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So, is Xin ban worthy now?

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July 19, 2012 1:55pm
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by albableat » July 19, 2012 1:55pm | Report
Please understand that I'm speaking from perspective of mid/support player in normal draft games. People whom I play with are decent players for the most part and know the mechanics of each lane, how to counter certain champs etc.

I'm usually banning someone like Malphite or Nautilus etc. (a strong character NOT IN MY lane who can significantly affect the game outcome without me being able to do anything about it.)

In last several games, Xin Zhao was picked for top lane in every game (once by my team, twice by the enemy's) and in each case he absolutely destroyed Top lane and then proceeded to literally solo-carry the game.

Therefore the question is, is it worth banning him, or it's just the fact that no one yet knows how to counter Xin in top? Again, I'm not a top lane player and I don't deal with Xin directly.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Pølsemanden » July 19, 2012 2:16pm | Report
Definately ban worthy.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Machineae » July 19, 2012 2:19pm | Report
I think its too early to jump to conclusions. Just stay out of ranked for a little while until all this hype for the three remakes dies down and people formulate strategies to counter. Also if its really that OP and abused then there may be nerfs.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by albableat » July 19, 2012 2:22pm | Report
I mean, seems a lot like J4 to me, but even more aggressive and completely capable of doing that stupid snowball dunk action.
I don't want to say that he got overbuffed yet, but from what I see now, people don't even know what to do vs. Xin.

Any advises on actual good counters to him?
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by cooper56 » July 19, 2012 2:23pm | Report
... xin is easily countered by tanky team or tanks in general. He is also very squshy and if he builds tanky dps he cant destory in terms dmg.
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cooper56 wrote:

... xin is easily countered by tanky team or tanks in general. He is also very squshy and if he builds tanky dps he cant destory in terms dmg.


How? He bypasses a lot of armor.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by cooper56 » July 19, 2012 2:39pm | Report
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How? He bypasses a lot of armor.

Darius also goes through alot armor... and olaf but they still can be countered with armor and hp.

Also its 15% on one target tell me why xin would be going for tanky dps with lots cc. Armor hp still counter him.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by A Chubby Baby » July 19, 2012 2:47pm | Report
NO! dont ban my xin XD
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Berzerk » July 19, 2012 3:13pm | Report
hes easily countered I wouldnt waste a ban. He has high burst if he can stick on you. The eky to beating a Xin is someone who has ranged poke and a decent disengage/peel off ability. Jayce off of the top of my head is a champion with the type of stuff needed, xin cant land his 3 Qs as hes shot back after he hops. Jax is probably the biggest counter you can get, as you can nullify his Q damage with your dodge and kill him very easily after that. I have also had sucess in Yorick with the ability to poke from a range, sustain off his harass, and stop him from getting his triple Q with my W. Those are just 3 quick ones I can think of.


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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by BluAnimal » July 19, 2012 3:21pm | Report
albableat wrote:

I mean, seems a lot like J4 to me, but even more aggressive and completely capable of doing that stupid snowball dunk action.
I don't want to say that he got overbuffed yet, but from what I see now, people don't even know what to do vs. Xin.

Any advises on actual good counters to him?


Jax. Activate Counter Strike when he starts Three Talon Strike (or whatever the coding is?) when he's about to knock up on the third hit activate counter strike again for the stun. Also ganks are hilarious on Xin. No escape whatsoever resulting in an insta- Flash everytime. The only way he's ever been a threat to me in top lane is if he rushed armor like Randuin's Omen or Frozen Heart.
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