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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 13.6. 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 3 Builds
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath the destroyer

Build by TheGreatGnome updated March 30, 2013
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Fast bolt

Build by FlameSkull updated March 23, 2013
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath - Multi AP

Build by lMagusAscendantl updated March 23, 2013
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

The destruction of Xerath. A simple guid for Xerath

Build by DREZZ3R updated March 19, 2013
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

RossGellar's Pillar of Hope

Build by trynsave21 updated March 13, 2013
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath, Destroyer of Worlds (Mid Lane Build)

Build by TrustMeImaPro updated March 2, 2013
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath

Build by lordgojira updated February 28, 2013
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath Super Mid

Build by ShadowDemon720 updated February 21, 2013
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

the lightning bolt

Build by cunhalp updated February 19, 2013
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath

Build by MyBuildz updated January 9, 2013
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

XERAPH DEMANDS MOAR LIGHTNING!!!

Build by Kylepoot updated December 26, 2012
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath the Omnipotent

Build by 7heads updated December 14, 2012
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath - You should play like this...

Build by Suoy updated October 22, 2013
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

XERATH

Build by Guest updated February 16, 2013
Season 2 Guides
9.2
126
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath: Anti Tanky DPS Mage **Updated

Guide by Dagger updated May 24, 2012
8.5
8
Votes
0
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath - Boom, Boom, Stun!

Guide by LoLxD updated June 10, 2012
8.3
34
Votes
10
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Solo Queue Xerath - Now with added Enthusiasm!!

Guide by TigerJesus updated July 10, 2012
7.9
15
Votes
4
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath - I'll Show You Real Magic

Guide by spedgamer updated September 12, 2012
7.8
7
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1
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Solo-Mid Ranked Xerath--1.21 GIGAWATTS!!!

Guide by RaskolnikovsAxe updated December 19, 2011
7.7
11
Votes
3
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath: The Ace

Guide by Dalgata updated December 17, 2011
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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 13.6. 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 13.6: 1213700 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Xerath's Runes

Xerath's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 29501 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 10941 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 7650 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 53%

Win Rate 11424 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 42072 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 12959 Games

Flash Ignite

Xerath's Starters

Xerath's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 232024 Games

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Trinket

Xerath's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 70275 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 4396 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Trinket 38%

Win Rate 2851 Games

Stealth Ward
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Patch 13.6: 1213693 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Xerath's Runes

Xerath's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 4606 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 52%

Win Rate 1643 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 49%

Win Rate 1863 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

Xerath's Summoner Spells

Xerath's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 14172 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 6254 Games

Flash Barrier

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 1357 Games

Flash Ghost

Xerath's Starters

Xerath's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 61247 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 4984 Games

Health Potion Tear of the Goddess

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 3145 Games

Dark Seal Refillable Potion

Trinket

Xerath's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 15505 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 8823 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 866 Games

Oracle Lens
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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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How can I go about reporting someone on here?

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