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

Xerath vs Volibear

How to Beat Volibear as Xerath in LoL Volibear is in the b tier of champions
Mage
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Volibear as Xerath

based on 3,674 Xerath vs Volibear matchups
Win Rate
47.9 %
K/D/A
2.68
Pick Rate
6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our counter stats from the millions of rated League of Legends games that we get from Riot Games each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Volibear as Xerath came out of an evaluation of 3674 ranked matches where both champs clashed against one another. This matchup is somewhat uncommon. Xerath has to counter Volibear in only 6.0% of his rounds.

Xerath vs Volibear Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Xerath does a poor job of countering Volibear. On average, he wins a lowly 47.9% of games the champions face each other in. In Xerath versus Volibear matches, Xerath’s team is 0.1% less expected to obtain first blood. This indicates that he probably won't get first blood versus Volibear.

Best Xerath vs Volibear 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 DeathcapShadowflameVoid StaffShard of True Ice

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash 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 BandGathering Storm
Adaptive Adaptive HealthScaling
Xerath's passive ability p
Xerath q ability q
Xerath w ability w
Xerath e ability e
Xerath's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
8
W
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Q
10
W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Volibear as Xerath

Tips for Playing as Xerath against Volibear

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.

Xerath vs Volibear Counter Stats

Xerath Image
Win Rate
47.9 %
VS
Win Rate
52.1 %
Volibear Image
5.5
< Kills >
6.2
5.6
< Deaths >
5.8
9.5
< Assists >
7.4
1.25
< Killing Sprees >
1.43
92
< Minions Killed >
75
0.1
< Dragons Killed >
1.2
0.4
< Inhibitors >
0.51
493
< Physical Damage >
9,353
21,136
< Magic Damage >
5,601
877
< True Damage >
1,271
22,506
< Damage Dealt >
16,227
14,099
< Damage Taken >
31,227
10,588
< Gold Earned >
11,475
1.53
< Towers >
2.14
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.25
1,044
< Total Healing >
8,229
12,450
< Experience >
13,747
35
< Vision Score >
20
17
< Wards Placed >
6
169
< Time Dealing CC >
436

How to Counter Volibear with Xerath in LoL

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.

Differences between Xerath and Volibear

Damage Types Compared

Xerath
Volibear
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Xerath
Volibear

Who is Better, Xerath or Volibear?

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.

Additional Information for Xerath Players

How We Calculated Our Xerath vs Volibear Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Volibear as Xerath, we analyzed 3,674 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 Volibear 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 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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