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Xayah Statistics for Gardevoir101

Author's performance with Xayah compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
17
4
Win %
41
46
Kills
4.8
6.0
Assists
8.8
6.8
Deaths
6.8
5.6
KA:D Ratio
2.0
2.3
Gold Earned
11.5K
11.9K
Creep Score
187.6
199.0
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

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Flash


4.png is vital and for someone like Xayah who has no escapes, it is essential for positioning and defensive purposes. It can also be used for offensive purposes to secure kills but you have to consider whether it is worth putting your only escape on CD for 5 minutes in exchange for a potential kill.
  • If you are in trouble and need to Flash, try to wait until the enemy uses an ability to dodge it.
  • Try and position yourself near terrain you can blink over for a more secure escape.
  • Never Flash directly into the enemy team for a kill, especially in the late game.
  • Always be ready to react to enemies that Flash onto you.
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Heal


7.png is your standard spell to take on ADCs and Xayah is no different. It is a useful defensive tool for not only yourself but your team as well. Similarly to Flash, but not as effective, you can use the extra burst of movement speed to chase down enemies.
  • Beware of 14.png as it will reduce the healing amount by 40%.
  • You can save a teammate if you are close by.
  • If you are in a close 1v1 encounter, you can use Heal to bait the enemy and use it at the last second.
  • In rare cases, you can use the extra burst of movement speed as an escape tool if Flash is unavailable.

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Teleport


12.png can be a powerful option if used correctly. It will allow you to maximize your CS and split across the map where it would have been otherwise impossible. If you need 7.png then take it as 12.png is very situational and depends on your own and enemy's team composition.

New Runes Back to Top

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Lethal Tempo


Primary (Precision)


The purpose of this page to increase your durability throughout the game. 
  • Lethal%20Tempo.png?width=32 is your best choice after the Fleet%20Footwork.png?width=32 nerf. Press%20the%20Attack.png?width=32 is also viable if you have the crowd control support needed to proc it.
  • Overheal.png?width=32 takes the excess healing from our runes and items for more durability.
  • Legend%20Alacrity.png?width=32 will help you scale into the mid/late game.
  • Coup%20De%20Grace.png?width=32 lets us snowball teamfights. Take Cut%20Down.png?width=32 if against multiple melee tanks that stack HP.
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Secondary (Sorcery)


Take Sorcery as your secondary to scale into the mid/late game.
  • Gathering%20Storm.png?width=32 will help you scale into the mid/late game.
  • Absolute%20Focus.png?width=32 gives a nice AD boost provided you can stay above 70% HP.

Abilities Back to Top

W
E
Q
E
E
R
E
W
E
W
R
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W
Q
Q
R
Q
Q
Passive
Q
3
14
15
17
18
W
1
8
10
12
13
E
2
4
5
7
9
R
6
11
16

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For more detailed information, such as scalings, cooldowns and mana costs, go here.

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Clean Cuts (Passive)


Clean Cuts allows Xayah to place feathers at the end of her autos which also deal pass-through damage. The position of these feathers are essential for her xayahe.png which is her primary source of damage apart from basic attacks.

When playing with 497.png,  you can activate Lover's Leap to recall together.
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Double Daggers (Q)


Double Daggers has one use, more feathers. With this ability and one basic attack, you can root an enemy with your xayahe.png. You can also skill this at level 1 if you require additional crowd control at level 2, otherwise I like to take xayahw.png first.
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Deadly Plumage (W)

Deadly Plumage is your main damage steroid providing additional attack speed and movement speed when hitting enemy champions. Use when necessary but try not to activate it unless you can hit an enemy champion when engaging.

If 497.png is nearby, he will also gain the effect.
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Bladecaller (E)


Bladecaller is your main source of ability damage and can turn the tides of team fights if they ignore the placement of your feathers. You will need at least 3 feathers to root and in fights you can get upwards of 10 feathers. This ability is great is tight spaces.
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Featherstorm (R)

While Featherstorm deals damage, it should not be used as a damage source but either defensively or to strategically place feathers. Defensively, you can avoid skillshots and projectiles but if you are already taking damage or have been marked, Featherstorm will not block any damage. You are untargetable, not invulnerable. 

When Xayah returns to the ground she will place 5 feathers in a cone shape in front of her. Use this with your other feathers in fights to get a powerful xayahe.png off.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Standard
    Defensive

Core Items

    Standard Core
    Choose One
    Choose One
    Consumables

Situational Items

    Offensive
    Defensive

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Core Items


Your priority when buildings items should be: 3095.png --> 3085.png or 3094.png --> 3031.png

3095.png will give nice stats and some additional burst damage. It will also assist with staying in range for your xayahw.png. The choice between 3094.png or 3085.png depends on whether you need more single target damage and range from 3094.png or additional area of effect damage from 3085.png.

Ensure you have built a 3086.png upgrade before you buy 3031.png or you will be wasting both passives.

Always buy a 2055.png whenever possible. It is everyone's job to ward.


As the game progresses your enemies will build armor against you for more surviabilitty and in most cases you will get 3036.png.

3033.png is only built if you require Grievous Wounds, which reduces all sources of healing by 40%. This is useful against champions such as 16.png who can heal others or 50.png who can heal himself. 3123.png can sometimes be a worthwhile purchase in the early game to mitigate enemy healing, upgrade when needed.
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Situational Items


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This is still a nice item on Xayah but because it does not have critical strike anymore, it's value has dropped. However, the other aspects are still great and it will help with your mana problems.


The decision to get a defensive item will always depend on circumstance, however; if you require more defense for any reason you should prioritize these items over more DPS. 
  • 3026.png is a great 5th/6th item that gives you a second life while still increasing your DPS.
  • Take 3140.png against hard CC when required, turn into 3139.png later.
  • 3156.png is great against burst mages and AP heavy teams. Build a 3155.png when required and upgrade later.
  • 3047.png is great against multiple AD threats.

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Ashe
    Easy
  • Caitlyn
    Medium
  • Corki
    Medium
  • Draven
    Hard
  • Ezreal
    Medium
  • Jhin
    Easy
  • Jinx
    Easy
  • Kai'Sa
    Medium
  • Kalista
    Medium
  • Kog'Maw
    Medium
  • Lucian
    Medium
  • Miss Fortune
    Medium
  • Sivir
    Medium
  • Tristana
    Easy
  • Twitch
    Easy
  • Varus
    Medium
  • Vayne
    Easy

VS

Ashe

Easy

Save xayahr.png to dodge enchantedcrystalarrow.png at level 6. In the lane, always keep Ashe moving around because she has no mobility to dodge xayahe.png. Keep in mind that she can trade well with volley.png so stand behind minions.

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Caitlyn

Medium

It will be hard to engage on her because she can caitlynentrapment.png away from your feathers and she has naturally long range so position your feathers in a way where if she wants to play aggressively you can use xayahe.png. At level 6, if you uses caitlynaceinthehole.png you cannot dodge it with xayahr.png if it is locked on; however, if you use it first she cannot target you while you're in the air.

VS

Corki

Medium

Use your feathers to abuse his short range but be careful of his potential burst. If you can root him before he uses carpetbomb.png you will be able to deal a lot of damage. At level 6, there is not much of a power spike but his burst is still dangerous if setup with the right support.

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Draven

Hard

Draven will wins head on trades because of dravenspinning.png, so use your feathers and save your xayahq.png to gain a positional advantage so you can land a good xayahe.png for when it is needed. Even if you play everything correctly he may still lose the fight depending on his support. At level 6, you should be able to dodge the first wave of dravenrcast.png but be careful when it returns.

VS

Ezreal

Medium

As long as you position yourself so that he can't hit ezrealmysticshot.png then you should be able to harass him with xayahq.png because of its range. Remember, he can ezrealarcaneshift.png out of your feathers either defensively or offensively so your xayahe.png can't always be used. At level 6, you can use xayahr.png to dodge ezrealtrueshotbarrage.png.

VS

Jhin

Easy

Jhin has no mobility, so you can use your feathers to zone him effectively so he will either have to play passively or risk getting hit by xayahe.png. As long as you do not get hit by jhinw.png in a fight or his 4th bullet, you should be able to win. At level 6, you can use xayahr.png to dodge at least one shot of jhinr.png but he can hold the rest until you become targetable again.

VS

Jinx

Easy

Jinx has short range without jinxq.png activated so try and force her to use mana with Fishbones with your feathers and try not to trade with her until she switches back. At level 6, you can use xayahr.png to dodge jinxr.png.

VS

Kai'Sa

Medium

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Kalista

Medium

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Kog'Maw

Medium

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Lucian

Medium

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Miss Fortune

Medium

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Sivir

Medium

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Tristana

Easy

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Twitch

Easy

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Varus

Medium

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Vayne

Easy

Gameplay Back to Top

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  • You have great kill potential at level 1 with 497.png and xayahw.png, as well as throughout the game.
  • Consistently be mobile and pressure the enemy when you feathers are out.
  • If you support does not have any crowd control, you will find it difficult to land a good xayahe.png unless they are out of position.
  • Use xayahq.png + AA + xayahe.png to root quickly.
  • xayahw.png is not only a damage steroid but essential for positioning in fights.
  • Your xayahr.png alone cannot save you when you are alone or overextended.

About Me Back to Top

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