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League of Legends Build Guide Author Halwadar

Kha'Zix - Boss Mantis

Halwadar Last updated on January 5, 2013
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
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.



Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 9


Utility: 0

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Hey Guys!

In this guide I will show you how to play Kha'Zix the right way. He's a pretty good jungler because of his healing by using Void Spike. His ganks are pretty good, too, because of his slow and Leap as gap closer. You can also play him on top lane, he can be very dominant with his quiet good range on basic attacks by evolving Taste Their Fear. So, just follow this guide and become legendary ;)

Videos will follow soon.

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Pros / Cons


  • Nice burst damage
  • will become pretty tanky in lategame
  • very good ganking potential

  • squishy in early game
  • his strength depends on items

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Summoner Spells

I take Smite and Exhaust if playing in jungle. You need Smite for killing the buffs and Exhaust can really secure some kills when ganking. Instead of Exhaust, you could take Flash, but it is only useful for YOU, Exhaust will help your whole team to attack the target. When playing on solo top I take Ignite instead of Smite, just for taking up kills.

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Items (Jungle)

Now, let´s talk about your item build.

You start with Boots of Speed and 3x Health Potion. You could also start with a Cloth Armor, but this is not necessary. Boots really increase your ganking potential and your jungling speed, so, if you have got the right runes, open with Boots of Speed.

Madred's Razor will be your next item, just for some Armor and the nice passive.
Heart of Gold will give you some useful extra gold and you can build it into a Randuin's Omen.

Now finish your Wriggle's Lantern and use it's ward for enemy buffs or for the lanes. After buying your Mercury's Treads, you start building your first big item, the Trinity Force. TF is a very nice item on Kha'Zix because it really gives you ALL you need.

After doing so you can start building your Guardian Angel for some defense. Now your Maw of Malmortius will give you some really useful magic resist and some better damage output.

The next step will be building your Heart of Gold into a Randuin's Omen. The last step to your full itembuild will be to buy a The Bloodthirster for some better damage output and good sustain.

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Items (Top)

The items you need to buy on solo top are a little bit different to them you buy if playing in jungle. You start with Boots of Speed and three health potions because of the same reason like in jungle.

Try to get your Heart of Gold as fast as you can for earning much extra gold.

Building your boots into Ninja Tabi will give you some armor against the enemy top laner. Most of them are AD, if not, better buy Mercury's Treads.

Now you should build a Frozen Mallet, that will give you some useful health and in combination with an Atma's Impaler which you will build after your mallet, your damage output will be quiet good.

Right now, building a Maw of Malmortius will give you some magic resist additional to your armor. It will also give you the good burst damage you need. Finishing you item build by building the Heart of Gold into a Randuin's Omen will be a good choice.

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Skill Sequence

In this part i will explain the skill order.

Starting with Taste Their Fear

  • low cooldown but nice damage
  • able to kill blue buff fast/ncie harassment in combination with Unseen Threat

Maxing Void Spike first when jungling
  • useful heal
  • nice AoE damage

Maxing Taste Their Fear first when playing on solo top
  • nice burst damage
  • good harassing ability

Maxing Leap last
  • just need it as gap closer, not for dealing damage

Void Assault - Evolutions

Every time you put a skill point on Void Assault, you are allowed to evolve one of the four abilities. Note: You have four abilities, but you can just evolve three times (read about the hunt is on). Every ability can only be evolved once. Your first evoltuion should be Taste Their Fear for more damage output and some better basic attack range. Second, you should evolve Leap, that will really increase the range so that you can easy get away or pick up kills. Your last evolution point should basically go to Void Spike, just for a ranged slow in combination with Unseen Threat. Your chance to hit will also be better, because now Kha'Zix will fire the spikes in a cone. You could also evolve Void Assault if you are not that tanky, because it can be very helpful to pick up kills or to get away.
All in all: if you are tanky, do not evolve Void Assault. If you are very squishy, evolve it instead of void spike.

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In this part, I will tell you how and on which route you have got to jungle.
First, for most of you the following map should be enough to know what to do. Everyone else can read the text below for some detailed information.

After buying Boots of Speed and potions, you should go to the blue buff. Tell your mid to pull and the others to cover (for not being Invaded). At 1:55 the buff will spawn, wait until your mid has pulled it, then you attack it (golem) until it has got around 445 health, now you should use Smite. After this, kill the small lizards, then you go to the wolves' camp, kill them by starting at the small ones. After killing them you will do exactly the same at wraiths and golems (remember: start by killing small ones). So now, your Smite should be off cooldown so that you can easily kill the red buff (remember: wait until you can last hit it by smite). Now you should decide either you gank bot for a kill, or you port back to base for spending your gold. At this point, you should try to always clean the jungle, but don't forget to gank at all lanes, that is the most important thing.

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In this chapter, I will explain how to gank.
If your Void Assault is off cooldown, use it (the target should not have seen you before activating). If Void Assault is on cooldown, just go behind the target, use Taste Their Fear as often as possible and give an autohit on the target for slowing it with Unseen Threat. If the target tries to escape, use Leap as a gap closer and Void Spike for picking up the kill. If you have taken Exhaust and it if off cooldown, put it on the focused champion. When you have salin the target, activate Void Assault again if possible and get out. After that, try to assist your team.

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Playing as Kha'Zix, the right focus in teamfights is very important. As assasin, you need to take out the isolated carries as fast as you can. When a teamfight begins, try to focus on the ad carry. Activate Void Assault, go to the target and kill it by using your abilities the same way like when you are ganking.

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Kha'Zix Champion Lore

A vicious Void predator, Kha'Zix infiltrated Valoran to devour the land's most promising creatures. With each kill he absorbs his prey's strength, evolving to grow more powerful. Kha'Zix hungers most to conquer and consume Rengar, the one beast he considers his equal.

When Kha'Zix crossed over into this world, he was fragile and ravenous. The animals he first encountered were too small to fuel the rapid evolution he craved. Kha'Zix focused his hunger on the most dangerous creatures he could find, risking his life to satisfy his need. With each kill he feasted and changed, becoming a stronger, faster predator. Kha'Zix soon chased his prey with unrestrained aggression, believing he was unstoppable. One day, while savoring a fresh kill, the predator became the prey. From cover a creature pounced in a blur of fangs and steel, tackling him to the ground. It roared in his face slashing and clawing, and Kha'Zix felt his blood spill for the first time. Screeching in fury, he sliced at the brute's eye driving it back. They fought from sunset to sunrise. Finally, near death, they reluctantly separated. As his wounds closed, Kha'Zix burned with anticipation at the idea of devouring one who could match the Void's strength. He resumed his search for powerful prey with renewed vigor. Someday, Kha'Zix will feast on Rengar.

''Kill. Consume. Adapt.''

-- Kha'Zix

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People who helped me!

In this chapter I do list up all the summoners who helped me improving me guide.

Thanks to:

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