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League of Legends Build Guide Author iFatAlbert

Xin Zhao - NOMG!

iFatAlbert Last updated on March 27, 2011
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Ability Sequence

2
9
14
17
18
Ability Key Q
3
4
7
10
13
Ability Key W
1
5
8
12
15
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
4/
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 9

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

Utility: 0


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Introduction!

So hey, This is only my third build so bare with me and don't go jumping right in with a thumbs down.
In this build I'm aiming to have you killing enemies in seconds (Like me ^^) by the end. Xin Zhao is an awsome champion which i think people play wrong all the time.. Whenever i see him on the field he's always been played as just pure attack speed. In my opinion you dont need an over excessive use of attack speed items due to his passive being AWSOMMMEEEE!. If you just follow my skill sequence there will be no need for alot of AS items!


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Runes!

Runes are not a big part of my LoL expirience. Even though I am level 30 I believe they are just a waste of IP thus I do not buy them.. Since Mobafire insists I put them in my build I have just chose random ones.. Dont't take notice of them if you do not use runes like me.

But if you do use runes then try the ones I picked out? Or maybe try and create your own rune build for this guide? Up to you..


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Masteries!

Masteries are just great! It is quite obvious why I have chosen to go with 21/9/0 with Xin, he's a melee dps champion who has mild survivability, thus no need for 21 in defense and A NEED for 21 in attack.

Attack
I have chosen the pretty basics in attack for a dps melee champion, I've just gone for attack speed, some crit dam, armor piercing and also attack damage.
Defense
The 9 I put in defense is actually really useful, You wouldn't think that with only 9 masteries in use, but actually I use this method on all dps melee champions. If you've notices I have put 4 in evasion then 1 in nimbleness! This is quite helpful when getting stuck in because you dodge alot for one keeping some damage off, and after you dodge you SPEED up! Haha its great! .. So when your trying to get away with low health and you dodge all of a sudden.. Bam your out of there! Unless you get Exhausted :( Then you must cry =[


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Items!

Items are pretty simple on Xin! Like I said earlier on in this guide, you DON'T want to be buying too many attack speed items since his passive makes up for that. So what I have done is gone for some, notice I only say some, attack speed.. And ALOT of attack damage!

The Attack damage held in the items I have picked is really devistating mixed with a maxed out "Three Talon Strike" .. There health just disintergrates!

Boots!
Obviously I've gone for the simple attack speed boots that go well with any dps champion.. This one is self explanitory.

Phantom Dancer!
This item here is mainly for the extra attack speed, but also the movement and crit damage helps you out quite a bit! All in all its a great item for a dps champion also!

The Bloodthirster
This item right here is my favourite out of all the items. It is just pure epicness.. It has MASSIVE attack damage which is highly benificial.. It has fairly high life steal which is used in sync with Xins passive very well giving you quite alot of survivability. The stacking effect of the bloodthirster I don't really notice but I'm sure it is helping!

Last Whisperer
I love this item for dps melee champions, ever since they changed it from attack speed to attack damage I've been using it quite alot.. The attack damage is fairly high helping out alot and along with that you get 40% Armor Penitration.. Meaning instead of hitting considerably lower on enemy champions than your attack damage implies you hit more or less the figure of your attack damage! Which is HIGH! BAM BAM BAM dead.. ;P

The Black Cleaver
Again just another great attack damage item along with the bloodthirster.. And again ever since they changed it to attack speed and attack damage (Before it was just attack damage) it has been an uber item.. It also hacks away the enemys armor meaning you get the same outcome as the Last Whisperer.

Infinity Edge
If you get to this item (Most probally won't on a 3v3 since you would have won buy now) it is just a beast of a item. Attack Damage and Critical damage .. And ALOT of it, its the perfect item to peak off the perfect recipe for devistation!


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Summoner Spells!

SIMPLE MELEE DPS CHAMPION SUMMONER SPELLS! .. That is all.


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Skill Sequence!

I think I explained this earlier on in the guide, You wana max out your passive rather quickly due to it helping you out alot.. It gives you alot of attack speed, and when activated it gives you a really nifty cooldown on all your skills.


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Summary!

Im Rather new to making builds. Don't hate on it please. If you don't like it just leave some constructive critisism please! It will help me alot!

And I hope this helped YOU alot!

Until next time. Peace