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Skarner Build Guides, Runes and Items

Skarner The Crystal Vanguard

Find the best Skarner build guides for League of Legends S13 Patch 13.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Skarner build for the S13 meta. Learn more about Skarner's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 12 Builds
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

S12 🦂 Skarner Super Guide Divine Sunderer 12.12 ✅ [AsuraTDG]

Build by AsuraTDG updated July 9, 2022
  • Off-Meta
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner o Ti-xeroulis

Build by nomotheo updated May 5, 2022
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

[12.7] Skarner mid infinite cc combo

Build by yasuo simp updated April 20, 2022
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner Chalanger 7 Mastery ONE MILION maestry points build

Build by Wikiland06 updated March 23, 2022
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Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Phase Skarner

Build by Guest updated February 22, 2022
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

urf only

Build by Guest updated February 10, 2022
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Predator Skarner

Build by SkarnerMom updated January 29, 2022
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

KR predator Skarner

Build by Guest updated January 29, 2022
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

KR dia skarner

Build by Guest updated January 29, 2022
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner Jesuscirraptor JG Full Attack Speed

Build by Jesuscirraptor updated January 28, 2022
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner

Build by TheDicth updated January 7, 2022
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner mid

Build by Guest updated December 7, 2021
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner

Build by Guest updated November 25, 2021
Season 11 Guides
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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
358
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner Top - Challenger Guide

Guide by Merthos1123 updated March 2, 2021
  • In-depth
9.8
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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
18
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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
9.5
40
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4
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Snakes Skarner Support Guide

Guide by SnakeTastic updated November 11, 2020
8.2
15
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

ProtoSkarner - Jungle/Top (Middle?) Build [11.21]

Guide by DooDooSlayer updated October 31, 2021
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Top Lane Skarner - Scorpion of the Sidelane

Guide by Cayteer updated May 14, 2021
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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 13.1. 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 13.1: 957677 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Skarner's Runes

Skarner's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 2652 Games

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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 50%

Win Rate 1411 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

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 1101 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Waterwalking
Waterwalking

Skarner's Summoner Spells

Skarner's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 9455 Games

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 2690 Games

Ghost Smite

Skarner's Starters

Skarner's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 3925 Games

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Trinket

Skarner's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 8214 Games

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 3855 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 183 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Patch 13.1: 957677 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Skarner's Runes

Skarner's Best Runes 37%

Win Rate 57 Games

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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Waterwalking
Waterwalking

Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Skarner's Summoner Spells

Skarner's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 1068 Games

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 135 Games

Ghost Teleport

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 42%

Win Rate 166 Games

Flash Ghost

Skarner's Starters

Skarner's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 1098 Games

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Starter Items 45%

Win Rate 292 Games

Health Potion Tear of the Goddess

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Starter Items 38%

Win Rate 63 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Skarner's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 1174 Games

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 237 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 170 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Skarner's Ability Order

Skarner's Best Ability Order 76%

Win Rate 74 Games

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Skarner Counters

Learn Skarner'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
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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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