Xin Zhao Build Guide


Updated 4 years ago
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    Greater Mark of Attack Speed (+1.7% attack speed)
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    Greater Seal of Armor (+1 armor)
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    Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist (+0.16 magic resist per level (+3 at champion level 18))
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    Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage (+2.25 attack damage)
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HI I'm raptorjesus9001 a long time league player from both season one and season two. During these two seasons I have learned a lot things from playing games and watching others play as well. Now I am going to share a bit of what I learned about league to you guys in my 1st guide.(Yes this is my 1st guide and I have no idea how to use this guide editor >.>). Also i find that xin is an easy champion to play but many players make the mistake of how to build him and how to use him throughout the game play. In this guide I will explain to you how to use xin to his fullest potential. [imgext=]

PROS ~amazing ganks ~3 CCs ~plenty of sustain in the jungle ~a excellent duelist ~great initiator ~ HE CAN BE A MAN!!!! CONS ~slow jungle speed ~ no real escapes (unless you blow your [imgsmall=skills/xinzhao/r.png]) ~ can easily be kited ~can be the enemy team's primary focus

For marks I take attack speed, mainly because it increases his jungle speed just slightly, it can also help him duel against champions and trigger is passive faster on [imgsmall=skills/xinzhao/w.png]. For Seals I take flat armor this helps with reducing the amount of damage you take from jungle creeps, as well as a bit of early game damage from auto attacks. For Glyphs I take magic resist per level mainly for the sole purpose of reducing the damage I take from casters later on in the game. For quintessences I take flat ad increasing the damage I deal on[imgsmall=skills/xinzhao/q.png] and auto attacks, it also helps clear the jungle a bit faster. other good runes are: marks: flat ad, armor pen seals: n/a glyphs: attack speed, flat magic resist quintessences: movement speed, armor pen, attack speed

[title][img=skills/xinzhao/p.png] Passive: Challenge[/title] [number]Xin Zhao challenges his target with his basic attacks and Audacious Charge, reducing its armor by 15% for 3 seconds. Only one target can be challenged at a given time. [/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Meh... I don't find his passive that interesting, it will help out a lot late game but early game 15 percent is like 4 armor... [title][img=skills/xinzhao/q.png] Q: Three Talon Strike[/title] [number]Xin Zhao's next 3 attacks deal bonus damage and reduce his other abilities' cooldowns by 1 second each. The final strike also knocks the target into the air. Physical Damage: 15 / 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 (+1.2 per attack damage) Cost 30mana Range 375[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] This is xin's bread and butter max it 1st. You will be using this to gank, and to pin down the enemy's damage, as well as protecting our carry with this ability. You can take this ability at level one or two. [title][img=skills/xinzhao/w.png] W: Battle Cry[/title] [number]Passive: Xin Zhao heals himself on every third basic attack. Health Restored: 26 / 32 / 38 / 44 / 50 (+0.7 per ability power) Active: Xin Zhao unleashes a battle cry, increasing his attack speed Cooldown 24/22/20/18/16 seconds Cost 35 mana [/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Max this 2nd for his sustain and attack speed steroid. A very important tool for jungling and dueling at early levels. You can take this ability at level one or two. [title][img=skills/xinzhao/e.png] E: Audacious Charge[/title] [number]Xin Zhao charges an enemy unit, dealing 70 / 110 / 150 / 190 / 230 (+60% of ability power) damage to all nearby enemies and slowing them by 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40% for 1.5 seconds. Cooldown 16/15/14/13/12 seconds Cost 70 mana Range 650[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Only used as a slow and a gap closer level it last. You will also be using this to pin down the enemy's damage and protect our own carries. Take this ability at level three [title][img=skills/xinzhao/r.png] R: Crescent Sweep[/title] [number]Xin Zhao unleashes a sweep around him that deals physical damage to all nearby enemies equal to a base amount plus 15% their current health and knocks them back. Xin Zhao gains bonus armor and magic resistance for 6 seconds for each champion hit. If a challenged target is hit by the sweep, it is unaffected by the knock back. Cooldown: 100 / 90 / 80 seconds Cost: 100 mana Radius: 375 Base Damage: 125 / 225 / 325 (+1.0 per bonus attack damage) Bonus Armor and Magic Resist: 15 / 20 / 25 per champion hit Range 350 [/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] THIS IS WAT MAKES XIN A MAN MAX IT EVERY TIME YOU HIT 6 11 and 18 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now this is basically meant to be used in a team fight where you are able to hi the most people. You can try to kill steal with this ability but your mates might bitch at you. :D

Now Xin is a slow jungler but he makes it up for his amazing ganks and sustain in the jungle. This is the jungle route I use. [highlight]Standard Route[/highlight] [imgext=] Start wolves and ask for some help damaging them because it will take a while by yourself >.> Then kill blue, all you need is a leash, not a very good one but it's is always better if your team gives you a good one :) After blue go to your wraiths Next Kill Red Buff and use one or two of ur remaining [imgsmall=items/health-potion.png][imgsmall=items/health-potion2.png] Now you can either finish your jungle route and kill golems or if any lanes are getting pressured go gank them. You should be lv. 3 with all your abilities now :D OK now the reason why xin zhao currently is a tier 2 jungler according to stonewall008, it is because of his slow jungle speed and because of this he is prone to getting counter jungled. That is why if you expect the enemy jungler to take your red at level 2 or 3 ask your support to [imgsmall=items/sight-ward.png] it when minions spawn(note:if you are purple side ask the support nicely cause they have to walk all they way to top >:3) [highlight]Alternative Level 2 Gank Route[/highlight] [highlight]THE Xs ARE GANKING SPOTS[/highlight] [imgext=] This is an alternative route I used when I want to perform a gank at level 2, so instead of getting[imgsmall=skills/xinzhao/w.png] second get [imgsmall=skills/xinzhao/e.png]. I do not recommend this route if you have any doubt that you will fail your gank. Getting your opponent to waste a summoner is still not worth it when using this route mainly cause you won't gain experience or gold from that gank, and due to Xin's slow jungle speed you will fall behind. Some examples of good teammates for this route are [imgsmall=champ/alistar.png][imgsmall=champ/blitzcrank.png][imgsmall=champ/leona.png][imgsmall=champ/nautilus.png][imgsmall=champ/pantheon.png][imgsmall=champ/renekton.png][imgsmall=champ/riven.png][imgsmall=champ/ryze.png][imgsmall=champ/taric.png][imgsmall=champ/twistedfate.png][imgsmall=champ/volibear.png]

My first build it what I use in 98% of my games [highlight]1st build[/highlight]:[img=items/mercurys-treads.png]or[img=items/ninja-tabi.png][img=items/wriggles-lantern.png][img=items/wits-end.png][img=items/frozen-heart.png][img=items/randuins-omen.png][img=items/trinity-force.png] Now with [imgsmall=items/frozen-heart.png][imgsmall=items/randuins-omen.png]you have plenty of armor to deal with ad carries also the cd reduction these items both gives you allows you to spam your abilities allowing your to activate your[imgsmall=items/trinity-force.png] passive and dealing more damage. [imgsmall=items/wriggles-lantern.png] like I said earlier, you can sell really late game for a [imgsmall=items/the-bloodthirster.png]or [imgsmall=items/hextech-gunblade.png]. [imgsmall=items/wits-end.png] maximizes the full potential of your[imgsmall=skills/xinzhao/w.png] and also brings in a bit of magic damage. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BUILD IF YOUR TEAM IS IN NEED OF A TANKY INDICATOR!(WHICH IS ALMOST LIKE ALWAYS) [highlight]2nd Build[/highlight]: [img=items/mercurys-treads.png]or [img=items/ninja-tabi.png][img=items/wriggles-lantern.png][img=items/frozen-mallet.png][img=items/the-black-cleaver.png][img=items/infinity-edge.png][img=items/guardian-angel.png] I only build this when my team is in need of damage, which is almost like never....I do not like ths build mainly because it is a snowball build , if you are not making a good enough amount of gold, then don't even think about using this item build. You are almost alot more squishier in this build and you will drop fast to the enemy's damage, with only [imgsmall=items/guardian-angel.png] to be your support net. And like always late game sell your [imgsmall=items/wriggles-lantern.png] for a[imgsmall=items/the-bloodthirster.png] or[imgsmall=items/hextech-gunblade.png]. [highlight] OTHER SITUATION ITEMS:[/highlight] [img=items/aegis-of-the-legion.png]YAY support xin zhao >:3 [img=items/atmas-impaler.png] gives armor, crit chance and ad based on your maximum health...meh not to shabby. [img=items/banshees-veil.png]If there are more than 2 casters on the enemy team then this will be your best friend [img=items/force-of-nature.png]gives a lot of magic resist and hp Regen along with the needy movement speed. :D [img=items/hextech-gunblade.png]life steal spell vamp attack damage and ability power for your[imgsmall=skills/xinzhao/w.png]and [imgsmall=skills/xinzhao/e.png]and an active I almost always forget to activate :/... defenity another choice other than [imgsmall=items/the-bloodthirster.png]. [img=items/maw-of-malmortius.png]This item calls out "FUCK YOU FED LEBLANC" [img=items/sunfire-cape.png]Every hero need a sunfire cape >:3 [img=items/the-bloodthirster.png]KILL KILL KILL BLOOD BLOOD BLOOD [img=items/thornmail.png]lululululululululul troll the ad carry and make the [imgsmall=champ/ashe.png] go owe :( [img=items/warmogs-armor.png] Y NOT YOUR GONNA BE INCIATING ANYWAYS GET THIS TO BECOME TOO SWOLL!!!!!! [img=items/youmuus-ghostblade.png]Ghost blade is meh I don't really like building this item but do whatever floats your boat :P [highlight] ITEMS TO NEVER GET OR XIN WILL FUCK YOU IN THE FACE!!!!!!!!!! [/highlight] [img=items/berserkers-greaves.png] NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FUCKING WAY YOU DO NOT NEED MORE ATTACK SPEED< YOU HAVE ENOUGH FROM [imgsmall=items/wits-end.png]and [imgsmall=items/trinity-force.png] SOOOOO MANY BAD XIN's GET THIS IT MAKES ME CRY. D: [img=items/cloak-and-dagger.png]this item is just underpowered right now [img=items/ionic-spark.png]wits ends can top this anyday [img=items/madreds-bloodrazor.png]WITS END AGAIN!!!!! FUCK YOUR EXPENSIVE MADREDS [img=items/manamune.png]TROLL HARDER [img=items/phantom-dancer.png]THIS ITEM IS MY MOST HATED ITEM ON XIN Y THE FUCK ARE U GETTING THIS YOUR NOT THE AD CARRY RETARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [img=items/sword-of-the-divine.png]HUE HUE HUE HUE HUE GOT REMOVED! HUE HUE HUE HUE HUE [img=items/sword-of-the-occult.png] go do a bot game and play with yourself(hint: think dirty) [img=items/tiamat.png] GARBAGE

[highlight]ALISTAR Difficulty level: 6 [/highlight] [img=champ/alistar.png] "NOTHING CAN HOLD ME BACK" says the angry bull, but the funny thing is that he does the exact same thing you do early game... he ganks at early levels with really strong gank potential. Now both of you are slow junglers so it all leads down to whose ganks are more successful, my advice is since you are too slow to counter jungle him, just be aware of when and where he will gank and try to counter gank him(Note: this will require a lot of warding >:3). Plus later on in the game he'll just be another support, while later Xin Zhao will be taking and dealing TONS OF DAMAGE! [highlight]AMUMU Difficulty level: 4[/highlight] [img=champ/amumu.png] The sad mummy is about get a lot sadder, he is another slow jungler and he will not pose much of a threat to your own jungle, and if does try to take your shit you can easily duel with him. His only threat is when the team fighting begins. His ultimate is probably one of the best team fight initiators, luckily you can counter his ultimate with your ultimate. [highlight]CHO GATH Difficulty level: 6[/highlight] [img=champ/chogath.png] RAWR that's all cho gath does his ganks are ok since they bug fixed him recently, and his jungle speed is faster than yours, but you destroy him early game. There might be one problem and that is when he hits 6 he can steal a lot of your buffs, so recommend you start warding your red blue and dragon once your around level 5 since he might be a level ahead of you. [highlight]DARIUS Difficulty level: 3[/highlight] [img=champ/darius.png] If this were solo top Darius he would be a lot scarier, but he's not so great in the jungle. His jungle speed is medium and his ganks are also ok, he also has no natural sustain so he won't be healthy during his jungle route. And if he tries to counter jungle you you can take him pre level 6. [highlight]DIANA Difficulty level: 6[/highlight] [img=champ/diana.png] To be honest I just hate this champ right now. She's not too much of a threat when she not too fed, but a fed Diana can just shred your carries, and there is nothing you can do to stop her. :( Other than that her jungle speed is pretty fast and she can counter fairly well so just ward up your jungle, and catch her. You can duel her throughout the game as long as her isn't snowballing like [highlight]West rice Akali[/highlight] -___- [highlight]DR. MUNDO Difficulty level: 10[/highlight] [img=champ/drmundo.png] MUNDO SMASH MUNDO SMASH..... he is currently the fastest jungler in the game, and to be honest probably the best jungler is played correctly next to [imgsmall=champ/leesin.png]. He can duel you early because of insane early game damage along with exhaust(note most of the get this spell). And he will take all your shit and there is nothing you can do about it. If Mundo is pick and you locked in Xin Zhao... well i guess it's time [highlight]TO BE A MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" TO THE ARENA"[/highlight] [highlight]EVELYNN Difficulty level: 5 [/highlight] [img=champ/evelynn.png] Now it's a 50/50 with this bitch it all depends on how aware your team is. If your team is smart they will not shove their lane when there is a jungle eve..... cause SHE WILL GET YOU, the new eve is actually pretty good , and when fed she is almost impossible to kill with her speed and retarded ultimate. But if your team plays smart and keeps her from getting too many kills she pretty much just becomes a [imgsmall=items/sight-ward.png] :D [highlight]FIDDLESTICKS Difficulty level: 1[/highlight] [img=champ/fiddlesticks.png] Xin will shit on this guy, this is the only time i recommend fucking with the enemy jungler's jungle as xin zhao when they are still alive. gank him when he is using drain so it will be on cooldown and he can't do shit, and even if it drain comes up again just [imgsmall=skills/xinzhao/q.png] that dumbass and kill him. once you hit six it get even funnier cause you gain another cc that will screw him. :D And a note if none of you have ever play fiddlesticks, note that his armor is like 10 without runes. :D [highlight] FIORA Difficulty level: 1[/highlight] [img=champ/fiora.png] You are just a better version of this jungler. You are slightly faster than her jungle speed, you have e better natural sustain, and you ganks can shit on her's any day. As far as dueling, you will win before level 6 if you time your[imgsmall=skills/xinzhao/q.png] before her Parry ability. [highlight]GANGPLANK Difficulty level: 2[/highlight] [img=champ/gangplank.png] What can i say... other than [highlight]HE NEEDS A BUFF RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/highlight]. Other than his global ultimate that can help his mate around the map I don't see why people jungle him. [highlight]HECARIM Difficulty level: 4[/highlight] [img=champ/hecarim.png] The only thing this guy does is run around like a little pony..... kinda reminds me of a shitty version of [imgsmall=champ/singed.png] only that you can chase him. His jungle speed is faster than yours,but you have better ganks than him, you have better sustain, and he might scare you with his ult for a few seconds ,but once you get your manliness back you charge at him and go HWAAAAAAAAAA! [highlight]JARVAN IV Difficulty level : 4[/highlight] [img=champ/jarvaniv.png] "DEMACIA GET SOME?" Well sorry dunk-master currently xin can kick your ass. Jarvan has a faster jungle speed and his ganks are about as equal as Xin's but Xin has better sustain in his jungle and can probably 2v1 Jarvan and his solo top. Sorry J4 it's nothing personal but I think riot needs to give a buff. There is one inconvenience J4 brings towards Xin, there are time when you cannot be a man and you have to run..... therefore when up against Jarvan he forces me to take[imgsmall=summoners/flash.png] over [imgsmall=summoners/ghost.png]. :( [highlight]JAX Difficulty level: 8[/highlight] [img=champ/jax.png] They don't call him the Grandmaster of Arms for reason, this guy is one of the best 1v1 champs in the game. You can take him when he lacks the natural sustain, but once he get his [imgsmall=items/wriggles-lantern.png] just run.... this no time to be a man. He also has a faster jungle clear time than you so be careful of getting counter jungled. The only thing you come on top with is your ganking ability. [highlight]KARTHUS Difficulty level :1[/highlight] [img=champ/karthus.png] TROLL HARDER [highlight]LEE SIN Difficulty level: 10 [/highlight] [img=champ/leesin.png] One of the best junglers in the game. He excels in everything you do. Faster jungle than you, he has sustain, your is better, but he can still sustain very well, ganks are just as good as your maybe even better if played right, and dueling.... this guy doesn't duel he kites the shit out of you. lulululul you wanna fight? dashes in to fight then dashes out, rinse and repeat. Counter jungling is also very common when playing against lee sin. This gibberish speaking blind monk will give xin a headache...."FI FI FU HE KU!" quote what xin hears when lee sin talks. >:3 [highlight]MALPHITE Difficulty level: 7[/highlight] [img=champ/malphite.png] This rock will give you a lot of trouble later on in the game, I would suggest invade his blue without it he will get screw the rest of the early game. Other than that you can duel him early on but once he gets that[imgsmall=items/ninja-tabi.png] or [imgsmall=items/glacial-shroud.png] you can forget about trying to crack this rock. [highlight]MAOKAI Difficulty level: 7[/highlight] [img=champ/maokai.png] This tree man is just a faster jungling version of [imgsmall=champ/alistar.png], but he can counter jungle better than that cow, so be careful. as far as dueling you come out on top obviously. And gank wise you 2 are equal. [highlight]MASTER YI Difficultly level : 3[/highlight] [img=champ/masteryi.png] All this guy has that is better than you is speed, movement speed and jungle speed. He can easily be caught before level 6 and he cannot duel you. You should be careful for counter jungling though cause he is a really fast jungler other than that he's not too scary. [highlight]NAUTILUS Difficulty level: 7[/highlight] [img=champ/nautilus.png] SAME SHIT AS ALISTAR AND MAOKAI [highlight]NOCTURNE Difficulty level :9[/highlight] [img=champ/nocturne.png] Another jungler I hate to play against. He is also one of the top junglers in the game. He's fast at clearing creeps , good ganks, he's meh in sustain, and he's an excellent duelist. And once he hits 6 OH SHITTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!! you will see me [imgsmall=summoners/ghost.png] to the nearest lane I suspect him ganking. XD He can counter jungle pretty well so be aware of that. [highlight]NUNU Difficulty level: 7[/highlight] [img=champ/nunu.png] I used to underestimate this guy a lot until I saw TheOddOne use him...... then i was like holy shit this guy is annoying. Nunu main goal is just to DESTROY YOUR JUNGLE. you will definitely need a lot of wards and make sure your team is alert for him trying to take our creeps. With fast a fast jungling speed, great sustain, and pretty good ganks, Nunu is definitely one to be feared. He's also perfect for kiting Xin unfortunately. :( There is one upside, he falls off hard later game so take advantage of that and destroy him and his team. [highlight]OLAF Difficulty level: 6[/highlight] [img=champ/olaf.png] I never really liked olaf in the jungle, not because he's annoying it's just that I find him better at solo top. But anyways his jungling is faster than yours but not by much, his ganks are definitely not as good as yours, and almost all the time olaf will not be healthy in the jungle. He probably will not counter jungle you unless he's really ahead. early game he can duel you manly because of his stupid reckless swing that does true damage, but you'll eventually catch up to him later on in the game. [highlight]PANTHEON Difficulty level: 2[/highlight] [img=champ/pantheon.png] ALL HE IS KNOW FOR IS HIS LEVEL 2 or 3 GANK OTHER THAN THAT YOU SHIT ON HIM!!!!! [highlight]RAMMUS Difficulty level: 3[/highlight] [img=champ/rammus.png] Probably one of the slowest junglers in the game. all he is good for is his ganks, and there much better tanks in the game right now that do his job better. Examples:[imgsmall=champ/amumu.png][imgsmall=champ/alistar.png][imgsmall=champ/malphite.png][imgsmall=champ/maokai.png]. Rammus needs a buff. [highlight]RIVEN Difficulty level: 5[/highlight] [img=champ/riven.png] Apparently according to Stonewall008 this bunny is tier 1 for jungling..... To be honest I don't have the same opinion as him. XP Riven has a fast clear time and does not require blue buff. Now here is her down sides, she has no natural sustain, she cannot duel with most junglers early, and her ganks are really over rated. Many people think that she has good ganks because she has 2 cc. Well here is the thing in order for riven to use those cc she must get close to her target,and unless you burn flash you will either have to use broken wings or valor to get there. And valor isn't much of a gap closer it won't be very effective, and by using broken wins to get near her target she is reducing the amount of damage she can actually deal to her target. Sorry I'm just not much of a fan of jungle riven :P [highlight]SHACO Difficultly level: 2[/highlight] [img=champ/shaco.png] SHACO I DARE YOU TO COUNTER JUNGLE ME CAUSE I WILL FUCK YOU IN THE FACE AS XIN. Xin is almost always healthy when in the jungle and he is an excellent duelist, shaco is famous for ganking the enemy jungler with stacked jack in the boxes. Well this is easy to counter just ask the support to[imgsmall=items/sight-ward.png] our red or entrance to that part of the jungle and you should be able to catch this stupid joker. [highlight]SHEN Difficulty level: 7[/highlight] [img=champ/shen.png] In the jungle he does basically the same thing you do gank early, you come on top of him cause you are faster than him in the jungle, you have better sustain, and you can duel him. Now here comes the retarded part, once he hits level 6 he will be everywhere, he can gank and counter gank now so your pretty much screwed for not banning him. XD [highlight]SHYVANA Difficulty level: 7[/highlight] [img=champ/shyvana.png] WARD YOUR JUNGLE!!!!!! she will definitely counter jungle you, and she's gonna hurt you early if she packed [imgsmall=summoners/exhaust.png]. You will need to ask your teammates for some assistance when face her. As for her ganks..... I LAUGH AT HER. XD [highlight]SKARNER Difficulty level: 7[/highlight] [img=champ/skarner.png] "GET OFF OF MY THING" is exactly what you want to do when playing against skarner. He is pretty fast at clearing and his ganks are decent before level 6. He is really dependent on blue though so, if you are able to kill him with blue buff you can really screw him. He has a perma slow that is almost impossible to get away from with red buff so make sure you don't get caught. As far as dueling you will come out on top, bu be careful this guys is excellent at kiting you. I recommend counter ganking him rather than just ganking, if you catch him before he catches you will come out on top. Also Skarner is my other favorite jungler so if you are interested in playing him he's a guide by theoddone: (NOTE: ALL CREDIT GOES TO THEODDONE FOR HIS GUIDE!) [highlight]TRUNDLE Difficulty level: 6[/highlight] [img=champ/trundle.png] Trundle will troll you.... he can take our red buff at level two so make sure your support wards it. He has a fast jungle speed, but you come out on dueling and ganking. Trundle is currently underplayed , but to honest I think he's a decent champ, they just might have to rework him. [highlight]TRYNDAMERE Difficulty level: 2[/highlight] [img=champ/tryndamere.png] Just buy armor, and win [highlight]UDYR Difficulty level: 8[/highlight] [img=champ/udyr.png] Now it all comes down to which jungle type udyr? If it is Phoenix Udyr be aware of counter jungleing because this guy is fast, as far as dueling you will definitely come out on top. Tiger Udyr is slower but is still a faster jungler than you, and as far as dueling he'll rip you to shreds!! :D Udyr is a strong jungle pick and he can easily take on xin any day. [highlight]WARWICK Difficulty level: 1[/highlight] [img=champ/warwick.png] You do everything better or just as well as him. Sustain in jungle is a tie, ganking you beat the crap out of him even when he's level 6, and both of you guys are slow junglers so don't worry much on counter jungling. You can beat him a duel as long as he's not too ahead. [highlight]WUKONG Difficulty level: 1[/highlight] [img=champ/wukong.png] You are just the better version of this monkey XD, more cc, better ganks, more sustain,all he has is a slightly faster jungle speed. And if he gets annoying just get a [imgsmall=items/oracles-elixir.png]. You got this Xin. :D [highlight]XIN ZHAO Difficulty level: 5[/highlight] [img=champ/xinzhao.png] Pretty much whoever is the better player wins this one. Hopefully you are since you are using this guide. >:3

It is very important to know the spawn and respawn times of jungle creeps especially dragon and baron. So here is a list of the jungle creep times: wraiths: spawn time: 1:40, respawn time: 1:00 wolves: spawn time: 1:40, respawn time: 0:50 golems: spawn time: 1:40, respawn time: 1:00 red buff: spawn time: 1:55 respawn time: 5:00 blue buff: spawn time: 1:55, respawn time: 5:00 dragon: spawn time: 2:30, respawn time: 6:00 Baron: spawn time: 15:00, respawn time: 7:00

This chart will inform you on how much damage your smite spell will do as you level up. [imgext=]

Now The most important thing a jungler wants is map control, with that you will need wards to control the map. Here is a map of good places to place your wards. The wards are the green circle things. :P [imgext=] With these wards you are now able to prevent counter jungling and also help your teammates from getting ganked.

When the game starts you basically just want to do your normal jungle route whether it is blue or red. Only invade if your team has a strong level one team like a team with champions like[imgsmall=champ/alistar.png][imgsmall=champ/blitzcrank.png][imgsmall=champ/leona.png][imgsmall=champ/maokai.png][imgsmall=champ/nautilus.png][imgsmall=champ/pantheon.png][imgsmall=champ/renekton.png][imgsmall=champ/riven.png][imgsmall=champ/ryze.png][imgsmall=champ/shen.png][imgsmall=champ/singed.png][imgsmall=champ/volibear.png] Otherwise ask your mid to leash and close lanes to guard you. If the enemy team tries to invade, quickly rush to the enemy's blue and take it(you will need help). If starting red reach level 2 and gank. If you start blue, reach level 3 and gank.

The Laning phase should slowly be coming to an end now, and everyone will probably be roaming. By now you should have your core build finished, if not you are behind and need to start power farming and catch up. During mid game both teams will be competing for dragon, their own buffs, and sometimes even an early baron. Make sure when team fights break out that you either kill their source of damage or protect your own source of damage. I recommend focusing their ap carry, as well as protecting your own ap carry since this is the part of the game where that role shines and destroys teams. There are also some situations where the ad carry is fed or they are just an early game ad carry like[imgsmall=champ/ezreal.png] then you might switch focus towards the ad carry. Xin's mid game is weaker than his early and late game so don't get overconfident and go full man mode yet, and throwing the game for your team. It is also an important job for you as the jungler to ward the map and make sure your teammates or yourself do not get caught in a nasty situation.

Like xin's early game he has a strong late game. During late game there are going to be a lot of team fights and dragon and baron fights. This is the part of the game where xin is going to go full man mode and destroy the enemy's carries. It is important for you to know that when i say "full man mode" i do not mean be stupid and charge into a 1v5!!!!! By this i mean that now you are at your full potential as a tanky dps. By now if your build is nearing it's end, you should be forcing your enemy to do two things. These things are either focusing you down and letting your carry rip them to shreds, because you will not fall easily, or attempt to focus your carry while you pin them down and destroy them.

Now There are two missions that xin has to complete in order to win the team fight, these two missions are called KUNG PAO FUCK CARRY IN FACE, and GENERAL TSO CHICKEN SHIELD. :D [highlight]Mission Number One: KUNG PAO FUCK CARRY IN FACE[/highlight] This is basically when you initiate on the enemy carry and just go wild, you should be able to catch them if they are out of position. This a really risky way of starting a fight though, mainly because if you fail to kill or remove their carry from the fight it can result in your team losing the team fight. When you initiate i recommend using your [imgsmall=summoners/ghost.png], then charging in with[imgsmall=skills/xinzhao/e.png] and following up with [imgsmall=skills/xinzhao/r.png] therfore knocking everyone else away, this way you separate the carry from the rest of his team. Continue attacking with [imgsmall=skills/xinzhao/q.png] and[imgsmall=skills/xinzhao/w.png] until the carry is either dead or too scared to return to the battlefield. [highlight]Mission Number Two: GENERAL TSO CHICKEN SHIELD[/highlight] This mission is a lot safer, but will not involve you initiating. Have someone else incaiate our team fight. Now your job is to protect your carry with your life. DO NOT LET YOUR POOR LITTLE [imgsmall=champ/ashe.png] DIE!!!!!!!!! Use [imgsmall=skills/xinzhao/r.png] to prevent the enemy bruisers from touching your carry, and follow up with [imgsmall=skills/xinzhao/e.png] and[imgsmall=skills/xinzhao/q.png] to cc down the enemy. If you are able to keep your carry alive throughout most or the entire team fight, then this mission is complete. :)

Sorry guys currently I am unable to post any videos of my xin zhao game main because I'm too poor to afford a video camera. Hopefully I'll be able to get a camera one of these days. XD UPDATE: I CAN NOW POST SOME CRAPPY VIDEOS YAY! Now this next video is just for shits and giggles [youtube][/youtube] DO NOT FOLLOW THIS GUY'S BUILD He's ON FUCKING CRACK XD Ganking mid video [youtube][/youtube] This is a video of me performing a successful mid lane gank Ganking Top video [youtube][/youtube] This is a video of me performing a successful top lane gank. Ninja Gank Top Lane Video [youtube][/youtube] This is a video of me performing a successful through lane gank(ninja gank) on top lane. Focusing Out the Carry in a Skirmish [youtube][/youtube] This is a video of me successfully singling out the carry from a skirmish.

FINALLY it has taken me freaking 3 days to finish this guide. As you know this is my first guide, and it might also be last O.O....... Other than that I hope this guide has helped you in playing xin zhao, and feel free to leave a comment whether it be positive or negative I'll gladly respond. :D GOOD LUCK HAVE FUN AND "TO THE ARENA!" [imgext=]

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