Xin Zhao

The Seneschal Of Demacia

Xin Zhao INFO

  • Xin Zhao was released on 13 July 2010 and can be purchased from the Riot Store for 1350 IP or 585 RP.
  • Xin Zhao is the only champion that references Asian culture but does not belong to Ionia.
  • Xin Zhao has one of the second longest base auto attack ranges out of all the melee champions, tied with Jarvan IV, Wukong, Fizz, Nautilus, Hecarim, and Yasuo. The longest auto attack range belongs to Tahm Kench and Mordekaiser.
  • The longest auto attack range belongs to Tahm Kench and Mordekaiser.
  • He shares the family name of Zhao Yun (赵云 or 趙雲), a famous general during the Three Kingdoms Era and a friend of Liu Bei. Like Yun, he uses a spear as weapon. He may also be named after Zhao Xin, a Han general.
  • He may also be named after Zhao Xin, a Han general.

Xin Zhao Skins

Xin Zhao Pros

  • Massive burst damage.
  • Decent sustain in lane.
  • More team fight utility than most bruisers.
  • Very easy to learn.

Xin Zhao Cons

  • Easy to gank, most of his kit is hard to use defensively.
  • Need items to be a tank, he's ultimate only gives him a temporary tankiness.

Xin Zhao Counter Tips

  • Prevent him from finishing his Three Talon Strikes to deny him a knock-up as well as a cooldown reduction on his abilities.
  • Xin Zhao gains additional armor/magic resist with more units struck from his ultimate. Try not to clump when a Xin wants to initiate!.
  • Xin is an auto attack reliant champion who does primarily attack damage. An early Warden's Mail will make laning vs him much easier.
  • Xin is very strong at lower levels. Don't trade early, if you don't think that you're ahead.

Xin Zhao DEV INFO

  • Xin Zhao was designed by Geeves.
  • Xin Zhao was released concurrently with Season One.
  • Xin Zhao is voiced by Richard Epcar.
  • In the Chinese version of the game, Xin Zhao's name is rendered as Zhao Xin (赵信), as Chinese names are written with their family name first (and is meant to be pronounced as "Jha-ow Shee-n/Shee-n Jha-ow"). In Traditional Chinese and in Japanese, the name would be written as 趙信, while being pronounced as "Chou Shin" ("Ch-oh Shee-n") via on'yomi. His name Xin (信) means "faith" or "trust" in Chinese. "Zhao" in Chinese is a unique character, only usable as a last name. However, it is mainly due to being written in Simplified Chinese. The Traditional version of the character is written as 趙, which can also be used in Japanese, which literally means "nimble".
  • His name Xin (信) means "faith" or "trust" in Chinese.
  • "Zhao" in Chinese is a unique character, only usable as a last name. However, it is mainly due to being written in Simplified Chinese. The Traditional version of the character is written as 趙, which can also be used in Japanese, which literally means "nimble".

Xin Zhao IS STRONG AGAINST

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Xin Zhao IS WEAK AGAINST

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Xin Zhao IS GOOD WITH

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Xin Zhao IS EVEN WITH

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XIN ZHAO STORY

“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.

Xin Zhao Abilities

Challenge

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

Three Talon Strike

Xin Zhao's next 3 standard attacks deal increased damage that reduce his other ability cooldowns, with the third attack knocking an opponent into the air.

Battle Cry

Xin Zhao passively will critically strike every third attack, healing on every third hit. This ability can be activated to attack faster.

Audacious Charge

Xin Zhao charges an enemy, dealing damage and slowing all enemies in the area.

Crescent Sweep

Xin Zhao deals damage to nearby enemies based on their current Health and knocks non-challenged targets back. Xin Zhao gains bonus Armor and Magic Resist based on number of champions hit.