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Skarner Build Guides, Runes, Items, and Abilities - Patch 14.12

Skarner The Primordial Sovereign

Find the best Skarner build guides for League of Legends S14 Patch 14.12. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Skarner build for the S14 meta. Learn more about Skarner's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 1 Guides
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skar Skar Skarnerrr!

Guide by Krazah updated August 13, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Mr.Crabs WTF!?!?!

Guide by Eclipse1221 updated October 30, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner: Laning Assists FTW

Guide by PhantomChaser updated September 12, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

AP/AtackSpeed Skarner Carry/Anticarry

Guide by Blejdzior updated September 5, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Hybrid Skarner - GET OVER HERE!!!

Guide by GnatBane updated August 21, 2011
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner, Chase and Ace

Guide by anhungerartists updated August 16, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Hybrid Skarner FTW

Guide by Strahlini updated August 15, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner - Get over here!

Guide by Nachtbrenger updated August 15, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner - Feel My Stinger

Guide by Master Dim Sum updated August 14, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Geh ova heah!

Guide by WinningEpicWinning updated August 14, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Hybrid Skarner, Crystallized Victory!

Guide by Asrlohz updated August 13, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Ap Skarner - Crystal terror

Guide by lcelvin updated August 13, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner the Crystal Dominator

Guide by xXCastigatorXx updated August 13, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Lane and DPS Skarner

Guide by Mockmaw updated August 13, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Jungle Skarner is outrageous. truly truly outrageous

Guide by HostilePinata updated August 12, 2011
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner, Jungling monstrosity

Guide by Drazzt updated August 12, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner the tanky Scorpion

Guide by Kimimaro49 updated August 12, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner- FEEL MY STING!

Guide by FrozenLeprechaun updated August 11, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

AP Laning Skarner [Tanky Bruiser]

Guide by SrsBsns1338 updated August 11, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner: Rise of the Bugs [They Crush YOU]

Guide by SHMITTY8900 updated August 11, 2011
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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 14.12. 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!

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Patch 14.11: 66,943 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Skarner's Runes

Skarner's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 56% Pickrate

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Resolve
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Sorcery
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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 19% Pickrate

Resolve
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Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
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Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 19% Pickrate

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
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Skarner's Summoner Spells

Skarner's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 96% Pickrate

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 3% Pickrate

Ghost Teleport

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 1% Pickrate

Flash Ignite

Skarner's Starters

Skarner's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 81% Pickrate

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Skarner's Core Items

Skarner's Best Core Items 59%

Win Rate 17% Pickrate

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Patch 14.11: 66,943 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Skarner's Runes

Skarner's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 79% Pickrate

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Inspiration
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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 8% Pickrate

Precision
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Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Runes 45%

Win Rate 5% Pickrate

Sorcery
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Resolve
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Skarner's Summoner Spells

Skarner's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 75% Pickrate

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 18% Pickrate

Flash Gustwalker Smite

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 4% Pickrate

Flash Scorchclaw Smite

Skarner's Starters

Skarner's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 59% Pickrate

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Skarner's Core Items

Skarner's Best Core Items 57%

Win Rate 12% Pickrate

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Patch 14.11: 66,943 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Skarner's Runes

Skarner's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 61% Pickrate

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Sorcery
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Resolve
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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 14% Pickrate

Resolve
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Inspiration
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Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 9% Pickrate

Resolve
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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
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Skarner's Summoner Spells

Skarner's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 78% Pickrate

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 19% Pickrate

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 70%

Win Rate 2% Pickrate

Flash Heal

Skarner's Starters

Skarner's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 85% Pickrate

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Skarner's Core Items

Skarner's Best Core Items 57%

Win Rate 7% Pickrate

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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 TOP 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 Threads of Vibration
Threads of Vibration Skarner's Passive Skarner's Passive
Self
Skarner's Passive
Skarner's Passive
Skarner’s attacks, Shattered Earth, Upheaval and Impale apply Quaking for 4 seconds. At 3 stacks of Quaking, enemies take 5-11% of their maximum health as magic damage over its duration.
Q
Skarner's Shattered Earth
Shattered Earth Skarner's Q Ability
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Skarner rips a boulder from the ground, empowering his next 3 attacks with 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40% attack speed and dealing 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 (+0.6 per bonus attack damage) (+4% of his bonus health) physical damage to surrounding enemies. His final attack will deal an additional 15% of each target’s max health as additional bonus physical damage and slows affected foes by 40% for 1.25 seconds.

Recast: Skarner ends Shattered Earth and throws his boulder, dealing 10 / 25 / 40 / 55 / 70 (+0.6 per bonus attack damage) (+5% of his bonus health) (+15% of the target's maximum health) physical damage, and additionally slowing the first enemy hit and any other surrounding enemies by 40% for 1.25 seconds.
W
Skarner's Seismic Bastion
Seismic Bastion Skarner's W Ability
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60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
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Skarner gains a shield equal to 8% of his maximum health for 2.5 seconds and triggers an earthquake that deals 50 / 70 / 90 / 110 / 130 (+80% of ability power) magic damage and slows nearby enemies by 20% for 1 second.
E
Skarner's Ixtal's Impact
Ixtal's Impact Skarner's E Ability
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Skarner charges forward, steering toward the chosen direction and ignoring terrain. If he runs into a champion or large monster, Skarner drags them along for the rest of his charge.

Colliding into a wall with an enemy in tow deals 30 / 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 (+8% of his maximum health) physical damage to the enemy and stuns them for 1.5 seconds.

Skarner can Recast this ability to end his charge early. Successful wall collisions reduce this ability's cooldown by 35%.
R
Skarner's Impale
Impale Skarner's Ultimate (R) Ability
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Skarner's tails lash forward, dealing 150 / 250 / 350 (+100% of ability power) magic damage and suppressing the first 3 champions he hits for 1.5 seconds. Those hit are dragged along by Skarner for the duration of this ability.

If Skarner hits at least one champion he gains 40% movement speed for 1.5 seconds.

If Shattered Earth is active, Skarner will cast Upheaval first.

Questions About Skarner

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Worst Champion Ever?

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Is hybrid Skar a thing?

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What is your opinion on 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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