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Xayah Build Guide by Panuelos

Bottom Play Xayah like the pros at Worlds

By Panuelos | Updated on October 31, 2019
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Runes: Regular

Lethal Tempo
Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace

Absolute Focus
Gathering Storm

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)


1 2
Standard soloQ
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Heal


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ADC Role
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Win 48%
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Champion Build Guide

Play Xayah like the pros at Worlds

By Panuelos
As Xayah you have such an easy and fun way into the lategame. You have great waveclear, decent laning and a really amazing kit. You have great scirmish potential and can outplay most opponents
Important Xayah stuff Back to Top
As you play Xayah you have to play around your Bladecaller. Xayah is all about using Bladecaller to its fullest potential. You would like to hit as many feathers as possible. Hitting atleast 3 feathers with Bladecaller will root the enemy. Because of the movement speed and attack speed gained by Deadly Plumage you will have an easy time kiting enemies and root them with Bladecaller
If you have a Rakan Back to Top
Rakan is amazing to lane with because you have speciel synergised abilities. As Xayahyou have your W / Deadly Plumage. Using this will increase attack speed of both you AND Rakan and will give you a movement speed boost after each auto attack. Rakan will have increased range whenever he wants to use his E / Battle Dance on you Back to Top
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Items Back to Top
Doran's Blade: Doran's Blade may give less AD than Long Sword, but the HP makes you tankier and more able to survive all-ins, which is invaluable. Going Long Sword + 3 Health Potions would overall give you more sustain, but if you get all-in'd and either die or get zoned away from the minion wave then it's not worth it. It's also a more gold-efficient start as Doran's Blade is a super cost-effective item and you'll be spending 50 gold on pots rather than 150 gold, and eventually Doran's Blade's HP + lifesteal will outsustain those 2 HP pots anyway.

Berserker's Greaves: Well rounded boots with attack speed. Allways a good choice for almost every marksmen

Essence Reaver: Essence Reaver is great on Xayah cause of her ability to clear waves so quick with her AOE oriented spellkit. Essence Reaver makes sure you have dmg, crit, CDR and mana to keep spamming your abilities, allowing you to stay on the battlefield for much longer = getting to lategame quicker

Infinity Edge: Great crit item that provides alot of AD and increased critical strike damage. Giving you a large amount of critical strike chance and causing you to deal more critical damage on said critical strikes is very powerful.

Statikk Shiv: Great Zeal item choice / crit item when you really want some more waveclear on your team. You would like to get either Statikk Shiv or Phantom Dancer. I personally go for Phantom Dancer in most situations, since it provides great surviveability and Sivir has the greatest waveclear in the game anyways.

Mortal Reminder: You'll almost always want to build armor pen at this point in your build as enemies will have likely built a decent amount of armor. Whether to build Lord Dominik's Regards or Mortal Reminder depends on whether the enemies are generally tankier than you or not, and whether they have sustain or not. Mortal Reminder is generally the best of the two upgrades right now since there's so much healing in the game overall. Note that this item is useless if your enemy dont have tanks or a ton of healing ex. Vlad, Soraka, Mundo etc.

Bloodthirster: If you don't need the second life from a Guardian Angel then you'll almost always want lifesteal from either Mercurial Scimitar or The Bloodthirster in your build, and The Bloodthirster is IMO generally the best option for Twitch, since Spray and Pray tends to keep him well out of CC range. However, it's also situational and Mercurial Scimitar is something you'll very commonly have to buy instead anyway. An important thing to note is that there's a way to cancel knockups/knockbacks with Mercurial Scimitar, which involves using the cleanse during the CC. That alone won't get rid of it, but once you've cleansed, it'll allow you to cancel the knockback/knockup by using Flash, or any kind of dash. Demonstration by faker. So if you ever get caught by Dragon's Rage or Unstoppable Force while you have Flash up, with good enough reactions you can stay alive.

Guardian Angel: This is a very good item when you know you're going to have a hard time surviving team-fights. Only build it as a 5th or 6th item, though you can build Cloth Armor sooner if the armor is really that important. It replaces either The Bloodthirster or Lord Dominik's Regards, depending on which item is more important for you.

Maw of Malmortius: A very strong defensive item when you're taking heavy AP damage in fights. You start off with Hexdrinker and can build it earlier on then just sit on it until you reach 6 items before upgrading it to Maw of Malmortius if it's more important for you to finish the rest of your build. Generally this replaces Mercurial Scimitar/ The Bloodthirster, but it can replace your Last Whisper upgrade instead if you don't need armor penetration.

Phantom Dancer: is now a late game Zeal item that allows you to combine 25% critical strike chance and a defencive passive. It has the lifeline passive meaning when you reach a certain health threshold you'll gain a defencive shield. This also means it cannot stack with Maw of Malmortius or Hexdrinker. I suggest getting this item if you absolutely need the 100% crit chance or if you don't need the extra damage from shiv and would prefer an extra layer of defence.

Remember that you have to think about item choices each game. Your items will have to depend on each game. If you play against alot of CC, you will have to buy mercury treads and / or mercurial scimitar for example. Against heavy AD, you would have to consider Ninja Tabi and/or Guardian angel
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Play Xayah like the pros at Worlds
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