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Skarner Build Guides, Runes and Items

Skarner The Crystal Vanguard

Find the best Skarner build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.15. 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 12.15 & Patch 12.14
9.5
171
Votes
8
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner - Deadliest Sting Ever

Guide by angata500 updated August 5, 2022
  • In-depth
9.2
63
Votes
10
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

[12.15] | Skarner Diversity Builds & Guide (TOP)

Guide by Larkana_ updated August 10, 2022
  • In-depth
  • Off-Meta
8.6
42
Votes
5
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner Builds for every lane and general guide

Guide by SkarSkarSkarner updated August 10, 2022
  • Off-Meta
New Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner bruiser guide - season 12

Guide by Hazardist updated August 2, 2022
  • In-depth
Season 12 Builds // Patch 12.15 & Patch 12.14
9.5
32
Votes
2
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Season 12 Tank Tokyo Drift Skarner🏎️💨

Build by Limpy Jr updated July 31, 2022
New Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner Top

Build by XimbiKa updated August 10, 2022
Season 12 Guides // Other Patches
9.8
119
Votes
11
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Challenger Skarner Guide Updated for Season 12, My Way

Guide by metalhydra273 updated July 22, 2022
  • In-depth
8.9
278
Votes
36
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner: The Jungling Vanguard (Patch 12.2)

Guide by sp00fz updated February 12, 2022
  • In-depth
8.1
6
Votes
0
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

[12.4] Skarner Tank/Bruiser Builds & Runes

Guide by ioprocessing updated March 7, 2022
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

An updated(?) Skarner Items & Runes by 12.10

Guide by 6e9Fael updated June 24, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

*** (Attack speed skarner)

Guide by ARealFakeIdentity updated May 18, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

skarner top lane, the laner fully costumizable laner.

Guide by davidbiton1 updated March 21, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

SCCarner

Guide by dragonleader107 updated November 17, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Anti-Yasuo <3

Guide by Guest updated January 25, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Season 12 Builds // Other Patches
9.3
14
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
8.5
8
Votes
0
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Suzuki Skarner / Main build ^^

Build by ImShaggy updated February 7, 2022
7.9
10
Votes
2
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

[12.8] Skarner - The AP Thing

Build by Nova9 updated May 1, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Insane aram only muito pica Skarner build 2022 hidden champion potential unlocked desbloqueia novos horizontes

Build by Hamshiro updated April 2, 2022
  • Off-Meta
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

SKARNER BUT CRIT / MY MAIN

Build by ImShaggy updated February 7, 2022
  • Off-Meta
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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 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 12.15. 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 12.14: 438954 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Skarner's Runes

Skarner's Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 1362 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 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: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Runes 59%

Win Rate 78 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

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 89 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

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph

Skarner's Summoner Spells

Skarner's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 5009 Games

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  • 2

Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 987 Games

Ghost Smite

Skarner's Starters

Skarner's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 3171 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Skarner's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 4271 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 1713 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 70 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 12.14: 438954 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Skarner's Runes

Skarner's Best Runes 39%

Win Rate 23 Games

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  • 3
! 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.
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Runes 46%

Win Rate 13 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Approach Velocity
Approach Velocity

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 11 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Skarner's Summoner Spells

Skarner's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 462 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 62 Games

Flash Ghost

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 56 Games

Ghost Teleport

Skarner's Starters

Skarner's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 468 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Skarner's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 149 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 463 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 68 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Skarner's Ability Order

Skarner's Best Ability Order 81%

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.

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
Passive: Attacks against champions reduce this ability's cooldown by 1 second. Attacks against minions reduce it by 0.25 seconds.

Active: Skarner slashes wildly, dealing (+0.2 of attack damage) plus 1 / 1.5 / 2 / 2.5 / 3% max health as physical damage to nearby enemies. If at least one enemy was hit, Skarner becomes charged for 5 seconds. While charged, this ability deals an additional (+0.2 of attack damage) (+30% of ability power) plus 1 / 1.5 / 2 / 2.5 / 3% max health as magic damage.
W
Skarner's Crystalline Exoskeleton
Crystalline Exoskeleton Skarner's W Ability
Self
60
13 / 12.5 / 12 / 11.5 / 11
Skarner gains (+80% of ability power) 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14% max health shield for 6 seconds. While active, Skarner gains 8 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 16% movement speed, increasing with 100% effectiveness over 3 seconds.
E
Skarner's Fracture
Fracture Skarner's E Ability
1000
55
14 / 13.5 / 13 / 12.5 / 12
Passive: Consuming this ability's mark or using Impale reduces this abilty's cooldown by the duration of the crowd control.

Active: Skarner blasts crystalline energy, dealing 40 / 65 / 90 / 115 / 140 (+20% of ability power) magic damage, slowing by 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50% for 2.5 seconds and marking for 5 seconds. Skarner's next attack against a marked enemy consumes it to deal an additional 30 / 50 / 70 / 90 / 110 physical damage and stuns for 1.25 seconds.
R
Skarner's Impale
Impale Skarner's Ultimate (R) Ability
350
100
120 / 100 / 80 / 80 / 80
Skarner impales an enemy champion, suppressing them for 1.75 seconds, dealing 60% attack damage as physical damage and 20 / 60 / 100 (+50% of ability power) magic damage at the beginning and end of the duration. While suppressing, Skarner can move and will drag his helpless victim around with him.

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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