Malzahar vs Xerath Counter Build

How to Beat Xerath as Malzahar

Summary

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of recently ranked LoL rounds each and every week. In our dataset, Malzahar did battle with Xerath in 11,747 matches. With so many games with Malzahar versus Xerath provides us faith in our ability to produce actionable statistics and a supported build to suppress your foe.

This particular matchup is somewhat rare. Malzahar encounters Xerath in only 3.1% of his games. Malzahar has done a average job of beating Xerath. On average, he wins a acceptable 50.0% of the time the champs battle one another in. In Malzahar against Xerath matches, Malzahar’s side is 2.0% less probable to earn first blood, implying that he most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Xerath.

Matchups Analyzed

11,747

Win Rate

50%

Team First Blood

48%

Best Malzahar Items to Counter Xerath

The ideal items to focus on in your Malzahar versus Xerath build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, and Liandry's Anguish. When Malzahar used at least these three items in his build, he performed much better versus Xerath than with most other typical item sets.

Rabadon's Deathcap Item Rylai's Crystal Scepter Item Liandry's Anguish Item

Best Malzahar Runes to Counter Xerath

To have the best chance of vanquishing Xerath as Malzahar, Malzahar players should take the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Gathering Storm, Magical Footwear, and Biscuit Delivery runes. Out of all the runes we have analyed/that we analyzed for Malzahar vs Xerath battles, this order of runes yielded the best win rate. We have also included the best Xerath runes to fend off Malzahar to help you grasp how he will likely be setup to try to beat your champion.

Best Malzahar Runes

Summon Aery Rune Summon Aery
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery

Best Xerath Runes

Arcane Comet Rune Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight

Stats

The subsequent tables show some valuable Malzahar versus Xerath matchup stats that can help us realize the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Malzahar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.1 is worse than Xerath’s ratio of 3.1, indicating that Malzahar may be less central to his team's team fighting potential than Xerath.

Battle Stats

Kills

Malzahar Stats
5.1 6.2
Xerath Stats

Deaths

Malzahar Stats
5.9 5.1
Xerath Stats

Assists

Malzahar Stats
7.1 9.4
Xerath Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Malzahar Stats
2.3 3.2
Xerath Stats

Damage Dealt

Malzahar Stats
19178 22895
Xerath Stats

Damage Taken

Malzahar Stats
16889 14097
Xerath Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Malzahar Stats
5.5 5.4
Xerath Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Malzahar Stats
1 0.9
Xerath Stats

Dragons Killed

Malzahar Stats
2 2.1
Xerath Stats

Barons Killed

Malzahar Stats
0.5 0.4
Xerath Stats

Gold Earned

Malzahar Stats
11296 10436
Xerath Stats

Minions Killed

Malzahar Stats
168 104
Xerath Stats

Malzahar typically has a significant smaller longest kill spree than his enemy does. Commonly, Malzahar takes a similar amount of damage to Xerath. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also show that the champ with higher health has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Malzahar usually tallies much more CS than Xerath. Champions who on average do not earn very much CS typically don't need much CS to be useful. Instead, they are capable of scaling properly off of their skills and stats alone. However, champions with large numbers of minion kills, such as carries, usually have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, work to do better than the values displayed here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 11747 Malzahar 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 Malzahar 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.