Spirit Rush enables Ahri's abilities, it opens up paths for Charm, helps double hitting with Orb of Deception, and closes to make use of Fox-Fire.
Use Charm to set up your combos, it will make landing Orb of Deception and Fox-Fire dramatically easier.
Initiate team fights using Charm, and chase down stragglers with Spirit Rush.
Zed receives bonus effect from Attack Damage items he purchases, so Armor is super effective against him.
After Zed uses his Living Shadow, he is at his most vulnerable as his damage, slow, and mobility are both dependent upon it.
Zed's Shadow Slash can only slow you if his shadow hits you with it.
The stats shown on this page underscore some significant Ahri against Zed counter statistics that may help you realize the distinctions between this pair of champions. For instance, Ahri’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Zed’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Ahri may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Zed..
Ahri usually has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than her counter does. On average, she receives a similar amount of damage to Zed. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also show that the champ with more HP has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Ahri usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Zed, with a 50.2% win rate. Thus, Ahri makes an ok counter to Zed.
While Ahri does have a higher winrate compared to Zed, when on opposite teams, Ahri also has a lower level of difficulty that makes her a less difficult character to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Ahri into Zed.
Furthermore, Ahri has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Zed. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Ahri vs Zed matchups, Ahri is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.
Ahri is a decent counter for Zed. Focus your gameplay on keeping up your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Ahri against Zed.
To learn all of the intricacies of Ahri in order to counter Zed during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions presented here, you should grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Ahri on average accumulates a similar amount of CS compared to Zed. Champs who typically don't earn much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values displayed here to do well.
The ideal items to have in your Ahri versus Zed build consist of Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Ahri incorporated at least these three items in her build, she did a lot better when fighting Zed than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Ahri had an average winrate of 50.2% battling Zed with this build.
To have the highest chance of defeating Zed as Ahri, Ahri players should equip the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Transcendence, and Manaflow Band runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the runes that we analyzed for Ahri vs Zed face-offs, this combination of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 50.2% win rate overall.
By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Zed as Ahri are displayed for all skill levels combined. If you would like to scope the stats and builds to a distinct skill level, you can use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.