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Last updated on November 12, 2012
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Xin Zhao Build

Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 9

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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First off I would like to take a moment and thank you for looking at my Xin Zhao guide. This is my pretty standard build in Normal Games. This guide is mainly for people who are fairly comfortable with Xin. That being said, I believe this build could be used in ranked. It would just take a little tweaking of Runes/Masteries/Item Order.

This guide will remain under construction. As always I enjoy your feedback and constructive criticism. Now onto the guide...

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    -Has a natural knockup
    -Has a gap closer
    -High Dps output
    -AS steroid and built in sustain through his 'W'
    -His ult grants armor depending on how many enemy champions are hit (also a knockback)
    -Weak early game compared to other melee champions
    -Can be very hard to lane against ranged champions

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Summoner Spells

Whenever I run this build as Xin I always grab Flash and Heal. Here's why:

This is simply put, one of the best summoner spells there is.
The extreme utility that is brought with this spell is amazing in itself.
Need to catch a fleeing enemy? Flash and then Audacious Charge them for the kill. Getting ganked in lane by mid and jungler? Flash over a wall or through trees to evade death.

Now this spell is just one i prefer as with summoners resolve I get 10% healing which helps me at all stages of the game. Provides a little boost to sustain early game. It then can be used to keep your team pushing after a successful teamfight or skirmish.

Looking for damage over heals sustain? Swap heal out for this.
Exhaust is great if you plan on harassing the enemy and forcing an early fight.
Generally, for me, it is a toss up between Exhaust. Ignite, and Heal.
Exhaust allows you to chain CC due to Xin's 'Q' knockup.
Ignite will reduce healing on enemy champs who have great sustain like Warwick. Or ignite can be used to secure a kill with it's DoT.
While Heal will keep you in the lane longer than the other two. It's just down to a matter of preference.

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Basic attacks and Audacious Charge challenge Xin Zhao's target, reducing the target's armor by 15% for 3 seconds. Only one target can be challenged at a given time.

Active: Xin Zhao's next 3 basic attacks deal bonus physical damage and reduce his other abilities' cooldowns by 1 second each. The final strike also knocks the target into the air.

Bonus Damage: 15 / 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 (+ 20% AD)
Total Bonus Damage: 45 / 90 / 135 / 180 / 225 (+ 60% AD)