damage. And your crit will damage 250% instead of 200%.
Other Great Items
Frozen Mallet is also a great item for Xin Zhao. It also have a great passive, what the passive does, is that your basic attacks slows the enemy, and + Audacious Charge = almost unmoveable :D
Tiamat is a great item, because it makes your basic attacks splash, and deal damage.
Maw of Malmortius is a great item, when playing against an fed AP caster.
Trinity Force is basically a all-in-1 item. It gives a bit of everything.
i always pick Flash because, when i want to engage (gang) i can just flash through the wall, and Flash is perfect for survival ;)
This is the combination i use for Xin Zhao ^^
"E" is perfect for starting fight.
"Q" your Q ability, is very good, when you are IN a fight, because when its activated, you third hit, will knock your enemy, in the air, so they cant do **** ^^
"W" is also perfect when you are fighting 1v1, or even a team fight, because when its activated, ever hit, will desincrease your cooldown, on your spells, with 1 second, each hit ;)
"R" is usefull, when you are in the middle of a teamfight, every one that is very near you, will be damaged.
In-depth info, about Xin Zhao's abilities
Knocks enemy up in the air
// 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.
Xin Zhao passively heals himself for the third basic attack.
// Active: Xin Zhao unleashes a battle cry, granting him attack speed for 5 seconds.
Xin Zhao rushes to his enemy
// Xin Zhao charges an enemy, dealing magic damage and slowing them and all other enemies in the area for 2 seconds.
Sweep's his spear, and damage all nearby enemy's
// Xin Zhao executes a fierce spear sweep on targets around him, dealing a base amount + 15% of their current health in physical damage. His armor and magic resistance are boosted for 6 seconds by a bonus per enemy champion hit. In addition, this ability knocks back enemies that are not challenged (passive).
Tips & Tricks
+ Three Talon Strike is effective against turrets.
+ Xin Zhao is immune to all disables when Audacious Charge is cast.
+ Audacious Charge will damage Morganas Black Shield
+ Crescent Sweep is good when you want to escape a fight.
// Well. This was it. Hope you liked this build, if you did, hit that green vote button ;)
// Thanks for the help jhoijhoi! It really helped me out!
Credits to jhoijhoi for the template, which you can find here.