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.
Pyke regenerates a significant amount of damage he has taken from enemy champions, but only when you can't see him!
When Pyke is hidden nearby in his Ghostwater Dive, sharks will circle underneath your feet.
Try not to stand near low health allies. If Pyke executes them using Death From Below, you might be next on the list.
The stat comparisons shown on this page clarify some significant Ekko against Pyke matchup stats that can help us grasp the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Ekko’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Pyke’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Ekko may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Pyke..
Ekko typically has a similar longest kill spree as his foe does. Commonly, he receives more damage than Pyke. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Ekko usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Pyke, with a 50.0% win rate. Thus, Ekko makes an ok counter to Pyke.
While Ekko does have a higher winrate than Pyke, when facing one another, Ekko also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more difficult champ to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Ekko into Pykeas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Moreover, Ekko also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Pyke. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Ekko vs Pyke matchups, Pyke is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.
Ekko is a decent counter for Pyke. You will do well by focussing your tactics on keeping up your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Ekko against Pyke.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Ekko in order to counter Pyke during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats presented above, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Ekko most often picks up more CS as Pyke. Champions who on average don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values displayed here to do well.
The top items to prioritize in your Ekko versus Pyke build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Nashor's Tooth. When Ekko used at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better versus Pyke than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Ekko had an average winrate of 50.0% when playing against Pyke with this counter build.
To have the greatest probability of annihilating Pyke as Ekko, you should take the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Future's Market, Cosmic Insight, Sudden Impact, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Inspiration and Domination rune sets. Out of all the runes players picked for Ekko vs Pyke counterpicks, this blending of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 50.0% win rate overall.
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