Mobalytics

Skarner • build

champion classes fighter

Fighter

Easy difficulty

Power Spike (Early, Mid, Late)

Early

Mid

Late

Playstyle

Damage Type

25% ap

75% ad

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Jungle

Win  53.1%  Pick 4.5%  Ban 0.4%

Skarner Cinderhulk Jungle

Win 60.3% • Default build

Skarner Cinderhulk Jungle

Win 60.3% • Default build

Skarner Conqueror Jungle

Win 58.5% • Default build

Skarner Phase Rush Jungle

Win 58% • Default build

Skarner Runes

Best runes for the selected Skarner build:

Domination
Sorcery

Summoner Spells

Core Items

Starting Items

Hunter's Talisman
Refillable Potion
Oracle Lens

Early Items

Stalker's Blade
Boots of Speed
Control Ward

Core Items

Enchantment: Cinderhulk
Trinity Force
Mercury's Treads

Full Build

Enchantment: Cinderhulk
Trinity Force
Mercury's Treads
Dead Man's Plate
Righteous Glory
Randuin's Omen

Situational Items

All

Sterak's Gage
Thornmail
Adaptive Helm
Abyssal Mask
Gargoyle Stoneplate
Death's Dance

Items vs heavy AP team

Adaptive Helm
Abyssal Mask
Dead Man's Plate

Items vs heavy AD team

Dead Man's Plate
Thornmail
Randuin's Omen

Skarner Skill order

Q
E
W
Recommended skill order for Skarner Cinderhulk Jungle build:
SkarnerVirulentSlash
SkarnerExoskeleton
SkarnerFracture
SkarnerImpale
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R
17
W
18
W

Skarner Best lane matchups

Zac

+ 187.3

GD@15

Kayn

+ 70.2

GD@15

Fiddlesticks

+ 0.3

GD@15

Skarner Worst lane matchups

Shaco

- 373.8

GD@15

Lee Sin

- 221.1

GD@15

Vi

- 181.3

GD@15

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General information

Skarner Abilities

Description
Cooldowns

Crystal Spires

Skarner_Passive
P

Causes 6 Crystal Spires to appear at fixed points on the Rift. These spires can be captured by champions. Skarner gains Crystal Charge while within range of a Crystal Spire controlled by his team, for 1.25 seconds after triggering Crystal Venom, or for 1.75 seconds after stinging an enemy with Impale. Crystal Charge: Gains bonus movement speed, attack speed, and mana regen.

Crystal Slash

SkarnerVirulentSlash
Q

Slashes around himself, dealing physical damage to all surrounding enemies. Subsequent uses of Crystal Slash on an enemy that has already been hit by it will dish out bonus magic damage to them. Auto-attacks reduce this ability's cooldown.

Crystalline Exoskeleton

SkarnerExoskeleton
W

Crystallizes himself, gaining a shield for up to 6 seconds and initial bonus movement speed that accelerates by 100% over 3 seconds while the shield is present.

Fracture

SkarnerFracture
E

Passive: On triggering Crystal Venom or stinging an enemy with Impale, Fracture's cooldown is reduced by the corresponding base duration of the disable. Active: Launches a blast of crystalline energy in the target direction, dealing magic damage to all enemies struck and slowing them for 2.5 seconds, as well as marking them with Crystal Venom for 5 seconds. Skarner's next auto-attack against a marked target will consume it to deal bonus physical damage. It will also stun them for 1.25 seconds.

Impale

SkarnerImpale
R

Roots the enemy target and impales them with his stinger. He deals them 60% AD physical damage and bonus magic damage and reveals and suppresses them for 1.75 seconds. He can drag his victim along with himself during that duration, and the target takes the same damage again after the duration ends.

Basic combos

Jungling Combo

SkarnerFracture
E
AA
SkarnerVirulentSlash
Q
AA
SkarnerVirulentSlash
Q
AA

Basic jungle camp clearing combo. Make sure to hit as many monsters with your E as possible to stun them all. Nothing more to say here...

Ganking Combo

SkarnerExoskeleton
W
SkarnerFracture
E
AA
SkarnerVirulentSlash
Q
AA
SkarnerVirulentSlash
Q
AA

Activate your W while you approach the lane. Then throw out your E to stun them. Don't throw it out prematurely as the enemy may dodge it.

Ganking Combo With Ult

SkarnerFracture
E
SkarnerImpale
R
AA
SkarnerVirulentSlash
Q
AA
SkarnerVirulentSlash
Q
AA

Use your Ultimate to bring the enemy closer to your team mate. Then, use your E to stun them.

Quick tips to play Skarner

Make sure you farm as much as you can in the early game. Hitting level 6 quickly will increase your kill pressure as Skarner relies heavily on his Ultimate ImpaleR.
In team fights, use your Ultimate ImpaleR on key targets that do not have QSS. Do not use it on champions who have QSS.
Avoid team fighting unless your Ultimate ImpaleR is up as you’re somewhat limited to what you can achieve while it’s on cooldown.

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