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League of Legends Build Guide Author Meinhardd

Xin zhao THE ultimate off tank DPS

Meinhardd Last updated on July 27, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

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Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

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

Utility: 9

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Xin zhao has to be one off the best melee DPS in the game, in early game he does great dmg and the one u target with this build has no chance at all. SO TRY IT OUT. FOR THE DEMACIA

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Pros / Cons


Distance closer
Knock up
Group slow
Natural heal
Unstoppable when fed
Extremely fast
Lanes well with stunner


Picked on by ranged
A bit slow without items
Vulnerable to cc
No escape mechanism (except speed)

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Almost every champ i play i take a dorans as starting item, and for xin zhao dorans blade is EYWSOME, he get's 4¤life steal and he have his passive with gives him some health every 3 attack.
Berserker's Greaves are the boots i would recommend u to buy, it gives attack speed witch u know is great if u have read this.
I buy BF sword if i have the money and if not i take the zeal, the BF sword is going into The Black Cleaver and the zeal into Phantom Dancer.
Then it's frozen mallet. It gives u great health, little dmg and every attack u slow the enemy, it's great because u have the phantom dancer and u can use ghost to get to them, and then they just have no chance.
The bloodthirster gives u life steal witch will help u ALOT, if u have low hp go in jungle or some lane u see have many creeps, in less then 1min u have u hp back because off passive too.
The last item is Infinity edge, it's gives u great dmg and some crit witch is alwayse good for DPS.
Last u can sell your boots and buy trinity force, it gives u some movement speed and u have phantom dancer, still u will be running faster then the other team(some player like master yi may run faster) and u have ghost, use it if u need it.

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U need to have some armor penetration and i choose it in Marks, the armor penetration will not reduce but like cut trough the enemy's armor, it's really good against tanks with high armor.

Then i get the armor seals, it's good in early game u don't lose as much hp as u would and u can stay on lane a little longer.

Xin zhao needs alot off attack speed, that's why i choose attack speed glyphs, it's really effective with your BATTLE CRY spell.

Health quintessences is very good in early and little in late, gives u the advantage in early battles almost have 100 more health. So it's really useful.

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I take exhaust and ghost because they are my summoner spells, then i choose some offensive and last some defensive, i also take Utility Mastery then u have your red and blue buff longer.

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Skill Sequence

This is your best spell, you get 3 fast hits witch will deal more dmg and the 3hit will knock your enemy up in the air.

If u use it you get more attack speed and if your THREE TALON STRIKE and AUDACIOUS CHARGE are on cooldown every basic u hit the cooldown will be done alot faster.

This is the first spell u use when u go into battles, u charge to your enemy, it deal some dmg and you slow your enemy by some sec, the dmg splashes.

Oh no! That tank has so much health! Nope. It doesn't. You just reduced it by 20%. Welcome to crescent sweep.

This great skill deals some flat damage, as well as a nice 20% of the current enemies health. What does that mean for you, almighty enemy pwner? Use this skill first when you are going for a kill, while their health is still high. A typical skill sequence is Battle Cry, Audacious Charge, Crescent Sweep, Three Talon Strike, and repeat the TTS and AC as much as possible. Not even tanks will last very long.

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Summoner Spells

I take Ghost and exhaust, other spells could be Flash and ignite.
I take ghost because it allow u to chase down your enemy fast or u can run from other champs, it's very good on Xin Zhao so i would recommend u to take ghost every time u play him.
In this build i choosed Exhaust but u can take Ignite if u like that too, the reason is because almost every team has a good DPS too and maybe he is on the other lane and that lane feeds, then it's good to have exhaust because then he don't do so much to you in those seconds.
Flash is very useful if u are in battles and u know u can't win it, then flash trough a wall or somewhere so u can escape.

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All in all i think Xin Zhao is one off the best off tank DPS, and i would ask u to try this build before u leave a negative comment, maybe the first game isin't so good so try another.

I hope u liked this Build and thumbs up if u do!!