If you can proc Z-Drive Resonance on an enemy champion, it's worth taking risks to do so. The bonus Move Speed makes it easy to escape.
Phase Dive's dash is a great tool for setting up Ekko's other abilities. Use it to get double hits with Timewinder or get into position to detonate Parallel Convergence.
Chronobreak is a potent escape tool, but it can also be quite powerful when used offensively. Don't underestimate its damage potential.
While Nautilus is shielded, he is capable of dealing large amounts of area of effect damage with his basic attacks - consider taking down the shield if you have time.
If Nautilus uses Riptide right next to you, hold in place until the ripple effect finishes before running. Running early will run straight into the secondary explosions, causing you to take additional damage and slow.
The stats shown on this page show some strategic Ekko versus Nautilus matchup statistics that can help you realize the differences between these two champs. For instance, Ekko’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Nautilus’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Ekko may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Nautilus. This observation is in large part a result of the difference in kills.
Ekko typically has a much larger longest killing spree than his counter does. Typically, he receives more damage than Nautilus. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to escape further harm when poked or engaged.
Both League champs are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Ekko usually fairs equally well when taking on Nautilus, with a 49.3% win rate. Therefore, Ekko makes an ok counter for Nautilus.
While Ekko does have a lower winrate compared to Nautilus, when on opposite teams, Ekko also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging character to learn. You should be careful when picking Ekko into Nautilusas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Ekko has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Nautilus. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Ekko vs Nautilus matchups, Nautilus is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.
Ekko is a somewhat poor counter for Nautilus. Make sure you focus your gameplay on increasing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Ekko against Nautilus.
To truly master Ekko in order to counter Nautilus during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats shown above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Ekko most often racks up more CS as Nautilus. Champions who typically don't acquire much CS often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers shown on this page to do well.
The top items to prioritize in your Ekko versus Nautilus build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Lich Bane. When Ekko included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better vs Nautilus than with most other common item sets. In fact, Ekko had an average winrate of 49.3% when playing against Nautilus with this counter build.
To have the highest chance of crushing Nautilus as Ekko, you should use the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Future's Market, Cosmic Insight, Eyeball Collection, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Inspiration and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune sets we have analyed for Ekko vs Nautilus matchups, this mixture of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 49.3% win rate overall.
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