Build Guide by devanmist
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Xin Zhao Build
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When playing as Xin, i always try to keep constant lizard and golem buffs on me if possible, they add just a small little advantage. Getting kills is another important part, try to get as many kills as possible early game, dont be too anxious and rush into certain death, but dont be afraid to ks a little bit with your audacious charge.
Exhaust is a great spell to have when playing with any champion, in my opinion. It not only allows you to escape in a tricky situation, but its great for attacking someone and getting the job done very quickly. I play Xin as a sort of assassin. I like to jump in kill the target and get out. When you jump in with your audacious charge, you can quickly hit them with exhaust and follow up with three talon strike, so they have no chance of escaping, and by this time they should be dead already, or close to it depending on the champion you are attacking.
Ignite is another great spell to have, because it works with exhaust to help you kill the target quickly, or finish them off if you cant quite get in that last hit.
Alternative summoner spells
Ghost can be useful in retreating, or avoiding gangks. Since Xin doesnt really have any sort of teleport or any evasion skills, it might be useful to grab ghost before the game to get out of some tight situations.
See "Ghost" ^^
Teleport can be useful if you get stuck with and AFK or are for some reason solo-ing a lane. When you die, or when you go to base you can quickly jump back into the scene and kill your enemies.
When attacking turrets:
When attacking turrets you should always use three talon strike and battle cry. the reasoning, three talon strike makes your next three attacks deal more damage, and battle cry not only increases your attack speed, but also reduces the cool downs of all your other spells with every attack while battle cry is on. Using battle cry helps to lower the cool down of three talon strike, so you can use it again. This way, you can deal as much damage to the turret as possible within the small time frame you have, and still be able to run away from the champions about to attack you.
At some times, this build can be a bit expensive, i try to kill dragon whenever possible to get some bonus xp and money.
-Audacious charge slows down enemies, it is an excellent skill to have when chasing someone, but audacious charge doesnt just slow the target, it slows in an area around the target, so if you are chasing and you just cant quite reach them, try using it on a minion near them, you will catch up to them quite a bit, and slow them a little making it easier to get the kill
-When attacking, jump in with audacious charge, use crescent sweep, hit battle cry and three talon strike, then follow up with your summoner spells, if needed, but only use all of your skills if you are sure you can kill the target. A lot of "hot shot" Xins will pop into battle just to be stunned or taunted right into death.
-Using Audacious charge as a get-a-way trick can be very useful, if you are ahead of your enemy minions on the lane, and need to get away from an attacker, use audacious charge on an enemy minion to help clear some distance between you and your foe.
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