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😈 Smurf Hunter Xin Zhao 😈
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+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order BLUE BUFF START
Threats & Synergies
Champion Build Guide
You're a jungler. You choose smite. I don't like greedy, no-flash builds. Flash is good.
1 - STRIDEBREAKER
Once you complete this item your ganking power will improve dramatically. Use the item active, followed by your E-Q combo and your opponent will likely die under typical circumstances.
I itemize my boots depending on what I am most concerned about. If they have lots of CC, I'll get merc treads. If they have heavy auto attackers, I'll get steelcaps (ninja tabi is still what comes out of my mouth). These two are your main options, anything else will only work if you are ahead.
2 - BLADE OF THE RUINED KING
I like to get this as my second item due to the raw power the item provides for Xin Zhao. A/S, lifesteal, movespeed, its almost the total package.
3 - DEAD MAN'S PLATE
Swap 3/4 depending on your preferences. I prefer to get dead man's 3rd because this is the item that turns you into a kill-hunting monster. Move speed is a very underrated mechanic.
4 - STERAK'S GAGE
This item is really good all-around. It helps you survive burst pretty effectively, and can win you fights with its passive effect.
5 - DEATH'S DANCE
Your last item can be picked to meet the game's needs. I like death's dance due to the 35% (!) physical damage reduction, but NOTE it's only physical so if the enemy team is stacked AP then build Spirit visage or force of nature
BLUE -> GROMP -> WOLVES -> RAPTORS -> RED -> GANK TOP/MID -> SCUTTLE
RED BUFF START
RED -> RAPTORS -> WOLVES -> BLUE -> GROMP -> GANK TOP/MID -> SCUTTLE
obviously if a gank is not opportune, then prepare to contest the scuttle instead. whoever gets the scuttle there first hits level 4 first. whoever hits 4 first has a big advantage for first dragon. these points will determine the early game for you.