Eye of Destruction will make landing Arcanopulse easier as the target will be slowed.
It's easier to land Arcanopulse on an enemy when they're moving toward or away from you, rather than side to side.
If you stun an enemy with Shocking Orb, follow up with a guaranteed center hit on Eye of Destruction.
Making Vladimir use Sanguine Pool at the start of a fight will maximize the Health cost of the ability to him.
Items that counter Health stacking, such as Liandry's Torment and Blade of the Ruined King, are very effective against Vladimir.
Try to take Vladimir down before Hemoplague detonates, as it will heal him for each afflicted enemy Champion.
The stat comparisons provided here show some critical Xerath vs. Vladimir counter stats that may help us explain the differences and similarities between the two. Xerath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Vladimir’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Xerath may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Vladimir. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in assists.
Xerath typically has a similar longest killing spree as his counter does. On average, he receives less damage than Vladimir. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Xerath usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Vladimir, with a 50.7% win rate. Thus, Xerath makes an ok counter to Vladimir.
While Xerath does have a higher winrate compared to Vladimir, when on opposite teams, Xerath also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more challenging champion to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Xerath into Vladimiras 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 CC and other utility, a similar amount to Vladimir. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Xerath vs Vladimir matchups, Xerath is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.
Xerath is a decent counter for Vladimir. Focus your strategy on keeping up your gold income and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Xerath against Vladimir.
To truly master Xerath in order to counter Vladimir during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Xerath on average picks up less CS compared to Vladimir. Champions who typically don't take much CS typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values shown here to do well.
The ideal items to use in your Xerath versus Vladimir build consist of Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shard of True Ice. When Xerath included at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better when fighting Vladimir than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Xerath had an average win rate of 50.7% battling Vladimir with this build.
To have the greatest likelihood of defeating Vladimir as Xerath, you should use the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Manaflow Band, and Gathering Storm runes from the Inspiration and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Xerath vs Vladimir clashes, this combo of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 50.7% win rate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Vladimir as Xerath are given for all skill levels combined. To narrow the stats and builds to an individual rank, you may use the selection menu earlier on the page.