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Skarner Build Guide by Rhinoface

Top Skarner Top

Top Skarner Top

Updated on August 7, 2018
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Recommended Items

Runes:

Resolve
Grasp of the Undying
Bone Plating
Conditioning
Overgrowth

Inspiration
Magical Footwear
Approach Velocity

Spells:

LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport

Teleport

Threats & Synergies

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Introduction

My summoner name is Rhinoface, and I'm a relatively new league player. I enjoy exploring terrible builds and finding any degree of success in them.

I stream on twitch under Lenovotorola, sometimes playing my off meta builds, and other times playing more conventional builds.

I main midlane, though top is my secondary role.

Some of my "crowned achievements" are AP Splitpush Rammus Mid, AP Skarner Mid, Bruiser Skarner Top, and Thicc Jhin Top
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Why Skarner Top?

Skarner is a jungler, not even a popular one at that, so why play him top? He's tanky, excels at both short and long trades, has a lot of gank potential (jungler will love you), and can even be considered a lane bully.

Note that your passive will be almost useless the entire game, though the spires can make you some money (the enemy team, too, though). Spires are very seldom useful, but can be for helping your jungler or during late game skirmishes in the jungle.
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Laning

As you'll be running grasp, you'll be looking to proc it as much as possible to gain extra health and deal substantial damage. With Skarner, this is very easy. Shoot an E through minions and hit the enemy champion, W for shield and move speed, auto the champion and Q, and run back behind minion line. This way, your shield prevents you from taking any potential minion damage. Later, the shield can allow for much longer trades without taking damage. The same principle can be applied to tower shots, though be careful with this.

If you have your laner pushed to tower, why not go secure your Rift Herald crystal or help your jungler and roam?

If your laner is stacking armor, rush black cleaver first. Though, do also be aware a large portion of your damage is magic damage. If you're against a bruiser, rush trinity force. Your damage output is significantly upgraded with a sheen or trinity, as Skarner spams Q very very often.
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After Laning

Typically, I splitpush. Q spam with Trinity force shreds towers, and you have decent escape with W / trinity speed and excelling 1v1s; they'll almost always have to send more than one person to stop you.
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Pros/Cons

Fun to play
Unexpected pick
Rarely banned


Passive is useless
Rather Mana hungry early
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