How to Win Kennen vs Ekko Counter Matchup Kennen is in the b tier of champions

Kennen vs Ekko

How to Beat Ekko as Kennen in LoL Ekko is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Ekko as Kennen

based on 863 Kennen vs Ekko matchups
Win Rate
50.4 %
K/D/A
2.07
Pick Rate
5.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked League of Legends games that we get from Riot Games each week. Our guide on how to beat Ekko as Kennen resulted from an evaluation of 863 ranked rounds where both champions faced one another. This particular champ pairing is somewhat uncommon. Kennen encounters Ekko in only 5.3% of his rounds.

Kennen vs Ekko Matchup Summary

Kennen has done a average job of countering Ekko. Typically, he wins a acceptable 50.4% of games the champions clash against each other in. In Kennen vs Ekko matches, Kennen’s team is 0.1% less expected to get first blood. This indicates that he probably won't be able to get first blood against Ekko.

Best Kennen vs Ekko Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsHextech Alternator

Core Kennen Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapVoid Staff

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Sorcery Summon Aery Nimbus CloakTranscendenceScorch
Domination Taste of BloodUltimate Hunter
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Kennen's passive ability p
Kennen q ability q
Kennen w ability w
Kennen e ability e
Kennen's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Ekko as Kennen

Tips for Playing as Kennen against Ekko

You can stun your opponents by inflicting 3 Marks of the Storm upon them.

Lightning Rush can be used to initiate fights with its Energy return component, allowing him to use other abilities afterward.

You can land an initial Mark of the Storm debuff on an opponent with Thundering Shuriken, and then add to it with Electrical Surge.

Advice to Win Against Ekko

The second hit of Timewinder does more damage than the first; try to avoid it.

Ekko's stun zone takes 3 seconds to arm. Watch for the image he creates on cast and try to guess where the zone was placed.

Ekko is significantly weaker when his ultimate is down. Watch for the trail he leaves behind to determine if Chronobreak is available.

Kennen vs Ekko Counter Stats

Kennen Image
Win Rate
50.4 %
VS
Win Rate
49.6 %
Ekko Image
5.8
< Kills >
8
5.8
< Deaths >
5.9
6.2
< Assists >
6.4
1.31
< Killing Sprees >
1.81
153
< Minions Killed >
86
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.92
0.43
< Inhibitors >
0.47
2,102
< Physical Damage >
2,108
17,176
< Magic Damage >
14,930
640
< True Damage >
1,080
19,919
< Damage Dealt >
18,118
19,135
< Damage Taken >
27,862
10,884
< Gold Earned >
12,218
1.95
< Towers >
1.85
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.17
1,906
< Total Healing >
9,260
13,837
< Experience >
13,801
18
< Vision Score >
20
8
< Wards Placed >
6
58
< Time Dealing CC >
360

How to Counter Ekko with Kennen in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here highlight some strategic Kennen vs. Ekko matchup stats that may help you grasp the differences and similarities between this pair of champions. As an example, Kennen’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Ekko’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Kennen may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Ekko..

Kennen usually has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his enemy does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Ekko. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Kennen and Ekko

Damage Types Compared

Kennen
Ekko
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Kennen
Ekko

Who is Better, Kennen or Ekko?

Both LoL champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Kennen usually fairs equally well when facing off against Ekko, with a 50.4% win rate. As a result, Kennen makes an ok counter for Ekko.

While Kennen does have a higher winrate than Ekko, when on opposite teams, Kennen also has a much lower difficulty level that makes him a less challenging champion to develop with. You should be careful when picking Kennen into Ekko.

Moreover, Kennen also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Ekko. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Kennen vs Ekko matchups, Kennen is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.

Kennen is a decent counter for Ekko. Make sure you focus your gameplay on increasing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Kennen against Ekko.

Additional Information for Kennen Players

How We Calculated Our Kennen vs Ekko Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Ekko as Kennen, we analyzed 863 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 Ekko as Kennen 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

To learn all of the intricacies of Kennen in order to counter Ekko during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips presented here, you should grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Kennen often accumulates more CS compared to Ekko. Champions who on average don't get many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values displayed here to do well.

The best items to prioritize in your Kennen versus Ekko build consist of Hextech Rocketbelt, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Kennen used at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better countering Ekko than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Kennen boasted an average win rate of 50.4% when playing against Ekko with this counter build.

To have the highest probability of annihilating Ekko as Kennen, you should use the Summon Aery, Nimbus Cloak, Transcendence, Scorch, Taste of Blood, and Ultimate Hunter runes from the Sorcery and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune builds we have analyed for Kennen vs Ekko counters, this combo of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 50.4% win rate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Ekko as Kennen are given for every ranked division. If you want to filter the stats and builds to an individual player tier, you can use the selection menu located earlier on the page.