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

Xerath vs Sona

How to Beat Sona as Xerath in LoL Sona is in the a tier of champions
Mage
Support Mage

How to Beat Sona as Xerath

based on 1,915 Xerath vs Sona matchups
Win Rate
48.1 %
K/D/A
2.94
Pick Rate
2.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of recently ranked League rounds every week. Within our dataset, Xerath faced Sona 1915 times. With so many matchups for Xerath versus Sona gives us a lot of confidence in our capability to provide actionable stats and a solid build to wreck your opposition. This particular champion pairing is relatively rare. Xerath is forced to battle against Sona in only 2.4% of his matches.

Xerath vs Sona Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Xerath does a dismal job of beating Sona. Typically, he wins a lowly 48.1% of games the champs battle one another in. In Xerath against Sona rounds, Xerath’s team is 0.0% more probable to get first blood. This implies that he most likely will get first blood versus Sona.

Best Xerath vs Sona Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Blasting WandAmplifying Tome

Core Xerath Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestShard of True IceShadowflame

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapHorizon FocusZhonya's Hourglass

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 BandTranscendence
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
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
4
Q
5
Q
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R
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Q
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R

Guide to Countering Sona as Xerath

Tips for Playing as Xerath against Sona

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.

If you stun an enemy with Shocking Orb, follow up with a guaranteed center hit on Eye of Destruction.

Advice to Win Against Sona

Spread out when you see Sona so she can't make your entire team dance.

Kill Sona first, as she will heal up her team if left alone for too long.

Xerath vs Sona Counter Stats

Xerath Image
Win Rate
48.1 %
VS
Win Rate
51.9 %
Sona Image
4.8
< Kills >
2
4.8
< Deaths >
5.4
9.3
< Assists >
13.7
1.09
< Killing Sprees >
0.38
88
< Minions Killed >
16
0.07
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.45
< Inhibitors >
0.61
559
< Physical Damage >
1,398
21,697
< Magic Damage >
6,586
885
< True Damage >
359
23,142
< Damage Dealt >
8,345
14,500
< Damage Taken >
18,045
10,238
< Gold Earned >
7,985
1.64
< Towers >
2.33
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
1,181
< Total Healing >
14,398
11,971
< Experience >
10,497
37
< Vision Score >
48
17
< Wards Placed >
22
180
< Time Dealing CC >
35

How to Counter Sona with Xerath in LoL

The stats provided here show some critical Xerath versus Sona matchup statistics that may help you grasp the distinctions between the pair. Xerath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Sona’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Xerath may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Sona..

Xerath typically has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his opponent does. On average, he takes less damage than Sona. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the champ with increased health has less agility and thus is unable to escape further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Xerath and Sona

Damage Types Compared

Xerath
Sona
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Xerath
Sona

Who is Better, Xerath or Sona?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Xerath usually loses when taking on Sona, with a 48.1% win rate. Therefore, Xerath makes a poor counter for Sona.

While Xerath does have a lower win rate compared to Sona, when they face off with one another, Xerath also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult champion to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Xerath into Sonaas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Xerath also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Sona. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

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

Xerath is a somewhat poor counter to Sona. You will do well by focussing your play on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Xerath against Sona.

Additional Information for Xerath Players

How We Calculated Our Xerath vs Sona Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Sona as Xerath, we analyzed 1,915 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 Sona 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 learn all of the intricacies of Xerath to counter Sona during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions displayed here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Xerath usually picks up much more CS relative to Sona. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills often don't need 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 large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The best items to use in your Xerath versus Sona build consist of Luden's Tempest, Shard of True Ice, and Shadowflame. When Xerath used at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better when fighting Sona than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Xerath had an average winrate of 48.1% battling Sona with this counter build.

To have the greatest probability of crushing Sona as Xerath, you should use the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Manaflow Band, and Transcendence runes from the Inspiration and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the runes players chose for Xerath vs Sona counterpicks, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 48.1% win rate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Sona as Xerath are given for all skill levels, merged. If you want to filter the statistics and builds to a particular rank, you can use the selection menu located at the top of this page.