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Skarner·Top Build

Threads of VibrationP
Shattered Earth / UpheavalQ
Seismic BastionW
Ixtal's ImpactE
ImpaleR
Win rate52.4%
Pick rate3.5%
Ban rate28.0%
Matches42 975-
Skarner Top has a 52.4% win rate with 3.5% pick rate in eloName and is currently ranked A tier. Based on our analysis of 42 975 matches in patch patch the best build for Skarner is Sunfire Aegis, Plated Steelcaps, Winter's Approach, Thornmail, and Jak'Sho, The Protean. Most picked runes for Skarner Top are Grasp of the Undying, Shield Bash, Second Wind, and Overgrowth for primary tree, as well as Manaflow Band, and Transcendence for secondary tree.
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Skarner Build

Top Top  Patch 14.10

Most Popular

Win Rate 57.0% based on 10 968 matches

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Recommended builds

Build
WR
Grasp of the UndyingSorcery
Sunfire Aegis

Most Popular

57.0%
Arcane CometResolve
Sunfire Aegis

2nd Most Popular

54.6%
Grasp of the UndyingSorcery
Hollow Radiance

Alternative

56.4%
Grasp of the UndyingSorcery
Heartsteel

Off-Meta

56.5%

Top Players

Player name
WR

Licorice Pro

75.0%

JaxPlank Pro

75.0%
iconRankName

kookykrook OTP

66.7%

Matchup Specific

vs Champion
WR

Camille

55.5%

K'Sante

58.8%

runes

Resolve
Resolve
Grasp of the UndyingAftershockGuardian
Demolish
Font of Life
Shield Bash
Conditioning
Second Wind
Bone Plating
Overgrowth
Revitalize
Unflinching
Sorcery
Sorcery
Nullifying Orb
Manaflow Band
Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence
Celerity
Absolute Focus
Scorch
Waterwalking
Gathering Storm
Adaptive Force
Attack Speed
Ability Haste
Adaptive Force
Move Speed
Health Scaling
Health
Tenacity and Slow Resist
Health Scaling

spells

SummonerFlash

D

SummonerTeleport

F

items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's Shield
Health Potion
Stealth Ward

@ 14 sec

Early Items

Tear of the Goddess
Boots

@ 3 min

Core Items

Sunfire Aegis
Plated Steelcaps
Winter's Approach

@ 19 min

Full Build

Sunfire Aegis
Plated Steelcaps
Winter's Approach
Thornmail
Jak'Sho, The Protean
Randuin's Omen

ability order

Max:

Q

right arrow

W

right arrow

E

right arrow

Skills

Threads of Vibration
Shattered Earth / Upheaval
Seismic Bastion
Ixtal's Impact
Impale
1
Q
2
W
3
E
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
17
E
18
E

situational items

Kaenic Rookern
Abyssal Mask
Frozen Heart
Heartsteel
Iceborn Gauntlet
Spirit Visage

Skarner Matchups Overview

Skarner General information

Skarner tips and tricks

Your Ultimate is a strong ability. If you can, try to use it as often as you can. This can be made easier by keeping the wave near your tower as you can pull the enemy into your tower.

Try to use your Ultimate on the enemy in team fights when they’re grouped together. Locking down as many champions and carries as possible.

Look to win lane and roam around the map. Use your E to gank the mid-lane and help them. Whenever you want to use your E in lane, check the map so you don’t over-extend and then get ganked!

Skarner combos

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The Best Skarner Builds, Runes and Items for Top in

Most Popular

If you want to use the most popular Skarner Top build, you should take Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells. For runes, you should pick Grasp of the Undying as your keystone, followed by Shield Bash, Second Wind and Overgrowth in the primary tree, as well as Manaflow Band and Transcendence in the secondary tree. For rune shards, you want Attack Speed in offense, Health Scaling in flex and Health Scaling in defense, though it depends on the matchup. Finally, for your items, you should build Sunfire Aegis as your first item, followed by Plated Steelcaps and Winter's Approach. For your last 3 items, you should build Thornmail, Jak'Sho, The Protean and finish with Randuin's Omen. For the skill order, you want to stick with Q - W - E. Right now, this build has 57.0% winrate over 10 968 matches played.

Optional

Your second option for Skarner Top build would be to take Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells. The runes that this build takes advantage of are Arcane Comet as your keystone, Manaflow Band, Transcendence and Scorch in the primary tree, and Overgrowth with Second Wind in the secondary tree. The shards used in this build are Adaptive Force in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health Scaling in defense. The items for the build are Sunfire Aegis, which you should build first, followed by Plated Steelcaps as your second item and Winter's Approach as your third item. The rest of the items in order are Thornmail, Jak'Sho, The Protean and Randuin's Omen. The skill order for this build is Q - W - E. In the current patch, this build has a 54.6% win rate over 3 468 matches.

Alternative

If you're looking for alternatives, you can use Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells, with runes being Grasp of the Undying as your keystone, Shield Bash, Second Wind and Overgrowth in the primary tree, and Manaflow Band with Transcendence in the secondary tree, as well as Attack Speed, Health Scaling, and Health Scaling as your rune shards. The items that this build incorporates are Hollow Radiance as your first item, then Mercury's Treads as a second item and Winter's Approach as a third item. You want to finish the build with Thornmail, Jak'Sho, The Protean and Randuin's Omen. As far as ability max order goes, you want to keep it Q - W - E. This build is currently sitting at a 56.4% win rate across 3 166 matches played.

Off-Meta

If you want to try an Off-Meta Skarner Top build in the current patch, try Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells, Grasp of the Undying, Shield Bash, Second Wind and Overgrowth as your primary rune tree, and Manaflow Band with Transcendence as your secondary tree. Use Attack Speed, Health Scaling and Health Scaling as your shards. For items in this build, you want to complete Heartsteel as your first item, then finish Plated Steelcaps as your second item, and Winter's Approach as third item. The last 3 options are Sunfire Aegis, Thornmail and Jak'Sho, The Protean. The ability order for this build is Q - W - E. As of the current patch, this build has a 56.5% win rate over 3 043 matches played.

Situational Skarner Runes and Items

Depending on the context of your game, your matchup, and enemy champions, you might want to consider building some situational items or take specific runes. Carefully examine your team, enemy team, game state , and your matchup to plan your Skarner build accordingly! For example, when it comes to rune shards, you might want to take either Armor or Magic Resist, depending on which champion you are about to lane against.

Furthermore, if you want a more detailed breakdown, you should also check out Skarner runes page.

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