How to Win Zac vs Ryze Counter Matchup Zac is in the s tier of champions

Zac vs Ryze

How to Beat Ryze as Zac in LoL Ryze is in the b tier of champions
Tank Fighter
Mage Fighter

How to Beat Ryze as Zac

based on 419 Zac vs Ryze matchups
Win Rate
58.7 %
K/D/A
3.4
Pick Rate
1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup statistics from the millions of ranked League matches that we evaluate each week. This guide on how to beat Ryze as Zac came out of an analysis of 419 ranked rounds where both champs faced off against each other. This particular counter pairing is somewhat rare. Zac fights Ryze in only 1.0% of his rounds.

Zac vs Ryze Matchup Summary

Zac has done a great job of countering Ryze. On average, he wins a fantastic 58.7% of the time the champions oppose each other in. In Zac vs Ryze matches, Zac’s side is 0.0% more probable to get first blood, indicating that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Ryze.

Best Zac vs Ryze Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsBami's Cinder

Core Zac Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisSpirit VisageThornmail

Optional Items

Demonic Embrace

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Resolve Aftershock Font of LifeConditioningRevitalize
Precision TriumphLegend: Tenacity
CDRScaling Adaptive Armor
Zac's passive ability p
Zac q ability q
Zac w ability w
Zac e ability e
Zac's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
E
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
W
9
E
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Ryze as Zac

Tips for Playing as Zac against Ryze

Picking up goo chunks is very important to staying alive.

When Cell Division is ready, try to die in a position that makes it difficult for the enemy team to kill your bloblets.

Charging Elastic Slingshot from the fog of war will give opponents less time to react.

Advice to Win Against Ryze

Crowd controlling Ryze during Realm Warp's windup will cancel the portal.

Ryze is especially dangerous to opponents that are marked with Flux.

Use Realm Warp's windup time to figure out how to deal with what may be coming out of the portal.

Zac vs Ryze Counter Stats

Zac Image
Win Rate
58.7 %
VS
Win Rate
41.3 %
Ryze Image
5.2
< Kills >
4.6
4.8
< Deaths >
6.2
11.1
< Assists >
7
1.25
< Killing Sprees >
1.06
39
< Minions Killed >
174
1.27
< Dragons Killed >
0.1
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.39
1,100
< Physical Damage >
907
12,668
< Magic Damage >
15,925
1,288
< True Damage >
703
15,056
< Damage Dealt >
17,536
33,640
< Damage Taken >
22,957
10,606
< Gold Earned >
11,023
1.52
< Towers >
1.86
0.32
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
31,874
< Total Healing >
2,772
12,718
< Experience >
13,801
22
< Vision Score >
19
6
< Wards Placed >
9
481
< Time Dealing CC >
129

How to Counter Ryze with Zac in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page clarify some significant Zac against Ryze matchup stats that can help us distinguish the differences and similarities between this set of champs. Zac’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Ryze’s ratio of NaN, showing that Zac may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Ryze. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.

Zac usually has a similar longest killing spree as his matchup does. Commonly, he receives more damage than Ryze. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the champion with higher HP has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Zac and Ryze

Damage Types Compared

Zac
Ryze
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zac
Ryze

Who is Better, Zac or Ryze?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Zac usually wins when playing against Ryze, with a 58.7% win rate. Thus, Zac makes a fantastic counter for Ryze.

While Zac does have a much higher winrate compared to Ryze, when facing one another, Zac also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging champion to learn. You don't need to be too worried when picking Zac into Ryzeas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Zac has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Ryze. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Zac vs Ryze matchups, Zac is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Zac is a great counter to Ryze. Make sure you focus your gameplay on maximizing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Zac against Ryze.

Additional Information for Zac Players

How We Calculated Our Zac vs Ryze Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Ryze as Zac, we analyzed 419 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 Ryze 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.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To truly master Zac to counter Ryze during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and tips presented here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Zac typically racks up a lot less CS compared to Ryze. Champions who on average don't acquire many minion kills often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers shown here to do well.

The ideal items to use in your Zac versus Ryze build include Sunfire Aegis, Spirit Visage, and Thornmail. When Zac incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better vs. Ryze than with many other typical builds. In fact, Zac boasted an average winrate of 58.7% battling Ryze with this build.

To have the greatest likelihood of beating Ryze as Zac, Zac players should equip the Aftershock, Font of Life, Conditioning, Revitalize, Triumph, and Legend: Tenacity runes from the Resolve and Precision rune sets. Of all the rune builds players picked for Zac vs Ryze clashes, this order of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 58.7% win rate overall.

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