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.
UPDATE: Jungling now starts at level 1.
Alright, hey guys, I'm DaPhinoXX, and this is my first build.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.