Xerath Build
C
Mid

Xerath Build

Mana Surge
Arcanopulse
Q
Eye of Destruction
W
Shocking Orb
E
Rite of the Arcane
R
Mage
Mage
0/2
Win/Loss
<1%
Pick Rate
<1%
Ban Rate

Matchups

Xerath is strong against
56%
55%
54%
54%
54%
Syndra
54%
Veigar
53%
Orianna
52%
LeBlanc
52%
Vex
52%
Azir
51%
Zoe
51%
Cassiopeia
51%
Sylas
51%
Akali
50%
Viktor
50%
Yone
50%
Vladimir
50%
Ahri
50%
Malzahar
49%
Xerath is weak against
Swain
43%
Qiyana
44%
Irelia
46%
Vel'Koz
46%
Ekko
47%
Fizz
48%
Katarina
48%
Yasuo
48%
Kassadin
48%
Akshan
49%
Anivia
49%
Zed
49%
Malzahar
49%
Ahri
50%
Vladimir
50%
Yone
50%
Viktor
50%
Akali
50%
Sylas
51%
Cassiopeia
51%

Early Xerath Build

Summoner Spells
FlashTeleport
59%
21
Flash
32%
12
Flash
3%
1
Starter Items
Doran's Ring
Health Potion
2
87%
31
4%
2
3%
1
Starter Trinket
Stealth Ward
100%
36
Item
First
Second
Luden's Tempest
88%
31
Liandry's Anguish
9%
3
Mejai's Soulstealer
1%
1

Xerath Item Build

Mythic Item
Luden's Tempest
88%
31
Liandry's Anguish
9%
3
1%
1
Item Buy Order
Two
Three
Luden's Tempest
Shadowflame
45%
13
Luden's Tempest
Void Staff
19%
6
Luden's Tempest
Horizon Focus
17%
5
Core Items
Luden's Tempest
87%
31
Void Staff
45%
16
Shadowflame
39%
14
Rabadon's Deathcap
32%
12
Horizon Focus
21%
8
Mejai's Soulstealer
18%
7
Liandry's Anguish
8%
3
Zhonya's Hourglass
7%
3
Crown of the Shattered Queen
1%
1
Final Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes
100%
33
Final Trinket
Farsight Alteration
76%
27
Stealth Ward
24%
9

Abilities

Spell Skill Priority
Arcanopulse
Q
Eye of Destruction
W
Shocking Orb
E
100%
36
Arcanopulse
Q
Eye of Destruction
W
Shocking Orb
E
Rite of the Arcane
R

Runes

Inspiration + Sorcery
1
2
3
Inspiration
Inspiration
Glacial Augment
Unsealed Spellbook
First Strike
Hextech Flashtraption
Magical Footwear
Perfect Timing
Future's Market
Minion Dematerializer
Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight
Approach Velocity
Time Warp Tonic
Sorcery
Sorcery
Nullifying Orb
Manaflow Band
Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence
Celerity
Absolute Focus
Scorch
Waterwalking
Gathering Storm
Offense
Offense
Offense
Offense
Flex
Flex
Defense
Flex
Flex

How to play Xerath

Xerath
Xerath – the Magus Ascendant – is based on our LoL Tier List on patch
12.14
a C-Tier Mid Mid champion. Based on ranked matches from summoners with a PLATINUM+ tier,
Xerath
Xerath has a win rate of
50.1%
, a pick rate of
2.5%
, a ban rate of
3.5%
and an average KDA Ratio of
0.0
, which shows that the
Mage
Mage is in a bad spot in the current meta of season 12. If you want to learn how to play Xerath on your matches, keep in mind that this champion is mechanically advanced to play in LoL. This Xerath guide will give you also an understanding on how to beat Xerath. Besides the upcoming Xerath Mid Build the position Support is a valid choice as well.

Pregame Build

In champion select you need to choose your

Xerath
Xerath runes and summoner spells. The best Xerath Mid Runes
12.14
are
Inspiration
Inspiration as the primary path and
Sorcery
Sorcery as the secondary path. The most supportive
Xerath
Xerath keystone rune is
First Strike
First Strike.
Flash
Flash and
Teleport
Teleport are the summoner spells, which fits this LoL Xerath Build the most.

Item Build on Xerath

The starter items for the best Xerath Build on patch

12.14
are
Doran's Ring
Doran's Ring,
Health Potion
Health Potion,
Health Potion
Health Potion, and a
Stealth Ward
Stealth Ward as the trinket. 84% of all Xerath Probuilds include
Luden's Tempest
Luden's Tempest as the favoured mythic item. As the game progresses, the most popular
Xerath
Xerath items are
Luden's Tempest
Luden's Tempest and
Shadowflame
Shadowflame.
Sorcerer's Shoes
Sorcerer's Shoes are the most bought
Xerath
Xerath boots by Pros. This Xerath Build will immensely increase your chances to gain LP and to climb the leaderboard in LoL.

Xerath Abilities

At the beginning of a match start to skill the ability

Arcanopulse
Arcanopulse on
Xerath
Xerath. As the match progresses, it is best to maximise
Arcanopulse
Arcanopulse into
Eye of Destruction
Eye of Destruction and at last
Shocking Orb
Shocking Orb.
Arcanopulse
Arcanopulse is a very strong ability of
Xerath
Xerath in order to build up a lead and dominate your opponents. The passive is called
Mana Surge
Mana Surge and there is no need to set it manually on a Xerath Build.

Select one of the abilities below in order to start a clip of the ability:
Mana Surge
Arcanopulse
Q
Eye of Destruction
W
Shocking Orb
E
Rite of the Arcane
R
Mana Surge

Xerath's basic attacks periodically restore Mana.

Biography

Xerath is an Ascended Magus of ancient Shurima, a being of arcane energy writhing in the broken shards of a magical sarcophagus. For millennia, he was trapped beneath the desert sands, but the rise of Shurima freed him from his ancient prison. Driven insane with power, he now seeks to take what he believes is rightfully his and replace the upstart civilizations of the world with one fashioned in his image.

Read Xerath's bio

Available Xerath Skins

Besides the Xerath build you can select a skin for Xerath. The best Xerath skins you can find below.

Explore

  • Short Story: Unbound **
    This was the moment.
  • Short Story: Bloodline by Graham McNeill
    Taliyah had almost forgotten how much she’d missed the furnace heat of Shurima – the sweat and crush of hundreds of people pushing, cursing, haggling and speaking with such passion and speed that outsiders often thought they were fighting.