Xayah Wild Rift Guide: Breakdown of Builds, Runes, Combos, and Strategies

Author: Son Acton

Xayah Wild Rift is a marksman who goes to the Dragon lane with the ability to deal large damage and control multiple enemies at the same time. Build items for Xayah focusing on damage and critical strike. Guide on how to play Xayah most effectively at Kicdo.

Xayah Wild Rift

Xayah Wild Rift

Patch 5.0a

Marksman Marksman - Lane: bot

Damage: Physical

Power Spike







Tier C
Win rate 45.24%
Pick rate 4.8%
Ban rate 4.2%
Xayah Wild Rift Build
Xayah: Wild Rift Build Guide

Xayah's Item Build & Runes

Xayah runes Win 77.23% and Pick 87.31%

  • ConquerorConqueror
  • BrutalBrutal
  • Giant SlayerGiant Slayer
  • Legend: AlacrityLegend: Alacrity
  • Bone PlatingBone Plating

Xayah runes Bot with Win 51.92% and Pick 21.45%

  • ConquerorConqueror
  • BrutalBrutal
  • Coup de GraceCoup de Grace
  • Legend: AlacrityLegend: Alacrity
  • Sweet ToothSweet Tooth

Build Xayah Wild Rift with the highest win rate

  • Item Gluttonous Greaves Gluttonous Greaves
  • Item Bloodthirster Bloodthirster
  • Item Navori Quickblades Navori Quickblades
  • Item Mortal Reminder Mortal Reminder
  • Item Infinity Edge Infinity Edge

Xayah Wild Rift China build

  • Item  Blade of the Ruined King Blade of the Ruined King
  • Item  Runaan's Hurricane Runaan's Hurricane
  • Item  Quicksilver Quicksilver
  • Item  Infinity Edge Infinity Edge
  • Item  Mortal Reminder Mortal Reminder

Xayah Wild Rift item build third

  • Item  Quicksilver Quicksilver
  • Item  Immortal Shieldbow Immortal Shieldbow
  • Item  Infinity Edge Infinity Edge
  • Item  Mortal Reminder Mortal Reminder
  • Item  Guardian Angel Guardian Angel

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Xayah Build Breakdown

The difference of Xayah compared to other marksmen is that the shots fired by Xayah can also be recalled to create crowd control to root the enemy.

Besides, Xayah’s damage mostly comes from normal attacks. Therefore, attack speed and attack range are the top priorities when buying items.

Another important point is that Xayah’s skill set gives AoE (Area of Effect) damage so there is no better way to build Xayah items than to build Xayah in the direction of critical damage. The purpose is to deal a lot of damage to the entire enemy team.

Early game

Xayah is strong in attack and control but weak in defense. Therefore, in the laning phase, Xayah will need to buy items for lifesteal. The purpose is to stay in the lane and farm minions longer. Gluttonous Greaves and Bloodthirster will be the first two items to buy besides speed and damage that also give Xayah lifesteal.

Mid game

  • MAGNETIC BLASTER: Increase attack range. And basic attacks deal splash damage. Having more attack range means damage can be dealt to more targets. And cause more control effects.
  • Navori Quickblades: this item gives faster skill cooldown. It helps Xayah shoot more feathers.

Late game

  • Infinity Edge: Enhance critical damage.
  • Mortal Reminder: soften the champions with high armor and resistance.

Xayah position

Dragon Lane.

Xayah summoner spells

flash + Hồi máu

Xayah ability 

Xayah ability order

skill order Xayah Wild Rift

Xayah abilities


The passive allows 3 normal attacks to pierce through enemies on the flight path after using a skill. This means that the speed of killing minions when going to the lane will be faster than other ADCs.

And also in general combat. It will deal more damage to multiple enemy champions at the same time. Note this part, Xayah will leave feathers at the end of the attack path.

And the feathers here I will use to combine with the Featherstorm skill. So calculate the position to leave the feathers so that on the lane. To ensure pressure on the enemy.


Simply put, throw out two daggers at the same time. The purpose of this skill is to poke, last hit minions. And create many feathers quickly. I consider this as an action to create important resources in the strategy. I will explain more in detail below in the how to play section.


Increase 35% attack speed and increase 20% damage for normal attacks. If you hit an enemy champion, you also get 25% movement speed. I use this skill in 2 cases.

One is when you need to deal damage. Two is to run away. Regarding dealing damage, this skill will be used to combine with other skills to increase attack speed and damage output in 4 seconds.

Note that you should use the right time to get the best effect.


Summon all feathers to deal 60 damage. The important thing in this part is that if the enemy is hit by 3 or more feathers, they will be rooted.

From the beginning, I said that the position of the feathers is very important. Like creating a trap to catch the enemy. According to my statistics of playing 15 matches, as long as the enemy is rooted more than 3 times.

Ensure that the enemy will be under great pressure every time they stand behind the feathers. From that pressure, force the enemy to choose positions that are easier to attack.


For me, this skill is like an insurance ticket. Every time I am targeted by the enemy, I will use this skill to avoid control. At the same time, retreat to create a trap to perform the Featherstorm skill.

Surely the large number of feathers created will root the enemy when chasing Xayah. The question is whether the enemy dares to chase Xayah at this time or not.

However, this also means. If this skill is in the cooldown time, Xayah is very weak and easy to be caught alone. So use it when attacked, don’t use this skill to attack.

You can watch more videos of Xayah’s skills: https://wildrift.leagueoflegends.com/en-us/champions/xayah/

How to play Xayah

I have played Xayah more than 100 matches. The way to play Xayah well is actually very simple.

Xayah’s nature is to deal damage based on attack speed. The more attacks are thrown out in a short time combined with the damage from the items, Xayah will defeat the enemy.

In the early game stage, if you have an advantage in health, Xayah can actively attack. But if you encounter a stronger opponent, setting up the position to place feathers to find a way to root the enemy is the way to win the enemy.

Or in other words, if you know when to actively attack and when to actively set traps to catch the enemy, that is the key to success.

In the general combat stage, all you have to do is poke the enemy formation. Find good shooting angles. If you see yourself being attacked, use the ultimate to retreat and create as much crowd control as possible.

You can watch more ways to play on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/wildrift/comments/1047cfl/xayah_guide_that_i_use_and_it_is_effective/?rdt=44053

Xayah pros and cons


Deal a lot of AoE (Area of Effect) damage. Fast AS (Attack Speed). Long AA (Auto Attack) range. Have skills to disengage from dangerous situations.


If lacking important CC (Crowd Control) skills, it will be very easy to be eliminated. Very item-reliant.


In summary, the best way to build items for Xayah Wild Rift is items that give critical damage and attack speed. How to play Xayah is to focus on shooting as many feathers as possible to deal damage and create control pressure. I hope this guide on how to play Xayah will help you master the champion.

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