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

Xerath vs Varus

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

based on 1,382 Xerath vs Varus matchups
Win Rate
55.9 %
K/D/A
3.06
Pick Rate
1.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked LoL rounds every week. In our database, Xerath battled Varus in 1382 rounds. Including so many matchups for Xerath vs Varus provides us faith in our ability to produce actionable statistics and a recommended build to obliterate your enemy. This pairing is somewhat rare. Xerath fights Varus in only 1.8% of his games.

Xerath vs Varus Matchup Summary

Xerath has done a great job of countering Varus. Normally, he wins a fantastic 55.9% of games the champions face off with each other in. In Xerath vs Varus rounds, Xerath’s side is 0.0% more probable to earn first blood, indicating that he probably will get first blood versus Varus.

Best Xerath vs Varus 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 TempestZhonya's HourglassHorizon Focus

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapShard of True IceShadowflame

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 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
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
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R
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Q
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W
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W
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Varus as Xerath

Tips for Playing as Xerath against Varus

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 Varus

If you are affected by Blight, Varus' abilities will deal extra damage to you.

When he gets a kill or assist, Varus temporarily gains Attack Speed and is much more dangerous.

You'll get bound in place if a tendril from Varus' ultimate, Chain of Corruption, reaches you. You can cause the tendril to die however by running far enough away from it.

Xerath vs Varus Counter Stats

Xerath Image
Win Rate
55.9 %
VS
Win Rate
44.1 %
Varus Image
5.7
< Kills >
7
5.2
< Deaths >
6.6
10.2
< Assists >
6.7
1.31
< Killing Sprees >
1.62
98
< Minions Killed >
166
0.09
< Dragons Killed >
0.25
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.48
560
< Physical Damage >
13,261
23,616
< Magic Damage >
6,690
1,074
< True Damage >
885
25,250
< Damage Dealt >
20,838
16,389
< Damage Taken >
21,415
11,128
< Gold Earned >
12,216
1.74
< Towers >
2.15
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
1,447
< Total Healing >
2,391
13,262
< Experience >
13,311
37
< Vision Score >
20
18
< Wards Placed >
9
185
< Time Dealing CC >
260

How to Counter Varus with Xerath in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here feature several vital Xerath against Varus counter stats that may help you realize the distinctions between this pair of champs. For instance, Xerath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Varus’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Xerath may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Varus..

Xerath typically has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his matchup does. Commonly, he receives less damage than Varus. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the champ with more HP has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Xerath and Varus

Damage Types Compared

Xerath
Varus
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Xerath
Varus

Who is Better, Xerath or Varus?

Both League champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Xerath usually wins when taking on Varus, with a 55.9% win rate. Thus, Xerath makes a fantastic counter to Varus.

While Xerath does have a much higher win rate than Varus, when on opposite teams, Xerath also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more challenging champ to pick up and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Xerath into Varusas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Xerath also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Varus. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Xerath vs Varus 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 allies during team fights.

Xerath is a great counter to Varus. Make sure you focus your strategy on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Xerath against Varus.

Additional Information for Xerath Players

How We Calculated Our Xerath vs Varus Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Varus as Xerath, we analyzed 1,382 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 Varus 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 in order to counter Varus during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats presented here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Xerath most often racks up less CS as Varus. Champions who typically don't acquire much CS usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The most important items to have in your Xerath versus Varus build include Luden's Tempest, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Horizon Focus. When Xerath included at least these three items in his build, he performed much better vs Varus than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Xerath had an average win rate of 55.9% when countering Varus with this counter build.

To have the best probability of crushing Varus 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. Of all the rune sets players used for Xerath vs Varus counterpicks, this sequence of runes yielded the best win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 55.9% win rate overall.

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