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Xerath Statistics for MrSteefz

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

Value
Average
Games Played
29
5
Win %
55
46
Kills
8.4
5.6
Assists
7.2
8.3
Deaths
7.2
5.4
KA:D Ratio
2.2
2.6
Gold Earned
11.6K
11.1K
Creep Score
145.6
157.8
Average

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  • Guide Details

Summoner Spells Back to Top

Aii Guys, This is a New/old work in progress.

Imma update the lane phase en teamfight phase later

New Runes Back to Top

Abilities Back to Top

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

Max R > Max Q > Max W > Max E


For a better explanation on the skills, made a section for it. 

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Ur basic start, mana reg and some hp keep u in lane,
    Start with the dark seal if u think u can manage its stacks

Core Items

Situational Items


Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Ahri
    Hard
  • Akali
    Medium
  • Anivia
    Medium
  • Annie
    Medium
  • Azir
    Medium
  • Brand
    Easy
  • Cassiopeia
    Medium
  • Diana
    Medium
  • Ekko
    Medium
  • Ezreal
    Medium
  • Fiddlesticks
    Easy
  • Fizz
    Medium
  • Galio
    Medium
  • Gragas
    Easy
  • Heimerdinger
    Easy
  • Karma
    Medium
  • Karthus
    Easy
  • Kassadin
    Hard
  • Katarina
    Medium
  • Kayle
    Medium
  • Kennen
    Easy
  • Kha'Zix
    Medium
  • LeBlanc
    Medium
  • Lissandra
    Medium
  • Lux
    Medium
  • Malzahar
    Easy
  • Mordekaiser
    Easy
  • Morgana
    Medium
  • Nidalee
    Medium
  • Orianna
    Medium
  • Ryze
    Easy
  • Syndra
    Medium
  • Talon
    Medium
  • Twisted Fate
    Easy
  • Veigar
    Medium
  • Yasuo
    Medium
  • Zed
    Medium
  • Ziggs
    Medium

VS

Ahri

Hard

With the new 120AP item the chances she will wreck you are higher. Still if played correctly and not over extending you will win in late game. You'll outscale her badly.

VS

Akali

Medium

Can be a real pain in the ass. 

  • Shut her down pre 6
  • Don't spam her when shes in her shroud of darkness
  • Past 6 Don't come to close, burst her down from range
  • When she uses her ult, dont stun her right away, wait for her last one. unless u can burst her!

VS

Anivia

Medium

Great harrras, annoying passive. Just poke her and go all in when u can.

VS

Annie

Medium
Short ranged. Easiest counter
  • Take Mejais
  • Care for her bearplast, (Flash + ult)
  • Spam all your abilities on her and shut her down

VS

Azir

Medium

i Really find azir easy at the moment, most players doent know how to play azir well, and ur poke just completely out ranges him

VS

Brand

Easy

Skillshot orientated, you have longer range so burst him


Care for his stun and firepillar

VS

Cassiopeia

Medium

High burst and an annoying poison.

  • Don't all in when she has her ult up
  • Your range will win it

VS

Diana

Medium

Tanky, gapcloser and shield.

  • Dont hit hit her when hes shield is up
  • Dodge that Q, gives her 2 free ults.
  • poke her down

VS

Ekko

Medium

Does alot of burst, but only when he comes close to u. Care for his gapcloser and his stun/slow. Peel to win

VS

Ezreal

Medium

He aint hard, he is just to mobile. Once u get his mechanics he is no big deal

VS

Fiddlesticks

Easy

Poke, Poke, Stun ult you're done.


VS

Fizz

Medium

Dodge, huge AP burst.

  • Melee, so u can aa from range
  • Trick him in using his dodge skills, with ur Q. Then E > W > Q him.
  • Roams a lot

VS

Galio

Medium

Tanky, can poke but nothing too worry


you cant kill him, and he cant kill you

VS

Gragas

Easy

Now he has been nerved, u won't have to worry too much about his barrels anymore.

  • He has decent range poke.
  • Care for his gapcloser. just press E
  • Don't over extend, because of his ult

VS

Heimerdinger

Easy

Poke behind his turrets, hes nothing.


Take barrier

VS

Karma

Medium

She can be tricky, she move so fast just aim right and dodge her blasts

VS

Karthus

Easy

Short range, dont get wall'd to much.

  • When low hp leave lane for his ult.
  • Build zhonya ASAP


VS

Kassadin

Hard

His ult got buffed with a lower CD and less mana. Be aware of his roam. When u land a stun it's gg. 

VS

Katarina

Medium

She doesnt need mana, she gapcloses and she hurts

  • Poke her.
  • Stay out of range.
  • When she ults, you stun.
  • Great roaming potential.

VS

Kayle

Medium

Medium ranged, savior ult.

  • Shes mobile so track her movement mechanics
  • When she ults, wait with your to start shooting.

VS

Kennen

Easy

He is mobile, but his Q will be stopped by minions,


Stay at range and poke him down

VS

Kha'Zix

Medium

High burst, jump and a stealth proceed with caution.

In mid lane he ain't that hard. A jungle kha is way more dangerous

VS

LeBlanc

Medium

They removed her silence.


Shes still very mobile but easier to deal with.

VS

Lissandra

Medium

She will hit you when you're behind your minions.

she has a gapcloser, but its easy to stun her when she does.

VS

Lux

Medium

Long range slows, stuns and damage. 


Your Q has a shorter cooldown and a longer range.
She shouldn't be a problem

VS

Malzahar

Easy

Short ranged.

Care for his malified vision, great wave clearer.

Stay at range poke him, Really easy

VS

Mordekaiser

Easy

Shield shield, blow that away and hes easy.

Don't let him refund his shield on your minions, kite him out of the fight

VS

Morgana

Medium

Spellshield, long range stun. 

Her stun is annoyingly long and has the same range as your Q.

Her spellshield blocks your stun.

Don't over extend, she shouldn't be a problem.

VS

Nidalee

Medium

They reduced her hitbox on her spear, from 60 to 30. and enhanced her Cougar.


Dodge spears and poke her.

VS

Orianna

Medium

Avoiding her ball is harder then it looks.

Watch out for her basic attacks since they deal alot of damage due her passive.


VS

Ryze

Easy

Short range and stun. Poke and ult.

VS

Syndra

Medium

Mobile, stun and lots of damage.


Dodge that stun and you will be fine.
you range is alot higher so POKE.


VS

Talon

Medium

Basic AP killer on mid, stay out of his gapclosers range.

Q him when ever you can.

VS

Twisted Fate

Easy

Has a stun has some damage no big deal.


Your range is so much better then his, take advantage of this

VS

Veigar

Medium

Short ranged with a high burst.


Don't let him stun you! Other then that he is a easy champ to face.

VS

Yasuo

Medium

Hard AD champ, deals lot of damage and has shield.

Ur Q will burst trough his windshield
Ur W and R come from above so they can't be blocked either.

AA him, to demolish his shield
Slow him with your W
Stun him with your E
Take him out with your Q.

He is very mobile though

VS

Zed

Medium

Thinks hes OP, but played right. You can completely deny him.

he ults, you stun.
he farms, u poke and farm.

VS

Ziggs

Medium

Minion wave destroyer, but so are you.


Don't get harassed to much, because his ulti will deal some damage 


Pro's/Con's Back to Top

20.png Pro's: 20.png

  • High damage
  • Long range
  • Low CD / Cept for ult since the rework
  • Stun
  • Slow

3.png Con's:3.png
  • Inmobile
  • Weak early
  • No escapes

Tips And Combo's Back to Top

TIPS


Tip1:
  • Your Q is a laser not a projectile, so it can't be stopped by Yasuo his windwall.
  • Your W and R come from above, so it counters Yasuo his windwall as well.
Tip2: 
  • You have the longest bread and butter skill range in the game, use this as an advantage.
Tip3:
  • Due your insta stun, gapclosers aren't a real threat anymore. Unlike what some people still think. 
Tip4: 
  • DO NOT, ill say it again: DO NOT over extend. U have no reliable escapes, if you get caught its 90% of time over.

COMBO'S

  1. The W > Q combo. probably the most used combo.
  2. The  E > AA > W > Q Combo. 2nd most used combo.
These two combo's are the most used and best combo's.
Of course there are more combo's on Xerath. But they're not as effective as these two.



To be or not to be a Quickcaster? Back to Top

What is quickcast?

  • Quick cast automatically casts the selected ability at (or towards) the current mouse cursor position, as if you had first pressed the ability button and then left-clicked at the target position. Quick cast works for self-buff abilities, targeted abilities, ground-targeted abilities and skillshots. Quick casting a support buff ability (an ability that can be cast on yourself e.g. a shield or a heal) when the cursor is on an invalid target will self-cast the ability instead. Note that you can use self-casting to self-cast support buff abilities regardless of cursor location. Using quick cast can be invaluable because it reduces the time delay between activating and casting by cutting the user input in half; activate vs activate and click.
  • Remember that quick casting means you don't get the targeting graphic, which can make it harder to accurately aim skillshots. They will fire instantly, instead of showing the skillshot for fine tuning the shot. However, there is an option to turn range indicators on, which will show the targeting graphic while the ability key is pressed. This can also be helpful because the ability can then be canceled by right-clicking.

Should i quickcast with Xerath?

Q: No!
  • Its a channeling spel, which is hard to master with QC, also u can't aim well
W: Yes!
E: Definitely Yes!
Quickcasting your stun can save your life, so please master this.

R: If you like.


Change log Back to Top

Changes made:

4/5/2014: Changed itembuild slightly.
4/5/2014: Changed runes and masteries
4/5/2014: Changed item purchase order
16/6/2014: Completely revamped the Guide
16/6/2014: Added 3 new chapters
17/6/2014: Added a Gameplay video of Xerath
21/6/2014: Added: Tips combos and more
26/6/2014: Revamped Matchups
26/6/2014: Applied patch 4.10 changes
26/6/2014: Added a Quickcast chapter
26/6/2014: Changed Runes
9/3/2015: Changed everything to S5 build
11/3/2005: Updated items and Texts
21/3/2015: Adding gameplay vids
15/7/2015: Added Match-ups Ezreal and Ekko
15/7/2015: Applied patch 5.13
5/9/2015: 100k views. yay
6/9/2015: Applied patch 5.17
22/11/2015: Applied Patch 5.22 (S6 preseason)
13/12/2015: Added new itemization
14/12/2015: Added 3 New vids of Xerath
15/1/2016: Applied Patch 6.1
23/1/2016: Added mana/CDR piece in Item description
4/2/2016: Applied Patch 6.2
14/3/2018: Applied patch 8.5

My Xerath Statistics Back to Top

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