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Xin Zhao
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Innate: Xin Zhao gains a Determination I and Determination II stack for every Wind Becomes Lightning Wind Becomes Lightning strike or basic attack on-hit, up to a maximum of two.

At two Determination I stacks, Xin Zhao's next Wind Becomes Lightning Wind Becomes Lightning strike or basic attack on-hit consumes the stacks to Heal power.png heal him for 10 − 112 (based on level) (+ 10% AD) (+ 40% AP).

At two Determination II stacks, Xin Zhao's next Wind Becomes Lightning Wind Becomes Lightning strike or basic attack on-attack consumes the stacks to deal 15 / 25 / 35 / 45% (based on level) AD bonus physical damage.

  • Applies Wit's End item.png proc damage via basic attack through two Determination II stacks.
  • The Determination II stacks are not visible on the champion's buff bar in-game.
  • Hitting one or more enemies with Wind Becomes Lightning Wind Becomes Lightning applies one stack per strike. The bonus damage applies to all enemies of one strike, but the healing only once.
  • If Guinsoo's Rageblade Guinsoo's Rageblade would trigger when the Determination II stacks are at maximum, the bonus stack will instead overstack, and be consumed on the next Determination II usage.
  • PENDING FOR TEST: Determination's interaction with parrying effects (Counter Strike.png dodge, Spirit's Refuge.png block, Blind icon.png blind).

Three Talon Strike
COST: 30 Mana
COOLDOWN: 7 / 6.5 / 6 / 5.5 / 5
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Active: Xin Zhao empowers his spear for 5 seconds, causing his next three basic attacks on-attack to become Excessive Force 2.png unstoppable, deal bonus physical damage and reduce Xin Zhao's other abilities' Cooldown reduction icon.png cooldowns by 1 second each, as well as refresh Three Talon's Strike duration.

Bonus Physical Damage:
20 / 28 / 36 / 44 / 52 (+ 40% bonus AD)
Total Bonus Damage:
60 / 84 / 108 / 132 / 156 (+ 120% bonus AD)

The third basic attack Airborne icon.png knocks up the target for 0.75 seconds and consumes the buff.

Three Talon Strike Bladework.png resets Xin Zhao's basic attack timer and is affected by Critical strike icon.png critical strike modifiers.

  • Spell Shield.png Spell shield will only block the third attack.
  • The enhanced attacks present input buffering during their wind-up animation (Xin Zhao cannot be issued any commands until after it ends).

Wind Becomes Lightning
ANGLE: 180º
CAST TIME: 0.5 / 0.4 (based on bonus attack speed)
COST: 45 Mana
COOLDOWN: 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8
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Active: Xin Zhao performs two strikes in the target direction and delays the durations of his other abilities relative to Wind Becomes Lightning's cast time after 0.2 seconds of the activation.

Slash Damage:
30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 (+ 30% AD)
Slash Minion-Damage:
15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 (+ 15% AD)

The first deals physical damage to all enemies in an arc, and the second deals physical damage in a line, Slow icon.png slowing all enemies hit by 50% for 1.5 seconds.

Thrust Damage:
40 / 75 / 110 / 145 / 180 (+ 80% AD)
Thrust Minion-Damage:
20 / 37.5 / 55 / 72.5 / 90 (+ 40% AD)

Both strikes deal 50% reduced damage against Minion icon.png minions, benefit from 33.3% of Xin Zhao's Life steal icon.png life steal.

Max. Physical Damage:
70 / 115 / 160 / 205 / 250 (+ 110% AD)
Max. Minion Damage:
35 / 57.5 / 80 / 102.5 / 125 (+ 55% AD)

  • Spell Shield.png Spell shield will block only a single instance of damage - either the thrust or the slash.
  • Wind Becomes Lightning's first strike will always cast from the original casting position, whereas the second strike will cast from wherever Xin Zhao is at the end of the cast time.

Audacious Charge
COST: 50 Mana
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Active: Xin Zhao Dash.png dashes to the target enemy's location, dealing magic damage to all enemies around the primary target and Slow icon.png slowing them by 30% for 0.5 seconds.

Magic Damage:
50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 (+ 60% AP)

Xin Zhao then gains Attack speed icon.png bonus attack speed for 5 seconds.

Bonus Attack Speed:
40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60%

Xin Zhao cannot cast Wind Becomes Lightning Wind Becomes Lightning while dashing, but he may still buffer it. Three Talon Strike Three Talon Strike and Crescent Guard Crescent Guard can both be cast during the dash.

  • The primary target cannot dodge Audacious Charge's effects.
    • The target will always emit the area of effect from their position.

Crescent Guard
COST: 100 Mana
COOLDOWN: 120 / 110 / 100

Passive - Challenge: The last enemy champion hit by Xin Zhao's basic attacks or Audacious Charge Audacious Charge is Challenged Challenged for 3 seconds.

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Active: Xin Zhao sweeps his spear around him, dealing physical damage to enemies hit, capped at 600 (+ 100% bonus AD) against Monster icon.png monsters, while also Airborne icon.png knocking back all non-Challenged Challenged enemies hit.

Physical Damage:
75 / 175 / 275 (+ 100% bonus AD) (+ 15% of target's current health)

For the next 3 seconds, Xin Zhao is Cosmic Radiance.png invulnerable to enemy Champion icon.png champions more than 450-units away from him. His basic attacks and other ability casts extend the duration by 0.3 seconds.

  • Summon- Tibbers.png Pets, Noxious Trap.png traps, ground AoEs, Blaze.png DoTs, and delayed-damage skills (i.e - Death Mark Death Mark) will not damage Xin Zhao if the enemy champion source is outside the circle when the damage applies.
  • Crescent Guard will cast from wherever Xin Zhao is at the end of the cast time.

Tips & Tricks
  • Enemies will not be marked as Challenged Challenged if Crescent Guard has not been learned. Learning the ability after an enemy would have been marked will still cause them to be Airborne icon.png knocked back.


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