How to Win Zed vs Aatrox Counter Matchup Zed is in the s tier of champions

Zed vs Aatrox

How to Beat Aatrox as Zed in LoL Aatrox is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Aatrox as Zed

based on 2,788 Zed vs Aatrox matchups
Win Rate
51.1 %
K/D/A
2.26
Pick Rate
3.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup stats from the millions of ranked League matches that we evaluate every week. This guide on how to beat Aatrox as Zed resulted from an examination of 2788 ranked matches where both champs clashed against each other. This champion pairing is fairly rare. Zed has to counter Aatrox in only 3.9% of his games.

Zed vs Aatrox Matchup Summary

Zed has done a decent job of countering Aatrox. Normally, he wins a acceptable 51.1% of the time the champions fight one another in. In Zed against Aatrox rounds, Zed’s side is 0.0% more likely to gain first blood. This implies that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Aatrox.

Best Zed vs Aatrox Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLong Sword

Core Zed Items

~22 Mins
Duskblade of DraktharrYoumuu's GhostbladeEdge of Night

Optional Items

Lord Dominik's RegardsBlack CleaverAxiom ArcThe Collector

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Electrocute Sudden ImpactEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Precision TriumphCoup de Grace
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Zed's passive ability p
Zed q ability q
Zed w ability w
Zed e ability e
Zed's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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E
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Q
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E
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Aatrox as Zed

Tips for Playing as Zed against Aatrox

Quickly double tapping Living Shadow will teleport Zed to his shadow immediately for rapid escapes.

Placing a Living Shadow before using Death Mark can give Zed a safe escape from combat.

Saving energy and spell cooldowns until you use your ultimate will maximize Death Mark's damage.

Advice to Win Against Aatrox

Keep your distance when Aatrox uses his Ultimate to prevent him from reviving.

Aatrox's Infernal Chains are easier to exit when running towards the sides or at Aatrox.

Aatrox's attacks are very telegraphed, so use the time to dodge the hit zones.

Zed vs Aatrox Counter Stats

Zed Image
Win Rate
51.1 %
VS
Win Rate
48.9 %
Aatrox Image
8.4
< Kills >
5.9
6.2
< Deaths >
6.1
5.6
< Assists >
5.4
1.94
< Killing Sprees >
1.35
137
< Minions Killed >
159
0.38
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.37
< Inhibitors >
0.43
18,261
< Physical Damage >
17,762
910
< Magic Damage >
87
1,577
< True Damage >
840
20,749
< Damage Dealt >
18,690
20,772
< Damage Taken >
30,848
12,134
< Gold Earned >
11,333
1.58
< Towers >
2.1
0.08
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
2,974
< Total Healing >
10,568
13,838
< Experience >
14,223
19
< Vision Score >
17
7
< Wards Placed >
8
146
< Time Dealing CC >
226

How to Counter Aatrox with Zed in LoL

The stats shown on this page highlight several influential Zed against Aatrox matchup statistics that may help us figure out the differences between the two. For instance, Zed’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Aatrox’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Zed may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Aatrox..

Zed normally has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his matchup does. Typically, he receives less damage than Aatrox. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also show that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Zed and Aatrox

Damage Types Compared

Zed
Aatrox
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zed
Aatrox

Who is Better, Zed or Aatrox?

Both LoL champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Zed usually wins when taking on Aatrox, with a 51.1% win rate. Thus, Zed makes a good counter to Aatrox.

While Zed does have a higher winrate than Aatrox, when on opposite teams, Zed also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more challenging character to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Zed into Aatroxas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Zed has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Aatrox. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Zed vs Aatrox matchups, Zed is the better champion with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Zed is a decent counter to Aatrox. Make sure you focus your actions on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Zed against Aatrox.

Additional Information for Zed Players

How We Calculated Our Zed vs Aatrox Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Aatrox as Zed, we analyzed 2,788 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 Aatrox as Zed 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

If you would like to truly master Zed in order to counter Aatrox during both the lane 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 suggestions presented above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Zed most often gets a similar amount of CS as Aatrox. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values reported on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to prioritize in your Zed versus Aatrox build include Duskblade of Draktharr, Youmuu's Ghostblade, and Edge of Night. When Zed combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better versus Aatrox than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Zed boasted an average winrate of 51.1% when playing against Aatrox with these items in his kit.

To have the highest probability of vanquishing Aatrox as Zed, Zed players should equip the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Triumph, and Coup de Grace runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Out of all the runes that we analyzed for Zed vs Aatrox counters, this sequence of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 51.1% win rate overall.

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