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Xayah Build Guide by Skappsi

ADC [12.6] M7 / Skappsi's Mastered Xayah ADC Guide

ADC [12.6] M7 / Skappsi's Mastered Xayah ADC Guide

Updated on March 30, 2022
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Choose Champion Build:

  • LoL Champion: Xayah
    Lethality (Currently Meta)
  • LoL Champion: Xayah
    Critical Strike

Runes: Inspiration Secondary

1 2
Sorcery
Summon Aery
Manaflow Band
Transcendence
Scorch

Inspiration
Magical Footwear
Biscuit Delivery
Bonus:

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor

Spells:

1 2
Standard
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Heal

Heal

Champion Build Guide

[12.6] M7 / Skappsi's Mastered Xayah ADC Guide

By Skappsi

"𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦."

Hello! My name is Skappsi/Khada and I'm a Jhin main who plays Xayah on the side.

Xayah is not the strongest ADC champion in the meta at the moment. You may be here because you've seen her a lot in pro play, or you've just discovered the Champion, but no man can play Xayah well without a guide to tell him how to do so. So here's my guide to show you how!

Passive: Clean Cuts

After using any ability, Xayah's next few auto attacks will leave behind a Feather. You can only root targets once 3 feathers go through them, and this passive synergises really well for being able to hit those feathers fast by performing a Q + Auto Attack + E.



Q: Double Daggers

The core ability for the cheesy root. Xayah sends out 2 feathers in the cursors direction that can be recalled with her E. Utilising Xayah's Passive with this ability enables her to Q + Auto Attack + E for a quick root. Because we are unable to unlock E first, we take this ability first, and with Lethality we max it first, and with Crit we max it last.



W: Deadly Plumage

A strong ability that must be utilised correctly. Xayah gains increased attack speed and damage with Auto Attacks and leaves a feather behind for each Auto Attack. Hitting a champion also gives you a burst of increased Movement Speed. This ability is super strong and shouldn't be wasted at the beginning of a trade, I tend to cast it after I have rooted an enemy. We take this ability at Level 3 and with Crit max it 2nd and Lethality max it last.



E: Bladecaller

Xayah's most essential and well known ability. Xayah recalls all her feathers currently on the ground to her position, dealing damage for each seperate feather and rooting enemies that 3 feathers pass through. The rest of Xayah's kit function around this ability, so its extremely important. That's why we max it first with Crit, we max it 2nd with Lethality and since we cant take it first, we take it 2nd.



R: Featherstorm

Xayah's jumps and becomes untargetable and fires out 5 feathers in an outwards cone shape. These feathers can be recalled. This ultimate is super useful for teamfights, fights in lane and kiting other champions. You can walk whilst in the ultimate, so when you cast it you're going to want to be guiding it to the best spot to recall the feathers afterwards. It's an AoE ultimate so it works very well in teamfights as well as lane fights, and the Untargetable effect makes it able to be used for kiting abilities that could get you killed (Veigar E, Leona R etc.)

Crit

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Lethality

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Starter Items


Standard Starter Item for ADC. Take this most games.

Powerful option to take when playing Lethality as it builds right into Dirk. Take this on Lethality games.

Always take 1 of these with Crit and 3 of these with Lethality.

There is no debate, early game you should take this.

Critical Strike Build



Core

For highest DPS, as other Mythics don't fit as nicely, Galeforce should always be taken on Crit.

This is the optimal boots choice for most ADC's, and Xayah is no different, the extra Attack Speed is great.

After your Boots and Mythic, Essence Reaver is your next best choice. It provides a good AD amount, 20% crit and the Ability Haste is always nice on Xayah's as you're more able to spam your E. The passive is also really nice on Xayah (After using an ability, your next attack gains 40% bonus AD), as it allows you to use your Q + Auto Attack + E and get some extra damage off the Auto Attack.

After Essence Reaver, Phantom Dancer tends to be the next best choice. The 20% Crit and 25% Attack Speed is super nice, in addition to the Passive bonus Attack Speed just makes the item so great on Xayah.

If you have 60%+ Crit you should always consider buying into an IE.

Situational


Maw is optimal VS. an AP-based composition or a really fed AP champion. The It provides a good amount of MR, and the passive synergises with Immortal Shieldbow.

Scimitar is optimal vs. Heavy CC champions (such as Veigar, Leona etc.)

If you're VS. lifesteal champions, it's definitely worth buying an Executioners and upgrade into a Mortal Reminder later.

Guardian Angel is very clutch in teamfights and is good for Armor too.

Dominik's is good when the enemy has built more Armor.

Bloodthirster is good when you need more survivability.

Lethality Build


Core



Eclipse is the best Mythic for Lethality Xayah as you can proc the shield very fast.

These are the best boots for Lethality Xayah as the ability haste is very important for this build.

This item is important for spamming your combo very frequently.

Armor penetration is often useful with all lethality builds, and Xayah is no exception.

This new lethality item is very useful for Xayah as spamming your R is incredibly useful for repositioning, avoiding deadly skillshots etc.

Situational


When you need antihealing.

Guardian Angel is very clutch in teamfights and is good for Armor too.

Good when there are critical ablities or CC you need to dodge.

Maw is optimal VS. an AP-based composition or a really fed AP champion. The It provides a good amount of MR, and the passive synergises with Immortal Shieldbow.

Scimitar is optimal vs. Heavy CC champions (such as Veigar, Leona etc.)

Good when the enemy champions have a lot of shields that you need to counter.

The Collector is a very good item vs. many squishies.

The movement speed is very good for escaping and engaging, and the stats of this time are also very good.

Lethal Tempo

Lethal Tempo is the best current Keystone on Crit Xayah as the burst of attack speed is brilliant for being able to quickly get your feathers down to recall.
Presence Of Mind is the best choice for Xayah as having mana on hand is very important for her.
You could go Alacrity, but Bloodline tends to be better because you might not get lifesteal from anything else.
Coup De Grace is the optimal choice, but you can go Cut Down if you're against a lot of tankier champions.
We take Magical Footwear so you can focus your gold into damage items.
We take Biscuit Delivery for Xayah's early mana problems.


Summon Aery

Summon Aery is the best choice for Lethality Xayah to have the maximum damage output.
Manaflow Band is the best choice for Xayah as having mana on hand is very important for her.
Transcendence is the best choice for Xayah as having more ability haste is even better.
Scorch is the best choice for Xayah as it gives you more laning phase damage.
We take Magical Footwear so you can focus your gold into damage items.
We take Biscuit Delivery for Xayah's early mana problems.
Flash is essential for most champions, and Xayah is no exception. Flash is just an incredibly useful Summoner Spell, and you should ALWAYS take this on Xayah.
Heal is the most common ADC summoner, and you should be taking this most games.
Cleanse is the optimal summoner spell to replace Heal when you're up against heavy CC champions (Veigar, Leona, Maokai etc.)
Thank you for reading my Xayah Guide! I'll be updating it regularly and putting the update notes below this. I'm also working on an Azir Guide and working on making my Aphelios Guide better. You can check out some of my other guides below! Have fun on Xayah!
Update Notes
15th February 2021 [11.3]: Guide is released!
7th September 2021 [11.17]: Revamped for the new patch.
16th September 2021 [11.18]: Revamped for the new patch.
17th January 2022 [12.1]: Revamped for the new patch.
24th January 2022 [12.2]: Revamped for the new patch.
5th February 2022 [12.3]: Revamped for the new patch.
16th February 2022 [12.4]: Revamped for the new patch.
3rd March 2022 [12.5]: Revamped for the new patch.
30th March 2022 [12.6]: Revamped for the new patch.
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