If you stun an enemy with Shocking Orb, follow up with a guaranteed center hit on Eye of Destruction.
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.
Try to gank Anivia when she's laning. With multiple people, it is easier to ensure that her egg dies.
If you're playing a ranged champion, stay far enough away from Anivia so you can dodge Flash Frost more easily.
Try to fight Anivia in the lanes. In the jungle she can block pathways with lower ranks of Crystallize.
The stats shown on this page feature several valuable Xerath against Anivia counter stats that may help you understand the differences between these two champions. For instance, Xerath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Anivia’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Xerath may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Anivia..
Xerath often has a similar longest killing spree as his enemy does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Anivia. This often reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also indicate that the champ with more HP has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Xerath usually wins when taking on Anivia, with a 55.0% win rate. Thus, Xerath makes a great counter to Anivia.
While Xerath does have a much higher winrate than Anivia, when facing one another, Xerath also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less difficult character to develop with. You don't need to be too worried when picking Xerath into Aniviaas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Xerath also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Anivia. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Xerath vs Anivia matchups, Xerath is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.
Xerath is a great counter to Anivia. Focus your tactics on keeping up your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Xerath against Anivia.
If you would like to truly master Xerath in order to counter Anivia during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Xerath most often picks up a similar amount of CS as Anivia. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills often don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values shown on this page to do well.
The most important items to use in your Xerath versus Anivia build include Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Horizon Focus. When Xerath included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better when facing Anivia than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Xerath had an average winrate of 55.0% battling Anivia with these items in his kit.
To have the greatest likelihood of beating Anivia as Xerath, Xerath players should take the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Manaflow Band, and Scorch runes from the Inspiration and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Xerath vs Anivia clashes, this blending of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 55.0% winrate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Anivia as Xerath are presented for all ranked divisions combined. If you would like to scope the stats and builds to a particular player tier, you can use the selection menu earlier on the page.