Xerath·Support Counters

Mana SurgeP
Eye of DestructionW
Shocking OrbE
Rite of the ArcaneR
Win rate50.7%
Pick rate4.4%
Ban rate5.3%
Matches44 295-
Xerath Support has a 50.7% win rate and 4.4% pick rate in Emerald + and is currently ranked A tier. Based on our analysis of 44 295 matches, the best counters for Xerath Support are Taric, Sona, Zac, Soraka and Tahm Kench. On the other hand, Xerath Support counters Hwei, Senna, Ashe, Morgana and Alistar.
Xerath Top
Xerath Jungle
Xerath Mid
Xerath Bot
Xerath Support

Xerath matchups

Support Support  Patch 14.12

Xerath counter tips

General advice on how to play against Xerath
These champs are strong against Xerath at most phases of the game. They’re listed based on their win rate against Xerath.
Laning Against Xerath

Laning Against Xerath

Trade with Xerath when his Eye of DestructionW or Shocking OrbE is on cooldown. When he doesn’t have either of these abilities, he is vulnerable to attack.

Investing in sustain and early protection will help to deal with Xerath’s poke in lane. A Refillable Potion wouldn’t go amiss in this matchup.

For Utility Supports, take Relic Shield instead of Spellthief’s as it’s unlikely you’ll be able to stack this item effectively.

Strategy VS Xerath

Strategy VS Xerath

Xerath will often go to ward objectives alone. Try to ambush him and catch him out of position. Then use the numbers advantage to take the objective or start a team fight.

Do not let Xerath poke you down before a team fight occurs. Xerath’s goal is to delay a team fight for as long as possible while he pokes with his ArcanopulseQ and Eye of DestructionW. Don’t let him do this by engaging as soon as you can.

Xerath will try to stay in the backline- probably behind the ADC. In a team fight, try to flank and take him down at the start. This will make it easier for your team to win the team fight as he would not be able to poke you down.

Xerath Power Spikes

Xerath Power Spikes

Once Xerath is level 6 and unlocks his Ultimate Rite of the ArcaneR, he will have a lot of poke and extra damage. Do not over stay in lane post 6 as he might be able to snipe you.

Xerath is good in team fights as long as he is able to poke and harass with ArcanopulseQ before a fight starts. He is not very good in team fights if he is unable to poke beforehand. So, make sure you engage as soon as you spot him.

As Xerath will be building AP items even though he’s in the Support role, he has similar power spikes to Mid lane Xerath.