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Skarner Build Guide by bitpik

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Skarner- Ranked Solotop

By bitpik | Updated on March 30, 2012
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bitpik (52) | May 24, 2012 2:14am
I mainly use the offensive. It gives alot of damage which makes it so much easier to kill people, and then snowball from there.

The defensive tree gives more utility and defense though. I like them both and you should try different stuff out. It really depends on playstyle.

The reason i have 2 builds is because the second was the old un-updated build i created almost a year ago, one week after skarner first came out :P. I kept it there for people who didnt like the new one.
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Shakarez (1) | May 23, 2012 12:45am
Hey Bitpik, Really liked the guide... But you have 2 builds and I don't really get it. Do you use defensive masteries mainly or offensive?
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bitpik (52) | May 19, 2012 5:59am
Dasmanos wrote:

Good guide, but you should really consider AS red because of your passive. It will really help out your dmg output, much more than ARP. But i really like that you choose top skarner over jungle.

+1


I feel like hybrid penetration runes are the strongest to be honest.
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Dasmanos | May 18, 2012 2:49am
Good guide, but you should really consider AS red because of your passive. It will really help out your dmg output, much more than ARP. But i really like that you choose top skarner over jungle.

+1
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bitpik (52) | April 26, 2012 5:39am
Derestous wrote:



You are right for dorans. But do the test. Go a costum and try my runes against a skarner with your runes. No items. At lvl 1 lvl 2 lvl 3 and go on. Also Rod of ages seems a crime for me. Sunfire will give u more dmg than RoA. Better get a banshee, theres your mana, plus that the magical dmg reduction is more important than an item holds you back on damage and sustain. I bet you will answer me:"Fon gives more MR and hp every sec. Thats why u get Hexteck. Cooldown reduction Frozen Heart? Dude read the passive. U get 20% CD reduction with 420 gold Dagger. Skarner is an Ad champion, not ap. Do ur maths, write the down. BTW ad runes are viable for one champion: akali. And lvl +25 ad skarner is unbetable 1vs1. A chanse u will no have at ranked idd.


If this game was only about 1 versus 1 lvl 1 fights, i would have taken AD runes, but full AD runes don't give anything lategame compared to armour, health and magic resist per level runes. You could still go AD runes for marks, no problem. Rod of Ages fits my playstyle and I've had huge success with it so far, but I've given alternatives. Sunfire will NOT give you more damage than Rod of Ages since the damage it gives gets raped by magic resist. It only gives 35 magic damage per second. If the opponent has 100 magic resist (squishy's will have about 100 lategame ) the damage will get lowered by 50%, leaving it at just 17 magic damage per second. I think Banshee's veil is a good item on skarner, I've listed it. It could be stronger than Rod of Ages in many situations, in my opinion stronger than FoN.

Now, Frozen heart is an extremely good item for Skarner because of the Armour(it gives twice as much as sun fire cape). The Attack speed reduction(-20% damage for Autoattack champions such as tryndamere). Alot of mana(Doesn't really change that much, but still helps). An attack speed item DOES lower the cool down of your abilities, but cool down reduction isn't the only reason to why we get Frozen heart in the first place.


"BTW ad runes are viable for one champion: akali. "

How is it viable to have full AD runepage for Akali. They ARE viable on a few champions like Riven or Lee sin, but they too will make better use of Armor seals to negate the damage of both minions and autoattacks.
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Derestous | April 24, 2012 2:18pm
bitpik wrote:



Why would i start with Doran's blade? It gives you no sustain. This build/guide is used for ranked play, health potions is must on Skarner. I like Rod of Ages because of the Mana and Health it gives, I've left other suggestions. Sunfire cape isn't good on Skarner and i would much rather take Frozen heart. Just the fact that you want to start Doran's blade on this champion makes me cringe. Also the runes you suggest aren't viable on any champion in the game.


You are right for dorans. But do the test. Go a costum and try my runes against a skarner with your runes. No items. At lvl 1 lvl 2 lvl 3 and go on. Also Rod of ages seems a crime for me. Sunfire will give u more dmg than RoA. Better get a banshee, theres your mana, plus that the magical dmg reduction is more important than an item holds you back on damage and sustain. I bet you will answer me:"Fon gives more MR and hp every sec. Thats why u get Hexteck. Cooldown reduction Frozen Heart? Dude read the passive. U get 20% CD reduction with 420 gold Dagger. Skarner is an Ad champion, not ap. Do ur maths, write the down. BTW ad runes are viable for one champion: akali. And lvl +25 ad skarner is unbetable 1vs1. A chanse u will no have at ranked idd.
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Elijia | April 22, 2012 10:45pm
Very good Guide, particularly the item build. I tried it on Poppy with a blitzcrank support and the results were an astounding 30/7/15, getting a vamp scepter after trinity force, building an infinity edge, finishing a bloodthirster before returning to the build with a guardian's angel. This build is versatile enough to be used on any Trinity force character!
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L.DawgzP (4) | April 17, 2012 11:47pm
Really feel like playing some skarner now. Good job. Rod of Ages on Skarner? havent seen that before xD
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bitpik (52) | April 14, 2012 2:42pm
Derestous wrote:

Cons: weak early game..

OMG ... 1vs1 level 1 skarner is so fu**ing op.. u must b kidding me... Rod of ages on a champion that mostly benefits from AD and Attk speed... have u even checked the ratios on Q spell? start full ad runes + dorans blade (+25ad) and do 55 dmg every 1,5 second forever on a 1vs1 fight. Even bashee is more beneficial than RoA on skarner... waste of farm. Also with these ap ratios.. want tanky ****? get sunfire.. does more dmg if u know how to orb


Why would i start with Doran's blade? It gives you no sustain. This build/guide is used for ranked play, health potions is must on Skarner. I like Rod of Ages because of the Mana and Health it gives, I've left other suggestions. Sunfire cape isn't good on Skarner and i would much rather take Frozen heart. Just the fact that you want to start Doran's blade on this champion makes me cringe. Also the runes you suggest aren't viable on any champion in the game.
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Derestous | April 14, 2012 8:36am
Cons: weak early game..

OMG ... 1vs1 level 1 skarner is so fu**ing op.. u must b kidding me... Rod of ages on a champion that mostly benefits from AD and Attk speed... have u even checked the ratios on Q spell? start full ad runes + dorans blade (+25ad) and do 55 dmg every 1,5 second forever on a 1vs1 fight. Even bashee is more beneficial than RoA on skarner... waste of farm. Also with these ap ratios.. want tanky ****? get sunfire.. does more dmg if u know how to orb
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bitpik (52) | April 8, 2012 4:54pm
Tarishian wrote:

Very good guide and build. Just used your build and got 16-0-10... I havn't played Skarner in months +1


I hope you now understand that Skarner is a very powerful champion against ******s.
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