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

Xayah vs Kennen

How to Beat Kennen as Xayah in LoL Kennen is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Kennen as Xayah

based on 477 Xayah vs Kennen matchups
Win Rate
53.9 %
K/D/A
2.21
Pick Rate
0.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our matchup stats from the millions of rated LoL rounds that we analyze every week. This guide on how to beat Kennen as Xayah came out of an evaluation of 477 ranked rounds where both champions fought each other. This champion matchup is fairly rare. Xayah encounters Kennen in only 0.7% of her rounds.

Xayah vs Kennen Matchup Summary

Xayah has done a good job of countering Kennen. Normally, she wins a fantastic 53.9% of games the champs face off with one another in. In Xayah vs Kennen games, Xayah’s team is 0.1% more likely to get first blood, indicating that she most likely will be able to get first blood versus Kennen.

Best Xayah vs Kennen Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordNoonquiver

Core Xayah Items

~22 Mins
GaleforcePhantom DancerNavori Quickblades

Optional Items

Lord Dominik's RegardsThe Collector

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
Attack Speed Adaptive Force 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
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Kennen as Xayah

Tips for Playing as Xayah against Kennen

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 Kennen

Consider playing a bit more cautiously around Kennen when you have a Mark of the Storm debuff. If he hits you with 3 Marks of the Storm, you will get stunned.

Kennen is flimsy by nature - turn and attack him if he gets careless with Lightning Rush.

Xayah vs Kennen Counter Stats

Xayah Image
Win Rate
53.9 %
VS
Win Rate
46.1 %
Kennen Image
6.6
< Kills >
5.7
6.1
< Deaths >
5.9
6.9
< Assists >
6.2
1.47
< Killing Sprees >
1.27
165
< Minions Killed >
141
0.28
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.39
17,592
< Physical Damage >
2,246
535
< Magic Damage >
18,083
831
< True Damage >
653
18,957
< Damage Dealt >
20,983
19,927
< Damage Taken >
21,350
11,761
< Gold Earned >
10,627
2.47
< Towers >
1.77
0.08
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
2,936
< Total Healing >
2,713
12,680
< Experience >
13,801
18
< Vision Score >
18
8
< Wards Placed >
9
41
< Time Dealing CC >
63

How to Counter Kennen with Xayah in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here clarify several valuable Xayah versus Kennen matchup statistics that can help us realize the distinctions between this set of champions. Xayah’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Kennen’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Xayah may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Kennen..

Xayah often has a similar longest killing spree as her enemy does. On average, she takes a similar amount of damage to Kennen. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Xayah and Kennen

Damage Types Compared

Xayah
Kennen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Xayah
Kennen

Who is Better, Xayah or Kennen?

Both League champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Xayah usually wins when facing off against Kennen, with a 53.9% win rate. As a result, Xayah makes a great counter for Kennen.

While Xayah does have a higher win rate than Kennen, when on opposite teams, Xayah also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more challenging character to learn. You should be be fine when picking Xayah into Kennen.

Additionally, Xayah has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Kennen. This often 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 Xayah vs Kennen matchups, Xayah is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Xayah is a great counter for Kennen. Make sure you focus your strategy on maximizing your CS and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Xayah against Kennen.

Additional Information for Xayah Players

How We Calculated Our Xayah vs Kennen Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kennen as Xayah, we analyzed 477 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 Kennen 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 learn all of the intricacies of Xayah in order to counter Kennen during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats shown here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Xayah often accumulates a similar amount of CS relative to Kennen. Champions who on average don't take much CS typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers shown here to do well.

The best items to use in your Xayah versus Kennen build include Galeforce, Phantom Dancer, and Navori Quickblades. When Xayah incorporated at least these three pieces in her build, she performed much better versus Kennen than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Xayah boasted an average win rate of 53.9% when playing against Kennen with these items in her kit.

To have the best likelihood of defeating Kennen as Xayah, Xayah players should use 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 runes that we analyzed for Xayah vs Kennen battles, this mixture of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 53.9% win rate overall.

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