Use Umbral Dash while casting The Darkin Blade to increase your chances of hitting the enemy.
Cast World Ender when you are sure you can force a fight.
Crowd Control abilities like Infernal Chains or your allies' immobilizing effects will help you set up The Darkin Blade.
Xerath's range can be intimidating, but most champions who close distance with him can trade favorably.
Banshee's Veil will make it much harder for Xerath to land Shocking Orb on you.
Xerath takes a long time to engage Rite of the Arcane. Watch for his spellcast animation and start dodging.
The stat comparisons shown on this page highlight some significant Aatrox vs. Xerath counter statistics that can help you explain the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Aatrox’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Xerath’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Aatrox may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Xerath..
Aatrox typically has a similar longest kill spree as his matchup does. On average, he takes more damage than Xerath. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the champion with higher HP has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.
Both League champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Aatrox usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Xerath, with a 49.2% win rate. As a result, Aatrox makes an ok counter to Xerath.
While Aatrox does have a lower win rate compared to Xerath, when they face off with one another, Aatrox also has a much lower learning curve that makes him a less complex champion to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Aatrox into Xerath.
Additionally, Aatrox also has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Xerath. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Aatrox vs Xerath matchups, Xerath is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.
Aatrox is a somewhat poor counter to Xerath. Focus your strategy on keeping up your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Aatrox against Xerath.
To truly master Aatrox in order to counter Xerath during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Aatrox most often gets more CS as Xerath. Champions who typically don't earn many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values shown on this page to do well.
The most important items to have in your Aatrox versus Xerath build consist of Goredrinker, Death's Dance, and Serylda's Grudge. When Aatrox combined at least these three items in his build, he did much better vs. Xerath than with most other typical builds. In fact, Aatrox had an average win rate of 49.2% when playing against Xerath with this build.
To have the greatest probability of coming out on top against Xerath as Aatrox, you should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Revitalize, and Second Wind runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players used for Aatrox vs Xerath face-offs, this mix of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 49.2% win rate overall.
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