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.
Eye of Destruction will make landing Arcanopulse easier as the target will be slowed.
The stats shown here emphasize several significant Xerath against Sett counter statistics that may help you explain the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Xerath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Sett’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Xerath may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Sett. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in assists.
Xerath often has a similar longest killing spree as his enemy does. Commonly, he receives less damage than Sett. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Xerath usually wins when playing against Sett, with a 52.0% win rate. As a result, Xerath makes a good counter to Sett.
While Xerath does have a higher winrate compared to Sett, when on opposite teams, Xerath also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult character to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Xerath into Settas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Xerath has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Sett. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Xerath vs Sett matchups, Xerath is the better champ with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.
Xerath is a decent counter to Sett. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Xerath against Sett.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Xerath to counter Sett during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips shown here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Xerath typically picks up less CS as Sett. Champions who on average don't earn many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values displayed here to do well.
The most important items to focus on in your Xerath versus Sett build consist of Rabadon's Deathcap, Zaz'Zak's Realmspike, and Stormsurge. When Xerath incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better vs Sett than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Xerath boasted an average win rate of 52.0% when playing against Sett with this counter build.
To have the greatest probability of defeating Sett 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 players picked for Xerath vs Sett matchups, this sequence of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 52.0% win rate overall.
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