Skarner Build Guide by Skarner Main
Rank 1 Skarner World Toplane guide 88% winrateBy Skarner Main | Updated on January 3, 2020
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Runes: This is the runes i have found most succes with Grasp is really good because skarner struggles in the early game and this rune makes him able to trade better in the early game so your opponent cant just run you over in lane
+10% Attack Speed
+8 Magic Resist
Threats & Synergies
a smart Olaf is the biggest counter to Skarner He just have to hold his ult til you pop yours But lucky i dont see alot of top olafs In lane just try to avoid fighting him you outscale him just stand on top of your minions if he throw his axes on you they hit the minions aswell so the wave will most likely push to you And this is really important DONT let him get a freeze on you
Kled is a lane bully and skarner just want to farm and scale to midgame and your cc will brake if hes on his mount and you dont have enough burst dmg to kill him off mount unless you're ahead Just try to avoid fighting with him you outscale him
Gankplank is kinda annyoing because of his oranges that brakes your cc and his barrels that gives him speed when he attacks his barrels He outscale you bigtime but hes beatible if his barrels are down Just rush at him and DONT use your R before he uses his orange (w) And Try Kill the new barrels he will use that will help you stick on top of him because if he hits you with the barrels you just get slowed and he will outrun you and just poke you down You beat him if you get alot of cdr You get a huge powerspike from CDR
I Hate to play against akali Just try not to get hit by every Q auto she will get gunblade and if she runs with fleet she will outsustain you and her clowd is annyoing Avoid trades unless you can all in her and kill her if her clowd is on cd
Darius i dont really have a problem with playing against darius you have to respect him you cant go for long trades with him and if he runs to you just run away if he E,s you just e him and wait til hes w slow falls off and just stun him and walk away and if you get attacked and he gets a bleed on you, you can ult him under turret with the e r combo AND NEVER EVER ULT HIM when hes e is up if you want to get him under turret his e litterly chancel you from walking so you're litterly wasting your ult just bait him to use his e then e ult him under turret
Just rush at him and be on him when he uses his first x2 Qs then back of for the 3th if you get hit by his w just walk side ways Aastrox is not that hard to be honest just dont go for long trades against him if he got conqureor
Its a skill matchup when he es you just back off and then you counter attack him back after hes e is over with your e stun etc then walk out dont let him get free trades on you
Camille can be annyoing since she got this in and out playstyle with her passive makes it hard to counter attack her a tip the moment she uses her e ult her so she cant get away and dont get hit by the true dmg q and peel her away from your carries in the midgame
Garen if he goes for you just e stun him and walk away
dont go for long fights vs fiora if she got conqueror You will lose if she hits you with a w Normaly you e her and Just pretend you are going to auto her so she uses her w then you go in for your auto if you miss your e on her walk the fck away same if she pops ult and try make it hard for her to hit her passive procs
If you go for 45% cdr this guy will have a rough time just e stun him run away repeat if he ults and still got his q up wait abit til his r is about to fall of then just ult him your r will kill him
Gnar jayce quinn is all the same just avoid taking a fck ton of poke if possible dont let him get the w proc
You have to side step her E and dont fight her when she got 5 stack q on and be carefull throwing out your e when shes fighting you she goes behind you its annyoing if you miss your e you will most likely die
He got good sustain from passive And deals good dmg for a tank survive lane and get some items you beat him side step his Q
I dont see alot of shens but respect this guy if he runs grasp he deals a fck ton of dmg get 45% cdr and go for short trades with him
Sion stay away from the bush level 1 when you are in lane sion players normaly stand there to get a cheese on their opponents when you get some items you beat this guy care for his passive and always go sideways when he Q you
free gold just dont ult his clone
Hes blind is annyoing because you cant stun him with e when he q you try get early magic resi boots and alot of cdr you can e ult him under turret E Flash at him if hes near your turret and he have been poking you since he got a posion on you Just E ult him then auto him under turret for stun deepends on your cdr you can E him again
I dont really struggle vs kayle because if you get 45% cdr this bird cant move just try farm and go for some short trades and all in her if you got the chance to kill her
If you get stuck in his cage and he got 4 golems and e you just try kill the cage and run away keep killing his golems and side step hes E,s
This guy will butcher you early game get some armor he got no chance mid game try to get xp if you cant get cs
fight him when he pops w e him and walk away if your close to 20% just ult him
deepends on if hes tank or ap but just try farm i normaly run klepto vs tanks so i get something out from trading with them
Run klepto vs nasus or conqueror and everytime he trying to stack just e him go for 2 autos walk out Get as much klepto as you can If he got conqueror and he pops ult on you just run away dont trade him he will outheal your dmg DO NOT DIE vs nasus solo
If you ever face this Neeko toplane close your window so you dont jump out from it no joke Tips stay away from your own minions so when he roots you it dosent last for 5 years Just survive lane and get the fck out of there and start roaming And dont cry for ganks Shes like the same level as olaf aids to face
you can ult someone and he can lantern you and your opponent who got ulted will fly to thresh with you A sneaky trick i do something with thresh is i pretend to get dced at midlane when your opponent come to try kill you just flash ult on him and thresh lanterns you. If you dont have to flash to get him even better. Tip tell thresh what your plan is before doing that
Karma can be good with utility speeding you up etc Most champs are good with skarner any champ that gives you utlity is good
Not only karthus but any caster with skill shotts Skarner got alot of cc makes it easier for them to land spells and if you ult someone stand still if you can unless you flash in to a 5 man team then just walk in a straight line to your team so the casters having a easier time to hit the guy
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Mid game: in the mid game you want to roam alot try make stuff happend get drake, TP gank bot skarner have alot of cc in his kit and you can set up kills for your team really easy
Late game: Late game you are still strong but the carries on enemy team might have QSS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS check what items your enemy team got before going in for a ult if they got qss or not always ult the guy without qss who is the biggest threat for your team.
Its good skarner can force people to buy QSS or they will get punished
YOU Have to be the one starting fights AND ALWAYS look on minimap where your team is so you dont flash in to 5 players and your adc is bot and always run to your team when you ult someone unless its a amumu/ kennen you dont want him to get a 5 man ult
Just use your brain like is it ok to ult a Darius to my adc?
And another Tip is lets say the infernal is like about to spawn in 30 sec be there before it spawn get your crystal and get some wards and a pink dont be late! you will become a lambo skarner with your crystal and the poor enemy who walk up to check the drake ult him in to your team.
The hard part is that you have to have good macro. You have to know what to do and spam ping your team like guys i got flash ult im going in. Dont just flash ult without pinging so your team dosen't just stand there looking at the bot wave.
Another tip ALWAYS ALWAYS USE YOUR FLASH offensivley dont use it as deffence.
Lets say the drake it about to spawn in 1 min ''infernal'' is it worth to flash ult for someone now or should i wait for it when drag is up. To secure a kill then and we might get infernal aswell sometimes i just choose death over wasting my flash because flash r is such a good tool to have i flash if i got a huge bounty on my head ofc but if im not worth alot i rather save flash. A good flash ult can litterly win you the game in a heartbeat if you flash ult the fed adc/midlaner you put yourself and your team in such a good advantage.
This is a good tip ALWAYS Position yourself so you can hit multiple opponents with your e and just go around punch them for a stun and lower e cd.
In lane Lets say you are last hitting minions and e the minions and it hits your opponent hit a minion first it gives you the crystal passive for a short duration= makes you faster and lowers the cd on your next e then you just rush at your opponent with W and try proc your e on him.
*You mind fck your opponents in champ select since they will always think you are the jungler
*People cant just look up how to counter skarner Top because its kinda unique
*People dont know how to play against skarner
*You force enemy team to buy QSS to not get ulted
*You are tanky and have a GAME changing ult. Deals good dmg for a tank. You are fast and you have Crystal Spires that boost your movment speed and attack speed + giving you mana req and you can control a zone alot easier when you are on your Crystal spires
You got insane cc to set up a good gank for your jungler
* Skarner is really good in most team comps
*You can build kinda versatile if you are behind or your team lacks survive ability you can build support items. You can choose from alot of builds without becoming useless
Cons: You got a weak early game and will get abused by good players.
Hard to get used to playing skarner Top without passive if you are a Skarner
You will litterly get abused alot so if you got weak mental this is not a
champ for you, but in the end you will litterly punch your enemy team in the
Nutts when you become a raidboss.
Another con is that you cant really split push well your biggest
strengh is to be with your team lf plays
You need your teammates to back you up you cant do everything by yourself