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Xin Zhao Build Guide by kkiskk

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Top lane Xin Zhao

kkiskk Last updated on November 9, 2017
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The new man in my eye

Xin Zhao Build

LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Electrocute
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

+10 ability power or +6 attack damage, adaptive and +9% attack speed

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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

Threats to Xin Zhao with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
Cho'Gath Dodge his Q and bully him.
Dr. Mundo Don't get chopped often. Get Executioner's Calling after dirk to win trades. Bully him in lane.
Maokai Bully this ugly tree with your AAs. Dodge his Q and E.
Aatrox You have higher damage and high sustain than him. Bully him in lane but be careful not to get slowed by his E.
Sion Dodge his full charged Q and you're fine. You can easily heal his E / W poke damage from minions. All-in him if he has no mana.
Rengar Place a ward in the bush so he can't kite you. Unless you go full tank, you'll outdamage him in early and mid game. If he can't build his item faster than you, he has no damage to you. Watch out for he's 4 ferocity W that remove CC when you duel him, use ignite before he use his charged W. Get a pink ward(RIP) post-6 so he can't escape / jumps on your unaware teammates.
Mordekaiser He has no escape so let him push the wave and all-in him. Be sure not to fight him in your minion wave as his shield will be charged super fast by dealing damage to multiple enemies. Try to avoid his E poke . Kill the minion he use his W on ASAP.
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This guide will not be updated constantly.

ATTENTION : The champion threat part describes ONLY laning phrase.(it's kinda outdated)

This build is suitable in ranked games but it will be punishing if you lose in laning phrase.

I'm back after 3 months. It makes me sad that I'm losing hard every time I use this youmuu's build so I've been crying for about 90 days. I'm now as toxic as shaclone. I may someday make a full tank Xin Zhao build.
I'm back again after the rework and I'm still trying new build path with the new Xin. He don't need to build tank now because his R gives him damage reduction(reduced to 0) and build AD damage on Xin now is even more rewarding than before his rework because his damage spells(passive and W) scales heavily on AD.
I'll update new runes ASAP, it's pretty fun one-shoting enemies with new runes, especially AD carries.

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Two different builds

Check out the 2nd build I made in this guide if you are not comfortable with my 1st build.

The first build is an assassin build focusing on bursting down enemies in a short period of time(1-5 seconds).

The second build is an AD carry build focusing on auto attacks.

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What attitude you should have when using Xin Zhou

Remember where Xin Zhou came from before he join Demacia. Xin Zhou was once a gladiator. What's special about being a gladiator? A good gladiator always survive and win the fight.
You don't give up even you have a bad early game, you always stay calm and focus. Being 0/5/0 is no big deal but how do you come back from the feeder's abyss is more important. Xin is a flexible champion that can build anything on him, if you've had a hard time that losing early game and feeds the enemy, don't be tilted and remember that you are not 1 vs 5. Be responsible to your teammates and yourself, don't give up.

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Laning combo

1. Use your AA(vs melee champs only)

2. Just use your W

3. Stack the first 2 hit of your Q on minions or whatever things you can hit(eg. wards/jungler) -> use E to engage your opponent -> use W while he/she's airbone

4. Use your E to engage (-> youmuu's) -> AA + Q reset + AA -> use W -> Fatality

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Team Fights

What should you do in team fights with these builds?

You should :
+ CC important enemy with your third Q
+ Shove back incoming assassins / tanks with your R
+ Burst down alone carries

You should NOT :
- Dash into 5 enemies alone (unless it's a coordinated attack)
- Shove enemy assassins / tanks to your carries
- Focus enemy tanks
- Tank multiple heroes CC