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Xerath Build Guide by vCraze

Middle Full Xerath Mid Guide

By vCraze | Updated on December 23, 2020

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Runes: Main Rune Page

1 2 3 4
Sorcery
Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band
Absolute Focus
Scorch

Precision
Presence of Mind
Coup de Grace
Bonus:

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

Spells:

1 2 3
Main Summoners
LoL Summoner Spell: Barrier

Barrier

LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

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Support Role
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Champion Build Guide

Full Xerath Mid Guide

By vCraze
General Playstyle
Xerath is very immobile so make sure you are playing safe at early stages in the game as you are very gankable and lose a lot of matchups. When playing against assassins you should NOT be following them on roams unless you have vision of them and you know it is safe to do so. If you do not have vision push the lane and wait to see if they show, you cannot go for tower plates as they may be waiting in a bush. If however they do show in another lane you have the choice of pushing and getting tower plates or looking for a chance to ult and help the team. Later on in the game you are looking to delete the squishy/main members on the enemy team which is what Xerath excels at.
Tips vs Mages Back to Top
In most mage matchups for Xerath, you will outscale them all so you want to try to get to this stage. Make sure to farm up as much as possible while stacking up your manaflow (and tear if you decide to get that) as well as getting poke damage when comet is available. Once you get to Ludens (sometimes even just Lost Chapter) you will be able to poke them out of lane fairly often.
Tips vs Assassins Back to Top
When playing against assassins as Xerath you will always struggle as that is just how the champion plays. You need to try to take advantage of their cooldowns and poke them when they can't get anything in reply. You're better off sitting under tower then trying to get damage on them in most cases as they have a lot of threat from very early on and it is not worth going 1 for 1 against assassins as they snowball a lot harder.
Rune tips Back to Top
Regarding Runes for Xerath there are many different choices that you can go with and they are generally all personal preference, sometimes in certain matchups you may want to go something in particular like going stopwatch and biscuits if you are going Zhonyas early. More often than not you will be going comet as it helps out a lot with getting you through lane and allowing you to scale but the minor runes can be changed out for what you like to use.
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