Build Guide by DaPhinoXX

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League of Legends Build Guide Author DaPhinoXX

Xin Zhao: The Jungling DPS

DaPhinoXX Last updated on August 15, 2010
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Build 1 (Cheat Sheet)

Champion Build: Xin Zhao

Health 3039
Health Regen 19.6
Mana 771
Mana Regen 14.7
Armor 135.8
Magic Resist 52.5
Dodge 0
Tenacity 0
Movement Speed 415
Gold Bonus 0
Attack Damage 234.7
Attack Speed 83.949
Crit Chance 40%S
Crit Damage 0%
Ability Power 0
Life Steal 22%
Spell Vamp 0
Armor Penetration 11.52
Magic Penetration 0
Cooldown Reduction 27.47%


Recommended Runes



Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
4/
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4/
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 9

UPDATE: Jungling now starts at level 1.

Alright, hey guys, I'm DaPhinoXX, and this is my first build.

The Rundown


This build is how I think Xin Zhao should be played. He is a jungler, and don't let anyone tell you different. He has no harassing move, besides one that puts him right into the fray. Also, his passive makes jungling a breeze. So unless you have an extremely good harasser like Janna as your lane partner, jungling is a must for Xin.

The Runes


I chose these runes because of the easy jungling phase with the armor seals, even more ability spamming with CDR glyphs, more early game damage with armor pen marks, and awesome survivability with flat health quintessences.

Masteries


The defense masteries makes it easier to get into a fight, and stay in the fight. Having 4% reduced damage sounds pretty tasty to me. The utility tree gives me longer buffs and more experience, which means faster leveling in the jungle.

Skilling


Three Talon Strike makes Golem easy pray, then Battle Cry for the ASPD. When you feel like to want to gank, grab Charge and go for it.

Summoner Spells


Smite is required while jungling with Xin, it gives you faster leveling time and faster times through the jungle. I take Flash since it is the most versatile summoner spell: Escaping, Ganking, and even faster getting around the map (sarcasm).

The Build


Start out withand. Go to the Golem and jungle from there. When you get around 1050 gold, head back to base and buyand. Continue the jungle, gank, push pattern.

On your second trip back, you should upgrade your boots and get a

I get Zeal for the AS and Movement Speed; the Bloodthirster for the large boost in damage; the Bloodrazor for it's awesome passive, and because Madred's Razors are pretty useless this late in the game; Frozen Mallet for survivability; and Phantom Dancer to round off the build.


Conclusion


Remember, while laning play passively since you can't really harass, and gank as much as possible when jungling. Also, if you feel like you need it, pick up a Phage early game to really get easy kills. Xin can also be built as tank, so always remember that. And last but not least, never go solo mid. Ever.


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