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Zed vs Ahri

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

based on 4,582 Zed vs Ahri matchups
Win Rate
49.1 %
K/D/A
2.13
Pick Rate
6.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup statistics from the millions of rated League of Legends rounds that we review each and every week. This guide on how to beat Ahri as Zed resulted from an examination of 4582 ranked rounds where both champs battled one another. This champ pairing is relatively uncommon. Zed encounters Ahri in only 6.5% of his matches.

Zed vs Ahri Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Zed does a poor job of beating Ahri. Normally, he wins a acceptable 49.1% of games the champions battle one another in. In Zed vs Ahri games, Zed’s side is 0.0% more likely to get first blood. This indicates that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Ahri.

Best Zed vs Ahri Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordCaulfield's Warhammer

Core Zed Items

~22 Mins
Prowler's ClawYoumuu's GhostbladeSerylda's Grudge

Optional Items

Edge of NightBlack CleaverAxiom ArcMaw of Malmortius

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 Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Sorcery Nullifying OrbTranscendence
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
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
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
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 Ahri as Zed

Tips for Playing as Zed against Ahri

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 Ahri

Ahri's survivability is dramatically reduced when her Ultimate, Spirit Rush, is down.

Stay behind minions to make Charm difficult to land, this will reduce Ahri's damage potential significantly.

Zed vs Ahri Counter Stats

Zed Image
Win Rate
49.1 %
VS
Win Rate
50.9 %
Ahri Image
8.5
< Kills >
6
6.4
< Deaths >
6.2
5.1
< Assists >
7.7
1.96
< Killing Sprees >
1.36
140
< Minions Killed >
149
0.34
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.38
< Inhibitors >
0.47
18,112
< Physical Damage >
1,336
911
< Magic Damage >
11,889
1,265
< True Damage >
3,986
20,289
< Damage Dealt >
17,212
20,854
< Damage Taken >
19,452
12,134
< Gold Earned >
10,802
1.57
< Towers >
1.9
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
2,814
< Total Healing >
4,645
14,037
< Experience >
13,645
19
< Vision Score >
20
7
< Wards Placed >
9
145
< Time Dealing CC >
74

How to Counter Ahri with Zed in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page feature several strategic Zed against Ahri matchup stats that may help us distinguish the differences between the two. As an example, Zed’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Ahri’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Zed may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Ahri..

Zed normally has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his opponent does. On average, he receives a similar amount of damage to Ahri. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also indicate that the champ with more health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Zed and Ahri

Damage Types Compared

Zed
Ahri
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zed
Ahri

Who is Better, Zed or Ahri?

Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Zed usually fairs equally well when facing off against Ahri, with a 49.1% win rate. Therefore, Zed makes an ok counter to Ahri.

While Zed does have a lower win rate compared to Ahri, when they face off with one another, Zed also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more time consuming champ to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Zed into Ahrias his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Zed has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Ahri. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Zed vs Ahri matchups, Ahri is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Zed is a somewhat poor counter for Ahri. Focus your strategy on keeping up your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Zed against Ahri.

Additional Information for Zed Players

How We Calculated Our Zed vs Ahri Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Ahri as Zed, we analyzed 4,582 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 Ahri 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 learn all of the intricacies of Zed to counter Ahri during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions presented here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Zed most often picks up a similar amount of CS compared to Ahri. Champs who on average don't take much CS typically don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The best items to focus on in your Zed versus Ahri build include Prowler's Claw, Youmuu's Ghostblade, and Serylda's Grudge. When Zed incorporated at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better when facing Ahri than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Zed boasted an average winrate of 49.1% when countering Ahri with these items in his kit.

To have the best chance of crushing Ahri as Zed, you should equip the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Nullifying Orb, and Transcendence runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Zed vs Ahri counterpicks, this blending of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 49.1% winrate overall.

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