Xin Zhao
tier-4
P
Q

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W

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E

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R

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Recommended Build

Summoner Spells

Starting Items

Emberknife
Refillable Potion

Core Build Path: 50.11% Win Rate (9015 Games)

Plated Steelcaps
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Goredrinker
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Death's Dance
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Wit's End
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Black Cleaver
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Sterak's Gage

Core Final Build: 50.11% Win Rate (9015 Games)

Plated Steelcaps
Goredrinker
Death's Dance
Wit's End
Black Cleaver
Sterak's Gage

Runes

Precision
Conqueror
Gain stacks of adaptive force when attacking enemy champions. After reaching 12 stacks, heal for a portion of damage you deal to champions.
Triumph
Takedowns restore 10% of your missing health and grant an additional 20 gold.
Legend: Tenacity
Takedowns on enemies grant permanent Tenacity.
Last Stand
Deal more damage to champions while you are low on health.
Inspiration
Magical Footwear
You get free boots at 12 min but you cannot buy boots before then. Each takedown you get makes your boots come 45s sooner.
Cosmic Insight
+18 Summoner Spell Haste
+10 Item Haste
Attack Speed
+10% Attack Speed
Adaptive Force
+9 Adaptive Force
Magic Resist
+8 MR
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Skill Order

W

E

Q

Damage Breakdown

Xin Zhao's Statistics

Kills6.6

Deaths6.2

Assists8.3

Damage18,706.7

Damage Mitigated31,630.1

Gold Earned11,400.1

Gold Earned11,400.1

Playing against Xin Zhao

Key Insights
Q
resets Xin Zhao's auto attack.
Each
Q
auto lowers Xin Zhao's other abilities' cooldowns by 1 second.
The last enemy champion Xin Zhao hit with an auto,
W
's thrust, or
E
is Challenged for 3 seconds.
Against enemies Xin Zhao has Challenged,
E
's range is increased to 1100 and they cannot be knocked back by
R
.
Power Spike
Has a strong early game, and has the option to play aggressively and invade the enemy jungler.
His teamfighting becomes much stronger after unlocking
R
.
R
doubles as a disengaging tool.
Synergizes well with
Goredrinker
,
Sterak's Gage
,
Blade of The Ruined King
,
Black Cleaver
, and
Death's Dance
. Can opt for
Trinity Force
,
Divine Sunderer
, or
Stridebreaker
when needed.
Vulnerable
Can be kited very easily by mobile champions or ones who outrange him.
Needs a lead to stay ahead, and falls off if he doesn't get one.
Once
E
is used, Xin Zhao has no way out of a fight.
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