Zac vs Poppy Counter Build

How to Beat Poppy as Zac


We produce our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked League of Legends rounds that we analyze every week. This Zac versus Poppy counter guide resulted from an analysis of 4,314 ranked games where both champs faced off against one another.

This particular counter matchup is relatively rare. Zac encounters Poppy in only 1.8% of his rounds. Unfortunitally, Zac has done a below average job of countering Poppy. Typically, he wins a acceptable 49.0% of the time the champs face off with one another in. In Zac versus Poppy games, Zac’s team is 2.0% less expected to earn first blood, implying that he most likely won't be able to get first blood against Poppy.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Zac Items to Counter Poppy

The most important items to have in your Zac versus Poppy build consist of Abyssal Mask, Sunfire Aegis, and Thornmail. When Zac included at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better versus Poppy than with most other commonly used builds.

Abyssal Mask Item Sunfire Aegis Item Thornmail Item

Best Zac Runes to Counter Poppy

To have the highest chance of annihilating Poppy as Zac, you should use the Aftershock, Demolish, Conditioning, Revitalize, Cheap Shot, and Ravenous Hunter runes. Of all the rune sets players chose for Zac vs Poppy clashes, this order of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also displayed the top Poppy runes to counterpick against Zac to help you understand how she will likely be setup to try to beat your champ.

Best Zac Runes

Aftershock Rune Aftershock
Demolish Rune Demolish
Conditioning Rune Conditioning
Revitalize Rune Revitalize
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter

Best Poppy Runes

Grasp of the Undying Rune Grasp of the Undying
Shield Bash Rune Shield Bash
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating
Overgrowth Rune Overgrowth
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Time Warp Tonic Rune Time Warp Tonic


The following tables show several significant Zac against Poppy matchup stats that may help you appreciate the distinctions between the pair. Zac’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 3.0 is more than Poppy’s KDA ratio of 2.5, indicating that Zac may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Poppy.

Battle Stats


Zac Stats
4.3 5
Poppy Stats


Zac Stats
5.1 5.5
Poppy Stats


Zac Stats
11.1 8.7
Poppy Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Zac Stats
2.2 2.4
Poppy Stats

Damage Dealt

Zac Stats
13582 16213
Poppy Stats

Damage Taken

Zac Stats
34918 25016
Poppy Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Zac Stats
5.1 5.3
Poppy Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Zac Stats
0.8 0.9
Poppy Stats

Dragons Killed

Zac Stats
1.8 2.1
Poppy Stats

Barons Killed

Zac Stats
0.4 0.4
Poppy Stats

Gold Earned

Zac Stats
9759 9950
Poppy Stats

Minions Killed

Zac Stats
38 85
Poppy Stats

Zac usually has a similar longest kill spree as his enemy does. Typically, Zac takes more damage than Poppy. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the champ with increased health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

In Zac vs Poppy matchups, Zac usually racks up many fewer minion kills than Poppy. Champions that do not get many minion kills normally don't require much CS to be effective. Instead, they are able to scale fully off their skills and stats alone. However, champions with plenty of CS, such as ADCs, usually have to have a lot of gold to be useful. In either situation, work to outperform the values presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 4314 Zac vs Poppy 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 Poppy as Zac 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.