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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 2 Guides
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath~so many kills , how many kills 400 KILLS!

Guide by Rapid155 updated November 27, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath In-Depth Dominion and Playstyle

Guide by Podanops updated July 12, 2012
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

[RE-POSTED][UPDATED] Mysterious beams that kill you

Guide by fffreaks updated December 31, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath: Damage Is My Business and Business Is Good

Guide by WitchWing updated June 20, 2012
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath the Turret

Guide by Spaceycoww updated December 23, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

You Once Had Magic Resist

Guide by Viraemia updated December 1, 2011
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath: They wont even see you!

Guide by Todbrot updated October 17, 2012
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath - Insane DPS

Guide by FineyLeee updated November 16, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

The Nuke Reloaded

Guide by TheTrooper15 updated January 15, 2012
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath, The Laning AP Stratagy, A Force to be Reckoned With

Guide by DaSonorous updated May 29, 2012
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath: The Arcane Artilliary

Guide by zooloo41 updated May 23, 2012
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Can You Defeat My Electric Ghost !?

Guide by Shinra Tensei updated December 3, 2011
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath - Kog'Maw isn't anymore

Guide by xSona updated March 12, 2012
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath in TT: The eleventh tower

Guide by 22theavenue updated January 20, 2012
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath the electricity boss

Guide by BOSS KrazyBonz updated January 14, 2012
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath - mid ap monster

Guide by Hasak89 updated January 3, 2012
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath - Lightning bolt, lightning bolt, LIGHTNING BOLT!

Guide by aleciofilho updated December 28, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath MId AP

Guide by StreetDA updated November 16, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath hitting from a distance

Guide by Vasquea updated November 17, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath, The Iron Cannon

Guide by RandonActs updated October 31, 2012
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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: 713362 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Xerath's Runes

Xerath's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 20220 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 7459 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 49%

Win Rate 5894 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 17924 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 28052 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 7351 Games

Flash Heal

Xerath's Starters

Xerath's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 60355 Games

Trinket

Xerath's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 49538 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 6079 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 3709 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Patch 13.1: 713363 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 1827 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 1662 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 7463 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 6318 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 2841 Games

Exhaust Flash

Xerath's Starters

Xerath's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 14330 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 2799 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 1218 Games

Health Potion Tear of the Goddess

Trinket

Xerath's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 9009 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 8108 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 3022 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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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

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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.

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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