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Skarner Build Guide by SnakeTastic

Support Snakes Skarner Support Guide

By SnakeTastic | Updated on February 6, 2020
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Runes: Safe Scaling

1 2
Resolve
Aftershock
Shield Bash
Conditioning
Overgrowth

Inspiration
Cosmic Insight
Biscuit Delivery
Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)

Spells:

Always
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

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Jungle Role
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Jungle Role
Win 52%
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Snakes Skarner Support Guide

By SnakeTastic
Introduction
Hello my name Is SnakeTastic Im a Casual player and i started playing League about a year ago but i only really started playing alot at around 9.11 and in this guide you will see how to play Skarner
Info Back to Top
This guide is not nearly done i still have to experiment and try stuff with skarner i will keep updating this guide (Side note) im not the best skarner player so it could be that i could be using some items wrong on skarner or something like that)
Why Skarner Support? Back to Top
In my Opionion skarner is a good support he isnt played much so people dont know how to deal with him especially his R, His R and e are probabably one of the best ccs in the game your R literally pulls the enemy and they cant do anything and His E is literally 2 CC in one ability it slows and stuns for quite a bit of time thats enough time for your Adc to finish them And His W gives Him really great mobility and it even gives a shield its good for protecting your adc and Your Q does some good extra Damage
Pros Back to Top
- Is almost only played in jungle so can mess up character selection
- can be a devastating Support if played right
- gets underestimated too much
- is a Unique supporter
- doesnt get played much so people dont know how to deal with him
- can protect the Adc Well because of his W and E
- you can help your whole team with your Passive / your crystals that are in the jungle
Cons Back to Top
- IF people do know how to deal with you youre gonna have a hard time
- cant do much Pre 6
- enemies can use your crystals that are in the map
- teammates could flame you for your pick
- if you fall behind its hard to make a comeback
- kind of dependent on the adc
Early game Back to Top
In The start Skarner is okay he has high cooldowns and doesnt tank so much yet play passive at that stage but still protect your adc and slow/stun them with your E
Mid Game Back to Top
this is the time where skarner shines he is so much better in mid game cuz he has atleast 20%CDR
and He has his ult your adc has probably become way stronger too so you can play more aggresively,and use your R to pull people under tower :)and let the adc finish the rest
Late game Back to Top
Skarner is also really good at this stage Because your team probably does baron and dragons and your crystal helps accomplishing that quicker you also probably have 45%CDR and are Tanky AF So youre basically gonna be unkillable
Lore Of Skarner Back to Top
Long before the rise of Shurima’s great empire, the remote northwestern valleys were home to an age-old race known as the brackern.

These noble creatures were quite unlike any other. While individually they may have seemed primitive and aggressive, their arachnoid bodies held a wondrous secret—they existed as custodians of a truly ancient gestalt consciousness, perhaps one of the very oldest in Runeterra. Each brackern was host to a single magical crystal, which retained their memories, their hopes and dreams, and everything that made them who they were.

After the body’s death, the core of the crystal was buried with great reverence in the deepest valleys. There they waited for new, younger brackern to inherit them, and take up the mantle of all those who had come before.

So it was, through the eternal harmony of their crystals’ song, the brackern had all but achieved immortality.

The one who would become known as Skarner heard his crystal calling to him from somewhere beneath the earth. Day and night, he burrowed in a methodical pattern that covered the entire valley with intricate spirals, until his claws finally closed around a crystal larger than any he had seen before. Its surface was cracked and dull, yet the dim glow within it pulsed in response to his presence, and its song enveloped him.

When Skarner emerged once more, the crystal was fused with his body, and he was one with all his kin in a wordless meeting of countless minds. He could feel the magic of the material realm all around him—a deep connection to the world, like a low constant hum that resonated through every facet of his being.

Mortals, such as they were, knew and respected the brackern… but also feared them. They would sometimes leave offerings at the entrances to the valleys, which they named things like “the Crystal Scar” in their imperfect, fleshy languages. Over time, though, their focus began to turn toward conflict and conquest, and the brackern resolved to hibernate until this danger was passed. Even if the mortal races wiped each other from existence, it would amount to little more than a single, somber note in the crystals’ unending song.

And so, the brackern slept.

Then, without warning, the song became a scream. Skarner was jolted awake as explosions tore through the brackern’s hiding place. The land had become parched and barren, but mortals persisted—they came armed with fire and metal, delving down beneath the surface to hack the living crystals from his sleeping kin.

Skarner erupted from the sand in a frenzy. He killed many of the murderous thieves, and the rest fled in terror, leaving him to revive his dormant companions. But those brackern whose crystalline forms had been damaged died moments after they woke, and most of the others could not be roused at all, so deep was the trauma to their collective psyche.

He stumbled through the valleys in mourning, He was certain that, even if the magic of the crystals still endured, it would quickly fade in the hands of mortals.

Yet, as the sun broke over the horizon many weeks later, Skarner heard the faintest of echoes calling out in his mind. These were not the soaring harmonies he had known before, but a terrified, urgent keening, imploring him to act. He hesitated for just a moment, knowing that if he went in search of his stolen kin, then those who still lay beneath the sands would be defenseless…

But as the cries died away, he knew he had no other choice, and strode out eastward into the desert.

Though Skarner’s search is lonely, he sometimes hears the cold, disembodied song of a lost crystal drawing nearer, only to fade once more. It is a feeling that brings hope and anguish in equal measure, and he focuses his sorrow into unshakable determination, knowing that the survival of the brackern race is all that matters.
Conclusion Back to Top
Is Skarner The best Support ever ? No but is he a good Supporter ? yes his great sustain and great CC make him a Scary Scorpion !
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