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Xin Zhao·Jungle Build

DeterminationP
Three Talon StrikeQ
Wind Becomes LightningW
Audacious ChargeE
Crescent GuardR
Win rate51.6%
Pick rate4.0%
Ban rate1.0%
Matches54 713-
Xin Zhao Jungle has a 51.6% win rate with 4.0% pick rate in Emerald + and is currently ranked A tier. Based on our analysis of 54 713 matches in patch 14.12 the best build for Xin Zhao is Sundered Sky, Plated Steelcaps, Black Cleaver, Sterak's Gage, and Frozen Heart. Most picked runes for Xin Zhao Jungle are Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, and Coup de Grace for primary tree, as well as Cosmic Insight, and Magical Footwear for secondary tree.
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Xin Zhao Build

Jungle Jungle  Patch 14.12

Most Popular

Win Rate 55.6% based on 11 429 matches

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Recommended builds

Build
WR
ConquerorInspiration
Sundered Sky

Most Popular

55.6%
ConquerorInspiration
Eclipse

2nd Most Popular

55.4%
ConquerorInspiration
Titanic Hydra

Alternative

54.9%
Hail of BladesPrecision
Eclipse

Off-Meta

55.1%

Top Players
ALL

Player name
WR

Yike Pro

71.4%

Evil Lobster Pro

64.7%
iconRankName

Vedoluinim OTP

63.0%

Matchup Specific

vs Champion
WR

Lee Sin

57.0%

Viego

53.1%

runes

Precision
Precision
Press the AttackFleet FootworkConqueror
Absorb Life
Triumph
Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Haste
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace
Cut Down
Last Stand
Inspiration
Inspiration
Hextech Flashtraption
Magical Footwear
Cash Back
Triple Tonic
Time Warp Tonic
Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight
Approach Velocity
Jack Of All Trades
Adaptive Force
Attack Speed
Ability Haste
Adaptive Force
Move Speed
Health Scaling
Health
Tenacity and Slow Resist
Health Scaling

spells

SummonerFlash

D

SummonerSmite

F

items

Starter Items

Time Target
Gustwalker Hatchling
Health Potion
Stealth Ward

@ 14 sec

Early Items

Tunneler
Control Ward

@ 5 min

Core Items

Sundered Sky
Plated Steelcaps
Black Cleaver

@ 20 min

Full Build

Sundered Sky
Plated Steelcaps
Black Cleaver
Sterak's Gage
Frozen Heart
Guardian Angel

ability order

Max:

W

right arrow

E

right arrow

Q

right arrow

Skills

Determination
Three Talon Strike
Wind Becomes Lightning
Audacious Charge
Crescent Guard
1
E
2
W
3
Q
4
W
5
W
6
R
7
W
8
E
9
W
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
Q
15
Q
16
R
17
Q
18
Q

situational items

Wit's End
Death's Dance
Maw of Malmortius
Eclipse
Titanic Hydra
Randuin's Omen

Xin Zhao Matchups Overview

Xin Zhao General information

Xin Zhao tips and tricks

Xin Zhao is a good Jungler in the early game. Use your early strengths to invade the enemies jungle and steal away camps when you spot them on the opposite side of the map.

Avoid team fighting unless your Ultimate Crescent GuardR is up. Without it, you’ll be vulnerable and relatively easy to kill.

Don’t be afraid to repeatedly gank lanes. Xin Zhao is really good at ganking and can do so over and over again.

Xin Zhao combos

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The Best Xin Zhao Builds, Runes and Items for Jungle in Emerald +

Most Popular

If you want to use the most popular Xin Zhao Jungle build, you should take Flash and Smite as your Summoner Spells. For runes, you should pick Conqueror as your keystone, followed by Triumph, Legend: Alacrity and Coup de Grace in the primary tree, as well as Cosmic Insight and Magical Footwear in the secondary tree. For rune shards, you want Attack Speed in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health Scaling in defense, though it depends on the matchup. Finally, for your items, you should build Sundered Sky as your first item, followed by Plated Steelcaps and Black Cleaver. For your last 3 items, you should build Sterak's Gage, Frozen Heart and finish with Guardian Angel. For the skill order, you want to stick with W - E - Q. Right now, this build has 55.6% winrate over 11 429 matches played.

Optional

Your second option for Xin Zhao Jungle build would be to take Flash and Smite as your Summoner Spells. The runes that this build takes advantage of are Conqueror as your keystone, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity and Coup de Grace in the primary tree, and Cosmic Insight with Magical Footwear in the secondary tree. The shards used in this build are Attack Speed in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health Scaling in defense. The items for the build are Eclipse, which you should build first, followed by Plated Steelcaps as your second item and Sundered Sky as your third item. The rest of the items in order are Sterak's Gage, Frozen Heart and Black Cleaver. The skill order for this build is W - E - Q. In the current patch, this build has a 55.4% win rate over 8 943 matches.

Alternative

If you're looking for alternatives, you can use Flash and Smite as your Summoner Spells, with runes being Conqueror as your keystone, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity and Coup de Grace in the primary tree, and Cosmic Insight with Magical Footwear in the secondary tree, as well as Attack Speed, Adaptive Force, and Health Scaling as your rune shards. The items that this build incorporates are Titanic Hydra as your first item, then Plated Steelcaps as a second item and Sundered Sky as a third item. You want to finish the build with Sterak's Gage, Frozen Heart and Eclipse. As far as ability max order goes, you want to keep it W - E - Q. This build is currently sitting at a 54.9% win rate across 2 468 matches played.

Off-Meta

If you want to try an Off-Meta Xin Zhao Jungle build in the current patch, try Flash and Smite as your Summoner Spells, Hail of Blades, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection and Relentless Hunter as your primary rune tree, and Legend: Alacrity with Triumph as your secondary tree. Use Attack Speed, Adaptive Force and Health Scaling as your shards. For items in this build, you want to complete Eclipse as your first item, then finish Plated Steelcaps as your second item, and Sundered Sky as third item. The last 3 options are Sterak's Gage, Black Cleaver and Death's Dance. The ability order for this build is W - E - Q. As of the current patch, this build has a 55.1% win rate over 2 274 matches played.

Situational Xin Zhao 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 Xin Zhao 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 Xin Zhao runes page.

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Xin Zhao Counters - Best and Worst Matchups for Jungle in Emerald +

Best Matchups

In Patch 14.12 the best possible matchups for Xin Zhao Jungle are:

Consider picking Xin Zhao into these matches to increase your chance to win a game. These are the most popular Jungle matchups that currently are in favor of Xin Zhao.

Worst Matchups

We highly recommend avoiding picking Xin Zhao in the current patch into the following Jungle matchups:

These champions are considered as Xin Zhao counters in the current patch, and playing such a matchup will decrease your chances of winning a game.

Additional Notes

If you want to find out more about best and worst matchups, as well as specific matchup statistics, we highly encourage you to check our Xin Zhao counters page. Keep in mind that while the champion may counter or be countered, it also comes down to your individual skill, the skill of your opponent, your team, and enemy team compositions.