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Xin Zhao Build Guide by kkiskk

Top Top lane Xin Zhao (What? It's still viable?)

Top Top lane Xin Zhao (What? It's still viable?)

Updated on March 4, 2019
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Sir Wellington (31) | December 11, 2017 9:29pm
Hey there, I noticed a couple things on your cheat sheet that I was curious about. What do you like about Ravenous Hunter? It's a good healing rune but I don't see how it's beneficial to Xin because he primarily heals off lifesteal specifically, which is different healing from ability damage.

Also, Maw and Sterak's are both really good items for Xin so I liked that you put them both front and center since each of them is great for almost any build. Only problem is that they aren't good together in the same build :P
Maw and Sterak's share the same unique passive (Lifeline), which means that only one of those shields will pop at a time, and it'll put both on cooldown when one of them pops. It's a big waste of gold, so I'd recommend revising the cheat sheet/guide to tell readers not to get both items in the same build, but instead use an either/or description for them just like you did for boots.

Astrikas (5) | April 30, 2017 3:00am
Hey kkiskk,

I can see you've put alot of effort into making this guide and I already tried it and have to say, that I had alot of fun with this build.

I just want to point out, that you've used colours insted of hotlinks ( Xin Zhao). In my opinion, hotlinks are more attractive while reading.

You can create such a hotlink by using two "[" around the word.

2x[ Xin Zhao 2x] -> Xin Zhao

- Astrikas
kkiskk | April 30, 2017 8:37pm
Thanks for your suggestion, I'll try using hotlinks in my next update. I wanted to use them in writing my guide but I'm to lazy to browse mobafire or google the way. Now that you mentioned how to use hotlink, I'll definitely try it out.
Astrikas (5) | May 1, 2017 2:08am
I am looking forward to read your next guide update :) I am very glad, I could help you a little bit.
If you want to learn more about BBCodeing, you can read this guide:
It contains alot of useful information and its pretty easy to understand!

- Astrikas
ScottyChaos | January 20, 2017 10:10am
Not bad. It's not a conventional lifesteal build like some Xin builds try to aim for. Huge damage output while still maintaining some semblance of tankiness. I love it!
kkiskk | January 24, 2017 7:20pm
Thank you but this build are not as strong as it was in s7 because of the lethality is not exactly the old arm. pen, I used to get first blood frequently with this arm. pen build (Lv.1-Lv.3) but after the three changes (dirk, youmuu's and lethality), I was in a lose streak using this build vs aggressive opponents like riven, renekton, darius etc. I build arm. pen is because the old arm. pen can synergy(?) with Xin's passive that enemies tanks are not able to win duels and carries with no armor will be burst down quickly in the early-mid game period. Now riot change it to lethality which does no good to early game trading (ealy arm. pen nerfed), the ability to carry using this build is greatly reduced. I was actually kind of mad towards riot since I am not a pro / genius, I am not very adaptive to new metas. This idea pops up in my mind during patch 6.17 which is very close to pre-s7 so I did not have much time to enjoy the game with this first own build of mine and suddenly BOOM, no arm. pen, no youmuu's atk spd and no dirk passive. Anyway, this build is not very viable nowadays. I'll try my best to figure out other ways and again thank you for leaving a comment in my guide.
ScottyChaos | March 27, 2017 12:02pm
Are you gonna end up updating this? I'm really curious to see how you could modernize it. I had a lot of fun with this build.
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