How to Win Gragas vs Xin Zhao Counter Matchup Gragas is in the b tier of champions

Gragas vs Xin Zhao

How to Beat Xin Zhao as Gragas in LoL Xin Zhao is in the b tier of champions
Fighter Mage
Fighter Assassin

How to Beat Xin Zhao as Gragas

based on 776 Gragas vs Xin Zhao matchups
Win Rate
45 %
K/D/A
2.26
Pick Rate
1.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of ranked League of Legends matches each week. Within our dataset, Gragas battled Xin Zhao in 776 matches. Having so many matchups for Gragas versus Xin Zhao provides us a lot of confidence in our capacity to prepare informative statistics and a recommended build to obliterate your enemy. This particular matchup is somewhat rare. Gragas has to counter Xin Zhao in only 1.4% of his games.

Gragas vs Xin Zhao Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Gragas has done a pathetic job of countering Xin Zhao. On average, he wins a lowly 45.0% of games the champions oppose each other in. In Gragas versus Xin Zhao rounds, Gragas’s side is 0.1% less likely to gain first blood. This indicates that he probably won't get first blood versus Xin Zhao.

Best Gragas vs Xin Zhao Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeLost Chapter

Core Gragas Items

~22 Mins
Night HarvesterZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapCosmic DriveVoid Staff

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Sorcery Phase Rush Manaflow BandTranscendenceScorch
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
Adaptive Force Adaptive Force Armor
Gragas's passive ability p
Gragas q ability q
Gragas w ability w
Gragas e ability e
Gragas's ultimate ability r
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W
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Q
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E
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Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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R

Guide to Countering Xin Zhao as Gragas

Tips for Playing as Gragas against Xin Zhao

Try to knock enemies back into your towers with Explosive Cask.

The damage reduction from Drunken Rage is applied when you start drinking, try to use it when you see damage coming your way.

Try to combo Body Slam with Explosive Cask to set up kills for your team.

Advice to Win Against Xin Zhao

Xin Zhao relies heavily on his Three Talon Strikes for damage and cooldown resets, so preventing him from finishing his combo will have a dramatic effect.

Xin Zhao is a powerful initiator with both his charge and ultimate dealing damage to all units around him. Try having your team stay spread out until he's used his ultimate.

Gragas vs Xin Zhao Counter Stats

Gragas Image
Win Rate
45 %
VS
Win Rate
55 %
Xin Zhao Image
5.6
< Kills >
7.1
5.7
< Deaths >
6.8
7.3
< Assists >
7.3
1.26
< Killing Sprees >
1.61
100
< Minions Killed >
55
0.49
< Dragons Killed >
1.32
0.33
< Inhibitors >
0.57
1,594
< Physical Damage >
17,961
17,160
< Magic Damage >
1,632
911
< True Damage >
1,365
19,665
< Damage Dealt >
20,958
29,817
< Damage Taken >
33,400
10,665
< Gold Earned >
11,888
1.26
< Towers >
1.88
0.11
< Baron Takedowns >
0.29
8,839
< Total Healing >
11,133
13,356
< Experience >
13,489
20
< Vision Score >
20
8
< Wards Placed >
6
433
< Time Dealing CC >
434

How to Counter Xin Zhao with Gragas in LoL

The stats shown on this page emphasize some strategic Gragas vs. Xin Zhao counter stats that can help you figure out the distinctions between the two. As an example, Gragas’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Xin Zhao’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Gragas may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Xin Zhao..

Gragas usually has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his matchup does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Xin Zhao. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Gragas and Xin Zhao

Damage Types Compared

Gragas
Xin Zhao
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Gragas
Xin Zhao

Who is Better, Gragas or Xin Zhao?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Gragas usually loses when trying to fight Xin Zhao, with a 45.0% win rate. Therefore, Gragas makes a bad counter to Xin Zhao.

While Gragas does have a much lower win rate compared to Xin Zhao, when they face off with one another, Gragas also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging champ to learn and master. You should be very concerned when picking Gragas into Xin Zhao.

Moreover, Gragas also has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Xin Zhao. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Gragas vs Xin Zhao matchups, Xin Zhao is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Gragas is a bad counter to Xin Zhao. You will do well by focussing your play on keeping up your CS and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Gragas against Xin Zhao.

Additional Information for Gragas Players

How We Calculated Our Gragas vs Xin Zhao Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Xin Zhao as Gragas, we analyzed 776 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Xin Zhao as Gragas comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To learn all of the intricacies of Gragas in order to counter Xin Zhao during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions presented above, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Gragas typically picks up more CS compared to Xin Zhao. Champions who on average don't earn many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values displayed on this page to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Gragas versus Xin Zhao build consist of Night Harvester, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Gragas included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better when facing Xin Zhao than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Gragas boasted an average win rate of 45.0% battling Xin Zhao with this build.

To have the highest chance of defeating Xin Zhao as Gragas, you should use the Phase Rush, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Gragas vs Xin Zhao LoL games, this combination of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 45.0% winrate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Xin Zhao as Gragas are displayed for all skill levels combined. To filter the stats and builds to an individual rank, you can use the selection menu located at the top of this page.