How to Win Cassiopeia vs Zed Counter Matchup Cassiopeia is in the s tier of champions

Cassiopeia vs Zed

How to Beat Zed as Cassiopeia in LoL Zed is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Zed as Cassiopeia

based on 958 Cassiopeia vs Zed matchups
Win Rate
51.5 %
K/D/A
1.89
Pick Rate
3.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter stats from the millions of recently rated League of Legends games that we get from Riot Games every week. This guide on how to beat Zed as Cassiopeia resulted from an examination of 958 ranked matches where both champions faced off against one another. This counter pairing is fairly rare. Cassiopeia is forced to battle against Zed in only 3.4% of her games.

Cassiopeia vs Zed Matchup Summary

Cassiopeia has done a decent job of beating Zed. On average, she wins a acceptable 51.5% of matches the champs oppose one another in. In Cassiopeia against Zed rounds, Cassiopeia’s team is 0.0% more expected to gain first blood, implying that she probably will be able to get first blood against Zed.

Best Cassiopeia vs Zed Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionTear of the Goddess

Early Items

~5 Mins
Sapphire CrystalLost Chapter

Core Cassiopeia Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishRylai's Crystal ScepterZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Demonic EmbraceSeraph's EmbraceVoid Staff

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Cassiopeia to level up e
>
Second ability for Cassiopeia to level up q
>
Last skill for Cassiopeia to max out w

Runes

Precision Conqueror Presence of MindLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve ConditioningOvergrowth
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
Cassiopeia's passive ability p
Cassiopeia q ability q
Cassiopeia w ability w
Cassiopeia e ability e
Cassiopeia's ultimate ability r
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E
2
Q
3
W
4
E
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E
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R
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E
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Q
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Zed as Cassiopeia

Tips for Playing as Cassiopeia against Zed

Lead your enemy when targeting with Noxious Blast to ensure the hit.

Use Twin Fang on poisoned stationary targets like monsters and units stunned by her Petrifying Gaze for maximum damage.

Advice to Win Against Zed

Zed's Shadow Slash can only slow you if his shadow hits you with it.

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.

Cassiopeia vs Zed Counter Stats

Cassiopeia Image
Win Rate
51.5 %
VS
Win Rate
48.5 %
Zed Image
6.3
< Kills >
8.4
6.5
< Deaths >
5.7
6
< Assists >
5.7
1.44
< Killing Sprees >
1.94
165
< Minions Killed >
144
0.14
< Dragons Killed >
0.3
0.42
< Inhibitors >
0.4
592
< Physical Damage >
19,784
19,597
< Magic Damage >
1,106
497
< True Damage >
1,378
20,687
< Damage Dealt >
22,269
23,877
< Damage Taken >
22,018
11,406
< Gold Earned >
12,205
1.74
< Towers >
1.58
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
4,953
< Total Healing >
3,446
13,942
< Experience >
14,090
18
< Vision Score >
19
9
< Wards Placed >
7
385
< Time Dealing CC >
155

How to Counter Zed with Cassiopeia in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here clarify some vital Cassiopeia against Zed matchup statistics that may help you grasp the differences between the two. As an example, Cassiopeia’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Zed’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Cassiopeia may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Zed..

Cassiopeia normally has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than her enemy does. Typically, she takes a similar amount of damage to Zed. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also illustrate that the champion with more health has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Cassiopeia and Zed

Damage Types Compared

Cassiopeia
Zed
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Cassiopeia
Zed

Who is Better, Cassiopeia or Zed?

Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Cassiopeia usually wins when trying to fight Zed, with a 51.5% win rate. Thus, Cassiopeia makes a good counter for Zed.

While Cassiopeia does have a higher win rate than Zed, when on opposite teams, Cassiopeia also has a much greater difficulty level that makes her a more complex character to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Cassiopeia into Zedas her relative depth means you may not be able to reach her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Cassiopeia has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Zed. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Cassiopeia vs Zed matchups, Cassiopeia is the better champ with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.

Cassiopeia is a decent counter to Zed. Focus your actions on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Cassiopeia against Zed.

Additional Information for Cassiopeia Players

How We Calculated Our Cassiopeia vs Zed Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zed as Cassiopeia, we analyzed 958 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Zed as Cassiopeia comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to truly master Cassiopeia in order to counter Zed during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats shown here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Cassiopeia typically accumulates a similar amount of CS compared to Zed. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values displayed here to do well.

The most crucial items to prioritize in your Cassiopeia versus Zed build include Liandry's Anguish, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Cassiopeia incorporated at least these three pieces in her build, she performed much better against Zed than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Cassiopeia had an average winrate of 51.5% battling Zed with this build.

To have the greatest likelihood of coming out on top against Zed as Cassiopeia, Cassiopeia players should use the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Conditioning, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players chose for Cassiopeia vs Zed face-offs, this set of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 51.5% winrate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Zed as Cassiopeia are given for all skill levels, merged. If you would like to narrow the statistics and builds to a specific division, you can use the selection menu earlier on the page.