Shouldn't Xerath go somewhere like top?

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3 years ago#1
Because his passive is useless in mid lane... his passive sounds like he would do great in top but i have never tried it. if he were in Top he would still go full AP and get his defenses against those AD casters so he wouldn't be so squishy, while he also do some good magic damage on them making the tankers armor useless unless they build magic res.


idk, i think it's a good idea but im still a nub in this so idk, what do you guys think?
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3 years ago#2
No sustain
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3 years ago#3
No escapes, needs to build AP first to get armour, pretty mana heavy, poking the lane opponent can easily push the lane, and finally he is hard countered by sustain.
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3 years ago#4
No. He'd get destroyed top. By everyone. And junglers would free farm him.
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3 years ago#5
AP tops are generally manaless so that they can poke out the top from lane. Or at least have the sustain or abilities to out maneuver the usual tops like swain or ryze. Xerath would just get bum rushed from level one and be forced out of lane. Additionally, mids dont tend to buy MR early as they're focusing on damage, but tops will have no problem buying it since it goes into their builds easily.
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3 years ago#6
I think they just need to rework his passive. I mean if they made it into magic resist then I guess he's be op in mid lane but there's got to be something to balance him and give him a new passive. Maybe a magic regen passive? Maybe give him move speed? Armor just doesn't work in mid lane though I guess it does help later on in teamfights even if your rarely near the enemy team unless going for a easy kill or are over fed and it doesn't matter.
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3 years ago#7
Why is everyone suddenly interested in Xerath.

moreover why are they interested in ways to use him that are likely to end in awful.

stop that.
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3 years ago#8
From: Voidgolem | #007
Why is everyone suddenly interested in Xerath.

moreover why are they interested in ways to use him that are likely to end in awful.

stop that.


He's free to play right now.

Also what's wrong with being interested in a underplayed champ? I'm guessing your a Xerath player who doesn't want a lot of other people to play him as well?
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3 years ago#9
Voidgolem posted...
Why is everyone suddenly interested in Xerath.

moreover why are they interested in ways to use him that are likely to end in awful.

stop that.


Probably because he's free and mainly because the start of team select for every match is a fight for mid, so it's just easier to try and find another place for the character that you want to play.

I still want someone to try it and tell me first-hand that it sucks.
3 years ago#10
From: reaver89 | #009
Voidgolem posted...
Why is everyone suddenly interested in Xerath.

moreover why are they interested in ways to use him that are likely to end in awful.

stop that.


Probably because he's free and mainly because the start of team select for every match is a fight for mid, so it's just easier to try and find another place for the character that you want to play.

I still want someone to try it and tell me first-hand that it sucks.


Honestly though the only way I see him working up top is if you were to stick by your turret and farm under it and get jungler help. I don't see Xerath beating a bruiser in top lane. They'll just build some magic resist early and you won't have the poke or burst to get rid of them fast enough before your mana runs out.
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