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.
The stat comparisons shown here clarify some important Xerath against Volibear counter statistics that can help you explain the differences between the pair. For instance, Xerath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Volibear’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Xerath may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Volibear..
Xerath normally has a similar longest killing spree as his counter does. On average, he takes less damage than Volibear. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the champion with more HP has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Xerath usually loses when trying to fight Volibear, with a 47.9% win rate. Therefore, Xerath makes a poor counter to Volibear.
While Xerath does have a lower win rate than Volibear, when they face off with one another, Xerath also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more difficult champ to develop with. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Xerath into Volibearas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Xerath has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Volibear. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Xerath vs Volibear matchups, Volibear is the better champ with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.
Xerath is a garbage counter for Volibear. Make sure you focus your gameplay on increasing your CS and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Xerath against Volibear.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Xerath to counter Volibear during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and tips presented here, you should grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Xerath typically picks up a similar amount of CS as Volibear. Champs who on average don't acquire much CS typically don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They 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 a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values displayed here to do well.
The best items to use in your Xerath versus Volibear build consist of Luden's Tempest, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Horizon Focus. When Xerath used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better vs. Volibear than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Xerath boasted an average winrate of 47.9% when playing against Volibear with this build.
To have the highest chance of annihilating Volibear as Xerath, you should equip the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Manaflow Band, and Gathering Storm runes from the Inspiration and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune builds players picked for Xerath vs Volibear counter picks, this mix of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 47.9% winrate overall.
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