Riftmaker Xin Zhao Build

Riftmaker Xin Zhao build with runes and items. Riftmaker Xin Zhao guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Riftmaker Xin Zhao build in League of Legends Patch 14.13!

Updated: 2024-05-22 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Xin Zhao and build Riftmaker.
Xin Zhao Riftmaker build. With tons of attack speed, Lethal Tempo and AP.
Xin Zhao ARAM modifiers
DMG done -5%


Starting items
Recurve Bow should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Xin Zhao ability Wind Becomes Lightning should be leveled first.
Xin Zhao ability Audacious Charge should be leveled second.
Xin Zhao ability Three Talon Strike should be leveled third.
Final items
Zephyr should be final item in your build.
Nashor's Tooth should be final item in your build.
Guinsoo's Rageblade should be final item in your build.
Riftmaker should be final item in your build.
Rabadon's Deathcap should be final item in your build.
Zhonya's Hourglass should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Press the Attack from Precision tree.
Minor rune Domination.
Summoner spells
Pick Mark as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Riftmaker Xin Zhao Runes

Precision major tree Press the Attack rune.
Precision major tree Fleet Footwork rune.
Precision major tree Conqueror rune.
Precision major tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision major tree Triumph rune.
Precision major tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision major tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision major tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision major tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision major tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision major tree Cut Down rune.
Precision major tree Last Stand rune.
Domination minor tree Cheap Shot rune.
Domination minor tree Taste of Blood rune.
Domination minor tree Sudden Impact rune.
Domination minor tree Zombie Ward rune.
Domination minor tree Ghost Poro rune.
Domination minor tree Eyeball Collection rune.
Domination minor tree Treasure Hunter rune.
Domination minor tree Relentless Hunter rune.
Domination minor tree Ultimate Hunter rune.
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How it works

  1. You rush Nashor's Tooth.
  2. You then get Riftmaker and Guinsoo's Rageblade.
  3. You buy AP items and adapt to an enemy team.

How to play

  1. As Xin Zhao playing Riftmaker build, you will be squishy early on. You need a moment, levels and items to ramp up. Be careful when going in.

Tips and Tricks

  1. Always keep auto attacking - this gives you great sustain, especially early on.
  2. Always count your Q attacks. You can attack minions twice, then E (combined with Flash) and knock unsuspecting enemies up!
  3. Combo #1: You can cast W and Flash. It works forward/backward and sideways. This lets you get some cool kills.
  4. Combo #2: You can cast W, Flash then use E to reach. That's a super cool combo that lets you catch people off guard and engage from miles away.
  5. Combo #3: You can cast R, then Flash. This way you do some surprise damage, or even throw enemies into your team if used properly (keep track of who is Challenged!)
  1. Xin Zhao is a great initiator to combat. Lead the front to start a fight and use your ultimate to do the most damage possible.
  2. Try to position yourself so your ultimate's knockback is most effective.

Skill Order

  • Xin Zhao [object Object] ability.
    Three Talon Strike
  • Xin Zhao [object Object] ability.
    Wind Becomes Lightning
  • Xin Zhao [object Object] ability.
    Audacious Charge
  • Xin Zhao [object Object] ability.
    Crescent Guard


Starting items
Recurve Bow item.
Rush #1
Nashor's Tooth item.
Mercury's Treads item.
Berserker's Greaves item.
Get it post 15 lvl
Zephyr item.
For mana problems
Tear of the Goddess item.
Muramana item.
Core items
Riftmaker item.
Guinsoo's Rageblade item.
Good items
Lich Bane item.
Kraken Slayer item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Void Staff item.
Situational items
Spirit Visage item.
Wit's End item.
Morellonomicon item.
Banshee's Veil item.
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Counter tanks
Blade of The Ruined King item.
Terminus item.
Counter healing
Executioner's Calling item.
Mortal Reminder item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Sorcery item.
Elixir of Iron item.
Seeker's Armguard item.
Example final build
Zephyr item.
Nashor's Tooth item.
Guinsoo's Rageblade item.
Riftmaker item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Zhonya's Hourglass item.