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

Xin Zhao vs Ahri

How to Beat Ahri as Xin Zhao in LoL Ahri is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Ahri as Xin Zhao

based on 1,626 Xin Zhao vs Ahri matchups
Win Rate
49.8 %
K/D/A
1.99
Pick Rate
5.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked LoL matches every week. In our dataset, Xin Zhao faced off against Ahri 1626 times. With so many matchups for Xin Zhao vs Ahri provides us a lot of faith in our ability to produce useful data and a recommended build to wreck Ahri. This particular champion pairing is fairly uncommon. Xin Zhao encounters Ahri in only 5.9% of his rounds.

Xin Zhao vs Ahri Matchup Summary

Xin Zhao has done a average job of countering Ahri. On average, he wins a acceptable 49.8% of matches the champions clash against one another in. In Xin Zhao vs Ahri games, Xin Zhao’s team is 0.1% more likely to obtain first blood, implying that he probably will be able to get first blood against Ahri.

Best Xin Zhao vs Ahri Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordIronspike Whip

Core Xin Zhao Items

~22 Mins
GoredrinkerSterak's GageDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Maw of MalmortiusBlade of The Ruined KingWit's EndThornmail

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Xin Zhao to level up w
>
Second ability for Xin Zhao to level up e
>
Last skill for Xin Zhao to max out q

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Inspiration Magical FootwearCosmic Insight
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Xin Zhao's passive ability p
Xin Zhao q ability q
Xin Zhao w ability w
Xin Zhao e ability e
Xin Zhao's ultimate ability r
1
E
2
Q
3
W
4
W
5
W
6
R
7
W
8
E
9
W
10
E
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R
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E
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E
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Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Ahri as Xin Zhao

Tips for Playing as Xin Zhao against Ahri

Xin Zhao is a great initiator to combat. Lead the front to start a fight and use your ultimate to do the most damage possible.

Try to position yourself so your ultimate's knockback is most effective.

Advice to Win Against Ahri

Ahri's survivability is dramatically reduced when her Ultimate, Spirit Rush, is down.

Stay behind minions to make Charm difficult to land, this will reduce Ahri's damage potential significantly.

Xin Zhao vs Ahri Counter Stats

Xin Zhao Image
Win Rate
49.8 %
VS
Win Rate
50.2 %
Ahri Image
6.2
< Kills >
6.3
6.7
< Deaths >
5.6
7.1
< Assists >
7.8
1.43
< Killing Sprees >
1.41
42
< Minions Killed >
148
1.42
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.47
13,370
< Physical Damage >
1,367
1,299
< Magic Damage >
12,691
970
< True Damage >
4,476
15,640
< Damage Dealt >
18,535
30,907
< Damage Taken >
18,631
11,086
< Gold Earned >
10,788
1.71
< Towers >
1.93
0.3
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
12,130
< Total Healing >
4,757
12,710
< Experience >
13,371
21
< Vision Score >
19
6
< Wards Placed >
9
416
< Time Dealing CC >
77

How to Counter Ahri with Xin Zhao in LoL

The stats shown on this page feature several critical Xin Zhao versus Ahri matchup statistics that may help us explain the differences and similarities between this set of champions. Xin Zhao’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Ahri’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Xin Zhao may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Ahri..

Xin Zhao normally has a similar longest kill spree as his matchup does. On average, he takes more damage than Ahri. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the champion with higher health has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Xin Zhao and Ahri

Damage Types Compared

Xin Zhao
Ahri
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Xin Zhao
Ahri

Who is Better, Xin Zhao or Ahri?

Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Xin Zhao usually fairs equally well when playing against Ahri, with a 49.8% win rate. Thus, Xin Zhao makes an ok counter to Ahri.

While Xin Zhao does have a lower win rate than Ahri, when they face off with one another, Xin Zhao also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less challenging character to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Xin Zhao into Ahri.

Additionally, Xin Zhao also has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Ahri. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Xin Zhao vs Ahri matchups, Ahri is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Xin Zhao is a somewhat poor counter to Ahri. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Xin Zhao against Ahri.

Additional Information for Xin Zhao Players

How We Calculated Our Xin Zhao vs Ahri Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Ahri as Xin Zhao, we analyzed 1,626 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 Ahri as Xin Zhao 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 Xin Zhao in order to counter Ahri during both the lane 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 stats presented here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Xin Zhao on average picks up a lot less CS as Ahri. Champions who on average don't acquire many minion kills often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The top items to focus on in your Xin Zhao versus Ahri build consist of Goredrinker, Sterak's Gage, and Death's Dance. When Xin Zhao included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better countering Ahri than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Xin Zhao had an average winrate of 49.8% when countering Ahri with this build.

To have the greatest likelihood of coming out on top against Ahri as Xin Zhao, you should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Magical Footwear, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the runes players used for Xin Zhao vs Ahri face-offs, this blending of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 49.8% winrate overall.

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