Xayah Build Guide by mhsmhs123
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Runes: Late Game Scaling
Ability Order Usual Xayah Skill Upgrades
Threats & Synergies
Since Xayah is a late game champion, Miss Fortune is really going to hurt Xayah especially in the early game.
Heimerdinger is goiing to push the wave in on Xayah and chunk her health away early because his turrets can push waves very quickly.
In the early game, Caitlyn outranges xayah and her Q can kill Xayah in the early game.
Senna's Q ability can chunk a lot of Xayah's health down because of the fact that it is very powerful early game. Senna also builds lethality like Miss Fortune, so she can one-shot Xayah if Senna manages to get more kills
Jhin counters Xayah because of his Q and W abilities which can both root and damage Xayah in the early game. This allows her to lose farm to the point where she cannot build any of her major items.
Lucian can hurt Xayah in the early game because of his Q and his dash because and be cause of this he can both waveclear and chase Xayah in the early game especially.
Xayah Rakan is one of the strongest bot lane duos in the entire game. Rakan compensates for whatever is missing from her kit. The main aspects he compensates are his mobility, his sustain and his knock-up. This allows Xayah to be a "complete" champ and lets her concentrate on farming and trading in a confident manner.
Although Senna support is dying out, she helps Xayah deal damage in the early game and Senna's W allows for some CC which ca be chained with Xayah's Q - auto - E combo to get the double stun.
A good Blitzcrank is helpful in any lane because of his Q. Especially with Xayah, if he hooks, Xayah can stack feathers behind the enemy which she can call-back which will root the enemy again. This combo also deals a lot of damage in a short amount of time.
Sona compensates for Xayah's early game by offering her sustain and long range pokes.
Thresh is good with Xayah because of the utility he offers with his kit. Thresh's hook can allow Xayah to deal a lot of damage and stack her feathers. His lantern also allows safe escape for Xayah in the case where she gets dove on or jumped onto.
Soraka offers Xayah sustain but although she has some CC in her kit, soraka does not provide the same type of CC that Bard or Thresh do, but she is good to get through the lane phase safely
Brand can damage enemies from a distance and is fairly strong against most enemy bot lane combos in the early game. He also has CC so that Xayah can all -in or stack her feathers.
Bard provides Xayah with both sustain and early game CC. His constant sustain lets Xayah thrive in the mid to late game. His playmaking abilities with his ultimate and his Magical Journeys are useful to the rest of the team during fights or when getting objectives also.
Champion Build Guide
Overall, Xayah is a mechanically challenging ADC who can carry games when played properly and with enough practice. Although she lacks somewhat in her early game, she makes up for that with an insane late game advantage. In the mid to late game, this champion really shines through. Later on in the game, she has the ability to push side lanes, destroy towers and melt through the enemy team.
Her mechanics are peculiar to get used to, especially her feather stacking mechanism which allows for the majority of her damage. The main combo that is used by pro players as well as high elo players is the Q - auto attack - E combo. The reason why this combo is powerful is because after landing three attacks, Xayah's E ability can root her opponent. This allows for a quick kill or as an engage for your team to hop onto. Another unique mechanic to Xayah is her W. Many newer players do not know how to utilize this ability. How I personally use it, and how many other pro players tend to use it is right after your first auto attack onto another champion if you want to commit to a long trade in lane, or when a teamfight is engaged. This uses her passive and increases her Attack Speed and allows her to shred through enemy tanks and carries. Her W also allows her to farm side lanes very quickly and take turrets on side lanes to create pressure.
When played properly, Xayah is an unstoppable force. I hope you guys enjoy learning and mastering this champion!
Have fun and see you on the Rift!