Ranked #29 out of 59 in MidDiscover 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 190,4192431,81548,373139,036958 matches.
+ Show More+ Show More+ Show More+ Show More+ Show More
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!”
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. ”
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. ”
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.”
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. ”
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”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Twitch.Tv-LimitBreaker88 says “Skillmatchup, that becomes easy if you know what to do.
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!”
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.”
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.
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. ”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.”
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.”
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. ”
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. ”
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.”
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.”
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 .”
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.”
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. ”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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 ”
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. ”
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.”
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”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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)”
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. ”
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”
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”
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.”
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.”
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. ”
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.”
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.”
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!”
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.”
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.
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.”
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. ”
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)”
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.”
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”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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”
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. ”
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 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.----
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. ”
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.”
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.”
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
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. ”
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).”
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.”
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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”
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!) ”
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.”
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 . ”
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.”
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)”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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. ”
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.”
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. ”
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. ”
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. ”
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”
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.”
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. ”
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.”
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”
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.”
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”
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.”
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).”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.”
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.”
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 =)”
583498534583 says “elektrik kombosunu yememeye çalışın ilk basede maceracının pazubendi alın ve stackleyin zedi sürekli takip edip roamlarını takımınıza sinyalleyin ölmemeye çalışın attığı roamlardan vs dolayı levelde geri kalıcaktır olabildiğince farma yatıp outscale edin.”
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.”
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.”
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. ”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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”
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 .”
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. ”
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.”
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!”
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.”
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.”
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. ”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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. ”
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 ”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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”
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”
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.”
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.”
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”
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“!”
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.”
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 ^^'”
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.”
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. ”
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. ”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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. ”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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!!!!!!!”
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.”
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.”
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. ”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
-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. ”
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.”
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”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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. ”
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.”
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. ”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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. ”
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. ”
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.”
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. ”
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.”
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!”
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)”
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”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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”
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. ”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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 :)”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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. ”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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”
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”
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. ”
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)”
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.”
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”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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”
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.”