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Skarner Build Guide by DeadpoO1337

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League of Legends Build Guide Author DeadpoO1337

DeadpoO1337's Skarner jungler guide(Offtank)

DeadpoO1337 Last updated on August 13, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 8

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 11

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 11

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Hey guys i bought Skarner on the realease day, so, today :p I've been trying him in differents way and i found a awesome way to build him :) as a offtank jungler he is simply the best ! i'll show you how to jungle with him and what to do with him..

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Skarner abilities

Energize (Passive): Basic attacks lower the cooldowns of Skarner's abilities by 1 second against champions and 0.5 seconds against non-champions.

Crystal Slash: Skarner lashes out with his claws, dealing physical damage to all nearby enemies and charging himself with Crystal Energy for several seconds. If he casts Crystal Slash again while empowered by Crystal Energy, he deals bonus magic damage and slows all targets hit.

Crystalline Exoskeleton: Skarner gains a shield and while the shield persists his movement speed and attack speed are both increased.

Fracture: Skarner summons a blast of crystalline energy which deals damage to enemies struck and marks them. Any further damage dealt to marked targets by Skarner will allow him to consume the mark to heal himself.

Impale (Ultimate): Skarner suppresses an enemy champion and deals magic damage to it. During this time, skarner can move freely and will drag his helpless victim around with him. When the effect ends, Skarner's target will be dealt additional damage.

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Pros / Cons

Good jungler, not too fast to do blue and red but u can lvl up to 4/5 and do them
Good ganker, he is good at it
Awesome ultimate, its just so funny and good to your team how u pull the carry of their team :D
Can be a awesome jungler in late game and clear the jungle very fast
Good tank build this way, not the biggest but he is good with some damage

Squishy in early game and easy to kill in the jungle
can't really help all the time your team until late game with slow, but in late game he catches every1 :D

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So my runes are simply:

Greater Mark of Attack Damage- AD for jungle

Greater Seal of Armor- armor for the jungle and to make a little tanky early game

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist- mag.res aswell

Greater Quintessence Of Desolation- Armor pen :D

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My masteries are 8/11/11

I get 8 points for more damage and smite upgrade,11 points defense to be safer in jungle and the other 11 for utility

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Core Itens :

Mercury's Treads, Sheen, Banshee's Veil

After this itens i get slow itens or if i'm more needed to tank for real i go straight for a Sunfire Cape or Randuin's Omen

Optional itens:

Frozen Heart: Good against DPS

Guardian Angel: More survability

Thornmail: Good against DPS 2

Boots of Swiftness: More speed, good to run into the enemy and catch runners.

Aegis of the Legion: Both armor and mag.res and a good passive for the team

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Skill Sequence

My skill sequence was to max Q before but i tried to max W and its way better than max Q to jungle, more def, atack speed to CD and mov.speed to gank.
After that max Q for the slow and more damage, leave E for last(obviously max R when u can)

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Summoner Spells

Smite for the jungle obviously, allways take these, the 2nd spell its at your choice, i usually take Flash since i allways use it but u can use more spells like Ghost.

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Creeping / Jungling

So how do you lvl in jungle ? Here is the answer:

1st:start at golems,if a teammate can pull its even easier, ask to pull, smite the 1st one and Q until he dies
2nd:Wraiths, go to them use a potion and Q/W the Blue and finish the other 3
3rd:Wolves,do the same like u did before, use potion to survive, you should kill them with low hp so be carefull when doing it.

After this go b, get the boots of speed and do the same path 1+ time. recall again and get the Magic.res item. buy more potions if u need(but maybe you will not have enough money). go to blu, Q/W, wait for W to end,E to gain some hp and do the same combo until he dies. Kill the wolves and the golems,go b and then kill the red, you should be lvl 5 at this time so your last step is to kill the wraiths again and you will go lvl 6. Go b and get the mercury. Start building Sheen and kepp junglin. Never forget to gank and ward the map :)

Btw:You will finish this at 9 minutes of the game if done like i said(with no pull at start)

Note:Green dots on the map are the places to put ward :), and one more note hum.. you can start at blue but i start at golems because its more safe :)

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The secret of how to gank T.T

So here i'll explain how to gank with the Scorpion:
Wait for some1 to ask for a gank or see when to gank the enemy..
Hide in the grass, wait for the best moment and GO with W !
When they see you will start running like crazy to avoid you. if they are almost escaping don't be afraid to ulti ! Ulti and push them to your side :D after that just Q/E/W until he dies, Spamm Q the most you can to do the most damage !

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How to play in teamfights !

So here is the interesting part.In these situations the best thing to do is to Ulti the focus enemy so everybody can atack him. Be carefull for stuns and try to do it in the right time ! After that if you are successfully and you have some hp to keep in the fight try to atack the more you can the enemy with your ability's.

Use W to catch the enemy or escape from them !

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Some tips (:

After getting the Slow items it will be when you are a ice champion, everybody will be scared of your ability's ! Auto-Atack equal slow and abilities equal slow too ! Epicness :D So when this happens spam abilities to slow the enemy :)

You may flash to ulti the enemy, after that get him to your team and finish him !

Never ulti to kill steal, never ulti their tank, its useless. :p

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The proof that it works ! :D

Here it goes, my scores from yesterday with This build(constantly updated):



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So i hope you like my guide of how to jungle with the scorpion ! :)

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Hope you like it ! ^^