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Xerath Build Guides, Runes and Items

Xerath The Magus Ascendant

Find the best Xerath build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.15. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Xerath build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Xerath's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 12 Guides // Patch 12.15 & Patch 12.14
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

[12.14] Climb responsibly with Xerath, Social Distance Mage

Guide by crabbix updated August 8, 2022
  • In-depth
9.8
152
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8
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

[Season 12.15] HotEboyXerath's GrandMaster Xerath Build :D

Guide by Hot Eboy Xerath updated August 11, 2022
  • In-depth
  • Stream
9.5
34
Votes
4
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

[12.14] Dark Harvest Xerath Build - Massive poke

Guide by hotcomedumpster updated August 7, 2022
  • Off-Meta
9.2
18
Votes
1
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Support Xerath S12 PORADNIK [PL] [12.15]

Guide by VolvoKurde updated August 10, 2022
9.2
97
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

[12.14] [Master] Free Elo Xerath Guide

Guide by FrostbiteMW updated August 7, 2022
New Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath - The Magus poke king

Guide by Adamonias updated August 4, 2022
  • In-depth
New Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Lightning bolt! Lightning bolt! Lightning bolt! (WIP)

Guide by SM1LSE updated August 3, 2022
Season 12 Builds // Patch 12.15 & Patch 12.14
5.6
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

[12.15] Xerath Support long long range

Build by RushianSan updated August 11, 2022
5
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12
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

[12.15] Super Ability Haste Xerath Support

Build by RushianSan updated August 11, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Booyarr123 Xerath mid 12.14

Build by Booyarr123 updated July 30, 2022
Season 12 Guides // Other Patches
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

[12.1] Top 100 Xerath Supp Guide

Guide by Juiskey updated January 15, 2022
9.5
29
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

[12.08] Bbenciak guide for Xerath (mid/sup)

Guide by bbenciak updated May 8, 2022
  • In-depth
9.4
71
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5
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath MID - [Analysing enemies]

Guide by Potato Power updated June 13, 2022
  • In-depth
9.4
16
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0
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Look at me, I am the ADC now. **Xerath Support**

Guide by itsElJefe updated November 22, 2021
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

[12.12] Xerath Mid OTPs guide to climb

Guide by Mylan2122 updated July 7, 2022
6.4
4
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Ultimate Xerath Guide | ONE SHOT EVERYONE AND THEIR MOM

Guide by Rhybeaux updated November 18, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath Support - polish language

Guide by madnessmilo updated July 21, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Midlane - Killtresholds for lvl 6, 9 and 11

Guide by Xerathiel updated April 27, 2022
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

[S12] Xerath MID

Guide by officialwiseguy updated January 20, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

ULTIMATE XERATH SUPPORT GUIDE pt-br

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Xerath Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Xerath we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Xerath, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Xerath this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 12.15. However, if you are a new Xerath player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Xerath!

Patch 12.14: 438954 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Xerath's Runes

Xerath's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 6523 Games

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Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: First Strike
First Strike
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Runes 63%

Win Rate 54 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Arcane Comet
Arcane Comet
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Absolute Focus
Absolute Focus
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Runes 63%

Win Rate 51 Games

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: First Strike
First Strike
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Xerath's Summoner Spells

Xerath's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 8974 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 8844 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 3706 Games

Flash Heal

Xerath's Starters

Xerath's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 25115 Games

Trinket

Xerath's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 21278 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 2120 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 1514 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Patch 12.14: 438954 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Xerath's Runes

Xerath's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 2357 Games

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Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: First Strike
First Strike
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band

Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Runes 67%

Win Rate 63 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Arcane Comet
Arcane Comet
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Absolute Focus
Absolute Focus
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Runes 62%

Win Rate 60 Games

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: First Strike
First Strike
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Future's Market
Future's Market
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Xerath's Summoner Spells

Xerath's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 6961 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 5079 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 1704 Games

Flash Ignite

Xerath's Starters

Xerath's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 12203 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 1144 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 1135 Games

Health Potion Tear of the Goddess

Trinket

Xerath's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 7591 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 7364 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 1525 Games

Oracle Lens
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Xerath 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 Xerath guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Xerath Support in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Xerath. 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.

Xerath Skins

Xerath's Abilities

Xerath's Mana Surge
Mana Surge Xerath's Passive Xerath's Passive
Self
Xerath's Passive
Xerath's Passive
Every 12 seconds, Xerath's next basic attack will restore 30 / 33 / 36 / 42 / 48 / 54 / 63 / 72 / 81 / 90 / 102 / 114 / 126 / 138 / 150 / 165 / 180 / 195 Mana. The amount of Mana restored is doubled if the attack target is a champion.
Q
Xerath's Arcanopulse
Arcanopulse Xerath's Q Ability
735
80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120
9 / 8 / 7 / 6 / 5
Begin Charging: Xerath begins charging an arcane beam, slowing himself gradually up to 50%.

Release: Xerath fires the beam, dealing 70 / 110 / 150 / 190 / 230 (+85% of ability power) magic damage. The range increases with time charged.
W
Xerath's Eye of Destruction
Eye of Destruction Xerath's W Ability
1000
70 / 80 / 90 / 100 / 110
14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10
Xerath calls down a blast of arcane energy, dealing 60 / 95 / 130 / 165 / 200 (+60% of ability power) magic damage and slowing them by 25% for 2.5 seconds. Enemies in the center take 100.02 / 158.365 / 216.71 / 275.055 / 333.4 (+100.02% of ability power) magic damage instead and are slowed by 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80%, decaying over the same duration.
E
Xerath's Shocking Orb
Shocking Orb Xerath's E Ability
1125
60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
13 / 12.5 / 12 / 11.5 / 11
Xerath fires an orb of raw magic, stunning the first enemy hit for up to 0.75−2.25 seconds depending on distance travelled, and dealing 80 / 110 / 140 / 170 / 200 (+45% of ability power) magic damage.
R
Xerath's Rite of the Arcane
Rite of the Arcane Xerath's Ultimate (R) Ability
5000
100
130 / 115 / 100 / 100 / 100
Xerath ascends to his true form and channels for 10 seconds. During this time he may Recast 3 / 4 / 5 times.

Recast: Xerath launches a magical artillery, dealing 200 / 250 / 300 (+45% of ability power) magic damage.

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