Skarner Tank Runes

Build Patch 14.14

Core Skarner Item Build Order

58.6% Win Rate (222 Games)
Doran's Shield

Starting

Heartsteel

1st

Plated Steelcaps

2nd

Sunfire Aegis

3rd

Sunfire Aegis

4th

Heartsteel

5th

Thornmail

6th

Doran's Shield
Heartsteel
Plated Steelcaps
Sunfire Aegis
Sunfire Aegis
Heartsteel
Thornmail

Core Skarner Item Build Path

Situational

Winter's Approach
Kaenic Rookern
Jak'Sho, The Protean
Hollow Radiance
Warmog's Armor
Frozen Heart
Randuin's Omen

Summoner Spells

Flash
1,106 Games56%
673 Games54%

Skarner Skill Order

0
Threads of Vibration

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18

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
    .