How to Win Xayah vs Illaoi Counter Matchup Xayah is in the b tier of champions

Xayah vs Illaoi

How to Beat Illaoi as Xayah in LoL Illaoi is in the a tier of champions
Marksman
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Illaoi as Xayah

based on 808 Xayah vs Illaoi matchups
Win Rate
43.2 %
K/D/A
2.35
Pick Rate
2.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our matchup statistics from the millions of recently rated League of Legends matches that we analyze each week. This guide on how to beat Illaoi as Xayah came out of an evaluation of 808 ranked matches where both champions engaged one another. This champion matchup is fairly rare. Xayah is forced to battle against Illaoi in only 2.2% of her matches.

Xayah vs Illaoi Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Xayah has done a terrible job of countering Illaoi. On average, she wins a lowly 43.2% of games the champs battle each other in. In Xayah against Illaoi games, Xayah’s team is 0.1% more likely to earn first blood. This implies that she most likely will be able to get first blood against Illaoi.

Best Xayah vs Illaoi Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
DaggerNoonquiver

Core Xayah Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceInfinity EdgeRapid Firecannon

Optional Items

Essence ReaverThe CollectorPhantom DancerLord Dominik's Regards

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerheal summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Lethal Tempo Presence of MindLegend: BloodlineCoup de Grace
Inspiration Magical FootwearBiscuit Delivery
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Xayah's passive ability p
Xayah q ability q
Xayah w ability w
Xayah e ability e
Xayah's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
E
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
W
9
E
10
W
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R
12
W
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W
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Illaoi as Xayah

Tips for Playing as Xayah against Illaoi

Xayah's attacks and abilities leave Feathers on the ground that she can later recall for massive area damage and control.

Xayah can use Featherstorm to dodge almost any ability while also creating a ton of Feathers. Try to utilize the offensive and defensive aspects of this ability.

Advice to Win Against Illaoi

Avoid grouping up for Leap of Faith to reduce the number of Tentacles available to Illaoi.

Killing Tentacles whenever possible will make it much easier to win a fight against Illaoi.

When your spirit gets pulled out, fight back if you can. Dealing damage to Illaoi reduces the spirit's duration.

Xayah vs Illaoi Counter Stats

Xayah Image
Win Rate
43.2 %
VS
Win Rate
56.8 %
Illaoi Image
6.7
< Kills >
5.5
5.7
< Deaths >
6.2
6.7
< Assists >
4.3
1.56
< Killing Sprees >
1.25
173
< Minions Killed >
191
0.28
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.68
19,180
< Physical Damage >
24,786
647
< Magic Damage >
597
1,117
< True Damage >
516
20,944
< Damage Dealt >
25,901
20,430
< Damage Taken >
32,614
12,004
< Gold Earned >
12,242
2.22
< Towers >
3.16
0.09
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
2,414
< Total Healing >
7,369
13,024
< Experience >
15,377
18
< Vision Score >
17
9
< Wards Placed >
8
44
< Time Dealing CC >
70

How to Counter Illaoi with Xayah in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here feature several important Xayah against Illaoi counter statistics that may help us realize the distinctions between the two. For instance, Xayah’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Illaoi’s ratio of NaN, showing that Xayah may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Illaoi..

Xayah usually has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her enemy does. Typically, she takes less damage than Illaoi. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to escape further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Xayah and Illaoi

Damage Types Compared

Xayah
Illaoi
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Xayah
Illaoi

Who is Better, Xayah or Illaoi?

Both LoL champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Xayah usually loses when trying to fight Illaoi, with a 43.2% win rate. Therefore, Xayah makes a bad counter for Illaoi.

While Xayah does have a much lower winrate than Illaoi, when on opposite teams, Xayah also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more time consuming champion to pick up and master. You may get destroyed when picking Xayah into Illaoi.

Furthermore, Xayah also has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Illaoi. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

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

Xayah is a trash counter for Illaoi. Focus your tactics on maximizing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Xayah against Illaoi.

Additional Information for Xayah Players

How We Calculated Our Xayah vs Illaoi Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Illaoi as Xayah, we analyzed 808 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 Illaoi as Xayah 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

If you would like to truly master Xayah to counter Illaoi during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats presented here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Xayah typically racks up a similar amount of CS compared to Illaoi. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers shown here to do well.

The top items to have in your Xayah versus Illaoi build include Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and Rapid Firecannon. When Xayah used at least these three pieces in her build, she did much better when fighting Illaoi than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Xayah boasted an average winrate of 43.2% when countering Illaoi with these items in her kit.

To have the best chance of beating Illaoi as Xayah, you should take the Lethal Tempo, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline, Coup de Grace, Magical Footwear, and Biscuit Delivery runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune sets we have analyed for Xayah vs Illaoi counterpicks, this order of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 43.2% winrate overall.

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