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Xin Zhao Build Guide by styllEE

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đź”±styllEE's Challenger Xin Zhao Guide Inspired by Prosđź”±

By styllEE | Updated on September 9, 2019
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Runes:

Domination
Hail of Blades
Sudden Impact
Zombie Ward
Relentless Hunter

Precision
Triumph
Legend: Alacrity
Bonus:

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor

Spells:

LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Smite

Smite

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Win 51%
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đź”±styllEE's Challenger Xin Zhao Guide Inspired by Prosđź”±

By styllEE


Hello and welcome to this guide!

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My name is Rasmus, I'm 20 years old, I'm born and raised in Denmark and I'm a professional League of Legends player/coach
I've been playing League of Legends for about 9 years, started back in Season 1 and got to high elo in season 3, peaking challenger for the first time in season 4, and been challenger ever since.
In season 8 i peaked Rank 13 on EUW with 922 lp, and in S9 i have peaked 1190 LP RANK 1

I'm streaming on twitch.tv/stylleelol where I'm trying to help others by showing my gameplay and explaining why i do things and so on. ( Come by and say hi! :))

In this guide I'm gonna explain how i play Xin Zhao, at the highest level on the soloq ladder (Challenger)
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Determination (Passive): Every third attack deals bonus damage and heals Xin Zhao.


Three Talon Strike (Q): Xin Zhao's next 3 standard attacks deal increased damage with the third attack knocking an opponent into the air.

Wind Becomes Lightning (W): Xin Zhao slashes in front of himself with his spear, then thrusts it forward, slowing affected enemies.


Audacious Charge (E): Xin Zhao charges to an enemy, dealing damage to all enemies in the area and slowing them briefly.

Crescent Guard (R):

Xin Zhao deals damage to nearby enemies based on their current Health and knocks non-challenged targets back. Xin Zhao is impervious to damage dealt by champions outside of the circle created.
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Pros


+ Strong early game
+ High DMG output
+ Playmaker
+ Good gangs
+ Early spike

Xin Zhao is a really strong early game jungler as he can lvl 2 gang which makes him deadly early game and you can easy get a snowballing going on for either yourself or your laners. He has a decent mid game aswell but falls off when you get into the lategame, so you gotta make sure that you get a good early game and end the game in the mid-game.

Cons


- Scales bad into the lategame
- Needs a good early game
- Needs to snowball
- Squishy

If you dont Snowball early as Xin Zhao you are going to have a hard time. You need to get a good earlygame off so you can snowball through the game and get a good lead going, you can get kited easy if you dont have your items and can't nuke your targets.

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Playing Xin Zhao your main goal is to get an early lead and close the game as fast as possible!
That means you have to do a lot in the early game and you can't really spend your time farming the jungle.
Try to get some early ganks off, can even go for lvl 2 cheese gank
Lvl 2 cheese gank is where you start red buff and then go to whatever lane is easiest to gank or what lane you feel like ganking.
You can also go for an early invade. Take red buff and then move straight into enemy jungle if you are stronger than him early, take his camps and if he comes then you can just fight him, but you must take in mind that enemy team can help their jungler first before your team can, so make sure you have pressure on lanes and ping them to help you, and if they can't do that, then dont go for a play like that.

A standard jungle route is Red - Golems - Blue buff which get's you an early lvl 3 and then you can either go for a gank, invade or continue to farm 1 more camp, and then go for scuttle. In most cases you should try to go for a gank here or an invade, as you want to get a lead as fast as possible.

When you get to the midgame you wan't to either go for zoning the enemy team off or try to do some 'insec' plays, that means you jump in and try to knock the enemy teams carries into your team with your Ultimate Crescent Guard
You should really try to end the game here, if you make it to over 30 mins the game will in most cases be out of your hand to carry.

If you get to the lategame you just need to follow your team around and keep using your Ult + CC to zone enemies away from your carries so they can carry the game, you are supposed to be a more supportive champion in the lategame compared to the early game.
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MERCURY'S TREADS
Mercury's Treads is great if enemy team is CC or AP heavy
NINJA TABI
Ninja Tabi is perfect if enemy team is AD heavy!
SKIRMISHER'S SABRE - WARRIOR
The perfect jungle item
THE BLACK CLEAVER
The Black Cleaver is really good for Xin Zhao as it gives him all the stats that he possible could want!
TRINITY FORCE
Trinity Force is really good if you are snowballing the game and you can get this item early, it will give you a great spike making you snowball even harder!
STERAK'S GAGE
Getting a bit more tanky aswell as getting some damage is really great
GUARDIAN ANGEL
An extra life is always good, good for zoning and creating pressure also! Can always pick up this item throughout the game
PHANTOM DANCER
If you are fighting a lot 1v1 etc. Phantom Dancer can be a really good item for you after The Black Cleaver
RANDUIN'S OMEN
If you need to get a bit more armor and tankyness Randuin's Omen is the choice!
MAW OF MALMORTIUS
If enemy team is AP heavy and you want an early item against their AP dmg, get Maw of Malmortius
ADAPTIVE HELM
Adaptive Helm is really good if the have a lot of dot dmg Cassiopeia, Teemoetc.
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In general it's pretty good to start on your Red buff and look for a cheasy lvl 2 gang, most people don't really think about it, and you can get a good early lead from that

Combos:

E-Q - auto till knockup and then use W to 100% hit

E-Q-W to slowhim instant and then follow up by auto attacks

E-Q-W-R

When you are ahead as Xin Zhao you should try to maintain your lead by getting Rift Herald , it's really easy to take as Xin Zhao and it won't take you that long. Getting Rift Herald makes you get 1-2 turrets in most cases which is a lot of gold for you + your team, aswell as creating more pressure on the map.
You can also solo drakes quite early on, and you should usually controll the rivers as you can 1v1 most champions
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Thx alot for reading through my guide and getting down here!

Xin Zhao is a really great early game jungler and he's straight foward to play, he doesen't really require any hard mechanics etc.

I would appreciate if you would drop a like if you enjoyed this guide, as it would help me a lot, and you can always check out my stream if you want to see some high elo gameplay or if you got any questions about anything ( i can answer most of the league related ones ;) )

Overall i think Xin Zhao is a jungler every 1 should be able to play, you can almsot always pick him in soloq, and he fits to any teamcomp and any playstyle. Pick this guy up if you want some freelo i would say! :)
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