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.
The stat comparisons shown on this page show some strategic Rell against Ekko counter stats that may help you distinguish the differences between the two. For instance, Rell’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Ekko’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Rell may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Ekko. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.
Rell normally has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than her foe does. On average, she takes less damage than Ekko. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the champ with more health has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Rell usually wins when facing off against Ekko, with a 51.6% win rate. Therefore, Rell makes a good counter to Ekko.
While Rell does have a higher win rate than Ekko, when on opposite teams, Rell also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes her a less complex champion to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Rell into Ekko.
Moreover, Rell also has a lot of utility and CC, a similar amount to Ekko. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Rell vs Ekko matchups, Rell is the better champ with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.
Rell is a decent counter for Ekko. You will do well by focussing your play on increasing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Rell against Ekko.
If you would like to truly master Rell in order to counter Ekko during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and stats presented here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Rell typically gets less CS as Ekko. Champions who on average don't acquire much CS typically don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values reported here to do well.
The best items to focus on in your Rell versus Ekko build include Evenshroud, Thornmail, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Rell used at least these three pieces in her build, she did much better vs Ekko than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Rell boasted an average win rate of 51.6% battling Ekko with these items in her kit.
To have the greatest likelihood of defeating Ekko as Rell, you should use the Glacial Augment, Hextech Flashtraption, Minion Dematerializer, Cosmic Insight, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Inspiration and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Rell vs Ekko fights, this composite of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 51.6% win rate overall.
By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Ekko as Rell are given for all ranked divisions combined. To filter the stats and builds to an individual player tier, you can use the selection menu earlier on the page.