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So what counters Xin in lane!

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SupportMyBoobs

Senior Member

07-19-2012

Any ideas?

(Not saying he's OP or anything, just asking who you think is a wise choice to pick)


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umadredsbro

Senior Member

07-19-2012

Malphite, Jax, Darius(clarify)

Anyone who has some cheesy mechanic to survive the onslaught for a little bit, then return fire while all of Xin Zhao's skills are on a 5 second+ cooldown. Darius is just balls.


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Charles Barklius

Senior Member

07-19-2012

No its ok to say hes OP now.


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DreamsOfGrandeur

Senior Member

07-19-2012

Malphite - Counter his AS.

Darius - Outdamage him

Also - Passive play works. Don't fight him 1-on-1. Coordinate ganks, and don't give him room to kill you - Because he snowballs very well.
Read his passive for pete sake, if he wants to challenge you and you fight him fair and square, you're probably going to get pooped on. Xin Zhao is a better duelist then Fiora, lol.


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RainbowGothic

Senior Member

07-19-2012

Mantheon. Cho'Gath.


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iblist

Senior Member

07-19-2012

Jax since all his damage comes from auto attacks aside from his ult.


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Aerith

Senior Member

07-19-2012

Not sure how new xin works, but Kayle and swain have always been the defacto melee counters in top lane.


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zoviet

Senior Member

07-19-2012

Malphite, Jax


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Smellis

Senior Member

07-19-2012

Xin is just a... troublesome champion. He released and was probably the 2nd most broken champion in the game and was soundly nerfed into the ground. He got a few quality of life changes that didn't really help.

The problem with old xin is that as a solo top champion he was unbeatable 1vs1 until you got to mid game. And if you tried skirmishing with him he'd pwn you in mid game since he'd have a huge lead. But no matter what would fall of SHARPLY late game because of how his kit is designed to be front and center. EX: he either built glass cannon and died instantly after E-Ult or did zero damage because he wanted to live longer than half a second and built pure defense.

So what was riot's answer? Leave his early game completely untouched (and even buffed a little) while fixing up his late game.

Now xin is OP once again.


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FOODFOOD

Senior Member

07-19-2012

Olaf and Mundo can stand toe-to-toe with him.