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Skarner Build Guide by Zer0 Signal

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Zer0 Signal

(S4)Skarner The pink hug on the top lane

Zer0 Signal Last updated on January 24, 2014
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Offense: 9

Legendary Guardian

Defense: 14


Utility: 7

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Attention !

This guide DOES NOT learn the game basics. You can have the best build in the world, but this does not mean you will win. This guide is for experienced players.

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Introduction - Offtank Skarner


Welcome summoner. In this guide, you will quickly learn how to become a pink monster(!). Globally, the purpose of this guide is to show you how Skarner is a beast out of the jungle.

With this guide, you will quickly be able to play Skarner on the top lane like a boss, and do big things for your team. I'll try to show you how to build depending on the situation.

If like me, you like the laugh of Skarner, just thumb up this guide ASAP.

Amazing ! Zer0 Signal.
(Don't search for my name, it's a song of my favourite metal band...)

What is an Offtank ?

Overall, your role is : Maintain the pressure on your opponent (usually the weaker), for this you have to poke your opponent. It's why we need ability power but you have to protect your ally too. It's why we need armor and wards.

I hope you will appreciate this guide, i make it for you. Read this guide and Join the Skarner companyZ right now.

Skarner REALLY can increase your win rate, because he is rarely played, and it's not everyone who can counter him, played well.

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Skarner ! Go Skarner ! Go !

Pros :

  • Easy to master
  • Powerful Crowd Control with his ultimate
  • High rate of survivability
  • Funny to play

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Runes please

These runes are made to play safe and allow to do more damage. I love this. With his Crystalline Exoskeleton(W), Skarner is very hard to kill. I will return on this soon.

Mark of Armor
Seal of Armor
Glyph of Magic Resist
Quint of Ability Power

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Masteries 4 ever

Again, we play safe here with a little bit of damage and a lot of defense. Why UTILITY ? Simply, Meditation (Mana) is a must on Skarner, because he needs a lot of Mana. Don't forget to buy a Chalice Of Harmony for this.

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- Early Game -

Against AD, start with a Seeker's Armguard, and continue with a Zhonya's Hourglass.

Against AP, start with a Chalice of Harmony and continue with an Athene's Unholy Grail.

- Mid Game -

After the build up of an Athene's, build Zhonya's. Or after the build up of Zhonya's, build Athene's. Because at this stage, you probably will quit your lane and fight AP+AD.

- Late Game -

Thornmail and Sunfire Cape Usually, at this step, with the Thornmail, the opponents really suffer.