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

Xerath vs Ryze

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

based on 584 Xerath vs Ryze matchups
Win Rate
57.7 %
K/D/A
3.35
Pick Rate
0.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of recently ranked LoL games each week. In our data, Xerath faced off against Ryze 584 times. With so many games with Xerath vs Ryze provides us faith in our capability to provide informative statistics and a recommended build to crush Ryze. This matchup is relatively rare. Xerath has to counter Ryze in only 0.8% of his games.

Xerath vs Ryze Matchup Summary

Xerath has done a great job of countering Ryze. Normally, he wins a fantastic 57.7% of the time the champs face one another in. In Xerath against Ryze games, Xerath’s team is 0.0% more expected to get first blood, indicating that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Ryze.

Best Xerath vs Ryze Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsAmplifying Tome

Core Xerath Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestZhonya's HourglassShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapShadowflameHorizon Focus

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerbarrier 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
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W
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E
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Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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Guide to Countering Ryze as Xerath

Tips for Playing as Xerath against Ryze

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 Ryze

Crowd controlling Ryze during Realm Warp's windup will cancel the portal.

Ryze is especially dangerous to opponents that are marked with Flux.

Use Realm Warp's windup time to figure out how to deal with what may be coming out of the portal.

Xerath vs Ryze Counter Stats

Xerath Image
Win Rate
57.7 %
VS
Win Rate
42.3 %
Ryze Image
5.9
< Kills >
4.9
4.8
< Deaths >
6
10.2
< Assists >
6.5
1.31
< Killing Sprees >
1.14
103
< Minions Killed >
178
0.08
< Dragons Killed >
0.14
0.54
< Inhibitors >
0.38
630
< Physical Damage >
914
23,512
< Magic Damage >
17,759
1,076
< True Damage >
517
25,220
< Damage Dealt >
19,192
15,408
< Damage Taken >
26,441
11,140
< Gold Earned >
11,601
1.91
< Towers >
1.7
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
1,287
< Total Healing >
3,163
13,103
< Experience >
14,645
37
< Vision Score >
21
17
< Wards Placed >
10
184
< Time Dealing CC >
143

How to Counter Ryze with Xerath in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here emphasize some vital Xerath versus Ryze matchup statistics that can help you distinguish the distinctions between these two champs. For instance, Xerath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Ryze’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Xerath may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Ryze..

Xerath usually has a similar longest kill spree as his enemy does. On average, he receives less damage than Ryze. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the champ with increased HP has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Xerath and Ryze

Damage Types Compared

Xerath
Ryze
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Xerath
Ryze

Who is Better, Xerath or Ryze?

Both League champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Xerath usually wins when taking on Ryze, with a 57.7% win rate. Therefore, Xerath makes a fantastic counter for Ryze.

While Xerath does have a much higher winrate than Ryze, when they face off with one another, Xerath also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more difficult champion to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Xerath into Ryzeas his relative depth means that 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 Ryze. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Xerath vs Ryze matchups, Xerath is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.

Xerath is a great counter for Ryze. Focus your strategy on keeping up your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Xerath against Ryze.

Additional Information for Xerath Players

How We Calculated Our Xerath vs Ryze Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Ryze as Xerath, we analyzed 584 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 Ryze 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 Ryze during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats shown above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Xerath most often racks up less CS compared to Ryze. Champions who on average don't get much CS often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The top items to use in your Xerath versus Ryze build include Luden's Tempest, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shard of True Ice. When Xerath included at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better when fighting Ryze than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Xerath had an average winrate of 57.7% when playing against Ryze with these items in his kit.

To have the best chance of beating Ryze 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. Out of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Xerath vs Ryze face-offs, this mix of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 57.7% win rate overall.

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