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

Xerath vs Lee Sin

How to Beat Lee Sin as Xerath in LoL Lee Sin is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Lee Sin as Xerath

based on 2,135 Xerath vs Lee Sin matchups
Win Rate
57.3 %
K/D/A
2.94
Pick Rate
2.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter stats from the millions of recently rated League rounds that we evaluate every week. Our guide on how to beat Lee Sin as Xerath came out of an examination of 2135 ranked games where both champs faced one another. This pairing is fairly rare. Xerath has to counter Lee Sin in only 2.5% of his matches.

Xerath vs Lee Sin Matchup Summary

Xerath has done a great job of countering Lee Sin. Normally, he wins a fantastic 57.3% of matches the champions face off with one another in. In Xerath against Lee Sin rounds, Xerath’s team is 0.1% less likely to obtain first blood. This implies that he probably won't get first blood versus Lee Sin.

Best Xerath vs Lee Sin 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 DeathcapShard of True Ice

Optional Items

ShadowflameHorizon FocusZhonya'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 MagicRes
Xerath's passive ability p
Xerath q ability q
Xerath w ability w
Xerath e ability e
Xerath's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
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 Lee Sin as Xerath

Tips for Playing as Xerath against Lee Sin

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 Lee Sin

Stay spread out to minimize the impact of Lee Sin's ultimate, Dragon's Rage.

Lee Sin relies heavily on following up with his abilities. Use disables to prevent him from chaining together his abilities and attacks.

Lee Sin has powerful tools to combat physical damage in Iron Will and Cripple but he is still vulnerable to magic damage.

Xerath vs Lee Sin Counter Stats

Xerath Image
Win Rate
57.3 %
VS
Win Rate
42.7 %
Lee Sin Image
5.4
< Kills >
7
5.2
< Deaths >
6.4
9.9
< Assists >
7.9
1.21
< Killing Sprees >
1.63
93
< Minions Killed >
38
0.08
< Dragons Killed >
1.46
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.39
573
< Physical Damage >
12,499
21,451
< Magic Damage >
2,473
1,234
< True Damage >
800
23,259
< Damage Dealt >
15,773
15,114
< Damage Taken >
31,559
10,709
< Gold Earned >
11,433
1.72
< Towers >
1.44
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.29
1,160
< Total Healing >
8,904
12,448
< Experience >
12,971
37
< Vision Score >
23
17
< Wards Placed >
12
177
< Time Dealing CC >
393

How to Counter Lee Sin with Xerath in LoL

The stats shown on this page clarify several influential Xerath vs. Lee Sin counter statistics that can help you grasp the differences and similarities between this pair of champs. Xerath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Lee Sin’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Xerath may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Lee Sin..

Xerath usually has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his matchup does. On average, he receives less damage than Lee Sin. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the champ with more HP has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Xerath and Lee Sin

Damage Types Compared

Xerath
Lee Sin
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Xerath
Lee Sin

Who is Better, Xerath or Lee Sin?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Xerath usually wins when taking on Lee Sin, with a 57.3% win rate. Thus, Xerath makes a fantastic counter to Lee Sin.

While Xerath does have a much higher winrate than Lee Sin, when they face off with one another, Xerath also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more complex champion to pick up and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Xerath into Lee Sinas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Xerath has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Lee Sin. 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 Lee Sin matchups, Xerath is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.

Xerath is a great counter for Lee Sin. Make sure you focus your tactics on maximizing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Xerath against Lee Sin.

Additional Information for Xerath Players

How We Calculated Our Xerath vs Lee Sin Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Lee Sin as Xerath, we analyzed 2,135 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 Lee Sin 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 to counter Lee Sin 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 stats shown above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Xerath most often gets more CS relative to Lee Sin. Champs who typically don't take much CS often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions 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 surpass the numbers reported here to do well.

The ideal items to use in your Xerath versus Lee Sin build include Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shard of True Ice. When Xerath combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better when fighting Lee Sin than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Xerath boasted an average winrate of 57.3% when countering Lee Sin with this build.

To have the best likelihood of defeating Lee Sin as Xerath, you 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 combinations we have analyed for Xerath vs Lee Sin matchups, this sequence of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 57.3% winrate overall.

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