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Xerath Build Guide by TrueWolv

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League of Legends Build Guide Author TrueWolv

Xerath (My Non-Traditional Support Guide

TrueWolv Last updated on February 10, 2016
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Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
8
10
12
13
Ability Key W
3
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
 
 
 
 
 
Bounty Hunter
1/
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 12

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

Cunning: 18

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 is super easy to go against. Xerath outranges her by a lot.
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Karthus
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Zyra
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Heimerdinger This should be a pretty easy matchup for Xerath. The general idea is to take out Heimers turrets with W and Q while making sure to poke at him at the same time.
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Introduction

I have just recently started playing this champion but in the short amount of time that I have played
this champion, I have learned much about him. Once you master his skill shots he is a really fun champ to play. I do pretty well with him, seeing as skill shots are fairly easy for me. I have been told by several previous Xerath mains that my prediction skills and timing with his skillshots are quite impressive and almost if not surpassed their skill level after all the time they put in with him.


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Spells

Teleport

    Since Xerath can be a bit of a slow champion, teleport could definitely have its uses.
Flash
    As stated before, Xerath is not a very mobile champion, so flash is usually a necessity for him.
Heal
    Heal also helps with Xerath's movement speed AND heals him at the same time, making it a very useful summoner spell.


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Pros / Cons

Pros

  • Extremely good poker
  • Amazing range
  • Fun to play
  • Pretty awesome at waveclear
  • Able to outlane most enemy champs
  • An amazing support if you can get used to the playstyle

Cons

  • Low mobility
  • Not the best team fighter
  • Difficult to master
  • Requires good timing and predictions
  • Xerath is all about skill shots. Not good with skillshots? Xerath is not for you


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Team Work

As a Xerath support, it is your job to try and get your adc as fed as possible. In my experiences with this champ, frost fang or one of its higher tiers is good to use with your abilities. Using this method allows you to safely obtain gold from a distance without stealing your ADC's precious farm. I am not saying that you should not farm every now and then, by all means do so when possible as minion kills give more gold than your support item. The best time to do this would be whenever your ADC goes back to base. If you play Xerath correctly, you should be able to stay in lane much longer than your ADC. Even if both of the enemies are on bot lane with you, you can still get gold from your supp item from poking from under the tower and even killing minions when able. Let your ADC get as many kills as possible. If an enemy were to come close to escaping, you can blast them with your ult and finish the job yourself.