How to Win Kayn vs Skarner Counter Matchup Kayn is in the s tier of champions

Kayn vs Skarner

How to Beat Skarner as Kayn in LoL Skarner is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Skarner as Kayn

based on 565 Kayn vs Skarner matchups
Win Rate
49.4 %
K/D/A
2.37
Pick Rate
0.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup stats from the millions of recently rated LoL matches that we analyze each and every week. This guide on how to beat Skarner as Kayn resulted from an analysis of 565 ranked matches where both champs faced off against each other. This particular champion pairing is somewhat rare. Kayn fights Skarner in only 0.5% of his games.

Kayn vs Skarner Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Kayn has done a poor job of beating Skarner. On average, he wins a acceptable 49.4% of matches the champions fight each other in. In Kayn against Skarner matches, Kayn’s side is 0.0% more probable to get first blood. This indicates that he most likely will get first blood against Skarner.

Best Kayn vs Skarner Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordIronspike Whip

Core Kayn Items

~22 Mins
GoredrinkerBlack CleaverDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Serylda's GrudgeMuramana

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Kayn to level up q
>
Second ability for Kayn to level up w
>
Last skill for Kayn to max out e

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve ConditioningRevitalize
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Kayn's passive ability p
Kayn q ability q
Kayn w ability w
Kayn e ability e
Kayn's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Skarner as Kayn

Tips for Playing as Kayn against Skarner

Look at the line-up of both your team and the enemy's team when picking your form.

Remember that nearby enemies can see which wall you're in.

Advice to Win Against Skarner

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 can't harm you very much outside of short range, so stay away from him!

Skarner's Move Speed is increased as long as his shield, Crystalline Exoskeleton, persists. Attack him to lower his speed.

Kayn vs Skarner Counter Stats

Kayn Image
Win Rate
49.4 %
VS
Win Rate
50.6 %
Skarner Image
6.8
< Kills >
4.3
6.3
< Deaths >
5.5
8.1
< Assists >
10
1.55
< Killing Sprees >
0.96
40
< Minions Killed >
48
1.38
< Dragons Killed >
1.34
0.41
< Inhibitors >
0.43
17,961
< Physical Damage >
7,419
460
< Magic Damage >
4,765
1,181
< True Damage >
1,357
19,602
< Damage Dealt >
13,541
36,694
< Damage Taken >
28,098
12,134
< Gold Earned >
10,642
1.42
< Towers >
1.52
0.31
< Baron Takedowns >
0.25
14,929
< Total Healing >
5,952
13,692
< Experience >
13,314
19
< Vision Score >
22
5
< Wards Placed >
7
291
< Time Dealing CC >
678

How to Counter Skarner with Kayn in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page show some influential Kayn versus Skarner matchup stats that may help us appreciate the differences between the pair. As an example, Kayn’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Skarner’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Kayn may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Skarner..

Kayn usually has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his counter does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Skarner. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Kayn and Skarner

Damage Types Compared

Kayn
Skarner
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Kayn
Skarner

Who is Better, Kayn or Skarner?

Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Kayn usually fairs equally well when facing off against Skarner, with a 49.4% win rate. Thus, Kayn makes an ok counter for Skarner.

While Kayn does have a lower winrate than Skarner, when they face off with one another, Kayn also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult character to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Kayn into Skarneras his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Kayn also has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Skarner. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Kayn vs Skarner matchups, Skarner is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Kayn is a somewhat poor counter to Skarner. Make sure you focus your strategy on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Kayn against Skarner.

Additional Information for Kayn Players

How We Calculated Our Kayn vs Skarner Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Skarner as Kayn, we analyzed 565 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Skarner as Kayn comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To truly master Kayn to counter Skarner during both the laning 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 listen to the build and suggestions shown here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Kayn often racks up a similar amount of CS compared to Skarner. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The best items to focus on in your Kayn versus Skarner build include Goredrinker, Black Cleaver, and Death's Dance. When Kayn incorporated at least these three items in his build, he did much better vs. Skarner than with many other typical builds. In fact, Kayn boasted an average winrate of 49.4% when playing against Skarner with this build.

To have the best chance of annihilating Skarner as Kayn, Kayn players should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Conditioning, and Revitalize runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Kayn vs Skarner face-offs, this combination of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 49.4% win rate overall.

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