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Xerath Build Guide by Nvo1

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Nvo1

Xerath Main 1000+ Ability Power Build

Nvo1 Last updated on November 5, 2016
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Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
3
8
10
12
13
Ability Key W
2
14
15
17
18
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

Fury
 
 
5/
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vampirism
 
 
5/
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Bounty Hunter
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
5/
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 18

Wanderer
 
 
5/
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Merciless
 
 
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
1/
Dangerous Game
 
 
 
 
 
Precision
 
 
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Cunning: 12

Recovery
 
 
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
Explorer
Tough Skin
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
Insight
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 0



Threats to Xerath with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Annie Annie has low range so use it against her. Be aware of her stun and level, it's pretty common for Annie players to get lvl 6 faster than you (by focusing on minions) and then dive you under tower. Try to stun her, look for [E] + [W] + [Q] combination and then move back. If you miss stun then poke her with Q and stay near your tower. Once you get Luden's Echo, with few [Q] pokes you can finish her with [R]
2
Karthus Karthus [Q] has 1 sec cd so be aware, if you get hit with that to many times he can easily finish you. Keep your distance and constant movement. Try to stun him, look for [E] + [W] + [Q] combination and then move back. If you miss stun then poke him with Q and stay near your tower. Once you get Luden's Echo, with few [Q] pokes you can finish him with [R].
2
Kennen Kennen is easy to kill, but can return the favor just as fast. After lvl 6 keep your distance stay near your tower. Try to stun him, look for [E] + [W] + [Q] combination and then move back. If you miss stun then poke him with Q and stay near your tower. Once you get Luden's Echo, with few [Q] pokes you can finish him with [R]
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Introduction

Hey everyone, i'm currently Diamond 3 player had over 1000+ games in season 6 and i can say that i made from Bronze to Diamond playing only Xerath solo queue without any duo. I hope to make this guide helpful for everyone no matter what league you are stuck in.

If you want to see some of my best gameplays you can check out my Youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/Nvolition


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Pros and Cons

Pros:

+ Long range caster
+ Good crowd control (stun and aoe slow)
+ Very strong late game
+ Heavy burst
+ Almost all spells are aoe damage

Cons

- Relies heavily on mana
- All abilities are skill shots
- Easy to kill close range
- Easy to gank by junglers
- Weak early game


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Runes

At the moment i have two main rune pages i use


Runes

Greater Glyph of Scaling Cooldown Reduction
9

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Quintessence of Scaling Cooldown Reduction
3

Greater Seal of Scaling Mana
9

And

Runes

Greater Glyph of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Quintessence of Magic Penetration
3

Greater Seal of Cooldown Reduction
9


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Summoners Spells


Flash is the best and must have summoner spell for almost every champion on every lane.

Barrier is best defence against any incoming damage abilities, very good counter vs Ignite

With Flash and Barrier combo you can survive early game jungler ganks and they are life saver trough out the whole game.


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Items

With new build i start first, it's cheap and you pretty much solve all mana problems.

second is Luden's Echo because it's charge gives highest amount of damage in early game. With couple of good [Q] pokes you can finish most champions with [R] pretty early. I don't buy boots anymore so i will rely Luden's Echo and Mejai's Soulstealer for the movment speed.

is next, with 15 stacks and Luden's Echo i have enough movment speed to skip boots.


next is Rabadon's Deathcap with just three items i will be pushing almost 500 ability power, thats ofcourse with 25 stacks of Mejai's Soulstealer.


is next always check enemy team magic resist items, if they have no magic resist what so ever u can buy it later on, but it's pretty rare.


is probably next best for damage.

was and probably still is my next main item, it's less damage but slow is deadly for enemy team, at this point you will be having 800+ ability power.


I always take Zhonya's Hourglass vs / /

is the last item i buy, at this point you will have 1000+ ability power.


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My Youtube and Twich Channels

If you want to learn more how to play or just enjoy good Xerath gameplay videos you can find me:

Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/user/Nvolition



Twitch:
http://www.twitch.tv/nvolive