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Xerath Build Guide by Vultir
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Threats & Synergies
This match up is awful avoid it if you can, early on you can poke him out and get early kills even but if he hits 6 he will always have kill pressure, I rush banshees vs him after my mana item. Very mobile and easy to dodge your spells.
Similar to Fizz he has an insane level 6 power spike and wants to fight you. You want to poke them out and rush mana item into zhoyans, however when he does ult you he will always be put behind you so what i do is throw my stun there at the right time so you can then w and gain more distance. Take perfect timing here.
As you might have noticed Xerath doesn't do well into assassins, while he has worse trading than Zed he also has less counterplay for someone like Xerath zhoyans will help here, but not as much as vs Zed, if possible just try and farm out the lanning phase.
Honestly Xerath is very good into Azir in lane and out he out ranges him, all you need to do here is make sure you out shove him early on and watch out for any Shruima shuffles.
Ahri is very good at catching Xerath out and bursting him down almost like the other assassins, but with less instant threat and more overtime. She is very mobile and will dodge a lot of spells easier than most champions.
Xerath out ranges this man and can put him far behind early, but Veigar has insane numbers and will always have kill potential just use your range!
Viktor has good wave clear if he get his item early, try to poke him out and give him a bad back. but after that he will shove you in and he has good defensive tools and good gank assist as well as good damage.
Syndra has good laning phase and can shove as well as catch out out with her massive stun range here you need to watch her orbs the whole time.