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Skarner Build Guide by metalhydra273

Jungle Grandmaster Skarner Guide for Season 11, My Way

Jungle Grandmaster Skarner Guide for Season 11, My Way

Updated on October 18, 2021
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Runes: Gotta go fast

Domination
Predator
Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection
Relentless Hunter

Sorcery
Nimbus Cloak
Celerity
Bonus:

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)

Spells:

1 2
Flash
LoL Summoner Spell: Chilling Smite

Chilling Smite

LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

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Win 53%
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Win 53%
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Even when not meta, Olaf is the hardest counter to Skarner directly by far. His ult and the threat of it mitigats anything you have to offer and he stomps you 1v1. If you face him hope you have a team that can deal with him as he falls off late. If you manage to wait out his ult or if he wastes it, he should have a hard time if you pick him off with your own ult, but you're usually better off just searching for other targets unless it's a prime situation and you know it's down. Watch out for possible invades throughout the game, and try to keep him from getting the early need he wants to 1v9 the game.
Notes
New from jungle buffs: Look at her kit. She might even be a harder counter than Olaf since she doesn't need an ult to completely invalidate you if she plays her cards right. She has 2 types of snares to force you away or lock you down, and then black shield is black shield. Her clear speed has been buffed immensely to make her a viable jungler, giving her an advantage in momentum, and as a matchup rating she very well may be up there with Olaf. Nevertheless she has her issues, namely facetank dueling. If you can get around her abilities and wait out/break her black shield, she's a sitting duck and you should be able to get her killed easily, unlike Olaf who isn't scared of you outside of ult. She has counterplay so utilize it well, or you're going to have a bad time. Permaban if she's meta, if she's not meta she probably won't be showing up much.
Build Disclaimer (Isn't chemtank just better?)
Just in case this returns to the meta at some point, but regardless Sylas is an absolute pain. If your ult doesn't get him killed, expect him to recover about half the health he lost from it immediately. Sylas players are delighted to play against Skarner no matter if he's lane or jungle. He's a problem. Pick him off before he uses your ult on one of your teammates. His kit synergizes way better with it and he can gapclose and kidnap without even needing flash (though he can also utilize the flash ult combo). If you kill him off early you'll save you and your team a lot of headache because he can heal off most of the damage you'd be able to do yourself.
Jarvan can often feel unkillable at times and you can do little to stop him from doing what he wants in fights. If he's too tanky to deal with, ignore him. Otherwise a front to back may be your best option. Look to stay in the game and help your team survive his engage.
Blue Kayn isn't a big deal since if he can't 1 shot you you get him killed very quickly. Rhaast however is an issue. That champion heals way too much for you to deal with as well as adding hard cc to the mix. Ideally you can kill him with your ult, but in many cases, he survives and ults to get back into the fight. Win while you have advantage in the early game, where Kayn is weakest, otherwise you'll likely have to play for your team.
Fiddle's rework has changed the tide of this matchup thanks to all of the additional cc which he can use to make you irrelevant in fights. Get around it though and he's a sitting duck. I recommend considering a qss to protect your team from his ults or punish him while he tries to get away with his fear. Make sure you know where he is if you plan to engage with your ult, since you're engage is very linear and he can easily bait and counter it.
Trundle is much like Olaf in all ways other than the fact that you can cc him. Try not to face him alone and plan an escape route if you attempt to fight him, as you can get away if you can get around his pillar. In fights, it could be best to get rid of him as he can be an annoying front liner, but is very vulnerable to your cc.
Vi can be tricky to lock down before she hits you first, and in many cases you'll get chunked hard if she does. Try to outpace her around the map as if she falls behind all she can offer is engage, which if you can survive she'll be in trouble.
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