5 Best Supports for Xayah in League of Legends

Xayah is one of the most underrated ADC champions out there, she has excellent damage output, and she can even self-peel with her E and ultimate. She can even be blindly picked or thrive despite assassins on the opposing team. She scales well even if she is behind, so support champions that can roam are great. With that in mind, let us take a look at 5 of the best champions you can pick as support for Xayah.

5. Rakan

Of course, are we have a list of the best support for Xayah without her partner? Rakan’s kit is greatly enhanced when he casts his spells on Xayah, same goes for Xayah that has enhanced stats and spell effects. Both of their ultimate synergize so well. All of their spells are perfect for each other.

The Best Item on Rakan

Zeke’s Convergence

Xayah will significantly benefit from the bonus on-hit damage of this item, and it’s slow. She is not mobile, meaning movement speed boosts and enemy slows are her greatest assets when engaging or disengaging from enemies.

Different Playstyle For Each Phase

Early Game Playstyle

This duo can play aggressively in the early game, knowing that Rakkan has increased range with his E, meaning he can engage enemies with his W anytime and return to safety even if Xayah is far. 

Mid Game Playstyle

This duo’s mid to late game is strong, thanks to Rakkan’s W + R initiation. The CC chain of Rakkan’s abilities will be enough for Xayah to finish enemies off, especially when she has a Runaan’s. If the CC duration is not enough to execute enemies, Xayah can extend that with her ultimate and E.

Late Game Playstyle

During the late game, Rakkan should be the one to initiate team fights as he can zoom around the map on different allied champions after he casts his W or ultimate. Be careful not to get caught by a stun or a root because Rakkan is not that tanky. 

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4. Thresh

Thresh has a lot of CC abilities that he can lay down to help Xayah. His hook is also great when setting up an E root from Xayah’s feathers. His lantern can also be used right after Xayah uses her ult so that she can self-peel and disengage at the same time.

The Best Item on Thresh

Mikael’s 

This item will ensure Xayah’s escape sometimes even if Thresh throws his lantern on Xayah; enemies can still stop her by crowd control. 

Different Playstyle For Each Phase

Early Game Playstyle

Thresh’s early game hooks can lead to kills, so try to abuse that but do not play aggressively; Xayah lacks mobility spells to catch up to enemies meaning it will be hard to secure kills if enemies have flash and other summoner spells up.

Mid Game Playstyle

This is the time for you to play aggressively; you can build items like shurelya’s to speed boost Xayah making her catch up to enemies easily. Make sure you buildability haste items so Thresh can cast his CC abilities often.

Late Game Playstyle

Thresh becomes tanky in the late game thanks to his passive; with that in mind, try to stay at the vanguard and prevent enemies from ever getting to Xayah. However, don’t worry if enemies get past you because you have your lantern and Xayah has her ult to self-peel.

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3. Blitzcrank

Xayah’s Q lets out two feathers in the direction of an enemy, and her subsequent basic attacks will pierce through enemies and will also leave a feather behind. When Blitz hooks an enemy, Xayah can quickly follow it up with a Q and one basic attack and pull it with her E to extend the CC duration on the enemy.

The Best Item on Blitzcrank

Zeke’s Convergence

After Blitz’s quick combo, he can slow enemies with this item’s effect and enhance Xayah’s on-hit damage. Xayah can also build a serylda to extend the slowing effect on an enemy. 

Different Playstyle For Each Phase

Early Game Playstyle

Your early game will revolve around Blitz’s hook; Xayah’s lead will depend on your hooks as this will be the initiating factor to a kill.

Mid Game Playstyle

You can engage enemies even better during mid-game thanks to your movement speed boost. Initiate fights with your E and only use your hook if enemies try to disengage from you.

Late Game Playstyle

Pick enemies in the late game with Blitz’s hook; Xayah’s late-game damage will easily care for that enemy, even if it’s a tank. You can even use Xayah’s ultimate on the enemy caught by Blitz so that when the opposing team decides to continue with the team fight, you can yank the feathers back to you and root five members of the opposing team.

2. Nami

With Nami, you can enchant and initiate fights for Xayah as their spells synergize as well. Nami’s ult can be used to knock multiple enemies champions airborne, and it can also be chained with Xayah’s ultimate, especially because it has a slow.

The Best Item on Nami

Rylai’s Crystal Scepter

This item will open up so many playstyles for Xayah thanks to its slow; it will even synergize with Xayah’s W boosts her movement speed every time she hits an enemy with her basic attack.

Different Playstyle For Each Phase

Early Game Playstyle

Pokes and heals are what Nami can do in the early game, she can even land her Q on the enemy, and Xayah can quickly follow this up with a chain CC with her root. 

Mid Game Playstyle

Play aggressively and be the one to initiate team fights, take the fight to the enemy and give them no time to react. Your ult is a powerful, engaging ability that Xayah can easily benefit from.

Late Game Playstyle

Stay at the backline with Xayah and enchant her every time a team fight erupts. During objective fights, try to focus your heels on Xayah as enemies will try to take the ADC and Jungler out first because of the threat they provide.

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1. Alistar

Alistar can lock enemies down with his chain CC abilities, and Xayah can quickly capitalize on this. This combo has a very high kill pressure, and they can also do tower dives giving so much pressure on the opposing bot lane duo.

The Best Item on Alistar

Frozen heart

The mana from this item will let Alistar abuse his low cooldown spells without worrying about losing mana. It also gives him rock-hard passive, making him super tanky even without his ultimate. 

Different Playstyle For Each Phase

Early Game Playstyle

Only try to look for kills when you reach your level 3 power spike; once you reach it, immediately surprise your enemies with an engagement from your quick combo. Chances are enemies will burn both of their summoner spells and have to base early, or they will die, giving you a huge lead.

Mid Game Playstyle

Roam with Xayah but make sure that you have dewarding items, help your teammates gain leads on their lanes so they can all help you demolish the enemy’s base in the late game.

Late Game Playstyle

Focus on peeling for Xayah as enemies will try to get her if she is the strongest one in your team.

Tony Fallon
Tony Fallon
I started playing League of Legends in Season 2, and I've been playing it ever since then! My highest rank was Grandmaster (Season 10), and last Season I've managed to get to Master. I've decided to create this blog to help other fellow League players with tips on how to get better at different aspects of the game! My mission is to help you improve in League of Legends, and I truly believe that I can do that since I have high knowledge of the game.

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