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xinzhao

Xin Zhao

the Seneschal of Demacia
Armor:25.88(+3.5 per level)
Health:600 (+92 per level)
Magic Resist:32.1 (+1.25 per level)
Health Regen:8.175 (+0.7 per level)
Attack Damage:57.544 (+3.3 per level)
MP:273.8 (+35 per level)
Attack Speed:0.625 (+2.6% per level)
MP Regen:7.255 (+0.45 per level)
Movement:345

Abilities

Challenge

Challenge

Xin Zhao challenges his target with his basic attacks and Audacious Charge, reducing its Armor by 15% for 3 seconds.
Three Talon Strike

Three Talon Strike

Cost: 30 ManaCooldown: 9/8/7/6/5 secondsRange: 375
Xin Zhao's next 3 basic attacks deal 15/30/45/60/75 (+120% Attack Damage) physical damage and reduce his other abilities' cooldowns by 1 second. The final strike also knocks the target into the air for 0.75 seconds.
Battle Cry

Battle Cry

Cost: 40 ManaCooldown: 16/15/14/13/12 secondsRange: 20
Passive: Every third basic attack Xin Zhao critically strikes his target for 25/37.5/50/62.5/75% additional damage. On every third hit, he heals himself for 30/35/40/45/50 (+40% Ability Power) (+40% Ability Power).

Active: Xin Zhao unleashes a battle cry, increasing his Attack Speed by 40/45/50/55/60% for 5 seconds.
Audacious Charge

Audacious Charge

Cost: 60 ManaCooldown: 12 secondsRange: 650
Xin Zhao charges and challenges an enemy. The charge deals 70/110/150/190/230 (+60% Ability Power) magic damage to all nearby enemies and slows them by 25/30/35/40/45% for 2 seconds.
Crescent Sweep

Crescent Sweep

Cost: 100 ManaCooldown: 120/110/100 secondsRange: 500
Xin Zhao unleashes a sweep around him that deals 75/175/275 (+100% Bonus Attack Damage) plus 15% of target's current Health in physical damage and stuns enemies while knocking them back (max 600 vs minions and monsters). Xin Zhao gains 15/20/25 Armor and Magic Resist for 6 seconds for each champion hit.

Challenge: If a challenged target is hit by the sweep, it is unaffected by the knockback.

Tips for Allies

  • Xin Zhao is a great initiator to combat. Lead the front to start a fight and use your ultimate to do the most damage possible.
  • It's often worth getting at least 1 point of Battle Cry to gain the Health restore effect.
  • Try to position yourself so your ultimate's knockback is most effective

Tips for Enemies

  • Xin Zhao is a powerful initiator with both his charge and ultimate dealing damage to all units around him. Try having your team stay spread out until he's used his ultimate.
  • Xin Zhao relies heavily on his Three Talon Strikes for damage and cooldown resets, so preventing him from finishing his combo will have a dramatic effect.

Lore

''Death is inevitable, one can only avoid defeat.''

Whenever Jarvan III, the king of Demacia, delivers one of his rallying speeches from the glinting marble balcony atop the Royal Palace, Xin Zhao is at his side. Coined the Seneschal of Demacia, Xin Zhao is the personal steward of the Lightshield Dynasty. His enigmatic, silent vigil has led to an abundance of conjecture concerning his ''secret life'' and origins. Whether it's ''Zaun double-agent'' tendered at the dinner table or ''indebted rune mage'' mused in the editorials of the ''Demacian Constant,'' Xin Zhao betrays no hints to sate the curiosity of the masses... for good reason.

Years ago, Noxus was renowned for a spectacle called The Fleshing. It was a gladiatorial event with a cruel twist: as a fighter won matches, his number of opponents (generally prisoners of war) fought simultaneously would increase. This meant eventual death for every contender, but with unparalleled glory. Xin Zhao, known then as Viscero, was slated to face 300 soldiers, nearly six times the previous record. This was clearly meant to be his final match.

Jarvan II, hearing of this unprecedented feat, infiltrated the arena to offer him an alternative: serve Demacia and punish those who ultimately sentence him to death in exchange for his freedom. Xin Zhao accepted, astonished that a king would risk his own life on his behalf. Under the cover of a prearranged Demacian assault on Noxus, Jarvan liberated Xin Zhao and his 300 opponents. During their retreat, Xin Zhao took a poisoned dart meant for Jarvan. This act of loyalty, from a man who vowed no allegiance, earned Xin Zhao a spot at his side until the day the king died.

Now in the service of his son, Jarvan III, Xin Zhao continues to fight for his adopted country and honor the legacy of the man who gave purpose to his life.

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