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

Xerath vs Maokai

How to Beat Maokai as Xerath in LoL Maokai is in the s tier of champions
Mage
Tank Mage

How to Beat Maokai as Xerath

based on 866 Xerath vs Maokai matchups
Win Rate
48.7 %
K/D/A
2.81
Pick Rate
1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter stats from the millions of ranked LoL matches that we get from Riot Games each and every week. This guide on how to beat Maokai as Xerath came out of an analysis of 866 ranked games where both champs battled each other. This particular champ matchup is fairly rare. Xerath has to counter Maokai in only 1.0% of his rounds.

Xerath vs Maokai Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Xerath does a below average job of countering Maokai. Normally, he wins a acceptable 48.7% of the time the champs face each other in. In Xerath against Maokai games, Xerath’s side is 0.0% more expected to get first blood. This implies that he most likely will get first blood versus Maokai.

Best Xerath vs Maokai Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeLost Chapter

Core Xerath Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestZhonya's HourglassHorizon Focus

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapShadowflameShard 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
1
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 Maokai as Xerath

Tips for Playing as Xerath against Maokai

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 Maokai

The cooldown on Maokai's self healing is heavily gated on how many time you hit him with spells. Careful about wasting abilities on him.

Maokai will avoid taking damage while he's using Twisted Advance, so don't waste your spells.

Saplings will chase the first enemy that gets too close, but detonate after a few seconds or if they collide with other enemies. Be especially careful around brush sapling, as they are much more dangerous.

Xerath vs Maokai Counter Stats

Xerath Image
Win Rate
48.7 %
VS
Win Rate
51.3 %
Maokai Image
5.3
< Kills >
2.8
5.4
< Deaths >
6.3
9.9
< Assists >
11
1.19
< Killing Sprees >
0.54
94
< Minions Killed >
49
0.09
< Dragons Killed >
0.11
0.39
< Inhibitors >
0.38
606
< Physical Damage >
1,392
22,318
< Magic Damage >
14,776
1,040
< True Damage >
1,012
23,965
< Damage Dealt >
17,181
16,327
< Damage Taken >
26,315
10,799
< Gold Earned >
8,819
1.45
< Towers >
1.21
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
1,307
< Total Healing >
6,830
12,778
< Experience >
11,402
37
< Vision Score >
41
18
< Wards Placed >
18
180
< Time Dealing CC >
392

How to Counter Maokai with Xerath in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here highlight several critical Xerath against Maokai counter statistics that can help you distinguish the differences between the pair. As an example, Xerath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Maokai’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Xerath may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Maokai..

Xerath normally has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his enemy does. On average, he receives less damage than Maokai. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also illustrate that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Xerath and Maokai

Damage Types Compared

Xerath
Maokai
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Xerath
Maokai

Who is Better, Xerath or Maokai?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Xerath usually loses when playing against Maokai, with a 48.7% win rate. Thus, Xerath makes a bad counter to Maokai.

While Xerath does have a lower winrate compared to Maokai, when on opposite teams, Xerath also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging champ to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Xerath into Maokaias his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

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

While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Xerath vs Maokai matchups, Maokai is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Xerath is a somewhat poor counter for Maokai. You will do well by focussing your actions on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Xerath against Maokai.

Additional Information for Xerath Players

How We Calculated Our Xerath vs Maokai Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Maokai as Xerath, we analyzed 866 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 Maokai 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 truly master Xerath to counter Maokai during both the laning 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 suggestions displayed here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Xerath typically gets more CS relative to Maokai. Champions who on average don't earn much CS typically don't have to have 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 large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers shown here to do well.

The top items to have in your Xerath versus Maokai build include Luden's Tempest, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Horizon Focus. When Xerath combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better countering Maokai than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Xerath boasted an average win rate of 48.7% when countering Maokai with this counter build.

To have the best chance of defeating Maokai as Xerath, Xerath players should equip 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 that we analyzed for Xerath vs Maokai counterpicks, this order of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 48.7% win rate overall.

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