Xerath AP Runes

Build Patch 14.14

Core Xerath Item Build Order

56.7% Win Rate (2,425 Games)
World Atlas

Starting

Luden's Companion

1st

Sorcerer's Shoes

2nd

Horizon Focus

3rd

Luden's Companion

4th

Horizon Focus

5th

Shadowflame

6th

World Atlas
Luden's Companion
Sorcerer's Shoes
Horizon Focus
Luden's Companion
Horizon Focus
Shadowflame

Core Xerath Item Build Path

Situational

Rabadon's Deathcap
Mejai's Soulstealer
Archangel's Staff
Liandry's Torment
Void Staff
Morellonomicon
Blackfire Torch

Summoner Spells

Flash
3,439 Games58%
1640 Games56%

Xerath Skill Order

0
Mana Surge

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Arcanopulse
Eye of Destruction
Shocking Orb
Rite of the Arcane

Xerath Guide

Learn Xerath with our Xerath guide. Learn about Xerath's strengths and Xerath's weaknesses, and harness key insights to optimize your playstyle. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to Xerath, our guide provides the tools you need to dominate the battlefield.
Key Insights
  • Xerath
    P
    restores double mana if the target is an enemy champion.
  • If
    Xerath
    Q
    ends and Xerath doesn't fire it, half of the mana cost is refunded.
  • Enemies hit by the center of
    Xerath
    W
    take 66.7% increased damage and are slowed by a greater amount.
  • Xerath
    W
    and
    Xerath
    R
    reveal their affected areas.
  • Xerath
    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.
  • Xerath
    W
    's slow can guarantee
    Xerath
    E
    's stun.
  • Excels with items that boost his ability power, mana sustain, and magic penetration.
Weaknesses
  • Completely immobile, leaving him vulnerable to ganks.
  • Needs to constantly land his skillshots or he'll have significantly lower damage output.
  • Xerath
    E
    is his engage tool but also a protection tool. He becomes much easier to collapse on without it.