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Skarner Build Guides, Runes and Items

Skarner The Crystal Vanguard

Find the best Skarner build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.9. 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

Skarner - The newest jungler

Build by Luringen16 updated August 11, 2011
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LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide
LoL Champion Skarner Build Guide

Skarner the Crystal Vanguard

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

Skarner - Vital Monster

Build by Niomo4ka updated August 11, 2011
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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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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 12.9. 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 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Skarner's Runes

Skarner's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 1015 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 52%

Win Rate 200 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: Approach Velocity
Approach Velocity

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 76 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: Waterwalking
Waterwalking
LoL Rune: Celerity
Celerity

Skarner's Summoner Spells

Skarner's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 4870 Games

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 995 Games

Ghost Smite

Skarner's Starters

Skarner's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 3332 Games

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Trinket

Skarner's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 4100 Games

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 1755 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 76 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Skarner's Runes

Skarner's Best Runes 56%

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.
Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Glacial Augment
Glacial Augment
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Future's Market
Future's Market
LoL Rune: Approach Velocity
Approach Velocity

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating

Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 18 Games

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

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

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Runes 69%

Win Rate 16 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Hail of Blades
Hail of Blades
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Relentless Hunter
Relentless Hunter

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Future's Market
Future's Market
LoL Rune: Approach Velocity
Approach Velocity

Skarner's Summoner Spells

Skarner's Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 537 Games

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 95 Games

Flash Ignite

Skarner's Starters

Skarner's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 515 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Starter Items 58%

Win Rate 53 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 86 Games

Health Potion Tear of the Goddess

Trinket

Skarner's Best Trinket 61%

Win Rate 133 Games

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Second Best

Skarner's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 559 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Skarner's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 74 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Skarner's Ability Order

Skarner's Best Ability Order 81%

Win Rate 36 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.

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
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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Worst Champion Ever?

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Is hybrid Skar a thing?

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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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