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Xerath Build Guide by Vap0r
Xerath Magus OPmius
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DON'T FORGET TO UNACHOR YOURSELF!!!! (I will tend to say anchor for the w spell)
You may have to toy around with what the maximum range is after anchoring down.
The shock wave reaches out a little bit further than the spell line indicated.
The width on the q spell is a little bit wider than indicated so try and get a good diagonal angle on the target before you cast. Straight shots makes it easier for them to dodge and you don't end up forcing them to one side.
I barely anchor down just because it already takes long enough for you cast your q spell, you don't need to miss your target because of it. Try and save your anchor when they're out of your normal range and are about to die. Remember anchoring down doesn't increase your hp,mr,or armor. It just grants you 10% magic pen and a free kill for someone who sees that opportunity.
After your electro ball (e spell), you can either stun your opponent with your ult or your q spell. If you aren't sure but you want to save your teammate from an melee dps chasing him go with your ult, it's always safe than sorry. Afterwards just start casting your q spell. Anchor down for the final kill (takes practicing timing and finding the range) or if all your spells are in range where the team fight is progressing.
Boots---> Speed for dodgin and poking
I put meki first before sapp because you want regen more than a bigger mana pool. This is important for spamming. So I always get my meki then sapp as you get enough money to finish it into the tear.
After your boots and arch.
You may build the other items in your own digression. You may wonder why I build health items before more damage. Everyone can use more hp, you want to survive and farm more so you may eventually put more damage out. Rather than do more damage and have the chance of dying more and losing the opportunity to do more damage in the long run.
People may say, you don't need magic pen because he already has magic pen build into him.. It's true... but I say, you can never have enough magic pent.
Never engage champs that have a cleanse built into them or have a quiksilver sash.
Laning, always stay behind. Don't get cocky to get first blood without your stun combo.