Beagle's ULTIMATE Masters Xayah Guide
You should be abusing Xayah to climb!
August 1st, 2022 ⸱ 13 min read
Hey y'all! I go by Beagle. I'm a current High Diamond ADC main.
for me is one of those champs I fell in love with pretty much immediately because of her high damage output and the sheer aggressiveness her kit allows with Xayah . Overall, in North America, I was RANK 13 Xayah.
as a champion is one of the most well designed champions in the game in my personal opinion. What sealed the deal for me with this champion is the absolute menace she can be in mid/late game. Doing tons of damage with Xayah and setting up as many feathers as you can before finally using Deadly Plumage for an EXTREME amount of damage. Topping that all of with her ultimate ability, Bladecaller , she makes for one hell of a hyper-carry with self peel.
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- Go-To Runes
- Hard Scaling Runes
- Lethality Build Runes
- Go-To Runes Breakdown
- Hardscaling Runes Breakdown
- Lethality Runes Breakdown
Presence of Mind is a great rune for
. Considering she's a champ who, in laning phase, is always looking to poke and farm using her abilities like Xayah , helps her do that more so by regenerating her resources when damaging the enemy laners. Double Daggers
Legend: Bloodline is a fantastic mid-to-late game sustaining rune, especially for a hyper carry champion like
. You dont need the extra attack speed from considering you already have . So, instead, taking sustain in your runes is MUCH better. It means you dont have to spend the gold IN-GAME to itemize for life steal. Stay healthy for team fights as a hard carry champ is MANDATORY. Xayah
Cut Down is easily one of the most valuable runes in the entire game of League of Legends. It's no different on the Rebel. She, in my personal opinion, uses this rune better than MOST champs and ADCs in the game as her ability to produce so much damage in such a short amount of time with
and Deadly Plumage is insane. She SHREDS tanks, and if you combine a with . You can kiss those tanks goodbye. Bladecaller
Taste of Blood is honestly just an overall mediocre rune for sustain. It helps with trades yes, but for the most part, the reason we take it is because there's nothing else in that row we want. Nonetheless, still a decent rune.
can be stacked quickly as Xayah using Deadly Plumage because of the increased Attack Speed properties of the ability. This also carries over to the mid/late-game. The reason us Xayah players prefer this rune the most out of the bunch, is getting out as many feathers as we can in the shortest amount of time possible to set up a MASSIVE Bladecaller and this rune is perfect for just that.
Presence of Mind
is a great rune for Xayah. Considering she's a champ who, in laning phase, is always looking to poke and farm using her abilities like Double Daggers, Presence of Mind helps her do that more so by regenerating her resources when damaging the enemy laners.
is a fantastic mid-to-late game sustaining rune, especially for a hyper carry champion like Xayah. You dont need the extra attack speed from Legend: Alacrity considering you already have Lethal Tempo. So, instead, taking sustain in your runes is
better. It means you dont have to spend the gold IN-GAME to itemize for life steal. Stay healthy for team fights as a hard carry champ is
is easily one of the most valuable runes in the entire game of League of Legends. It's no different on the Rebel. She, in my personal opinion, uses this rune better than MOST champs and ADCs in the game as her ability to produce so much damage in such a short amount of time with Deadly Plumage and Bladecaller is insane. She SHREDS tanks, and if you combine a Lord Dominik's Regards with Cut Down. You can kiss those tanks goodbye.
Remember when I said
loves to throw out abilities? Matter of fact, her whole kit revolves around her abilities. Which is why them being on a lower cooldown is always better, taking helps with that. Xayah
Gathering Storm is the ULTIMATE late game scaling rune. The long the game goes on, the more adaptive stats you get. Take this rune when you know the game is gonna go to late.
is a bread and butter rune when it comes to the Lethality
build. Whenever you use Xayah to poke, Aery follows and does more damage. Double Daggers
Considering you're always poking and using
, its really simple to stack ! Not to mention, Manaflow makes your stack faster! Double Daggers
is agreat rune for champs who love to use a lot of spells. Poke
's whole kit revolves around her Xayah poke. This reduces the cooldown! Double Daggers
Similar to , this rune adds some more flair to your poke and the cooldown is low, sitting at 10 seconds.
The boots in this build are cheap, why not take to make it even cheaper? Being able to rush boots directly after your mythic item in this build is key!
You're always using mana when laning, to sustain those resources, we take biscuits!
ALL Xayah Build Paths for Season 12
Optimal Go-To Galeforce Build
This is definitely the most optimal build for
when it comes to sheer carry potential in Season 12! This build has every thing the Rebel wants. The dash from , the sheen damage from , the big damage from the & duo and finally, the cleanse from so you can get rid of that pesky CC to use your Xayah . Featherstorm
Check out the video below to see the absolute INSANE CARRY POTENTIAL this build has in Diamond 2 Elo.
Full Tank Shredding Build
Beefy and extremely big boy tanks on the enemy team like:
, Ornn or Amumu ? Not to worry, not only is absolutely insane DPS when paired with Zac 's Xayah , but Deadly Plumage herself is one of the best tank shredding champ in the game. Period. Xayah
The amount of sheer damage she gets out in such a short span of time with , ,
and Deadly Plumage is actually insane. This build is truly top of the line damage against everyone in the game when you hit that big spike. Bladecaller
There's no in the video below because it wasn't necessary, but watch me completely put my feeding team on my back in this nail biter of a game.
Now, i know this one may seem a bit out there but trust me when i say this. If you are against
, Zed , Talon or any of the 2 or more champs, this build will WIN YOU GAMES. Don't get me wrong, your damage is absolutely lacking until you hit that purchase, but your sheer survivability is really what's insane. Pairing the shield from with the tankiness from as well as to top it all off, your Kha'Zix ultimate. Those assassins truly will be tilted from trying to kill an invincible ADC. Again, the damage is lacking in this build for quite sometime, but its clutch when its needed to be built. Featherstorm
Korean Lethality Poke Build
This build took the world by storm a few months ago.
was suddenly meta with this crazy new Korean lethality poke build! And man, even if i wasnt the biggest fan of this build path. It hits HARD. This build is all about poke, using Q > E to literally chunk someone down to 20%-30% of their HP bar and then doing it all over again 3-4 seconds later is what this build is all about. Xayah
Keeping track of your cooldowns with this build is most important and maximizing your poke damage before a fight is also necessary. Unlike the crit builds above, this one is all about ability damage, your autos dont do nearly as much as the traditional crit build, so make sure you're hitting your Q > E combos!
I dont typically perma ban
as Draven cause im typically picking her for a safe hyper-carry anyway. Nonetheless, avoid this guy at all costs and if you have a lot of trouble against him, i highly recommend perma banning him in all of your games. Xayah
Like Draven, he has great trading potential and is a major threat damage wise. Also, if he's smart, he'll save his dash for your
, dodging your huge damage ability. Be careful for this guy as well. Bladecaller
When it comes to the Bandle Gunner, you really have to be aware of your positioning in lane at all times. Pay attention to where you support is at and DO NOT walk up to the wave alone against her. When she jumps in instantly and recall your feathers with
is very good against Xayah. She can dodge your feathers ALL OF THE TIME with her passive. She's awlways moving around and her all in potential is insane, especially at 6. Save your ult for her ult engage. Kalista
player like myself doesnt stuggle TOO much against Cait. But she is a pain in the butt regardless. She outranges you, can shove you in and is great set up with her support. Try not to get poked out too much until you get , then you can finally deal with her pesky range. Xayah
Pretty self explanatory here. She pokes, she heals your poke, she outscales and outranges you. The only downside to her is that her health pool is so low in lane phase and she has little mobility to get away from your feather set ups. Dont let her fam up and try to shut her down in lane.
Varus is really similar to
in the sense that he pokes you and loves to keep you in lane as long as possible by shoving waves. Try not to get hit by his Q and E all the time or else this guy will really destroy you. Also, bringing is a viable option for his ult if you dont trust yourself to use Caitlyn to dodge it. Featherstorm
Koggy is one of the most immobile champs in the game so he's easy to cc with
but just like your W, his W is a damage and attack speed buff, be careful when its up. He also scales GREAT. Bladecaller
This lane is simple, he wants to farm, for the most part, so do you. Avoid his poke and outscale him.
This matchup REALLY sucks for Kai'Sa. Run the Lethality buiild into this champ and she literally cannot play the game. Kai'Sa REALLY struggles against poke. Use the Q/E combo a lot against her early game and line up your E for an easy root, she has no way to dodge it till level 6.
This matchup is down her because MOST Aphelios players dont know t heir champ well enough to pose a threat. The main way you lose this matchup is fighting him when he has Red and White gun duo. Avoid that and dont get poked out level 1 and 2 and this matchup is easy.
how she is right now, this champ is not threat at all. You can easily R her Ashe if you arent bad and she can never outrade you. Just play behind minions and dont get poked out by her W. Enchanted Crystal Arrow
Xayah's Support Synergy Chart
Instead of giving a short description for each support duo, I'm instead using a chart this time unlike my Kai'Sa guide. There are just so many champs that can play support (ex. Ashe, Neeko, Shaco) that dont traditionally play the role, so instead, use this list to see the synergy level with each support that
Most likely, sometime down the road, i'll add a small description section for each support. But for now, please use this chart!
Try not to be afraid to use Q > E a lot to poke even when building a crit build!
You can Q then instantly R afterwards to cancel the animation of your Q .
You can to reposition yourself to an angle where you will hit the enemy player attempting to dodge it. Bladecaller
's big in-lane power spike is Level 3, thats when she unlocks her fast combo with W > Q > E. Xayah
At the end of the day,
remains one of my all time favorite champions in the game and I think she genuinely is one of the best champs to actually climb with. She has everything you want in a hyper-carry: Damage, Survivability and decent mobility. I think she excels in lower elos all the time, not just when she's meta. So get out there and play some Xayah! Xayah
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I peaked Rank 13 Xayah NA and Masters 20 LP for some credibility. Thank you guys for reading <3