Skarner Guide

Learn Skarner with our Skarner guide. Learn about Skarner's strengths and Skarner's weaknesses, and harness key insights to optimize your playstyle. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to Skarner, our guide provides the tools you need to dominate the battlefield.
Key Insights
  • Skarner
    P
    's Spires can be captured by either team and temporarily grants vision of its AoE.
  • When Skarner is within a team-controlled Spire, procs
    Skarner
    E
    's mark, or casts
    Skarner
    R
    , he gains bonus movespeed, attack speed, and mana regen.
  • If
    Skarner
    Q
    hits an enemy, subsequent
    Skarner
    Q
    casts deal bonus magic damage.
  • Auto attacks reduce
    Skarner
    Q
    's cooldown by 0.25 seconds, increased to 1 second vs. enemy champions.
  • Skarner
    W
    's bonus movespeed doubles over time.
Strengths
  • Excels at skirmishes since
    Skarner
    Q
    can be spammed over and over, especially while
    Skarner
    P
    's bonuses are active.
  • A good catch with
    Skarner
    R
    can singlehandedly win teamfights.
  • Excels with items that enhance his tankiness, crowd control, and engage capabilities.
Weaknesses
  • Skarner
    W
    's movespeed bonus expires when the shield breaks.
  • Skarner
    R
    has a longer cooldown of 120 seconds at rank 1. Once used, his strength diminishes in fights.
  • Directly countered by anyone who purchases
    Quicksilver Sash
    .