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Xerath Build Guide by FrostbiteMW

Middle [13.5] [Master] Free Elo Xerath Guide

Middle [13.5] [Master] Free Elo Xerath Guide

Updated on March 18, 2023
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Runes: Standard Runepage

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Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band
Absolute Focus
Gathering Storm

Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+8 Magic Resist


1 2 3
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport


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Champion Build Guide

[13.5] [Master] Free Elo Xerath Guide

By FrostbiteMW
Hey, I'm FFrostbite and this guide is about my Xerath ! Im a high elo EUW streamer and player, often sitting in mid master. I've played hundreds of games as Xerath and always perform well! Hes a perfect champion to master and 1v9 games on!
In this guide I'm gonna show you how to play him to climb easily in SoloQ!

These are my stats in Season 12 on one of my master accs

You can find me streaming at my TWITCH CHANNEL. Ask questions if you have any!
Pro and Con


Good Waveclear
Strong Pick Potential with Poke
Burst Damage wth Combo
Good in most Mid Matchups
Long Range - Safe Playstyle
Able to impact other lanes with R


Skillshot Reliant
Hard CC is your grave
Falls easily behind if ganked/shutdown
Bad if enemys have high mobility

| Passive - Mana Surge |
Every 12 seconds, Xerath's next basic attack will restore Mana. The amount of Mana restored is doubled if the attack target is a champion.

| Q - Arcanopulse |
Begin Charging: Xerath begins charging an arcane beam, slowing himself gradually up to 50%.
Release: Xerath fires the beam, dealing magic damage. The range increases with time charged.

| W - Eye of Destruction |
Xerath calls down a blast of arcane energy, dealing magic damage and slowing them by 25% for 2.5 seconds. Enemies in the center take more magic damage and are slowed by 60-80%, decaying over the same duration.

| E - Shocking Orb |
Xerath fires an orb of raw magic, stunning the first enemy hit for up to 0.75−2.25 seconds depending on distance travelled, and dealing magic damage.

| R - Rite of the Arcane |
Xerath ascends to his true form and channels for 10 seconds. During this time he may Recast 3 / 4 / 5 times.
Recast: Xerath launches a magical artillery, dealing magic damage.
Combos / Tricks
Basic Lane Poke

W Eye of Destruction > Q Arcanopulse

The slow of your W makes it easier for you to hit your Q.

General Combo

E Shocking Orb > W Eye of Destruction > Q Arcanopulse

If your E lands, just follow up with W and Q for maximum burst

No Vision?

R Eye of Destruction or W Eye of Destruction

Both Abilities give you vision around the Ability Area!

Flash Combos

E Shocking Orb > Flash OR Q Arcanopulse > Flash

Both can be used to surprise your enemy. They cant react to those in time.
Just cast those Abilities and Flash directly after the cast!
It will launch the spell from the place you flashed to.

Try to focus on farming the wave with Arcanopulse and Eye of Destruction. While doing so always try to hit the enemy mid to proc Manaflow Band and Arcane Comet. Remember to Autoattack the enemy laner to get more mana from Mana Surge.
Always ward the river, since youre immobile and your spells make u push automatically.


Waveclear with Arcanopulse and Eye of Destruction. Poke as much as u can with your abilities before any teamfight happens, so u have an advantage in them. Try to move in river and assist your top/bot with Rite of the Arcane.


Stay in the backline while teamfighting! Try to hit enemy carries with your poke and wait for CC from your team to guarantee your spells to hit.
If you get fed you will 2-shot enemies with Arcanopulse. If you get people to <50% hp you can follow up with Rite of the Arcane and finish them off.


Play safe early game/ward river!
Poke enemies with Arcanopulse and Eye of Destruction!
Abuse your insane range!
Stay in the backline while teamfighting!
Try to catch people with your E > W > Q > R combos!
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