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

Xerath vs Zoe

How to Beat Zoe as Xerath in LoL Zoe is in the a tier of champions
Mage
Mage Support

How to Beat Zoe as Xerath

based on 892 Xerath vs Zoe matchups
Win Rate
50.2 %
K/D/A
2.71
Pick Rate
1.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of recently ranked LoL rounds each week. Within our dataset, Xerath engaged Zoe 892 times. Having so many matchups for Xerath versus Zoe provides us a lot of confidence in our capability to prepare useful statistics and a solid build to destroy Zoe. This particular counter pairing is fairly rare. Xerath encounters Zoe in only 1.4% of his games.

Xerath vs Zoe Matchup Summary

Xerath has done a average job of beating Zoe. Normally, he wins a acceptable 50.2% of the time the champions battle each other in. In Xerath versus Zoe matches, Xerath’s team is 0.1% less expected to gain first blood, indicating that he probably won't get first blood versus Zoe.

Best Xerath vs Zoe Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsAmplifying Tome

Core Xerath Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestShard of True IceHorizon Focus

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapShadowflameZhonya's Hourglass

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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E
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Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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Guide to Countering Zoe as Xerath

Tips for Playing as Xerath against Zoe

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 Zoe

Zoe's Paddle Star deals more damage the further it has flown.

Zoe must return to her starting point after casting Portal Jump, making her vulnerable to a counterattack.

Sleepy Trouble Bubble travels further over walls. Stop Zoe from hiding in fog of war to prevent her from setting the spell up.

Xerath vs Zoe Counter Stats

Xerath Image
Win Rate
50.2 %
VS
Win Rate
49.8 %
Zoe Image
5.3
< Kills >
6.7
5.6
< Deaths >
5.9
9.9
< Assists >
7.5
1.18
< Killing Sprees >
1.51
87
< Minions Killed >
138
0.08
< Dragons Killed >
0.1
0.37
< Inhibitors >
0.42
536
< Physical Damage >
1,699
21,494
< Magic Damage >
17,830
906
< True Damage >
3,360
22,937
< Damage Dealt >
22,890
16,122
< Damage Taken >
20,276
10,611
< Gold Earned >
11,185
1.5
< Towers >
1.6
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
1,367
< Total Healing >
2,475
12,423
< Experience >
13,510
40
< Vision Score >
24
19
< Wards Placed >
11
169
< Time Dealing CC >
134

How to Counter Zoe with Xerath in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here highlight several valuable Xerath versus Zoe matchup stats that may help us figure out the differences between this pair of champions. Xerath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Zoe’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Xerath may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Zoe..

Xerath often has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his opponent does. On average, he receives less damage than Zoe. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the champ with higher HP has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Xerath and Zoe

Damage Types Compared

Xerath
Zoe
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Xerath
Zoe

Who is Better, Xerath or Zoe?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Xerath usually fairs equally well when facing off against Zoe, with a 50.2% win rate. Thus, Xerath makes an ok counter to Zoe.

While Xerath does have a higher winrate than Zoe, when facing one another, Xerath also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more difficult character to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Xerath into Zoeas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Xerath also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Zoe. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Xerath vs Zoe matchups, Xerath is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Xerath is a decent counter for Zoe. Focus your tactics on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Xerath against Zoe.

Additional Information for Xerath Players

How We Calculated Our Xerath vs Zoe Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zoe as Xerath, we analyzed 892 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 Zoe 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 Zoe during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Xerath often gets less CS as Zoe. Champions who on average don't acquire many minion kills often don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers shown here to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Xerath versus Zoe build include Luden's Tempest, Shard of True Ice, and Horizon Focus. When Xerath bought at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better countering Zoe than with most other typical builds. In fact, Xerath had an average win rate of 50.2% battling Zoe with this counter build.

To have the best probability of annihilating Zoe as Xerath, Xerath players 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 combinations we have analyed for Xerath vs Zoe matchups, this combination of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 50.2% win rate overall.

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