Xin Zhao Build Guide for Wild Rift

Build Xin Zhao with confidence with the help of WildRiftFire's build guides. Whether you are completely new to Xin Zhao or looking to refine your playstyle, we will help you take your Wild Rift game to the next level. Learn Xin Zhao's abilities in detail, the best items to build, which skills to level first, and more. Xin Zhao is ranked Tier S (Jungle) in our Champion Tier List
Xin Zhao
Xin Zhao Jungle The Seneschal of Demacia
Patch 2.5
Recommended Role Jungle

Xin Zhao's Item Build

Starting Item
Long Sword
Long Sword
Core Items
Black Cleaver
Black Cleaver
Sterak's Gage
Sterak's Gage
Guardian Angel
Guardian Angel
Boots
Plated Steelcaps
Plated Steelcaps
Gargoyle
Gargoyle
Final Build
Black Cleaver
Black Cleaver
Sterak's Gage
Sterak's Gage
Guardian Angel
Guardian Angel
Randuin's Omen
Randuin's Omen
Force of Nature
Force of Nature
Plated Steelcaps
Plated Steelcaps
Gargoyle
Gargoyle

Xin Zhao's Spells & Runes

Summoner Spells
Flash
Flash
Smite
Smite
Runes
Conqueror
Conqueror
Brutal
Brutal
Hunter - Titan
Hunter - Titan
Pathfinder
Pathfinder

Xin Zhao's Skill Order

Determination Determination (Passive)
Three Talon Strike
  • Three Talon Strike
Wind Becomes Lightning
  • Wind Becomes Lightning
Audacious Charge
  • Audacious Charge
Crescent Guard
  • Crescent Guard
Quick Skill Order
Wind Becomes Lightning
Audacious Charge
Three Talon Strike

How to play Xin Zhao


Xin Zhao is a fighter jungler. He has one of the best early games in terms of clearing the jungle camps, he has great 1 vs 1 potential vs the enemy jungler and has strong early game ganks that you can utilize to snowball your lanes. He does fall off a bit when you get to the late game because of how easy it is to kite vs Xin Zhao and he doesn't have a lot of ways to get to the backline of the enemies. This is why you need to try and get an early advantage to snowball your lead.

Xin Zhao Build Breakdown


Black Cleaver
Sterak's Gage
Guardian Angel
Randuin's Omen
Force of Nature
Plated Steelcaps - Gargoyle

Xin Zhao uses a mixture of both AD and tank items that allow him to deal damage and survive. Black Cleaver is a strong item for Xin Zhao and a core item that you must pick up early on. It gives him all the stats he needs and he works well with the passives. Sterak's Gage and Guardian Angel are great tank items that give you a lot of health and defence stats.


For runes, we have the following:

Conqueror

Xin Zhao is a fighter so he wants to get in the enemies face and attack constantly whilst using his spells. This enables him to get the 5 stacks pretty fast, to deal more damage to the enemies.

Brutal

This helps out Xin Zhao in the early game get that extra bit of damage when clearing the jungle and getting early ganks off.

Hunter - Titan

With Xin Zhao, you will be in a lot of fights and ganking a lot which means you will be getting plenty of takedowns. This allows Xin Zhao to get a bit more health with each takedown to make him that little bit extra tanky.

Pathfinder

As a jungler you will be roaming around the map a lot, taking objectives and ganking lanes. Pathfinder gives you extra movement speed in brushes, jungle and river so you can move around the map a lot quicker to help your team.

Flash
Smite

For summoner spells, Flash is a must on most champions. It's a great spell to get out of a situation or if you are trying to go in for the killing blow. Smite is a must for when you are playing jungle. Helps you out a lot when clearing the jungle and securing the epic monsters.

Jungle Path


With Xin Zhao, he has a very fast early jungle clear. This means that you can work your way around the jungle really fast and be aggressive when contesting the scuttle crabs in the rivers and getting early ganks off. It is best to start at Red Brambleback as you don't need to worry too much about early mana and you will be healthy enough to get through your jungle without taking too much damage.


This is what the jungle patch would look like:

  1. Red Brambleback
  2. Raptors
  3. Blue Sentinel
  4. Scuttle Crab 1 (In river)
  5. Scuttle Crab 2 (Opposite river)
  6. Gank or continue to farm jungle

Below is a beginner's guide for jungle in Wild Rift. It goes in-depth about every jungle camp, epic monsters and more!


Late Game


Xin Zhao can struggle a lot in the late game. Your best way to go about the late game is trying to get onto the backline in a team fight and trying to knock them up with Three Talon Strike (1st Ability) and knocking all other enemies away with Crescent Guard (Ultimate). Your main objective as a jungler is to keep track of when Dragons, Rift Herald and Baron spawn. Taking these epic monsters will give you and your team an advantage in the game. When in a team fight, try your best not to get caught out and try to keep auto-attacking and using your abilities to deal damage.

Conclusion


Xin Zhao is a very easy and beginner-friendly champion to play. He has a lot of damage early game where you can try to get some early ganks off to get an advantage so if you like that sort of playstyle then you will enjoy playing Xin Zhao


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