Xerath vs Malzahar Counter Build

How to Beat Malzahar as Xerath

Summary

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked League of Legends rounds each week. Within our database, Xerath faced Malzahar in 16,548 rounds. Using so many games with Xerath vs Malzahar gives us a lot of faith in our capability to produce enlightening stats and a recommended build to destroy your rival.

This counter matchup is fairly rare. Xerath encounters Malzahar in only 2.7% of his rounds. Xerath has done a ok job of beating Malzahar. Typically, he wins a acceptable 50.0% of matches the champions face each other in. In Xerath against Malzahar matches, Xerath’s team is 2.0% more probable to earn first blood. This implies that he most likely will get first blood versus Malzahar.

Matchups Analyzed

16,548

Win Rate

50%

Team First Blood

52%

Best Xerath Items to Counter Malzahar

The best items to have in your Xerath versus Malzahar build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Void Staff, and Luden's Tempest. When Xerath combined at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better versus Malzahar than with most other common builds.

Rabadon's Deathcap Item Void Staff Item Luden's Tempest Item

Best Xerath Runes to Counter Malzahar

To have the highest chance of beating Malzahar as Xerath, Xerath players should take the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Absolute Focus, Scorch, Cheap Shot, and Eyeball Collection runes. Of all the runes we have analyed for Xerath vs Malzahar counterpicks, this mix of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. We have also shown the best Malzahar runes to fend off Xerath to help you grasp how he will probably be setup to try to beat your champ.

Best Xerath Runes

Arcane Comet Rune Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Absolute Focus Rune Absolute Focus
Scorch Rune Scorch
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection

Best Malzahar Runes

Arcane Comet Rune Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery

Stats

The following tables underscore several significant Xerath vs. Malzahar matchup statistics that may help us distinguish the differences and similarities between the pair. Xerath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 3.1 is better than Malzahar’s KDA ratio of 2.1, indicating that Xerath may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Malzahar.

Battle Stats

Kills

Xerath Stats
6.1 5
Malzahar Stats

Deaths

Xerath Stats
5 5.8
Malzahar Stats

Assists

Xerath Stats
9.3 7
Malzahar Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Xerath Stats
3.1 2.3
Malzahar Stats

Damage Dealt

Xerath Stats
22815 19139
Malzahar Stats

Damage Taken

Xerath Stats
13945 16742
Malzahar Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Xerath Stats
5.4 5.5
Malzahar Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Xerath Stats
0.9 1
Malzahar Stats

Dragons Killed

Xerath Stats
2.1 2
Malzahar Stats

Barons Killed

Xerath Stats
0.4 0.5
Malzahar Stats

Gold Earned

Xerath Stats
10407 11281
Malzahar Stats

Minions Killed

Xerath Stats
105 169
Malzahar Stats

Xerath usually has a much larger longest killing spree than his counter does. Commonly, Xerath takes a similar amount of damage to Malzahar. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

Xerath often takes many fewer minion kills than Malzahar. Champs who on average do not earn many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be effective. Instead, they are able to scale properly off of their skills and stats alone. However, champions with large amounts of CS, such as carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to pass the values displayed here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 16548 Xerath vs Malzahar 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 Malzahar 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.