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Playstyle Builds

Pro Builds

  1. Vulcan

    Luden's Tempest

    vs

    Soraka
  2. Mikyx

    Luden's Tempest

    vs

    Thresh
  3. Life

    Luden's Tempest

    vs

    Karma
  4. Life

    Luden's Tempest

    vs

    Lulu
  5. Life

    Luden's Tempest

    vs

    Pyke
  6. Jinjiao

    Liandry's Anguish

    vs

    Heimerdinger

Core Build Order

Spellthief's Edge
Health Potion

Starting

Luden's Tempest
Lost ChapterBlasting Wand

1st

Sorcerer's Shoes
Boots

2nd

Shadowflame
Hextech AlternatorNeedlessly Large Rod

3rd

Horizon Focus
Hextech AlternatorFiendish Codex

4th

Zhonya's Hourglass
Seeker's ArmguardStopwatchFiendish Codex

5th

Mejai's Soulstealer
Dark Seal

6th

Spellthief's Edge
Health Potion

Starting

Luden's Tempest
Lost ChapterBlasting Wand

1st

Sorcerer's Shoes
Boots

2nd

Shadowflame
Hextech AlternatorNeedlessly Large Rod

3rd

Horizon Focus
Hextech AlternatorFiendish Codex

4th

Zhonya's Hourglass
Seeker's ArmguardStopwatchFiendish Codex

5th

Mejai's Soulstealer
Dark Seal

6th

Core Build Path

Lost Chapter
Blasting Wand
Luden's Tempest
Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes
Hextech Alternator
Needlessly Large Rod
Shadowflame

Summoner Spells

FlashExhaust

Starting Items

Spellthief's EdgeHealth PotionHealth Potion

Damage Breakdown

93% AP

Runes

PrecisionDominationSorceryInspirationResolve
Summon AeryArcane CometPhase Rush
Nullifying OrbManaflow BandNimbus Cloak
TranscendenceCelerityAbsolute Focus
ScorchWaterwalkingGathering Storm
PrecisionDominationInspirationResolve
Hextech FlashtraptionMagical FootwearPerfect Timing
Future's MarketMinion DematerializerBiscuit Delivery
Cosmic InsightApproach VelocityTime Warp Tonic
Mana Surge

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Arcanopulse

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Eye of Destruction

W

W

W

W

W

Shocking Orb

E

E

E

E

E

Rite of the Arcane

R

R

R

Skill Order

Q

W

E

Xerath's Matchups

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Xerath's Trends

Playing against Xerath

Key Insights
P
restores double mana if the target is an enemy champion.
If
Q
ends and Xerath doesn't fire it, half of the mana cost is refunded.
Enemies hit by the center of
W
take 66.7% increased damage and are slowed by a greater amount.
W
and
R
reveal their affected areas.
E
stuns for up to 2.25 seconds based on distance traveled.
Strengths
Excels at poking from a safe distance, especially before teamfights.
Has incredible scaling.
W
's slow can guarantee
E
's stun.
Synergizes well with
Luden's Tempest
,
Archangel's Staff
,
Horizon Focus
,
Shadowflame
,
Zhonya's Hourglass
, and
Rabadon's Deathcap
. Can opt for
Crown of the Shattered Queen
or
Liandry's Anguish
when needed.
Weaknesses
Completely immobile, leaving him vulnerable to ganks.
Needs to constantly land his skillshots or he'll have significantly lower damage output.
E
is his engage tool but also a protection tool. He becomes much easier to collapse on without it.