Originally Posted by Fox P McCloud
FeralPony...Xerath, to my knowledge, has never been picked in a tournament...and he's non-existent at high-Elo....why did you feel the need to nerf him, particularly his ultimate?
While Xerath is in fact very uncommon in tournament play, he has been used before. Back after his release (like a month after) CLG and some other team was using him for a bit. This was when Chauster started doing AP for CLG.
Also, I've heard that Marn uses Xerath. I saw them use him in a tournament very recently (in fact after the Draven patch).... everyone was like "wtf is with his ult" as Xerath basically died over and over. Before the Draven nerf, they did well with him to my knowledge.
Now all that said yes he is very uncommon and basically no one thinks he needed a nerf. I personally thought he was perfectly fine at release though some people have asked for buffs.