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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 11.23. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Skarner build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Skarner's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 1 Builds
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Crystal Demon

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

Skarner [AD+AS(Dps)]

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

Skarner,The Crystal Terror

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

Skarner wanna suck on my jewels?

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

A trip down Skarner Lane (supportive fighter)

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

Skarner - 3v3 - 5v5 domination!

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

Skarner the skorpion!

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

Skarner - tanky DPS

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

Skarner - The way to play

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

Skarner - Monster from the Earth to Kill

Build by Aevin666 updated August 11, 2011
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner- Jungle/Ap

Build by Sony58 updated August 11, 2011
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner the OP hybrid (off tank)

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

Skarner - AP Scorpio

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

Skarner - Pinchy's Ugly Cousin

Build by mcfarto updated August 11, 2011
5.6
4
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner the auto killer

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

Skarner is pro

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

skarner "best"

Build by aggr002 updated August 11, 2011
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner Hybrid + AS

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

skarner the crystal jungler

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

Skarner - Solo Top

Build by Siigari updated September 26, 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 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 11.23. 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!

Patch 11.23: 593917 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 601 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 60%

Win Rate 94 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 59%

Win Rate 56 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Celerity
Celerity
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak
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Skarner's Summoner Spells

Skarner's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 7812 Games

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 1037 Games

Ghost Smite

Skarner's Starters

Skarner's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 4634 Games

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Trinket

Skarner's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 6333 Games

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 2535 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 113 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Top Skarner Players

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

Patch 11.23: 593922 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Skarner's Top Items

Skarner's Runes

Skarner's Best Runes 65%

Win Rate 17 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 57%

Win Rate 14 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Phase Rush
Phase Rush
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Waterwalking
Waterwalking

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Approach Velocity
Approach Velocity

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Runes 57%

Win Rate 14 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Future's Market
Future's Market
LoL Rune: Approach Velocity
Approach Velocity
More Skarner Runes

Skarner's Summoner Spells

Skarner's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 837 Games

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 54 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 60 Games

Ghost Teleport

Skarner's Starters

Skarner's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 613 Games

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Starter Items 58%

Win Rate 122 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 163 Games

Health Potion Tear of the Goddess

Trinket

Skarner's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 738 Games

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Trinket 58%

Win Rate 99 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 204 Games

Oracle Lens
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Skarner's Ability Order

Skarner's Best Ability Order 69%

Win Rate 35 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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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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