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Xerath
tier-4
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R

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Toughest Matchups:
Fizz
43.8%
Diana
44.6%
Zoe
46.0%
Zed
46.1%
Vel'Koz
46.7%
Twisted Fate
46.8%
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Summoner Spells

Starting Items

Doran's Ring
Health Potion
Warding Totem (Trinket)

Core Build Path: 53.26% Win Rate (4944 Games)

Lost Chapter
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Blasting Wand
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Luden's Echo
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Sorcerer's Shoes
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Oblivion Orb
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Blasting Wand
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Morellonomicon

Core Final Build: 53.26% Win Rate (1618 Games)

Luden's Echo
Sorcerer's Shoes
Morellonomicon
Mejai's Soulstealer
Rabadon's Deathcap
Void Staff

Runes: 48.67% Win Rate (2102 Games)

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Skill Order

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Damage Breakdown

95% AP

Win Rate
50.3%
(+0.7%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate
2.4%
(+0.2%)
vs last patch
Ban Rate
0.6%
(0.0%)
vs last patch

Playing against Xerath

Key Insights
Easily camped pre-6 by current meta junglers, especially if he doesn't have cleanse.
Skill shot based champion so put on your dancing shoes.
Don't let him auto you with his passive
P
as it grants more mana from champions than minions.
R
has 3 barrages at level 6, and it increases by 1 every time it's leveled up.
While
P
can grant him mana back, he needs blue buff to abuse his range and poke potenial. Try to deny him from getting blue buff as much as possible early game.
Power Spike
First 20% CDR item allows him to constantly poke.
Starts to really hurt from high range during his 3 and 4 item power spikes.
Luden's Echo
is a huge power spike for him early game, as it allows him to wave clear quickly and constantly poke.
At 3 items, any combination of
Luden's Echo
+
Rabadon's Deathcap
,
Morellonomicon
,
Void Staff
, or
Mejai's Soulstealer
, his long range poke will almost one shot targets or force them out of the fight
Vulnerable
Huge window to aggressively trade with him if he wastes
E
or if you dodge it.
Due to his lack of mobility and nature of his kit, he'll mostly likely be pushed up in lane and vulnerable to ganks.
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