Skarner is an immense crystalline scorpion from a hidden valley in Shurima. Part of the ancient Brackern race, Skarner and his kin are known for their great wisdom and deep connection to the land, as their souls are fused with powerful life crystals which hold the living thoughts and memories of their ancestors. In an age long past, the Brackern entered hibernation to avoid untold magical destruction, but recent, threatening events have roused Skarner. As the only Brackern awake, he strives to protect his kind from those who seek to harm them.
Skarner's presence causes crystals to spawn in set locations around the map. Crystals can be captured by either team by standing close to them. When near crystals his team owns, Skarner gains movement speed, attack speed, and increased mana regeneration.
Skarner lashes out with his claws, dealing physical damage to all nearby enemies and charging himself with Crystal Energy for several seconds if a unit is struck. If he casts Crystal Slash again while powered by Crystal Energy, he deals bonus magic damage.
Skarner gains a shield and has increased Movement Speed while the shield persists.
Skarner summons a blast of crystalline energy which deals damage to enemies struck and slows them. Basic attacking these enemies within a short window will stun them.
Skarner suppresses an enemy champion and deals damage to it. During this time, Skarner can move freely and will drag his helpless victim around with him. When the effect ends, the target will be dealt additional damage.
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There are 6 skins for Skarner. They are Sandscourge Skarner, Earthrune Skarner, Battlecast Alpha Skarner, Guardian of the Sands Skarner, Cosmic Sting Skarner, and the default skin.
Skarner is countered by Gnar, Darius, Riven.
Skarner counters Camille, Fiora, Irelia.
The exact items that you buy on any champion should differ from game to game, but the most common item build on top Skarner is Turbo Chemtank first into Dead Man's Plate and Thornmail. Players usually take Plated Steelcaps for boots.
88% of Skarner players play jungle.