League of Legends Champion Xerath Xerath is in the a tier of champions

Xerath

Mage
Xerath is a mage Role mage
Difficulty Hard
Power Spike Early-Game
Mana Surge ability p
Arcanopulse ability q
Eye of Destruction ability w
Shocking Orb ability e
Rite of the Arcane ability r
support
middle

Xerath Build

based on 49,559 matches
Win Rate
51.9 %
Pick Rate
6.8 %
Ban Rate
4.3 %

How We Come Up with Our Xerath Builds

We process over 1 Million League of Legends games every day to bring you the most accurate Xerath build so you can destroy your enemies and improve you win rate. We've broken down our Xerath builds by rank, position, and enemy team type, so you can find the most accurate set of Xerath core items and runes for any situation.

Xerath Build Summary

Xerath is a a solid utility lane champion in League of Legends. His best rune sets are Sorcery Domination. Incorporating the highlighted runes shown below into your Xerath build will give you the additional bonuses to guarantee he plays well through the laning phase of the match and into the late game. You should focus on leveling up his q ability first.

Best Build for Xerath

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Control WardSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Dark SealLost Chapter

Core Xerath Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestRabadon's DeathcapShard of True IceSorcerer's Shoes

Optional Items

Horizon FocusShadowflameZhonya's HourglassVoid Staff

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Xerath to level up q
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Second ability for Xerath to level up w
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Last skill for Xerath to max out e

Runes

Sorcery Arcane Comet Manaflow BandTranscendenceGathering Storm
Domination Cheap ShotUltimate Hunter
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Xerath's passive ability p
Xerath q ability q
Xerath w ability w
Xerath e ability e
Xerath's ultimate ability r
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Q
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E
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W
4
Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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W
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Q
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W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Xerath Matchups Overview

More Gameplay Tips for Xerath Players

Tips and Tricks

Arcanopulse is easier to land when your enemy is moving in a straight line towards or away from you.

Use Eye of Destruction to make it easier to land Arcanopulse.

Take advantage of Xerath's high range to stay far from enemies during the laning phase.

Additional Xerath Build Insights

League of Legends Xerath players could find him to be a dynamic champion to build out properly. You'll find that his build varies when he is playing against either generic or highly focused team comps, indicating you should not follow the same Xerath build every single round of League of Legends

The most essential items to use in your champ's build are: Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shard of True Ice. Players who included these items in their setups had a higher win rate than those who used other Xerath builds. Likewise, if you are fighting a mixed enemy team arrangement, you should strongly consider getting Xerath the Sorcery, and Domination runes. In recent matches, he won the greatest fraction of his rounds when equipped with these runes.

We calculated our Xerath build suggestions by analyzing 49,559 recently ranked League matches with him in them. We only advise the highest winrate Xerath builds that have been used by ranked LoL players enough times for us to advise them. With so many rounds in our dataset, we are quite confident in our provided builds.