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League of Legends Build Guide Author Brahose

Xin Zhao - Three Talon Salad Tosser

Brahose Last updated on July 17, 2010
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Havoc
 
 

Offense: 23

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

Defense: 3

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

Utility: 4


Xin Zhao - Three Talon Salad Tosser



Before we start, I want to say that the Xin Zhao builds currently on mobafire are pretty weak. I enjoy playing this build because, although you are fairly squishy, you can pretty much take on any opponent 1v1. You will find yourself slicing down enemies very quickly. Don't get cocky and try to take on an entire team by yourself, Xin is not that OP.

Dictionary:

TTS = Three Talon Strike
BC = Battle Cry
AC = Audacious Charge
CS = Crescent Sweep
FB = First blood
AD = Attack Damage

Pros:
-Huge Damage Dealer
-Easy to get FB
-Annoying as hell
-Great champ killer
-Quick to Level up
-Easy to "master"

Cons:
-Squishy

Summoner spells:

What you SHOULD have:

Exhaust - Great for slowing down enemies as you chase them. I would Suggest this or Ghost as a MUST.

Ghost - I love Ghost more than Exhaust because you can both escape enemies, chase enemies, and quickly return to a lane.

Ignite - 50% healing reduce, DOT up to 500hp, great for getting that last bit of HP out of your prey.

Teleport - Great for quickly returning to a lane and not loosing out on precious XP.

What you May want to use:

Clarity - I find myself running out of mana early game. I don't have this problem mid to late game though. I think it would not be beneficial after you level up a bit.

Cleanse - Good if you are against a bunch of stun/slow enemies.

Just don't even think about getting these skills:

Rally

Clairvoyance

Heal - You have built in lifesteal and item lifesteal. You should not need this.

Revive - Hahaha

Smite - Hahahahahahaha

Fortify

Flash - You already have a flash ability...

Early game:
Buy a Vampiric Scepter and head to your lane. I usually get TTS or BC first, it is up to you. TTS is great for an early game FB. You get additional damage plus a stun after the third hit. You can easily take most enemies down to half health with this combo. I then get AC so that I can pounce and slow my enemies. My usual Combo goes ACthen TTS. If I think I will need the extra attack speed, then I pop BC right after pouncing the enemy. This will also reduce your cooldowns so that you can cut the enemy down with a quick repetition of TTS.

If for some reason you are being harassed, sit back and try to pick up a few creep hits here and there to restore your health. This is usually a bit easier near the safety of your turret.

Even when low in health, it is usually not necessary to port back to base, your built in LifeSteal can restore your health very quickly.

Mid game:
By this time you should have your malady and berserk boots. Your attack speed should be insane, and people should be fearing you greatly. Let the ganking begin!

Try to pick off enemies which may be straggling from the group. Your AC pounce usually scares the **** out of enemies and they start to flee. If they stay and fight, pop your TTS, BC, and finish them off with a CS. Assuming you are not playing against a blinder, you should be healing yourself substantially as your slice them down to a nub.

The next item, and a crucial one, is the Black Cleaver.

Late game:
Start building your Trinity Force. I usually start with the Phage.

At this point you should be fairly fat, and enemies will start retreating in your presence. I usually like to hide in bushes, or around corners not to scare off a team fight. Xin Zhao is can be a huge asset in a team fight. Do not initiate the fight, but quickly pop into the middle of the carnage with AC, and then take out the team's knee caps with your CS ult. Hopefully, after popping Battle Cry, your CS cooldown will be ready to finish off the enemies which were lucky enough to flee from the blood bath.


Some quick notes:
If you team sucks, don't cry like a **** or blame your team for everything. Nobody wants to hear you whine. There will always be noobs, so get used to it.

Xin can easily be the carry that takes the ****py team to a victory. I have carried my team many times with this build.

Step it up
- Pick off the cocky enemies. If you have been doing well, you should be able to easily cut down any enemy 1v1.

Champ types you want to lane with:
Any type of stunner or slower. You can jump on a stunned enemy and stun them with your TTS. This stun lock can be an easy FB.

Champs you want to lane against:

Low HP units (obviously).
Xin Zhao - If played well, he can be difficult to lane with.

Champs you do not want to lane against:
Stunners, blinders, Harrassers. It can be hard to regain your HP when you can't even get close to a creep for fear of getting hit again.


Tips for NOOBS:
1. Call missing (mia).
2. Listen to MIA calls
3. Do not (DO NOT) tower dive. The only exception is if they have 1 or two hits left and you have full health. I would suggest, you don't do this unless you have ghost ready either.
4. Don't be dumb. Don't jump into a group of enemies unless you are positive you can take them all (I.E. they all have low health). Even then, you could easily get stunned and chopped down to bits before you can even finish off your TTS.
5. If there are multiple enemies MIA, don't go solo a lane. Try jungling or staying near a tower. You could also go defend or group up with your teamates.
6. Keep an eye on the jungle - continue to get the red/blue orbs for an added advantage.