Holy – Xerath Support is doing pretty well! Did you know that this pick has a 2.36% pick rate? How to build and play “this thing”? Check it out and play!

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HAHA! Unexpected and random Xerath gameplay on support!

Introduction – how to build it?


  • 1st level: Q, W, E
  • Then R > Q > W > E


  • Flash + Exhaust

Starting items

  • Spellthief’s Edge + Health Potions


  • Eye of the Watchers, Sorcerer’s Shoes, Morellonomicon, Luden’s Echo, Void Staff, Rabaddon’s Deathcap


Main Tree: Sorcery

  • Arcane Comet: The perfect skill for Xerath – literally free damage from a very likely skill hit.
  • Manaflow Band: Best rune of this tier – free skill cast? Sweet! Extra sustain? Sweet!
  • Absolute Focus: This selection can be replaced by Transcendence – it all depends on your playstyle.
  • Scorch: Strongest choice for Xerath.

Secondary Tree: Inspiration

  • Magical Footwear: It or Stopwatch – it all depends (again) on your play style.
  • Cosmic Insight: A useful rune, 5% is always nice.

Why does it work?

  • High lane damage

Early Xeratha is very strong due to its damage. If we combine it with, for example, MF, we get a combo that can literally win the game early.

  • Better mana management

Manaflow allows for better mana management – because it is much easier to poke opponents if we are not limited by mana.

  • More rune pokes

Arcane Comet + Absolute Focus + Scorch – Remember these runes because they allow Xerath to deal damage. i.e. a lot of damage – enough to be considered a good / not bad pick. Hitting opposing supports? Izi. Poke the opposite, non-mobile ADC? Pfft, simple.

What might not work?

  • Weak to all-ins

Leona or Taric can easily bring Xerath to the ground – one failed stun of our mage and this pair of supports can make Xerath incredibly vulnerable to enemy attacks.

  • He has to snowball

The problem of characters that are strong in the early – Xerath Support has to snowball opponents in the bot early, so that he can then oppose, for example, Kayn or Rengar (who normally … kill him and that’s it for fun).


With this build, Xerath works great as a damage-focused character – he was strong before, but now he’s gained even more with the new runes. He has a nice synergy with the marksman meta, but assassins and all-in characters hurt him a lot.

Expected place in tiers – Tier 2