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Tips Against Zoe in Middle Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors
Yamikaze says “Zoe is very weak against mobile champions. You can control this lane easily if you wind wall her sleep bubble. If her E is on CD, she can't do anything to you and is forced to play defensive. ”
lkycch says “Zoe's bubble on its own can force you to burn Zilean's ultimate ability, making it very hard to deal with. Treat her similarly to Leblanc, where you rush Lost Chapter so that you can shove in the wave and roam to other lanes. Don't waste time trying to kill something you can't! Remember: Summoner's Rift is a 5V5, not a 1v1. You don't have to stay in lane and suffer a losing matchup!”
Vicksay says “Annoying to deal with early if she constantly shoves, if you catch her with a Charm post-6 she's more than likely dead if she has Ignite. If she has Barrier you'll need jungle attention to help break that off, and if she has Cleanse you can play around it by forcing her to Cleanse your Charm then immediately applying Ignite. You can take Cleanse or Ignite in this match-up, but with no Ignite you lose immense kill pressure. If she randomly ults you can get easy Charms on her. Once you're fed this match-up is really easy, but I'll put it at even because if you don't snowball well she wins.”
Yeager says “Fleet footwork + resolve + doran's shield start. She will try to poke you a lot in the early laning phase with Q's and empowered auto attacks. If you use the rune setup i recommended, then you should be able to survive this easily.
If you time it right, your E can cancel out her bubble because it works like a cleanse.
You only have to play passive until level 6 when you have your ultimate up. Zoe is immobile so quite easy to hit. If she has summoners up, then always make sure that you combine Q3 -> R for guaranteed hits. ”
Polarshift says “Don't underestimate her damage early. Your waveclear is superior later in the game so you can use that to your advantage. You can ultimate before you fall asleep to get out of her range.”
Yeager says “Always have cleanse against her. Most of her damage (Q and E) can be bodyblocked by minions, so stay behind those when trading. She struggles a lot when she gets shoved in over and over because her waveclear is poor, so you can take control of the lane.
Don't give her summoner spells for free. If she greeds for a summoner, punish her every single time. ”
Drewmatth Taliyah says “Start Doran + 2 Pots if 1) You think you can outplay her and hit your W's to generate a kill at levels 3-5 or 2) You think she will burst you down post 6 (get an extra ring).
Start Corrupting if you think you will not hit your W's (or you will get poked down) and you rely more on wave clear/spammy poke (you will be way more squisher but more durable -- this is recommended if you are sure you will not get hit by CC spells and instantly die).
I recommend 2 rings and also refillable due to her annoying and extensive poke/damage and her kill pressure. Recalling often is OK as long as you dont feed her. Try however not to be too behind on CS because that'll just put you too far behind.
Challenging matchup. Play with Cleanse if you cannot dodge E or you think their jungler-gank-setup is too strong. Careful on her Q's pre and post 6, she will postiton in the fog of war and try to hit you with a long range Q. Stay away from waves when she q's them because she needs to push somehow and you dont want to be in that range. It's a difficult matchup if she picks / uses good summoner spells from the ground but she still can get one shot'd if you do your combo properly. She's easy to gank as well because most Zoe players tend to be extremely aggressive in this matchup so you can work around that. You can always push first roam first if you think you struggle. You can buy MR if you think you get poked down too fast / one shot'd too often. . Careful when roaming as her E can go through walls, same as when returning, same as when you are on lane, watch her movements and keep vision everywhere as much as you can.
Biscuits might also be useful.”
Yeager says “Take cleanse for her bubble. Her abilities can be bodyblocked so if you shove her in, she can't do anything. She has no escape without flash so if she ever gets in range, or uses ult by mistake, run her down. Don't stay close to walls or fog of war.”
Yeager says “Take cleanse. Stay behind minions when trading with her because both of her skillshots can be bodyblocked. She also hates getting pushed into tower because she won't be able to trade with you.”
Sylvan Lore says “Zoe is a strong champion, but with the right understanding of her kit, she isn't that hard to win trades against. Make sure you are never close enough to your minion wave to take splash damage. You can trade with her, but try to do it in the minion wave so she cant land her bubble on you and get a free long range Q. Keep in mind that if you barrier or flash, she will also get to use them. You kind of have to treat it like your flash is always down in the 1v1 and never depend on it to win a trade or survive. Take cleanse for the off chance she lands a bubble and build banshee veil second item so she doesn't one shot you late game. Teamfights really dont go well for her so just make it to that stage of the game even.
Recommend: Cleanse and Vs. AP Assassin Build”
xXkillercrackXx says “Not so bad of a match up. If she managed to land a bubble onto you, try and gold card her before you fall asleep. This will make her unable to pop the double damage from sleep. You generally will be too tanky for her to one shot later on into the game. She has low mobility outside of summoner spells, so look to take advantage of that When she uses Portal Jump (R), throw your Gold Card at her. She will get stunned at the first portal. Hopefully your team can collapse on this as you'll usually catch her out of position.”
sweodigaming says “Still a new champion, but try to dodge her E (sleep), keep things warded since her E goes further when she is behind walls. Be really aware of the mini map and SS when she is gone, so the other lanes won't get killed by her long range sleep. Keep in mind that her ult is really predictable and she will come back to the area she first ulted on.”
FalleN3 says “This is a skill match-up. Dodge her skill-shots and you will make the laning phase a lot easier for yourself.Start Doran's ring and Health Potions against her and pick up some early boots as soon as possible. ”
Twitch.Tv-LimitBreaker88 says “Very annoying champion for Azir. Put a soldier in her way, when she is going in for the Q on wave. make sure to dodge her E and ward close to her tower, so you can see her poking from fog. Take cleanse.
When you drift in, wait out her R before you R. Mercs are great option aswell. The key in this lane is to push push push”
Veigarv2 says “She will have lane priortiy entire game, you hard outscale her and force her to go cleanse. if she goes ignite get her camped.
Go cleanse in this matchup with electrocute biscuits and timewarp tonic.”
Scyrine says “Yea, if this zoe is good she's going to destroy you. Sometimes i even bring cleanse just to bait her sleep out. Most of the time she isn't but if she is then just watch how she's playing and hard engage after she uses sleep. Sometimes i even bring cleanse.”
Yasukeh says “Take double MR rune stats vs her with a Dorans shield start and make sure to stay behind minions so you don't get bubbled. If she misses her bubble, she has no way to stop you from getting on top of her and killing her. Watch out for the random ignites that she gets from minions. Take cleanse vs her, and you can just cleanse the bubble and run her down.
Strongly consider cleanse as an option in this matchup. ”
Dr Eggmund says “One of the if not most annoying champions in the game (honestly wish she gets removed) you have an advantage that you can sustain from her insane q damage early game. However Riot decided that her E should last for at least 5 decades long so you have to avoid it as much as possible as it will give her free poke. Late game if she doesn't land E's on you, you will always win so stick it out till mid-late game. ”
Glasletter says “Ban GP and wish you could ban twice for Zoe. On paper you counter her kit easily, since you can even shield the bubble after getting drowsy and bind her bounce back from her ult, but her base damage from her passive alone will kill you.”
Fuzzmonkey says “Since you both have insane range, this'll mainly be a skill match up. Don't get hit by her sleepy bubble and make sure you hit your Q - E combo. Who ever gets their CC off wins basically. ”
Reason97 says “Zoe is ALL in on her sleepy bubble. without it, a lot of what she can do is immediately weakened. Keep moving and poke her out. Also, if you see her use her R, you can land a cheeky Q or E on her, since Q will still hurt and stun her even when she goes back to her start position and E will follow her there. Just play it safe and use minions as barriers against her. ”
Fuzzmonkey says “Weird match up. If you can avoid being hit by her sleep ability then you avoid most of her damage. Problem is, if you let her use summoners on you this will turn the tide of the 1v1 very quick. Avoid fighting her when she has a summoner/item on her and dodge her E. If you hit your chains up close to her past level 6 this can restrict her from getting out of range when she decides to use her R blink ability.”
Yuki H. says “Dodge Q win lane. Even if you are struck with her sleep bubble, just W into minions or walk behind minions to leave her with only an auto attack. Though it will do a bit of damage, she has no cc and is very vulnerable to an all in or a gank. It's always worth flashing her sleep bubble if you see an incoming gank. Remember, summoner spells are useless if you don't use them.”
RedFire2055 says “Zoe is a Burst Mage
Tip 1 : Don't take offensive summons she will use them vs you.
Tip 2 : Build Faster possible Lvl 2 Shoes.
Tip 3 : She can do AP and Pure dmg so to get Mr and Hp is rly good .
Tip 4 : When she get the W- Flash/Ignite/Proto/ Glp-800 stay under tower she can rly outtrade you easily.
Tip 5 : Stay behind the minions but far from them, her q do splash damage .
Reccomended Setup :
Keystone: Dark Harvest.
Stats : 1 Adaptive 1 Mr 1 Hp .”
Hullos says “She can be a pain with her high movement speed off summoner spells. If she gets good pick ups it can become a hard match up. Other wise dodge her sleep and W her is your best chance. Though he poke after 6 can be annoying as you can stand behind minions as effectively.”
BloooodTV says “D-Blade. She hurts, like, a lot. Just don't let her sleep you and you'll be fine. You have the better level 6 since your ult gives you a shield and damage. A good Zoe is tough though. Outscales you. Take Conq and cleanse.”
LunarVortex says “The Zoe matchup is a mixed bag. You counter her E pretty hard, but she can simply run you down with her passive, short ranged Qs and her W. Whenever she ults, try to aim your Q at her initial position to hit her when she returns to it.”
TimRhabey says “Zoe is my permaban, not because she counter gragas but because she is just a stupid braindead champ, zoe can literally waveclear, outdamage, outscale you at any time, she was supposed to be a late game scaling champion but her damage early is simply unreal.
Take the comet rune setup so you can waveclear as good as her and poke her during lane phase.”
Coldsong says “CertainlyT's champion designs never fail to amaze me. Zoe has huge amounts of bursts especially when she lands her E + Q combo, which will most likely deal at least half your health. She can also steal summoners, which makes escaping her hard. She cannot keep up with your roams though, as without a summoner she is super immobile.”
elnino9 says “Avoid her sleep by staying behind minions, this is the most crucial part because it sets up her Q extremely well and you eat far too much damage. If she's strong, she easily forces you out of lane if enough of her Q's land, sometimes even just two Q's is enough to force you to back. Grabbing merc treads is really good here. EW behind her and move to the side to avoid her sleep, then go back into your W. You can also Setup Q dagger on minions and proc your electrocute, move to the side for her sleep after doing that. Avoid getting slept as much as you can, you beat her in a straight up 1v1 once you have gunblade.”
SkellyBirb says “Zoe really can't do much against Bard. She doesn't have the burst to deal with him and you can heal up with shrines so you don't get low enough for her to burst you. She can't use her ultimate very effectively without risking getting stunned or at least hit with one meep empowered auto attack.”
Veralion says “HoB/beads. Unfortunately, Zoe is making a resurgence with the new DH and is just as cancerous as ever. The early game is pretty rough. Be aware that Riot put the AoE back on her Q, and it hurts. Be well away from your creep shields when she throws it out. Do not ever get bubbled, or you’ll die from as high as 70-80%. But even if you play well, she’ll still chip you down from the free damage she gets on W and her passive. Things change at 6, however. With ult available, intentionally eat her bubble, wait a second, then R at her to immune the CC and fizzle the true damage chunk. You must be airborne and unstoppable when the ability actually procs the sleep; don’t ult at the projectile or over the trap, it doesn’t work like that. You’ll take her by surprise for sure; Shyvana is nowhere near common enough for many people to know about that interaction. She can’t stand up to you at close range. From there, just don’t let her dodge E with her R, unleash the wood chipper, and she’ll fall over.
Mr38i3 says “If she hits you 1 drowsy then 70% of your HP can be gone. Look to using your E backwards or just dodge her trouble bubble( E aka Drowsy). One thing about her is that shes so squishy and her mobility is so bad so you can kill her easily if she pushes and misses her trouble bubble.”
BCota says “Zoes easiest matchup is Vlad and getting triple ignited is like cock and ball torture which i have fallen prey to on multiple occasions. Matchup is fairly simple/decent if you play by 3 main principles: 1.Dodge her bubble by standing behind minions/ using pool to dodge is never a bad thing dont hesitate, 2. Dodging her Q is really simple and you should avoid it because its damage you dont have to take just stand behind minion but not close enough for the splash to hit you. You run her down if you can trade whenever she finishes throwing her Q and if shes low enough just one shot her. She becomes useless if she behind”
RikudouDovahkiin says “Zoe is something weird. She has a skill-shot CC ability, if she misses it, the skill itself becomes a trap, and makes next attack deal additional true damage towards the sleepy target. You shall play around minions to avoid her high-damage dealing Q's, something like Ezreal match-up, she plays around her Q and E's, when someone gets caught by her E, she set-ups her Q to deal something like 1-2k burst damage at late game, mind this same combo at early game, even so, yeah perhaps not the best lane initiator, you can play around minions and sustain, she has a spammable utility R with low CD but it does not allow her to escape like a reliable leap skill, because she returns again, and deals no damage other than triggering and allowing some things, she has a squishy core, you shall be able to out-trade her easily in lane.”
LinCass says “Take cleanse and play around its cooldown, try Ulting her while she is in her R trying to hit you with her Q or E, its a skill matchup in the end depending on how lucky zoe gets on her w procs.”
Melyn says “You can run cleanse for her E and block her Q with your plants, but be careful. Become practiced at landing your EW combo after she ults to block her sleep and remember she can pick up your summoner spells.”
Big Shawn says “Lets be honesz, Zoe is painful to play against. But if you dodge her E-Ability, which makes you fall asleep, you can punish her for her miss, if you are in range. Nevertheless, you yourself can also get punished easily if you are to attentive enough to dodge her Q-Ability and E-Ability.”
Wolftastic says “Low cooldowns on her abilities, making her a spammer. For me it's the worst matchup: if you get caught in her Sleepybubble you won't survive, so build Movement Speed and Magic Resist.”
TK.BENEDICT says “Let's face it Zoe is a very difficult Champion to deal with. With Zoe's Paddle Star (First Skill) it's difficult to dodge and Zoe's Sleepy Trouble (Third Skill) that can stun you at a long distance. and Zoe's Second skill (Spell Thief) that can pick up spells like flash and ignite and other spells. ”
xtrinity01x says “I hate Zoe. You can shield her sleep, but after 6 she hops everywhere and you can't do much except hope you can shield fast enough. Early game, dodge her q and don't let her use her empowered auto on you. poke her out, farm, and after six focus on not dying. ”
Zoe Sparklepop says “High Major
If you sit behind minions, she can't do much until summoner spells start dropping so be wary of their placement
You can outpoke her as long as she doesn't get a long range Q off, probably go Cleanse if you're not confident in this matchup.”
AlolanFairy says “As we all know, anyone who picks Zoe surrenders any semblance of dignity. So keep that in mind because Bootleg Rainbow Lulu over here will be a pain in the ass.
Bully her a LOT. And learn to dodge that annoying sleep bubble.
However, once they've wasted all her skills trying to get footage for their sick onetrick Zoe montage, go in and blow her up.
Magical Rock says “You also are even when against a Zoe, as she does no damage if she cannot hit her Q. And to make sure she doesn't hit her Q, don't get hit by her E. If you do get sleepy, put some minions between herself and you.”
snukumz says “Skill match up.
She's annoying to play against but be careful and smart and she won't hit you very often because you'll be so far back.
You have better wave clear than her so shove waves and force her to farm under tower.
Always run cleanse when playing against her. If she bubbles she'll look to bubble blink and Q you, when she does cleanse and dodge her Q, then use your knock up and combo as she returns to where she ulted from. It's usually a guaranteed flash burn or kill. ”
orangepenguinhead says “She is relatively immobile and once you get your 3 abilities, she should not be a threat. In this matchup, take cleanse in case you get hit by the bubble. If she uses her R, time your E so that it catches her as soon as she comes back to her original spot. ”
1256 says “the better zoe is the worse matchup is since her skillcap is insanely high, you outscale but her sleep is annoying, can take some trades after 6, play around sleep, shoves very well, dont play agro if rng gods blessed her with redemption hextech items etc
fleet+dom, electro if confident”
Ekko Rush B Guides says “You can't really engage on Zoe unless you hit a W, because she will just use her E everytime you jump on her and burst you down.
Zone her off Item spell shards your minions drop. If she hits her bubble, keep in mind that ulting won't stop you from falling asleep. If she somehow misses her E, trade back ASAP. ”
evilforreal says “Many Zoes are pretty obvious in their pathing when launching a long range paddle star. Try to dodge and respond with an RQ. Take Cleanse and build a Banshees Veil when against this demon. I don't like her.”
Gageowago says “Stay behind minions and avoid walls as much as possible. When hiding from her q make sure to stay a short distance from the minions because her q is AOE. If she pops up in front of you with her ult you can easily charm her and then combo her. She always returns to the position she ults from so you can also just charm her when she pops back to her original position.”
Lil Tidepod says “Zoe is so strong, plain and simple. Even after the nerfs she got last season, she's still really strong against Ryze. Her paddle star has a lot of range. If you get hit by her bubble, kiss half of your health bar goodbye. I'd push the wave and call for jungle help. Try and slow her from getting Luden's as much as you can.”
Sanctuar says “Good damage with her Q, her E increases that damage furthermore. Dodge her E, especially after lvl 6 she will attempt to us this ability after jumping into her portal, or using the sides to attempt long-range E's. Her random pickups through the W will make the lane a little bit harder to play but overall not too difficult to handle. ”
Capparelli says “Avoid her bubble and you win, get hit by it and suffer, Hold your R for hers and you get a free stun, do your best to stop her from scaling, Hexdrinker if you really need it, Tiamat if you have good roams”
JacWilly says “Dodge her q splash damage, dont get hit by an e, try to dodge with r post 6, whenever she r you know where she will can and will be stationary for a small amount of time, use this to hit free WEQ combo”
BigBushMan says “Dodge E and win, its really that simple. She can poke you out with just Q's, but if she misses her E, go for an all-in if at all possible, as you will win it for sure. just dont all in while she has E, as she will easily turn it on your head with the damage boost from her E. ”
ahrienthusiastmain says “Another skill matchup. Ahri has better early game waveclear. You have to hide behind your minions to avoid her damage because she can kill you even without landing her bubble. You're more useful out of lane. ”
BigBushMan says “Zoe is a very difficult matchup. Similar to Ahri, if she lands an E, say goodbye to your healthbar. The only trick is that Zoe's max range Q will still practically one shot you even without her E's bonus damage. Let her push, freeze, and look for jungle help. ”
Giurg says “A mage with high mobility, good CC and good burst damage. You do not want to face her if you do not know how to land and avoid skillshots well. If you ever face her, punish her mistakes and try to predict her movements.”
Noodles912 says “Skill based matchup. Save E for her bubble, and look for all ins. If she uses ult, that is a free shark. Look to roam as well. If she hits a bubble, you're probably gonna take quite a lot of damage. Mercs can be considered a must.”
RockitoAhri says “Her Q does AOE DMG when it hits a target. Do not stay too close to the minions in order to avoid it. Beware of Zoe going in fog of war to throw a long range bubble over a wall. Do not let your guard down when she goes out of vision. ”
JoshAy says “She will #$&* you up early. She gets extra damage after casting spells with her passive. Don't take ignite, because if you use it she can use it. Take TP or Cleanse. Her Q is AoE but hard to land, stay away from it. She also gets 3 orbs of damage from her W when she uses it which will make you lose trades if you don't expect it. Stay away from walls her E is the game changer. If you don't get hit by her E you won't get hit by her 1 shot combo (hopefully). Her R is a temporary blink, focus where she came from not where she is going. DO NOT STEAL HER ULT IT IS GARBAGE FOR YOU. You win fights if she wastes E or Q. If you can get on her she can't get away without summoner spells. ”
Kami_EU says “Zoe's abilites can be dodged rather easily with Yasuo's ability kit, the bane of Yasuo in this matchup is the movement speed/kiting potential after using her W.
Avoid gifting her your summoner spells when it's not neccessary.”
t3rminated says “Although she isn't a difficult matchup, she really is the most annoying. If you get hit by her sleep (which isn't hard since your hitbox is massive) then you can watch as you inevitably get paddled by her [[paddle star]]. I usually take cleanse in this matchup (especially if they have more CC on the enemy team) to prevent this from happening. If she ever uses her R on you, time your combo to land when she lands back to her original spot. She has limited mobility and without her CC she really has no real threat to you. Stay behind minions and her Q should be really easy to dodge. Pretty easy squishy matchup as you can 100-0 her pretty easily. ”
Yas Yasu Yasuo says “My perma ban. She does shit tonnes of damage if she lands a full combo. STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND RUSH HEXDRINKER, THEN MERCS, THEN QSS. Even though if you get ahead, she can still kill you easily with her high damage and hard CC. Her ult can also be used to dodge your abilities. Call jungle to gank your lane. The worst nightmare for you is when she picks up exhaust or barrier, EVEN WORSE - she can pick up Zhonyas Hourglass. Riot man......”
8wolf says “As long as you're decent at dodging she isn't a difficult matchup. You can push her under-tower and deny her cs. If you don't trust yourself to dodge her e, take cleanse instead of ignite.”
Tehqo says “She's so easy to lane against. As long as you don't get hit by her Q, you can never die to her. Although, one issue would be her E (the sleep). Getting hit by it almost guarantees your death, so getting cleanse might actually be the most optimal route in this matchup. Moreover, if you get cleanse, she can't really do much with it when she picks it up. If she picked up ignite for example, after you had used it yourself, you might be putting yourself in a pickle.”
Je Suis Azir says “She can completely outmaneuver you if she plays right. Take Cleanse and get Merc Treads, places soldiers near her when she Qs the wave, and wait for her R before you use your own when you Shuriman Shuffle her. ”
TheSpark says “Can be really annoying if she's really good at landing her bubbles, but you can land your skillshots relatively easy against her. It's pretty obvious to tell when she's using her Q for farming, so try and throw out your E when she's going in for farm.
Stand behind minions so you don't get bubbled easily. Cleanse is REALLY NICE versus her.”
Aizenvolt says “Its a skill matchup. She has insane poke with her q so stay a little further behind from the minions to pe protected because it does aoe damage. Watch out for her stun bubble because if you get hit by it then you will probably get hit by her q, and if you get hit by q, you will probably lose half your hp. Poke her whenever you can and be careful. After lvl 11 you have her. ”
DravensBukkake says “Ignite Matchup.
Bully her hard. BUT, don't stand next to, or infront of minions. If she disappears for a few seconds, walk back as she's using Q. Stand behind minions, place soldiers down to harass her with AA's. W Q AA spam her until you get arrested by officers.
When setting up shuffles past 6, don't use R right away. Trick is, W E Q into her, she'll most likely R away, and when she comes back, THEN you ult.”
spark2 says “If you see her throw a Q back, get ready to start zaggin' on 'em. The real threat early game is her E, if you get put to sleep you're going to be taking a huge chunk of damage. Try to keep your minions between you and her, she can't do anything through them. Also ping when she leaves lane, her ganks are pretty good.”
Cloud375 says “A skill matchup. Stay behind minions and deal damage when you can. If you can dodge her bubbles, this is a lot easier as her ult makes her an easy target to deal her free damage to her face. Otherwise, play it safe until you get a good opportunity to deal damage to her.”
Garybaldo says “Run cleanse, hit your combo when she lands hers, when you're both 6 you can very easily land a full combo when she casts her R by timing it, you even outscale her, very easy lane if you know how to dodge. Buy Sash if needed”
Sneaky boi says “Zoe has high damage but you can outrade her pre lvl 6. You can use W to block her Q and E so keep that in mind when trading. When she hits 6 she will poke and farm safely form really far so just push and try to roam to snowball your team.”
Novok says “Her Q does AOE DMG when it hits a target. Do not stay too close to the minions in order to avoid it. Beware of Zoe going in fog of war to throw a long range bubble over a wall. Do not let your guard down when she goes out of vision. ”
SpringCoffee says “I really hate playing against her.
more range, damage and mobility. don't ult her unless she wastes her R and don't go in unless she misses her E.
when you use your Ultimate, Neeko stays still for a second which makes her E easy to land and that means you're dead.”
Euphoric Toaster says “Heimer generally counters Zoe in a lot of ways. Her movement patterns when she uses Q are pretty predictable and can make for an easy stun. When she uses her R shes locked in its animation so it leaves her completely vulnerable to being stunned on the return jump. Also, you can use your turrets to block her Q (be careful though it still has a small AoE) and her E. The main problem with this matchup is Zoe is a pick champion and out of the hundreds of Es shes going to throw, she just needs to hit the one to chunk you or oneshot you. This can be partially remedied by going Cleanse (make sure to cleanse the sleep not the drowsy) but it can still be a nerve-racking lane at times. The RNG summoners/actives from the wave can also be VERY annoying.”
OnlyCheeseBreads says “Another champion who wants you to play oustide of the minion wave. Send a Q over to her bubbles if she's trying to pick up a spell, or if she's ulting and you know where she came from, root her. Try to make sure her ult is down before you use yours. Beware of the tilted Q, as she uses it to kill the caster minions and possibly damage you.”
Wizboy73 says “Take cleanse incase you get hit by her E, otherwise its game over. For the rest stay behind minions and poke her with q-e, when you both hit 6 you can place your w on her when she uses r to full combo her.”
Vispectra says “She really depends on Riot , if Riot decide to buff her , she does too much damage and becomes a hard lane, if she's in her current state , you can easily beat her. Annoying autos and the Q might hit you a few times even if you swore that it went past you but her sleepy bubble is a joke to you , you can easily avoid it with R or Q a minion before you are slept to help negate damage. Her R gives you an easy trade if she uses it aggro, you can just wait for her to hop back and full combo her.”
MamaDuck says “Zoe got a insane poke and is extremly hard to farm against. Always max your "W" when fighting her and rememer to stand behind minions.
Remember that when you want to go in for the kill always be sure that her "E" is down".”
Xavier Senori says “Zoe is pretty easy to deal with as long as you are avoiding her sleepy bubble, which shouldn't be too hard with the MS from your Qs. Take cleanse if needed, as with this + seraphs + zhonyas she should never be able to one shot you”
kilgta says “You are one of her main counters but she is still very busted right now. You have to poke her when she tries to poke you. Ulting her might be very difficult when you play in higher elo. Banshe and going stopwatch in your masteries could help. Roaming or catching her making a mistake is the best way to win vs her. Be careful of her insane damage. start sapphire.”
unownreality says “Sleep is pretty overpowered, and combined with the max range Zoe Q, can seriously hurt a squishy lux. Recommend banshees veil early. Stay close to minions, and avoid the sleepy bubble. All that being said, Zoe has a large flaw against Lux,a and that's her predictability. Wait for her to use her ult, cast a Q and lock her down for the full combo. ”
RagexAddict says “This champion is more annoying than she is dangerous. The real danger comes from when she lands a sleep bubble on you. If that happens, you have a small window to get behind minions or monsters. Remember that the further her Q travels, the more damage it does. She is in a vulnerable position if she uses her ult to move towards you, especially if you saw where she casted it from. Use that to your advantage to throw your ult at her or try to Q or E at her.”
LyndonK9 says “Walk back when she Qs. Dodge her E but if she hits you with her E you can charm her and she wont have enough time to Q you. If she ults you can aim your charm where she reappears. I typically find it more of a farm lane. You can take cleanse if you are not confident.”
hipstersora says “Skill matchup. You can stomp a Zoe, or she can stomp you. It seems like as long as you sidestep her bubble you're good for the most part, but if she EVER lands a Q on you, you just have to back and that's that. She's very anti-fun, but you DO have the tools to burst her hard and dodge her damage. ”
ParkChnm says “Shouldn't be too bad as long as you dodge her sleep. If she uses her ult, you can place your Satchel Charge on her initial point to blast her towards you or minefield it so she is forced to take the damage.”
Helnakensbrorsa says “Stand behind minions and poke her with Q. At lvl 6 you can R forward and E Q her. But go behind minions asap because she will try to E you. As long as you don't get hit by her E you win this lane. ”
AgreeableOtter says “Take Cleanse and show her who's boss.
You take cleanse because she will most likely go Exhaust and if not you can use it against her E and surprise her. If she steals your Cleanse it's pretty much useless for her. You can kill her after Lv 5 and snowball from there.”
T3rrabyte says “Zoe's abilities are heavily choreographed, making them easy to counter with Black Shield. If you cast Black Shield on yourself while drowsy (before you fall asleep), you will not fall asleep.”
aButteredPoptart says “Zoe is mega unga, just had to throw that out there. She is basically you but for people lacking a few brain cells. It becomes a lot easier for her to surprise you with sleep bubble at level 6 due to her teleport. You'll want to take cleanse and/or commencing stopwatch because you'll get hit by a bubble at some point. Basically bubble is everything for her, one is enough to one shot you if you haven't already started building MR.”
AzureArmatt says “It's quite easy to say that ever since Riot changed their champion design policy every new mid laner that comes out has some sort of weird kit that seems to do nothing but when it hit's you you suddenly die. That's the definition of Zoey. The sleepy bubble trouble is literally Zoey saying "You are already dead" in your face when it triggers sleep CC. Paddle star and her passive adds to her burst so much damage that even with 2 items she can 100-0 you if you are not careful. not to mention free items/spells she gets from minions / champions... she can literally flash 10 times in teamfight, heal teammates, exhaust enemies and even throw 2 ignites. What a relief it's so rare and it only ends with 4 flashes in the end... ”
Shaawn says “Zoe is very weak against mobile champions. You can control this lane easily if you wind wall her sleep bubble. If her E is on CD, she can't do anything to you and is forced to play defensive.”
Padrepio says “Long range poke, high damage potential, high mobility. But almost everything in her kit is skillshot, and her R gives you good chances to land your combo on her previous position. Hide behind minions if she makes you sleep.”
Jammy158 says “Easier matchup but still annoying. Save windwall for her E and you can all-in easily. A very vulnerable champ without E. She can pickup spells so be aware of what she picked up. If she overextends and wastes her E then you can all-in. Only annoying part about Zoe is her Q poke so do keep in mind. Cleanse is recommended.”
MaybeHope says “Zoe is a matchup that can be horrible, but if you remain calm you will realize it is not that bad.
First off, don't engage on her early on. She will win and it is painful. Her E range is just like your W range so you are basically letting her get a free bubble.
Stand behind minions, shield when you do get caught and Mantra + W if she gets too cocky!
Play it safe until she makes a mistake, punish her and you can even get a kill.”
moutenn says “Cleanse is great against her. It allows you to juke her Q, (by cleansing her E), then R her. The only thing she can do is juke your Q's with her R. Remember she will always come back, then kill her.
If you dont have cleanse, juke her E with R, or just bait it out, by going to get a minion, but backing of when she shoots out er E.”
qasddsa says “Incredibly annoying champion to lane against and to play against in general. Be careful: her bubble travels very far through walls if thrown at the right angle; don't be caught off guard by it. In teamfights, you for sure want to be focusing her first if you can help it. She's very squishy -- but respect her damage and check her items to see if she has a Zhonya's or Stopwatch.”
Sozzoh says “A bad Zoe means that you will get fed as hell and snowball into late game as an absolute monster. A good Zoe can still be fairly easy but will hit more of her E's and Q's. If you feel the need, get Cleanse. Other than that, not a problem to deal with. ”
Katapullt says “Look out when she leaves lane she could try to E you over a wall. Stay behind CS. When she Ults you know where she lands. Place a W ;) Be always patient any E she throws at you can make you half life when she hits Q after.”
Prenora says “Zoe actually isnt too bad, you can dodge most of her skill shots with your dash, and she moves in a straight line which is perfect because so does your ultimate >:)
dont get hit by her combo though or you'll get destroyed, after 6 you will dominate her”
Prenora says “zoe is a matchup thats not really skill intensive, she has very low cooldowns, bait her into using her abilites on you not the wave, she can easily outshove you, when she misses her sleepy bubble, you have all the time in the world to punish her, save your summoners for the end of the fight or they might come back to haunt you.”
DuhBrandon says “Now its time for this bih. zoe is zoe so overall it will be difficult to win in lane. Early game she should be able to win every trade you guys make so don't get cocky and underestimate her damage because you will soon realize that your 80% health has turn into just your mana bar while you are asleep (permanently).
After you get your nashors tooth you should see a burst in dominance while in lane don't forget to hit your yellow card -W and hit your Q right after for a decent amount of damage and your arcane comet should help as well.”
Bengineer says “Biggest joke on this list, you'll never deal with someone so strong so easily. When she uses Sleepy Trouble Bubble, use your Sanguine Pool right before, you will still be untargettable when it ends. ”
Frosty Bonhomme says “If she puts you to sleep and you're overextended/don't have flash, you're dead, there is no escape as she can blink to get her star to go further and deal more damage. If you are against Zoe, start with Doran's Ring.”
Smol Jelly says “Her one-shot potential is crazy, and her ability to pick up summoner spells is highly annoying. However, her portal jump leaves her wide open. Since she always returns to her initial position, aim your root for that spot, so you can hit her with the full combo after her jump. Also, take Cleanse, because you're going to want to avoid taking a double damage Q just because you got put to sleep.”