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.
Be ready to dodge Shen's taunt and punish him if he misses.
Once Shen reaches level 6, watch out for his global-range ultimate, which can turn fights quickly.
The stats shown on this page emphasize some important Ekko vs. Shen matchup statistics that may help you appreciate the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Ekko’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Shen’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Ekko may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Shen..
Ekko often has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his counter does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Shen. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also show that the champ with more health has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Ekko usually loses when taking on Shen, with a 48.7% win rate. Thus, Ekko makes a poor counter to Shen.
While Ekko does have a lower winrate than Shen, when facing one another, Ekko also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Ekko into Shenas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Ekko has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Shen. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Ekko vs Shen matchups, Shen is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.
Ekko is a somewhat poor counter to Shen. Focus your tactics on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Ekko against Shen.
If you would like to truly master Ekko to counter Shen during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Ekko typically picks up a similar amount of CS compared to Shen. Champs who on average don't acquire much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs 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 exceed the numbers reported here to do well.
The most important items to use in your Ekko versus Shen build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Nashor's Tooth. When Ekko bought at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better against Shen than with many other common builds. In fact, Ekko had an average winrate of 48.7% when playing against Shen with this counter build.
To have the best chance of crushing Shen as Ekko, Ekko players should equip the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Future's Market, Cosmic Insight, Sudden Impact, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Inspiration and Domination rune sets. Of all the runes players picked for Ekko vs Shen clashes, this blending of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 48.7% win rate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Shen as Ekko are shown for every ranked division. To filter the stats and builds to an individual rank, you should use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.