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Skarner Build Guide by OrangeBeard

Top Yoyoyo [Season 9 Skarner Top]

By OrangeBeard | Updated on November 28, 2018
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Runes: This is good

1 2
Inspiration
Kleptomancy
Magical Footwear
Future's Market
Cosmic Insight

Resolve
Conditioning
Overgrowth
Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)

Spells:

1 2 3
Might wanna go these
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport

Teleport

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Champion Build Guide

Yoyoyo [Season 9 Skarner Top]

By OrangeBeard
Chapter 0: About me
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Hello! My name is Lauren! But my summoner name is OrangeBeard! I have been maining Skarner for the past 4 and a half years, not in top, but i thought i would do this for fun. I will be making a jg guide aswell!
Ever since i found out about Skarner, even when i wasnt playing league, i loved him, i loved the way he looked, played.. so i instantly got the game, and he was on free champ rotation, what luck! As soon as i played him i thought- "Wow, i love this guy so much, i wish i could do more than play him jg.."- Now with the new runes reforged, i can :)
I love As much as the next person on Skarner, but i can't do it on him in top lane, thats why i go ! It works much better, and they cant run away from you as much as they could before.
Chapter 1: Realisation Back to Top
Ok, first..
You are playing Skarner top.. know this.. and embrace it, YOU ARE UNIQUE, and reading this guide! So thank you! Ok! Onto the actual guide!
Chapter 2: Itemisation Back to Top
So, you start off with a simple in a melee matchup unless it is something you can beat easily like a or a , in which case you start with a and a , and first back you will then change it into a . Then first back if you are winning hard you can rush , or you can rush into your into your .
Chapter 3: Fighting in the early game Back to Top
Fighting in the early game if pretty easy (This is pre-level 6 btw) You put on them, dont up to them until they are in range to use an ability of theirs, unless you need to catch up to them, then stun them and start 'ing them with your massive charged damage, and hopefully that should get you first blood/your first kill of the game.

If they are a hard matchup, dont fight them, just freeze it outside your tower and farm well and stack up your and use your procs on them with your stacks after hitting them with your , to be able to get away, deal damage, and take no damage in the process.
Chapter 4: Fighting in the mid game Back to Top
Wow, im supprised you are still going this build/reading this guide.. well..
By 25 mins you will want to have the 3 main items of your build (Including boots obviously ), these items will be your , and your , by now you should be able to fight most other top laners in the game, being that you will have enough health from your and scaling health from your runes, base health, and your 's shield. Now after checking you have all these things, you should be all good to go a fight most top laners!
Chapter 5: Fighting in the late game Back to Top
Well, you'r playing Skarner and you made it to the late game, well, now you auto attack as much as you can while spamming , 'ing whenever you need to for either move speed or for shield, and you to wave clear or to stun/slow an enemy, and the main target, like an adc or a fed carry jg like , or .
ChapterChapter 6: You havnt won yet? Back to Top
Really? You haven't won the game already? Well now your getting into icky territory. At this point you need to rush objectives as soon as even 1 person is dead. You died for a kill? Not worth, tell your team to go for picks as a team. You died for 2 kills? Worth, tell your team to push and end, or get a or , and so forth, if you died for even kills +1, you push or get an objective, now you are , at this point in the game, you someone and thats your entire job, unless your splitting, in which case you need to get turrets as fast as possible.
Chapter 7: Thank you for reading! Back to Top
Thank you for reading my guide! It means alot to me for someone reading this! Please! Leave a comment so i know what i can improve on, such as more matchups, or better champs to play with.
I will also be making a Jg Skarner Guide (Where he is supposed to be played)
Again, thank you for reading and ill hope to see you guys back on my next guide! Cya!
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