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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 13.23. 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 1 Guides
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

The Un-squish-able Scorpion

Guide by MushishiMaster updated August 18, 2011
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Crushing Tank

Guide by Zabrian updated October 29, 2011
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Beasty Skarner -AP focused Hybrid

Guide by VampyreB updated September 28, 2011
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Jungle Skarner: I'm not a lobster!

Guide by SicFreek updated September 16, 2011
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner The Extreme Tank?!

Guide by Fangraven updated August 27, 2011
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

crush your enemies like the insects they are!

Guide by HyakKi YaKoU updated August 26, 2011
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

AP Tank Skarner

Guide by IcAPuttyCat updated August 24, 2011
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner: Poking Their Eyes Out

Guide by cronovey updated August 17, 2011
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Jungle Skarner - Razor Sharp Pincers!

Guide by Shampp updated August 17, 2011
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner/AP jungle

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

Nothing more than a insect to Me!!!!

Guide by milos657 updated August 11, 2011
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

SkaRner The Blood Impaler

Guide by milos657 updated August 11, 2011
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner, The Crystal Vanguard

Guide by AaryonN updated August 15, 2011
4.7
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Jungling skarner for those new to jungling

Guide by Genkei updated August 11, 2011
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner:.Optional.Build.

Guide by Ganion updated September 6, 2011
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner-- Putting Stingers In their faces AS/AP Build

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

Skarner- More Than A Jungler

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

Skarner, The Crystal Tow Truck

Guide by Tubz1990 updated August 15, 2011
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

All Your Drags Are Belong To Skarner

Guide by Ianeri updated August 14, 2011
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner - Scorpion in the Jungle

Guide by Gizzox updated August 12, 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 13.23. 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 13.23: 6,469 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Skarner's Runes

Skarner's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 43% Pickrate

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Precision
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Sorcery
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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 20% Pickrate

Sorcery
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Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
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Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 15% Pickrate

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
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Skarner's Summoner Spells

Skarner's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 53% Pickrate

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 22% Pickrate

Flash Mosstomper Smite

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 14% Pickrate

Ghost Gustwalker Smite

Skarner's Starters

Skarner's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 51% Pickrate

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Skarner's Core Items

Skarner's Best Core Items 61%

Win Rate 6% Pickrate

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Patch 13.23: 6,469 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Skarner's Runes

Skarner's Best Runes 46%

Win Rate 29% Pickrate

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Sorcery
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Inspiration
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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 17% Pickrate

Sorcery
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Resolve
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Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Runes 39%

Win Rate 16% Pickrate

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Sorcery
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Skarner's Summoner Spells

Skarner's Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 55% Pickrate

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 45%

Win Rate 31% Pickrate

Ghost Teleport

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 58%

Win Rate 10% Pickrate

Flash Ghost

Skarner's Starters

Skarner's Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 65% Pickrate

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Skarner's Core Items

Skarner's Best Core Items 77%

Win Rate 6% 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 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
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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
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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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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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