New Skarner Jungle

#1jats605Posted 12/6/2012 7:52:59 PM
I started Machete + 5 pots, and it seemed easier than before.
My clears seemed faster, although I hadn't timed it, and I appeared to have more health after going Blue -> Wolves -> Wraiths -> Golems

Is this just me, or did Skarner get an unintentional buff with this?
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#2VoidgolemPosted 12/6/2012 7:55:34 PM
they claimed to be nerfing AoE junglers.

then they put out items that boost your AoE damage by 25% versus neutrals

:|
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#3Frost_shock_FTWPosted 12/6/2012 7:55:53 PM
Skarner's blue dependence is now solved by Spirit Stone + Philo.
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#4BiglabronPosted 12/6/2012 8:01:09 PM(edited)
Frost_shock_FTW posted...
Skarner's blue dependence is now solved by Spirit Stone + Philo.


correct, skarner can now free farm forever.

I tried gold quints and 2 gold mastery with rest in defense and cleared just fine with machete 5 pot start. upgrade for aoe dmg and get philo. Just build pure tank as before and let the machete upgrades clear for you.

At the current state of the jungle and skarner taking the farm route and just clearing till lvl 6 before ganks is best imo. come out and ult kill go back to farming till your ult is up. You will be as strong as if you had a solo lane.
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#5Shadow EdgePosted 12/6/2012 8:00:26 PM
From: Voidgolem | #002
they claimed to be nerfing AoE junglers.

then they put out items that boost your AoE damage by 25% versus neutrals

:|


This

Always wondered about that when Machete pumps all your damage output by 10%.
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#6MukubirdAtYTPosted 12/6/2012 8:12:24 PM
I start Machete + Flask with a Biscuit and have had no problems in the jungle. Spirit Stone, Flask, and Philo (if you get it) go a long way in sustaining your mana without blue.
#7ShurikoPosted 12/6/2012 8:14:01 PM
From: Voidgolem | #002
they claimed to be nerfing AoE junglers.

then they put out items that boost your AoE damage by 25% versus neutrals

:|


They weren't trying to nerf AoE junglers; they just wanted them to not have an advantage over junglers without AoE.

Which they've pretty much accomplished.
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#8VoidgolemPosted 12/6/2012 8:20:38 PM
From: Shuriko | #007
They weren't trying to nerf AoE junglers; they just wanted them to not have an advantage over junglers without AoE.

Which they've pretty much accomplished.


All they've accomplished is making the first clear slightly harder.

AoE junglers go even faster now.
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#9Shadow EdgePosted 12/6/2012 8:21:37 PM
If they wanted to buff single target junglers, they'd nerf the bonus damage and buff the true damage part.

That makes junglers even more reliant on machete though.
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#10Village IdiotPosted 12/6/2012 9:13:37 PM(edited)
Once you finish your Iceborn Gauntlet, get a Twin Shadows.

That item is made for Skarner.

Well gee, a 40% 4 second ranged slow on Skarner?

Its essentially a guaranteed R and a team fight, or you kill the target and gain the advantage.
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