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

Xerath vs Katarina

How to Beat Katarina as Xerath in LoL Katarina is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Katarina as Xerath

based on 2,316 Xerath vs Katarina matchups
Win Rate
49 %
K/D/A
2.46
Pick Rate
3.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of ranked League rounds every week. Within our dataset, Xerath faced off against Katarina in 2316 matches. Using so many games with Xerath versus Katarina provides us a lot of faith in our capability to produce informative statistics and a pro build to crush your opposition. This champ pairing is relatively rare. Xerath is forced to battle against Katarina in only 3.8% of his matches.

Xerath vs Katarina Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Xerath has done a below average job of countering Katarina. Typically, he wins a acceptable 49.0% of matches the champs fight one another in. In Xerath against Katarina rounds, Xerath’s side is 0.0% more probable to earn first blood. This implies that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Katarina.

Best Xerath vs Katarina Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Blasting WandAmplifying Tome

Core Xerath Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestRabadon's DeathcapHorizon Focus

Optional Items

Zhonya's HourglassShadowflameShard of True Ice

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
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E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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W
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W
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Katarina as Xerath

Tips for Playing as Xerath against Katarina

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 Katarina

Katarina's abilities deal magic damage, so even if she's building Attack Damage items, get magic resistance to counter her.

Try to save a disable for when Katarina uses her Death Lotus.

Xerath vs Katarina Counter Stats

Xerath Image
Win Rate
49 %
VS
Win Rate
51 %
Katarina Image
5.4
< Kills >
9.9
6.1
< Deaths >
6.9
9.6
< Assists >
5.5
1.22
< Killing Sprees >
2.16
87
< Minions Killed >
146
0.09
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.43
< Inhibitors >
0.38
553
< Physical Damage >
3,860
19,784
< Magic Damage >
15,948
930
< True Damage >
1,128
21,268
< Damage Dealt >
20,938
14,155
< Damage Taken >
25,317
10,498
< Gold Earned >
12,195
1.56
< Towers >
1.52
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
926
< Total Healing >
3,801
12,244
< Experience >
13,887
36
< Vision Score >
17
17
< Wards Placed >
7
158
< Time Dealing CC >
24

How to Counter Katarina with Xerath in LoL

The stats shown on this page feature some critical Xerath versus Katarina counter statistics that can help us appreciate the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Xerath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Katarina’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Xerath may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Katarina. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in assists.

Xerath normally has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his matchup does. Typically, he takes less damage than Katarina. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the champ with more HP has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Xerath and Katarina

Damage Types Compared

Xerath
Katarina
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Xerath
Katarina

Who is Better, Xerath or Katarina?

Both League champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Xerath usually fairs equally well when taking on Katarina, with a 49.0% win rate. Therefore, Xerath makes an ok counter to Katarina.

While Xerath does have a lower win rate than Katarina, when they face off with one another, Xerath also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging character to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Xerath into Katarinaas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Xerath also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Katarina. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Xerath vs Katarina matchups, Katarina is the better champion with a similar win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.

Xerath is a somewhat poor counter to Katarina. Focus your play on keeping up your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Xerath against Katarina.

Additional Information for Xerath Players

How We Calculated Our Xerath vs Katarina Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Katarina as Xerath, we analyzed 2,316 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 Katarina 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

To truly master Xerath in order to counter Katarina during both the lane 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 listen to the build and stats displayed here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Xerath typically picks up less CS compared to Katarina. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often 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 crucial items to use in your Xerath versus Katarina build consist of Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Horizon Focus. When Xerath combined at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better against Katarina than with many other common builds. In fact, Xerath had an average win rate of 49.0% when countering Katarina with this build.

To have the highest likelihood of defeating Katarina as Xerath, Xerath players should use 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 builds we have analyed for Xerath vs Katarina LoL games, this set of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 49.0% winrate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Katarina as Xerath are given for all skill levels, merged. To narrow the stats and builds to a particular skill level, you may use the selection menu earlier on the page.