How to Win Ekko vs Skarner Counter Matchup Ekko is in the s tier of champions

Ekko vs Skarner

How to Beat Skarner as Ekko in LoL Skarner is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Skarner as Ekko

based on 575 Ekko vs Skarner matchups
Win Rate
48.5 %
K/D/A
2.53
Pick Rate
0.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter statistics from the millions of recently ranked LoL rounds that we analyze each week. Our guide on how to beat Skarner as Ekko resulted from an examination of 575 ranked rounds where both champions faced off against each other. This counter pairing is relatively rare. Ekko encounters Skarner in only 0.5% of his rounds.

Ekko vs Skarner Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Ekko does a poor job of beating Skarner. Typically, he wins a acceptable 48.5% of games the champions oppose one another in. In Ekko against Skarner rounds, Ekko’s side is 0.0% more expected to gain first blood, indicating that he probably will get first blood versus Skarner.

Best Ekko vs Skarner Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Blasting WandAmplifying Tome

Core Ekko Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltRabadon's DeathcapLich Bane

Optional Items

Nashor's ToothZhonya's Hourglass

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Electrocute Sudden ImpactEyeball CollectionTreasure Hunter
Sorcery Absolute FocusGathering Storm
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
Ekko's passive ability p
Ekko q ability q
Ekko w ability w
Ekko e ability e
Ekko's ultimate ability r
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W
2
Q
3
E
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Q
5
Q
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R
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Q
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E
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R
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R

Guide to Countering Skarner as Ekko

Tips for Playing as Ekko against Skarner

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.

Advice to Win Against Skarner

Skarner is especially dangerous when inside Crystal Spire zones his team controls. Try to capture them ahead of time if a fight may break out around them.

Skarner can't harm you very much outside of short range, so stay away from him!

Skarner's Move Speed is increased as long as his shield, Crystalline Exoskeleton, persists. Attack him to lower his speed.

Ekko vs Skarner Counter Stats

Ekko Image
Win Rate
48.5 %
VS
Win Rate
51.5 %
Skarner Image
7.1
< Kills >
4.4
5.5
< Deaths >
4.9
6.8
< Assists >
9.6
1.7
< Killing Sprees >
0.99
89
< Minions Killed >
44
0.84
< Dragons Killed >
1.41
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.43
2,293
< Physical Damage >
7,546
15,686
< Magic Damage >
4,606
1,147
< True Damage >
1,119
19,127
< Damage Dealt >
13,272
28,798
< Damage Taken >
26,470
11,989
< Gold Earned >
10,590
1.91
< Towers >
1.53
0.18
< Baron Takedowns >
0.29
8,667
< Total Healing >
6,231
13,381
< Experience >
13,041
18
< Vision Score >
21
6
< Wards Placed >
6
370
< Time Dealing CC >
692

How to Counter Skarner with Ekko in LoL

The stats shown here underscore several significant Ekko versus Skarner counter statistics that may help you interpret the differences between the pair. Ekko’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Skarner’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Ekko may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Skarner..

Ekko usually has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his matchup does. Commonly, he takes a similar amount of damage to Skarner. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also indicate that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Ekko and Skarner

Damage Types Compared

Ekko
Skarner
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Ekko
Skarner

Who is Better, Ekko or Skarner?

Both League champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Ekko usually loses when trying to fight Skarner, with a 48.5% win rate. Thus, Ekko makes a bad counter to Skarner.

While Ekko does have a lower win rate compared to Skarner, when on opposite teams, Ekko also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex character to learn. You should be careful when picking Ekko into Skarneras 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 CC and other utility, a similar amount to Skarner. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Ekko vs Skarner matchups, Skarner is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Ekko is a somewhat poor counter to Skarner. Focus your tactics on increasing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Ekko against Skarner.

Additional Information for Ekko Players

How We Calculated Our Ekko vs Skarner Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Skarner as Ekko, we analyzed 575 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.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to truly master Ekko in order to counter Skarner during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and tips presented here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Ekko usually accumulates more CS relative to Skarner. Champs who on average don't earn much CS typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values reported here to do well.

The ideal items to prioritize in your Ekko versus Skarner build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Lich Bane. When Ekko bought at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better versus Skarner than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Ekko had an average winrate of 48.5% when playing against Skarner with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest probability of defeating Skarner as Ekko, you should use the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Treasure Hunter, Absolute Focus, and Gathering Storm runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players picked for Ekko vs Skarner face-offs, this sequence of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 48.5% winrate overall.

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