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Xayah Build Guides, Runes and Items

Xayah The Rebel

Find the best Xayah build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.18. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Xayah build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Xayah's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Xayah Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Xayah we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Xayah, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Xayah this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 12.18. However, if you are a new Xayah player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Xayah!

Patch 11.20: 494917 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Xayah's Runes

Xayah's Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 4080 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Bloodline
Legend: Bloodline
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Second Best

Xayah's 2nd Best Runes 57%

Win Rate 274 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Bloodline
Legend: Bloodline
LoL Rune: Cut Down
Cut Down

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery

Third Best

Xayah's 3rd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 857 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Xayah's Summoner Spells

Xayah's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 13112 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Xayah's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 2362 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Xayah's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 114 Games

Flash Barrier

Xayah's Starters

Xayah's Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 296 Games

Trinket

Xayah's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 9345 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Xayah's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 6554 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Xayah's 3rd Best Trinket 44%

Win Rate 337 Games

Oracle Lens
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Xayah's Ability Order

Xayah's Best Ability Order 50%

Win Rate 14 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.
Patch 12.16: 469470 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Xayah's Runes

Xayah's Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 253 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Bloodline
Legend: Bloodline
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery

Second Best

Xayah's 2nd Best Runes 44%

Win Rate 63 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Bloodline
Legend: Bloodline
LoL Rune: Cut Down
Cut Down

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery

Third Best

Xayah's 3rd Best Runes 43%

Win Rate 54 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Bloodline
Legend: Bloodline
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Xayah's Summoner Spells

Xayah's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 702 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Xayah's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 402 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Xayah's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 79 Games

Cleanse Flash

Xayah's Starters

Xayah's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 899 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Xayah's 2nd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 225 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Third Best

Xayah's 3rd Best Starter Items 44%

Win Rate 133 Games

Long Sword Refillable Potion

Trinket

Xayah's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 704 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Xayah's 2nd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 600 Games

Stealth Ward
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Xayah's Ability Order

Xayah's Best Ability Order 69%

Win Rate 49 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.

Xayah Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Xayah guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Xayah ADC in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Xayah. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Xayah Skins

Xayah's Abilities

Xayah's Clean Cuts
Clean Cuts Xayah's Passive Xayah's Passive
1000
Xayah's Passive
Xayah's Passive
After using an ability, Xayah's next 3 attacks will deal 30 / 40 / 50% attack damage as physical damage to all other targets along their path and leave a Feather for 6 seconds.

Lover's Leap: Xayah and Rakan can recall together.
Q
Xayah's Double Daggers
Double Daggers Xayah's Q Ability
1100
50
10 / 9.5 / 9 / 8.5 / 8
Xayah throws two daggers, dealing 45 / 65 / 85 / 105 / 125 (+0.5 per bonus attack damage) physical damage each and leaving two feathers. Targets hit after the first take 50% damage from each dagger.
W
Xayah's Deadly Plumage
Deadly Plumage Xayah's W Ability
Self
60 / 55 / 50 / 45 / 40
20 / 19 / 18 / 17 / 16
Xayah creates a storm of blades for 4 seconds that grants her 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55% attack speed and cause her attacks to fire a secondary blade that deals 20% damage.

When the secondary blade hits a champion, she grants herself 30% movement speed for 1.5 seconds.

If Rakan is nearby he will also gain the effects of this ability, except he gains movement speed when Xayah strikes a target.
E
Xayah's Bladecaller
Bladecaller Xayah's E Ability
Self
30
10 / 9.5 / 9 / 8.5 / 8
Xayah calls all Feathers back to her, dealing 55 / 65 / 75 / 85 / 95 (+0.6 per bonus attack damage) physical damage each. If 3 or more Feathers hit an enemy, they are rooted for 1.25 seconds.
R
Xayah's Featherstorm
Featherstorm Xayah's Ultimate (R) Ability
1000
100
140 / 120 / 100 / 100 / 100
Xayah leaps into the air becoming untargetable and ghosted for 1.5 seconds before raining down daggers that deal 200 / 300 / 400 (+1.0 per bonus attack damage) physical damage and leave behind a line of Feathers.

Questions About Xayah

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Domination Secondary on Xayah?

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