Xerath vs Nocturne Counter Build

How to Beat Nocturne as Xerath


We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of ranked League matches each and every week. Within our dataset, Xerath engaged Nocturne 9,332 times. Having so many games with Xerath versus Nocturne gives us a lot of confidence in our ability to provide actionable data and a supported build to wreck your rival.

This pairing is somewhat rare. Xerath fights Nocturne in only 2.1% of his games. Xerath has done a average job of countering Nocturne. Normally, Xerath wins a acceptable 50.0% of matches the champions battle one another in. In Xerath versus Nocturne matches, Xerath’s team is 1.0% less likely to get first blood, indicating that he probably won't be able to get first blood versus Nocturne.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Xerath Items to Counter Nocturne

The most important items to have in your Xerath versus Nocturne build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Horizon Focus, and Luden's Tempest. When Xerath incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better against Nocturne than with most other common builds.

Rabadon's Deathcap Item Horizon Focus Item Luden's Tempest Item

Best Xerath Runes to Counter Nocturne

To have the best chance of defeating Nocturne as Xerath, you should use the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Absolute Focus, Scorch, Cheap Shot, and Eyeball Collection runes. Out of all the runes players chose for Xerath vs Nocturne fights, this composite of runes yielded the greatest win rate. We have also shown the top Nocturne runes to counterpick against Xerath to help you interpret how he will probably be setup against 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 Nocturne Runes

Electrocute Rune Electrocute
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity


The subsequent tables emphasize some valuable Xerath against Nocturne counter statistics that may help you interpret the differences and similarities between the pair. Xerath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.5 is better than Nocturne’s ratio of 2.2, showing that Xerath may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Nocturne.

Battle Stats


Xerath Stats
5.8 8.3
Nocturne Stats


Xerath Stats
6 6.7
Nocturne Stats


Xerath Stats
9.2 6.2
Nocturne Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Xerath Stats
2.7 3.5
Nocturne Stats

Damage Dealt

Xerath Stats
21264 17291
Nocturne Stats

Damage Taken

Xerath Stats
14537 29495
Nocturne Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Xerath Stats
5.2 5.4
Nocturne Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Xerath Stats
0.9 1
Nocturne Stats

Dragons Killed

Xerath Stats
2 2
Nocturne Stats

Barons Killed

Xerath Stats
0.4 0.4
Nocturne Stats

Gold Earned

Xerath Stats
10035 11900
Nocturne Stats

Minions Killed

Xerath Stats
92 54
Nocturne Stats

Xerath usually has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his opponent does. Commonly, Xerath receives less damage than Nocturne. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the champion with more health has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Xerath commonly tallies a bit more CS than Nocturne. Champions that don't amass many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be useful. They are capable of scaling adequately off their abilities alone. However, champions with plenty of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of items to be useful. In either situation, work to pass the averages displayed here to do well.

By default, Xerath vs Nocturne tips, stats, and build recommendations are shown for every ranked division. If you would like to narrow the statistics and builds to a particular division, you should use the selection menu menu earlier on the page.

How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 9332 Xerath vs Nocturne 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 Nocturne 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.