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Zed Counter Stats

Zed Counters
Middle Lane
Ranked #29 out of 59 in Mid Discover all Mid champions who counter Zed. Use our statistics and learn how to counter Zed in League of Legends and win in Champion Select! Zed Data for all roles taken from 190,419 matches.
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Middle Lane (94%) Zed Middle Lane Counters: 179,095 matches, 52 counter champions

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Tips Against Zed in Middle Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

lkycch says “If your team is all squishy or has no cc, I suggest dodging in champ select. There is a myth out there saying that Zilean counters Zed. In reality, Zilean is actually weak against Zed, because he can't pressure him hard enough early game. His W+E+Q shadow switch combo can easily catch you out and kill you, so respect his W range. Just farm and stay alive until you have purchased Lost Chapter. Then, you can shove the wave and pressure bot or top. If Zed roams, ward and follow. You can prevent him from killing your allies and turn a bad situation into your favour (e.g. Zed roams bot -> 3V2 situation -> Zed All-ins your ADC -> You save your ADC with Ult -> Zed has burned his W -> You E yourself up to him and land Q+W+Q combo -> Your ADC respawns and your support also follows up -> Enemy ADC and support join the fight -> 3v3 situation, but Zed is now low on health -> Zed dies -> 3V2 -> Enemy backs off). Ping Drake whenever it is up, so that your jungler is aware. Zilean outshines Zed in skirmishes and teamfights, but will always lose in a 1v1. Remember: Summoner's Rift is a 5V5, not a 1v1. You don't have to stay in lane and suffer a losing matchup!”
iZianni says “His kit just counters ours, pretty simplistic match up. Buy an early seekers and hold E post-6, if you use stun before his ultimate you will 100% die. ”
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Yeager says “Use fleet foot + resolve tree and start with doran's shield. Lvl 1-5 you poke him as much as possible with Q if he ever walks up to farm. Bait out his W by intentionally walking in range and then out again. Once it's on cooldown, you can look for short engages with your E and stacked Q. It becomes really rough after level 6 because he can easily dodge all of your damage, and sine yone is somewhat immobile, it's also pretty easy for zed to land all his abilities on you. Play it really passive in lane after 6 and DO NOT use your ultimate if his is up. Play to farm and outscale. Call for jungle help and try to make him waste his ultimate. ”
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Polarshift says “Not fun to play against, go early seekers and then tabis versus this guy and he shouldn't be able to oneshot you if you didn't die early. His shurikens deal reduced damage if it hits something else between a target (e.g. minions). He is not that big of a threat till level 3 so be sure to abuse those early levels. Make sure you dodge W+Q combo.”
Yeager says “You can bully him hard levels 1-3. From level 4 his poke combo is strong, so try to bait out his W first and dodge his shurikens. His W will be unavailable for a long time, so that's your chance to take control of the lane again. Rush seekers armguard early to counter his lethality route, and then proceed into finishing ludens echo. If you struggle a lot, then you can upgrade to zhonya's to make his ultimate useless. ”
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Drewmatth Taliyah says “MELEE = PUSH EARLY (LEVELS 1-2) - CARE FOR GANKS! (SPAM Q'S TILL 50-60% MANA) Doran Ring + 2 Pots + Another Ring on first Recall + 1-2 Cloth Armor if you still cannot deal with him (A.K.A. he's experienced). Cloth Armors shall transition to Zhonya/Tabis later on if you still need it. Get Time Warp Tonic/Stopwatch to survive OR Stopwatch/Minion Demat to push and roam first. ROAM/PUSH FIRST BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FOLLOW HIM UNLESS YOUR JUNGLER IS NEARBY. GET STOPWATCH RUNE. In the Zed matchup we want to get Exhaust or Heal/Barrier as a summoner spell and to reach for Zhonya for first or second item. If you think you can survive the matchup you can go for a mana item early on, but I recommend Zhonya as soon as possible. His lanephase before level 6 is relatively close to yours, as in poke, go back and wait for cooldowns and poke again. You should keep a safe distance from his W and try to trade with him and dodge as many Q's as possible. Post 6 you can either play it safe, push and roam, or try to fight him but I do not recommend the second one. If you do get caught try always to flash to towers in the moment his ultimate lands, right before he uses Q to get amplified damage. Use Exhaust in the moment in which his ults lands on you, and zhonya right before he uses Q. You can notice his Q by his animation, try to get a grasp of that and how it works. Keep Exhaust always in teamfights for him to deny some damage. If you often struggle ask your team to ban him.”
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Yeager says “Take barrier. You need to harass him a lot before he gets level 6. Punish him whenever he's going for a last-hit, and be sure to dodge his double shurikens. After your first hex core, you should get a seekers armguard to counter his lethality items. If you struggle a lot vs Zed you can just buy zhonya's but it will delay your powerspike a bit. ”
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Sylvan Lore says “Zed has kill pressure on you at every point of the game after level 3. Always respect his shadows and do you best to not let him get a combo that procs his electrocute. Poke him out hard when his W is on cooldown. A stopwatch can be life or death in this matchup, but it won't be up until long after he has Ult. HP and Armor are your best friends in this matchup, but dont build too defensively. Late game you still need to be a damage threat and your team will be able to chain cc and shields to peel whoever he is trying to dive. Recommend: Barrier and Vs. AD Assassin Build”
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xXkillercrackXx says “Personally, i find zed to be one of the harder matchups. You can never walk up to CS without being hit by his W Q E combo which will deal 25-50% of your healthbar. If he lands 2 or so of these combos, he will be able to easily kill you. Rush Seekers armguard against Zed. The only way to stay even with him is to roam and hopefully pick up a few kills.”
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PlayCabex says “Use your w when he ults you to remove his ult, you might lose early if you play wrong”
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sweodigaming says “Not hard, but not easy. He does a lot of damage, I would recommend to get Zhonyas and ignore his ult. Other then that just try to Q stun him instead of ulting first since he could potentially dodge your R.”
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7daysko says “This highly depends on Zed's skill, but it shouldn't be too hard to fight him. If he uses R, you could stun him as he emerges from it and deny him all the extra damage. Rushing Stopwatch and then building Zhonya's Hourglass is also VERY effective against him as Stasis renders his R useless.”
FalleN3 says “During laning phase it's crucial that you are able to dodge Zeds (Q) Razor Shuriken. This is how he will get the majority of damage onto you for pre level 6. Use your ball to your advantage and zone him as much as possible. If he is using his (Q) to farm minions, then he's not using it on you! It is possible to start with cloth armour if you feel the need to, it really depends on your ability to avoid skill-shots and keep yourself moving. Take Exhaust or Barrier for this match-up. After level 6, due to his incredible burst damage he will become a problem. An early seekers armguard can go a long way, you don't have to upgrade it to Zhonyas Hourglass right away, but remember that Zhonya's Hourglass will completely counter Zed's Ultimate. TIP: Don't Zhonya too early against Zed's ultimate as it's protection is shorter than the length of his (R) Death Mark's mark.”
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CaptianMike says “Punish his level 1 with your q, but back off if you're low. His passive makes it easy to kill low health targets. It's extremely hard to come back after he is ahead due to the fact that he can dive you very easily. Be very careful of his level 6. Get Zhonya's hourglass after tear. Once this item is finished, he will have a harder time killing you. If he is fed, he won't even need his ultimate to kill you TL;DR- BE CAREFUL. You contribute more to fights than he ever will. Just outscale him.”
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FalleN3 says “This is a difficult match-up but certainly winnable. He's a pretty annoying champ and has the ability to troll you with his Shadows. You need to avoid his skill shots in lane in order to not get poked down but can definitely kill him after level 6. You can rush Seekers Armguard into a Zhonya's Hourglass and this will totally negate his ultimate. You can either wait for him to ulti you and then stun him with your combo or you can try to catch him off guard and all-in him first.”
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Twitch.Tv-LimitBreaker88 says “Skillmatchup, that becomes easy if you know what to do. Videoguide: TLDR: Set up a slowpush, punish him for every CS and it's easy. Keep track of his Shadows (20s) and Q (6s) As LB he has to snowball or gets outscaled quickly, so going even is winning. But definitely a lane you can destroy. Rush seeker's!”
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Veigarv2 says “Can be extreme if the zed is really good and has a winning jungle matchup. Learn how to position your E to stop him from killing u ( His R places him behind you ) Go spellbook resolve page.”
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crabbix says “Early seekers and stopwatch will do a lot for you, but if he gets 2 kills early he's likely to win the game by himself.”
fwii says “Avoid his Q poke and just farm. He's very difficult to kill early. ”
Scyrine says “skill matchup. whenever he uses his shadow hard engage him, because he won't have any way to run away except for flash. ”
FrostbiteMW says “keep distance, if he ults place your E behind you on his ult location. rush armor!”
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Yeager says “Skill matchup. If you time it right, you can make his ult disappear, if you use your ultimate. If someone goes untargetable at the start when Zed uses ultimate, his ult will disappear(yes completely, it won't detonate after a few seconds) and go on cooldown. Use your E to dodge his poke combo. Get seekers armguard early, and then finish it later after lichbane. ”
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Yeager says “Rush boots early so you can dodge his W+E+Q combo. If you get his by this, it will take half your hp with Electrocute. Rush zhonyas in this matchup. ”
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Yeager says “Barrier or Exhaust is good here. You can win the matchup early if you can dodge his shurikens. At level 6 we want to play passive and wait for jungle help. If jungler isn't helping you, try roam to other lanes and get them ahead. ”
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RezoneVerified says “Build Zhonya early. Punish for CSing in melee range! Tabis if a full AD team. Dont underestimate high burst.”
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PH45 says “Play safe early as he can burst you quite quickly after he gets all his abilitys. Once he hits level 6 the lane will get even more harder. He will all in you which will be an issue if you cant land your E on him in time. Rushing Seeker's armguard might help a bit but most of the time he will just kill you anyways so ask jungler for help unless you beat him early.”
FalleN3 says “Zed is not the most difficult matchup but he certainly is a potent champion. Don't underestimate his poke and damage in the early levels. You should try to save your (E) for when he ulti's you as he cannot attack you on your troll-poll. Rush 'Seekers Armguard' and finish it off into a Zhonya quickly if need be. You both have the potential to out-play eachother. Use your mobility to dodge his skill shots.”
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Dr Eggmund says “Zed all in all isn't that hard to play against, however I can't express this enough make sure you let your team know when he's missing from lane, Zed will get very frustrated by not being able to kill you and will roam to other lanes for kills. Zed's roaming potential and damage is his greatest strength's so respect these and your team will thank you. Get zhonya's early if you are scared other wise take protobelt if your confident. Pool when he's ulting you as this will deny damage and should help you survive his devastating all in.”
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Porukana says “Basically any burst assassin can f**k you over, but Zed ult is especially annoying”
Glasletter says “Zhonya's early and bind him when he ults, it's a pretty spazzy matchup.”
IncursioOCE says “Skill matchup for kat takes time to learn, it is slightly zed favoured.”
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xAsuta says “Skill matchup. You are way stronger early and mid so make sure to get an advantage. Don't underestimate his ultimate and don't play careless. Keep your eyes on his shadow so he can't be outplayed. ”
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Pixel Pocket says “Like most AD assassins Zed struggles into Nunu. Get Deadman's early and force him to either be unable to 1v1 you or buy last whisper which makes him worse against the rest of your team.”
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simplepoetry says “Zed is not hard matchup. You are outscaling him from start, dealing bigger damage and it is easy to kill him from start.”
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Fuzzmonkey says “Always make sure you save your E for when he wants to get close to you/ult you. This will be the only way of getting him away from you. Apart from that, poke him pre-6 and take barrier if you're not fond of the match up.”
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Yasukeh says “Dodge this matchup whenever you can. It's hypothetically possible to survive against him, but you are going to have a really hard time doing so. Give up any CS you need to, and do everything you can to dodge his poke. ”
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Aegox says “Most burst champions are extremely dangerous to Zoe considering she is a squishy long range burst champion. Try to predict when he will switch to his shadow and hit your E accordingly.”
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Reason97 says “Get an Hourglass fairly early if you can, and be wary of his damage. He can do a decent bit if you let him control the lane, but considering how safe he can be to play with his shadow's, it can sometimes be tricky to get ahead. Respect him until you can get a lead over him. ”
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Fuzzmonkey says “Mainly a skill match up, save at least 1 distortion for the level 6 just so you can get away from him if he ults you. Go hard on him early game too.”
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AP WormMaW Mid says “Zed is a bit like Katarina - if you play it right, you are good against him, but if you do even the one mistake and he uses it against you, then you are going to pay really high price. For this guy, just try to harass him pre-6, which you should be able to, but be aware of his W,E,Q combo, because now more than before it hurts when he procs his Electrocute. After 6 you need to show a lot of respect and try to farm from distance (or possibly poke if you can). It's really important to get at least Seeker's armguard here, to not get oneshotted whenever he ults you, since it should provide you enough armor to live through his burst combo, if you are at least a bit careful. Just ward around mid and don't try to follow his roams too much unless you have perfect vision, otherwise he might set-up for trap and punish you for that. Lategame you will simply abuse your range against him, but till you get there it's going to be hard, unless he gets behind by not getting any kills off roams or lane.”
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Yuki H. says “If you're playing normals, then it's possible to go up against another Zed. There isn't really much to talk about other than trying to dodge his Q, W + E + Q combo, and anything that comes after his ult. Try to bait out his W before going for an all in since it will 9 times out of 10 come out in your favor.”
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RedFire2055 says “The Best Assassin of the game . Tip 1 : Movement speed can help a lot to dodge his abilities : Shoes are a must to take early on. Tip 2 : Take armor in runes , if you want you can also take the rune perfect timing . Tip 3 : Brand have not enough counter play when Zed Ult then , no matter what , you must take the Seeker's armguard and the Stopwatch and then rush the Zhonya .”
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Impossible2Gank says “Really depends on how well they know the champ but if you manage to play smart and bait his R when you Q back onto boxes it should be an easy matchup. Armor is recommended early.”
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Hullos says “No mana, free escape and poke, high dmg, dive potential after 6. Best chance is to poke but be ready to dodge his two q's or you get out traded. Pre 6 if you can catch him going back to shadow with a W slow you may be able to kill him. after 6 use exhaust to stop his ult all in. ”
OverjarlZane says “Scariest thing about Zed is his ult. But he can be out traded early on just because your damage is so insane in lane.”
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FrostbiteMW says “hard to counter his all in - try to farm up safely early and if he ults you place your E slightly behind you so he will get stunned”
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FrostbiteMW says “rush zhonyas if needed”
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BloooodTV says “D-Blade. Play smart, he has a lot of poke with his abilities but if you get low just back as his will just all in and kill you, but you could one for one with ignite. Hold your nado until his R animation is over, he will always land behind you. After that, throw your nado and if you have r up attempt to airblade him and win the 1v1. His pre-3, but if you guys go even until 6 be very careful of all ins. Little lower time for ganks since the W cd buffs, plus more poke potential from him, plus your champion is just nerfed out of its mind so you lose! Outscales you. Take Conq.”
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FalleN3 says “Zed will out-trade you pre 6 and his damage is higher than one would expect. He is not an extreme threat to you but still play with caution. Rush Seekers Armguard in this matchup, if need be. After level 6 you can burst him down. If he ulti's you, use your (W) as he can't hit what he can't see. You can also completely ruin his ultimate by having a Zhonya.”
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Bouhhsolene says “Take a stopwatch in runes, first back seeker's. Try to hit your combo and dodge his with your W movment speed. Once he's level 6,play safer until you get your stopwatch. Ping everyone of his roams so he doesn't snowball.”
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arcanejhin says “he counters you in many ways. Id stay safe and try to farm. If they use W recklessly then you can poke them. Try to cast your E from where his shadow is and chase him like that, if he jumps to shadow then E back. When he R he will always be behind you, so you could try and time Q2 or R to knock him up ”
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ziolo to noob says “Waste his ult as much as possible, so he cant roam with it and gain free kills. Beware of his strong kit vs Vladimir, because he can just poke you with W and bait out your W and instantly R. ”
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Tauricus2017 says “Most of times it is easy lane. If you are feeling threatened pick Exhaust or Barrier and you will be ok. Start Dorans shield and dodge his Q. If he use his Death Mark on you, just use that Exhaust or Barrier and knock him into a wall.”
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I count to seven says “Poke him hard pre-3/4. This will give you adavntage, because he won't all-in you then. AGAINST HIM BUILD ARCHANGEL'S ZHONYAS AND TAKE EXHAUST. For runes you can go Ingenious Hunter and in second tree Stopwatch and Cosmic Insight. Try to use Zhonyas under turret”
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arcanejhin says “he will out range you. I would get zhonya second for his R. only try to poke him if he uses W or quickly after he Qs.”
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Bouhhsolene says “Regular Mage versus assassin Match up. Get a barrier or an Exhaust and a Stopwatch. Get as much vision in the jungle as you can so you can roam freely.”
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LunarVortex says “Avoid this matchup at any cost, it's pretty impossible unless he is playing with his monitor turned off. If you do find yourself in this matchup (I'm sorry), get Seeker's Armguard very quickly and try to kill him together with your jungler after he uses his W to trade.”
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TheFwnK says “This champion is easy to counter. Just make him use his W and then you can kill him. If he ult try to react fast and use E before his X gets you. Or use E when its close to burst your heart with his ult.”
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BCota says “Kinda skill matchup, he hurts big time early game but hes non existent mid to late. Lvl 1-2 dont be afraid to Auto+Q him early for poke to E+Flash+Q+Ignite for early cheese but if he goes W second beware of the shurikens. Level 6+ try not to get low so he cant all in, even if he does, he comes out behind you so face one way then ult behind you E+W so you are safe and dodge as much as you can. If you do enough damage he will be out of energy and you can run him down if you have ignite but if not then back off.”
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Marky 2 Butts says “Can be very annoying for Malphite. He has burst and is mobile so early game, I would farm under tower and hit him with Q when you can. I would play very passive until 6 and then look for a kill if your jungler comes or the right opportunity comes up. Alternatively you could try to get lane priority at level 1 by hitting him with Q's and get level 2 first. If this happens play very aggressive to continue your level advantage. Then you should hit 6 first and if he is low enough you could all in with your ult, E, ignite to kill him. If you get an early kill then the laning phase becomes a lot easier to play against zed. Also depending on how the game is going you could build Zhonya's second item.”
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TimRhabey says “Zed isn't as bad as most people think, all you gotta do is trying onto dodging his shurikens so he doesn't proc electrocute during lane phase and always when he ults wait a bit and bodyslam away so you catch him right when he appears close to you. Take the electrocute rune page so you can trade better during lane phase.”
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xxseraphinaaxx says “If you manage to get paired against a Zed who knows their stuff, it'll be absolute hell for you, as Zed can poke you down easily with his Shuriken -throwing Shadow figure, which are almost impossible for Anivia to dodge, as she has no good mobility early game. His R can be really annoying for an Anivia trying to kill from a distance and his all-ins can practically delete Anivia.”
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Fadedreformed says “This is a skill matchup as well, while most of them are terrifying if you notice that he isn't playing with conqueror try trading him lvl 1 with your w, and then try flashing your combo and he should die to ignite. If he has conqueror concede the lane a bit and rush zhonyas(no joke)”
Shazzaam says “Exhaust with Bone Plating should do the trick vs him.”
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ToHadesWithYou says “Zoe is weak against mobility characters. Zed is a great example. His shadow could deal extra damage and by switching places with it zed colud deal massive damage.”
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Coldsong says “My favorite Talon matchup in the game, as this is 100% a skill matchup. The biggest tip in a Zed vs Talon lane is who ever ults first usually loses the fight.”
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XayLies says “Equal Fight, like Riven, or you'll be good or he'll be good. use your Windwall smartly and block his Q's as best as you can.”
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Papzz says “Big burst damage, whenever he R on you, place your w right upon you, Care for his combo and try to Q him for shield. EXHAUST HERE IS A MUST.”
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Proma says “Sword, 3 pots/refill This a skill matchup. You need to win early otherwise he'll outscale simply due to the nature of his kit.”
Crewozz says “you can win if you get a healthy lead before lvl 6 and just dip out whenever he uses ult. but a good zed will probably know how to get you even then”
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economistastonks says “You have more sustain, but the damage output is basically the same. As long as he doesn't keep poking you, there won't be any trouble trading. Don't ask for ganks, he will most likely evade it and your jungle will stop following your calls. After lvl 6 he has a slight advantage if he ults you, once he's in you, the best you can do is use a pot and prepare to imediatly E and W away, don't W on his ult as you will not regen your grey health. ”
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Chiefsnake says “His shadows make it very easy for him to reposition or get in on you. If he ults onto you and you don't have armor, exhaust or zhonyas you just kinda die. Against Zed you really just want to play around his cooldowns because he can't do much if his shadow's down”
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ItzJavAgain says “Similar problem to LeBlanc,hard to hit the E and can Dodge R if he gets timing right by using his R or W as you throw your R,however you can W his whole combo which makes him less of a threat,still,rush ninja tabi and farm safely until you get BotRK and start outscaling him,once you can survive his burst,he cant do anything to you”
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OmaHeinz says “Always be prepared to ult his all in, it gives you extra hp. ”
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SnakeTastic says “hard matchup just stay passive in the beginning of the game and poke with your E if you have the chance to use your Q on him DO IT and then W”
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elnino9 says “Dodge his shurikens. Careful with his level 2 WQ poke. Start Dark seal for aggression, all in when he uses WQ on minions to wave clear. All in him when he has 0 energy. Careful level 6. Don't stay low health under turret when he has ult.”
SkellyBirb says “Zed has a lot of burst, but can't use it too well early on. Once he hits 6, he can likely burst you. You can use your ultimate to negate his own ultimate. Build Zhonya's Hourglass before Nashor's Tooth against Zed.”
[10.18] A Guide to Lich Bane Bard Mid! by SkellyBirb | Bard Player
Defensivity1 says “be carefull to not get poked down by his q, every time its on cooldown walk up to auto attack him and spam your q on him, against zed its advised to quickly build a seeker's armguard or zhonyas.”
Defensivity's S10 Veigar guide by Defensivity1 | Veigar Player
Mythical ZOE says “-high burst damage one wrong move and your done”
Veralion says “DH/beads, Seeker's rush, exhaust. You do quite well into Zed. He’s like you in that his kit is designed to work together and he needs level 3 to be a threat. His Q is one of the few abilities that still deals reduced damage on passthrough, so hide behind your wave early and his poke will tickle. The biggest thing to watch early is not let him harass with electrocute. When he drops his shadow and E's you, use W and look to juke whichever shuriken is less likely to hit. Stay away from his shadow if you don't have your combo ready; a good Zed will look to port and beat the crap out of you when they see a good trade. Highly suggest running DH and rushing Seeker's no matter how poorly he's doing; even a trash Zed will kill you with no armor. Exhaust on top trivializes the lane. He can go PRRRRRR all he wants, but will NEVER be able to get anything done with this setup. If he initiates on you, bring him away from his shadow then all in him the second he reappears. He should die or port back. You must NEVER ult at him first, or he will R and avoid its damage. Since you can't make any plays on eachother directly, the game will basically become about which one of you can shove in and outroam the other. With your W and superior waveclear, this should be you. ”
AP Shyvana Mid: The Lizard Wizard by Veralion | Shyvana Player
SkellyBirb says “Zed can deal a ton of damage to you and is hard to catch with a slingshot with his W. Zhonya's is always a good item to build against him for his ultimate. ”
[10.18] AP Zac in Season 10! Mid and Jungle! by SkellyBirb | Zac Player
Bartoos says “Can negate all your damage with 1 button.”
Syndra Mid guide [10.18] by Bartoos | Syndra Player
DabiDabi says “Stay behind minions since his Q do more damage to the first target it hits. And when he throws out his W, throw your W parallel to his shadow so he cannot dodge it. ”
ReapeRGP says “He can outplay you and cancel your R with his, as well as escape your E. Just play safe and try to cage him when he doesn't have his W so you can poke him. Zhonyas is a must!”
Veigar 10.18 Carry Alone by ReapeRGP | Veigar Player
seemes says “seekers is ok but i wouldnt recommend unles he is very good. try to wait for him to W>Q>E combo then try to land your q. if you cant then build zhonyas like a scrub”
A Chads Guide to A$$'Gath by seemes | Cho'Gath Player
Veigarv2 says “Aery exhaust same deal as fizz matchup.”
[10.18] CHALLENGER GUIDE TO KARTHUS MIDLANE by Veigarv2 | Karthus Player
Icemperor says “Zed is really easy to kill before level 6, just try to kill him at least once before then. Play unpredictable so he can't use his shurikens.”
I1oveZombie says “Sometimes its hard to know Zeds damage, as most of it comes from hitting shurikens. ”
My Zilean Guide (Made by me, for me :) ) by I1oveZombie | Zilean Player
Myhg says “His ultimate is really annoying, keep your Flash Frost (q ability usually) post - 6 unless he already used ultimate or it's a guaranteed hit. He will appear behind you from where he ulted so when he appears instantly Flash Frost behind you to stun him.”
Filosh says “If he gets into your "intimate space" you are not happy. Can dodge your E+Q with his W”
Simple Aurelion Sol guide by Filosh | Aurelion Sol Player
Timowatzki says “A good Zed player completly destroys you. He can escape your cage with his W and has high damage. Never walk up and rush zhonyas. Use Unsealed Spellbook to change to Barrier or Exhaust once u used ur TP.”
Veigar S10 Updated Guide by Timowatzki | Veigar Player
Nodon says “*laughs in 60% dmg reduction level6*”
MOOOOOOOOO! by Nodon | Alistar Player
vuty2002 says “In my opinion, Zed is easy to be countered by Yasuo due to his attack range. His ult pretty much depends on the Q and Yasuo W can block it. Easy matchup.”
Yasuo Conqueror + Sorcery by vuty2002 | Yasuo Player
ThisIsMugetsu says “his mobility and ult make it extremely difficult to get damage onto this guy, just pay attention to his abilities and wait for him to use his other forms. also dont expect to hit your ult every time since his ult will make him untargetable, watch out!”
HOW TO PLAY DIANA LIKE A MONSTER(guide in progress) by ThisIsMugetsu | Diana Player
Damy_Kage says “He is so annoying to play against. I personally always ban him because it's a champion, once fed, wins the game alone.”
Swain Mid never lose a lane. by Damy_Kage | Swain Player
undarsito says “ban this always. It can easily outplay you with the shadows. build a zonhyas first ”
M.P.C says “If he's in toplane harass the living daylights out of him and zone him from getting CS. He only has one ranged ability which is his Q and once he uses it you won't have to worry about pokes and also always be aware of his shadow placements, you can use that to bait him to use his Q. The only time he becomes a real threat is when he reaches lvl 6.”
Haywyre says “Beware of his shadows. Matchup is super unplayable if rushes hexdrinker or has Sorcery Null Orb (If he is running Sorcery you can be almost sure he has Null Orb). Dodge his q's. You can rush Seeker's Armguard if you prefer a safer lane.”
[10.16] Haywyre's In-Depth Rank 100 Katarina Guide by Haywyre | Katarina Player
Poppi Sama says “Has high burst and poke potential; buying zhonya's hourglass pre-level 6, will aide you in his all in combo.”
tyelp says “THE EVIL IS DEFEATED.”
[10.18] Que te queme con el beat by tyelp | Rakan Player
Frixen says “This can go two ways. You win pre-6, get the hell out of the lane, and never fight him 1 on 1. How you win pre6? Poke, safe distance, autospacing, wave control to not let him get minions without being damaged. Or you can just take all his Q/E damage and die. It all comes down to that. Remember, he has insanely high cooldowns that you can abuse. Recommended ZHONYA'S.”
RikudouDovahkiin says “Zed have too much option to choose from against you, he can play ranged and only kill/stop you with skill shots even if you win the lane, in a skilled hand Zed can destroy any possible enemy in 1v1. He may build Maw of Malmortius, Qss, Mortal Reminder etc. he has the advantage but don't let him fool you with his high mobility and damage. You can and will do better at teamfights which is his weakspot, as an ap carry and 2nd tank, you can turn the tide of the battle even without a proper focus on Zed since killing his friends firstly will scare him, if he got really feed make sure that you have some serious enough damage on him which is a critical point in a Zed v Vlad match-up, if enough luxury is supported by scores you may buy an early Void even to preemptive maneuver, and he has skills but not a straight damage through R other than shadows as his mark can be cancelled in various ways, you can cancel his ultimate mark by entering W at the right moment or even basically cancel mark by doing E + Pool when he is about to place the mark, against a safe Zed, don't let his team to do 1v3 and such at early game, as it can turn that rabbit into a chasing monster- however, Vlad is stronger in general even to be honest, but it's about how he's playing Zed other than advantages, as it can turn against him if he is an inexperienced player.”
How to Vladimir [Out-dated] Guide: Kneel Before Vlad by RikudouDovahkiin | Vladimir Player
meetori says “Rush Zhonya's Hourglass. Take Barrier summoner spell.”
[10.18] meetori's In-Depth Zoe Guide by meetori | Zoe Player
Shyirl2 says “If the zed knows just a little what he is doing you lose”
Shyirl2's Guide To Kassadin by Shyirl2 | Kassadin Player
Sebu says “For the most part, Assassins are your counter as Vel'Koz. However, if you follow the Steps I've listed in this guide (building Zhonya's, etc.), there is room to outplay these Matchups and still dominate the game. ”
Gyerchak says “He has too fast skills, can easly avoid any thing from Yone aswell ”
Statikk Shiv + Stormrazor Sustain Yone - le epic build by Gyerchak | Yone Player
SnakeOnRiver says “Face your ult to the opposite site he started on, just after he use his ult for stun. Then miasma and just kill him.”
[10.17] The holy and blessed Cassiopeia guide! by SnakeOnRiver | Cassiopeia Player
Silva San says “You overstep one inch in his space and he will oneshot you with a single long sword stay near tower. He is going to try and poke you down getting tear fast is vital to be able to farm with q. (Heal and barrier REQUIRED)”
GiAEcchI says “Don't join teamfight before him.”
lessbedone says “The main threat here is his Ult and shadows. If you manage to opress him a lot until he reaches lvl6 you will have SOME chance.”
MID/ADC Aphelios: Most in-depth guide you'll see by lessbedone | Aphelios Player
TrueVaIor says “Zed is not a counter like everyone thinks. It is a skill matchup. Most Zed players just happen to have more experience on their champion than most Yone players, so they win the matchup. Go Figure. There are a lot of ways to win this matchup, but the easiest is to save your cc for his ultimate. Keep your Q stacked while his ult is up. When he decides to ult you, ult directly behind yourself to guarantee a knockup. Follow up with Q3. Use W to negate his combo after he lands. By now his mark has popped and you have more health than him. Pursue him for a kill or freeze the wave and win easily.”
The Way Yone is Meant to be Played by TrueVaIor | Yone Player
LinCass says “Take conq with ignite, and possibly kill him early, rush armguard asap.”
[Season 10, P.16] LinCassX Challenger Cassiopeia Guide by LinCass | Cassiopeia Player
Melyn says “Rush Zhonya's, exhaust when he jumps on you, and dodge his shurikens and this is not a bad matchup. Remember especially to dodge the abilities that come from his shadow and if you're going to flash his ult, do it AFTER he comes out. A strong combo can be to flash E right after he ults you to blow him up.”
Lunasta says “A Qiyana against Zed matchup is kinda hardy, but you can counter his combo by going invisible or stunning him with your W on Water>Q and Ulting, if you're still having difficulties against him, try building Bruiser if possible and staying safe, since if he dives you, he IS going to die no matter what”
[ 10.16 ] A TOP 50 Qiyana's Guide (Top/Mid/JG/ADC) by Lunasta | Qiyana Player
GnarZing says “Take Comet or Lethal Tempo. You can bounce off of him when he casts R with good timing. You should win fights if you dodge his Qs.”
Zing's Guide to Mid Gnar (10.16) (WIP) by GnarZing | Gnar Player
Big Shawn says “Zed can become a major threat due to his shadows. These give him the range to trade against you. Should you consume all of his damage, then you've got a problem. It is wise to trade against him immediately when he has no shadow up, nor any enery or so.”
Ekko | Big Shawn's Mid Guide by Big Shawn | Ekko Player
broflovski2015 says “can doge ult easy and also his ult is kinda irritating”
[10.16] Ezreal Mid/Support/APC/ADC/Jungle| Ooo, that looked by broflovski2015 | Ezreal Player
Nooldles says “Like most of the assassin matchups, it is more of a skill difference than a champion difference. Minigame of can Zed land Q's early and W combos pre 6. If so he has kill threat onto you which allows him to manage waves in his favor and overall just have tempo on you which he can use to roam and impact side lanes. If you survive until 6 however it becomes almost like a Zed vs Zed blind pick matchup where you try to make the most out of the Zed R while he does the same. Whoever gets ahead in the matchup should in theory run away with the game but at the end of the day there is always a chance of outplay between these champs.”
10.16 Updated Sylas Mid Guide by Nooldles | Sylas Player
KYRiEz says “If ZED is a good ZED he will upgrade E, so be aware and dodge his E and not his Q.”
Cherryheaded says “Depending how well you sidestep you could still get some kills up, but he can just hold his ult until you press R, which [yone] needs past six to fight if not fed”
(10.16) Cherry's In Depth Yone Guide by Cherryheaded | Yone Player
Nanelol says “You can't really play vs him. He can farm from a safe distance and also outpoke you. Don't die in lane and try to scale against him. If he freezes the wave, you are doomed. You either ban zed or talon everytime. You can go Zhonyas but theres no point, only way is to ping your jungler.”
Omega Zero says “Moving onto Champion specific matchups, Zed is pretty difficult to deal with. Realistically your best bet is poking before you both acquire ult, as this is when Zed is most vulnerable. Unfortunately for you, Zed can afford to play the lane safely if he wants while still poking you, so you're best just trying to sustain this lane. He can easily dodge your moves and can burst you very quickly, so try to bait his W beforehand.”
A Yone Guide for You-ne by Omega Zero | Yone Player
ai darkfluid says “With his W reverted, Zed is scary. He's a very fast, strong one shot machine that can 100 to 0 you at level 6. Either poke him down, or take teleport to gank around the map without the requirement of walking there. Make plays preferably where Zed isn't. Even with the bonus health, he can usually one shot you is he hits all abilities. Consider a Zhonya's. Preferred rune: Spellbook/Omnistone/Comet”
A gold player's guide to Viktor by ai darkfluid | Viktor Player
ajw00 says “Ur ult counter zed r”
AP EKKO MID 10.16 by ajw00 | Ekko Player
Wolftastic says “When he ults he'll appear behind you, so use your charm as fast as you can when his ult ends so you can catch him under turret.”
Ahri Build by Wolftastic | Ahri Player
n0xiee says “He can just ult u and u cant really outplay this shit champ”
how to 1v9 carry by n0xiee | Kassadin Player
TK.BENEDICT says “Zed is a damage base champion with her skill that made him difficult to follow like her Living Shadow (Third Skill) that can also double her skill like her Razor Shuriken and Zed's Shadow Slash. ”
Kassadin Mid Lane Runes and Build by TK.BENEDICT | Kassadin Player
Kaali says “A Skilled Zed can burst you down almost anywhere and dodge many of your abilities. Go Fleet Footwork and ask for ganks.”
Kaalí's Yone Mid | The Unforgotten by Kaali | Yone Player
xtrinity01x says “Skill matchup. build an early zhonya to counter his ultimate. Poke with autos and don't stop moving to dodge his shuriken”
Morgana Mid/AP Morgana Supp (WATCH EM BURN) by xtrinity01x | Morgana Player
Zerolimit says “just The Godtier champ in midlane”
Change is goood... by Zerolimit | Kha'Zix Player
ThatOneKatMain says “Not a hard matchup as long as you react fast enough to his q and dodge it with your e you will win the lane.”
In depth Katarina guide by ThatOneKatMain | Katarina Player
Kr1zzy says “Gap close, ultimate, pop.”
PHASE RUSH ASHE MID by Kr1zzy | Ashe Player
IEnjoyPlaying says “A good Zed will give you some problems, since he can dodge your abilities very effectivly and deals a lot of DMG ”
Yone Build Guide for everyone! by IEnjoyPlaying | Yone Player
khaiuy says “every other mid lane champion is major (you understand this right?) and who pick zed while playing against twisted fate is a pussy”
Roaming Playstyle for Twisted Fate by khaiuy | Twisted Fate Player
Dzsuz says “You can win this easily if you can dodge his combo and use your e when he is trying to use his R.”
Fizz Carry Every GAME by Dzsuz | Fizz Player
irraclos says “you might have some trouble staying alive in lane, but after you get your tank items, nobody in the entire game will be a threat”
100% Busted tank abuse veigar guide by irraclos | Veigar Player
Rakgnar says “Even push, his W and R can be used to dodge your abilites, I would sit back, farm and wait for jungle to assist.”
Yone the Unforgotten by Rakgnar | Yone Player
Zoe Sparklepop says “High Even Be sure to stun him with Q AFTER baiting out the ult otherwise you'll die I recommend anti assassin build and rushing Seeker's”
SirDrPotato says “More info in the match up section”
[Patch 10.15] Qiyana Lethality Mid In-Depth Guide. by SirDrPotato | Qiyana Player
Magical Rock says “Zed can be difficult to play against, but once you realize that you cannot block both of his Q's it is much easier. Instead, all you have to do is walk to a side. You can also poke him easily though.”
The Perfect Assassin - A guide to AP Malphite Mid by Magical Rock | Malphite Player
The PaIe King says “Anti-Assassin Summoner Spells: Exhaust/Flash---- Build Path: Rod of Ages, Sorcerers Shoes, Liandry's Torment, Zhonyhas Hourglass, Void Staff, Rabadon's Deathcap. ----Rune Page: Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Ultimate Hunter, Zombie Ward, Presence of Mind, and Last Stand.---- ”
The Karthus Community Guide by The PaIe King | Karthus Player
maxtenj says “Another easy AD matchup stack armor and health like Sunfire Cape. make sure he doesn't dodge his Ult.”
[10.15] Crush the Meta, with Malphite Mid! by maxtenj | Malphite Player
snukumz says “If the enemy Zed is good then this can be a very scary match up. Punish him at level 1 if you can with Q's and auto attacks. Once Zed hits level 3 he can combo you and proc electrocute, which will do about 50%+ of your HP, so be very careful at that point. Do you best to wave clear and make him stay in lane. Once he gets 6 you have to stay back when wave clearing otherwise he can ult on you. Rush Seeker's as your first item, and make sure you get the Stopwatch Mastery/rune. The good news is that Zhonya's is a 1 item counter to Zed and Zed stops being a menace once you complete it. That is, if he hasn't already gotten fed. A fed Zed can 100-0 you without his ultimate. You're a lot better in even number teamfights so that's where you'll beat him. Always, always, always go barrier vs Zed. It will save you many times and frustrate him. Back if you get low on HP and he has ult, even if you'll be losing CS, it's better to lose CS and live, then lose CS and die. ”
Understing says “Able to proc electrocute from range AND all in you....200yrs.”
nguyenbautroi says “Zed is hard to win his lane but you can have a good trade with him at LVL1 by your Q and Hail Of Blades. He's can easy be counter when he's ult you that you can use E and W to escape or try to stun him.”
Killing Machine Pyke by nguyenbautroi | Pyke Player
TSMyth says “Zed, in my opinion is literally a skill matchup, people say that "Oh YaSuO is BeTTeR" or "ZEd fUcKs YaSUo". This is so false. This matchup is literally whose a better skilled player. I'd recommend you to go with Phantom Dancer and Ninja Tabi's because of his ult. And do remember don't waste your W unless he ults or does a good combo with his W.”
[10.15] NO MORE 0/9 YASUO (Guide) by TSMyth | Yasuo Player
1256 says “awful matchup for kassadin, can execute combo very fast, can pop boneplating from distance, tons of dmg after 6, straight countered by armguard and alternative stopwatch rush as well as outscaled fleet+res”
galactic kassadin guide by 1256 | Kassadin Player
cayden says “Dodge his combo and he is nothing”
Fizz guide season 10 by cayden | Fizz Player
Defensivity1 says “Has lots of damage early, advised to rush seekers armguard and ninja tabi then he goes from 4 to 3, his roams are abnoxious but he lacks wave clear.”
Defensivity's S10 TF guide by Defensivity1 | Twisted Fate Player
AZIR MEN says “Not that hard. Very predictable. Wait for him to ult so you ult him away. You don't get the kill but he's a snowballing champion who falls off. He NEEDS kills. Make him disconnect after you rush a seekers. Take conq/elec and barrier wouldn't be bad.”
Pentakai says “Extremely tough matchup. Consider buying an early Seeker's Armguard. Dodge his Q's and farm under tower. If he misses his Q's, that's your chance to do a short trade. After level 6, save your ult to dodge his Q's, especially if he has ult. If he ults then hits both Q's, you're probably dead. ”
[10.13] PTK| Choose Your Path | Kassadin Guide by Pentakai | Kassadin Player
Disaray says “Difficulty: Medium More information in the section "When should/shouldn't you pick Diana?"”
Ghostwalker562 says “I ban this dude every game because I don't like him :) Punching shadows aren't fun either.”
[10.14] My Extra Special Vi Mid by Ghostwalker562 | Vi Player
VeneficusFerox says “Skill matchup with a serious handicap for TF. Dodge to win. Get Zhonya's early, possibly start with Cloth if you are not confident. Also, Exhaust.”
[S10] Twisted Fate: Your Get-Out-Of-Bronze-Free-Card by VeneficusFerox | Twisted Fate Player
KitsyMamori says “In my personal opinion, I hate playing against Zed so much that I prefer banning him over Morgana. If you are facing a Zed, make sure to buy a ZH and use it at the right moment (when his ult is about to pop on you).”
Kitsy's Lux Build (MID) by KitsyMamori | Lux Player
only yasuo play says “Skill matchup. A good zed will never get hit by your q3 and will r you when you throw it. Try to bait him so after he rs you, knock him up.”
BEST YASUO GUIDE (WIP) by only yasuo play | Yasuo Player
SumiiSama says “When zed ulting you. Try to Q + W him and do zhonya. Try to let zed not farming and kill you. ”
Morgana cant lose! by SumiiSama | Morgana Player
Zwengo says “Play safe early and make sure to rush zhonya's first item. Be prepared for him to full engage especially if he has his R. If he does use your ult Q for safety, unless you land a good stun on him then follow it up with a Ult W and ignite if possible.”
Heimerdinger Mid OP by Zwengo | Heimerdinger Player
LizzyElune says “un match parecido a yasuo. en general es un match de paciencia, el va a esperar a tu Q para entrar asi que pokearlo con AA>E>AA es la mejor opcion y evitar su combo W>Q”
Como comenzar a jugar Anivia (En Construccion) by LizzyElune | Anivia Player
Art1val says “Build Zhonyas first and you should be fine. Try to poke him down and shove lane so he can't roam.”
PepeOnDrugs says “Zed will out-trade you pre 6 and his damage is higher than one would expect. He is not an extreme threat to you but still play with caution. Rush Seekers Armguard in this matchup, if need be. After level 6 you can burst him down. If he ulti's you, use your (W) as he can't hit what he can't see. You can also completely ruin his ultimate by having a Zhonya. ”
How to dominate with Akali by PepeOnDrugs | Akali Player
JustAF0x says “I usually ban him because in this patch (10.14) he got pretty big buffs.”
Talon Season 10; 10.14 by JustAF0x | Talon Player
Arsenee says “Play safe early game because if he has all of his abilties he will be able to burst you pretty good and at level 6 your laning is gonna become pretty hard.”
Michsds says “Just play safe, wait for ganks and farm under tower. Build zhonya after tear.”
Zytonek says “It's really hard to hit Zed with your snowball, cuz he has his ult and W, but if he is bad you can kill him easily.”
[10.14] Insane Nunu Mid by Zytonek | Nunu & Willump Player
etienne613 says “It can be winnable, but it's hard, he's zed.”
Talon Crazy Healing by etienne613 | Talon Player
ImaTastyPancake says “A good zed player can demolish most mages. Make sure that you always have your ult up before you play aggressively so you can avoid most of his all in before he can one-shot you.”
[10.14] Ahri Midlane And Support In-Depth Guide by ImaTastyPancake | Ahri Player
Jackpitts says “you have to build zhonya and useit when he ult you so you dodge his damage, than kill him”
One shot Fizz guide by Jackpitts | Fizz Player
Ekko Rush B Guides says “Another skill-based matchup. You have the advantage because you can negate his ult with yours or shield it with your W. Fight him when he used his abilities to farm or if he misses his Q with his shadows. A trick is to W on top of his shadow before you jump on him, because he will most likely switch places to dodge your Q.”
[S10] AP Ekko Mid Lane Guide - Short but Detailed by Ekko Rush B Guides | Ekko Player
lRusu says “seekers armguard rush + armor runes”
evilforreal says “Don't engage on him until he's blown his Shadow Dash so he can't break tether. If you think he has his ultimate, do not try poking with RQ. Save it for RW or RE to try and bait out his poor positioning. He's not great pre 6, unless his jungler comes knocking, because then his passive can have the extra damage needed to burst you down. Be mindful of the jungler's whereabouts.”
Hail of Blades Karma: Perpetual Mantra by evilforreal | Karma Player
Lavishmouse1032 says “just remeber when he ults he will be at the back of you”
Iron 1 xerath guide by Lavishmouse1032 | Xerath Player
manipulativexd says “You can't really deal with him. He can farm from a safe distance and also poke you. He will pretty sure roam on early, ping it always, don't die to lane and try to scale against him. If he freezes the wave, you are doomed. You either ban zed or talon everytime.You can go Zhonyas but theres no point”
|SEASON10| High-elo Kassadin IN-DEPTH Guide | 10.10 | by manipulativexd | Kassadin Player
Raf Rivens says “Take barrier , rushing zhonya first is useless , build classic core and use barrier on last sec of ult . It is winnable but u must farm & poke and wait for ganks”
[10.13] RYZE NEVER LOSE | 90% WiNRATE RYZE GUIDE by Raf Rivens | Ryze Player
henxs says “ He just makes too much damage. In my opinion permaban it.”
KromGa13 says “Bait his W so you can hit R easily.”
Varus Mega Poke MID by KromGa13 | Varus Player
Zephorgames says “A good Zed know how to play against Yasuo, if he know which combo to use. Just take Tabi Ninja and BRK, u can kill him easy, you will see ^^”
panger 174 says “te parece molesto hasta que te mata y te enojas, compra zhonyas y romea, es bastante asqueroso. cometa dh elec o hasta aery”
pangers zoe build by panger 174 | Zoe Player
ImDaNub says “Just poke him first 2 levels and play safe whenever he has his shadow up , after he wastes it he has nothing to defend himself , if he ults u just knock him at where he came from (not oposite direction!) ”
Basic Azir guide. by ImDaNub | Azir Player
Gageowago says “Heavy damage and can one shot you level 6 if you're under 70%. Increase your jukes when his w is out and stay behind minions to take way less damage from his q. When he ults you dodge the shurikens and try to avoid his auto to survive. Buy Zhonya's if he gets fed.”
[10.12] Ahri: The Charming Fox by Gageowago | Ahri Player
Debonair Karma says “Rush Rod of Ages with a seekers armguard. Please just don't feed him. Farm from afar and ward the river. Take teleport/barrier/exhaust”
A guide to Karma Mid [10.12] by Debonair Karma | Karma Player
topal says “this matchup can go both sides but galio has the advantage.Just don't use all your spells when you all in him because he can turn to you with his ult.As a general tip vs zed with any champ:when he does the w-e-q combo try to dodge the suriken that zed throws . ”
Galio op op ( in depth Galio guide ) by topal | Galio Player
subwrxpotato says “Zed is pretty scary because he kills you before you can kill him. Get Zhonyas second item.”
Lucian Mid is still OP by subwrxpotato | Lucian Player
Noodles912 says “Pretty tough lane. Most common counterpick into kassadin. Farm as much as you can level 1, and level 2 if he goes E second. At level 3, begin to go left and right to dodge his W+E+Q. Rush seekers and more armor. Take bone plating, and spam pots when you are low. When Zed uses ult, wait till he shows up, then immediately R away. If done correctly, his ult wont even budge your health bar. You win at 3 items. Watch videos on Youtube and practice, as you will see this matchup a lot.”
1v9 every game as Kassadin with Noodles912 by Noodles912 | Kassadin Player
Ignix0 says “Mirror matchups are reallllly boring with zed. Let the other guy r you then you r him and hes basically dead.”
[10.12] Master of the shadows by Ignix0 | Zed Player
zovlikas says “stay back and roam bot at 6 lvl”
[10.12 :MID] LUX 1200 AP |BY zovlikas by zovlikas | Lux Player
Papapostolou says “When he R, dodge it with your W instant, you should destroy this guys, buy zhonyas 3th item and then its over.”
Guide to the Vlad God Patch 10.12 by Papapostolou | Vladimir Player
KitsyMamori says “Zed can be a hard lane but keep in mind that your poke is the key to victory. Save your W for his engages and when he ults, blow him away! You can replace one of the items for a Hourglass if you're not able of surviving his all in (with ult)”
Ziggs Guide by KitsyMamori | Ziggs Player
SolarFlare433 says “Just ult when he ult sand use your w next him and His w so it would be harder for him to dodge it ”
SolarFlare’s conq talon by SolarFlare433 | Talon Player
ASDHUB says “If you can, ban him. His agility is deadly for Jhin.”
erickexe96 says “Champions with a better sustain such as Zed, Talon and Diana can pressure Akali during her laning”
Akali Guide - Mid - V10.9 by erickexe96 | Akali Player
Kataspina says “You can't defeat Zed easily. Especially if the Zed knows how to play the champ. All in him once he uses W, rush seekers and tabis and then he becames pretty easy to deal with. long sword 3 pots and zhonya 2nd item.”
Katarina guide 10.12 by Kataspina | Katarina Player
Lil Tidepod says “Zed is very strong. He has a lot of range and a lot of mobility. If he blows his shurikens, try and take the opportunity to do a brief trade, because to damage you he has to get close after they go on cooldown. If he gets fed, be careful. He can farm really well even if you push the wave under, because of his passive. Try and prevent him from roaming to get fed. Otherwise, play safe. If he does get fed, you lost lane and should just look to slow his push and roam.”
PRoli03 says “Ban this guy or you will have a bad time.”
Sanctuar says “Zed's ultimate can be easily countered by a Zhonya's, but do not underrestimate his damage potential in a 1vs1 situation. Picking Exhaust instead of Ignite guarantees you a lane without dying, but decreases your killing potential.”
A Swamp Master's guide by Sanctuar | Kennen Player
ZombieZack1 says “Zed will get in your Face and Burst you, Only way to Counter him is Zhonyas which can be Expensive and Ruin your Build Path.”
pokbun says “Difficult to lock down due to shadow and ultimate”
[10.11] INFINITE POWER | MID / TOP / SUPPORT by pokbun | Veigar Player
Fhizzikx says “This champion has high mobility and can easily swap shadows to kill you. He also has a R that makes him untargetable so if you try to combo him and he uses r on you, you're basically dead. You want to play this matchup by playing safe and staying away from him lvl 3. Lvl. 1 he is pretty weak to try to weave in a few auto attacks if you can to chunk him. Once he gets 6 you should play safer and poke from a distance. You generally don't want to shove the wave because you will be open to ganks. Try to let him push you in and ask for a gank. If you can get a kill on him you can win lane if you poke him enough. If he gets a kill on your its time to buy a seekers into stopwatch. If you don't have enough gold for either just get a cloth armor. You can beat him if he r's onto you and you e behind yourself so you can get a knockup. Follow up with w q r and if he is below 50% HP then there is a chance he will die. Not my go to ban but if you really cant deal with a zed then ban him. ”
Learn the Basics of Vel'koz by Fhizzikx | Vel'Koz Player
Cheesecake404 says “Similar to Talon, very hard to 1 v 1. You, just like talon, need to just try and farm and scale. Ping like crazy when he roams.”
roskataka says “Try to use combo of E => Protobelt => E(with stun) then combo hit with passive, W and Q He would be pressured to either fight your or run thus giving you the opportunity to farm and powerspike him since you outscale him in mid game.”
S+ Guaranteed Sylas URF guide by roskataka | Sylas Player
Capparelli says “Not easy but not hard, dodge his Q and you win, unless he uses W to dodge your Q, try to save R for after he does, if you have no R use canopy to hide from him”
Qiyana In-Depth Guide by Capparelli | Qiyana Player
BigBushMan says “This is mostly a skill matchup, whoever can play better wins really. Be sure Zed cannot land Isolated Q's, as this amplifies the damage it does. If he ults you, immediately W and look to dodge most if not all of his abilites, while also looking for a counter-engage with R1 into E. If he builds Hexdrinker, look for jungle help, as you cannot realistically solo kill him at that point. ”
Low Elo Akali Mid Guide by BigBushMan | Akali Player
ahrienthusiastmain says “It's somewhat of a skill matchup early on when you're both trading Qs but you have better auto attack range. Once he gets his E, you can no longer safely auto attack and you have to juke to avoid his double shurikens. Thank god for seeker's armguard. ”
Ahri Adaptable Assassin Build by ahrienthusiastmain | Ahri Player
BigBushMan says “Yay! Assassins! Zed is one of the most potent assassins due to his ability to get onto you from a mile away, 2 shot you, then get away with his R recast. Avoid getting too close to him when he has ult and make sure he has no way to hit you with an Isolated Q, as it will do more damage when it hits only one target. Freeze and ask for jungle help if possible, Exhaust is a must and rushing Zhonya's is another must. ”
Low Elo Xerath Guide by BigBushMan | Xerath Player
UnRealEssa says “I just perma ban him but if ypu confident try your best”
Syndra only guide you will ever need by UnRealEssa | Syndra Player
Giurg says “He can easily avoid your Qs and kill you with his ult. He is squishy, even if not as much as other assassins. Punish his mistakes, especially in early.”
LuxTheGreyWarden says “Read below in the matchup section for more info!”
[10.10]And They Said I Lacked Balance, Ha!: Luxeøn Style by LuxTheGreyWarden | Syndra Player
JccmSaysNom says “A skillfully played Zed is an insane bully and will force you out of the lane. Once he reaches 6 (which is likely to be way before you) he is almost guaranteed to get a kill on a squishy with no escape ie. you. Trying to stun him with your Ulti will almost always end with him dodging with his own ult or just dashing to his shadow. The best way to win this lane is not to play it, swap with someone #rotations”
yungkanna says “a skilled zed will get anyone to quit the game”
Katarina 10.10 by yungkanna | Katarina Player
Miandros says “A smart Zed knows how to dodge your ult and can poke your down from range. Be aware of his passive and his ult cooldowns and make sure to get a Seekers Armguard for the armor.”
Fizz basics for friends by Miandros | Fizz Player
Scyawn says “Can dodge your Q and outplay you.”
Noodles912 says “Save your E for his W pre 6, and for his ult when he is 6. Never max your E first, because he will shadow swap and deny you. Shove waves when you can so you can get a roaming head start. Use your R when he isnt in range to R you. Rush zhonyas, and go PTA.”
Pline says “Fairly simple matchup. Best time to combo would be when he has his W shadow on CD. Saving your W for when he uses his W for poke or when he R's you offers great dmg reduction. Rushing Seeker's Armguard is a very good option. In this lane he usually will not have the dmg to burst you if he's not fed.”
awarded shoe says “Rush Armguard's Seeker and DON'T TAKE HIS DOUBLE SHURIKEN COMBO ”
Viktor Mid by awarded shoe | Viktor Player
Astalfo says “Zed and Yasuo are a classic bet of "Who's the better player?" Keep your windwall up for when he casts his shadow, direct the windwall in front of his shadow, he's most likely going to position himself to cast his q in the same trajectory. ”
Hybrid / AP Yasuo CARRY by Astalfo | Yasuo Player
RockitoAhri says “Not that hard. Using the armguard build vs him makes it a winnable matchup. You want to engage on him after he uses his W. This will reduce his DMG quite a bit. ”
[10.9] Ahri Guide! Climb Ranked Tips S10! [D1 AHRI OTP] by RockitoAhri | Ahri Player
Malmortious says “He can escape your combos easily. Because of this, you should wait for him to use his ultimate first then use yours, to deny his burst.Though this lane is favored towards Talon, you can tell your jungler to gank when Zed has used all of his escapes if you're having problems.”
Malmortious' Talon Guide by Malmortious | Talon Player
Prenora says “psssh predictable, you can garuntee a free bubble when he ults you and like yasuo when his shadow is down you have a huge window to attack, try to keep him from roaming, as he can get difficult if he gets his items early”
Blowin' Bubbles with Nami Mid by Prenora | Nami Player
JoshAy says “A matchup I personally despise. Don't let him hit Q's because that is most of his early damage. His ult is nice for assassinations. Play safe so he can't all in you early. ”
Kami_EU says “Skill matchup favours Yasuo. Play this matchup slow, try to punish zed with AA > Q if he comes to AA the minions. ”
Frostbitte says “try not to use your stun too early or youre dead to his r - also rush seekers armguard”
[10.9] Free Elo Syndra Guide by Frostbitte | Syndra Player
chrissmunro says “High damage and hard to stun, however relatively squishy and not much danger pre-six”
The Path is LIT - A guide to S10 by chrissmunro | Lux Player
LolLogan says “its Zed. Pretty self explanatory with squishy hermi”
Hermidinger Guide. (How to play Hermi) by LolLogan | Heimerdinger Player
Frostbitte says “go barrier/exhaust and rush seekers armguard, also E on yourself and you should be fine”
[10.9] Free Elo Ziggs Guide by Frostbitte | Ziggs Player
The Venerable Racoon says “Tough since he can melt you once he get to lvl 6. Rush zhonya's to survive it, and ask for ganks”
Double Passive Vel by The Venerable Racoon | Vel'Koz Player
Frostbitte says “rush seekers armguard”
[10.9] Free Elo Orianna Guide by Frostbitte | Orianna Player
coongang says “This man is not a criminal but he does own the other 3 lower threat champion as "the master of shadows" and so he gets angry when uve been running down HIS slaves.”
Police Chase Galio by coongang | Galio Player
JackieXDz says “all assassins can snowball and kill you if you don't keep your distance.If he ults you E behind the direction zed ulted run/all-in then pray.”
Xerath APC Late-game melter by JackieXDz | Xerath Player
LolLogan says “anybody who is an assassin is bad for brand ”
Light a fire under your *** by LolLogan | Brand Player
SQBv2 says “Zed is a very strong 1v1 champ. Take exhaust and first item Zhonya's Hourglass to counter his kit.”
Viktor Diamond Build by SQBv2 | Viktor Player
Typical Yasuo says “keep ur windwall for his w e q combo, when he ult you Just dash into wave and block his triple q”
Yasuo 400+games with this build by Typical Yasuo | Yasuo Player
Lorde Uz says “Tomar muito cuidado e tentar manter o controle de lane e jogar safe”
Ahri Mid by Lorde Uz | Ahri Player
P0rk0 says “try to early kill him, when he gets lvl 3 try to wait for gank and bait his W.”
Inscaped says “Zed is a good assasin, which is bad for us. Good engage, good burst, hard to catch because of his W. Be very careful and decisive during trades and stand on the edge of your Q to last hit. If you're below 60% and he hits two shurikens, you're most likely going to base the fast way.”
"Know the loom. Be the stone." A comprehensive gui by Inscaped | Taliyah Player
Loading..Please wait says “Just ban him. You can't really do much especially if he knows what he's doing.”
Kassadin's Book of Secrets by Loading..Please wait | Kassadin Player
t3rminated says “This is my personal ban. He can easily escape your combo or just burst you down faster than you can burst him. The main plan is to POKE as much as possible. Having him low health makes him scared to all in you. Always build zhonya's (seeker's armguard first buy after Lost Chapter) and just hope he screws up. He out trades you and his abilities are extremely hard to miss on vel'koz's extremely phat hitbox. Let him push the lane and just farm. He will always have prio either way because if you step away from the tower he will one shot you. Tell your jungler to not fight scuttle too often as you cannot follow the Zed without him killing you. There is outplay potential against a zed though. You can predict his clone movement and try to hit a cheeky knockup (like this clip I hit). If you can bait him to ult you under tower you can zhonya and barrier to survive and punish after. Do not be afraid to just simply Q R combo them even at full HP if their W is on CD. No matter what happens you poke them and if you’re lucky you can have them burn summs.”
1Recycle Bin1 says “with the nerfs of the Resolve tree, Zed's matchup has become a bit harder to deal with, because he can just go precision while you have to go for a bit of sustain, so try going insp or sorcery depending on your playstyle. All in when his w is down and dodge his q and you should be fine”
1Recycle Bin1 | Only Fools Hesitate!【10.8】 by 1Recycle Bin1 | Katarina Player
Polygon XVI says “Zed has a hard time early game so you can poke him with your W to chunk his HP bar and deny him farm. However, if he's able to successfully land all of his abilities you're already dead. Build armor early for sustain and farm from a distance.”
Aurelion Sol Guide Rune/Combo/Items/Spells in-depth by Polygon XVI | Aurelion Sol Player
TDS Epic says “Zed is another hard counter due to the Lv 3 and 6 power spikes. Morgana typical has low HP levels and armor in the early game so Zed has extreme kill pressure. In addition to his mobility he can dodge your Q and R respectfully”
jster131 says “To be honest, this is really just a skill matchup. Some tips I can give you are if the Zed ults you. immediately start dashing around in an unpredictable pattern. This is because most of his pop damage comes from his shurikens, and if you dash around him he will most likely miss them (unless he is Faker).”
HOW TO YAS LIKE A PRO by jster131 | Yasuo Player
Zontasuna says “I just find it pretty annoying to play vs Zed with Katarina”
Zontasuna's Katarina Build by Zontasuna | Katarina Player
LurkinShadow says “Depending how you play zed can beat you early game however with this build you may be able to come back and beat him later on”
Lux Dark Harvest (Mid and Support by LurkinShadow | Lux Player
santifazio says “Mucho burst en R, nos puede esquivar la E con su W o R y la Q nos rompe las torretas. ”
MAIN HEIMERDINGER by santifazio | Heimerdinger Player
NoNameJ says “kinda a skill match up in your favour since u know where he is gonna be after his R if ustay safe the laning phase u good to go :)”
NoNameJ´s Anivia (D1 Midlane) by NoNameJ | Anivia Player
GopnikElite says “Abuse till level 6, when he hits 6 RUN”
Aurelion Sol Low Elo Guide by GopnikElite | Aurelion Sol Player
Jimmis says “it is winnable, but if he has jg duo, you are going to cry all game, or switch with top lane”
Carry on Daddy Kass by Jimmis | Kassadin Player
TordenLorden says “Kassadin is really bad against ad champions. E.g zed can do true damage on Kassadins q shield.”
M1keSujeffki says “Zed is a decent assassin that can all in you at levels 3 and 6. Stay away from his shadows and buy an early stopwatch. He will fall off if you dont feed him. ”
Beginners guide to Lux mid! by M1keSujeffki | Lux Player
LBmyBB says “This matchup is almost purely skill match. However, AD champions have the blessing of getting a lot of MR really early (aka hexdrinker) which can render you useless. Bait him using W and try and keep him at a distance when fighting. Most importantly, rush Zhyonas.”
LeBlanc - Maximum Efficiency by LBmyBB | LeBlanc Player
chrisloths says “Zed, similarly to Fizz, has great engage and no skill shots that be blocked by Zyra's plants. However, Zed cannot 100 to 0 as quickly as Fizz; save your abilities until AFTER he ults you. Place all of your plants and ultimate on top of you to hopefully trap you, and your plants' damage and ignite can hopefully kill him. Best case scenario under a Zed engage is a 1 for 1 trade.”
TheLuminosity says “Read in counters section:”
Apo420 says “This honestly depends on how good the Zed is. I'd recommend rushing zhonyas starting from seekers armguard and try to poke him a lot early game pre 6. Electrocute is the rune you should be going here. ”
A Katarina Guide. by Apo420 | Katarina Player
theboywhodominatedaplat says “this guide must make you better zed player if you R him and he R 's you use W to dodge his Q and try to triple Q his R shadow since he's most likely going to R back”
THE BEST ZED INDEPTH GUIDE FOR SEASON 10 WITH MATCHUPS BABES by theboywhodominatedaplat | Zed Player
theboywhodominatedaplat says “this guide must make you better zed player if you R him and he R 's you use W to dodge his Q and try to triple Q his R shadow since he's most likely going to R back ”
THE BEST ZED INDEPTH GUIDE FOR SEASON 10 WITH MATCHUPS BABES by theboywhodominatedaplat | Zed Player
Witchxry says “Hard matchup, but just try to predict when he's going to switch with his clone and try to charm him when he gets too close. Don't let him roam and get kills.”
Sloyr says “I personally find Zed really hard to counter, he can poke from the distance and has a lot of burst damage with Ignite at level 6. He can dodge your combo with his W. Wait for mid/late game and teamfights, and you'll be better than him. You can also roam to help bot.”
Carry your allies to the victory by Sloyr | Katarina Player
Kers2000 says “Only Pro Zeds are a Problem”
Yasuo Life Steal 2020 by Kers2000 | Yasuo Player
MomQueen says “Super high mobility that can make it a nightmare to land your abilities, and high damage to make your screen go colorless before you can say, "oop"”
Zoe Mid by MomQueen | Zoe Player
THE BIG BAD SAD says “he is annoing @ 6 but same with every assassing try 2 destroy him pre 6 after that poke him or roam and care his all ins”
how to get gold with zoe by THE BIG BAD SAD | Zoe Player
66lew says “After level 6 TF has to prepare for his ultimate and getting dived and the other player is guaranteed a kill so map awareneds. Expect to be dead so either have to Zhonya or move along”
Twister of Fate in all position [theory] by 66lew | Twisted Fate Player
MeBestZedEUW says “Why tf are you playing blind pick. To hope a zed matchup so you can get the next faker what was that moment? fuck off”
The AntiXavy Zed by MeBestZedEUW | Zed Player
Calggara Z says “he has great poke, and high damage and all-in. try to flash-dodge his ult all in and predict cage on his shadow, ignite early for movespeed and try to dodge his shurikens. zed doesnt counter yorick but can be very difficult to lane against. try to engage pre 6 if he has used his W to poke. he wont have an escape.”
Yorick Mid by Calggara Z | Yorick Player
anarch33 says “Zed can shut you out from CS'ing pretty hard and force you to freeze under tower, try to kill minions with your Q and also W to heal every time he pokes you; it definitely helps”
Master Yi Mid, Patch 10.7, On-Hit by anarch33 | Master Yi Player
Zeyan says “Immobile mage into assassin. Saving grace is zhonyas + seekers.”
Orianna Guide by Zeyan | Orianna Player
shitieboh says “If enemy zed is good he will deal a lot of damage and will not let you farm, avoid him if you can.”
Lux Season 10 Build by shitieboh | Lux Player
waggles says “Zed is a tricky one, If he is able to ult you try and save your tornado to use as he comes out of the ult to knock him up to stop his damage out put or Yasuo will be easily defeated.”
AD Slayer Yasuo Build by waggles | Yasuo Player
HarceaParcea13 says “Zed is very powerful vs Jhin mid”
My genius will be understood - eventually. by HarceaParcea13 | Jhin Player
ekkologix says “a well timed R can counter him completely , zed is a all-in mid laner ,just be carefull with his roam.zhonya's....”
In-Depth Ekko Build Guide!! { Mid/Jg/Top } by ekkologix | Ekko Player
NightClue says “try to poke him before his lvl 6 and go for zhony at first ”
How to play Zoe (Silver/Gold) by NightClue | Zoe Player
Eccentricks says “Ah, Zed. Pathetic. Ok, maybe not so pathetic, because he actually is good in Iron or something? Are you there? Ok sure, I can help. First thing is first, you play this matchup differently, you will want to all in him. You wanna look at your minions and see which one he is going for, then land your Q as he approaches the minion, and put the blast behind him a little. Once you do that, press E1 quickly (unless you are low or enemy jg is nearby) and move in on him. He will back up into the explosion, and from there you decide if you wanna all in. If he shadow warps or whatever, good. You have wave control now. I'd usually want to get Hourglass into this and max W, so when he ults, you heal before you pop like a balloon. Stay near the stop where he ulted though, so he can't R2 away.”
8wolf says “Many people consider him to be Azir's worst matchup, but i don't think it's as bad as they say. If you play the matchup well, he won't be able to engage on you at all, but dodging his shurikens is crucial. If you get under half hp he can probably kill you with one well-aimed combo. Take Zhonya's, if you need it, but i usually just try to keep as much distance, disengage with ult, poke whenever possible and farm it out.”
Daedralus says “A little more difficult melee champion because he can dodge your ult with his own ult. However, with the damage reduction, you gain an advantage over his ult anyway. As his W must be first cast then activated to teleport, you have a good window to use your Q to travel with him. Early game, you must be careful as his decently ranged burst can kill you, but you can always heal it off =)”
[S10] Hybrid AP Warwick [One-Shots + Full Heals Mid/Top/Jung by Daedralus | Warwick Player
MrRiots says “Starting Item: Doran's 2/pots Is a hard matchup. Keep distance, watchout for shadows. Try to get your E well placed and W-R quickly.”
Fuse Naru says “In lane poke him as much you can and rush Lost Chapter then Zhonya's If he R on you ,you should use W and E behind you.”
Ap Gragas mid by Fuse Naru | Gragas Player
Holfzera says “Skill match-up. Easy to cheese at level 2.”
Almost no Tiamat Talon by Holfzera | Talon Player
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Türkçe Ayrıntılı Kassadin Rehberi by 583498534583 | Kassadin Player
Gettsuu says “Injouable il vous détruit quand il veut meme sous votre fontaine alors rush stopwatch et attendez le jungler”
Tehqo says “You basically want to abuse him pre-6, and poke him hard every time he wastes his blink. Unless you have the upper hand, you'll want to stay safe starting from level 6. If you think you're going to have a difficult time, you'll want to rush Zhonya's, or even go Inspiration as your 2nd tree to get the stopwatch.”
NebuIa says “If you aren't good at facing Zed I recommend building early seekers. However, if you can dodge his q's, you should be okay. Save your E for his ult. He will always appear behind you, so e him when he R's and then R away, using your q for extra distance while r'ing. He's very scary even if you're ahead.”
In-Depth Challenger Zoe Main Guide by NebuIa | Zoe Player
TheBlueImperial says “A complete skill matchup in my opinion, if you manage to time your abilities properly to counter his (Max charging W for when he Rs you) you win, if he manages to bait or dodge them, you lose.”
[10.5] Galio Wanna Smash (Mid/Support) by TheBlueImperial | Galio Player
Je Suis Azir says “This is, as weird as it sounds, a skill matchup. BUT, it is only a skill matchup by use of awareness and game knowledge. Build properly, do NOT push and instead use your mana to punish him for every single fucking CS he gets close to get. You can be so annoying if you play well. So just remember, you can fuck with him SO MUCH very early on, then as he gets level 3 and so, he can sort of hurt you a lot. poke him as much as possible pre level 3 and pre level 6. ”
[Season 10] Azir Build : DOMINATE MID LANE by Je Suis Azir | Azir Player
ApWuKong says “Zed is bad if someone knows how to play him, he can just say no to Wu kong whole combo by pressing the w button, NOTE: when he r's you just press w (you can also press r but only if ignite is up that way he is not going to be a live for long) and it is prety funny how either he uses his whole combo on your clone or guesses wher you have gone.Note 2: Ok so zed can be placed on even but im making this guide for new players and new players might not have an easy time playing vs zed.”
How to carry as Wukong mid. by ApWuKong | Wukong Player
Tartertoot says “In my experience playing against Zed, I've learned that he's a very easy matchup to counter. Pre 6 you can consistently poke him out of lane causing him to fall behind drastically. As long as you haven't fallen behind this shouldn't be a huge issue for most.”
Neeko, The Naughty Tomato by Tartertoot | Neeko Player
TheSpark says “Can be a real pain in the ass if he's good. Zed's shadow will always appear BEHIND you whenever he ults, so time your q so that you can burst him when he goes in on you. Hourglass rush/early stopwatch is recommended.”
[9.24] Mid Guide to Lux! by TheSpark | Lux Player
Synetic911 says “Difficult survive, because Zed can dominate in lane, and the farm feed him. Other lanes can feed also with roams.”
Soraka MID DualSupport meta by Synetic911 | Soraka Player
killjeantette says “burst can get close combat with w ”
twisted fate AK47 Blue Cards Build by killjeantette | Twisted Fate Player
DirtyBellyDC says “Do not pick Vel'Koz into Zed. Very mobile and can be tricky with shadows which can make life hard for Vel'Koz as an immobile skillshot reliant mage. If you get counter-picked, play extra safe, wait for ganks, and rush Zhonya's. Ping everytime Zed disappears as you don't want him getting fed off bot lane. As long as Zed doesn't get fed, you'll outscale him and be much more useful in teamfights.”
(10.5) Extensive guide to carry every game (low ELO) by DirtyBellyDC | Vel'Koz Player
Impswitch says “Fed zed will win... so dont let him get fed... however you can lane really well against zed. you can poke him endlessly and even at 6 you have your ult to put him way out of position. play the lane smart and you can also roam a lot.”
Janna Mid OP by Impswitch | Janna Player
INT Zimmi says “I dont feel that zed is a harsh matchup because i main him and he's a fucking trashcan. So I can't give u any tipps for him :(.If your having a hard time just rush seekers armguard and I also know that many can't play against him and thats ok. If that is the case just ban him but I rather face a Zed than a Talon”
[MASTER] Kassadin S10 Slitter Guide by the fkn king of mid by INT Zimmi | Kassadin Player
GalioPlayer says “When it comes to galio , you hit E and win the fight or you dont hit E and look like a dumbass while you get bursted down , Zed can EASILY dodge your E which is very problematic in early game .”
The Ultimate Galio Guide by GalioPlayer | Galio Player
KitsyMamori says “His all in will wreck you. Avoid fights unless you have "Zhonya's Hourglass" to cancel his all in damage. ”
Kitsy's Diana guide by KitsyMamori | Diana Player
N4wt says “Difficult early, but free mid/lategame. Might be worth investing in a little armor early game (cloth armor/seeker's armguard). ”
[10.4] Kayle Mid Guide (Diamond+) by N4wt | Kayle Player
cobbzy says “His poke is a lot better than yours. I would go Doran's shield and make sure to go electrocute or conq in this match up. He will be roaming so punish the lane when he is gone, and roam whatever side he goes to. ”
Understanding Katarina: A Full Guide [10.4] by cobbzy | Katarina Player
KingBladePlayZ says “This is a skill match up, bait out his w, then go in for damage but be careful of his ult early game as it can turn a fight in his favor.”
Off meta Tanky Kat by KingBladePlayZ | Katarina Player
Te Hago Un Pan says “As well as Talon, being an assasin is pretty bad for Taliyah for being weak against them. Play safe.”
Get out of Silver with this Taliyah Guide! by Te Hago Un Pan | Taliyah Player
psychopath midlane says “you gonna have bad times there Farm under turret do not and againt DO NOT die early to zed, from lvl 6 shut wave, roam ROAMMM”
Rank 90 Kassadin GUIDE by psychopath midlane | Kassadin Player
Kildoes says “A good Zed might make your life miserable. Save E (and if possible, flash) in order to escape his ultimate.”
Lethality Ezreal by Kildoes | Ezreal Player
ioannissid says “As long as you can w when he uses his w e q combo you are good to go because even if he ults you can justice punch inside your tower.”
Season 10 AP/Semi tank Galio (updated once again) by ioannissid | Galio Player
NightSoar says “All in him, then Zhonyas his ult (from when he goes invulnerable, this will stop all of his dmg because he will fire all his skills at a zhonyased kat :P). Skill Varies. Be careful not to die to him.”
- The Death Lotus - How to Learn Katarina (In-Depth) by NightSoar | Katarina Player
Eryntel says “Highly mobile, they can jump on you without a second thought. Hard to punish but still winnable”
Rabadon's Death Cat | Yuumi Mid by Eryntel | Yuumi Player
vaske_lol says “Best advice is permabanning Zed. If you somehow end up against him, rush Seeker's Armguard and try to freeze the wave in front of your tower. Give up as much cs as you need and DO NOT let him poke you down into kill-range. If he ults you, wait for him to stop being untargetable and then ult away towards your tower. Try to roam as much as possible to make up for the lost cs. Zed is typically an easy gank before level 6 if you get him to burn his W to poke you. Make sure your jungler is aware of this!”
Dominate the game with Kassadin by vaske_lol | Kassadin Player
GESTAPOisHERE says “Zed is pretty gruesome. He has high burst damage and can leave a fight whenever he wishes. If you screw up a move, you will die. Always windwall when he ults so it blocks the shurikens and then your ultimate has to do the rest.”
[s10] The blade, above all things... | Beginner Yasuo Guide by GESTAPOisHERE | Yasuo Player
sekkondsEU says “Skill matchup, very fun imo. Ult is important.”
i am a heron says “zed will have trouble against you pre-6 and post-6, as long as you play around your cooldowns and don't get ganked. He can waveclear, but if he's using his abilities on the wave, you can just fight him. After a certain point in the game, he'll be able to kill you with his combo in teamfights every time. But hey, that means he's not using it on your carry. before that, make sure he isn't landing free poke on you and make sure to land your Q if he goes in. He'll probably coordinate with his jungler to kill you at 3 or 6 (or after), which will be a prime opportunity for a counter-gank.”
Ivern mid: the secret boss of the early game by i am a heron | Ivern Player
69 y e e t says “So much damage and also can cancel your Q and E combo.”
[S10] NEEKO MID by 69 y e e t | Neeko Player
CupOLatte says “Zed is really powerful due to his ability to burst you down with his ult. He can also zone you pretty well due to his E>Q. Play safe and bubble his shadow and you'll be fine.”
Zoe Guide [CupOLatte] {10.3} by CupOLatte | Zoe Player
lunox says “Diana favored but a good Zed can dodge your damage and still kill you.”
Season 10 Assassin Diana Guide by lunox | Diana Player
ShockStrikes says “Dodge Q watch out for his all-in. Riot please nerf.”
[9.24] Top & Mid - Mastering the assassin with no master by ShockStrikes | Akali Player
Aizenvolt says “Avoid picking Kassadin against Zed. If something happens and you end up against Zed stay under turret and farm. Poke with q and e whenever you can also ask for ganks. At level 6 just clear waves and roam to get some kills to compensate for early game cs loss. ”
Utility Kassadin [Patch 10.1] by Aizenvolt | Kassadin Player
stupid katarina says “You can go Exhaust + Heal into this matchup, his damage is way too high if you don't have E / R for yourself or your partner. Polymorph doesn't help much because it doesn't remove Zed's R.”
(10.2 PATCH) LULU MID/TOP FUNNEL BUILD by stupid katarina | Lulu Player
OhReflects says “Get zhonya's early to avoid his ult damage it really kills you to die early.”
[10.2] Katarina: The Blade Queen by OhReflects | Katarina Player
yoink my r now says “Skill Matchup. Der erste Kill entscheidet sehr viel. Wer seinen Champ besser kann gewinnt. ”
Kata S10 by yoink my r now | Katarina Player
lewdog says “If you can dodge his abilities early on and make him waste his shadow you can engage on him and do more dmg. When he ults you use w to go invis for a bit while he mashes buttons on your clone and the ult to knock him up as you come out of invis so he can't do any dmg to you.”
(10.2) Monkey Mid - Assassin Wukong by lewdog | Wukong Player
LONERlSM says “Versing a low diamond zed is night and day versing a higher elo player this champion is very good at all ining you at level 6 and with karthus needing 2 secs to cast ult zed can easily win this.”
Karthus Mid lane in Season 10 by LONERlSM | Karthus Player
Permabanivia says “His R is useless because you have an egg and you can stun him right after he R you. Very funny to play against even thought he have a better poke early.”
[10.2] Anivia For Dummies by Permabanivia | Anivia Player
Poro_King says “If the enemy zed is an experienced player, you are going to have a hard time. Don't fight him, if he builds mr items like hexdrinker you are doomed. Farm under turrent and wait for your late game, all you can do is this. You might want to build zhonyans after ludens echo if you are having a hard time.”
veigar build by Poro_King | Veigar Player
Mr Scandalous says “When Zed uses his W (clone) you just need to place your stun either on his shadow or around his shadow.But if he uses his ult just put your stun on you.( one of the walls on you)”
Best 1 vs 9 veigar runes by Mr Scandalous | Veigar Player
DravensBukkake says “Barrier. Rush seekers. He'll cry under tower. If he ults you, immediately ult him away, and use W E Q. Congrats, he's useless. Eren101 on YT has made a guide on him, go check him out.”
[S10] 10.1 - New Conq Azir - Combos, Builds, Runes, Matchups by DravensBukkake | Azir Player
Mid Win Repeat says “A good Taliyah can lane against him, but it is an uphill battle. Poke when you can but play it safe. It is possible to kill him in lane if you poke him down to about 60% and than land a full combo. ”
[10.1] Top Ten Taliyah NA Mid Guide by Mid Win Repeat | Taliyah Player
MarkeleleYasuo says “Vs a good zed you can try to fight him pre 6 but after that he has too many ways to dodge your 3rd q, so always hold on to your 3rd q and try to dodge as much shurikens as possible, only use your windwall on his W combo ”
S10 Yasuo Midlane Guide by MarkeleleYasuo | Yasuo Player
SupaSnor says “The only dangerous thing about him is his ult, as long as you dont fk up your positioning yourself, just take exhaust and he shoudnt be a problem.”
[10.1] - Australian Troll by SupaSnor | Aurelion Sol Player
DangerDevilZx says “He can go out from your stun.”
Veigar Dark Harvest [OP] by DangerDevilZx | Veigar Player
Marumo says “Threat level 10. He can kill you easily before level 6 and after unless you show him respect. You have ways to stun him using your E but honestly, the best advise is to just wait for the late game.”
Viegar, The Grandmaster of Evil by Marumo | Veigar Player
SrAlex-kun says “Simplemente pelea contra el cuando haya gastado las habilidades para farmear o haya fallado su Q con sus sombras. Unos trucos para jugar contra el son: - Le puedes esquivar su ulti con la tuya o cuando te tire su ulti utilizar tu W para que te haga menos daño. - Cuando vayas a pelear tira tu W en su sombra.”
Guia Ekko HyperMamadisima by SrAlex-kun | Ekko Player
ToilettenHund says “Every assasin is an extreme threat to mages, including Neeko. The strongest thing about Zed is his R, so throw your E behind you at the right time when he R's, so he is rooted.”
JUNGELJESUS says “Win The Lane or ban.”
BEST KASSA WORLD! Going for rank 1 s10 with this build. by JUNGELJESUS | Kassadin Player
YeeDS says “Very high damage early can punish you really hard if you don't go for a zhonyas rush.”
YeeDS's Ryze MID Guide by YeeDS | Ryze Player
YeeDS says “Much like katarina he dodges really well so go for a zhonyas rush.”
YeeDS's Veigar MID Guide by YeeDS | Veigar Player
Xelaadryth says “His zone control is strong, so it makes it very hard to close for auto-attack harass. If he's the aggressive kind of Zed who E+Ws you before Qing you're in trouble, but jungle ganks can punish him for using his escape aggressively. When he ults on you, wait until he's about to appear to energy ball and Q+W him for a quick stun.”
[S9] Lane Dominance: A Comprehensive Kennen Guide by Xelaadryth | Kennen Player
imidasi says “sometimes can easy escape/ problems with kill taric so taric can stay alive and frezze ”
Great Funnel Taric Main now top60 before top 1 world by imidasi | Taric Player
Braddik says “permaban this fucker zero counterplay he will kill you and you cant do anything if you do happen to play against him though take grasp rune page and start Dorans shield. if he walks up for minions trade with your auto attack or w to sustain your health. you outscale him but he wont even let you scale if he knows what hes doing”
CHAD KASSADIN 1V9 GUIDE by Braddik | Kassadin Player
EvilBird090 says “Early game Zed won't be able to kill you even if he hits his full combo, after level 6 dodge his triple shuriken with your pool. If you want to become invincible buy Seeker's Armguard. Like Ahri watch out for his roams, to deny him that push in the wave into his turret or freeze the lane in front of yours so he loses a lot of gold and exp for his roams”
KNEEL BEFORE VLAD! [9.23] (WORK IN PROGRESS) by EvilBird090 | Vladimir Player
AdamTheBig says “annoying if he is good”
Twisted Fate-Dopa-AD Mid Insta win by AdamTheBig | Twisted Fate Player
BeefyGem says “Has high mobility and range of abilities. He is your personal nightmare. Your ult stops his ult, however it usually leaves you without an ult next fight.”
Kayle Mid by BeefyGem | Kayle Player
Mortal333 says “Can W out of E , dodge any ability with his R,high burst.”
|META BUILD| A good Build/Masteries to use on Ranked Games by Mortal333 | Veigar Player
Kings Slave says “I add ZED as even because it varies on your playstyle. Time your E so you can't get any damage from his skills.”
Akali - The Dancing Ninja by Kings Slave | Akali Player
Sauropod says “Easily poked pre 6. but gets harder after 6. Get hour glass if can”
A guide for Anivia by Sauropod | Anivia Player
Calabeast says “This ninja is a pain in your ass. Zipping in and out the range of your Taunt and being able to dive you relentlessly and kill all your shitty teammates.”
Future Diamond Galio Main - Season 10 by Calabeast | Galio Player
BalkanGem says “Zed is also quite hard to hit with your abilities ”
9.24 Zyra Mid Guide/ Flowers are red, Zyra is fed by BalkanGem | Zyra Player
Sakaya says “Very hard matchup. Ain't really much I can say here except good luck.”
AD Soraka mid by Sakaya | Soraka Player
RefFusioner says “With Zed you are playing a game of who ults first.”
Live and die by the blade. by RefFusioner | Talon Player
Kings Slave says “Zed's W is a major problem so beware of him.”
HELLO LUX! by Kings Slave | Lux Player
spark2 says “Zed is actually a super fun (if tough) matchup. It's pure skill on your part--if you can dodge his Qs better than he can dodge your W, you'll win lane. Rush Zhonya's to negate his ult. Also, you can dodge his ult with yours, either by getting out before he damages you or by styling and going invulnerable when the delay pops. It's a really fun matchup, but really annoying if he gets ahead. Also, don't try to W him unless he's either cast his shadow recently and it's gone now, or he's already switched with his shadow, since he can easily teleport to his shadow to escape the radius.”
[9.23] Sekkonds (Mid AP Ekko) by spark2 | Ekko Player
Ganux says “Most Zed players know how to get you down. Try to bait his W so he cant escape or combo u with ult. Btw if you dont know yet, dont let him hit u or his abilities will stack dmg on you. It depends on you if youre too dumb to dodge or have no W. Nado after his R.”
Tayna says “Ugh, you will see him every game probably lol. It's an annoying match and VERY hard to win. Your E is almost useless, u can cancel his ult tho. He will roam a lot so punish it by pushing the lane”
Cloud375 says “This isn't actually as hard of a lane as one might think. Early game, you have much more damage unless he can get in close. Keep your distance and make sure to poke and burst him when possible and you should be able to win this lane. However, if he manages to get even one kill, you might as well move the difficulty of this lane to maximum as he can build quickly to oneshot you with his ultimate. Just remember that when he ults, his body ends up behind where your champion is facing so level 6 onwards, keep and eye for it and where he will land. Time your ult correctly and this is almost a free kill in most scenarios.”
For the risks, an AP Sona Mid Guide by Cloud375 | Sona Player
IceBite says “Skillmatchup, whever dies firt is R.I.P. Cloth armor start and double armor and its easy. Get seekers early and stopwatch or Zhonyas and you win.”
[Season 10] Master Katarina Guide by IceBite | Katarina Player
PAMICLO'S AKALI the Rogue Fearless Assassin by pamiclo | Akali Player
Garybaldo says “He's squishy so you can burst him with your combos, however watch out because if you miss your E he can punish you VERY hard, a single E miss could mean your death or a burned summoner. Early resistances (mostly Seekers Armguard) are a MUST! Tip: when he ults you he'll appear behind you, keep that in mind to time your E and hit him whenever he comes out of it. Use your W to see if he's roaming, spam-ping the hell out of sidelanes when missing, he has great roam potential”
[9.23] I look out upon humanity, and see only a feast... by Garybaldo | Swain Player
Sneaky boi says “He has very high damage and can poke you with his W. try to farm and wait for ganks. You can bait his r with your clone but it's pretty hard. Buy tabis and stopwatch.”
w00txkill says “Vs Zed, buy Zhonyas first an hope you get not 3 deaths bevor lvl 6.”
wrinkle_juice says “Skill matchup. Best to bait out his ultimate before going for your ultimate as he can dodge your knockup.”
(9.23) YASUO GUIDE FOR MID LANE (WORK IN PROGRESS) by wrinkle_juice | Yasuo Player
Tarael says “He's advantaged but it's not as hard as the other assassin, go for tabi's and zhonya's second item, when he ults you, stun him instant and run. There you go, he wasted his ultimate. ”
[9.22] Aggressive Aurelion Sol Mid Build by Tarael | Aurelion Sol Player
SF Shadow says “The skill of the Zed player decides if he wins or loses. You can dodge her E with your W and Ult. Furthermore, you are able to ult her, W to the side and wait. The Zoe will instantly Ult to dodge, and as you know, she always goes back to her position. Calculate that and use it as a „stunn“!”
My Zoe OTP Guide for Mid Elo by SF Shadow | Zoe Player
paykanishe says “Be careful with him and don't stay low hp at lane. Zed has kill pressure on you at every point of the game after level 3. Always respect his shadows and do you best to not let him get a combo that procs his electrocute. Poke him out hard when his W is on cooldown. A stopwatch can be life or death in this matchup, but it won't be up until long after he has Ult. HP and Armor are your best friends in this matchup, but dont build too defensively. Late game you still need to be a damage threat and your team will be able to chain cc and shields to peel whoever he is trying to dive.”
Top 10 EUW Ori (9.24) by paykanishe | Orianna Player
wedefx says “If he builds QSS, it would be the doom day from Malzhar. Take barrier or exhaust and build Zhonya.”
Mid Glacial Augment Malzhar Guide by wedefx | Malzahar Player
Novok says “Not that hard. Using the armguard build vs him makes it a winnable matchup. You want to engage on him after he uses his W. This will reduce his DMG quite a bit. ”
worddog says “Skill dependant matchup, most of his kit is choreographed so it favours Ekko.”
Ekko Mid 9.23 by worddog | Ekko Player
kali Jayce LAS says “easy. ez. Basicos basicos basicos ... aveces no es necesario sacar Zhonja..”
TF ASESINO // META VIOLENTO by kali Jayce LAS | Twisted Fate Player
4rr15 says “My personal highest banned champion just because he can go out your event horizen no problem”
Veigar build by 4rr15 | Veigar Player
Darth Nihilus says “Play safe early and try to help your team with ults until your jg ganks.”
Senna the Redeemer - Mid Lane by Darth Nihilus | Senna Player
SirZeros says “Try to play pretty safe against him. Focus on dodging everything he throws out. Abuse his lack of energy. If he ults you, just throw out your ulti or go through a tunnel immediately (if you're near a wall, the 2nd choice should be the better ^^'”
Tchouvline says “Explained in the Matchup section”
[9.21] Middlesticks, a genius pick ! (including matchups !) by Tchouvline | Fiddlesticks Player
Noirubilac says “Bully him lvl 1. Stay out of shadow range. if he misses q get in an auto, you outscale him as long as you dont' feed. (Hard to Gank, freeze wave if possible)”
Thresh Mid and Top / Resale Kayle by Noirubilac | Thresh Player
baldmidget says “Fun match up 1.Make sure to wave stay in the center of the lane 2.Always wiggle left to right (juke his q) 3.Everytimes he use his q,simply jump on him 4.When zed use his shadow q -e combo ,make sure to jump q on a minion ( too juke it :)) 5.At level 6+ MAKE sure to use ur ult after his ult(only moment you use urs ult before him,is when you flower combo his ass) ”
MironW says “Just like Katarina, Zed's burst is really scary, he can poke you from far away and if he ults you, you either stopwatch or get one shot. Try to keep him low with poke but this is a play safe lane.”
today we pray our luck will be okay (TF guide) by MironW | Twisted Fate Player
Pykistan says “The one who is better wins, but its easier for zed”
Pyke Mid by Pykistan | Pyke Player
ratasniper says “His W and his R really counter the shit out of you, so let him use his W first and if you see him cast his R on you, immediately cast yours for that shield and to imposibilitate him from doing anything. ”
Stop building Neeko wrong. by ratasniper | Neeko Player
Euphoric Toaster says “If you can dodge his Shurikens and Electrocute shadow combos, this is a pretty easy matchup. Poke/harass and shove him hard early. After level 6 just sit on your stun for the rest of the lane so he can never all-in you. The great thing about this matchup is that you get a free stun on him when he Ults you, to disengage his all-in or straight up kill him instead. To do this, Zed ALWAYS appears on the opposite side of you from where he Ulted from, you just have to get the timing down. ”
[9.21] S8/S9 Diamond - Midlane Heimerdinger - In-Depth Guide by Euphoric Toaster | Heimerdinger Player
Kokonev3inLOL says “Zed is a champion that have scaling mid game and late game. You will win early game but will lose to late game if Zed is nearly fed.”
[9.7] BEST AP SORAKA MID BUILD by Kokonev3inLOL | Soraka Player
thirstycamel82 says “Just make him waste energy 4head”
Akali The unbalanced nightmare guide S10 by thirstycamel82 | Akali Player
J Husky says “This matchup is quite easy. You can dodge his ulti/combos with your W, but he still does a lot of damage and a good Zed can surprise you.”
Vladimir - Exploiting the potential by J Husky | Vladimir Player
chloric says “A good zed will take bone plating against you. Be careful if he can do his W + Q + E + AA on you very quickly as you will literally fucking pop. Otherwise, this match-up is favor to you as you have better trades.”
xdKami_ says “Zed has an extreme potential to oneshot you, so be extremely careful when roaming or when he's missing. When zed R on you, he'll end up behind you, from HIS casting spot, time your Q there. Help your team by pinging missing etc.”
[9.20 MID] The Mage Assassin [Diamond] - WIP by xdKami_ | Lux Player
Zekery says “Dodge and hit him hard when he's close. unmounted and he has 6 just back ”
Plastique Tiara says “Try to win the line at the beginning. If you do not succeed, ask jungler for help”
!!QIYANA IS STUNNING!!|Guide Qiyana 9.21| Best builds by Plastique Tiara | Qiyana Player
Xethor says “its fun to fight against, just use your W when he use the R. and don't try to 1vs2 with another enemy because your W will not work very good”
Nocturne Mid and Top by Xethor | Nocturne Player
Chromuro says “It's a skill matchup, a "feed or get feeded" situation. Good zed's will make your farming nearly impossible, bad zed will have their 1st tier turret destroyed before 13 minutes. Pay attention to his shuriken and stay away from his shadow, you need to keep the distances between you and zed. If he dives you with his ult, run to your tower and be ready to press R, remember that after the animation finishes he appears behind you. Remember: nothing personell kiddo.”
Rubikko says “Oh, this is an interesting match-up, the one who first gets the advantage wins, farm, poke, but you take car of his all-in, (you have your W, but a good zed can kill you with it)”
Vladimir - Stomp the midlane 1v9 by Rubikko | Vladimir Player
Rubikko says “Oh, this is an interesting match-up, the one who first gets the advantage wins, farm, poke, but you take car of his all-in, (you have your W, but a good zed can kill you with it)”
Vladimir - Stomp the midlane 1v9 by Rubikko | Vladimir Player
Theurningninja says “zed can instaburst and get close to you within a second, he is the king of short fights. it is a number one ban if you plan to play irelia mid”
SeeEl says “Banning this champion post P5 is fine when you want to play Ori but just remember that you just do way more in teamfights. Just watch his shadow range and make sure not to take double shuriken. Punish him early levels especially level 1 and make sure to create slow pushing waves for priority mid & favourable trading. Watch out for his powerspikes and make sure to build zhonyas second unless dirty smurfer. If you die in this lane you will suffer greatly.”
-- by SeeEl | Orianna Player
Big Shawn says “This is a 50/50 Matchup. A good Zed will attempt to outplay you smartly and is likely to be successful. So early game, you have to give your best against him. You should be careful in future fights when his ult is up.”
Yasuo | The Unforgiven - Big Shawn's Mid lane Guide by Big Shawn | Yasuo Player
Big Shawn says “Kennen vs Zed. Same with the match up against Yasuo. Zed has to engage on you per melee range, which comes to your advantage as you then have the chance to execute your full combo + ultimate.”
Kennen | The Heart of the Tempest - Big Shawn's Mid Guide by Big Shawn | Kennen Player
Fox1ne says “Skill match-up againt,most zeds try to hi level 1 q and at level 3 trying to combo you,with a correct spell rotation on his combo instantly try instantly trading himwhen he shadow,make sure your sustain doesn't drop low cause he has greater sustain than you. Att level 6 don't waste your charm before his ulti on you.”
Fox1ne | #5 Ahri world otp | Art of mid lane by Fox1ne | Ahri Player
LunarkeGG says “Dodge Q's and try to trade when his W is down.”
[WIP] Riven from 0 to toxic riven main [WIP] by LunarkeGG | Riven Player
hoppyscotch says “Zed is a really easy matchup if you block his Q’s and land yours. If you build Phantom Dancer he can’t really kill you unless he is fed.”
(9.20) 4 Years of Yasuo In-depth Guide by hoppyscotch | Yasuo Player
Heavytoubi says “If you are cleaver enough to predict his moves, one trap and a E + Q will be enough in most cases”
460 mm Caitlyn by Heavytoubi | Caitlyn Player
Patoxic says “OH BOY, Zed is the champion that i always ban, but for experience i know they can be a pain in the ass, almost one shoting the turrets, and almost imprevisible moviments, they are a great treat to Heimerdingers.”
HupperMage says “If you are better. You win. If Zed is. You are dead.”
Just a Fizz build in my opinion :D by HupperMage | Fizz Player
Zulp says “Evasive, good ones will poke as much as you do .”
Your crazy best friend, Ziggs. by Zulp | Ziggs Player
Zeyan says “You are equal until level 6, at lv 6 when you try to engage he will ult and delete you while taking no damage from your engage. without ult and pre 6 you are around even. ”
Bronze Trashcan Katarina Guide by Zeyan | Katarina Player
thefeedski says “Major threat until Zhonyas is built - even then his ultimate CD is shorter than your Zhonyas. ”
Mid-Lane Heimer Guide. Carry To Diamond - Patch 9.19 by thefeedski | Heimerdinger Player
ZenonZeni says “Zed is an even match up against ahri but if you get Zhonyas you will be able to beat him in the lane easily.”
Ahri Mid - Season 9 - Updated Seasonally by ZenonZeni | Ahri Player
Shwaggy says “Skill matchup. Time your shields to dodge his Q's and block his ultimate damage. If you don't get oneshot, you can win the fight.”
Sziro says “(ENG) Zed is to ez figcht to akali. Akali has W block zed use R and akali gif energy. (PL) Zed nie ma żadnych szans z akali podczas walki w ręcz. Akali posiada w zasłonę dymną którą łatwo blokuje użycie przez zeda umiejętności R. ”
Akali Guide on 2020 year by Sziro by Sziro | Akali Player
IExxYI says “It's Zed dang it.. He's hard to gank and can be a really oppressive laner.. on a wrong step his all-in after level 6 he can even run you over under tower...”
Yuumi Midlane BC YTF NOT by IExxYI | Yuumi Player
OnlyCheeseBreads says “Ah Zed, my least favorite match-up no matter my champion. If he's ahead, don't walk up to the minion wave or push. Ward up so you can warn your team of roams. He WILL dodge your ult with either his ult or either one of his shadows (remember, Deathmark makes a shadow where he casts it). After you ult he just runs back in and kills you. Your only hope of running away from Zed is to juke him with W. The best you can do to poke him before 3 is to auto and Q, because if you E he just runs up to you after you're done and procs his electrocute and ends up dealing more damage than you.”
S9 AP Neeko build- I'm gold and this is how I play her. by OnlyCheeseBreads | Neeko Player
KarmaFull says “Very easy lane, just dodge his blades”
Sink in gold | 9.19 | Pyke guide by KarmaFull | Pyke Player
Wizboy73 says “Ban this matchup at all cost, if you forget to ban it rush upgrade into seekers armguard, stay under turret and take barrier. at lv 6 you will die if you over push, he's probably your hardest lane.”
Guide to Learning Viktor by Wizboy73 | Viktor Player
Ramio2169 says “He has some poke potential and can all in you. Rush armguard so you can take the damage better.”
Azir build by a NOOB by Ramio2169 | Azir Player
EvilOranges says “D-Blade or D-Shield. I personally hate the Zed matchup. It is a skill matchup, but also extremely snowbally. Whoever gets first kill in lane often wins the game and stomps the other. Watch his shuriken poke level 1, go all in 2, and respect his level 3 and level 6 powerspike. After he ults, he will show up behind you so you can tornado behind you and ult him. Take Conqueror or Fleet Footwork.”
ranyyyy says “This is an auto ban if you are playing Draft, its hard to dodge his combos if he is a good zed player, i recommend banning him always”
One shot veigar patch 9.18 Mid and supp by ranyyyy | Veigar Player
WonderFUllGuy69 says “You will really need your skill on that one. Try to stun him with your E as soon you see him using W or atleast dodge. Repeat that until you stun him and then go all in. If he leaves you low on hp and ignites you just use W to get that health regen form your passive and just run and pray. You may also try to waste his R, this will be a free kill.”
Pyke Mid | The Roaming Monster $$$ by WonderFUllGuy69 | Pyke Player
TwilightKid Zoe says “His W Living Shadow completely negates E Sleepy Trouble Bubble you lose most trades and multiple targets”
Full Kit Ultimate Zoe Smite/Hextech Flashtraption by TwilightKid Zoe | Zoe Player
AwesomeTeddyBear says “He is op but if played right you can beat him.”
The best Ekko guide. by AwesomeTeddyBear | Ekko Player
KadiusFTW says “As long as you can lay an E at your feet with consistency, whenever Zed dives you you can make an easy kill. Usually, an E W Q (start moving backwards at Q) W R kills. But be aware, he can also combo kill you quickly as well. Engage with caution.”
The Nyoom-iest Vel'Koz by KadiusFTW | Vel'Koz Player
TruePvPYT says “The Lane is even and to beat a zed all in when you are both lvl 6 you need to either ult first and wait for his ult and then Q or just let him ult first and ult right when he tries to all in you with tripple shurkens so you dodge them and you kill him maybe.”
[9.18] Play Zed like a God by TruePvPYT | Zed Player
kiewe says “He can do a lot of damage even early but if he gets ahead of you,you could just rush zhonya early,you can also add more points to your w if you're feeling unsafe after he hits lvl 6.”
LUX ONE SHOT by kiewe | Lux Player
TwoDoubleSix0 says “save your ultimate for when he is using his, and you should be good. ”
HARDCARRY - PENTA-KILL ZILEAN by TwoDoubleSix0 | Zilean Player
schulti012 says “If you're playing kassadin just ban it imo. You can get zhonyas, but he'll have prio early and outroam you most of the times. He has high kill pressure after 6 too.”
Highelo In-depth Kassadin guide by schulti012 | Kassadin Player
Ninjuo says “Hard early game but you should be capable of killing him after getting protobelt. Use your pool as soon as Zed gets out of his R.”
Vladimir full course guide - MID by Ninjuo | Vladimir Player
Vispectra says “Zed is an ad assassin , making him a rough match up for Kassadin but he's not as bad as Talon. This will be a losing match up for you but depending on how good the Zed is you might be able to kill him a few times in lane. It's not uncommon for a Zed to try to W E Q only to miss it all and you end up winning the trade with your electrocute to the point where an R flash E W will kill him. Hourglass is a no-brainer into him.”
Massadin Guide season 9 for mid lane! (9.17) by Vispectra | Kassadin Player
Zero Two says “This champion requires a good amount of skill, but as long as you dodges his Q's you are fine. Bait his w, and then look to kill him. If you have a lead over him, don't get cocky as he can turn the fight around at any time. Also, do not forget his ult, remember to not toss out your E in panic when he uses it. ”
Captain Astora says “Zed is pokey at a Range. You can still bully but play a bit safer.”
Illaoi the Bully by Captain Astora | Illaoi Player
PizzaMarine says “Ninjas are but wimpy fiends who must be sucked dry by the Harbinger of Doom. Zed can do alot of damage if he is able to get multiple shurikens at once on you, but your poke game will be immeasurable, and the simpleton Zed player will believe they have gotten the better of you as they all in you. However, Drain does a lot of damage that many players do not expect, so pick the right times to go in and settle the score with this masked heathen.”
Ultimate Counter; Make your enemies feel their fear; Fiddles by PizzaMarine | Fiddlesticks Player
vzelt says “Going against zed is usually a skill matchup. Most trades will go even and at level 6 you should try to all in before Zed all ins you. In the late game you can outscale zed and become a 1v1ing Machine.”
MehmetPower69 says “He will poke you with q so before you start getting stacks and damage output. Before that has happend he will do everything in his way to try getting you behind or even killing you.”
Veigar Guide by MehmetPower69 | Veigar Player
MehmetPower69 says “Zed can easily poke with his Q and all in with ult. If you want to stay alive from his burst and have a chance in laning phase you need do use stopwatch or build zhonyas to dodge his ult.”
Guide for Heimerdinger by MehmetPower69 | Heimerdinger Player
Cbradude says “Just ban this pos. You have to build Zhonyas early and always save Q to stop his engage. He isn't the biggest problem for you, but for your other lanes.”
[9.16] Go banana with Morgana by Cbradude | Morgana Player
Potato Power says “Working on a update for Vs. Champions”
Xerath MID - [Analysing enemies] by Potato Power | Xerath Player
Michelaengelo says “Just play your lane carefully. Take exhaust if you have to. If you can last until you have 3 items it's pretty much a win. Rush Zhonya.”
[9.15] IN DEPTH Karthus mid guide 65% winrate by Michelaengelo | Karthus Player
SepekuAW says “This matchup is really not that hard for syndra unless you fall behind. Zed is very obvious about what he wants to do. He's going to walk up and W + EQ you when you go to farm. Bait this out by walking in then turning back, or tank the E + W and dodge the shurikens with a side step (zed's q is all the damage). Never ult zed before he ults you, it will dodge your ult. Only ult zed first if you stun him and are in range to instantly ult after the stun, or if you have zhonyas you can ulti him then zhonyas so he can't press r to dodge your ult. Pay attention to his shadow, if zed throws out a W before his R he can instantly snap to the W shadow but not the R.. if he doesn't use his W and he just r's you, throw a q behind you and stun him immediately. then unload combo. Syndra wins if you can just dodge the shurikens from the W + EQ combo.. always side step!!!!!!!”
SepekuAW untapped power Syndra guide! by SepekuAW | Syndra Player
Flygenring says “Kind of hard matchup, if you dodge his abilities you win. Get zhonyas 3rd item.”
Flygenring's Kassawin Guide by Flygenring | Kassadin Player
TwentyZero says “If someone Ban fizz, or Kassa, ban zed.”
Some problems need Geometrical solutions. by TwentyZero | Vel'Koz Player
TrueDelta27 says “Poof your gone, out burst him before he can burst you.”
Its time to throw some orbs at them fools by TrueDelta27 | Syndra Player
Tempester says “Skill matchup, but if both of you have the same level of skill, Yasuo is favoured against zed. Bring exhaust.”
Tempester's Yasuo Guide by Tempester | Yasuo Player
NarutoKirtoBesTR says “It's a skill match-up but If you let hım to do combo u will lose the lane so be careful his combo and don't let hım to blast his electro”
NarutoKirtoBesTR's build by NarutoKirtoBesTR | Akali Player
quinniston says “Watch out for 6, all about positioning and timing. Might want to grab a stopwatch for his ult. ”
Galex Myst says “Your R denies his R, melee champ, look for his Roam ”
The Mystic Carry Guide by Galex Myst | Bard Player
Flexxed says “Another extremely strong lvl 6 that you just cannot compete with. Abuse the fact that he is melee until he hits lvl 6 then you need to be very careful. Early Seeker's armguard is mandatory.”
[9.16] Flexxed's Viktor Guide by Flexxed | Viktor Player
Xavier Senori says “Zed is pretty easy to deal with, especially in the current meta. Take Exhaust against him, and laugh at his attempt to all in you. Pre-6 you wreck the lane, as his only reliable means of farming is with his Q. If he all ins you, just drop your Miasma, move into it, exhaust, and destroy him. Rush Zhonya's and Seraph's Embrace/RoA and his chance of killing you will disappear completely.”
In-Depth Competitive Cassiopeia Guide - With Comet Cassio! by Xavier Senori | Cassiopeia Player
Kreezhem says “Skill matchup. Zed still has an edge because he can dodge your ultimate easily. I'd recommend stunning with W first.”
Annie Speedster - High Elo Guide by Kreezhem | Annie Player
Kaized says “Very bursty AD damage, your shield does almost nothing. Stay far back and farm with W.”
[9.15] Support!...but in the mid - Morgana Mid Guide by Kaized | Morgana Player
Dingye888 says “sit on windwall if he ult, so his q dose no damage, = he do no damage = git good from god.”
yatsukiko says “High mobility, can escape your golden card with either W or R, you are also very squishy. ”
Buffed split pusher Twisted Fate by yatsukiko | Twisted Fate Player
AKFoxy7 says “Even matchup. Harras him w/ water enchant and earth combo. Make sure to NEVER ult aggressively, always keep your ult for his ult as you can stun him and get a lot of damage on him and maybe even kill him.”
Drewkemia says “Pretty even matchup. I'd say this is the most fun lane to play. Tip: Don't ult him until he ults first or if he doesn't have ult. The invis from ult (and nimbus cloak hehe) will help you dodge his skill shots. ”
Drewkemia's Talon Guide by Drewkemia | Talon Player
Zeprius says “Like Fizz... u counter this guy... W before he reapears and his ult will be gone”
VvAnYmvV says “if u are a real good main akali u can beat him…. and zed wont be a problem for u ”
Akali Prestige by VvAnYmvV | Akali Player
kilgta says “Level 1 to 3 you bully him hard, level 4 to 6 dont overextend he can allin you and you will lose. After level 6, you bully him. If he QSS first item look to chapter into zhonya imediately. Finish your ludens later. Can start corrupt pot.”
[9.14]Easy way to higher elo by kilgta | Malzahar Player
MechaaZero says “Ban Him. BAN him. BAN HIM. I literally have banned Zed every game I have played since around 70k mastery points on this champ. The lane is a complete lost cause, and you will just end up feeding him.”
[8.24] Zoe - Penetrate their Souls [320k Mastery] by MechaaZero | Zoe Player
Latarnia40 says “Altough you can doge his combos with your E, he can easily burst you down. Always pay attention and remember to only use your e when you have to. Poke him pre lvl 3. I usualy ban him.”
Basic AP Glacial Augment Ezreal Guide by Latarnia40 | Ezreal Player
CC Diana says “Difficulty: Easy (Details in Matchup section)”
GaspiNinja says “Zed is an extreme threat as long as he does know how to play against you. To counter him, press your q after 0,5 sec of him ultying you behind you, as he'll appear there and you can instantly full combo him, and you prob can kill him.”
maplecat21 says “Dodge the shurikens pre-6, and harass him on farm. Post-6, save stun for when he ults. When he ults, place your ult beneath you, throw stun as he comes out and murder him.”
Eternal Winter - Controlling the Game through Waveclear by maplecat21 | Anivia Player
poolooto says “He has many ways to dodge your spells. A good zed will be hard to win against. Play safe. If he ults you, try to ult away from him once he appears behind you. Do not try to charm him while he is ulting you, you will miss since he reappears BEHIND you. Sidestep his W-Q's.”
RagexAddict says “This lane will be very tough for you to handle. He only has to deal with energy costs and his early damage is very dangerous. His passive will do extra damage to you when you're below 50% health, so bear that in mind when going to trade with him. When he uses his shadow to try to poke you, go in on him and get free damage on him. He will lose every time. At level 6, save your E, as it will cancel his ultimate and put it on full CD.”
Ponito says “-Fleet + Resolve -Without passive, dont trade. -Windwall Q -Dont fight while low HP (Zed passive will destroy you.) Care with lv 6 Tabis are important. Bully Zed early levels His CDS are really high and urs are really low. Zed is really dangerous once he gets Letalithy items, CD items. ”
Yasuo by Ponito | Yasuo Player
DankPepe5000 says “If you're against a smart zed he will just nope tf out of there before you can put your combo.”
S9 DankPepe5000 All In Malzahar Build by DankPepe5000 | Malzahar Player
CoffeeCube says “He can all in you easily with his R and shred you down from a distance with his shadows.”
League Veigar Guide (Patch 9.14) In Depth Guide! by CoffeeCube | Veigar Player
EvilOranges says “Corrupting Potion or Doran's Shield. This matchup is hard because you cannot step up, much like Talon. You have to farm with Q, and can't get hit by his Q. You are somewhat safe to walk up and farm is when his W shadow is down. Stay in the wave so you take less damage from his Shurikens. Watch his level 3 powerspike, and his level 6 all in.”
Perfectly Balanced - 9.14 Kassadin Guide by EvilOranges | Kassadin Player
OP Goose says “stupidly overtuned as soon as he gets any lethality. against bad zed players you'll be fine but if they are mechanically skilled you are f'ed in the A”
Qiyana is our queen (mid carry) by OP Goose | Qiyana Player
Envel says “Thats a pretty funny matchup because it can go either way. BIG ADVICE: When Zed ULTS YOU. CHARM BACKWARDS, Cause Zed is gonna come out of his ULTIMATE BEHIND YOU!!!!!”
treemor says “Zed is a nightmare to deal with. Try and abuse his LV 1 & 2 weakness but be careful of his LV 3 and Lv 6 powerspikes. Take Barrier/Exhaust and make sure to get good vision to make sure he doesn't get ahead by roaming”
Treemor's S9 Corki Guide (WIP) by treemor | Corki Player
Moonlit ace says “He also is dangerous like yi so be carefull when playing against him.”
Veigar mid build by Moonlit ace | Veigar Player
adzzb says “just shroud or zhonyas his mark and you should win lane”
Season 8 | Akali - The UNSTOPPABLE Carry! by adzzb | Akali Player
The Jhin Cena says “The only sense that you counter Zed is his ultimate. Save your E so right as he's flying at you, jump up on your pole and it'll avoid it. You can always get Zhonyas for backup. However even though Fizz counters his ultimate, Zed is still superior in damage and a good Zed can dodge your ultimate as it's flying at him.”
Snowballing Mid Lane / Jungle / TT Fizz: In Depth Guide by The Jhin Cena | Fizz Player
lucario200151 says “rush hourglass after lost chapter. play as safe as possible early because he out damages you.”
[9.13]The best final boss there is! Veigar guide by lucario200151 | Veigar Player
SrSuders says “Zed zu besiegen kann schon eine schwere Aufgabe sein. Er hat großes Outplay Pontetial was ihn schwer zum Fassen macht. ”
Yegie says “A good zed is a counter to most things in the game. He has super high kill potential and can dodge your E with his ult. The only thing you have going for you is to W under tower after he ults you, but a good zed will just shadow swap out. My go to ban.”
Ap Trist Jank by Yegie | Tristana Player
Somoko says “I'm afraid I've yet to find a way to have a positive lane against Zed with Janna. You want to avoid picking Janna into Zed at all costs. Honestly.”
Rarely Pro says “The nature of Zed's abilities makes him hard to handle, however, rushing Zhonya's Hourglass with massively impact the game and make your life much easier. Save Zhonya's for his ult.”
Veigar | THE INSTAKILL YORDLE! by Rarely Pro | Veigar Player
Fluctuation says “Try to win before level 6 by using the following combo: E in, auto, Q for Electrocute, W to avoid damage. After 6, bait his ult and then dodge his skillshots by using W.”
Wukong Mid by Fluctuation | Wukong Player
WantedHamster says “I recommend going for barrier agaisnt him,since if he ults you and you're low hp,you are probably dead. So make sure to use it when his 2 R attack comes.”
Qiyana Builds - Midlaner ,Jungler,Top by WantedHamster | Qiyana Player
picarowanderer says “You can beat Zed pre-6, but afterwards, may get pretty hard to play against. ”
Pidge18 says “Takes a alot of practice to get used to. Bring Exhaust or Barrier. If you are new, barrier to negate his R early game. Try and by Seekers Arm guard first back and then build up Ludens.”
Azir Guide (In-Depth) by Pidge18 | Azir Player
Thecookiesmudkip says “Zed high dps and mobility makes him a very hard champ to 1v1 against. When playing a good Zed player you should just wait for your jungler or go for a gank.”
AP-MID NUNU, AND JUNGLE :) by Thecookiesmudkip | Nunu & Willump Player
LyndonK9 says “Zed is a really hard match up because he can combo you from range and there's nothing you can do about it, Try and poke him early. When he ults you he always lands behind you so you can use that to land your charm. Buy an early stopwatch, take barrier and do your best to dodge his Qs and farm.”
9.12 Ahri Guide by LyndonK9 | Ahri Player
hipstersora says “The matchup requires outplay, and Zed can do more to you than you can to him. Be scared of him AT ALL TIMES. Play passive, farm better than he is, and poke when you can. If he ever ults onto you, he'll pop up behind you so ult that way correctly timed to land that big damage. You may want to take Perfect Timing for the stopwatch over boots, and end up building a Zhonya's. You demolish late though”
E-Z Breezy AP Ezreal (1000+ AP) SUPER IN-DEPTH by hipstersora | Ezreal Player
LighterDay says “Zed is able to escape Veigar stuns, dodge ults, and dodge other abilities just by using his W. This champ will prevent you from farming and poking.”
[Patch 9.12] How To- Veigar Mid by LighterDay | Veigar Player
Thecookiesmudkip says “Same goes for Zed. he is one of the only melee champions who can destroy you.”
Mid-Nocturne (and jungle) ;) by Thecookiesmudkip | Nocturne Player
KatAirlines says “Just ban him if possible. His ult can waste all your combo. She is a terrible matchup for Kat.”
Dark Harvest Katarina Pro Guide by KatAirlines | Katarina Player
Nightshade17 says “Easy Match up, you can out push, out sustain and out all in him. Remember you can remove his ult from you by pooling or using zhonyas will he is invisible in his ult. If you are having lots of trouble with him you can rush a zhonyas which pretty much removes all threat of him killing you.”
[9.12] Vladimir guide & Tips & Tricks by Nightshade17 | Vladimir Player
PhoenixianSlayer says “Just like Fizz if he's skilled. Otherwise, easy win”
The Team Slower: Aurelion Sol by PhoenixianSlayer | Aurelion Sol Player
TotallySugoi says “Be very careful in this match-up. He has a lot of burst and can pop you. Take barrier if you feel you will feed. Try to poke him and dodge his poke. All-in combo if you catch him with Q.”
Lux Midlane, The Queen of Burst by TotallySugoi | Lux Player
BenLegend443 says “He's super mobile and bursty. You're screwed. You don't one-shot anyone with your ulti(as far as I know), so he's going to shred you.”
Karthus Guide: Feel the frailty of life by BenLegend443 | Karthus Player
Ahrimu says “An insane hardcounter after lvl 6, you can play a bit aggressive before he has his ultimate and maybe pick up a kill. After lvl 6 just ask for some ganks and play under your turret.”
YayaLoL says “Ah Zed players they play so scared till 6 and just claps you. So you have a early game window to kill him. He is ad so going the Electrocute rune page is probably the best bet and trying to get a early lead on him.”
AP Gragas Mid / Top Lane (Rank 4 NA) by YayaLoL | Gragas Player
TheLuminosity says “Use LVL 1 as an advantage.”
Final LIGHT!! by TheLuminosity | Lux Player
Yenwai says “his cooldowns make poke a hassle until he gets level 3 and even then he has to spend all his energy and abilties to do so. his R is a joke to Malzahar, when he ults just get away from his shadows and R him when he comes out. keep pushing his lane, taking first or second tower easily. mid and late game use your silece to lock him down and only R him to safe yourself in a 1v1 or if he gets fed from roams or bad plays.”
What i've learned from getting M7 on Malzahar by Yenwai | Malzahar Player
LilShurima says “He beats you in when he all ins. Go barrier and try to get away from him or ult him away when he goes in.”
Schmigo says “All in before level 6 dodge his level 2 QE poke but only all in if you poked him enough with you Q”
KATARINA BRONZE GUIDE (9.12) by Schmigo | Katarina Player
SkyLaws says “If he knows what he's doing, you're pretty screwed. His insane burst is too much for Lux. However, there are ways to make it hard for Zed: -When he uses W, try to change your direction when he lands the combo, for his Q deals the most damage. One of his abilities missed will lead to no Electrocute trigger, and if he'll try to W again for basic attack, you can Q+E him. -Rush Zhonya and use it after he ults, but before he uses Q. This way you reduce his kill-potential and increase yours. -Don't get too ambitious on him, his combo bests yours by far, so be cautious when he seems as an easy target, he usually isn't. ”
Lux Main Guide - In-Depth by SkyLaws | Lux Player
YourBestSenpai says “Instead of rushing GLP, rush armguard, so that the extra armors help you get off at least a bit of his damage. After he uses w and it dissapears, it is a good time to engage, as his only way of escaping is flash and maybe ult, also his damage will be reduced since there is no 3rd shadow.”
GLP Ahri Mid Guide (Don't ask me why, just do it) by YourBestSenpai | Ahri Player
1 Dagger 1 ADC says “skill matchup, better assassin wins. ”
Be the Avatar in the Rift! by 1 Dagger 1 ADC | Qiyana Player
ParkChnm says “Buy Zhonya's if you get behind and farm under turret. If Zed ults you, he'll appear behind Xerath, so keep that in mind if you want to instantly stun him.”
[9.11] Best Xerath in Silver Guide by ParkChnm | Xerath Player
ParkChnm says “Farm under turret and poke. Try to get a gank early on. If he gets onto you, place down your mines and force him to walk through them or back. Zhonya's is recommended if he's ahead.”
[9.11] Beginner's Guide to Ziggs by ParkChnm | Ziggs Player
BL00dY3nD says “You can fight him easily. Go for Hextech Portobelt and than rush Zhonya's. Counter his R with Zhonyas and than destroy him. He will roam alot so don't forget to SS. Use your W when he uses R to remove his ult.”
Electrocute Vladimir [V9.11] by BL00dY3nD | Vladimir Player
Bughans says “Ouchie, not a problem in higher elo but he fucking smashes asses in lower elo. He'll dodge your W, and you're gonna get on the floor and beg while he PRRRRRRs with a knee on your back. Ask for ganks, but still, he's probably gonna 1v2 and eat your boypussy.”
AP RAKAN MID - 100% FOOLPROOF EPIC GUIDE by Bughans | Rakan Player
ParkChnm says “Zed can kill you at level 3+. Build Stopwatch/Zhonya's ASAP and try to poke or kill him when his W is down.”
[9.11] Beginner's Guide to Orianna by ParkChnm | Orianna Player
King Zyrox says “A lot of early damage that Diana can't reply. I suggest runes that gives you sustain and try to farm with your Q until lvl 6. Or if you feel confident you can max W and do early trades.”
QuickChicken says “His all in does major damage. Watch your distance, poke, and manage your mana and health bars.”
Evilfury10 says “Standing behind your minions makes his Q does less damage. You just need to survive to level 6 then you can kill him, its best to buy stopwatch.”
[S9] Get Out Of Silver With Cho'gath AP MID by Evilfury10 | Cho'Gath Player
Helnakensbrorsa says “This lane shouldn't exist because you should've banned him. Take full armor runes and buy seekers armguard fast. Buy hourglass right after rod of ages and tear. Ask for gank because yuo wont be able to kill him. Poke him lvl 1 and 2 but play a lot safer at lvl 3. At 6 you wont win even if you get it before him. You can kill him if he wastes W but good zed players won't waste it on minions. If you waste R he will take his shot and all in you. ”
Kassawin by Helnakensbrorsa | Kassadin Player
D3gReen says “Just wait till lvl6, and when he ults you just exhaust him.”
Press R to pay respects by D3gReen | Katarina Player
Mern says “PERMABAN HIM. I can't even give you tips against him, because he is my permaban. NEVER PLAY KASSA INTO ZED.”
Kassadin ULTRACARRY Guide [9.11] by Mern | Kassadin Player
Swift_Trapper says “Some say that ekko counter zed well i don't think that. Is a pure skill match up a zed can just burst you down making you ult to get hp and survive and the he ult you. But if he ult first you can just ult at the right timing and cancel is damage.”
UpsaDowns says “yasuo cant takedown Zed Early Game But If He Farms At least 10 cs per minute he will get statk shiv at 18 mins Likley so he can attack zed beside predicting zed Shadow moves.”
UpsaDowns ,s Guide To Yasuo by UpsaDowns | Yasuo Player
Jeou says “Just get a zhonyas and dodge the W+E+Q combo and you're good.”
Come on, live a little... while you can! by Jeou | Katarina Player
Best Karth NA says “Freeze the lane by your turret, and punish him if he goes for any caster minions. Communication is key if he starts roaming. If you get ahead early on, look to roaming to the side lanes and keep him shoved in to the turret. Consider buying a stopwatch early on in this matchup. ”
How to Win Every Game on Karthus by Best Karth NA | Karthus Player
GlowingIcefire says “Zed is a fairly easy matchup with this build. He's still hard, but only because he can burst you hard. Watch out early game, especially in level 2-5 fights. He does surprising damage if you don't play carefully.”
Katarina Guide for 9.10 by GlowingIcefire | Katarina Player
Siand says “Use. Your. Auto attacks. He is doomed., the shield is great for dodging/absorbing the shuriken and an all in is easily prevented by barrier + seraphs.”
Karma mid [9.10] by Siand | Karma Player
valimarinov111 says “build rod of ages and armguard and you are unkillable”
Driveby Annie by valimarinov111 | Annie Player
A Caster Minion says “Don't be afraid of him if he tries to Ult you or something , your R counters his . So let's say he is roaming Bot and Ults you under your Tower. What you do is: press R(his Ult dissappears),press E(Roots him under Tower), and then just do whatever the fuck you want because he can't kill you anymore.Optimal is killing him tho lol . If he roams pre-6 , you need to put some respek on his name though.”
IN DEPTH XAYAH ADC AND JUNGLE GUIDE [dead] by A Caster Minion | Xayah Player
Siberius612 says “zed dodge easy your ability and create pressure with is R. Ban him is you want play ezreal”
T3rrabyte says “Zed does not rely on crowd control to fight and can easily dodge your Dark Binding and ultimate using his shadows, making your kit nearly useless against him.”
[9.10] Morgana by T3rrabyte | Morgana Player
Coldwave says “MAJOR threat! Make sure to ban him or else if u shouldve encounter him true to focus his shadows (W) (R)”
Coldwave says “MAJOR threat! Make sure to ban him or else if u shouldve encounter him true to focus his shadows (W) (R)”
Lets have some REAL fun! by Coldwave | Ahri Player
BoopForTheTroops says “This Champion is just broken so you need to shove him under his tower early so you can back at lvl 3 so you can start ganking.”
9.10 Solo Carry Space Noodle Guide by BoopForTheTroops | Aurelion Sol Player
noolan says “Becomes invisible upon using ultimate, and he can ignore a crazy amount of your damage, also his cool downs are shorter than your shunpos so it gets tricky to dodge everything. To win your lane, poke constantly with your q, maybe letting it start bouncing in the back line of the minion wave and then it will hit him if he is close enough. Also ask for ganks, and try to freeze the lane, juke out his poke to the best of your ability. And most importantly, if you get low, either use a health potion or go back, dont risk it, zed players can be very unpredictable. Once you get that X on you, you are dead.”
The Best Katarina Guide [In Progress] by noolan | Katarina Player
Shderen says “Very scary all in, unless you leave a CONSTELLATION AT YA FEET. He's still probably gonna eat ya ass at some point, but a SMART SORAKA mid can negate even his late game assassinations. Consider exhaust. Smarter Zed players are on the rise, and you must be very conscious of his shadow placement during his all-ins, and DO NOT underestimate his timing for the Death Mark damage - great Zed players can have three Qs hit you a split second before the Death Mark.”
HerrSolahri says “Skill Matchup. Force him away from the Wave. If you get 6 first. you won the lane”
[S 9.9] In-Depth Diamond Leblanc Mid Guide by HerrSolahri | LeBlanc Player
Cooconut says “You know who it is :))))”
FAST AF TWISTED FATE (TOBIAS FATE IDEA) - Patch 9.9 by Cooconut | Twisted Fate Player
CharmingFeather says “Most people would be scared of Zed in this matchup. All you have to do is wait for his Ult, then do whatever you can to get under your turret, flash W if you have to, just time the W right, and ult to keep him there. Then he will probably ult again to get away and back, unless he is dead of course.”
[9.9] Rakan's Bad Midlane? I Disagree! by CharmingFeather | Rakan Player
BLAZGOR says “You might have a problem vs good zed, you need to learn positioning and using your "e" to counter him.”
Veigar Mid - Stack To Win 9.9 by BLAZGOR | Veigar Player
BunicelulLaLOL says “When he ult's you wait 1 second then use your R so you stun him and try to get away (or kill him if you can).”
Neeko AP MID/JG by BunicelulLaLOL | Neeko Player
Desinstala says “You should start with a Doran shield or with cloth armor and if you see ur losing rush zhonya first item”
Katarina 1v9 hard stomp low elo by Desinstala | Katarina Player
chillin kenshi says “Dodge his q's level 1 and hit yours. Skill match up, whether you win is up to you.”
aButteredPoptart says “Look to buy armor when you can. An early seeker's armguard is more valuable than finishing your luden's. Save your charm for during his shadow cooldown: it is long as hell. When he hits lvl 6, you'll pretty much only want to use it to defend against ult if you're alone in lane. If he ults on you, start walking back to tower, and time your charm to hit him when he reappears. Zed will always show up on the opposite side he ults you from, so time you charm with its cast time in mind. Another simpler countermeasure is to simply get commencing stopwatch from the inspiration tree and activate right before he appears.”
[9.9] Bronze Ahri One Trick Master by aButteredPoptart | Ahri Player
Extro Huski says “He outdoes Sona. Try to be careful and not let him kill you.”
AP Sona working mid in Season 9 (basics) by Extro Huski | Sona Player
SmokeyEggs says “Skill based matchup, it depends on how he uses his W. Zed can always burst you when level 3 and avoid fighting him without your W. Also push in the wave hard so his W will be forced to be used and makes the laning easier.”
Kasaigami says “Harass him all you can 'till level 6, he counters you then, too much mobility. Get Zhonya's early or you're screwed, after lost chapter get Stopwatch and Cloth Armor, after Luden's get Seeker's Armguard and finish Zhonya's.”
Klastos says “Zed's combo will definitely kill you. The only way you can out play is with a good ult or survive and kill him before he kills you.”
AP BARD MID/APC/TOP (Because why not) by Klastos | Bard Player
BicBee says “Poke him down lv 1-2 with AA and Q whenever he goes to CS. At level 3 is when Zed will typically have his shadow and you'll have to give a bit more respect to his range. His shadow is on a 15 second CD early on so make sure to abuse that time frame. After level 6 is when it's a skill match up. Zed will appear opposite of the direction he ulted you from. This can be tricky to time and land charm. After Zed ults he usually will look to throw Q so try and dodge it. If you're having a hard time just complete Zhonya's first item. ”
[9.8] CRUSH LOW ELO WITH THIS BUILD by BicBee | Ahri Player
ryze4thewin says “very dangerous if you give him kills you can do nothing then try to kill him pre 6 if he has ult up he can 1v1 you so play safe, i recommend poke runes here consider taking exhaust ”
RYZE UPON THEM by ryze4thewin | Ryze Player
Rlue says “Just don't waste your grapple, you can negate his ult by grappling right when he uses it. The rest is just trying to out cs him.”
TheSmithy says “People think Liss counters Zed. This is true, but pre lvl6 he outdamages you so hard and if he gets a lead, he simply baits out your R by a simple harass combo.”
THE LISSANDRA GUIDE S9 ! read notes ! by TheSmithy | Lissandra Player
Header_FX says “Take exhaust and try to push early on so he cant all in you. Also go for leveling w on level 2. After level 6 try to stay safe and only use your w to jump away when he all ins you. Also you can r to farm/push. ”
[9.8] Header´s out of silver Corki-Guide by Header_FX | Corki Player
IHaveBongos says “Zed is actually not that scary aslong as you don't let him poke you, u can place the turrets as a horzontal line in lane and just wobble around from left to right til he tries to W E Q you, then when his shadow is down u can punish him for the rest of the cooldown time.”
[9.8] Heimerdinger guide to silly damage! by IHaveBongos | Heimerdinger Player
BicBee says “Zed's W is on a 15s CD so whenever it is down bully him hard with QW. Limit his movement by putting your ball forward. Post 6 keep your ball close to you if you can at all times. Good Zed will wait until your ball is away from you before ulting in so you can't ult him. Build seekers first item into Zhonya's if you're struggling. Back before you hit level 6 because you will most likely die to Zed's all in when he hits 6. ”
9.8 CARRYING LOW ELO by BicBee | Orianna Player
GalenVork says “Zed will ult you then stay behind you after you ult. I advise you keep your E avaiable dash behind him after he ults.”
Lucian AP midlane [9.9] by GalenVork | Lucian Player
xispy420 says “A good zed can always mess you up (im honestly out of words,im too lazy to keep writing lol)”
Ready to set the world on fire by xispy420 | Brand Player
Vivansp1 says “Play deffensive and if he ults try to stay in your E”
Veigar destroyer by Vivansp1 | Veigar Player
THEUUUNREAL says “Winnable, skill matchup”
How to be Bronze by THEUUUNREAL | Yasuo Player
xXMasterPro05Xx says “Due to all of Zed's nerfs, he isn't a big threat anymore. You can wind wall his Q. Should be little problems if he isn't fed. ”
--Yasuo Build-- by xXMasterPro05Xx | Yasuo Player
Draakos says “Zed got mobility and he comes easier melee on you. So you need to miss him and stay focus on your wave manage. If is posible roam (Aurelion's key)”
460 Aurelion Europe by Draakos | Aurelion Sol Player
AzureArmatt says “You need to remember this quote: "good Zed is untouchable" If you respect him you will have a chance to beat him, on start he will just try to harass you with his shadow + abilities combo but if you manage to avoid it then it's fine... until he get all that delicious lethality before you get zhonya and that's where the fun starts. He will be everywhere where u don't want him to be. And he's even hard to catch because of his high mobility and ability to reposition himself multiple times in fight. You should consider taking exhaust against him since it will reduce his damage when he jump on you and of course rushing zhonya with early stopwatch.”
Easy guide for everybody on how to play Ahri by AzureArmatt | Ahri Player
Edg3Lord says “I personally hate this champion, but it shouldn't that hard to play against him. Just make sure you bully him until level 6. Also YOU CAN'T FUCKING BLOCK HIS ULTIMATE WITH THE SPELLSHIELD!”
Nocturne Mid R(o)ams Up Your Team [1.4.1] by Edg3Lord | Nocturne Player
ninjashmon2 says “Zed is a really dangerous champion and can kill easily also Irelia has no counter to him so he's a really tough opponent to meet up against.”
FAKERS GUIDE TO IRELIA, Mid and Top S:9 by ninjashmon2 | Irelia Player
ninjashmon2 says “Zed is a threat to Yasuo because he can use his W to dodge you'r attacks and can ult you at the same time that will do much damage and you can still probably not do enough damage to him. But still Zed is doing most of his damage from his Q and you can actually block his Q with you'r windwall (W)”
Yasuo Mid Lane Guide: Insane Damage! by ninjashmon2 | Yasuo Player
javimc17 says “He can't do nothing against you. Stay focused on farm and poke him with E. If he engages, use your E+W to survive his combo and kill him easily with your Q+R. ”
[S9] MORDEKAISER MID/TOP by javimc17 | Mordekaiser Player
Lobex says “you can E when he ults you, he can ult your shark pop up damage so dont let him ult you when you have him sharked”
Kawaipanda says “does a lot of dmg on start and he can easily dodge spells. ”
(9.7) Ahri mid guide by Kawaipanda | Ahri Player
z-btk says “he is so good vs mage squishy”
best taliyah mid by z-btk | Taliyah Player
Shaawn says “Skilled matchup, try to avoid him farming by qing him every time he is going to get a cs, let him shove to you so you can get lvl 3 before him and you can all in him when he is still level 2 with your wave under your tower”
[9.7] Mid Yasuo Guide by Shaawn by Shaawn | Yasuo Player
Shoue says “Build hourglass. Don't get one shot and survive laning phase.”
xXxBhadBhabiexXx says “WIP! (This will be finished once I gain some more info on how much of a threat Zed can be.)”
xXxBhadBhabiexXx's Leblanc MID Build by xXxBhadBhabiexXx | LeBlanc Player
pappychap says “the only champ you should ever ban”
Iron Dome Xerath by pappychap | Xerath Player
Olenka05 says “He will delete you with his r. Also he dodge your e. Go zhyonia. Bully for taking cs until he get his w.”
Escape to gold with one champ by Olenka05 | Veigar Player
Enfurnal says “Zed is crazy damage but if you win against him early game and keep him in lane... You will be fine and so will your team be. If he does R you, remeber that he will appear behind you so look foward and charm behind you to out play. If you have to flash to dodge his abilities and R E W Q to out play.”
Alpha Ahri Build (Unless enemy makes you BETA) by Enfurnal | Ahri Player
BlueMoon01 says “Play aggressive pre-Level 4, play safe after Level 5 [DETAILED MATCHUP INFORMATION BELOW]”
[9.6][AP Mid] Fix Yourself, Mere Human. by BlueMoon01 | Viktor Player
qxJusTDark says “Zed can dodge your tornado with his R and W .”
Yasuo Guide by qxJusTDark | Yasuo Player
Flashe says “Zed is one of the greatest counter you can get in front of you. A good ult from him can negate absolutely all your dmg and you will be a lamb in the slaughter. You need to farm and punish him as most as you can before his lvl 6.”
Lux full penetration/CDR by Flashe | Lux Player
thedonk says “Level 2, he will either let you push or auto attack the minions. If he goes up to kill a minion, burst him quickly, you wont kill him, but he will probably have to use health pots. Play safe around his combo W+E+Q+AA. When he R's, he will appear on the opposite side he from where he pressed his R. Immediately use chains and your Q's to damage him. I recommend you buy Zhonyas.”
[9.6] My Leblanc Guide Of Deceit by thedonk | LeBlanc Player
Dudstrol says “Contra Zed você não pode dar nenhum vacilo, pois ele possui um dano explosivo alto e caso ele pegue vantagem na rota, você não vai ter muito o que fazer. Perdendo ou não o começo faça Tabi ninja, somente por segurança.”
RYZE BOLADÃO PT-BR [S9] by Dudstrol | Ryze Player
Delthion says “Zed is a champion that as Kassadin, you cannot outplay him if he has a brain. The only way to beat him is to out-build him. Rush seeker's, and Tabi are preferred. I personally ban Zed because all of the other common AD match-ups mid (Talon, Yasuo) this is the only one that you cannot beat in the laning phase. Talon and Yasuo are generally fairly easy to beat if you play the wave correctly, but Zed will just dive you and get out with a shadow. Go Doran's Shield as a starting item, with the Inspiration Tree being necessary for the Perfect Timing, against Zed.”
Kassadin - Father of Kai'sa, Reaver of the Cosmos by Delthion | Kassadin Player
Padrepio says “Buy Zhonya! Annoying poke during lanephase, but you can try to stop his R with E-Q. He is melee, so poke when he try to lasthit! Care of his passive empowered auto if you are low health.”
[Mid] Brand ~ Catching Fire by Padrepio | Brand Player
Valor_Chaos says “Yikes. Tons of damage at all stages, best thing to do in this fight is farm it out and wait till 11. Buy seekers early or go straight into zhonyas. ”
Kayle, the Auto Attacker by Valor_Chaos | Kayle Player
Jazzmonkey says “Trade with level 1 you will outtrade him cause of the masterie resolve. You even can outplay his ulitmate with your W or just dodge dmg if he hit you with his ultimate. He is always killable at every level and trade able. Play with your masteries and cdr”
[9.5 Wukong Guide] Challenger Wukong EUW From zero to hero D by Jazzmonkey | Wukong Player
overweight_zoe says “Annoying 1 for 1 champion. resource less champ with powerful poke if he lands the full combo. Smart Zed's will throw the combo out as you walk towards them with the q. You have to instantly throw your sleep behind you as soon as he ults and then ult away until the timer for the sleep goes off. DO NOT WAKE HIM UP UNTIL YOU HAVE A SAFE DISTANCE. Becomes a much easier match up once you get zhonyas. ”
make noobs sit while they pee with zoe by overweight_zoe | Zoe Player
Jammy158 says “Poke and harass level 1 and 2. Be aware once Zed hits 3 since he can WEQ poke. Save windwall for his shadow. Make sure you have a minion wave to dash around, especially at 6 when Zed has ult. You can outplay but very skill dependant since Zed can also dodge your abilties. Zed spikes hard early-mid but you will outscale him late. Take exhaust if you want to screw him over.”
Low Elo's Guide to Yasuo by Jammy158 | Yasuo Player
Underhead says “If against Zed switch Magical footwear out with Stopwatch, and then try not to get outpushed/Roamed”
Np moe by Underhead | Zoe Player
Utopia3567 says “Easy lane you have here, wait until lvl 6 and try to avoid his poke until that time come and to poke him little bit, than you can attack or if he do that first wait when he drop R and as fast as u see him go ALL in on him and he is dead.”
Diamond Annie main build BY:Kova by Utopia3567 | Annie Player
rajangkun says “You can win lane against him but out of lane he can kill you even without help.”
Ap tanky mid Taliyah 9.5 by rajangkun | Taliyah Player
Underhead says “If against Zed take Stopwatch instead of magical footwear and barrier can also help.”
Underhead's Oneshot guide by Underhead | Zoe Player
Jahim says “Skill matchup. Dont ever use ur E post 6 unless you know zed doesnt have ult ”
PRO FIZZ BUILD by Jahim | Fizz Player
drunken hunter says “Zed doesnt have much cc, dodge his (Q) or simply stay behind your wave when hes uses his (Q), you can try the poke and engage but watch out for his passive -> extra magical dmg if you have under 50% health (and watch out for his (Q) lel) Rengar deals more dmg in the early game than zed.”
[S 9.4] Jumping Kitten Top and Jungle - NEW Top/Jgl Build! by drunken hunter | Rengar Player
eloment says “You should just ban him. Poke him and hold your e for his ult.”
Complete Gragas Guide (Mid,Top,Jungle) by eloment | Gragas Player
Mern says “Same with the above. Can dodge most abilites, and outplay you.”
Pyke MID Guide 9.4 by Mern | Pyke Player
kimbathegreat says “You can 1 shot him easily.”
Best Gragas 2019 Mid Guide by kimbathegreat | Gragas Player
Junix L9 says “Try to fight him when his W is down and dodge as many Q as possible. When he R you, just E out if you are able to.”
[Season 9] Katarina Guide (High Elo) by Junix L9 | Katarina Player
AmericanNa says “Zed even before 6 can destroy you. At all times you want to be careful but if he wastes his shadow try and punish him for it.”
[Patch 9.4] Vel'Koz AP Carry Mid Guide by AmericanNa | Vel'Koz Player
lol mid laner says “plz o not be a bot when he puts out a shadow keep your distance and when he uses ult retreat to your turret ”
Jhin Mid OP by lol mid laner | Jhin Player
Zaradine says “Same deal as Yasuo but it's scaled a little more in your favor. Don't underestimate a good Zed. If he get's 6 before you and you're below half hp recall because there is a 90% chance he will ult you. save your ult for his.”
Au5x says “Defeating Zed is the easiest thing you can do, just equip the first item "Zhonya's Hourglass" and use it when he ults to you.”
Hypercarry Looloo :P (Updated) by Au5x | Lulu Player
Eli The Bat says “Just avoid his abilities damage with your "E".... That doesnt mean he is easy to kill.... youll have to wait for the right time to combo him....”
Kat Best Waifu by Eli The Bat | Katarina Player
Tipurrs says “Skill match-up. He's more of an annoying champ. Rush Zhonya's against him and you'll laugh at his ult. Your utility is better in team fights though.”
Found Him! Patch 9.2 Annie Guide by Tipurrs | Annie Player
Strg Kaosz says “Nuestra mayor amenaza ”
Finish Flash says “Rush Seeker's Armguard in this matchup. Level 1 take E and use it to trade by dodging his Q. Level 3 you can play aggressive and all in because you have more damaging abilities with Q+W+E while zed only has two with Q+E. Post Level 6 you can all-in him with your R if he wastes his W. Do not R him if his W is up as he will just use it to run away. Save your E to dodge his ultimate by using it once he casts his ultimate and before he lands to place the death mark on you. If he places the death mark on you before you E, it will still proc, so make sure to time this carefully.”
Finish Flash's Diamond Tier Guide to Fizz by Finish Flash | Fizz Player
apsonalol says “Zed é um boneco um tanto problemático já que se ele acerta o seu combo de sombras você já era, porém se a sona tiver zhonyas como seu primeiro item, praticamente ele não irá fazer mais nada, comece sempre com itens de defesa e leve barreira.”
AP Sona - Maven of the MID by apsonalol | Sona Player
MaybeHope says “I'd say this is a skill matchup. This really depends how both of you play this out. I would always rush zhonya's here though. If you punish him enough in early and play safely this will not be a huge threat later on if you follow him when he roams. In teamfights just try to peel for the person he is ulting.”
Torblerone says “Zeds shadows are extremely annoying and distressful as well as once he hits level 6 he is unbeatable in lane since his ultimate can get hi out of any sticky situation against you”
The Bird Season 9 by Torblerone | Anivia Player
BARAL says “Zed is another assassin that specializes in completely destroying a single opponent. He has great mobility and damage that can be turned against Lux. Before 6, he isn't too much of a threat.After 6, is when he gets seriouly dangerous.Most of the time you will shoot out your Light Binding to try to stop Zed but the don't want to do this because he will escape with his Death Mark and after that, Lux is done for. Zhonya's Hourglass is a key item, You can try to rush this before Luden's. You can take Exhaust and Barrier in this matchup.”
Lux Guide Mid by BARAL | Lux Player
LionLifeSteal says “Can w out of your cage and ult as well.”
LionLifeSteal says “If you don't build any armor you will get destroyed early on and he'll get fed and roam so you need to get armor early to shut him down before he gets too powerful.”
Yasuo, The Unforgiven by LionLifeSteal | Yasuo Player
Stevingtun Yo says “Dorans shield and dominate lane and take cs then after level 6 hopefully you can kill him.”
YASUO MID BUILD NEW META 9.3 by Stevingtun Yo | Yasuo Player
Dr Wonderdrugs says “Essayer d'esquiver et de prédire ses attaques et lors de son R votre Zhonia vous sauvera et n'oubliez pas votre R est en dernier recours en cas de ganks ennemis ou alliés.”
Avec zilean mid vous ne serez plus en retard ! by Dr Wonderdrugs | Zilean Player
K4SS says “Permaban for any Kass otp. Just ban him.”
SupportTrick says “can 1-shot you with ult so yeah, get zhonyas ”
AA Lux by SupportTrick | Lux Player
ikiilyou7523 says “Este matchup es medio para dificil primer consejo comprate escudo de doran segundo consejo ponte las runas de aliento agonico (las de valor) Tercer consejo: comprate el brazalete de la buscadora como ya he dicho en la zona de los items :) Y quinta cosa: no dejes que te pegue cuando estas por debajo del 50% de vida por su pasiva (te inflingira entre 6-10% de tu vida maxima, sin contar el basico) 6 cosa: te deseo suerte :)”
Guia definitiva kassadin by ikiilyou7523 | Kassadin Player
PlaygeP says “You have really bad options against his ult just try to stay under turret till you have stopwatch.”
Frozen Birdy CDR build by PlaygeP | Anivia Player
moutenn says “Skill-matchup. The better one wins. (Unless you get camped hard). If you start with R there is a better chance you will win. You R then he R's. The second he appears behind you time your Q's, to kill him. Before 6, start sending out your combo. When he tryes to do the same, take your shadow to jump over his combo, and get the kill.”
Zed Season 9 moutenn guide by moutenn | Zed Player
qasddsa says “Rush a Seeker's Armguard at some point -- either before or after Catalyst. To dodge his shuriken, especially those from his shadow, you need some intuitive movements. If he ever uses his ultimate on you, just Riftwalk away and wait for it to expire before going in again. Early on after level 6, try to not use Riftwalk to engage on him. You can buy a Ninja Tabi on top of Seeker's Armguard if you feel you need it.”
[Mid&Top] Reave the Cosmos | Kassadin by qasddsa | Kassadin Player
Calikarcha says “Assassin claps Karthus unless you're amazing and he's awful. ”
Top Tier Karthus Guide by Calikarcha | Karthus Player
Yadashi says “Due to his high mobility, it's hard to land your E. If he uses R on you, use your R away from him to dodge his Q. Consider buying Zhonya's Hourglass first item to avoid his ultimate”
HeroTerbiyecisi says “Take armor runes and he starts flameing in chat. just dodge q”
Carry Talon Guide by HeroTerbiyecisi | Talon Player
Skeptil says “Zed definitely is not a hard matchup for Vladimir, because when he uses his Death Mark on you, you use your Sanguine Pool. But, when he roams, he might be an issue for your teach, depending whether or not they have map awareness.”
MattBrnr says “Zed can knock you out of the lane if you don't play around his W range. After 6 try to bait his ultimate and turn the damage.”
Main Build by MattBrnr | Katarina Player
Pincer xX says “He can outplay you with his W - R Try to steal his Ultimate that often as you can to counter him ”
Chain reaction by Pincer xX | Sylas Player
Fokno says “Zed can move away the E and cancel your R”
Veigar The guide for the evil by Fokno | Veigar Player
Rugie says “Well, we got Zed there. I won't lie you, every good katarina player should outplay him. Zed is actually garbage and useless champion in higher elo games. In this game there are a lot of champs that can do same things, even much better. But do no underestimate Zed players! It's still fun champion and really decent on 1V1 someone. I can recommend you to go zhonyas's as first item if you feel like getting ass kicked from him. Also can take armor runes, armor item as first items and 4x pots and finally resolve if you feel realy scared. You can trade at level 2 by using Q, E to him, AA, catching dagger and then AA if you can. That will deal lot of damage. Try to dodge his Q's at level 1. You can go for trade when is W is down, it has long cooldown (around 20 seconds)”
Draczor says “Viktor is able to have lane dominance against zed pre 6. On levels 1 and 2 zed can pretty much do nothing against you so make sure to pressure him and deny farm. He can only do something against you if he turns lvl 3 so dont stand in his W range. Once zed turns level 6 he is able to kill you easily if you aren't careful except if you have Stopwatch. Now you need to constantly push the wave while making sure not to die, doing this makes it hard for zed to roam or go somewhere. Zhonya's rush after first hexcore upgrade and exhaust is recommended.”
[9.1] [Diamond 70% WR] Unstoppable Viktor by Draczor | Viktor Player
candy4lif3 says “Be safe and dodge his abilities, shield before his ulti, use your potions before he ignites as ignite reduces healing”
OP Lux One Shot Build by candy4lif3 | Lux Player
RYZE number one says “Essa match-up é favorável para o Ryze até o nível 3, a partir disso se transforma em uma skill match-up.”
Ryze (MID) (pt-BR) by RYZE number one | Ryze Player
XBlackyX says “If you don't have Zhon'ya or stop watch you cant even farm if he play very well”
My empire lives in every grain of sand by XBlackyX | Azir Player
Dralexus says “If he hits his Q's correctly and you dont dodge them, you can get drain pretty easily and potentially get killed. Ulti only when his shadow clone is down or used. ”
Slammy Slam AP Malphite - MID [Season 9 Ready !] by Dralexus | Malphite Player
BadAtThinking says “If you get matched vs. Zed try building zhonya's as first item”
AP Lucian mid FTW by BadAtThinking | Lucian Player
MarkoLivaja says “It depends on Zed's skill but its a medium dificculty matchup. Try to stun him after he comes out of his ultimate.”
Best Anivia Build for Season 9 by MarkoLivaja | Anivia Player
Felispo says “Embora muito comentado, Zed é um matchup bem fácil se você sabe o que está fazendo, mas o matchup é de nível 4 para iniciantes no champion. Você sempre ganha dele antes do lvl 6, e a partir disso ele te mata fácil. Lembre-se que após ultar ele aparece atrás de você, o que te permite utilizar um R para trás e stunar ele em baixo da torre.”
Centro do Universo (Guia em PT-BR) by Felispo | Aurelion Sol Player
TruMediaMix1 says “If you have little experience playing against Zed, you're going to have a hard time fighting him in lane. He can kick your ass.”
Believe in Myself - An Ahri Guide by MediaMix1 by TruMediaMix1 | Ahri Player
Exiled Heretic says “Zed will always go in on you so you can easily play back might need to rush hourglass second if you cant beat him fully because he will take ignite giving him more kill pressure.”
Gambinos says “Zed is a champ you'd be even with. You have WW to block most of the things. If you can, try dashing around as it's harder to hit you when he does his w-q combo. You'll be able to block 1 of his Q with your flow though. Just don't let him have a kill lead on you. ”
[9.1] Yasuo Build Guide, For newer players by Gambinos | Yasuo Player
rimzaki says “Save ur W for hims ultimate u always win trade agaisnt him hes shadow has too much cdr easy lane”
The Ancient Bloodlord Vladimir Guide by rimzaki | Vladimir Player
Sozzoh says “If Zed knows what he's doing, this matchup is lost. Pick up Exhaust and rush Zhonya's to counter him and roam for kills. If you have a smart team, then ask them to keep focusing on Zed whenever possible and ask your jungler to camp your lane. If your team does this, then Zed will be behind and you can get kills on him. Try and abuse Zed when you have the upper hand, as this can lead into you snowballing and winning the game.”
Master_Yagyu says “zed can outplay you,but if you play better you can outplay him.”
River Shen Guide by Master_Yagyu | Shen Player
Superior current says “Corrupting potion is highly recommended! While Zed is a dangerous opponent, you offer quite a lot of poke on your own as long as you dodge his abilities.”
Mage Fortune is real! by Superior current | Miss Fortune Player
Autoswitched says “This matchup is a bit iffy in the fact you can outplay him, and out trade him early due to your shield, but he can kill you once he gets 6. Try to obtain a lane advantage pre-6, and make sure you dodge/windwall his q. He does a lot of damage if he lands a full combo, but if he misses it, he cannot fight back. Exhaust helps.”
Yasuo, Way Of The Wanderer Season 9 by Autoswitched | Yasuo Player
undeadsoldiers says “I find Zeds easy to lane with. Let him use his W, or bait it out. Then just punch him around a bit while he has no escape, and you have your root, to teach him the value of cooldowns.”
[8.24]Empire Above All[IN-DEPTH TOP/MID SWAIN GUIDE] by undeadsoldiers | Swain Player
Katapullt says “Pretty much a skillmatchup. I would recomend a Zhonia's instandly for obvious reasons. Go offensive when he used his W. He can dodge your Ulti with his. Try to bait ulti and Shunpo out on a Minion near your tower.”
Razor Fly! Do it quickly.【8.24】~ All you need to know by Katapullt | Katarina Player
Prenora says “Zed is right smack in the middle, as an energy user it's going to be hard for you to keep sustained with him and match his waveclear, if he wants to shove you he will. poke him when he goes to last hit, keep him away. save your dash to dodge his ult.”
AP Lucain-The two Gunned sorcerer by Prenora | Lucian Player
ChrastGR says “You negate moat of his damage by blocking a Q and have more poke. ”
AD Sivir mid by ChrastGR | Sivir Player
Prenora says “Zed is easy for Nami bully him as much as possible, when he goes to last hit minions bubble him, wait for him to use his living shadow, then chase him down, when it's on cooldown. When he R's you, bubble just behind your own feet”
AP Nami the queen of the deep In depth guide by Prenora | Nami Player
Morathin says “Has high burst and can dodge your abilities with his R. Try not to all in him, just poke and E him right when he comes out of his Ult.”
Vel'Koz mid guide for S9 by Morathin | Vel'Koz Player
hieuman98 says “Same goes with this champ. Buy Zhyonas early as this neutralized most of his dmg.”
The COOKIE CUTTER guide on Taliyah by hieuman98 | Taliyah Player
undeadsoldiers says “He can burst you really hard and poke you down. His all in is umatched and he can get out scar-free. Poke him early. You can combo him once his W is down. Only armor or a Stopwatch/Zhonya can save you from his R. You can also attempt to put him to sleep when he shows up to smash his keyboard all over you. Suggested: Armguard rush, early Stopwatch”
pokeball says “Generally an easy matchup. Practice canceling his death mark with your ult and you'll leave him confused every time.”
|Masters Ekko 2m+| Pokeball's Ekko Guide 8.24 by pokeball | Ekko Player
Doctor_Dr says “How to counter: FF at 15. Unless he's bad, then just walk in circles when he tries to harass you with his W E Q combo.”
M7 Veigar Runes + Vs. Champions by Doctor_Dr | Veigar Player
Vladimir Sucks says “Pretty good, you can dodge his ultimate damage with wour W”
(8.24) MY FAVOURITE CURRENT VLAD BUILD / CDR by Vladimir Sucks | Vladimir Player
undeadsoldiers says “He's an assassing with also great poke. He can pop you like a bubble. Avoid his shadow and wait for ganks when he uses his W.”
Pikaciao says “BAN if you plan on picking tentacle man. You will lose.”
how to Vel'koz the SHIT out of midlane by Pikaciao | Vel'Koz Player
sigurdur2002 says “This is the champion that hates this lane the most. Wtf is he going to do against a malphite with 400 armor and electrocute?”
Malphite the tank assasin. by sigurdur2002 | Malphite Player
NekoTakahashi says “Just remember that zed always comes out behind you after his ult. So if u get ulted just throw your charm behind where ever you are currently standing.”
I Know What They Desire by NekoTakahashi | Ahri Player
WubbyWulf says “Zed is one of the hardest counters because of the damage he has, and items he can build.”
Katarina Guide by an OTP by WubbyWulf | Katarina Player
Tomsteri says “If you know what you are doing zed is pretty easy. Take advantage when he uses his shadow.”
AATROX OTP MID GUIDE/s9 BLood moon by Tomsteri | Aatrox Player
ZF.PandaYang says “The reason why he is a threat is just because whoever gets to combo the other first or outplays the other, wins. ”
An INFORMAL entry guide to Talon! by ZF.PandaYang | Talon Player
macspam says “You need to dodge his Q, take exhaust, and build early seeker's, and it's not actually as bad a matchup as people say. You will have little kill potential on him but at least you'll survive and farm. ”
The waddling nuke by macspam | Veigar Player
radecki says “Same as Talon, but you need to take care on his 6lvl, Zed can easy kill you on this lvl.”
Vel'Koz S9 Guide by radecki | Vel'Koz Player
Death71 says “Unless it's a bad zed or you're a very good veigar, this champs will make you his slave and kill you every single time since you can't always dodge his skillshots and he also has many ways to escape your stun (his W and Ultimate)”
JuaniG17 says “Wins who presses R first. Pre level 6, stay behind minions so his Q doesn't deal most damage and try to use W over he and his shadow (if he used W).”
JuaniG17 - Talon Guide by JuaniG17 | Talon Player
Jukapiz says “Zed is one of the worst counters for veigar. He can leap through your E, the only source of CC, and give extreme damage.”
Escape low ELO by Jukapiz | Veigar Player
erie says “Dont let zed damage you with all of his abilities you could be easily one shot from him”
The Passion to kite. by erie | Vayne Player
Eccentrik says “Zed is.. Peculiar. You can simply counter him if you grab Zhonya's quickly and land your charms. Predict his W when he goes back to it.”
Eccentrik's S9 Ahri! by Eccentrik | Ahri Player
Kaeze Poulsen says “Zed's high mobility is extremely strong against you, but you can roam and he won't be able to hit the tower so hard. Also, his ultimate makes him always appear on your back, so your R is easy to hit when he didn't used a Swadow.”
Aurelion Sol - The Star Forger by Kaeze Poulsen | Aurelion Sol Player
wo xiang zhaoo says “Permaban that champ. You gonna lose against him. Don't even try. If you still play against him, Zhonyas is your way to go.”
Your very DETAILED Kassadin guide! Get elo NOW! by wo xiang zhaoo | Kassadin Player
PilkkuOffical says “He will kill you at 6 if you get hit by anything and don't have zhonya's. Before his 6 you can lane against him easily. ”
Glass Cannon ONE SHOT Twisted Fate [8.24] by PilkkuOffical | Twisted Fate Player
Prenora says “Zed is nothing to Rakan, Rakan is the perfect counter look to jump in on him whenever he goes to last hit, and trade your Q's to keep healthy, as soon as he ults you, Press R there's nothing he can do but get charmed”
The only Rakan Mid guide you'll ever need ( In depth ) by Prenora | Rakan Player
asffg123 says “Zed is meant to assassinate non-mobility champions like Veigar. He counters your R and E with his Ultimate and Teleport. You are likely to lose laning phase. Warning - This champion can and will roam to counter a safe playstyle. Ping accordingly.”
Veigar in the Mid Lane (Gold - Plat) by asffg123 | Veigar Player
Rosie Posy says “If you can save your E and just use it when you can is smart. Also saving your W for Zed's ult before he can target you or after his ult so he can't do more damage after if you don't die.”
The Assassin With No Master by Rosie Posy | Akali Player
TheHeroOfLegend says “tactick: use ult after he uses ult on you”
Dark Harvest Talon Build (how to one shot) by TheHeroOfLegend | Talon Player
GeneralJ0hn27 says “You can abuse his weak early game at lvl 1-2 and all in him, just don't tower dive as his passive does hurt a lot and towers are OP in the early game, plus e has a dash with his W.”
Their Screens will always be Dark|Mid| UPDATED :) by GeneralJ0hn27 | Nocturne Player
Bengineer says “He has to get near you, which, is more opportunity to Q him, you gotta be quick though. ”
. by Bengineer | Vladimir Player
Frosty Bonhomme says “Zed is very good right now, he can use his Living Shadow to poke you from long distances. If you are against Zed, start with Doran's Ring.”
[8.23] ZYRA MID LANE AND SUPPORT | KALIBERDESIGNS by Frosty Bonhomme | Zyra Player
Snowyfreezer says “Rush Zhyonas, Skill matchup A good Zed won't Ult until you use E and Buying Zhyonas reduces his damage from lethality and Zhyonas active when you need it.”
Snowyfreezer's Fizz Guide by Snowyfreezer | Fizz Player
Tylerfig455 says “Main one. Really any champ that can all in you. Hourglass for champs like Zed.”
Dark Harvest Karthus Mid [8.23] | UPDATED 12/02/18 by Tylerfig455 | Karthus Player
everousdnb says “After he gets his shadow up and running you're basically done in mid.”
Bombs? by everousdnb | Ziggs Player
Gime dat reset says “pre lvl 6 wait him to use his W and go for trade . Lvl 6 when he ultr you shunpo to minion before he gets his AA on you”
Katarina - Climb While You Can [8.23] by Gime dat reset | Katarina Player
vesper-night says “it's very strong when you fight with zed lv1”
about AKALI by vesper-night | Akali Player
RobinR says “He can be both easy to deal with and also hard to deal with.”
ZOE BLAMS EVERYONE by RobinR | Zoe Player
Jekana says “Zed is the most powerful champion against Ahri. You can't win a trade with him, unless you have a stopwatatch.”
Ahri - The Midlane Destroyer by Jekana by Jekana | Ahri Player
BattleXD says “When he gets R he one shots. To win this you need to push him out of lane early and not get hit by his poke. play decently safe after he gets R. ”
Cassiopeia Mid 8.23 by BattleXD | Cassiopeia Player
LeGoatJames21 says “If he gets to lv 6 before you do. Your dead lol.”
Malzahar Beginner Guide by LeGoatJames21 | Malzahar Player
Arcuzz says “Zed is you main nemesis. You could win a 1 vs 1 against him during phrase lane but don't over chase him or you'll eat cloves with milk, prefer play defensively. REQUIRED: Zhonya's Hourglass instead Dark Seal, or both if you feel badass. Mid/late game: Limit to just poke from afar and don't risk too much to the front. Take it for granted that he will always look for you to kill you. He can win battles, but if you play well with your set of skills, you will win the war.”
Sadmanv2 says “Aggression at level 1, bait his q then counter. Never stand near his shadows, his ult leaves shadow behind you, timed correctly you can sleep him as he ults.”
Zoe Destroyer of Dreams by Sadmanv2 | Zoe Player
RyCon03 says “gets inside circle very easily and can blink around very fast, be aware.”
Aurelion Sol Carry Guide!!!! by RyCon03 | Aurelion Sol Player
OUTGOINGSHARKY says “Going against Zed as Katarina is fairly even but if he uses his R on you, make sure you're away from his Shadows, otherwise you'll pop like a balloon.”
If you run, you won't see me stab you. by OUTGOINGSHARKY | Katarina Player
ShockMaster says “Hard matchup,you should buy some armor early cause he gives a lot of damage...If he is begginer you can rush Hextech Prot,you can see from the start how he is .Do not use your combo e+r+W+q on him if his ult is on”
SeeMyShuriKennen by ShockMaster | Kennen Player
Smol Jelly says “Zed has high mobility, massive burst damage, and is an energy champ (lucky). Rush Seeker's Armguard, and take the stopwatch rune instead of Cosmic Insight. Save your shield for his ult, and if you're quick, you can root him under tower when he dives you. He's got the advantage here, but it's not an impossible match.”
Feel the Power of the Light! by Smol Jelly | Lux Player
T00thless says “Try to poke him out of lane at early levels as you have more range. Back up a bit if he hits 6 before you. If you hit 6 first, bait the shadow and unleash hell on him with a binding”
Lux Mid (Still better than Support) by T00thless | Lux Player
Resl says “Your ult counters his, engage first and kill him.”
New to Talon? by Resl | Talon Player
hadbre says “He is a really hard matchup, try dodgeing, and ”
Pyking by hadbre | Pyke Player

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