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League of Legends Build Guide Author Valientee

AP Skarner Mid - "You'll never escape"

Valientee Last updated on February 27, 2012
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Ability Sequence

2
8
10
12
14
Ability Key Q
4
13
15
17
18
Ability Key W
1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
4/
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 9


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Introduction

Hello guys , this is my first Mobafire build. Also i wanted it to be some different from others. I will show you the AP Skarner at mid lane. It may look interesting but believe me its awesome. I will explain why did i chose AP Skarner instead of AD one.


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Pros / Cons

Pros ;
- Very fun to play
- Huge heal value from E
- High chasing abilities with Q (Also Damaging)
- Awesome damage output with your spells
- Ultimate brings victory sometimes

Cons ;
- Mana problems early game
- Farming problems at early (Rarely)


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Masteries

Masteries are classical for mages. But i gave 4 points at the Swiftness because you must be as fast as you can with Skarner.


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Items

First of all , always start with a Doran's Ring. Because you wont be able to farm that easy , you have to use your spells. Doran's will give you a little Mana Regen. But if you have a Karthus , Cassiopeia , Brand etc. you must start with boots. Because you must escape their skillshots or you will get raped in early.

Remember , Lich Bane is your core item. You will always be pressing Q while attacking. And this will activate the Lich Bane every 2 seconds. So useful for AP Skarner. Also Rylai is a beast item for Skarner. Try to build this 2 items fast.


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Summoner Spells

Flash is the best summoner spell for Skarner. You will always want to Flash + Ult everytime. And in teamfights , flash will help you out to reach the carries and ult them to your team.

Also "Ghost" maybe a quite useful spell for Skarner. With your W and Ghost , you can ult anyone whereever you want to.


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Teamwork & Skills

*At teamfights always take an eye to carries. At the right time you gotta ult one of them to a easy kill.
*Go between attacks everytime , this is not a skill-spammer champion. With a Lich Bane , if you go normal attacks between your spells , that will be really helpful.
*At early farming at mid. If youre taking harass from enemy , use your E spell to mage creeps and use a Q to get them all and some heal value.
*Flash + Ult will be your combination most times. (Practice it)
*Try to using your Ultimate with spell cast system (Shift + R)
*If there is an enemy behind his creeps , Use one Q to creeps , then with W reach the enemy and use one more Q to slow him.


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Summary

Thanks for reading this guide. Actually this is my first ever guide on MobaFire. Hope you liked it. Good luck.