I feel like Xerath needs a rework.

#1Damien 5000Posted 12/3/2012 4:56:28 PM
At the moment, I want to say Xerath is possibly the worst champ in the game. Certainly one of the top 3 least picked. I have no idea what a complete rework would entail, but because the game is changing to have even more aggressive mids who get up close and personal, Xerath is becoming more and more outclassed in the meta. He needs to be way more mobile.
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#2themagicpainmanPosted 12/3/2012 4:58:15 PM(edited)
The only change he might need is an ammo system for his ult instead of having to use all 3.

He's far from bad. He's mostly not played because most people find him boring.
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#3NykzaPosted 12/3/2012 4:58:19 PM
Give him more range. :V
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#4nyhustler208Posted 12/3/2012 5:00:23 PM
his ult should be like corki's leave the same damage tho
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#5thisisboris2Posted 12/3/2012 5:02:06 PM
his psasive is really the only thing i have a problem with
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#6Ephemeral1Posted 12/3/2012 5:04:32 PM
There's nothing wrong with his kit. If an enemy champ gets close enough to you that mobility is a problem you've done something very, very wrong. His 3 second CD Q and spammable ult make him a prime candidate for BFT (or whatever the SR equivalent is) in S3.

Just because a champ doesn't fit the meta doesn't make him bad.
#7NykzaPosted 12/3/2012 5:07:08 PM
From: thisisboris2 | #005
his psasive is really the only thing i have a problem with

This tbh

I wanted to get him before the free week but now after testing him, I really like him.
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#8aHappySackaPosted 12/3/2012 5:24:15 PM(edited)
There's nothing wrong with Xerath besides being team dependant, and having difficulty carrying late-game.

Some more ratio buffs would be all that he needs as well as a lower CD on his ult then he would be perfect.
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#9Suffer_NotPosted 12/3/2012 5:23:37 PM
From: Damien 5000 | #001
Certainly one of the top 3 least picked.

No, top 3 are Urgot, Karma, and Sejuani. He's in the top ten though.

Xerath is becoming more and more outclassed in the meta.

Here is the thing, it's not that Xerath is outclassed in the meta, but rather that he doesn't fit the meta. Tristana is outclassed in the meta because the meta for bot lane is people with good poke, escapes, and burst damage, and her poke/escapes/burst damage are inferior to Graves/Ez/Corki. AP Sion is outclassed mid because the current meta for mid are people with high mobility, good farming, and great ganks that can transition into either a carry or utility role and Sion isn't mobile enough and doesn't have carry or utility potential.

Xerath fits the poke/seige meta. He's probably one of the best mids at that, next to Kog'Maw or Anivia or Lux. But he while he's really good at doing that, he can't fulfill other mid roles because the thing that makes him good also stops him from moving for several seconds. So whenever the meta doesn't support mids that poke/seige, Xerath won't be picked.

Is it bad that some champions are specialized for certain roles? Eh. I don't have a problem with it. I like the idea of champs having specialized roles because it makes the ban/pick part of draft far more interesting when you can pick/ban play styles instead of just picking/banning whomever is OP atm. However, I'm not a part of Riot's design team and they seem far more interested in everyone being interchangeable.

Honestly, changing every champion to fit the current meta is bad for the health of the game. It's different when a champion does not fit any meta (Karma), but ideally Riot shouldn't be trying to coddle the meta.
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