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Skarner • build

champion classes fighter

Fighter

Easy difficulty

Power Spike (Early, Mid, Late)

Early

Mid

Late

Playstyle

Damage Type

25% ap

75% ad

;

Jungle

Win  54.6%  Pick 3.5%  Ban 0.6%

Predator Turbo Chemtank

Win 62.1% • Default build

PhaseRush Turbo Chemtank

Win 59% • Default build

PhaseRush Turbo Chemtank

Win 59% • Default build

PhaseRush Sunfire Aegis

Win 58.7% • Default build

Skarner Runes

Best runes for the selected Skarner build:

Domination
Sorcery

Summoner Spells

Core Items

Starting Items

Hailblade
Refillable Potion
Oracle Lens

Early Items

Bami's Cinder
Control Ward

Core Items

Turbo Chemtank
Dead Man's Plate
Mercury's Treads

Full Build

Turbo Chemtank
Dead Man's Plate
Mercury's Treads
Thornmail
Force of Nature
Warmog's Armor

Situational Items

All

Abyssal Mask
Randuin's Omen
Sterak's Gage
Titanic Hydra
Gargoyle Stoneplate
Frozen Heart

Items vs heavy AP team

Force of Nature
Abyssal Mask
Gargoyle Stoneplate

Items vs heavy AD team

Thornmail
Randuin's Omen
Frozen Heart

Skarner Skill order

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

Skarner Best lane matchups

Vi

+ 127.7

GD@15

Zac

+ 124.8

GD@15

Udyr

+ 100.7

GD@15

Skarner Worst lane matchups

Evelynn

- 213.8

GD@15

Hecarim

- 173.1

GD@15

Master Yi

- 142.2

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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