League of Legends: Wild Rift Champion Guide – Xayah, the Rebel
Xayah is an Attack-Damage carry marksman champion in League of Legends: Wild Rift, which is mostly played in Dragon Lane. She is usually played with her love partner ‘Rakan.’ Thanks to her passive ability ‘Clean Cuts,’ after every ability cast, Xayah’s next basic attacks will hit all the targets along their path and leave a feather. Xayah’s first ability, ‘Double Daggers’ is often combo’ed with her third skill, ‘Bladecaller’ to deal massive damage and root the targets hit by the feathers on their way back to Xayah.
Building attack speed on Xayah can prove handy as with her second skill, ‘Deadly Plumage,’ her basic attack damage and attack speed is increased significantly. Moreover, this skill also grants her bonus movement speed for a short duration if she hits an enemy champion. Now, it’s time we talk about her ultimate, ‘Featherstorm.’ With her ultimate, Xayah can escape from situations where other marksmen would probably be dead. Additionally, she deals with tons of damage and drops feathers on the ground can be called back with Bladecaller for extra damage and root the enemies’ hit.
- Double Daggers – Level 1/4/6/8
- Deadly Plumage – Level 3/7/14/15
- Bladecaller – Level 2/7/10/12
- Featherstorm – Level 5/9/13
You can always modify the sequence in which you max the abilities with Xayah depending on whether you want to play aggressive or defensive. Also, you can level up your abilities depending on the enemy marksman. However, we highly recommended that you max the skills in the order mentioned in this guide.
Strengths: Since Xayah is usually played with Rakan, her 2v2 is intense. Moreover, she can prove very deadly in team fights with Rakan on her side. Thanks to the root from her third ability, Bladecaller can immobilize targets for a short duration. Her auto-attacks can do lethal damage with the right build, critical chance, and attack speed in the late game.
Weakness: The only downside of playing Xayah is when your support champion isn’t Rakan. Let’s be honest here; they both enhance each other’s abilities in Dragon Lane and team fights as well. However, Xayah is the sort of marksman that can self-peel, but if the enemy team has a fed assassin then, it’s pretty much game over for any marksman.
Players in LoL Wild Rift need 5500 blue motes or 725 wild cores to obtain Xayah.
Recommended Keystones and Summoner Spells with Xayah
Summoner Spells: Flash + Heal are highly recommended. But, always go with Flash + Barrier when you’re against a team with heavy burst damage AD/AP champions or assassins.
- Fleet Footwork Setup: Fleet Footwork + Hunter-Vampirism + Regeneration + Hunter-Genius (Highly Recommended)
- Conqueror Setup: Conqueror + Brutal + Regeneration+ Hunter-Genius (Secondary Option
Item Builds with Xayah
- Standard Build: Infinity Edge > Rapid Firecannon > Gluttonous Quicksilver > Phantom Dancer/Statikk Shiv > Bloodthirster > Guardian Angel
- v/s Heavy Tank Composition: Infinity Edge > Rapid Firecannon > Gluttonous Quicksilver > Mortal Reminder > Bloodthirster > Guardian Angel
- v/s Heavy AP Build: Infinity Edge > Rapid Firecannon > Gluttonous Quicksilver > Maw of Malmortius > Bloodthirster > Guardian Angel / Spirit Visage
- Manamune Build: Manamune > Rapid Firecannon > Gluttonous Quicksilver > Infinity Edge > Death’s Dance > Mortal Reminder/Guardian Angel (Less Recommended because of low attack speed!)
- Strong Against: Xayah is a monster in the late game. She can easily dominate marksmen like Ezreal, Jhin, and Miss Fortune as both of them are skill-based marksmen. Overall, Xayah does exceptionally well when up against marksmen that don’t build attack speed in their item build.
- Weak Against: Xayah can go even against marksmen that build attack speed in their item build like Ash, Jinx, and Vayne. Moreover, she can be an easy target for an enemy assassin when her ultimate ‘Featherstorm’ is in cooldown.
Is Xayah an S-tier Marksman in Wild Rift?
If we look at the abilities in Xayah’s kit and her synergy with her dedicated support ‘Rakan,’ it won’t be wrong to say that Xayah is an impressive marksman. She is arguably the only marksman in Wild Rift with bonus movement speed alongside an ability to root the enemies that are hit by her feathers on their way back. No doubt, she can do massive damage in the late game like some other marksman in the game.
The only ability that separates her from the rest of the marksman is her ultimate, Featherstorm. In case we forgot to mention this above, Xayah becomes immune to damage and crowd-control effect when she casts her ultimate. If used at the right time, this can save Xayah from instant death. The ultimate can also be used as an engaging tool to start a team fight if required. Hence, we can say that Xayah’s ultimate can help her be both aggressive and defensive. Undoubtedly, Xayah is an S-tier marksman in League of Legends: Wild Rift.
LoL Wild Rift: Xayah– FAQ’s
1. Can Xayah be played in any other lanes?
If you have Rakan as your support, you can always go to Baron Lane with Xayah and pressure the enemy Baron Laner. This may force the enemy team to send their duo lane to Baron Lane to go up against your duo lane.
2. Can I build Lethality on Xayah?
Yes, you can. However, it isn’t recommended at all. Xayah is the kind of marksman that requires attack speed in her kit to make full use of her second skill, Deadly Plumage. Hence, building lethality on Xayah can prove to be a complete wastage of gold.
3. What are the core items on Xayah?
Infinity Edge, Gluttonous Quicksilver, Rapid Firecannon, and Mortal Reminder.