I am an AP mid player... It's what I'm best at. My main is gragas (most other apc's can't counter him, either a "hard battle but winable" or just plain stomp) or ryze for when I'm in the mood to smash my face on qwer and win.
Xerath's play style I think is really cool.... But I can't seem to get the HUGE WTFSNOWBALL K/D
From my experience he really can't get the killing blow in lane most the time. In team fights I'm an assist carry. Usually a normal game for me is 7/1/9 or along those lines... It's not what I'm used to with gragas or ryze.
Is Xerath really worth it competitively? Am I doing something wrong. Because if it's not worth my time, I need a new mid to play with