Best Skarner Counters in League of Legends

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Best Skarner Counters in League of Legends

Do you need help playing against Skarner in League of Legends? Don't worry—here are the best champions to help you climb the LoL ladder.

Skarner has featured a considerable amount more since his rework earlier this year. He features heavily in both the Top lane and Jungle, but can also be flexed to support in the correct matchup. So the question is, how can you stop Skarner from taking over the game? This article brings you the three best Skarner counters in League of Legends right now.

Best Skarner Counters in LoL


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Fiddlesticks is a great pick into Skarner in League of Legends on patches 14.7 and moving into 14.8. Fiddle has a much faster camp clear speed than Skarner, and is able to gain a natural advantage by being able to get around the map quicker and into the lanes faster.

Because you are able to get around the map quicker, you will be able to anticipate where Skarner is going to be and will be able to lie in wait, whether that be in his own Jungle or in one of the lanes for a counter gank. Early on he will not be tanky enough if you hit him with your ultimate, so look to play around the early levels to get ahead.

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Lillia is a great pick into Skarner in League of Legends. Lillia is the ideal champion to play in the jungle because she has everything. She can engage from a long distance, she has an insane amount of movement speed, she gets enough health from her items, and she can burst you down in one swift move.

Lillia is too quick for Skarner to do anything if you avoid standing next to terrain, or you will be stunned. If you are in close combat with Skarner, use your Q to stack movement speed and try your best to dodge his abilities.


Brand is a pain for Skarner players, even with the new rework. Brand may not be as strong as he once was in the jungle, but he still does an insane amount of damage in the early levels, thanks to his passive. Skarner is not tanky in the early game, so you should be able to fight with him without much trouble.

Because of the faster wave clear, you will also get to objectives quicker than he can. Like the other champions on this list, you can impact the lanes more because you will be ahead of the curve while Skarner looks to scale up and get healthy.

Worst Champion To Pick Into Skarner In League of Legends

At the moment, Graves is one of the worst picks against Skarner in League of Legends on patch 14.8. Skarner has many ways of chasing Graves down. Once his dash is out of the equation, there aren’t many waves Graves can escape Skarner if they encounter each other in the Jungle.

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Although Skarner is a tank, he deals much damage and can surprise Graves early on. Be sure to try and counter-jungle him; you do a lot more damage than he can output early. In a straight 1v1, Skarner wins early on, and if you can try and counter-gank him early, you and the duo will win the 2v2 battle comfortably.

When it comes to ganking, Skarner has this in the bag. He has the ability to lock down multiple opponents at a time. Skarner also has the added advantage of being able to run through terrain, which makes him less prone to being caught in his own jungle. On top of that, when it comes to the team fight, Skarner can pick up multiple people with his ultimate, while Graves can only really burst someone down and apply pressure in the side lane.

Best Skarner Duos League of Legends

According to Mobalytics, here are the best champions to play with Skarner in League of Legends on patch 14.7. Please note that this article will be updated as new patches are released. For more information on when a new League of Legends patch will be released, check out our patch schedule article here.

  • Rek'Sai
  • Kindred
  • Karthus

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Jordan 'Marn' is an esports journalist from across the pond. Jordan has a passion for telling stories about the esports titles he loves such as League of Legends and Call of Duty. He has written for Esportz Network, Unikrn and United Stand. Twitter: @official_marn