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.
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.
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.
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.
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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