Legit question; why don't we see Skarner picked/discussed more often?

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3 years ago#1
Itemless permaslow even without red buff is pretty strong, he's going to stick to you at all phases of the game, and of course dat ult.

I get that your ult won't snap flashing victims back to you, but still. >_>
3 years ago#2
just not popular atm


new lizard item and gauntlet are fantastic on him.

alternatively you can also go a golem sunfire route to be a bit beefier if it's needed.

people flashing from your ult sucks but you can just come back, it doesn't consume the cd of your ultimate. It's more annoying late game but a flash for getting in range of someone is pretty good.
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3 years ago#3
Quiet_Noise posted...
Itemless permaslow even without red buff is pretty strong,



But it drains his mana like crazy.



he's going to stick to you at all phases of the game, and of course dat ult.

I get that your ult won't snap flashing victims back to you, but still. >_>


His problem is his lack of gapcloser and huge mana cost at early levels.
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3 years ago#4
There were a lot of changes in S3 that made him meh instead of awesome like in S2. Due to resistance and armor changes, his shield is amazing anymore. On top of that, he used to be an AoE fast camp clearing champ but they made changes to the jungle and it slowed him down a bit. Then you mix in the tons of blinks and flashes in the game now and it becomes more difficult to land that ult against a good team. You probably won't miss if you're in a low elo bracket where nobody has the reaction time to dodge his ult, but higher up people will save their blinks for it if they have to.

I think it was Jatt who was saying Skarner will probably need Ghost to be successful like what we see with Voli and Nasus getting in there and skipping over the wards since he has a minor speed buff to abuse it with. Also, all three spirit items are solid on him though I prefer Ancient Golem to keep him tanky.
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3 years ago#5
His Ult nerf, plus the jungle changes
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3 years ago#6
Nobody mentioned the crazy nerf to his W? Really?
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