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Xin Zhao Build Guide by AdamLukeFlint

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League of Legends Build Guide Author AdamLukeFlint

Xin Zhao Master of the Spear

AdamLukeFlint Last updated on November 15, 2012
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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





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/
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Hi my name is Adam. My favourite champions are AD melee and Support champions such as Tryndamere, Nidalee, Morgana and Soraka. I am not a great League of Legends player, but I believe I can help people learn more about Xin Zhao and the game itself. This a guide on how to play Xin Zhao top lane. Only go top if you are experienced with Xin Zhao contrary to popular belief he is quite a hard champion to play. His lack in champion design needs to made up in player skill. If this is against the Mobafire regulations, please PM me and I will edit accordingly. Feel free to ask any and all questions in the comment section. If you vote I would appreciate it if you leave a comment. Don't feel obligated to read the entire thing and thank you for checking out this guide.


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Runes

I usually use Greater Mark of Strength, and Greater Quintessence of Strength for easily last hitting minions. Also Xin Zhao now scales with AD so they help his damage on both Three Talon Strike and Crescent Sweep. Notice that Challenge is armour REDUCTION therefore armour penetration marks and quintessence are extremely useful too. Picking between AD and ArP is up too you. ArP is useful if you are planning on killing your opponent over farming, while AD is better if you plan on farming more while under a turret. Next up I use Greater Seal of Resilience, and Greater Glyph of Shielding to compensate Xin's squishiness at early to mid game. There are other options if you don't like the ones I chose.


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Pros / Cons

Pros>_______________________________________<Cons

-Good Sustain_____________________________________-Easily CC'd

-Powerful Dash____________________________________-Good Tank but not Great Tank

-Great Knock Up___________________________________-To be effective you need farm/kills

-Bruiser__________________________________________-Hard to master, easy to play

-Good at bursting often___________________________-Targeted by nerfs


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Summary

I hope this guide has help you improve your Xin game play. Please +1 my guide, or +rep me. Post your screen shots in the comment section, I always like seeing people do well with Xin Zhao.