Xin Zhao Build Guide by kamarazi
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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.
This build is designed for early game laning and from mid game a great jungler, as a end result in late game this build will dommintate the battlefeild able to last many ambushes.
This Xin build is used as a preferance for 5v5 and can easily take on a solo top depending on the champions present allowing your team jungler to get around without having to stop and gank your lane.
The runes that have chosen are made for a great game start able to last very well at the start of game allowing yourself to be fed and finish your build by lvl 16.
these runes can be varied with mroe attack damage runes or more runes of attack speed just to give yourself something that you are more comforatable with using.
The masteries that I have given are the basic format for attack damage champions. these masteries work with the runes giving a good increase for your low level fights so you are able to buy those many items to rake up your many kills to come in the late game.
I like to use Heal and ignite but lately i have been trying out other combination with heal. many call healers noob but im sure they will loose the fight if you can pop that out prenting death on your side as i dont like to die and neither should you. with ignite becareful on when you use it. i see many use it to start a fight but there is no point with Xin as you can jump into the battle with you audacious charge, but ou can use it if they get out of your range and they are low on health. ignite deals true damage so it is great to get you that early game extra kill or so letting you get your next item.
I have made my item build like this as i get alot of attack damage and attack speed at the end. not many people get two of the same item but with the two bloodthirsters it makes Xin Zhao hard to kill with his 50 percent of lifesteal when both are maxed out.
his build can start off with either boots or a dorans blade giving that extra lifesteal and damage for the start of your game but at level 2 put a skill point into battle cry rather than three talon strike to replace that attack speed. when able to get beserker greaves as soon as possible following up with vampiric scepter, dagger and then buying a bf sword to finish off your bloodthirster. if you are not able to survive well enough early game you may have to wait with your bloodthirster untill later game and get wriglers lantern.
It is best to get audacious charge at level 1 for great early game harrasment and following up with battlecry so you get a free 15% bonus attackspeed without having to spend your gold and letting the enemy team push your lane. if the enemy that you are laning with are scared and running back it is best to get three talon strike at level 3 rather than adding another point into audacious charge as you can know stop them from running away as fast letting you pick up first blood or just another kill.
How to fight with Xin
To start a fight it is best to jump in with audacious charge just to give you that boost of distance. as you enter the fight quickly use battle cry and three talon strike so you can start attacking them with basics and give you team support, it is best to aim their ad carry with your three talon strike then after the toss up has occur use Xin ultimate, cresent sweep, just to interrupt and casting.
all of these item bonuses and buffs you should be able to rule the 5 v 5 battle feild taking on all champions and getting you that pentakill. Xin Zhao works best with a ranged dps epscailly ashe with her frost shot allowing you to get in and throw them with three talon trike. This build can be easily changed to best fit your match, but make sure you are able initate team fights and get in throw them up and being complete destruction. But make sure to shout 'DEMACIA' before you enter a battle just to add to that mood of League of ledgends.