Xin Zhao Build Guide by Lilarcor
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Hello and welcome to my Xin Zhao Jungling Guide. Xin is one of the first melee champ that I bought. Next to garen actually, and I don't know how to use Xin first because I'm new to LoL that time and I was feeding the enemy sometimes but after weeks of playing, I got to play LoL well.
At first glance, you might noticed it different from other guides because of the rune set that I used. Yes, I used some 3 Flat AP Quints and 5 Flat AP Glyphs. Why use this runes on Xin Zhao? He's an AD Carry is he? Well, yes. He is an AD carry but were talking about jungling here. It depends on how well you can jungle and how fast.
So before you down vote on this guide try it first and not just analyzing it saying "no it's not viable." I know the first who will down vote are those other guiders as I can identify them but I will not mention them because peace is top priority for me.
Okay now let's move to the next section of our guide and discuss some things.
For Runes I'm using this set
Greater Mark of Attack Damage
Greater Seal of Armor
Greater Seal of Scaling Magic Resist
Greater Glyph of Ability Power
Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
Greater Mark of Attack Damagex9 - This set will help you jungle more easily and for early ganks because of the damage it provides.
Greater Seal of Armorx5 - This provides you enough armor to jungle.
Greater Glyph of Ability Powerx5 - This gives you enough AP for your second skill health recovery while jungling.
Greater Seal of Scaling Magic Resistx4 - Since you're putting some AP on your glyphs, this will help you scale your MR late game better.
Greater Quintessence of Ability Powerx3 - These quints will give you enough AP to boost your health recovery while jungling.
This is the set of masteries I'm using when jungling with Xin
First take Three Talon Strike so that Talon will help you in your jungling (nah just kidding =D .) His first skill will help you eliminate the Blue Golem fast then after you have reached level 2, take Battle Cry as this skill will help you stay in jungle without taking too much damage. Then level your Three Talon Strike again for maximum damage to make your jungling easier. At level 4 you MUST take Audacious Charge then go home, buy boots and get ready to gank.
For Items, I suggest you take an Amplifying Tome again to boost your AP in jive with your 2ns skill for maximum health recovery while jungling no Health Potion needed but if you're aren't sure you will survive lol buy 1 if you like.. Then buy Boots of Speed and Sapphire Crystal or Null-Magic Mantle your choice but I recommend you rush Sheen first because of the damage it can provide which is helpful in ganks and jungling.
Then you either have to choose between The Black Cleaver or Madred's Blood Razor
Your next item should be Executioner's Calling - This item can provide you with very high life steal and some Critical Chance.
Yuumou's Ghostblade - it can provide you with decent damage and additional critical chance, armor penetration, CDR and superb attack speed when activated.
Zeal - Provides additional attack speed, critical chance and movement speed boost.
Phage - Gives additional HP, +25 damage, and a chance to slow your opponents when using melee attacks or if you have enough money, why not upgrade it to Trinity Force
Then aim to build your next item which is Guardian Angel which provides you with decent armor and magic resistance and revives you after death every 5 minutes.
Creeping / Jungling
1. BLUE BUFF
3. RED BUFF
4. 2 GOLEMS
and so on..
(OPTIONAL) - you can counter jungle if you like but be aware with his team mate because they might help their jungler
1. Enemies BLUE BUFF (if possible)
2. Enemies WOLVES
When playing with your team, remember to position yourself well because you are an AD carry so enemy champs will focus on you REMEMBER THAT (I know you know that lol .) Anyway, like what Xin Zhao's job, you have to disable and kill their carries and Spell casters behind their tanks.
This is a footage of my Xin Zhao getting quadra kill using my build