Skarner the Crystal Vanguard

Fighter Tank

SKARNER STATS

Attack
  • Attack Damage
    65 ( + 4.5 )
  • Attack Speed
    NaN ( +0%)
  • Attack Range
    125
  • Critical Hit Chance
    0 ( + 0 )
Defense
  • HP
    601.28 ( + 90 )
  • HP Regeneration
    9 ( + 0.85 )
  • Armor
    38 ( + 3.8 )
  • Magic Resistance
    32.1 ( + 1.25 )
Other
  • Mana
    320 ( + 40 )
  • Mana Regenration
    7.206 ( + 0.45 )
  • Move Speed
    335

SKARNER SPELLS

  • Crystal Spires
    Crystal Spires

    Skarner's presence causes crystals to spawn in set locations around the map. While near crystals his team owns, Skarner gains tremendous movement speed, attack speed, and mana regeneration.

  • Crystal Slash
    Crystal Slash
    • Cost: 10/11/12/13/14 {{ abilityresourcename }}
    • Range: 350

    Skarner lashes out with his claws, dealing physical damage to all nearby enemies and charging himself with Crystal Energy for several seconds if a unit is struck. If he casts Crystal Slash again while powered by Crystal Energy, he deals bonus magic damage.

    Skarner deals 80% bonus Attack Damage physical damage to all nearby enemies. If a unit is struck, he charges himself with Crystal Energy for 4 seconds.While Skarner is charged, Crystal Slash deals 80% bonus Attack Damage (+30% Ability Power) bonus magic damage. Basic attacks against non-structures lower Crystal Slash's cooldown by 0.25 seconds (quadrupled against champions).

  • Crystalline Exoskeleton
    Crystalline Exoskeleton
    • Cost: 60 {{ abilityresourcename }}
    • Range: 1

    Skarner gains a shield and has increased Movement Speed while the shield persists.

    Skarner is shielded for 0 (10/11/12/13/14% of his maximum health) (+80% Ability Power) damage for 6 seconds. While the shield persists, Skarner gains movement speed that ramps up to 16/20/24/28/32% over 3 seconds.

  • Fracture
    Fracture
    • Cost: 55 {{ abilityresourcename }}
    • Range: 980

    Skarner summons a blast of crystalline energy which deals damage to enemies struck and slows them. Basic attacking these enemies within a short window will stun them.

    Passive: Crystallizing enemies with Fracture and Impale grants Crystal Charge for the disable duration and reduces the cooldown of Fracture by the same amount.
    Active: Skarner summons a blast of crystalline energy, dealing 40/65/90/115/140 (+20% Ability Power) magic damage, slowing targets hit by 30/35/40/45/50% for 2.5 seconds and reducing the blast's speed.Enemies hit by Fracture are afflicted with Crystal Venom for 5 seconds, causing Skarner's next basic attack against them to deal 30/50/70/90/110 additional physical damage and stun the target for 1.25 second.

  • Impale
    Impale
    • Cost: 100 {{ abilityresourcename }}
    • Range: 350

    Skarner suppresses an enemy champion and deals damage to it. During this time, Skarner can move freely and will drag his helpless victim around with him. When the effect ends, the target will be dealt additional damage.

    Skarner suppresses an enemy champion for {{ rduration }} seconds, dealing {{ physicaldamage }} physical damage plus {{ magicdamage }} magic damage. Skarner can move freely during this time, and will drag his helpless victim around with him. When the effect ends, Skarner's target will be dealt the same damage again.

SKARNER COUNTER/TIPS

Skarner Ally Tips

  • Basic attacks reduce the cooldown of Crystal Slash. Use them as often as possible for maximum damage.
  • Capturing Crystal Spires before attempting neutral objectives or team fights around them improves Skarner's performance in said fights dramatically.
  • Impale is extremely powerful when you use it to position an enemy so your allies can attack them.
  • Strong against:

Skarner Enemy Tips

  • Skarner can't harm you very much outside of short range, so stay away from him!
  • Skarner's Movement Speed is increased as long as his shield, Crystalline Exoskeleton, persists. Attack him to lower his speed.
  • Skarner is especially dangerous when inside Crystal Spire zones his team controls. Try to capture them ahead of time if a fight may break out around them.

How to counter Skarner in:

SKARNER Build

SKARNER SUMMONER SPELLS

Flash Teleport

SKARNER REFORGED RUNES

Precision

Conqueror Presence of Mind Legend: Tenacity Last Stand

Resolve

Bone Plating Overgrowth

SKARNER ABILITY ORDER

Crystal Slash 3 14 15 17 18
Crystalline Exoskeleton 2 8 10 12 13
Fracture 1 4 5 7 9
Impale 6 11 16

SKARNER ITEMS

Start against ranged

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Start against melee

Corrupting Potion

First back melee

Corrupting Potion Rejuvenation Bead

First back Ranged

Doran's Shield Rejuvenation Bead Refillable Potion

RUSH CDR

Sheen Glacial Shroud Kindlegem Ionian Boots of Lucidity

FINISH KINDLEGEM

Black Cleaver

Mid game Setup

Black Cleaver Iceborn Gauntlet Mercury's Treads Ninja Tabi

Situational Items

Thornmail Adaptive Helm Titanic Hydra Blade of the Ruined King Randuin's Omen Dead Man's Plate Death's Dance Sterak's Gage Edge of Night Abyssal Mask Liandry's Torment

SKARNER SUMMONER SPELLS

Smite Flash

SKARNER REFORGED RUNES

Domination

Predator Cheap Shot Eyeball Collection Relentless Hunter

Sorcery

Nimbus Cloak Celerity

SKARNER ABILITY ORDER

Crystal Slash 1 14 15 17 18
Crystalline Exoskeleton 3 8 10 12 13
Fracture 2 4 5 7 9
Impale 6 11 16

SKARNER ITEMS

Starting Items

Hunter's Talisman Refillable Potion Warding Totem (Trinket)

First Back

Boots of Speed Control Ward

Build Next

Stalker's Blade Sheen

Alternative

Skirmisher's Sabre Sheen

Pick One

Trinity Force Iceborn Gauntlet

Boots

Ninja Tabi Mercury's Treads Boots of Swiftness

Core #1

Enchantment: Cinderhulk Trinity Force

Core #2

Enchantment: Cinderhulk Iceborn Gauntlet

Priority Defensive Items

Dead Man's Plate Adaptive Helm

Utility Items

Knight's Vow Zeke's Convergence

Alternative Defensive Items

Thornmail Randuin's Omen Abyssal Mask Warmog's Armor

Last Item

Gargoyle Stoneplate

Example Build

Enchantment: Cinderhulk Mercury's Treads Trinity Force Dead Man's Plate Adaptive Helm Gargoyle Stoneplate

Get by 20 minutes

Oracle Lens

SKARNER SUMMONER SPELLS

Flash Smite

SKARNER REFORGED RUNES

Domination

Predator Cheap Shot Eyeball Collection Relentless Hunter

Sorcery

Celerity Waterwalking

SKARNER ABILITY ORDER

Crystal Slash 1 14 15 17 18
Crystalline Exoskeleton 3 8 10 12 13
Fracture 2 4 5 7 9
Impale 6 11 16

SKARNER ITEMS

Starting items

Hunter's Machete Refillable Potion Warding Totem (Trinket)

First back

Boots of Speed Stalker's Blade Control Ward

Core Items

Enchantment: Cinderhulk Zeke's Convergence Oracle Lens

Boots

Mercury's Treads Ninja Tabi

Offensive Options

Trinity Force Sterak's Gage

My Full build example

Enchantment: Cinderhulk Mercury's Treads Zeke's Convergence Dead Man's Plate Adaptive Helm Warmog's Armor

Standart Full Build

Enchantment: Cinderhulk Mercury's Treads Righteous Glory Dead Man's Plate Adaptive Helm Warmog's Armor

Offensive Full Build = Op op

Skirmisher's Sabre Trinity Force Ionian Boots of Lucidity Sterak's Gage Dead Man's Plate Spirit Visage

SKARNER SKINS

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SKARNER LORE

Skarner is an immense crystalline scorpion from a hidden valley in Shurima. Part of the ancient Brackern race, Skarner and his kin are known for their great wisdom and deep connection to the land, as their souls are fused with powerful life crystals which hold the living thoughts and memories of their ancestors. In an age long past, the Brackern entered hibernation to avoid untold magical destruction, but recent, threatening events have roused Skarner. As the only Brackern awake, he strives to protect his kind from those who seek to harm them.