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

Xerath vs Xin Zhao

How to Beat Xin Zhao as Xerath in LoL Xin Zhao is in the b tier of champions
Mage
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How to Beat Xin Zhao as Xerath

based on 925 Xerath vs Xin Zhao matchups
Win Rate
53.4 %
K/D/A
3
Pick Rate
1.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of recently ranked League of Legends rounds each and every week. Within our database, Xerath faced Xin Zhao 925 times. Including so many games with Xerath vs Xin Zhao gives us confidence in our capacity to provide useful statistics and a recommended build to defeat your opponent. This matchup is relatively rare. Xerath fights Xin Zhao in only 1.2% of his rounds.

Xerath vs Xin Zhao Matchup Summary

Xerath has done a good job of countering Xin Zhao. Normally, he wins a fantastic 53.4% of games the champs clash against each other in. In Xerath versus Xin Zhao matches, Xerath’s team is 0.1% less likely to gain first blood. This implies that he probably won't be able to get first blood versus Xin Zhao.

Best Xerath vs Xin Zhao Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Sapphire CrystalAmplifying Tome

Core Xerath Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestZhonya's HourglassShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapHorizon FocusShadowflame

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 BandScorch
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
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W
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Q
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Q
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R
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Guide to Countering Xin Zhao as Xerath

Tips for Playing as Xerath against Xin Zhao

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 Xin Zhao

Xin Zhao relies heavily on his Three Talon Strikes for damage and cooldown resets, so preventing him from finishing his combo will have a dramatic effect.

Xin Zhao is a powerful initiator with both his charge and ultimate dealing damage to all units around him. Try having your team stay spread out until he's used his ultimate.

Xerath vs Xin Zhao Counter Stats

Xerath Image
Win Rate
53.4 %
VS
Win Rate
46.6 %
Xin Zhao Image
5.2
< Kills >
6.7
5.1
< Deaths >
6.6
10.1
< Assists >
7
1.13
< Killing Sprees >
1.54
87
< Minions Killed >
50
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
1.27
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.45
548
< Physical Damage >
15,906
21,082
< Magic Damage >
1,507
963
< True Damage >
1,166
22,594
< Damage Dealt >
18,580
14,571
< Damage Taken >
32,682
10,301
< Gold Earned >
11,448
1.67
< Towers >
1.68
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.28
1,211
< Total Healing >
14,093
12,182
< Experience >
12,977
35
< Vision Score >
21
17
< Wards Placed >
6
177
< Time Dealing CC >
418

How to Counter Xin Zhao with Xerath in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here emphasize some strategic Xerath against Xin Zhao counter statistics that can help us figure out the differences between this pair of champions. As an example, Xerath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Xin Zhao’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Xerath may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Xin Zhao..

Xerath typically has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his foe does. On average, he takes less damage than Xin Zhao. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also hint that the champion with higher health has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Xerath and Xin Zhao

Damage Types Compared

Xerath
Xin Zhao
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Xerath
Xin Zhao

Who is Better, Xerath or Xin Zhao?

Both League champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Xerath usually wins when taking on Xin Zhao, with a 53.4% win rate. Thus, Xerath makes a great counter for Xin Zhao.

While Xerath does have a higher winrate compared to Xin Zhao, when they face off with one another, Xerath also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more challenging champion to learn and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Xerath into Xin Zhaoas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Xerath also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Xin Zhao. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Xerath vs Xin Zhao matchups, Xerath is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Xerath is a great counter to Xin Zhao. You will do well by focussing your play on increasing your CS and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Xerath against Xin Zhao.

Additional Information for Xerath Players

How We Calculated Our Xerath vs Xin Zhao Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Xin Zhao as Xerath, we analyzed 925 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 Xin Zhao 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 in order to counter Xin Zhao during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions presented above, you should grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Xerath most often picks up more CS compared to Xin Zhao. Champs who on average don't earn much CS often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values reported on this page to do well.

The ideal items to have in your Xerath versus Xin Zhao build include Luden's Tempest, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shard of True Ice. When Xerath used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better versus Xin Zhao than with many other common item sets. In fact, Xerath had an average win rate of 53.4% battling Xin Zhao with this build.

To have the highest likelihood of coming out on top against Xin Zhao as Xerath, you should use the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Manaflow Band, and Scorch runes from the Inspiration and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players used for Xerath vs Xin Zhao LoL games, this composite of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 53.4% win rate overall.

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