The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition
We calculated our Skarner build suggestions by analyzing 37,216 recently ranked LoL rounds with him selected. We only propose the highest winrate Skarner builds that have been used by ranked players enough times for us to propose them. With so many matches in our dataset, we are very confident in our suggested builds.
To find more focused build guidance and advice, you should take a look at our guide to playing with Skarner at the bottom of the page. Additionally, to view Skarner builds dedicated to a particular division, choose your desired division from the dropdown menu found above. If you select a different division, the best Skarner build will reflect that tier's meta game.
Best Skarner Runes
If you are trying to beat a well-mixed enemy team comp, you should really consider grabbing Skarner the Predator, Cheap Shot, Zombie Ward, Relentless Hunter, Waterwalking, and Celerity runes. In recent matches, he won the greatest percentage of his matches when using these runes. However, if you are playing a different enemy team comp, such as an AD heavy or a tank focused team, you should instead browse further down to get the best Skarner runes to win your particular round.
Versus Selected Team Comp
Best Items for Your Skarner Build
The most critical items to include in your Skarner build include: Turbo Chemtank, Dead Man's Plate, Force of Nature, and Cosmic Drive. Moreover, like our rune recommendations, you can also find great, dedicated, Skarner item builds below for the specific enemy team comp you are facing in your ongoing match. Those who included these items in their builds had a greater win rate than those who went for other builds for Skarner.
vs AD Heavy Teams
vs AP Heavy Teams
vs CC Heavy Teams
vs Tanky Teams
Guide to Playing with Skarner
- All of Skarner's abilities make him a potent ganker, make sure to combo all your skills to take down enemy carries early.
- Initiate ganks with Fracture to slow down your target and mark them with Crystal Venom.
- Follow up Fracture with an auto attack to stun your target and then hit them with Crystal Slash.