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

Xerath vs Gragas

How to Beat Gragas as Xerath in LoL Gragas is in the b tier of champions
Mage
Fighter Mage

How to Beat Gragas as Xerath

based on 948 Xerath vs Gragas matchups
Win Rate
50.7 %
K/D/A
2.92
Pick Rate
1.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our counter statistics from the millions of ranked League rounds that we get from Riot Games each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Gragas as Xerath came out of an examination of 948 ranked games where both champions faced off against each other. This matchup is somewhat rare. Xerath has to counter Gragas in only 1.2% of his games.

Xerath vs Gragas Matchup Summary

Xerath has done a ok job of beating Gragas. Normally, he wins a acceptable 50.7% of the time the champions face off with each other in. In Xerath vs Gragas games, Xerath’s team is 0.0% more likely to obtain first blood. This indicates that he most likely will get first blood against Gragas.

Best Xerath vs Gragas 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 IceShadowflame

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapHorizon FocusZhonya'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

Inspiration First Strike Magical FootwearBiscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
Sorcery Manaflow BandScorch
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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Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
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R
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Q
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W
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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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R

Guide to Countering Gragas as Xerath

Tips for Playing as Xerath against Gragas

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.

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

Advice to Win Against Gragas

Body Slam is on a very low cooldown, making it difficult to pursue Gragas. Don't overextend yourself chasing him.

Gragas can knock everybody away with his ultimate. Be careful that you don't get knocked into him or, worse, an enemy tower.

Xerath vs Gragas Counter Stats

Xerath Image
Win Rate
50.7 %
VS
Win Rate
49.3 %
Gragas Image
5.5
< Kills >
4.9
5.2
< Deaths >
5.6
9.7
< Assists >
7.5
1.26
< Killing Sprees >
1.11
100
< Minions Killed >
122
0.1
< Dragons Killed >
0.42
0.45
< Inhibitors >
0.37
611
< Physical Damage >
1,542
23,573
< Magic Damage >
16,262
1,046
< True Damage >
809
25,231
< Damage Dealt >
18,614
15,773
< Damage Taken >
30,619
11,000
< Gold Earned >
10,806
1.67
< Towers >
1.42
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.1
1,226
< Total Healing >
11,089
12,902
< Experience >
14,014
37
< Vision Score >
22
18
< Wards Placed >
9
186
< Time Dealing CC >
415

How to Counter Gragas with Xerath in LoL

The stats provided here emphasize several influential Xerath versus Gragas counter stats that may help us realize the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Xerath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Gragas’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Xerath may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Gragas..

Xerath typically has a similar longest kill spree as his enemy does. On average, he receives less damage than Gragas. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Xerath and Gragas

Damage Types Compared

Xerath
Gragas
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Xerath
Gragas

Who is Better, Xerath or Gragas?

Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Xerath usually fairs equally well when facing off against Gragas, with a 50.7% win rate. Thus, Xerath makes an ok counter for Gragas.

While Xerath does have a higher win rate than Gragas, when facing one another, Xerath also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more time consuming champ to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Xerath into Gragasas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Xerath also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Gragas. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Xerath vs Gragas matchups, Xerath is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Xerath is a decent counter for Gragas. You will do well by focussing your tactics on increasing your CS and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Xerath against Gragas.

Additional Information for Xerath Players

How We Calculated Our Xerath vs Gragas Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Gragas as Xerath, we analyzed 948 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 Gragas 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 learn all of the intricacies of Xerath in order to counter Gragas during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and tips presented above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Xerath most often gets a similar amount of CS relative to Gragas. Champions who on average don't acquire much CS typically don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The top items to focus on in your Xerath versus Gragas build include Luden's Tempest, Shard of True Ice, and Shadowflame. When Xerath combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better vs. Gragas than with most other common item sets. In fact, Xerath boasted an average winrate of 50.7% battling Gragas with these items in his kit.

To have the best likelihood of annihilating Gragas 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. Out of all the rune builds players chose for Xerath vs Gragas battles, this composite of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 50.7% win rate overall.

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