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LoL Champion Build Guides: Xerath

Xerath The Magus Ascendant

Find the best Xerath build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 11.23. 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 5 Builds
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath, the Ultimate Damager!

Build by skagen21 updated November 9, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Sustain AP Bruiser Xerath MID/TOP

Build by YogaPantsSona updated October 22, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath lamkhang

Build by Lamkhang82 updated August 29, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

XERATH - The world forgot me, now they will remember! (Damag

Build by Kami-Sensei updated August 18, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath Easy build.

Build by cas1706 updated August 9, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

How to be really free!!!-Season 5 build

Build by Black Smile 96 updated July 25, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath Guide, S5

Build by Jakkaera updated July 11, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath: The Best AP Poker

Build by Vii Lorde updated June 18, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath: Mid 5.11

Build by H4VICk updated June 10, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Basic Mid Guide

Build by Kittykaters updated May 15, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

[S5] Xerath - Greet the Poke King (Mid & Support)

Build by Kailikus updated May 15, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

xerat jangle

Build by Guest updated April 8, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

The Secrets of Might and Magic were revealed! Xerath Build -

Build by Scenatric updated March 29, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath The Mysterious very long range and very high damage o

Build by Beny the Pyro updated March 28, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

#Xerath Carry AP OP

Build by GeneralBiedrona updated March 28, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath OP

Build by Guest updated March 25, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Omnipresent Xerath, The mobile Xerath Guide

Build by Deukrezia updated March 22, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath Build!

Build by Guest updated March 20, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Shattered, but he is still pure energy!

Build by MasterThresh updated March 20, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath, God of Teamfights

Build by Frightfactory updated March 19, 2015
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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 LeagueSpy's 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 11.23. 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 11.23: 681004 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Xerath's Top Items

Xerath's Runes

Xerath's Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 8903 Games

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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Arcane Comet
Arcane Comet
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 2261 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Arcane Comet
Arcane Comet
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Runes 70%

Win Rate 53 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: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
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Xerath's Summoner Spells

Xerath's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 16239 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 15574 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 9596 Games

Flash Barrier

Xerath's Starters

Xerath's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 45764 Games

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Trinket

Xerath's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 39440 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 4155 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 3197 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Top Xerath Players

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Patch 11.23: 681008 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Xerath's Top Items

Xerath's Runes

Xerath's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 1905 Games

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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Arcane Comet
Arcane Comet
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 1842 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Arcane Comet
Arcane Comet
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 1382 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Arcane Comet
Arcane Comet
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace
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Xerath's Summoner Spells

Xerath's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 14517 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 8504 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 2589 Games

Flash Ignite

Xerath's Starters

Xerath's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 21715 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 2188 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 2155 Games

Health Potion Tear of the Goddess

Trinket

Xerath's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 12651 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 13816 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 2936 Games

Oracle Lens
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Top Xerath Players

Get match statisctics & builds Top Xerath Players are using on LeagueSpy!

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

Xerath's Top Items

Xerath's Runes

Xerath's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 185 Games

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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Arcane Comet
Arcane Comet
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 130 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Arcane Comet
Arcane Comet
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:
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Xerath's Summoner Spells

Xerath's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 439 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 310 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 301 Games

Exhaust Flash

Xerath's Starters

Xerath's Best Starter Items 56%

Win Rate 18 Games

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! 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.

Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 2 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Starter Items 100%

Win Rate 1 Games

Doran's Ring Health Potion Oracle Lens

Trinket

Xerath's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 661 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 578 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 414 Games

Stealth Ward
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Xerath's Ability Order

Xerath's Best Ability Order 67%

Win Rate 3 Games

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! 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.

Top Xerath Players

Get match statisctics & builds Top Xerath Players are using on LeagueSpy!

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
750
80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120
9 / 8 / 7 / 6 / 5
First cast: Xerath starts charging, gradually increasing the range of Arcanopulse up to a maximum of 1400 while decreasing his movement speed by up to 50% over the next 1.5 seconds. While charging, Xerath cannot attack or use his other abilities. After 3 seconds, Arcanopulse cancels and half the mana cost is refunded.

Second cast: After a brief cast time, Xerath fires a beam of energy in a line the deals 70 / 110 / 150 / 190 / 230 (+85% of ability power) magic damage to all enemies hit.
W
Xerath's Eye of Destruction
Eye of Destruction Xerath's W Ability
1100
70 / 80 / 90 / 100 / 110
14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10
Xerath calls down a blast of arcane energy, which strikes after a 0.5 second delay dealing 60 / 95 / 130 / 165 / 200 (+60% of ability power) magic damage and slowing enemies in a target 200-radius area by 25% for 2.5 seconds.

Enemies hit directly take 100 / 158.4 / 216.7 / 275 / 333.3 (+100.2% of ability power) magic damage and are slowed by 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80 % instead. The empowered slow decays down to 25% over the duration.
E
Xerath's Shocking Orb
Shocking Orb Xerath's E Ability
1050
60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
18 / 16 / 14 / 12 / 10
Xerath fires a orb of energy forward in a line that detonates on striking an enemy, dealing 80 / 110 / 140 / 170 / 200 (+45% AP) magic damage and stunning them for between 0.5 and 2 seconds. The stun duration is longer the further the Shocking Orb has travelled.
R
Xerath's Rite of the Arcane
Rite of the Arcane Xerath's Ultimate (R) Ability
5000
100
130 / 115 / 100 / 100 / 100
Xerath anchors himself to his current location for up to 10 seconds. While anchored, Xerath is immune to displacement effects and gains the ability to cast Arcane Barrage up to 3 / 4 / 5 times but cannot cast his other abilities.

Rite of the Arcane can be cancelled early by moving or attacking and will automatically end once all shots have been fired. If Rite of the Arcane ends without using a single cast of Arcane Barrage, the cooldown is reduced by 50%.

Arcane Barrage: Xerath calls down a blast of arcane energy which strikes after a short delay, dealing 200 / 250 / 300 (+45% AP) magic damage to enemies within a moderate area. Arcane Barrage has a 0.8 second cooldown between casts (unaffected by cooldown reduction).
R
Xerath's Arcane Barrage
Arcane Barrage Xerath's Ultimate (R) Ability
Self
0
Xerath's Passive
Xerath calls down a blast of arcane energy, which strikes after a 0.5 second delay dealing 200 / 240 / 280 (+43% AP) magic damage to enemies within a moderate area. May be cast up to 3 / 4 / 5 times while Rite of the Arcane is active.

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