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LoL Champion Build Guides: Xerath

Xerath The Magus Ascendant

Find the best Xerath build guides for League of Legends S11 Patch 11.20. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Xerath build for the S11 meta. Learn more about Xerath's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath, the Magus Ascendant

Build by eZorkyna updated January 24, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Build by Kalkzandsteen updated January 20, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

LAVA LOVER- Xerath Mid

Build by HardcoreBlitz updated January 15, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath build

Build by jojon11 updated December 21, 2014
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

XERATH Build...FOR PENTAKILLS.........! (AP MID)

Build by stavros13 updated December 7, 2014
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath? More like poke master 123 lcs 50 min game

Build by Yayolino updated December 3, 2014
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

ReRework Xerath Plz

Build by NikGotBanned updated November 12, 2014
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath the tank good

Build by Guest updated November 12, 2014
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath Build

Build by Istezz updated March 5, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath Survival Guide

Build by Kalkzandsteen updated February 9, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath Slighty more sustain mid

Build by Gruffalow updated January 17, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

UPDATED - Xerath build

Build by NightShadow101 updated January 9, 2015
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

The NEW Xerath - An IN-DEPTH look to The arcane Sniper (WiP)

Guide by Motenai updated February 15, 2014
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath - Il cecchino che squirta

Guide by Lorenso updated March 13, 2014
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath support - the invisible carry.

Guide by thewaterz updated April 14, 2014
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

I WILL BE FREE - Out Dated, Working on a new guide now

Guide by GUARDIANxANGEL4 updated October 13, 2014
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Support Xerath - Laser Sentry of Bot Lane (Not for Beginners

Guide by Grecolicious updated August 4, 2014
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath [Rework] - Simple Build, No Guide

Guide by Sena Ari updated April 5, 2014
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath, Bodyless, But Packing A Punch!

Guide by Seppeman updated March 23, 2014
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath Support - The ADC's Sentinel

Guide by ShrO0M updated February 26, 2014
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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 11.20. 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 11.20: 477411 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Xerath's Top Items

Xerath's Runes

Xerath's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 3107 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 59%

Win Rate 66 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: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm

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

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Runes 58%

Win Rate 102 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: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight
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Xerath's Summoner Spells

Xerath's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 5384 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 5328 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 3366 Games

Flash Barrier

Xerath's Starters

Xerath's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 9858 Games

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Trinket

Xerath's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 13327 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 1126 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 1301 Games

Stealth Ward
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Top Xerath Players

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Patch 11.20: 477411 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Xerath's Top Items

Xerath's Runes

Xerath's Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 155 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: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm

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

Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 54 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

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 804 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 5737 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 3176 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 902 Games

Flash Ignite

Xerath's Starters

Xerath's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 5237 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 460 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 383 Games

Dark Seal Refillable Potion

Trinket

Xerath's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 5160 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 5095 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 931 Games

Oracle Lens
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Top Xerath Players

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

Patch 11.20: 477414 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Xerath's Top Items

Xerath's Runes

Xerath's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 177 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 125 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 427 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 301 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 295 Games

Flash Barrier

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 0%

Win Rate 1 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Trinket

Xerath's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 632 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 558 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 402 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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