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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 11.24. 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 11 Builds
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

skarner supp

Build by Guest updated January 25, 2021
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

El Secuestrador

Build by Glaceon_Hit updated January 21, 2021
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

PhaseRush Chimico

Build by Zuko68 updated January 16, 2021
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Feel my sting

Build by Guest updated December 26, 2020
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Bruiser Skarner

Build by Gamenobosser updated December 10, 2020
  • Off-Meta
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

SKARNER FOR THE WIN

Build by okku13 updated December 4, 2020
  • Off-Meta
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner Stinger your way

Build by Guest updated November 25, 2020
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

[S11] Scorpion (Jungle)

Build by ObserverOfTime updated November 22, 2020
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

CLASSIC S11 SKARNER BUILD...BUT ALSO EXTRA

Build by Wapata updated November 21, 2020
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

ultimate skarner supp guide

Build by Guest updated November 20, 2020
  • Off-Meta
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

SKARNER SUPORRRT

Build by Skiddo12 updated November 18, 2020
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner Early Drakes and Baron Destroyer *Still in Progress*

Build by God_Maw Lan updated November 17, 2020
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Bruiser Skarner

Build by Guest updated November 15, 2020
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner JG S11 DPS

Build by Reyni updated November 13, 2020
Season 10 Guides
9.5
209
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Kaji's Skarner Jungle 101 ~ The Battle Approaches

Guide by KajiKumihoAkukei updated October 29, 2020
  • In-depth
9.5
46
Votes
4
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Rank 1 Skarner World Toplane guide 88% winrate

Guide by Skarner Main updated January 3, 2020
8.9
46
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9
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

[Former Rank 10 Skarner World] Atomizing Faces! (9.23)

Guide by Laverenz updated November 27, 2019
  • In-depth
8.1
6
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0
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

The Other High Elo Skarner's Guide [Patch 10.18]

Guide by metalhydra273 updated October 31, 2020
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

skarner go brrrrrr

Guide by Guest updated August 16, 2020
6.4
4
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2
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner "I Know What I'm Doing" Attack Speed Build

Guide by hoovtime updated July 29, 2020
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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 11.24. 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 11.23: 770382 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Skarner's Top Items

Skarner's Runes

Skarner's Best Runes 58%

Win Rate 658 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 62%

Win Rate 53 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 61%

Win Rate 99 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
More Skarner Runes

Skarner's Summoner Spells

Skarner's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 8997 Games

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 1202 Games

Ghost Smite

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 51 Games

Smite Teleport

Skarner's Starters

Skarner's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 5307 Games

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Trinket

Skarner's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 7272 Games

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 2940 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 139 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Top Skarner Players

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

Patch 11.23: 770390 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Skarner's Top Items

Skarner's Runes

Skarner's Best Runes 67%

Win Rate 18 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.
Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Phase Rush
Phase Rush
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Waterwalking
Waterwalking

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 15 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Runes 67%

Win Rate 15 Games

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

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Approach Velocity
Approach Velocity
More Skarner Runes

Skarner's Summoner Spells

Skarner's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 977 Games

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 58%

Win Rate 62 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 68 Games

Ghost Teleport

Skarner's Starters

Skarner's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 725 Games

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Starter Items 57%

Win Rate 138 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 194 Games

Health Potion Tear of the Goddess

Trinket

Skarner's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 863 Games

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 236 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Trinket 58%

Win Rate 113 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Skarner's Ability Order

Skarner's Best Ability Order 72%

Win Rate 39 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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