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Xerath Build Guide by treshii123

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League of Legends Build Guide Author treshii123

Secret Notes - Xerath

treshii123 Last updated on October 13, 2011
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Ability Sequence

1
9
12
13
14
Ability Key Q
3
10
15
17
18
Ability Key W
2
4
5
7
8
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 21


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Introduction


Hi guys. My name is trashy and this is my first build at MOBAFire. As you can see this is a Xerath build is will hope it help to you to make awesome kills with him. (:


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Quick Review (Pros/Cons)


PROS
- He looks awesome (:
- His abilities are very strong
- You can create a lot of varition of combos
- He good for close and far battle
- If you want you can tank a turrent alone at level 18 ;)

CONS
- At the beginning he is very useless
- He's mana regen is sucks ://
- He's ability power is nonsense
- If you hit a wrong button or just a missed an ability you died
- He's cooldown on his abilities is so high


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Quick Review No. 2 (Abilities)

Xerath has a lot of fantastic abilities. What are these?:

ASCENDENT FORM
Passive - This ability is allow you to convert 15% of his Ability Power to Armor.

ARCANOPULSE
Q - This spell is the most useable ability of Xerath. This spell is good for everything. For farming the minions, farming monsters and for killing champs. If you can use this spell you win the battle.

LOCUS OF POWER
W - This spell is good for killing enemies in the Fog of War. This is very good when u are wants to defend your tower. At the right moment this spell can be you secret weapon for the victory.

MAGE CHAINS
E - Without this ability Xerath is nothing. All of your combos is base on this spell. Also i like this spell because this is a burst ability. So if you pointed the enemy you can't missed it.

ARCANE BARRAGE
R - This spell a "Triple Trouble". When you shooted all of your spells then comes your Ultimate Ability. At the 3rd use the enemy is dead. If it isn't then, if it close to you Arcanopulse, if it far from you Locus of Power and after Arcanopulse.


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Runes

When I made my build my hardest thing was to create a good rune selection for Xerath. I wanted to take him Ability Power, Cooldown Reduction, Magic Penetration, Mana and Ability Power per Level. But my finest runebuild is the next:

Mark of Insight
Magic Peneration 0.95
This allow to him more Magic Penetration which is INDISPENSABLE for Xerath.
This and his Locus of Power spell can make a very deadly combo for those champs who are wanted to run away from you.

Seal of Focus
Cooldown Reduction 0.29
Cooldown is very usefull for all Mage type champion includes Xerath too.

Glyph of Potency
Ability Power 0.99
He is a Mage. He wants Ability Power. Clear ..

Quintessence of Potency
Ability Power 4.95
I also sad. He is a Mage ..


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Items



This is a little hybrid build but all of my attempts this was the best.


The Rod of Ages is very powerfull at Xerath's hand.


Sorcerer's Shoes and the other is the Ionian Boots of Lucidity. It's optional. If you like to shoot bigs but not very often you best choose the Sorcerer's Shoes. But if you want to shoot rapidly than the Ionian Boots of Lucidity is better.


I like this item because this give you anything what you want. Ability Power, Mana Reg and Cooldown Reduction.


This is the best item for all of those champs who wants ability power. I love Mejai's Soulstealer but this item is only good when you are play very well with Xerath. If you just trying or you are at the learning phase with the Magus Ascendent than the Void Staff is better. If you are so ATOM with him than you can start stacking with Mejai's.


In the end for Xerath is very usefull this item because it's spell vamp and ability power. Just some plus the attack damage and life steal what this item also give to you.


The first question is in your mid is: Why take this idiot this item to the end of the build ?? Well.. The answer is because i dont like this item. I don't know why but the I think to stack is more inportant.


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Summoner Spells

My four favourite Summoner Spells is ..

FLASH
This spell is very amazing for escaping. I love this spell..


IGNITE
That spell is my second favourite spell. This is a very usefull ability for the first blood and for other kills.


EXHAUST
For other champs this Summoner Spell is very bad idea at mid. But for Xerath is very usefull. For example when the enemy is going to escape take an Exhaust to him, than Locus of Power and if he is close to you Mage Chain and after Arcanopulse or just Arcanopulse.


CLARITY
This spell is very good for the beginning of the match but after is useless. This can be good for in Mid for the long farming but thats all.


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Tips

COMBOS
The smallest combos isMage Chain andArcanopulse. Is also stuns the enemy. Than you can just hit the enemy with your autoattack.

If you wanna defend your turret in mid than go to the turret.Locus of Power andArcanopulse. If there enemy than inLocus of Power shoot aMage Chain thanArcanopulse and when it is stunned also inLocus of Power shoot threeArcane Barrage to him.


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Summary

This was my first build for Xerath. I hope I will help to use him and get a lot kill (: If you have any question for the build or with other problems you can send me a message.