Builds and Runes: Champion Skarner's Guide

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Skarner is a champion fighter. Skarner has abilities that allow the champion to perform strong ganks, as well as having strong crowd control power. His main ability is his ultimate, which is a powerful initiation for both ganks and team fights, forcing any champion who doesn't want to undergo such an initiation to buy a mercury bandana. Typically, this champion is used in the wild.

Champion Description

“Skarner is an immense crystalline scorpion from a hidden valley of Shurima. Part of the ancient race of Brackern, Skarner and their ilk are known for their great knowledge and deep connection to the land, as their souls are infused with powerful living crystals that hold the memories of their ancestors. In a very ancient era, the Brackerns went into hibernation to prevent unforeseen magical destruction, but recent ominous events have awakened Skarner. As the only Brackern awake, he fights to protect his fellow men from those who seek to harm them.”

Skarner's abilities

(Passive) Crystal Spirals: Skarner's presence causes crystals to appear in specific locations on the map, which can be captured by any team standing on them. Skarner gains increased Movement Speed, Attack Speed, and Mana Regen when near crystals captured by his team.

(Q) Crystal Slash: Skarner attacks with his claws, dealing Physical Damage to all nearby enemies and charging himself with Crystal Energy for several seconds if a unit is hit. If he casts Crystal Slash again while empowered by Crystal Energy, he deals bonus magic damage.

(W) Crystalline Exoskeleton: Skarner gains a shield, and while the shield persists, his Movement Speed ​​increases.

(E) Fracture: Skarner summons a blast of crystalline energy that damages and slows enemies hit. Basic attacks on these enemies for a short time will stun them.

(R) Impale: Skarner suppresses an enemy champion and deals damage to them. During this period, Skarner can move freely and will drag his helpless victim with him. When the effect wears off, the target takes additional damage.

Skarner's Builds and Runes

These are currently the most used runes for this champion. (Patch 10.19)

It is worth remembering that the secondary runes can be changed depending on your opponents.

Evolution of in-game skills

Below is how most players evolve their champion's skills in-game.

most used spells

The most used spells for this champion are:

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  • Flash
  • To strike

most used items

The items shown below are the ones most used by Skarner players. It is worth remembering that some items can be changed according to opposing champions.

Starting Items

  • Hunter's Talisman
  • Potion with Refill

End Items

  • Enchantment: Burning Titan
  • Mercury Steps
  • Trinity Force
  • Dead man's breastplate
  • Armor of Thorns
  • Gloria Integra

Skarner's Tips and Tricks

  • Kalista's ultimate will negate (R) Impale if Skarner uses it on the champion with the pact.
  • Controlling your Pillars is essential to effectively clearing your jungle and moving quickly.
  • Use (E) Fracture to slow your target first, then apply damage to stun them.
  • You can control an enemy for a long time using (E) Fracture and your (R) Impale right away.
  • The (Q) Crystal Cut skill will allow you to do a lot of damage in a short amount of time if you use it to “Reset” your auto-attacks.

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