Best Skarner Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in LoL

Find out everything you have to know about the best Skarner build, runes, spells, items and counters. Increase your ELO playing Skarner in the Jungle!
Best Skarner Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in LoL




If you like playing tanky champions in the jungle, then you've probably heard of Skarner. Find out all about the best Skarned build, summoner spells, counters, skill order, Skarner runes, and much more with our complete guide. Let's start!

Best Skarner Build

Skarner jungle build is so easy to understand, you may get as many tank items as you can in order to be an excellent front line for your team. Skarner's abilities are really great to be used with tanky item builds such as turbo chemtank, dead man's plate, plated steelcape and others.

Skarner build guide LoL

Best Skarner Runes

As Skarner jungle, you may choose the best runes to take advantage of the crystalline exoskeleton and all abilities as much as possible, as well as to reduce ability haste. For that reason, consider using the following Skarner runes. As the primary rune set, Sorcery with phase rush, nimbus cloak, celerity, and waterwalking. As a secondary rune set, Inspiration with magical footwear and cosmic insight. This will allow Skarner jungle to have a better early game. Some people also use glacial augment with Skarner!

Best Rune Path

Sorcery

Inspiration

Best Ahri Runes

Best Keystone

Phase Rush

Best Slot 1 (Rune)

Nimbus Cloak

Magical Footwear

Best Slot 2 (Rune)

Celerity

Cosmic Insight

Best Slot 3 (Rune)

Waterwalking


Best Skarner Rune Shards

Rune shards are also really important for Skarner. They will help you to deal more damage with auto attacks as a melee champion and support your team during the team fights. For that reason, consider the following rune shards: Offense (+10% attack speed), Offense (+9 attack speed), and Flex (+6 Armor).

Best Rune Shards

Effect

Offense

+10% attack speed

Offense

Best Ahri Rune Shards

+9 Adaptive Force

Flex

+6 Armor

Best Skarner Summoner's Spells

Dealing damage with Skarner jungle can be difficult in some cases against ranged champions, but, if your goal is to apply a huge amount of Crowd Control against enemy champions so you may use Flash and Smite as summoner spells. Those summoner spells will help you to survive the early game and initiate team fights easily.

Best Spells

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Flash

Ahri Summoner's Spells

Smite


Best Skarner Abilities Order

Skarner abilities are so powerful to ralentize and stunt nearby enemies, and apply magic damage and physical damage, so it's important to level up correctly to take advantage of all this. So, the skill order for Skarner jungle is Q (Crystal Slash), W (Crystalline Exoskeleton) and E (Fracture). This will allow you to CC enemies and gain movement speed using the crystal vanguard and destroy the enemy team!

Skarner LoL Skill order

Best Skarner items

When playing Skarner jungle, the core items are almost the same all the time. As a tanky champion, you may buy heal, armor and magic resistance items to handle the enemies' damage and tank as much as possible. For that reason, Turbo chemtank is the best mythic item for Skarner in the patch 12.18.

Best Starter Skarner Items

The best League of legends Skarner build and starter items are Hailblade and Refillable Potion. This will allow Skarner to survive the early game and escalate really well to the late game. It's important to get the best starter items to dominate the jungle role with Skarner.

First Item

Second Item

Hailblade

Refillable Potion

Best Mid Game Skarner Items

There are not several mythic items to use with Skarner because the Turbo chemtank is the best one to synergize with Skarner abilities. Also, you may buy Ionian boots of lucidity to improve your ability haste and Dead Man's Plate to improve movement speed to gank enemies. These are the items with the highest win rate and will help to spam Skarner Q against enemies.

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Turbo chemtank

Dead Man's Plate

Ionian boots of lucidity

Best Final Late Game Skarner Items

In the late game, Skarner is an amazing killing machine in the summoner's rift. For that reason, consider getting the following items: Turbo chemtank, Force of nature, Ionian boots of lucidity, Dead man's plate, Thornmail, and Randuin's Omen. This will increase crystal slash damage and will help you to take advantage of the ruby crystal passive.

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Fourth Item

Fifth Item

Sixth Item

Turbo chemtank

Dead Man's Plate

Ionian boots of lucidity

Force of Nature

Thornmail

Randuin's Omen

Best Champions to pair Skarner with

Skarner fits really well with those champions who can deal a lot of damage in long fights. So, Nasus, Maokai, and Darius are the best champions to pair Skarner with and destroy the enemy team in seconds. You may also read our guide about the best Amumu build in LoL. Which is another good champion to pair with Skarner.

Champion

Win Rate %

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Nasus

56%


Maokai

56%


Darius

55%


Strongest Champions against Skarner

On the other hand, Maokai, Jarvan IV, and Udyr are strong against Skarner, so avoid playing Skarner against these champions because can easily outplay you and easily make Skarner's life impossible in the late game.

Champion

Win Rate %

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Maokai

46%


Jarvan IV

47%


Udyr

48%


Weakest Champions against Skarner

Blitzcrank, Hecarim, and Evelynn are too weak against Skarner and can't burst him easily. So, do not hesitate to play Skarner against those melee champions so that you can apply CC so fast and make time to leave your ADC to apply a lot of damage during the team fights.

Champion

Win Rate %

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Blitzcrank

56%


Hecarim

55%


Evelynn

53%


You may also take a look at our guide about the best Viego build League of Legends and how you can easily climb ELO in LoL by using the right build. See you at the summoner's rift!



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