How to Win Xerath vs Janna Counter Matchup Xerath is in the b tier of champions

Xerath vs Janna

How to Beat Janna as Xerath in LoL Janna is in the s tier of champions
Mage
Support Mage

How to Beat Janna as Xerath

based on 2,046 Xerath vs Janna matchups
Win Rate
50.7 %
K/D/A
2.93
Pick Rate
2.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter stats from the millions of rated League of Legends matches that we evaluate each week. This guide on how to beat Janna as Xerath resulted from an analysis of 2046 ranked rounds where both champions engaged each other. This matchup is relatively rare. Xerath is forced to battle against Janna in only 2.4% of his rounds.

Xerath vs Janna Matchup Summary

Xerath has done a ok job of countering Janna. Typically, he wins a acceptable 50.7% of the time the champs battle each other in. In Xerath against Janna matches, Xerath’s team is 0.0% more likely to gain first blood. This implies that he probably will be able to get first blood against Janna.

Best Xerath vs Janna Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Blasting WandAmplifying Tome

Core Xerath Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestRabadon's DeathcapHorizon Focus

Optional Items

ShadowflameShard of True IceZhonya's Hourglass

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash 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
6
R
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Q
8
W
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Q
10
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 Janna as Xerath

Tips for Playing as Xerath against Janna

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

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

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

Advice to Win Against Janna

Save an interrupt ability for when Janna uses her ultimate.

Listen for the charge up sound on Howling Gale in case Janna is trying to hit you with it from off screen or from brush.

Janna's at her strongest when buffing another ally. If you can harass her ally, it will weaken her ability to fight you.

Xerath vs Janna Counter Stats

Xerath Image
Win Rate
50.7 %
VS
Win Rate
49.3 %
Janna Image
4.8
< Kills >
0.9
4.6
< Deaths >
4.9
8.7
< Assists >
13.2
1.07
< Killing Sprees >
0.12
95
< Minions Killed >
17
0.08
< Dragons Killed >
0.03
0.43
< Inhibitors >
0.56
574
< Physical Damage >
752
21,100
< Magic Damage >
3,664
977
< True Damage >
382
22,651
< Damage Dealt >
4,799
14,352
< Damage Taken >
15,910
10,334
< Gold Earned >
7,452
1.64
< Towers >
1.94
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0
1,208
< Total Healing >
8,776
12,096
< Experience >
10,147
36
< Vision Score >
51
17
< Wards Placed >
23
178
< Time Dealing CC >
254

How to Counter Janna with Xerath in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here highlight some significant Xerath versus Janna counter stats that may help us realize the differences between this set of champs. Xerath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Janna’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Xerath may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Janna. This observation is largely fueled by the difference in kills.

Xerath typically has a much larger longest kill spree than his counter does. Commonly, he takes a similar amount of damage to Janna. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Xerath and Janna

Damage Types Compared

Xerath
Janna
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Xerath
Janna

Who is Better, Xerath or Janna?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Xerath usually fairs equally well when facing off against Janna, with a 50.7% win rate. Therefore, Xerath makes an ok counter to Janna.

While Xerath does have a higher win rate compared to Janna, when on opposite teams, Xerath also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more difficult champ to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Xerath into Jannaas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Xerath has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Janna. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Xerath vs Janna matchups, Xerath 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 decent counter to Janna. Make sure you focus your strategy on maximizing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Xerath against Janna.

Additional Information for Xerath Players

How We Calculated Our Xerath vs Janna Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Janna as Xerath, we analyzed 2,046 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 Janna 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 Janna during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions presented above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Xerath usually accumulates much more CS as Janna. Champs who typically don't get much CS typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Xerath versus Janna build consist of Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Horizon Focus. When Xerath bought at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better vs Janna than with many other common item sets. In fact, Xerath had an average win rate of 50.7% battling Janna with this build.

To have the greatest probability of beating Janna 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 runes players chose for Xerath vs Janna counter picks, this composite of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 50.7% win rate overall.

If you need to view Xerath x Janna tips and counter stats for a a particular rank, feel free to select one from the selection menu provided above. At first, the stats and build suggestions shown are calculated using all matches played with these champions.