Zac vs Ryze Counter Build

How to Beat Ryze as Zac


We produce our matchup stats from the millions of ranked League of Legends rounds that we analyze every week. This Zac against Ryze matchup guide came out of an evaluation of 6,750 ranked matches where both champions clashed against each other.

This particular champion pairing is fairly common. Zac is forced to battle against Ryze in 20.2% of his rounds. Zac does a great job of countering Ryze. Typically, Zac wins a terrific 54.0% of matches the champions face off with one another in. In Zac versus Ryze games, Zac’s team is 2.0% less likely to get first blood. This implies that he most likely won't be able to get first blood against Ryze.

Matchups Analyzed


Team First Blood


Win Rate


Best Zac Items to Counter Ryze

The best items to have in your Zac versus Ryze build consist of Spirit Visage, Sunfire Aegis, and Warmog's Armor. When Zac bought at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better versus Ryze than with most other common builds.

Spirit Visage Item Sunfire Aegis Item Warmog's Armor Item

Best Zac Runes to Counter Ryze

To have the highest probability of crushing Ryze as Zac, Zac players should use the Aftershock, Demolish, Conditioning, Revitalize, Cheap Shot, and Ravenous Hunter runes. Of all the runes that we analyzed for Zac vs Ryze fights, this mix of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also shown the top Ryze runes to counterpick against Zac to help you grasp how he will probably 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 Ryze Runes

Phase Rush Rune Phase Rush
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Scorch Rune Scorch
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood


The subsequent tables emphasize some strategic Zac vs. Ryze matchup statistics that can help you distinguish the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Zac’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 3.3 is greater than Ryze’s ratio of 1.9, highlighting 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.

Battle Stats


Zac Stats
4.4 5.6
Ryze Stats


Zac Stats
4.7 6.2
Ryze Stats


Zac Stats
11.2 6.4
Ryze Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Zac Stats
2.4 2.6
Ryze Stats

Damage Dealt

Zac Stats
12922 20597
Ryze Stats

Damage Taken

Zac Stats
33807 20177
Ryze Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Zac Stats
5.3 5.2
Ryze Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Zac Stats
0.9 0.8
Ryze Stats

Dragons Killed

Zac Stats
1.9 2
Ryze Stats

Barons Killed

Zac Stats
0.4 0.4
Ryze Stats

Gold Earned

Zac Stats
9712 11307
Ryze Stats

Minions Killed

Zac Stats
38 169
Ryze Stats

Zac typically has a similar longest killing spree as his counter does. On average, Zac receives more damage than Ryze. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the champ with increased health has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.

In Zac vs Ryze matchups, Zac commonly totals much less CS than Ryze. Champions who on average do not acquire much CS usually don't need much CS to be effective. They are capable of scaling easily off their skills and stats alone. However, champs with plenty of minion kills, such as ADCs, typically require a lot of gold to be effective. In either situation, try to top the averages shown here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 6750 Zac vs Ryze 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.