Malzahar vs Zoe Counter Build

How to Win Malzahar vs Zoe Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Zoe as Malzahar in LoL

How to Beat Zoe as Malzahar

4,506 Malzahar vs Zoe Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Malzahar Items to Counter Zoe

The most important items to use in your Malzahar versus Zoe build consist of Rylai's Crystal Scepter, Demonic Embrace, and Liandry's Anguish. When Malzahar bought at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better against Zoe than with most other typical builds.


5.4 | Malzahar Zoe | 5.8


5.4 | Malzahar Zoe | 5.4


7.4 | Malzahar Zoe | 7.1

Best Malzahar Runes to Counter Zoe

Summon Aery Rune Summon Aery
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Scorch Rune Scorch
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
To have the highest chance of crushing Zoe as Malzahar, Malzahar players should use the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Biscuit Delivery, and Magical Footwear runes. Out of all the rune sets players picked for Malzahar vs Zoe matchups, this set of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also displayed the top Zoe runes to fend off Malzahar to help you understand how she will probably be played against your champ.

Runes Zoe Will Likely Use to Counter Malzahar

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band

Malzahar vs Zoe Counter Stats Summary

The stats provided here emphasize some critical Malzahar versus Zoe matchup stats that may help you explain the differences and similarities between the two. Malzahar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.4 is similar to Zoe’s KDA ratio of 2.4, highlighting that Malzahar may be just as central to his team's team fighting capability than Zoe.

Malzahar usually has a similar longest killing spree as his counter does. Commonly, Malzahar receives a similar amount of damage to Zoe. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the champion with more HP has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.

Malzahar commonly totals much more CS than Zoe. Champions that do not earn many minion kills typically do not have to have much CS to be effective. They are capable of scaling fully off their skills and stats alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as ADCs, usually need a lot of gold to be useful. In either situation, work to best the values displayed here to do well.

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Killing Spree

2.6 | Malzahar Zoe | 2.8

Damage Dealt

20,187 | Malzahar Zoe | 17,620

Damage Taken

14,860 | Malzahar Zoe | 17,110

Gold Earned

11,439 | Malzahar Zoe | 9,912

Minions Killed

169 | Malzahar Zoe | 126


6.1 | Malzahar Zoe | 4.8

Dragons Killed

2.1 | Malzahar Zoe | 2

Barons Killed

0.5 | Malzahar Zoe | 0.4


1.1 | Malzahar Zoe | 0.8

Malzahar vs Zoe Matchup Summary

We calculate our matchup stats from the millions of ranked League matches that we analyze each week. This Malzahar against Zoe counter review resulted from an analysis of 4,506 ranked matches where both champions engaged one another.

This particular counter matchup is fairly uncommon. Malzahar encounters Zoe in only 5.6% of his games. Malzahar has done a great job of beating Zoe. On average, Malzahar wins a whopping 58.0% of games the champs face each other in. In Malzahar against Zoe matches, Malzahar’s side is 6.0% less expected to earn first blood. This indicates that he probably won't be able to get first blood against Zoe.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 4,506 Malzahar vs Zoe 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 Zoe as Malzahar 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.