How to Win Xerath vs Amumu Counter Matchup Xerath is in the a tier of champions

Xerath vs Amumu

How to Beat Amumu as Xerath in LoL Amumu is in the a tier of champions
Mage
Tank Mage

How to Beat Amumu as Xerath

based on 4,125 Xerath vs Amumu matchups
Win Rate
49.3 %
K/D/A
2.8
Pick Rate
5.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our counter stats from the millions of rated LoL games that we get from Riot Games each week. This guide on how to beat Amumu as Xerath came out of an analysis of 4125 ranked rounds where both champs faced off against one another. This particular champion pairing is somewhat uncommon. Xerath is forced to battle against Amumu in only 5.2% of his games.

Xerath vs Amumu Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Xerath has done a dismal job of countering Amumu. Normally, he wins a acceptable 49.3% of games the champs oppose one another in. In Xerath versus Amumu games, Xerath’s team is 0.2% less likely to get first blood. This implies that he most likely won't get first blood versus Amumu.

Best Xerath vs Amumu Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeDark Seal

Core Xerath Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestShard of True IceHorizon Focus

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapShadowflameVoid StaffZhonya's Hourglass

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerbarrier summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Sorcery Arcane Comet Manaflow BandTranscendenceScorch
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Xerath's passive ability p
Xerath q ability q
Xerath w ability w
Xerath e ability e
Xerath's ultimate ability r
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W
2
Q
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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W
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Q
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W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Amumu as Xerath

Tips for Playing as Xerath against Amumu

It's easier to land Arcanopulse on an enemy when they're moving toward or away from you, rather than side to side.

Eye of Destruction will make landing Arcanopulse easier as the target will be slowed.

If you stun an enemy with Shocking Orb, follow up with a guaranteed center hit on Eye of Destruction.

Advice to Win Against Amumu

Amumu's Despair makes purchasing primarily Health items a risky proposition.

Erratic movement, or hiding behind creep waves can make it difficult for Amumu to instigate a fight with Bandage Toss.

Avoid bunching up with other allies when Amumu has his ultimate available.

Xerath vs Amumu Counter Stats

Xerath Image
Win Rate
49.3 %
VS
Win Rate
50.7 %
Amumu Image
5.2
< Kills >
4
5.5
< Deaths >
6.6
10.2
< Assists >
11
1.17
< Killing Sprees >
0.89
88
< Minions Killed >
36
0.08
< Dragons Killed >
0.81
0.41
< Inhibitors >
0.36
575
< Physical Damage >
1,371
21,445
< Magic Damage >
10,001
848
< True Damage >
2,072
22,869
< Damage Dealt >
13,446
15,172
< Damage Taken >
26,972
10,489
< Gold Earned >
9,789
1.58
< Towers >
1.15
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.22
1,190
< Total Healing >
4,910
12,326
< Experience >
11,919
37
< Vision Score >
33
18
< Wards Placed >
13
175
< Time Dealing CC >
189

How to Counter Amumu with Xerath in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here clarify some important Xerath versus Amumu matchup stats that can help us grasp the differences between the two. As an example, Xerath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Amumu’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Xerath may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Amumu..

Xerath typically has a similar longest killing spree as his opponent does. Commonly, he receives less damage than Amumu. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the champion with higher HP has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Xerath and Amumu

Damage Types Compared

Xerath
Amumu
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Xerath
Amumu

Who is Better, Xerath or Amumu?

Both League champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Xerath usually fairs equally well when facing off against Amumu, with a 49.3% win rate. Therefore, Xerath makes an ok counter to Amumu.

While Xerath does have a lower win rate than Amumu, when facing one another, Xerath also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more challenging character to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Xerath into Amumuas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Xerath has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Amumu. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Xerath vs Amumu matchups, Amumu is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Xerath is a somewhat poor counter to Amumu. Focus your strategy on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Xerath against Amumu.

Additional Information for Xerath Players

How We Calculated Our Xerath vs Amumu Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Amumu as Xerath, we analyzed 4,125 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 Amumu as Xerath 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 Xerath to counter Amumu during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and tips displayed above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Xerath typically picks up more CS relative to Amumu. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. 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, typically need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers displayed here to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Xerath versus Amumu build include Luden's Tempest, Shard of True Ice, and Horizon Focus. When Xerath used at least these three items in his build, he did much better vs. Amumu than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Xerath boasted an average win rate of 49.3% when playing against Amumu with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest probability of beating Amumu as Xerath, you should equip the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players chose for Xerath vs Amumu counter picks, this combination of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 49.3% winrate overall.

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