Xin Zhao vs Skarner Counter Build

How to Win Xin Zhao vs Skarner Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Skarner as Xin Zhao in LoL

How to Beat Skarner as Xin Zhao

1,821 Xin Zhao vs Skarner Matchups Analyzed

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First Blood


Best Xin Zhao Items to Counter Skarner

The best items to prioritize in your Xin Zhao versus Skarner build include Guardian Angel, Sterak's Gage, and Eclipse. When Xin Zhao included at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better versus Skarner than with most other commonly used item sets.


6.7 | Xin Zhao Skarner | 4.2


6.4 | Xin Zhao Skarner | 5.5


7.8 | Xin Zhao Skarner | 10

Best Xin Zhao Runes to Counter Skarner

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight
To have the highest probability of defeating Skarner as Xin Zhao, you should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Magical Footwear, and Cosmic Insight runes. Of all the rune sets players chose for Xin Zhao vs Skarner matchups, this combo of runes yielded the best win rate. We have also displayed the top Skarner runes to fend off Xin Zhao to help you grasp how he will likely be built against your champion.

Runes Skarner Will Likely Use to Counter Xin Zhao

Phase Rush Rune Phase Rush
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight

Xin Zhao vs Skarner Counter Stats Summary

The stats provided here emphasize some significant Xin Zhao versus Skarner counter statistics that can help you explain the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Xin Zhao’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is worse than Skarner’s ratio of 2.6, highlighting that Xin Zhao may be less central to his team's team fighting capability than Skarner.

Xin zhao typically has a much larger longest kill spree than his counter does. Typically, Xin Zhao takes more damage than Skarner. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Xin Zhao often racks up a similar amount of CS than Skarner. Champs that don't amass many minion kills normally don't need much CS to be useful. Instead, they are capable of scaling adequately off their skills and stats alone. However, champions with tons of CS, such as carries, typically need a lot of items to be useful. In either situation, try to beat the averages shown here to do well.

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Killing Spree

3.1 | Xin Zhao Skarner | 2

Damage Dealt

17,272 | Xin Zhao Skarner | 11,014

Damage Taken

31,132 | Xin Zhao Skarner | 24,983

Gold Earned

11,076 | Xin Zhao Skarner | 10,001

Minions Killed

40 | Xin Zhao Skarner | 34


5.7 | Xin Zhao Skarner | 5.2

Dragons Killed

2.1 | Xin Zhao Skarner | 1.9

Barons Killed

0.5 | Xin Zhao Skarner | 0.4


1 | Xin Zhao Skarner | 0.9

Xin Zhao vs Skarner Matchup Summary

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of recently ranked LoL rounds each and every week. In our database, Xin Zhao fought Skarner in 1,821 matches. Using so many matchups for Xin Zhao versus Skarner gives us confidence in our ability to provide actionable stats and a supported build to obliterate your enemy.

This counter matchup is relatively rare. Xin Zhao has to counter Skarner in only 1.0% of his games. Xin Zhao does a good job of beating Skarner. On average, he wins a fantastic 52.0% of games the champions fight each other in. In Xin Zhao versus Skarner games, Xin Zhao’s team is 5.0% more expected to obtain first blood, implying that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Skarner.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 1,821 Xin Zhao vs Skarner 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 Xin Zhao 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.