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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 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 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 item 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 dodge, Spirit's Refuge block, Blind icon blind).

Three Talon Strike
COST: 30 Mana
COOLDOWN: 7 / 6.5 / 6 / 5.5 / 5
Three Talon Strike

Active: Xin Zhao empowers his spear for 5 seconds, causing his next three basic attacks on-attack to become Excessive Force 2 unstoppable, deal bonus physical damage and reduce Xin Zhao's other abilities' Cooldown reduction icon 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 knocks up the target for 0.75 seconds and consumes the buff.

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

  • Spell Shield 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
Wind Becomes Lightning

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 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 minions, benefit from 33.3% of Xin Zhao's Life steal icon 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 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
Audacious Charge

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

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

Xin Zhao then gains Attack speed icon 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 Challenge Challenged for 3 seconds.

Crescent Guard

Active: Xin Zhao sweeps his spear around him, dealing physical damage to enemies hit, capped at 600 (+ 100% bonus AD) against Monster icon monsters, while also Airborne icon knocking back all non-Challenge 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 invulnerable to enemy Champion icon champions more than 450-units away from him. His basic attacks and other ability casts extend the duration by 0.3 seconds.

  • Summon- Tibbers Pets, Noxious Trap traps, ground AoEs, Blaze 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 Challenge 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 knocked back.


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