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Xerath Build Guide by Nubey Tooby
Xerath the Magus Ascendent (Most Viewed Xerath Guide :D)By Nubey Tooby | Updated on October 5, 2017
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Threats & Synergies
She can burst you down pretty fast. Her ult basically counters your entire kit especially your ult. Just apply pressure so she doesn't roam but do it safely. Use exhaust and shes not too bad.
Even though he is not as dangerous as Leblanc, he is still extremely difficult to play against. He has a good 'point-and-click' gap closer with which he can burst you easily or dodge your ultimate. with because you have no real escape and have very mobility. One good thing is that he is melee so just poke him from tower.
Same as Talon... anyone who can jump on you is going to be a hard match up so farm and poke from tower. But put pressure on lane as best as you can or he will roam.
Diana is amazing against Xerath, she has a HUGE gap closer which completely screws Xerath over. Her e will not let you escape as well. I would try to avoid this match up. However she is melee so you can poke her.
Super easy. She has no range compared to you.
Not really hard to beat... he is slow so poke him down and just use your combo.
Same as Karthus but she has a stun and a knock up with her ult. So just care. Still easy.
In my personal experiences, Xerath wreaks Swain. Swain is good against short range casters... Your long range. Poke him down like you should be doing. His ult is only an annoyance but should not hurt you too much.
Anivia is a very easy match-up for you. You outrange her hard and are able to dodge her 'q' with ease. During levels 1 - 5 she has nothing on you. just sit back, farm, shove her into her turret as she can't farm well and bully her out of lane.
She is your greatest counter. With her 'w', she can reach you in teamfights with ease and burst you down before the fight even starts. Also, she can easily dodge your ultimate. Honestly, after practice shes easy in lane.
I personally find this guy pretty easy to face. His wind wall does not block your q or w. Wait for him to use it to stun him. You can easily poke him out of lane. If you mess up though, it is really unforgivng
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Passive that gives a butt load of mana.
Is strong at all times of the game even when you are behind due to his kit.
His skins are cool except for that battle cast one... like what the hell Riot.
Fun as heck to play.
All abilities are skill shots.
His ultimate is like crazy hard to land without practice.
High skill cap(IMO this makes him fun).
Has that stupid battle cast skin.
Heal actually suits Xerath's kit nicely. Since Xerath is very, very squishy this can be a massive life saver in many situations, especially those nasty early game ganks.
Exhaust Probably the best summoner to use currently in season 7. Helps against you bad match ups and helps team out in late game fights.
Sorcerer's Shoes These are a must on pretty much all AP mid laners. The magic penetration is just too much to pass on these. A standard.
Rod of Ages What a weird item on Xerath right? Well I have been playing with it on Xerath and my winrate sky rocketed. It offers that little bit of health as a cushion if you were to get caught out. Not only that it got buffed a while back so more ability power. Also it gives you more mana. I love ROA on most of my mid ap laners as it is a great end game item.
Rabadon's Deathcap Is it really necessary to explain this item??? Its amazing on Xerath, It gives a huge Power spike as soon as you get. This is a must have item.
Void Staff I honestly think this item is a bit underpriced. The passive with the high AP damage it comes with is just great. This helps Xerath be relevant in the late game. I usually get this as my third item just because it blast through the enemy's team defenses.
Liandry's Torment So many times my enemies get away with that 5-14 life after I poke them down. This is a great item with AP damage, Health, Magic Pen, and a great passive that burns enemies. I usually get this in my final build.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter A great item when you are behind and I usually get this over the Zhonya's Hourglass due to just not liking Zhyona's. Anyways, this gives Health, AP damage, and another great passive that slows enemies.
Zhonya's Hourglass Ok... This item is not bad I just do not like it that much for the reason that people in low ELO do not know how to use it or when to. Yes it has a great passive and amazing stats but IMO you should not be needing it if you stay back be hind the enemy's lines like you should be. I do get this when I am facing a heavy ad team or when I get focused hard. I am not at all trying to say its a bad item so by all means use it if you would like.
Morellonomicon When facing a enemy mid lane who is ad I get this instead of Athene's Unholy Grail because it has the great mana regen, cool down reduction, AP damage, and an amazing passive against people who have life steal.
Luden's Echo This item is broken on any mid- laner currently and should always be bought. The wave clear amazing. Not only is the wave clear amazing, but it also gives you some extra movement speed which is insane helpful on a immobile champion like Xerath.
15 minons is equal to one kill if I did not mess up my math.
Well I had a picture but I don't know how to post it LOL... Very sorry for the inconvenience. You want to ward around your lane and help ward around objectives. This gives you maximum vision and will make winning the game much more easier. I usually buy a pink ward if I can on my first back because in our ELO it can possibly last all game, I know its sad but exploit it!
This means that your team groups up to obtain objectives like Baron, Dragon, or towers.
What is your role???
Your role is to poke down their team from afar so that before you actually start the team fight their team is at a disadvantage.
You should stay in the back and just focus who ever your teams decide to attack.
How to disengage??
Disengaging is not hard with Xerath, you have a slow and a stun. So use when needed.
Guide start date 7-19-2014