Hecarim vs Xerath Counter Build

How to Beat Xerath as Hecarim


At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of ranked LoL matches each week. Within our data, Hecarim faced Xerath in 21,307 games. Having so many matchups for Hecarim versus Xerath provides us a lot of faith in our capability to produce informative statistics and a recommended build to smash your opponent.

This particular counter matchup is relatively rare. Hecarim fights Xerath in only 2.9% of his matches. Hecarim does a decent job of beating Xerath. On average, Hecarim wins a acceptable 51.0% of matches the champs face off with each other in. In Hecarim versus Xerath rounds, Hecarim’s side is 0.0% more expected to get first blood, implying that he probably will get first blood against Xerath.

Matchups Analyzed


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Team First Blood


Best Hecarim Items to Counter Xerath

The top items to use in your Hecarim versus Xerath build include Sterak's Gage, Black Cleaver, and Divine Sunderer. When Hecarim incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better versus Xerath than with most other commonly used builds.

Sterak's Gage Item Black Cleaver Item Divine Sunderer Item

Best Hecarim Runes to Counter Xerath

To have the highest probability of annihilating Xerath as Hecarim, you should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Celerity, and Waterwalking runes. Of all the runes we have analyed/that we analyzed for Hecarim vs Xerath fights, this combo of runes resulted in the highest win rate. We have also shown the top Xerath runes to counterpick against Hecarim to help you interpret how he will likely be setup against your champ.

Best Hecarim Runes

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Celerity Rune Celerity
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking

Best Xerath Runes

Arcane Comet Rune Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Scorch Rune Scorch
Perfect Timing Rune Perfect Timing
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight


The following tables show several strategic Hecarim versus Xerath matchup statistics that may help us understand the distinctions between these two champs. As an example, Hecarim’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.7 is nearly equal to Xerath’s ratio of 2.6, highlighting that Hecarim may be just as central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Xerath.

Battle Stats


Hecarim Stats
7.6 5.6
Xerath Stats


Hecarim Stats
5.8 5.7
Xerath Stats


Hecarim Stats
7.9 9.1
Xerath Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Hecarim Stats
3.6 2.7
Xerath Stats

Damage Dealt

Hecarim Stats
16563 21907
Xerath Stats

Damage Taken

Hecarim Stats
37018 13853
Xerath Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Hecarim Stats
5.2 5.1
Xerath Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Hecarim Stats
0.9 0.8
Xerath Stats

Dragons Killed

Hecarim Stats
2 2
Xerath Stats

Barons Killed

Hecarim Stats
0.4 0.4
Xerath Stats

Gold Earned

Hecarim Stats
11578 9859
Xerath Stats

Minions Killed

Hecarim Stats
34 92
Xerath Stats

Hecarim normally has a much larger longest killing spree than his counter does. On average, Hecarim takes more damage than Xerath. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also show that the champ with more HP has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.

In Hecarim vs Xerath matchups, Hecarim typically racks up many fewer minion kills than Xerath. Champs who on average don't amass a lot of minion kills typically don't need much CS to be useful. Instead, they are capable of scaling well off of their abilities alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as ADCs, typically need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to outperform the averages displayed here to do well.

If you would like to see Hecarim vs Xerath tips and builds for a an individual division rank, please choose one from the selection menu above. At first, the stats and strategies shown are computed using every game run with both champs.

How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 21307 Hecarim vs Xerath 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 Xerath as Hecarim 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.