Build Guide by Alexius321
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Xin Zhao Build
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this is my 1st and probably the last guide but it sure is worth reading... Xin-Zhao is strongest in early game between lvl 1-6 you can get (with the items above) at elast 2 or 3 kills and that is what this buid is all about. Sure u might die sometimes as you will get focused on later in the game but you will also kill a lot.
As I've mentioned above it is important to NOT screw up the beginning... as long as you don't die it is at least acceptable but you will have problems later in the game since you will be missing a lot of money :D so to sum this up.. u have to try to get a kill! (or two.. or more)
Pros / Cons
-easy wins 1v1 or 1v2
-huge dmg output in the early and mid game (Late game depends on the 6th item)
-if played well you can have about 18 kills per game
-u will be slow
-u r no good when focused on...
-almost no vampiric (you won't heal up that fast, though u have the passive... but tobe honest it does not heal nearly as much as is needed)
For the masteries they are in this way because the fact that you wont heal up quickly means that you should recall often for mana thus you dont need masteries there but you could use a little bit more surviveability couldn't you ? :)) also every point of extra dmg counts... I've tried 21/0/9 as well but it was not as good as this one.
The runes... well u can often see some combinations of dodge runes and whatever... but they are not that good to be hones ofc in cause u would use Ninja Tabi then it would be useful but that is not what this build is all about :)
The armor penetration marks and quintesences are the best thing you can buy :) since (when used with Yomuu) they do make a difference and it is lovely to see your enemis losing 3/4 of their HP after one TTS(Three Talon Strike)
U r slow.. adn even with the 4 seconds boost from your Yomuu it will not be enough to catch those running basterds :D and that is precisely why u have to have flash and exhaust. Some people prefer to have Ghost instead of the Exhaust but during my long hours of playing I've found out that Exhaust makes you kill the enemy while Ghost gives you the posibility to run away... Now which one do you pick is your choice :D anyway... Flash is an OBLIGATORY spell in your action bar :D
If the enemy does not focus you.. you can be reckless and kill them all
If they do focus on you, try to always have somebody to run into them before you...
Early Game: you can charge 1st
Mid Game: depends if it s 2v2 or 5v5 but in 5v5 u shouln't go 1st
Late Game: again if you feel that you can kill them do it.. If you see they have advantage or you have no tank around stay in the back...
There are some exceptions to this for example when there are teams full of squishies... thne you have to be able to ***es the likelihood of your survival :D and then decide whether to attack or not...
There items r really the best of the best :D they add surviability as well as fair amount of dmg..
In the end game you will have to decide depending on the type of enemy what will be the 6th item...
In most of the cases i prefer to go with Infinity Edge but you can use Banshee or any other surviability or dmg item as well it really depends if the enemy is a mage party then you sohuld definitely go with banshee or in extreme cases you might even try force of nature... but I wouldn't recommend that.
*NOTE: Phange is optional, if you feel like u r not going to die.. just go with all dmg.. :)