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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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