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LoL Champion Build Guides: Skarner

Skarner The Crystal Vanguard

Find the best Skarner build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Skarner build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Skarner's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 12 Guides // Patch 12.1 & Patch 11.24
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16
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

[12.1] | The Crystal Vanguard Guide (COMPLETE REWRITE)

Guide by Larkana_ updated January 7, 2022
  • In-depth
  • Off-Meta
Season 12 Builds // Patch 12.1 & Patch 11.24
8.7
13
Votes
1
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Season 12 Tank Tokyo Drift Skarner🏎️💨

Build by Limpy Jr updated January 13, 2022
7
7
Votes
2
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

[12.1] Skarner - The AP Thing

Build by Nova9 updated January 10, 2022
New Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

[12.1] Ultimate MS Skarner Build

Build by Blacky083 updated January 10, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner supp

Build by Guest updated December 8, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Hybrid Skarner/AP

Build by TwinTurboZach updated December 22, 2021
  • Off-Meta
5.2
4
Votes
5
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarred for Life (2.0)

Build by The Fate Alterer updated December 8, 2021
New Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

🦂💎🔨I NEED A REWORK🦂💎🔨 -Skarner Guide

Build by KimeraBuilds04 updated January 15, 2022
New Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner Jungle to CRUSH Iron-Plat

Build by SkarnerOTP updated January 15, 2022
  • Off-Meta
New Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner

Build by TheDicth updated January 7, 2022
Season 12 Guides // Other Patches
7.3
17
Votes
6
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

[11.24]Menace To LoL Skarner

Guide by King Turtle updated December 7, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

SCCarner

Guide by dragonleader107 updated November 17, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Season 12 Builds // Other Patches
9.2
13
Votes
0
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Just a regular optimized tank Skarner build, nothing special

Build by TiltyH updated November 28, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

[11.23] Skarner

Build by Guest updated December 5, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Mathematically Correct Skarner

Build by Riftlord updated December 2, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner mid

Build by Guest updated December 7, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner

Build by Guest updated November 25, 2021
Season 11 Guides
10
39
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

SEASON 11 TOP SKARNER BUILD - RUN EM DOWN (ONE SHOT + TANK)

Guide by GlaDyOfficial updated August 13, 2021
  • In-depth
9.8
815
Votes
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Fear My Sting - Jungle Skarner [11.17]

Guide by Maintained updated September 1, 2021
  • In-depth
9.6
22
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0
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner Season 11 Broken Offtank Guide

Guide by G Spot God updated March 6, 2021
  • In-depth
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Skarner Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Skarner we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Skarner, as determined by LeagueSpy's calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Skarner this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 12.1. However, if you are a new Skarner player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Skarner!

Patch 12.1: 441968 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Skarner's Top Items

Skarner's Runes

Skarner's Best Runes 66%

Win Rate 53 Games

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  • 3
Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Phase Rush
Phase Rush
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak
LoL Rune: Celerity
Celerity
LoL Rune: Waterwalking
Waterwalking

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Future's Market
Future's Market
LoL Rune: Approach Velocity
Approach Velocity

Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 950 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Phase Rush
Phase Rush
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak
LoL Rune: Celerity
Celerity
LoL Rune: Waterwalking
Waterwalking

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Runes 64%

Win Rate 55 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Phase Rush
Phase Rush
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak
LoL Rune: Celerity
Celerity
LoL Rune: Waterwalking
Waterwalking

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Hextech Flashtraption
Hextech Flashtraption
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight
More Skarner Runes

Skarner's Summoner Spells

Skarner's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 8884 Games

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 1554 Games

Ghost Smite

Skarner's Starters

Skarner's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 5617 Games

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Trinket

Skarner's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 7340 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 3036 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Trinket 39%

Win Rate 137 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Top Skarner Players

Get match statisctics & builds Top Skarner Players are using on LeagueSpy!

Patch 12.1: 441973 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Skarner's Top Items

Skarner's Runes

Skarner's Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 17 Games

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! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.
Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Glacial Augment
Glacial Augment
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Future's Market
Future's Market
LoL Rune: Approach Velocity
Approach Velocity

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating

Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Runes 44%

Win Rate 16 Games

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Glacial Augment
Glacial Augment
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Future's Market
Future's Market
LoL Rune: Approach Velocity
Approach Velocity

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Runes 45%

Win Rate 11 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Phase Rush
Phase Rush
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
More Skarner Runes

Skarner's Summoner Spells

Skarner's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 783 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 45%

Win Rate 74 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 44%

Win Rate 72 Games

Ghost Teleport

Skarner's Starters

Skarner's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 649 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 164 Games

Health Potion Tear of the Goddess

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 89 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Skarner's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 770 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 182 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 66 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Skarner's Ability Order

Skarner's Best Ability Order 50%

Win Rate 26 Games

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! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.

Top Skarner Players

Get match statisctics & builds Top Skarner Players are using on LeagueSpy!

Skarner Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Skarner guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Skarner Jungle in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Skarner. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Skarner Skins

Skarner's Abilities

Skarner's Crystal Spires
Crystal Spires Skarner's Passive Skarner's Passive
1150
Skarner's Passive
Skarner's Passive
Skarner's presence causes crystals to spawn in set locations around the map. Crystals can be captured by either team by standing on top of them. Capturing a crystal prevents them from being captured by the opposing team for 15 seconds.

While within range of a Crystal Spire, Skarner gains 70-120 Movement Speed and 43-160% Attack Speed, while restoring 2% of his maximum Mana every second. Spire radius is 1600.
Q
Skarner's Crystal Slash
Crystal Slash Skarner's Q Ability
350
10
3.5 / 3.25 / 3 / 2.75 / 2.5
Skarner slashes around himself, dealing physical damage equal to 1 / 1.5 / 2 / 2.5 / 3% of target's maximum health (+0.20 of attack damage) to all surrounding enemies.

If an enemy is hit, subsequent uses of Crystal Slash within 5 seconds deal bonus magic damage equal to 1 / 1.5 / 2 / 2.5 / 3% of target's maximum health (+0.20 of attack damage) (+30% of ability power) to the target.

Basic attacks against non-structures reduce Crystal Slash's cooldown by 0.25 seconds, quadrupled to 1 against enemy champions.
W
Skarner's Crystalline Exoskeleton
Crystalline Exoskeleton Skarner's W Ability
Self
60
13 / 12.5 / 12 / 11.5 / 11
Skarner receives a shield for up to 6 seconds which shields him for 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14% of Skarner's maximum Health (+80% of ability power).

While the shield persists, his movement speed is increased by 16 / 20 / 24 / 28 / 32%, ramping up over the first 3 seconds.
E
Skarner's Fracture
Fracture Skarner's E Ability
1000
55
14 / 13.5 / 13 / 12.5 / 12
Skarner summons a blast of crystalline energy which deals 40 / 65 / 90 / 115 / 140 (+20% of ability power) magic damage to all enemies in a line and slows them by 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50% for 2.5 seconds, while also afflicting them with Crystal Venom for 5 seconds.

Skarner's next basic attack against a target afflicted by Crystal Venom deals 30 / 50 / 70 / 90 / 110 additional physical damage and stuns them for 1.25 seconds.

Every time Skarner triggers Crystal Venom or stings an enemy with Impale, Fracture's cooldown is reduced by the corresponding base duration of the disable.
R
Skarner's Impale
Impale Skarner's Ultimate (R) Ability
350
100
120 / 100 / 80 / 80 / 80
Skarner suppresses an enemy champion for 1.75 seconds, dealing 60% of his total Attack Damage as physical damage and 20 / 60 / 100 (+50% of ability power) magic damage to them. During this time, Skarner can move freely and will drag his helpless victim around with him. When the effect ends, Skarner's target will be dealt the same amount of magic and physical damage again.

Questions About Skarner

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People cant see my build?...

So yesterday I posted my first build but didnt see it got put in the builds or such, so I was wondering can any of you help? I also noticed by not getting any views...

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Worst Champion Ever?

I was always curious who people thought was the worst lol champion. Personally I thought Skarner, but I was curious what everyone else thought. I started to think that Azir was the worst, but Skarner is still the worst in my books.

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Is hybrid Skar a thing?

Is hybrid Skarner viable? I was thinking about: Hextech-Guinosso-Nashor-Liandry-Randuin/Spirit-Sorc Boots and maxing Q, then equal W+E.

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What is your opinion on the new skarner?

what do you guys think about the new skarner?

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Trundle or Skarner(junglee)

Who sould I buy Trundle or Skarner? Who is better, more fun to play, harder or easier... And if you think I sould buy some ohter champ(looking only for jungler sugestions) then please comment.

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Skarner and Thresh Lantern

If a Skarner and Thresh are on the same team, can Skarner use his ultimate on an enemy, and then click Thresh's lantern to move?

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Is Skarner still viable?

I've been wondering lately whether jungle skarner is viable or not, I think he is but I'm not sure whether thats just because the times I played him recently the enemy team was worse than me.

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Skarner's Q while Charged

Does Skarner's Q use both AP and AD when it's charged, or just AP?

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