How to Win Janna vs Xerath Counter Matchup Janna is in the s tier of champions

Janna vs Xerath

How to Beat Xerath as Janna in LoL Xerath is in the a tier of champions
Support Mage
Mage

How to Beat Xerath as Janna

based on 2,003 Janna vs Xerath matchups
Win Rate
50.1 %
K/D/A
3.02
Pick Rate
3.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter statistics from the millions of ranked League of Legends games that we evaluate each and every week. This guide on how to beat Xerath as Janna came out of an evaluation of 2003 ranked matches where both champs faced off against each other. This pairing is somewhat rare. Janna is forced to battle against Xerath in only 3.5% of her rounds.

Janna vs Xerath Matchup Summary

Janna has done a average job of countering Xerath. Normally, she wins a acceptable 50.1% of games the champs fight each other in. In Janna versus Xerath games, Janna’s side is 0.0% more probable to obtain first blood, indicating that she most likely will be able to get first blood versus Xerath.

Best Janna vs Xerath Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalBandleglass Mirror

Core Janna Items

~22 Mins
Moonstone RenewerChemtech PutrifierRedemption

Optional Items

Staff of Flowing WaterArdent CenserBulwark of the MountainShard of True Ice

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Inspiration Glacial Augment Magical FootwearBiscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
Resolve Font of LifeRevitalize
CDRScaling Adaptive Armor
Janna's passive ability p
Janna q ability q
Janna w ability w
Janna e ability e
Janna's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
E
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
W
9
E
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Xerath as Janna

Tips for Playing as Janna against Xerath

Eye of the Storm can be used on allied turrets.

Timing Janna's ultimate can push enemies away from a wounded ally or even separate enemies.

Quickly firing a Howling Gale without the charge up can be used to heavily disable the other team.

Advice to Win Against Xerath

Banshee's Veil will make it much harder for Xerath to land Shocking Orb on you.

Xerath's range can be intimidating, but most champions who close distance with him can trade favorably.

Xerath takes a long time to engage Rite of the Arcane. Watch for his spellcast animation and start dodging.

Janna vs Xerath Counter Stats

Janna Image
Win Rate
50.1 %
VS
Win Rate
49.9 %
Xerath Image
1
< Kills >
4.8
5
< Deaths >
4.9
14.1
< Assists >
9.1
0.14
< Killing Sprees >
1.09
18
< Minions Killed >
90
0.03
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.56
< Inhibitors >
0.41
776
< Physical Damage >
577
3,890
< Magic Damage >
21,872
401
< True Damage >
936
5,067
< Damage Dealt >
23,386
16,713
< Damage Taken >
14,802
7,719
< Gold Earned >
10,363
2.09
< Towers >
1.6
0
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
9,553
< Total Healing >
1,262
10,542
< Experience >
12,201
55
< Vision Score >
40
25
< Wards Placed >
19
268
< Time Dealing CC >
178

How to Counter Xerath with Janna in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here emphasize several critical Janna vs. Xerath counter stats that can help you realize the differences between this pair of champs. As an example, Janna’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Xerath’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Janna may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Xerath. This observation is largely a result of the differences in assists.

Janna often has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than her matchup does. On average, she receives a similar amount of damage to Xerath. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the champ with higher HP has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Janna and Xerath

Damage Types Compared

Janna
Xerath
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Janna
Xerath

Who is Better, Janna or Xerath?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Janna usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Xerath, with a 50.1% win rate. As a result, Janna makes an ok counter to Xerath.

While Janna does have a higher winrate compared to Xerath, when facing one another, Janna also has a lower learning curve that makes her a less time consuming character to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Janna into Xerathas her relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Janna also has a great amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Xerath. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Janna vs Xerath matchups, Janna is the better champion with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Janna is a decent counter for Xerath. You will do well by focussing your play on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Janna against Xerath.

Additional Information for Janna Players

How We Calculated Our Janna vs Xerath Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Xerath as Janna, we analyzed 2,003 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 Janna 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 truly master Janna to counter Xerath during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and tips presented here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Janna typically accumulates a lot less CS compared to Xerath. Champs who on average don't acquire many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers reported here to do well.

The top items to use in your Janna versus Xerath build consist of Moonstone Renewer, Chemtech Putrifier, and Redemption. When Janna bought at least these three items in her build, she did significantly better versus Xerath than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Janna had an average win rate of 50.1% battling Xerath with this build.

To have the greatest chance of coming out on top against Xerath as Janna, you should take the Glacial Augment, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Revitalize, and Font of Life runes from the Inspiration and Resolve rune sets. Of all the runes players chose for Janna vs Xerath face-offs, this blending of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 50.1% win rate overall.

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