Devastating Charge deals more damage based on the distance traveled. Try using Onslaught of Shadows or Summoner Spells such as Ghost or Flash to maximize this damage.
Spirit of Dread restores Health when nearby enemies take damage, including damage dealt by allies. Cast this during a large fight to maximize Hecarim's survivability.
Skarner can't harm you very much outside of short range, so stay away from him!
Skarner is especially dangerous when inside Crystal Spire zones his team controls. Try to capture them ahead of time if a fight may break out around them.
Skarner's Move Speed is increased as long as his shield, Crystalline Exoskeleton, persists. Attack him to lower his speed.
The stats shown here emphasize several important Hecarim versus Skarner counter statistics that can help us appreciate the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Hecarim’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Skarner’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Hecarim may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Skarner..
Hecarim normally has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his enemy does. Commonly, he receives more damage than Skarner. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to escape further harm when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Hecarim usually loses when trying to fight Skarner, with a 48.0% win rate. Thus, Hecarim makes a poor counter for Skarner.
While Hecarim does have a lower winrate compared to Skarner, when on opposite teams, Hecarim also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more challenging character to learn and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Hecarim into Skarner.
Furthermore, Hecarim has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Skarner. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Hecarim vs Skarner matchups, Skarner is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.
Hecarim is a bad counter to Skarner. You will do well by focussing your play on maximizing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Hecarim against Skarner.
If you would like to truly master Hecarim in order to counter Skarner during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats presented here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Hecarim on average accumulates a similar amount of CS relative to Skarner. Champs who on average don't earn many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers shown on this page to do well.
The top items to have in your Hecarim versus Skarner build consist of Duskblade of Draktharr, Muramana, and Spear Of Shojin. When Hecarim incorporated at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better when facing Skarner than with many other common item sets. In fact, Hecarim had an average winrate of 48.0% when playing against Skarner with this counter build.
To have the highest probability of coming out on top against Skarner as Hecarim, you should take the Phase Rush, Nimbus Cloak, Celerity, Waterwalking, Eyeball Collection, and Ingenious Hunter runes from the Sorcery and Domination rune sets. Of all the runes we have analyed for Hecarim vs Skarner counterpicks, this order of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 48.0% winrate overall.
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