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Xerath Build Guides, Runes and Items

Xerath The Magus Ascendant

Find the best Xerath build guides for League of Legends S13 Patch 13.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Xerath build for the S13 meta. Learn more about Xerath's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 5 Guides
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath: The Mid-Lane Arcane DESTROYER

Guide by KillaElectriix updated June 5, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath Support is like Mid, but better

Guide by PunchHerRITP updated December 18, 2014
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath Mid: Criticism welcome

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

Xerath THE Overlord.

Guide by milosmml7777 updated June 16, 2015
Season 5 Builds
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

(Please Insert Title) [Xerath Jungle 5.21 Updated)

Build by ASTATINEMAN updated November 9, 2015
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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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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 13.1. 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 13.1: 747590 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Xerath's Runes

Xerath's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 20534 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 50%

Win Rate 7637 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 50%

Win Rate 6002 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

Xerath's Summoner Spells

Xerath's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 18244 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 28565 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 7479 Games

Flash Heal

Xerath's Starters

Xerath's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 61434 Games

Trinket

Xerath's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 50464 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 6156 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 3764 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Patch 13.1: 747591 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Xerath's Runes

Xerath's Best Runes 72%

Win Rate 57 Games

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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Dark Harvest
Dark Harvest
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter

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

Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 1862 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

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 1719 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 52%

Win Rate 7611 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 6452 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 2884 Games

Exhaust Flash

Xerath's Starters

Xerath's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 14622 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 2843 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 1240 Games

Health Potion Tear of the Goddess

Trinket

Xerath's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 9167 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 8290 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 3075 Games

Oracle Lens
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Patch 12.22: 171869 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Xerath's Runes

Xerath's Best Runes 57%

Win Rate 56 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 54%

Win Rate 278 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

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Xerath's Summoner Spells

Xerath's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 312 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 301 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 107 Games

Flash Teleport

Xerath's Starters

Xerath's Best Starter Items 0%

Win Rate Games

! 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.

Trinket

Xerath's Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 670 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 290 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Trinket 44%

Win Rate 299 Games

Stealth Ward
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Xerath's Ability Order

Xerath's Best Ability Order 0%

Win Rate Games

  • 1
! 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.

Xerath Counters

Learn Xerath'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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