Why didnt Xerath get popular when everybody was going AD MID.

#1TekutsoPosted 4/3/2013 12:18:51 PM
AD mid still happens quite a lot, but for like a month there it was AD mid every game.

Why didnt Xerath rise up? Seems like it makes sense to me.
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#2DartDragoonPosted 4/3/2013 12:23:27 PM
Because being stationary sure counters Talon and Pantheon hard...right ?

In fact, Xerath is perhaps the worst choice ever against those 2. His Armor passive ramps up quite late in the game and sure as hell won't save him from heavy burst that he can't even avoid or run away from.
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#3Tekutso(Topic Creator)Posted 4/3/2013 12:25:58 PM
DartDragoon posted...
Because being stationary sure counters Talon and Pantheon hard...right ?

In fact, Xerath is perhaps the worst choice ever against those 2. His Armor passive ramps up quite late in the game and sure as hell won't save him from heavy burst that he can't even avoid or run away from.


How the **** is talon and pantheon going to get near xerath. Lawl.
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#4SomnambulisticPosted 4/3/2013 12:26:33 PM
He did rise up in popularity in the Diamond scene at about the same time, but only a little bit.

Nobody else has really started playing him yet.
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#5SorrySleepingPosted 4/3/2013 12:30:20 PM
From: Tekutso | #003
DartDragoon posted...
Because being stationary sure counters Talon and Pantheon hard...right ?

In fact, Xerath is perhaps the worst choice ever against those 2. His Armor passive ramps up quite late in the game and sure as hell won't save him from heavy burst that he can't even avoid or run away from.


How the **** is talon and pantheon going to get near xerath. Lawl.


Because his range is only 900/600 without his W, which is on a long CD early game.
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#6The Last CetraPosted 4/3/2013 12:45:20 PM
Tekutso posted...
DartDragoon posted...
Because being stationary sure counters Talon and Pantheon hard...right ?

In fact, Xerath is perhaps the worst choice ever against those 2. His Armor passive ramps up quite late in the game and sure as hell won't save him from heavy burst that he can't even avoid or run away from.


How the **** is talon and pantheon going to get near xerath. Lawl.


Panth is a nightmare for Xerath. Go in with your passive up, block his first ability, gap close/stun GG.
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#7DiplomacySCPosted 4/3/2013 12:51:36 PM
You need a lot of AP for his passive to give you significant armor, and AD mids will just roam if they can't get fed off of their lane opponent -- Xerath isn't a stellar roamer.
#8Darkyellow327Posted 4/3/2013 12:52:09 PM
The Last Cetra posted...
Tekutso posted...
DartDragoon posted...
Because being stationary sure counters Talon and Pantheon hard...right ?

In fact, Xerath is perhaps the worst choice ever against those 2. His Armor passive ramps up quite late in the game and sure as hell won't save him from heavy burst that he can't even avoid or run away from.


How the **** is talon and pantheon going to get near xerath. Lawl.


Panth is a nightmare for Xerath. Go in with your passive up, block his first ability, gap close/stun GG.


After attacking or casting spells 4 times, Pantheon will block the next incoming basic attack or turret attack.
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#9tivanenkPosted 4/3/2013 12:52:19 PM
The Last Cetra posted...
Tekutso posted...
DartDragoon posted...
Because being stationary sure counters Talon and Pantheon hard...right ?

In fact, Xerath is perhaps the worst choice ever against those 2. His Armor passive ramps up quite late in the game and sure as hell won't save him from heavy burst that he can't even avoid or run away from.


How the **** is talon and pantheon going to get near xerath. Lawl.


Panth is a nightmare for Xerath. Go in with your passive up, block his first ability, gap close/stun GG.


Except Panth's passive only blocks AAs and on-hit effects, woops!
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#10DartDragoonPosted 4/3/2013 12:58:50 PM
Tekutso posted...
DartDragoon posted...
Because being stationary sure counters Talon and Pantheon hard...right ?

In fact, Xerath is perhaps the worst choice ever against those 2. His Armor passive ramps up quite late in the game and sure as hell won't save him from heavy burst that he can't even avoid or run away from.


How the **** is talon and pantheon going to get near xerath. Lawl.


Both of them can obliterate Xerath 10 times mid before Xerath levels enough to get his whole combo together. And even at lv3, when landing his stun, his burst will never be enough to kill either of them.

Also, what is Talon's Cutthroat and Panth's stun right ? I can assure you that Xerath can explode as sson as Talon gets close enough to Cutthroat him.
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