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League of Legends Build Guide Author Forgottenduty

Xin Zhao:The Spear Impaler

Forgottenduty Last updated on September 5, 2011
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Team 1

Ability Sequence

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

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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.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 23

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 6

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 1

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Opening words

Welcome to my Xin Zhao build!.After some games with this char i got addicted because of his superb ability to win difficult 1v1 and 2v1 skirmishes.Hes is a character that can make things happen and be of great service to the team,combining good in fight survive mechanisms as well as destructive damage.I prefer playing on sidelanes since you can grab many early game kills with ease.These 2 are my favorite builds for this char,used in diffrent games and situations.Enjoy:)

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As for runes i use:
x9Greater Mark of DesolationGreater Mark of Desolation
x9 Greater Seal of Malice
x9 Greater Glyph of Furor
x3 Greater Quintessence of Malice

For Masteries i go for 23/6/1,picking up all the DPS masteries from the Offensive tree,combined with imroved Armor and Magic resist from the defensive tree.I find that is not that mana hungry as other characters,so the only thing i pick from the Utility tree is the improved ghost

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-Great damage output during the whole game
-One of the best dps farmers early game by using.
-Distance closer.
-Can interrupt casting spells.
-Good health pool.
-Chasing and slaying is a piece of cake.
-Good for ganging around the map.
-Rather slow base movement speed(below average),without .
-Gets easely harassed from distance,you will hate and in general hight range chars.
-You either kill or get killed.His skills are offensive.The only thing that can save you is .
-He can be slain in 1v1 against some enemies( ,AD ,Offtank )

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Early game.

You grab your and head fast towards a side lane.If you are quick enough you will enter the bushes in around 38-40 seconds of the game.If you do so then head in the 2nd bushes.Otherwise stay in the first one's.
As soon as your enemies arrive coordinate with your teammate.Mark the squishiest target.Use to close the gap,activateto smash your enemy with powerfull attacks.If you cant hold him in range use your to catch him up.With some help from your teammate this will grand your team an easy first blood.
At the early stages of the game do not be afraid to play aggressively and jump on enemies with+.This combo is extremely destructive and your runes also improve your early game deadlyness.Do this and gain advantage for the fights to come.Grab and as soon as your are back.

Mid game.

If you have made your you are able to evaporate any kind of target very fast.If able try ganking as much as possible on the other lanes.Your standard combo will be:+++.Note:I use my ultymate right after my opponent is in the air,because it has cast time and sometimes your opponents can create a gap inside this cast time forcing you to use either your or .When the mid game teamgfights occur do not be afraid to charge in.You are not a squishy char and you can create endless snowballs forcing them to can also play as a semi offtank if needed.Try to protect your squishes and also try obliterate their's.You are OP so take advantage of it :).But be aware of powerfull stuns( , ).Because they ruin your combo and leave you vunerable.

Late game.

Now you probably have most of your gear ready.Your are not a tank but not a squishy character either.You can easely 1v1 and be victorious.You wont be diving so suicidal anymore but you will be able to stay inside the heat of the fight and deal crazy amounts of damage.Focus enemy carries and support chars to force them to split from the main group.Mind games are important for winning,and so keeping the enemy morale down will help a lot in the way to victory.When able always try to throw the enemy's more important char in the air with.This means that chars like and will probably be your primary targets.Play wisely and use your imagination and reflexes,ensuring a good performance:)

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Final gear

1st Build:

2nd Build:

If you want more AD you can replace Banshee's Veil with an