Build Guide by visching101
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Xin Zhao Build
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Ok thats a basic set up on how to build and play Xin... As far as runes and summoner spells, that is really up to you. I tend to go with attack damage/speed runes, and use heal and ignite for summoner spells. I hate when people get away so going with ignite is always nice. I use heal cause Xin has no escape. Combine heal with Xins passive life steal and attack speed, and you should be able to stay in fights and still pick off kills.
Now for the items.... Always go for Breserker's and Phntom Dancer first. Since We are not leveling up W fast the extra attack speed is amazing. After that I like to go for the Black cleaver as the damage will help you farm and kill faster, this can also be substituted for Blood Thirster if you feel that you need the life steal. Following that up with the last whisper and its GG. The attack speed you get combined with your W, Will allow you to spam your Xin Zhao combo. Normally one combo is good enough to get the kill but sometimes you need two for those annoying tanks lol. Finally if you are lucky enough to get the Infinity edged it just becomes overkill. At this point you crit like Trynd but have the attack speed of Yi with his ult. If you don't want the crit you can always just get another Black Cleaver.
As far as laning is concerned, you want to lane with someone that will feed you kills (you are a carry.) Most of the time I tend to lane with Champs that can displace the other champs (examples being Singed, Blitz, Alistar) Alistar also haveing a heal makes this lane combo kinda broken since the 2 of you can lave forever without going back. All 3 of the above chaps can pitch Xin kills. If you cant lane with someone like that, then it is best to lane with someone with a hold such as Lux, Morg, Swain. The hold will not only help you get kills, but it will also help you get away when needed... Xin will be a target so its good to lane with someone that can help you survive ganks. It also helps alot if the team understand that Xin is a carry, the more kills you have the better.
Now your basic combo early game is E/Q.
Mid Game is E/W/Q. Once you have your ult you end it with R. Rinse and repeat. Once you have your last whisper you should be able to hit with the dash knock up at least twice in a fight if not more.
Dont play Xin unless you are fully prepared to get **** from just about everyone on the other team. Most of the time you will be called a noob hero and be told to pick a real champ. People will also ***** and call you a right click hero, I don't think they understand you have to left click for the dash ;)
Otherwise enjoy the kills.