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Xin Zhao Build Guide by SVKGuardian

Top John Xina Zhao (WIP - Work In progress)

Top John Xina Zhao (WIP - Work In progress)

Updated on October 18, 2023
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Runes: Video - Short Trades

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Hail of Blades
Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter

Manaflow Band

+8 ability haste
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


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Default 1v1
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite


Threats & Synergies

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Champion Build Guide

John Xina Zhao (WIP - Work In progress)

By SVKGuardian

Hi guys, my name is Darilin.

I have played League since season 1 (probably).
I always had passion for playing games little differently and trying to think out of the box to suprise and mainly have fun.
That's what my youtube channel is all about.

This time I bring you build from my recent video about AP Xin Zhao.
A lot of things that I am going to say are not going to be 100% correct.
These guides are just my point of view, so take it more as an inspiration than a complete manual to follow.

The Original Video

The Ultra Quick "Guide"


Every 3d Attack - HEAL ╰ (´꒳`) ╯
Restores 6-74 (+65% of ability power) (+0.1 per attack damage) health.


Next 3 Attacks - Refresh Cooldowns, last one - knock up
Xin Zhao's next 3 attacks deal an additional 16 / 25 / 34 / 43 / 52 (+0.4 per attack damage) physical damage and reduces his other ability's cooldowns by 1 second. The third attack also knocks up for 0.75 seconds.


SINK - thrust with your mighty Fork
Xin Zhao slashes, dealing 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 (+0.3 per attack damage) physical damage, then thrusts, 50 / 85 / 120 / 155 / 190 (+ 90% AD) (+ 65% AP). Enemies hit by the thrust are slowed by 50% for 1 seconds. Champions and large monsters hit by the thrust are marked as Challenged for 3 seconds.


Jump In and get milion Attack Speed
Xin Zhao charges an enemy, dealing 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 (+60% of ability power) magic damage to nearby enemies and slowing them by 30% for 0.5 seconds.

Xin Zhao also grants himself 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60% attack speed for 5 seconds. Audacious Charge's range is increased on enemies that are Challenged.


SINK - "everybody out except YOU!"
he last champion Xin Zhao damaged with an attack or Audacious Charge is Challenged for 3 seconds. Xin Zhao unleashes a sweep around him that deals 75 / 175 / 275 (+110% of ability power) (+1.0 per bonus attack damage) plus 15% current health as physical damage and knocks back all non-Challenged enemies. Afterwards, Xin Zhao becomes immune to damage from enemies outside the sweep range for 4 seconds.

Why you should try this build



+ Different
+ Opponents can't counterpick
+ Heals
+ More Heals
+ Eve more Heals
+ Pretty good poke
+ Good all in power
+ Can heal from bad trades
+ *Evil Laug* check this build RAMMUS

- You are going to get flamed
- Doesn't have good form of escape
- Requires getting used to

The Idea For This Build
Why AP Xin Zhao ?
Simply ... because AD is mainstream.

The main Idea are his heals on passive.
They scale pretty massively with AP, and can give you pretty good sustain in lane.
Also all of his other spells except Q scale with AP.
The scalling isnt something super special, but its good enough.
With help of some Abillity haste you can cycle through spells like your friend George cycles through old people.
Combine it all together and you can get annoying sustain machine that negates all the damages he gets.

At least in theory.

This build, as well as lots of my other builds is strong in the sence, that most of the people don't know what role you are playing, so it's really hard to counterpick you. Another thing is that they will have no idea how to play against you nor what to build.

They are going to have problems because they probably never played the matchup. They are never going to expect you going AP, so their Runes and Items should be for armor at first. Technically that is correct, because 3 of your spells still do Physical Damage, even tho two of those scale with AP.

As seen in the video, the main fun is the crazy healing.
It is so satisfying to heal to full health with just few autos after a big trade with just Nashor's Tooth in your arsenal.
Basic Mechanics
The mechanics I know are probably just the top of the iceberg for Xin Zhao mains.
But I hope it will help some of the new Xin Zhao players understand the basics.

Q auto attack reset
Passive Stacks
The most basic combo I use - W->E->AA->Q
The End
Thank you for reading this guide !

I hope that I helped at least some of you to have fun in league of legends. I am pretty new to creating guides, so it probably feels little bit funny reading this one. Also I am pretty small creator on youtube and not the best editor so it probably feels pretty clunky. But that can't stop me from sharing my dumb ideas with you. If there is anything wrong I said or soemthgin you think I could do better don't be afraid to say it. I will gladly work on myself and try to get better. Feedback is really important to me.

On the other hand, if you liked this guide, I already havep layed some funny builds in past, but I will be releasing lot more soon, so stay tuned to my mobafire and/or youtube and I will hope that I can deliver.

If you didn't like the Guide and the Video unfortunately Xi Jinping will be calling soon.

On the other hand, if you even subscribed to my youtube channel, you bet social credits will soon come your way.

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