All Guides Skarner Guides Nearly Unkillable Skarner - [Patch 6.12]
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Skarner Statistics for MachoMan Michael

Author's performance with Skarner compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
6
5
Win %
17
44
Kills
4.5
3.9
Assists
7.3
8.9
Deaths
7.7
5.4
KA:D Ratio
1.5
2.4
Gold Earned
10K
10.4K
Creep Score
34.0
140.9
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Flash/Smite is the normal spells to take with Skarner, but i've been playing skarner with ghost more often because it gives him more stickyness and chase potential to grab the important targets in fights.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

This is what i've been using more recently makes me feel stronger early and better for late game.

Abilities Back to Top

Q
W
E
E
E
R
E
W
E
W
R
W
W
Q
Q
R
Q
Q
Passive
Q
1
14
15
17
18
W
2
8
10
12
13
E
3
4
5
7
9
R
6
11
16

First off lets look at each ability and explain what each one is for.


Crystal Spires: Skarner's presence causes a number of Crystal Spires to appear at set points on the battlefield, which can be captured by champions who stand near them for 2 seconds. Once captured, Crystal Spires are owned until contested and the defending team can stand on the spire to prevent the opposing team from capturing it.

Crystal Spires grant 30 Gold split among its captors upon being captured, or 15 Gold if only a single champion participated in its capture, and provide sight around them for 1.5 seconds upon being captured, becoming impossible to recapture for 15 seconds.

Crystal Charge: While within range of a Crystal Spire controlled by his team, or while an enemy is stunned with skarnerfracture.pngFracture or suppressed with skarnerimpale.pngImpale, Skarner gains 70 - 120 (based on level) bonus movement speed, 43% - 160% (based on level) bonus attack speed and restores 2% maximum mana every second.

Crystal slash deals 80% of his AD as physical damage to nearby enemies, if he hits a unit doesn't matter if its and champion minion or a monster his Qskarnervirulentslash.png will be energized 4 seconds and deal bonus damage on his next Qskarnervirulentslash.png within those 4 seconds, hitting something again with his Qskarnervirulentslash.png will refresh the energized buff.

The energized version of his Qskarnervirulentslash.png will still do the normal 80% Bonus AD but it will also deal 30% AP to all enemies hit.


Mana Cost - 10/11/12/13/14


CoolDown - 3.5 / 3.25 / 3 / 2.75 / 2.5 Seconds and goes down by 0.25 seconds everytime you auto a minion or monster and goes down by 1 second when you auto a champion.

Crystalline Exoskeleton Shields Skarner for (10/11/12/13/14%) of his maximum health + 80% of his AP for 6 seconds. While the shield is still on Skarner he gains (16/20/24/28/32%) movespeed that ramps up over 3 seconds


Mana Cost - 60 at all levels


CoolDown - 13 / 12.5 / 12 / 11.5 / 11 Seconds


Passive - Crystallizing an enemy with fracture and impale grants crystal charge for the disable amount.


Crystal Charge: While within range of a Crystal Spire controlled by his team, or while an enemy is stunned with skarnerfracture.png Fracture or suppressed with skarnerimpale.png Impale, Skarner gains 70 - 120 (based on level) bonus movement speed, 43% - 160% (based on level) bonus attack speed and restores 2%  maximum mana every second.

Mana Cost - 55 At all Levels


Cooldown - 14 / 13.5 / 13 / 12.5 / 12 Seconds


Skarner Suppresses and enemy champion for 1.75 seconds dealing 60% of his AD plus 20/60/100 (+60% AP). Skarner can freel move around during this time dragging his victim with him however he cannot damage his victim during this time. The target will then be dealt the initial damage again when the suppression ends.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Standard Start
    Your First Buy should look like this

Core Items

    6 mins you should have this
    mid-game core items Choose between swiftness and Merc treads based on the enemy teams abilities, if they have more hard cc than slows go mercs if they have less than 3-4 hard cc abilities go swiftness

Situational Items

    Take ice born when against someone who is really slippery or does alot of ad damage like jhin, ashe, jayce etc.. and trinity when your team is fairly tanky and need that extra damage
    when against ad heavy teams take one of these two items, randuins if they have alot of crits, deadmans if you need the extra speed to catch them
    Take thornmail against AD heavy teams and locket when against ap heavy teams to help your team survive against ap bursts
    take one of these if you have alot of armor or mr and need hp
    Full build against AD
    Against AP
    Take banshees over spirit when you need more mr than hp because it gives better stats and has a better passive than spirit


Get your starting items 1039.png2031.png  then do your first 3 camps, to get level three, check your map for somewhere to gank early assuming you have more than 70% hp left from your clear. If nowhere is open for ganks go clear your next 4 camps looking for ganks during each one.


Against AD


your item order for first back should go like this > 3706.png1001.png > 3751.png > 1401.png > 3057.png or 3024.png > 3025.png3111.png or 3025.png3009.png > 3075.png > 3211.png > 3102.png > Then its up to you to whether to get 3143.png3742.png3053.png3083.png


Against AP


Your item order after first back should go like this against AP > 3706.png1001.png > 3751.png > 1401.png > 3211.png or 3057.png > 3078.png or 3025.png > 3111.png > 3102.png or 3065.png (If you team has a raka, sona or taric take spirit) > 3105.png3067.png > 3190.png > Then choose between 3083.png3053.png3742.png for last item.

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Amumu
    Medium
  • Elise
    Medium
  • Fiddlesticks
    Medium
  • Kha'Zix
    Easy
  • Rengar
    Medium
  • Skarner
    Medium
  • Udyr
    Hard

VS

Amumu

Medium

early game if you dont have enough attack speed or damage he can cry you to death

VS

Elise

Medium

Elise's Q does bonus damage based on how much HP you have so late game she can hurt alot no matter how much mr you have. Other than that you win most early trades inside of your spire, don't fight her unless you have a teammate nearby you KNOW is going to come help or your inside of a spire you control.

VS

Fiddlesticks

Medium

Fiddles a slippery jungler to get to in team fights and can make you waste your ult with his fear, wait for him to fear either you or another person before using ult as he can control where you take someone if he fears you. try to see where he constants during the early game to counter gank him when you can and stop his ult with either skarnerfracture.png or skarnerimpale.png

VS

Kha'Zix

Easy

kha is a slippery bug but if your fast enough to keep him away from walls amd lock him in place with skarnerfracture.png then pull him into an area a teammate can safely attack or into a spot withskarnerimpale.png where he cant do significant damage to a teammate then you can kill or nullify him pretty easily

VS

Rengar

Medium

Against rengars, if they are constantly in your jungle and ganking more often then you, you want to use that and ward his jungle as much as you can or get mid to put a deep ward by their red/blue so you get a general idea of where he will wanna gank, and you wanna help bot and mid the most as they will be the key players in shutting him down. Don't neglect top though if hes camping there as your top laner can often decide how the game will go if you don't help them at all when they need help

VS

Skarner

Medium

This is a skill and teamwork based matchup, if you can counter jungle him with an ally early on and gank the same lanes as him to make his life harder then you should be able to come out on top easily.

VS

Udyr

Hard

Udyr is a pain to deal with most of the game, his dps is alot higher than yours most of the game depending on how he builds, if he gets 1419.png1418.png1416.png on of the bloodrazer items and either a 3124.png or 3153.png then he can melt you easy so don't fight him unless hes super low and you can secure the kill or you have a team nearby to catch him

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