All Guides Skarner Guides [6.18] My 75% winrate in Diamond1 Skarner
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Skarner Statistics for DjTechnoJihad

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

Value
Average
Games Played
15
3
Win %
40
46
Kills
4.5
4.3
Assists
5.7
9.4
Deaths
4.1
5.7
KA:D Ratio
2.5
2.4
Gold Earned
10.8K
10.3K
Creep Score
34.6
132.7
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

No point in taking anything else, flash+r is too good to trade for ghost.


New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

This is simply what I and many other skarner players find the most effective setup at the moment, I would not reccomend changing it around until you have played him a lot yourself.



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

Maxing e gives you the most consistent cc and damage output and getting points into w second helps you become tanky in the midgame.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    I always start on gromp and take blue at lvl 2. Blue buff + being in your passive zone gives you more mana regen than you will ever need. The passive also gives you a lot of attack speed which works with machete and its on-hit damage.

Core Items

    If you are new to the playing skarner or just dont feel confident enough yet, going cinderhulk into triforce is a viable option. I personally always go with warrior since it helps you clear faster and become a monster threat early in the game.
    Dead mans plate is the only tank item i consider mandatory, it is good in basicly any situation you can be put into with very few exceptions. Early pinks in the enemy jungle win games for you with 75 gold, remember that.
    The cinderhulk route, if you are behind you might just want to skip the hydra for more tanky items.

Situational Items

    Zzrot for more pressure and resistances, randuins vs auto attacks reliant comps with crit (yasuo,jinx,caitlyn etc), steraks if you are snowballing since it synergizes well with triforce, spirit visage if you need more mr and cdr. I rarely build warmogs since i usually already have capped cdr if i went with warrior but it works well with cinderhulk.

You always want to aim to get your warrior enchantment and triforce AS FAST AS YOU CAN, i will go more in-depth on why and how you should do this in the section below.

Matchups Back to Top

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

Matchups and how you should play skarner Back to Top

I wont be listing every jungler in the game and giving them a "difficulty rating" purely because I dont want to discourage you from picking skarner even if the enemy jugler is good against you in 1v1 fights.  To give you a really quick summary the worst juglers to pick skarner into are ones with lots of mobility and good disengade/kiting abilities because you wont be able to stick to them. But you can still do well even in bad matchups if you play correctly (avoid fighting them early and just farm like the god you are untill you are ahead in levels and items) An experienced skarner can outpace almost any champion while you scale well into the mid and late game.


Now for the big question: How do i play skarner effectively? The answer is simple, make every second of your time count. Control both of your passive crystals in the river and your own jungle, take scuttlecrabs and ward entrances to the enemy jungle. This way you will be gaining more xp and gold than the enemy jungler and giving vision to your laners so they can see him trying to come in for a gank making him waste time that you spent getting stronger.
You should consider ganking early as an investment: will you get something out of the time you are spending to gank that specific lane? If you know you can get the kill and then push the wave in after you killed the enemy laner you should go for it. If you think he will just walk away or at best blow a flash the gank is not worth your time (this changes a bit later in  the game when leveling up becomes slower and blowin enemy summoners becomes more valuable, you will learn how to valuate your time while playing)

About me Back to Top

Hello there! Im known as Luckets and I have recently had massive success while climbing through diamond with skarner. I currently have a 75% winrate on him in diamond1 but this will obviously change slightly over time. I have never really made a guide on lolking so any constructive feedback will be read and appreciated, also feel free to ask questions about specific matchups or item choices in the comments if you feel like it.

Good luck and make me proud scorpions ;)

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