Ranked #25 out of 53 in JungleDiscover all Jungle champions who counter Xin Zhao. Use our statistics and learn how to counter Xin Zhao in League of Legends and win in Champion Select! Xin Zhao Data for all roles taken from 123,4595786,82631,34083,2631,455 matches.
Citric says “Xin Zhao will try to invade you early and he will try to fight you while you are doing your camps. Vs. a Xin Zhao you want to try to get your buffs off the map as soon as possible. Try to use your ultimate to prevent the knock back from his R.”
Pullks says “Very broken champion right now (11.13), he generally looks to lvl 2 gank. Difficult to run away from without flash and will always win 1v1. Pray your laners ward.
(I currently ban him or Lee).”
gankyourgrandma says “Xin Zhao is a super difficult matchup for Eve. If he finds you he can stick on you really easily as Eve has no mobility and Xin can just simply slow you and perma invade you pre 6. ”
Smartest2 says “Do not mess with an early game Xin. Ward river around 1:20~ and watch for the invade as you clear your second camp (buff). If you see him in your jungle, bail out and see what he does. If you underestimate his damage you won't live long enough to regret it. After we finish our Black Cleaver we can take him on pretty easily (provided he's not super far ahead).”
KamiKZ says “This match up is slightly xin favored, though you can win as Graves into Xin Zhao. You can win against xin zhao early 1v1 by kiting him with your E and fleet footwork movementspeed. The only problem is that you can´t execute Xin Zhao with your ulti since Xin can just ulti and block all of your damage so you need to ulti Xin Zhao in melee range to guarantee your ulti to damage him ”
Pyroen says “In a 1v1 matchup Nidalee can beat this guy in the jungle every game hands down.
Since we aren't 1v1ing - this guy becomes a Major threat.
Both xin and Camille will start red and immediately gank mid,bot or top depending on which side they are on.
You need to play around this and AGGRESSIVELY counter jungle any chance you get.
keep him at spears length until you whittle him down for the kill.
(early game flashes should be used if he catches you w/ his gap closer.. it will force his flash and you can use your pounce to keep him at range)”
KamiKZ says “This is a Xin favored match up, since xin is really good at fighting lvl 2 and can easy take scuttle (I suggest giving up contest early scuttles and go onto the other side of the map. Both Q and R evolve is viable vs Xin Zhao)”
Insightful says “xin zhao is really strong right now and despite having a very straightforward combo, he benefits a lot from tenacity and can block your damage with his ulti, he has a very strong early game and doesn't really fall off too hard”
Karasmai says “You hard outscale either form , you farm faster and you can win early fight at skuttle. You can easily turn 2v2 or 3v3 due to that early XP ADV strength. You will outscale at 15-20 mins with both forms, i typically wouldn't try to one shot xin as Blue kayn and it's pretty easy just to ignore him if his ULT is troublesome than go edge of knight, and for Rhaast go typical build and get easy win. ”
Whynotbefriends says “Can be pretty aids matchup, early game looking to avoid him while cautioning your laners is the best bet to keep him down. You can out teamfight and skirmish him going into the midgame though.”
Arfreezy says “Similar to Udyr matchup in that he can kill you early with the right build. Try to avoid him and play opposite side of the map and do large clears to scale. Play for efficiency since you won't be able to match his early pressure on lanes. Communication with laners is important here so they don't die to every gank. Try and punish all of his ganks by taking something on the opposite side of the map. You will outscale him quickly if your lanes don't turbo int vs him. Take Phase Rush since you won't be able to kite his burst and instead need to run away if you get caught in a bad situation. Exhaust can be powerful here if you want to bully him and play to contest his early pressure, but it is a riskier style that relies on confidence in your Graves mechanics.”
Doubtfull says “Xin is an all in champion, who loses the all in to rek'sai. Try to get on top of him whenever you can, as long as he isn't too far ahead of you, you should be able to 1 shot him. Similar to j4, I use my level 1 ward to defend my midland from level 2 ganks by placing a ward in-between mid and the enemy red buff.”
colingogo says “Despite not being played much, xin zhao is actually a really good pick into eve. He can invade and harass eve to deny her CS and XP, ult you then engage on you mid/lategame to deny your flanks, and all around ruin your day.”
Doubtfull says “With HoB xin presents a huge threat to lillia. His E+Q can gap close, lock you down, and burst you. I've only played this match up once and i was fortunate to get ahead early. Might be a deadmans angle.”
ak521 says “Dashes in on your adc, ults, you're already away from your carry. So you bandage toss back in, you ulti. Still tough because his E is undodgeable, forcing your ADC to flash away or die. His dueling power is pretty good, too, so care of that.”
RedNBlue says “A good Xin Zhao has a 51/49 odds in winning against you. If he can get his knock up and slow you, you might as well be dead. But then there's the free champion rotation where people don't know how to play him so.”
auileta says “Xin Zhao, sometimes, doesn't even need a full camp clear to begin ganking— he can also invade you and put you behind. He can make your game really difficult if he bullies you, which he most likely will.”
ItsSkoob says “Xin Has a better level 3 duel than you as his kit has built in sustain as well as the knock up, slow, and dash thats further than both your dashes combined. You need to make sure he doesnt get too far ahead. If you can keep pace you outscale him.”
RichMrFork says “Extremely strong duelist and ganker. Don't try to contest him unless you know for sure that laners will assist you because Xin does a massive amount of damage in a short amount of time. Like every other early game jungler, survive the early levels with good jungle tracking and map awareness to eventually outscale and win the game.”
PK Noob says “You need to get one of your assassins ahead for Xin to burst him. He can easily 1v1 anyone and even 1v2 without a lead. In teamfights cc him with your spells so that he doesn’t one shot your team.”
Jinx_48 says “go blue form and one shot him
EDIT: is new xin zhao build with counqeror he is extremly hard to kill late game ! I dont have too much matchup on him as a kayn but on others "old couterpicks" he easly destroyed me so keep it in mind he is op on this time.”
EUWRATS says “Super strong against you early on before your trinity and can easily 1v1 you. DO NOT try to 1v1 him before trinity and avoid him early on before you get your items. you outscale him after trinity so play safe early he might invade you at gromp or red”
Strike1 says “Xin zhao E dash is the same range as your autoattack. If you try to auto him he will jump on you and use his three talon strike to knock you up and then oneshot you even if he isn't fed. if his initial combo does not kill you, you still lose in an extended fight.
He can also knock people out of your ultimate lol.
The best advice I can give you is avoid him and outscale him. Focus on farming and ganking lanes. Bring your team along to 2v1 him. A fed marksman champ like kindred with good peel makes easy work of xin zhao late game.
Do not go for crazy invades for marks. once he gets a lead you can never play.
You all have 1 ban each. consider banning xin zhao if the nerf next patch does not gut him.”
uSgSello says “Even matchup. Both are very good at ganking and counter ganking. Both deal nice damage in the early game.
I think Xin got a small advantage because he has less Cooldown and a bit more damage. ”
metalhydra273 says “Xin wants to 1v1, you can prevent that. He is an easy ult target and you can even drag him in if he ults to let your team infiltrate the barrier. It's even better if he's not ahead as your e may sometimes be enough. He is still a threat if you're alone though or if your ult isn't enough, so make your decisions carefully.”
litecrunch says “The main threat he has is his early dueling and ganking power. After 20 minutes he will fall of very hard. He will most likely leave a lot of his camps open so you can get ahead of him if you take them.”
liserith says “Save your Q for his E, and E immediately afterwards. Do not let him knock you up, as it's practically a free kill. As long as you keep your distance, you can win this matchup very easily. If he is starting on a scuttle, leave him. You will die if you fight him. ”
kaynt ward says “Has a lot of early game power to stop you from scaling. You can almost never 1v1 him until you get form. As long as he doesn't invade you early it should be fine. His R makes it hard to peel for your backline with your W.”
Veralion says “Very, very dangerous. His engage range has been substantially buffed and he does an insane amount of damage. If he manages to knock you up there's a good chance you're dead before you land. A semi-fed Hail of Blades Xin can engage you on low life while you're at full and still win if you have no ult. Give him a wide berth and think very carefully before committing to an early game skirmish. Just ulting at him is probably not worth it since he can immediately disengage you. If he has a bad start and looks killable, hold your E and chase after him with your W until his R expires. ”
Gumipapucs says “Kinda the same as Wukong, and his ult is really annoying as it just blocks all your damage and you don't really want to get in his face as he will heal a lot and knock you up. He also deal a broken amount of damage, but you can kill him early if you kite him. Your best bet is to engage on him, and jump a wall after he jumped on you and avoid his 3rd auto which knocks you up and then he's an easy kill but it can really backfire. If you are ahead you destroy him mid game, and in any scenario in lategame unless you went like 0/5/2 and couldn't cs.”
chevy the sloot says “Not so minor but I put him here because no one plays him. He will 80% of the time cheese gank level 2 or invade you. Avoid him all early and as long as he doesn't get his level 2 cheese off you win. You just out tempo him and out scale”
Coorowko says “Xin is a variable threat, if he gets away with the early game he becomes a massive problem, his high damage output and lifesteal very easily deal with Sej. However, much like Yi if you successfully bully him early and keep counter jungling and ganking you can keep him under control. ”
Tinjus says “Xin Zhao is able to stick onto you and burst you down fairly quickly. Hes difficult to duel, so make sure to use Void Assault to avoid his auto attacks and create distance from him as you buy time for Q to come up. Phase rush helps a lot with this matchup.”
Do1HaveTh3Sauce says “Can out duel most junglers in the game including you at level 2. Will kill you early if he invades, but he falls off if he doesn't build the right items. You can catch him off guard and kill him if you CC lock him.”
Heavens Door says “he must not see you!
if he does say bye bye to your stacks
try to mirror his movements and gank other lanes
try to get your other lanes ahead.
I personally ban him in low elo, as hes more frequently picked compared to other hard matchups.”
Xavierix says “Start with Emberknife.
Xin Zhao is a good Jungler in early game. Unless you have an advantage, do not fight Xin Zhao in the early game. He’s 1v1 is incredibly strong thanks to his
Q and E.
He uses his early stregths to invade your jungle and steak away camps when he spot you on the opposite site of the map.
Xin Zhao has good objective control and can take them pretty easily. Make sure you keep the Dragon warded at all times so you can spot him before he is able to take it.
He can avoids team fighting unless his ultimate R is up. But without it he is vulnerable and relatively easy to kill with an ally. Force team fights when his Ultimate Crescent Guard
R is down to increase your chances of winning the fight.
He is not afraid o repeatedly gank lanes. Xin Zhao is really good at ganking and can do so over and over again.
To make it harder for Xin Zhao to get successful ganks off, make sure you place vision around his jungle entrances. This will give your allies enough time to back off and escape before he is able to reach their lane.
Xin is vulnerable to CC during team fights, don’t ignore him. Focus him down when he engages. So try to hit him with your W from afar and then spam your E, at the end try to finish him with your R (if he can't use flash and dashes).
JunglerBuilds says “Xin can be quite aggressive early and that could ruin your game, he's quite the jungler right now, with his good objective control and high damage all around. He can gank quite early and can make a great impact on the game. Try to predict his next moves so you can at least save your teammates in those situations, because his early ganks are so deadly.”
ChaseMorePlz says “Engaging with fights early on versus Xin is bad news, especially when he hits level 2. Avoid getting hit by him three times and getting knocked up, Grab a Cinderhulk into Deadman's and you will be able to tank most of his damage. Warden's Mail is also good against him for the attack speed reduction passive.”
ChaseMorePlz says “Tough to beat, fortunately your final build will result in you becoming tankier than him, be sure to stay ahead and not focus on him until it's time to teamfight. Your main job is to keep him off of your carries.”
Tofolo says “Non uno degli accoppiamenti più difficili. Il modo di giocare è simile al vostro ma con più difesa e controllo rispetto alla vostra mobilità e non bersagliabilità. Usate bene la Q per schivare il suo 3 attacco base e avrete vinto.”
Wolf Rengar says “Recommended: Electrocute Rune Page/Build.
Tips: Dodge his W , bait his R before jumping and wait with your W untill he will go in with his Q.
Xin is only a Major Threat when he hits his W's because you will probably insta die.”
DarkAuraLOL says “his clear and sustain are fine, but yours is better, just avoid 1v1 earlys, cause he has so much burst , dps, lockdown , you can do something with lead or team or blue form against him.”
KajiKumihoAkukei says “Xin Zhoa is a pretty strong early game jungler. Just make sure to read his movements and try to predict where he will gank. If you can countergank the chances are high you will get an easy (double)kill. Late game you are a much bigger threat.”
MetaSolaray says “Ward for Xin Zhao's level two gank, especially around the mid laner and tell the side laner he started at to ward for himself. If he wastes time on this lvl 2 and gets nothing you can powerfarm to 3 and meet him at his buff for a free kill. As long as he doesn't snowball on your team you outscale him easily in a 1v1. Brambles vest is very powerful to stop his small healing he relies on in non Conqueror rune sets.”
DarkAuraLOL says “his clear and sustain are fine, but yours is better, just avoid 1v1 earlys, cause he has so much burst , dps, lockdown , you can do something with lead or team or blue form against him.”
Whobick says “Interesting match up. Early game you can usually 1v1. Late game....just don't even try. Xin has that pesky knockup and slow which is decent early game, but late game is killer. Just go hard levels 1-2, play safe 3-5, but at 6-10 you should be pretty good. If you ult when he all in's you, you prevent his knockup and his ult, so you should be fine.”
KaynPlayer814 says “Xin Zhao is a rare pick in the meta but can be seen in low elo. He can invade you really hard in the early game, but once you have your form you outscale him pretty hard. As RedKayn he wont be able to 1v1 you, unless you dont hit your q and w. As BlueKayn you want to avoid him if he has a lot armor.”
Snap0ner says “He's an early champion like you. his burst earlygame is so strong, but after he uses it he is kinda weak. Try to catch him on wolves after going all-in on them for fast clear, and you will score for sure a kill or a flash burn.”
Hidon1 says “Xin Zhao is the type of jungler who can gank level 2 and you will have a hard time fighting him 1v1. What you should do to prevent this is by warding for the level 2 gank (do it on the ramp, which is besides raptors and tell your top/bot laners to ward as well). If his level 2 gank is not successful you are a stronger champ at level 3. You can also try to countergank but that is flippy. When you play vs Xin Zhao make sure to always fight even numbers since you do not thrive well 1v1, but with your teammates around you, you should always win the fights. In this match up Red smite is good since it can help you if you get caught out 1v1 by Xin. ”
Watsonthe8th says “i hear people say jax hard stomps him and i just dont see it. HE IS SO STRONG EARLY. He can one shot you from the word go. you out scale but not if your teams lets him walk all over you. I hate this match up.”
SuperMajorPain says “Xin is much stronger than Sejuani early game. he can invade her jungle and force her out pretty easily or win 2v2's in solo lanes. To jg with Xio you must out farm him, Scuttle crabs will be a Big thing for you, plus Gank opposite lanes to him with the intention to Break down towers , Xio will only be Ganking for the kill ”
White Cr0w says “He's an early champion like you. his burst earlygame is so strong, but after he uses it he is kinda weak. Try to catch him on wolves after going all-in on them for fast clear, and you will score for sure a kill or a flash burn.”
SeaBossBoi says “Bruiser type junglers are major threats to both types of AP and Tank Malphites, they usually have enough Health to survive burst from AP Malphite and have enough Consist damage to killed tank Malphite in extended fights. Its usually a good idea to fight with a numbers advantage against these class of junglers.”
Minase says “Not too hard of a matchup given how awful the champion is you just have to acknowledge how strong he is early and that he can fuck up your flank if you're not careful. You will outscale him after 2 items so don't be scared to let him have a camp or two, it's not worth dying for.”
PH45 says “If he catches you up early and you can't escape he will kill you. Later on he can duel you pretty easily thanks to his kit so your hope is to cc him and have your team kill him with you since you won't probably be able to 1v1 him unless you are way ahead of him.”
FalleN3 says “Try to avoid 1v1 with Xin early as he will punish you for it. He also has very strong early ganking potential. Ward as well as you can and try to disengage unless he is low HP and you are full. He is difficult to outplay. ”
Holessando says “easy for you, he's low and can't carry, so there's not any problem for you, just farm him (if he's otp, he can do something, but still, xin is not good, so there's nothing to worry about)”
metalhydra273 says “Another rare sight nowadays. Xin is great at dueling you, but ripe for the pickings with your ult. His ult will block ranged attacks from your teammates so drag him into their range to maximize damage.”
DemacianStandard says “Just don't ult him. Seriously, just don't do it. Try to avoid letting him use his knock-up by using your own instead. If you do intend to ult him, only do so after his own has been used. ”
brSL7 says “Assim como o Olaf o Xin Zhao irá decair bastante no Late Game.
Você pode esperar para trocar com ele no Late mas com 2-3 Itens você já consegue solar o Xin Zhao em uma troca 1v1.
Cuidado com invades”
Xidorian says “Dashes in on your adc, ults, you're already away from your carry. So you bandage toss back in, you ulti. Still tough because his E is undodgeable, forcing your ADC to flash away or die. His dueling power is pretty good, too, so care of that.”
Aas112mm says “If the Xin knows what he is doing you will probably rage quite after 5 min since he can literally do whatever the F he want is your laners dont walk with you 24/7, you cant out gank him, you cant 1v1 him (unless of course you are somehow 5/0 after 4 min) and you will be invaded and bullied a lot.
But the good news is that you can still just one shot his team in late and say jg diff anyway. (Even if he's 15/2 and you are 4/8)”
gurubashi35 says “His early is notably stronger than yours gankwise. In a 1v1 you still beat him, so you can invade him.
He falls of harder than you late game, with your R being stronger and more reliable than his R, so at most point of this matchup, you win.”
chasemyman1 says “He is one of the best duelist junglers early game. Avoid him early game at all costs because if he catches you in the jungle you are likely dead. As long as you get your laners ahead you will win hard.”
Depresso says “Lethal early game, like udyr loses value as the game progresses.
What makes him Even unlike Udyr that I consider Minor is the fact that he has cc that does not rely on auto attacks which is something udyr cannot bring.”
PsiGuard says “I give Rek'Sai the edge in this matchup but XIn is still dangerous. He's a strong duelist and can threaten both you and your laners. You have more mobility so your ganks are more flexible. Try to abuse that to build an early lead.”
M.P.C says “Engaging him early is suicide so focus on getting CS during early game and also you can easily bait him to use his W. Don't start the fight let him make the first move, he'll typically use his E to gap close and then either R or Q + R.”
RageAx says “Pain in the ass late game thanks to his high damage and amazing peel ult. However, his ult doesn't block and of your abilities, simply knocks you away. Try baiting it out with W then engaging.”
Dopamine_influx says “He is strong-ish early, but you win with triple Q. He perma ganks, but you're stronger if you countergank. You win fights on scuttle early with triple Q. Later, you just OS him if he didn't snowball hard.”
AWierdShoe says “Skill matchup. Xin Zhao has very strong early dueling potential with his Q knockup and his E to close gaps. Be careful when using your R at range as he can uses his R to deny all the damage, so if you want to ult him you'll have to get close to him. He falls off super hard late-game so use that to your advantage.”
DarkArbalist613 says “Kite him out, once he E's onto you flash or Q over all wall as his Q can knock youup. his Ultimate can be a real problem in teamfights, but overall you outdual him if you are in the right spot.”
GrayRiver says “"If he catches you up early and you can't escape he will kill you. Later on he can duel you pretty easily thanks to his kit so your hope is to cc him and have your team kill him with you since you won't probably be able to 1v1 him unless you are way ahead of him." PH45”
DarkPit59 says “Dans la même catégorie que Jax et Trundle, Xin Zhao excelle en 1v1. Prenez garde à ses dégâts et son jungle path afin d'efficacement counter-gank. Evitez à tout prix le corps à corps en confrontation directe.”
SavageFy says “Xin Zhao's damage, healing and clear time early on is a very big threat for Amumu. You want to avoid fighting at all costs as he'll probably have a level advantage as well as higher health in an early game duel in the jungle. ”
Sorrowful Prince says “In theory Xin has all the tools to dominate this matchup and is the stronger champ in early fights. Don't flip it early game. Try to respond to what he does. Your counterganks against this guy are insanely strong. If your lanes don't have prio he will invade you. Don't fight him then and accept it while looking for crossmap plays. In teamfights wait his ultimate or access his backline without him being able to deny you. ”
TrevorJayce says “Xin is a pretty hard matchup. He wins 1v1s very easily early with his knockup, as his damage isn't in bursts but rather splayed across his E and three Q's. If he's a good Xin, he'll wait until he's knocked you up before he W's so you can't W it, but if he doesn't, just W the damage and you'll /maybe/ win.”
Nico449c says “You can win lvl 3 fights but be aware of hes lvl 2 invade can easily beat you he got really good ganks too so either you have to countergank him or outgank him. Invades is possible but you got to hit your cocoon and be aware with wards on the map how low he is and where he is at the jungle clear.”
The Top Bear says “This guy is a pain. Save your w till after he e's you to dodge his w slow. then kite him and re-engage on him to kill him. However I would recommend just tracking him hard and not fighting him. A good Xin can dumpster you pretty hard. post-6 you just get destroyed by him. The best time to fight is level 2 at scuttle.”
Dunk Master Jax says “Easy to duel throughout the entire game. A good Xin player will try to bait your Counterstrike before doing his combo. A bad one will engage you and try to do his full combo and you should win as long as your counterstrike is up.”
urrb says “He has a very strong early game and a strong level 2 gank. Many times people won't respect this and the threat of this champ lies in him getting an early lead like that and snowballing off of it. Just do your best to warn your team, watch where he's been leashed and ping it, reach 3 as quickly as possible, and stay on alert for where he is and what lane he could gank so you can be ready to counter it. If you can help your team survive his early game he's much easier to deal with mid to late.
In terms of a 1v1 he will generally win early game unless you can cheese him in the river with absolute focus and riverwalking or at his buff before he gets a lead. Mid to late game if he hasn't gotten a lead you should be able to win the 1v1.
Try to sidestep the line of his w and kite him after his second auto until his q is over so that he doesn't knock you up. Don't engage with e if you can avoid it so that after you've kited him you can E onto him, because he will run.”
Simphoria says “Unlike Olaf, Xin is much more balanced but he is a big counter. Sej is a champ that has a weak early but strong late and Xin is the opposite of that. He bumps out consistent damage so our passive doesn't really negate as much like Vs Assassins. He has a knockup, he can follow our Q with his E, (be careful that he may ward over a wall if you dash into fog) and he has a slow. There is never a time we can out duel him. He can out gank and counter gank us easily. He is usually very healthy when he clears and he will have no problem walking into your jungle looking for either camps or you.
You basically play the first 15min in fear and try to safely gank and scale. ”
LFS_aXent says “Extremely similar to Yi. He will focus you in fights, take you on with his ult, and force you to fight in his reworked circle. Hopefully melee and supports will help you with his fights.”
Lasoor says “[General] His goal is getting his third auto off on you to knock you up. Once he does this you will die(in most cases). The ideal situation is when Xin Zhao has exhausted his E(gap closer). Once he uses this, simply walk away until his knockup ability times out. Then go back in and burst him to a pulp. Generally safest to use your ultimate against him as you are at half strength without minions. Xin Zhao can easily kill ghouls all at once while focusing you using his ultimate. So hug your maiden and make use of your outplay abilities.”
AnimeWEeb says “Ban at all costs. Extremely dangerous early game, will kill you quickly and easily. When playing against him, don't build this build, go build some of my suggested items to avoid getting killed over and over again.”
Her0mars says “Avoid fighting this guy 1v1, and avoid him early, just avoid your jungle if you can and gank / counter gank. His early damage is crazy and requires no skill, at the cost of no escapes. If he doesn't get ahead early or falls behind he generally won't come back unless he goes on a yearlong farming spree, by the end of which you would have already ended.”
Hamstertamer says “Jumps on you and oneshots you with very little counterplay, and will counterjungle you hard to abuse his 1v1 advantage. On top of this, his ultimate blocks both your Q and your ult. Later in the game can be kited with zhonyas/rylai. But IMO the worst jungle matchup.”
Hamstertamer says “Jumps you and oneshots you, and you can't do anything. Will counterjungle you and make your game miserable. To top it off his ult makes him completely invulnerable to your long range damage. Wait for him to jump a teammate and counter-initiate.”
Chromuro says “This is my standard ban, xin zhao is the worst of your nightmares: stickyness, damage, CC, you name it. His entire kit is made to duel and you are everything but a dueler. Never engage him if alone and never try to invade if you are not sure of where he is.”
SupahotFairy says “Very strong against Vi early to mid-game.
Will often try to counter jungle you, which can be very annoying, especially if your team is falling behind and losing lanes so that you can't counter jungle him back.
Galois_Group says “He can push you out of your jungle effectively delaying your spikes, while having similar spikes which let him gank better and boost his team heavier. Though you can overcome later, possibility is your team will troll and you lose.”
pixelhidef says “He has the strongest Lvl 2 among all champs, so he will play aggressive. Watch for counter-ganks and try to play safely until level 6. He falls off late game, so out-scale him through farming and objectives.”
Tokoyamy says “Prevent him from finishing the Three-Claw Strike as in the third attack he will knock you out and receive reduced skills cooldown.
When Xin Zhao is using Crescent Guard,avoid using "Mounting Dread" so your damage is not undone.”
Aht3ns says “Understand the matchup. Use your q and e early, if you have ultimate use that too. He will most of the time waste his abilities early too, so it will just be an aa trade until you w and end it.”
Killerbacca10 says “He will invade and destroy you. Do not try to 1v1. If he shows up at scuttle unless he is low or your mid laner is going to help you will be nuked. Late game you counter him if you make it there. Try not to die to him solo and counter gank him.”
LixoPanado says “Xin zhao will duel you throughout the whole game, having the advantage, unless you're ahead, counter jungle him and be safe, you should be fine. Don't forget he can cancel your ult with 2 methods!”
Jungle Kings Rage says “You Lose At All Stages Of The Game To Him Except Lategame. But Even Then His Teamfighting Potential Will Outdo Yours. Overall Hard To Fight But If You Avoid Him Till Lategame And Somehow Get Him To Into A 1 v 1 Situation With You. Instant Win For You”
FupiDupi says “Similar to Udyr - strong fighter as his level 2 is very strong and he can knock you into the air to secure the kill. He falls off later in the game though so survive the early and you're good.”
Bestlover says “He is a problem because he beats you in every fight you make with him cause you are very squishy in early stages or the game.
If he snowballs he will be a huge problem in late game as well.”
Jomickies says “Xin Zhao is a very oppressive early game jungler, He is similar to udyr in that he can solo kill you if he ever finds you in the jungle early game. However, after level 6 you can kill him if you play it well. The problem with Xin is that in teamfights he can negate your engage in that he can ult and your teammates's follow up damage will be cut down significantly. That said your teamfight is still much better than his. If you ult him your team can still kill him but it might be a bit slower.”
MrPeach301 says “He's another King of the early game but he's more easily dealt with compared to udyr. Try to smite steal crabs but don't directly try to contest him for it, he'll end up just bursting you down and slowing you where you stand. Prioritise getting yourself to mid - late game as well as getting your laners fed so they don't die to an early to mid game xin gank”
marcopolo656 says “he will out duel you lv 2 unless you have lethal tempo or hail of blades as your sustain damage is must better and hail of blades will make you do insane damage quickly but after lv 6 you will start kick his behind”
LePlay says “He can be quite annoying with both his Q knock-up and his W slow. However, he relies on his E dash to effectively fight you; block it with your W and proceed to stun him with your E-Q combo”
drunken hunter says “Xin Zhao is a really strong enemy laner because of his abilities.
He can dash to you, he uses his (W) to do crit and life steal on every third hit (what is completely broken) he can knock you up and he reduces your armor (15%) the first three seconds he fights you.
Better play safe, get the ninja tabis and wait for a gank.”
PenguinOnStick says “Based on AA and its easy for you to stay inside the ult. Wait for his Ult before you E since he will knock you away. He will be hard for you to deal with late game since he is so strong right now. ”
MaRtOOOOOOOOOOO says “He will play very aggressive and will probably try invading you because he beats you in every 1v1 due to the hail of blaids changes. He will probably try lvl 2 ganking top or mid and 2 crabing you (Dont try counter ganking his lvl 2 gank just type to ur laners that he might try this). Its realy hard to play against him if hi is with hail of blades, I suggest just banning him like i do.”
Violzandre says “This is so sad, alexa play despacito.
He have a great lifesteal, stats, cc, and a approach skill, but you can surpass everything (except his cc) with the build I use.
Obviously, get the advantage....”
Loul_60 says “Xin Zhao is relatively similar to Udyr in the sense that he has strong (especially early) 1v1 potential, Xin also has pretty good clear. If he invades/counter jungles you well, prepare for a tough game, but unless he is very fed, he lacks the late game power compared to Kayn.”
BlackRabbet1 says “Xin Zhao's early game is very good and it's easy to get bullied by him early in river or if he invades because he's such a good duelist. If you can avoid encountering him in the jungle, he shouldn't be a problem”
Warmanreaper says “This person counters darius... He's very OP late game so make sure you feed off him early because if you don't then you'll lose to him in the late game because of his overpowered lifesteal and attackspeed.”
Meta4our says “Xin is a good coutnerpick in to Kayn because of his early pressure which Kayn can't follow up with.I wouldn't say that xin is like a super counter to Kayn but he definitely a strong pick and u have to be careful with early vision and early invades and etc....You shouldn't fight him lvl 3-6 for there is where he shines and have to be worried about his lvl 2 ganks”