Ekko vs Skarner Counter Build

How to Beat Skarner as Ekko


We calculate our matchup stats from the millions of rated League of Legends games that we analyze each week. This Ekko versus Skarner matchup review came out of an analysis of 21,531 ranked matches where both champs engaged one another.

This particular champ pairing is somewhat common. Ekko encounters Skarner in 15.9% of his games. Unfortunitally, Ekko does a below average job of countering Skarner. Typically, he wins a acceptable 49.0% of matches the champions fight one another in. In Ekko against Skarner games, Ekko’s team is 0.0% more probable to obtain first blood, indicating that he probably will be able to get first blood against Skarner.

Matchups Analyzed


Team First Blood


Win Rate


Best Ekko Items to Counter Skarner

The ideal items to use in your Ekko versus Skarner build consist of Rabadon's Deathcap, Void Staff, and Hextech Rocketbelt. When Ekko bought at least these three items in his build, he performed much better vs. Skarner than with most other commonly used builds.

Rabadon's Deathcap Item Void Staff Item Hextech Rocketbelt Item

Best Ekko Runes to Counter Skarner

To have the best chance of defeating Skarner as Ekko, Ekko players should equip the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Absolute Focus, and Gathering Storm runes. Out of all the rune sets players used for Ekko vs Skarner battles, this mix of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. We have also shown the best Skarner runes to counterpick against Ekko in order to help you understand how he will likely be setup against you.

Best Ekko Runes

Electrocute Rune Electrocute
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter
Absolute Focus Rune Absolute Focus
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm

Best Skarner Runes

Phase Rush Rune Phase Rush
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight
Hextech Flashtraption Rune Hextech Flashtraption


The subsequent tables clarify some vital Ekko vs. Skarner matchup stats that can help us understand the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Ekko’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.5 is not as good as Skarner’s KDA ratio of 3.0, showing that Ekko may be less central to his team's team fighting potential than Skarner.

Battle Stats


Ekko Stats
6.9 4
Skarner Stats


Ekko Stats
5.5 4.8
Skarner Stats


Ekko Stats
6.6 10.3
Skarner Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Ekko Stats
3.4 2
Skarner Stats

Damage Dealt

Ekko Stats
17439 10595
Skarner Stats

Damage Taken

Ekko Stats
27518 25993
Skarner Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Ekko Stats
5.3 5.1
Skarner Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Ekko Stats
0.9 0.8
Skarner Stats

Dragons Killed

Ekko Stats
1.9 2
Skarner Stats

Barons Killed

Ekko Stats
0.4 0.5
Skarner Stats

Gold Earned

Ekko Stats
10879 9924
Skarner Stats

Minions Killed

Ekko Stats
99 31
Skarner Stats

Ekko usually has a much larger longest kill spree than his enemy does. On average, Ekko takes a similar amount of damage to Skarner. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the champ with more health has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further harm when engaged or poked.

Ekko usually takes many more minion kills than Skarner. Champs that don't acquire very much CS typically do not have to have much CS to be effective. They are able to scale properly off their abilities alone. However, champs with many minion kills, such as carries, typically need a lot of gold to be effective. In either case, work to do better than the averages displayed here to do well.

If you want to view Ekko vs Skarner tips and builds for a a specific player tier, feel free to choose one from the selection menu menu above. At first, the statistics and build suggestions shown are computed using every match completed with both champs.

How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 21531 Ekko vs Skarner 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 Skarner as Ekko 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.