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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 12.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Xerath build for the S12 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

xeratto

Build by Guest updated June 17, 2020
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

mana = ap scaling build

Build by xeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer updated May 17, 2020
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

xerath mid

Build by Guest updated March 28, 2020
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Big BOY DMG

Build by Guest updated February 25, 2020
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

NeW aGrEsSiVe XeRaTh MiD LaNe (tryhard)

Build by Guest updated January 10, 2020
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath More dmg

Build by JOTARO KUJO updated November 26, 2019
Season 9 Guides
8.3
7
Votes
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

[9.8] I'M A' FIRIN' MAH LAZER! [Support]

Guide by FwuffyMilk updated April 18, 2019
  • In-depth
8.1
6
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath Guide by WhiteSheepz

Guide by WhiteSheepz updated January 24, 2019
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

THE REAL WAY TO ESCAPE LOW ELO (FROM XERATH GOD)

Guide by Shoue updated April 13, 2019
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath Support- A guide from Silver

Guide by Tipsy32 updated April 11, 2019
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Iron Dome Xerath

Guide by pappychap updated April 3, 2019
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

DIAMOND/PLATINUM one trick pony 1.000.000 mastery points

Guide by Arcuzz updated November 22, 2018
Season 9 Builds
8.7
11
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Best Xerath Build

Build by x3rath updated December 11, 2018
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath CDR Support build 2.23

Build by Neckro16 updated November 23, 2018
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Xerath for Kiley

Build by Guest updated July 3, 2019
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

zwag build

Build by Guest updated March 8, 2019
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

xerath nice build

Build by Guest updated November 24, 2018
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Hyper Carry Support Xerath

Build by T2Psycho updated March 28, 2019
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

[9.18] Xerath - You Can't Outrun The Rock

Build by Koirth updated September 15, 2019
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LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide
LoL Champion Xerath Build Guide

Barely Viable! Xerath ADC (Off-Meta Troll Pick Guide)

Build by fictitiousfig updated August 1, 2019
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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 12.1. 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 12.1: 491255 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 16308 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 3819 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 52%

Win Rate 2470 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 52%

Win Rate 13482 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 27570 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 24673 Games

Flash Ignite

Xerath's Starters

Xerath's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 73382 Games

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Trinket

Xerath's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 62494 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 6892 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 4888 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Top Xerath Players

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Patch 12.1: 491260 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 2862 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: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band

Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 2503 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 50%

Win Rate 1569 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
More Xerath Runes

Xerath's Summoner Spells

Xerath's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 19626 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 11899 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 4088 Games

Flash Ignite

Xerath's Starters

Xerath's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 29964 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 3622 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 3237 Games

Health Potion Tear of the Goddess

Trinket

Xerath's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 17314 Games

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Second Best

Xerath's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 19212 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Xerath's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 4595 Games

Oracle Lens
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Top Xerath Players

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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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  • 3

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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