Skarner Build

The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition

LoL Champion

Skarner

119,460 LoL Matches Analyzed

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Summary

We established our Skarner build suggestions by analyzing 119,460 recently ranked League games with him in them. We only advise the best winrate Skarner builds that were built by ranked League players enough times for us to suggest them. With so many matches in our dataset, we are very confident in our suggested builds.

For more focused build advice and strategies, please check out our guide at the bottom of the page. Additionally, to get Skarner builds tailored to a particular division, pick a different rank from the dropdown menu found above. In that case, the proposed Skarner build will be based on that tier's meta game.

Best Skarner Runes

If you are playing a mixed enemy team composition, you should really consider grabbing yourself the Predator, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Celerity, and Nimbus Cloak runes. In recent games, he won the greatest fraction of his rounds when built with these runes. However, if you are fighting a different enemy team composition, such as an AD focused or a tank heavy team, you should instead browse below to get the best Skarner runes to defeat your particular enemy team.

Overall

Predator Rune Predator
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Relentless Hunter Rune Relentless Hunter
Celerity Rune Celerity
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Versus Selected Team Comp
Phase Rush Rune Phase Rush
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking
Future's Market Rune Future's Market
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight

Best Items for Your Skarner Build

The most critical items to incorporate into your Skarner build are: Trinity Force, Sterak's Gage, Spirit Visage, and Dead Man's Plate. Moreover, like our rune setups, you can also find great, dedicated, Skarner item builds below for the specific enemy team comp you are fighting in your ongoing match. Players who included these pieces in their builds had a much better winrate than players who went for other builds for Skarner.

LoL Item Trinity ForceLoL Item Sterak's GageLoL Item Spirit VisageLoL Item Dead Man's Plate

vs AD Heavy Teams

LoL Item Turbo ChemtankLoL Item ThornmailLoL Item Frozen HeartLoL Item Dead Man's Plate

vs AP Heavy Teams

LoL Item Turbo ChemtankLoL Item Warmog's ArmorLoL Item Dead Man's PlateLoL Item Force of Nature

vs CC Heavy Teams

LoL Item Turbo ChemtankLoL Item ThornmailLoL Item Maw of MalmortiusLoL Item Force of Nature

vs Tanky Teams

LoL Item Turbo ChemtankLoL Item Warmog's ArmorLoL Item Dead Man's PlateLoL Item Force of Nature

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.