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Skarner Build Guide by Corvux

Jungle Skarner JG S9

Jungle Skarner JG S9

Updated on January 13, 2019
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Runes:

Inspiration
Glacial Augment
Magical Footwear
Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight

Sorcery
Nimbus Cloak
Gathering Storm
Bonus:

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-140 HP (lvls 1-18)

Spells:

LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Smite

Smite

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Champion Build Guide

Skarner JG S9

By Corvux
Introduction
Welcome to the jungle! I am Corvux from LAN and I have found Skarner a very versatile champion. Is exellent for ganks, invading and jungle control thanks to his pasive. Now let's make use of his full potential and create a snowballing effect with this full AP bruiser version that I have for you. Remember: if you want to survive in the jungle you have to adapt yourself.
Pros

Top 4 Skarner Pros:



PROS:

1. Excellent movement speed.
2. Powerful ganks thanks to slow and stun effects.
3. A lot of sustain.
4. Fast jungle clearing since early game.
Summoner Spells
Mandatory if you are the jungler. Why the Chilling Smite?
Well, with Skarner full CC like Fracture and Impale we will create a non escape option snowballing effect.
This is the most useful spell. For better positioning in teamfights, good ganks by dodging something, for escaping and nice tricks.
Ability Sequence
Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
> > > OK, let's start with the basics, the first 3 levels, we need Fracture to clean the jungle. Then Crystalline Exoskeleton to have some sustain and a better mobility on the map. And at last but not least Crystal Slash to get some AoE and extra dmg.
Here we want we max out Fracture to get a snowballing effect by increasing AP dmg and a better CC on ganks when we slow and stun targets. beautiful!
Then we max Crystalline Exoskeleton to increase Skarner mobility and his shield for more sustain. And finally we max Crystal Slash.
Of course, don't forget to raise Impale everytime you can!
As a result...
An unbreakable crystal Skarner!
Jungle Path
1. Start with Fracture and go to the Red Buff camp to get sustain, but don't use your Smite, safe it if you need to fight for the Rift Scuttler later. You don't need to star with the blue buff thanks to your pasive Crystal Spires that help you to regenerate your mana very fast.

2. At lvl 2 raise Crystalline Exoskeleton and then run to the Crimson Raptor camp.

3. Now head to the Rift Scuttler and use your Smite on it. You should be full of heal now again, so look for potential close line ganks. Remember: It's not about the kill, it's about to create an opportunity for your liners to get a good chance of a better farming. If the enemy use Flash and/or have to go back it's perfect! Note: Remember to use Fracture first to slow the target and then stun them with a basic atack to avoid any posible escape chance.

4. At lvl 3 raise Crystal Slash then go to the other Rift Scuttler to get some vision and heal, also try to reach lvl 4 by getting Greater Murk Wolf camp, Blue Buff and Gromp . Note: when you co to Gromp shot him with your Fracture from inside of your Crystal Zone so you can get the bonus of Skarner passive Crystal Spires and wait for him to come.

5. Now you should have $1335 in your pocket and lvl 4. Look for a potential gank if you want and go back after that or go back immediately to buy your first back items!
Items
When we talk about items I try to keep it simple, so I look for the most versatile items that have more synergy with this Skarner build, abilities and rune path that I create for him aswell, instead of give a lot of options that makes you crazy.

Note: It is very important for you to read the "Jungle Path" because this is a noncommon item build that is linked to it. But the most important thing, start with the red buff to get sustain.
Now, let's start with this!

- Why we don't use Trinity Force on this build?

Trinity Force it's a very good and balance item, but for this build is not worthy for 2 big reasons:
1. Too expensive: We can get Stalker's Blade - Runic Echoes, Kindlegem and Hunter's Potion for less than that and still save $58. It means that we build, more damage, health, sustain, same CDR and mana, and same movement speed do to Slightly Magical Boots passive, in less time. Beautiul!
2. Trinity Force don't raise AP: And AP dmg have more synergy with all of Skarner abilities: The Crystal Slash can do +20% base on you AP. Your Crystalline Exoskeleton shield will increase 80% more base on your AP. Fracture will do 40% more dmg base on your AP. And Impale +50% more dmg base on your AP.
NOTE: All this AP damage + Sorcerer's Shoes it is a lot of extra dmg for sure, trust me.

- Why Stalker's Blade - Runic Echoes instead of Stalker's Blade - Warrior?

Simple, this is a "full AP bruise" version for Skarner.

- Why Hunter's Talisman instead of Hunter's Machete?

We need mana sustain as long as you are in the jungle and this have a lot of synergy with Skarner passive Crystal Spires.
NOTE: Make sure capture your Crystal Spires all the time and ask for help to your teammates aswell.
Runes

INSPIRATION

GLACIAL AUGMENT: Skarner have a lot of slow and stun effects with his abilities. Now with Glacial Augment your basic attacks will slow champions too for 2 secs. this will take Skarner full potencial on every gank and team fight. There is no escape now...
MAGICAL FOOTWEAR: Save some money and get +10 of extra movement speed. They will not have time to escape from you.
NOTE: With the money you will save buy the Amplifying Tome in your first back.
BISCUIT DELIVERY: The synegy that have this rune with Skarner is incredible. You will have a lot of sustain and increase your mana permanently. this will help you several times to gank lines without being worry about run out of mana easily.
COSMIC INSIGHT: Skarner abilities restore in no time since early game. The enemy will be like "What? but he just use that ability a moment ago!"

SORCERY

NIMBUS CLOAK: A perfect synergy with Skarner Impale. When you use Impale, you will get +100 movement speed and you can pase through units also for 2.5 sec. It means you can pull champions out of their own turrets in no time without being worry about the minions on the way.
NOTE: Use your Crystalline Exoskeleton to get your shield and raise your movement speed even more before you get into the turret.
GATHERING STORM: Remember, this is a full AP brusier version of Skarner, so with this we will get the snowballing effect to increase your AP. And now you can start buying items like Kindlegem to increase your health and CDR.
Summary
Ok guys and ladies! Hope you had enjoy this Skarner build as much as I enjoy by playing it.
I will be updating this guide anytime if I find something useful, any helpful feedback is greatly appreciated!
This was Corvux. Follow the rabbit...
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