Tier

Win Rate

55.8%

Pick Rate

22.1%

Ban Rate

19.2%

Matches

80,711
Skarner Runes
Core Skarner Item Build Order61.0% Win Rate (671 Games)
Giant's Belt

Starting

Heartsteel

1st

Plated Steelcaps

2nd

Sunfire Aegis

3rd

Heartsteel

4th

Sunfire Aegis

5th

Thornmail

6th

Giant's Belt
Heartsteel
Plated Steelcaps
Sunfire Aegis
Heartsteel
Sunfire Aegis
Thornmail

Core Skarner Item Build Path

Situational

Iceborn Gauntlet
Dead Man's Plate
Jak'Sho, The Protean
Randuin's Omen
Frozen Heart
Titanic Hydra
Unending Despair

Summoner Spells

55.9% Win Rate (877 Games)
Skarner Skill Order0
Threads of Vibration

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Shattered Earth / Upheaval
Seismic Bastion
Ixtal's Impact
Impale

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
    .