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League of Legends (LoL) Question: Is Skarner still viable?

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  • IShouldGetALife

    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.
  • Answers (2)

    GrandmasterD (531) | May 14, 2013 3:16am
    Nope. He's slow, his ult isn't as strong anymore since the nerf and his damage becomes non-existent after mid-game.
    IShouldGetALife (36) | May 14, 2013 5:27am
    k cool thanks for the advice
    OTGBionicArm (415) | May 14, 2013 4:53am
    Takes a coordinated effort to really shut him down. But yea
    IShouldGetALife (36) | May 14, 2013 4:37am
    so like amumu high risk high reward kinda thing (obviously he's got a different playstyle than amumu) you counter jungle him hard he fails?
    OTGBionicArm (415) | May 14, 2013 4:00am
    Lol, and whenever me and Berzerk duo we champ enemy Hecarims into oblivion in his jungle. :3 he can fall behind very easily if you make it your job to make his life hell. :D
    IShouldGetALife (36) | May 14, 2013 3:57am
    lol yeah my friend couldn't do that on account of the fact that I was the only other person on my team not to feed and the enemy adc was a vayne so... yeah i might have to try him sometime
    GrandmasterD (531) | May 14, 2013 3:53am
    I've seen a hecarim getting ahead and solo-carry the entire game. We were 25/11 and we lost because of that one Hecarim.
    IShouldGetALife (36) | May 14, 2013 3:53am
    oops again half was @GMD half was @OTG (I'm an idiot)
    IShouldGetALife (36) | May 14, 2013 3:51am
    sory that was supposed to be @GMD
    IShouldGetALife (36) | May 14, 2013 3:51am
    @OTG those aa resets are pretty damn good and i love vi's ult, also the only hecarim I've seen become a murder horse (as you put it) is my friend and that was an amazing sight he almost brought my team back from a 2 inhib deficit.
    OTGBionicArm (415) | May 14, 2013 3:34am
    He's forced into pretty much a support tank role if he's behind, to be fair. he's a full blown murder horse when ahead. :p
    GrandmasterD (531) | May 14, 2013 3:30am
    @OTG: No, Hecarim just needs a few items to be a beast. His W makes him indestructable late-game.
    GrandmasterD (531) | May 14, 2013 3:29am
    Hecarim is a stupid comparison, he's just so much better in many ways. Mostly because he's plain OP as ****. I get the Vi comparison, Skarner's ult is, in theory, a lot stronger but he needs to reach the target for it and Vi's is just easier to pull off. On top of that: she has way more damage with that stupid E. Two AA resets? Really Riot?!
    OTGBionicArm (415) | May 14, 2013 3:29am
    Hecarim snowballs like mad and is nigh unkillable late game, however he suffers if he's counterjungled or behind. Very strong, but slightly risky.
    IShouldGetALife (36) | May 14, 2013 3:25am
    @ OTG yeah I never used to like Vi but i tried her and it just felt good playing her but i've never tried hecarim so am I missing something?
    IShouldGetALife (36) | May 14, 2013 3:23am
    Yeah he used to be fun, oh well thanks again for saving me from making a stupid decision.
    OTGBionicArm (415) | May 14, 2013 3:21am
    I thought what killed himw as the fact that hecarim and Vi do his job better/easier?
    GrandmasterD (531) | May 14, 2013 3:21am
    Same, he was one of my favourite junglers in S2 but he's just not good anymore.
    IShouldGetALife (36) | May 14, 2013 3:19am
    ok thanks its probably good that i waited for an answer before going into ranked and now i won't. Sad though i used to love playing him :'(
    Aseafy (25) | May 14, 2013 9:10am
    The reason he is bad this season is because of item selection. Skarner scaled extremely well off of cooldown reduction and armor/mr last season, because his shield had such a short cooldown (with his passive). This means his shield would be constantly up, and would count as more health the more resistances he had.

    Skarner scales badly with the health items that people buy nowadays, like spirit of the golem which is super broken for all junglers.

    His e is pretty much useless, and that was forgivable last season because of how well his passive meshed with his q and shield. Due to the indirect HUGE nerf to his shield, it isn't as strong as many other shields, skarner now has 3 pretty average skills instead of 4.

    That being said, his ultimate is still broken (you can displace enemies) . He's just not as viable as nautilus who is pretty much stronger than skarner in every way.
    IShouldGetALife (36) | May 14, 2013 4:22pm
    yeah I've noticed how his e is pretty ****ty
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