Late game monster if her team peels for her. She will want to farm early on and try to get some kills early on which will allow her to snowball easily.
Her W does deceptively high damage early on, especially when paired with Rakan. This ability when combined with her Q, E, and a heavy CC Support, can allow her to get a huge lead in the lane.
Her Ultimate R can allow her to escape situations in which other ADCs may not survive. This also gives her the agency to root the entire enemy team with a cheeky usage of her Flash and E.
Very immobile during the entirety of the game and can be shut down early on. She is very prone to ganks as well.
Her E forms a vital part of her kit. Once that ability is down, the enemy can all-in her with ease and secure a kill on her.
She is very vulnerable once her Ultimate R is down. She can be focused down by CC as well as assassins at that point, so she is forced to play defensively while the Ultimate R is down.
0 - 15 min
Play safe for the first few levels. You need time to come online and you shouldn’t be fighting unless you have a clear early advantage.
After destroying the bottom lane tower, rotate to the mid lane and try to take that tower. This will open up the map and give your team a gold lead.
Once you have a few levels under your belt, you can start to play aggressive and look for aggressive plays. You benefit from extended trades, so try to go for them frequently.
15 - 25 min
Try and stick with your Support throughout the mid-game. You’re quite vulnerable and easy to kill if you’re on your own. By staying with your Support, your survivability will increase.
Continue picking up farm in the side lanes when no team fights are occurring, but spend as little time away from your team. You need gold and XP to buy items and if you fall behind, it will be unlikely that you’ll be able to dish out damage in fights.
Look for picks with your Support/Jungler to get kills and increase your lead. If you kill a key target, you could make the call for Baron.
Just like in the mid-game, you should stick with your Support throughout the later parts of the game. Do not go around the map alone as you will die easily.
Do not play super aggressive in team fights. Just kite and auto-attack the nearest enemy champion. If you walk too far forward, the enemy will focus you and take you down.
Continue to kite in team fights and consistently adapt your positioning. Avoid standing still in fights as you’ll be an easy target.
Her first item component will increase her dueling and survivability significantly. Her ability to dish out damage in the lane will also increase significantly.
Each point in her E will allow her to deal a lot more damage to her enemies. Her daggers will hurt a lot and will easily catch enemies off-guard.
Once she gets level six, she will deal a lot of damage to her enemies. She will also be able to self-peel, and combined with her Flash and E, she can catch many people off-guard.
Once she has 2 points in her Ultimate R, she will be able to burst down enemies quickly, and she will also be able to use it frequently to keep her safe.
Her first ability will be maxed out at level 9. This will significantly boost her damage and will let her one-shot squishies if they are not careful about her E.
Xayah is really decent during team fights as she can dish out tons of consistent damage with her W and E. She just needs to position herself well.
Three points in her Ultimate R will give her a huge power spike. The ability will be up frequently, allowing her to use it defensively to get away from bad situations.
Her life steal combined with her damage during the late game will make her really good in team fights. She will just need to maintain proper positioning and use her E at the right time.
She will have multiple items during this phase of the game. It will allow her to dish out tons of damage. Prolonged team fights will see her winning them, but Xayah will definitely need some peel.