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.
Erratic movement, or hiding behind creep waves can make it difficult for Amumu to instigate a fight with Bandage Toss.
Amumu's Despair makes purchasing primarily Health items a risky proposition.
Avoid bunching up with other allies when Amumu has his ultimate available.
The stats shown on this page feature several vital Zed versus Amumu counter stats that may help us realize the differences between the pair. For instance, Zed’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Amumu’s ratio of NaN, showing that Zed may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Amumu. This observation is in large part caused by the difference in kills.
Zed typically has a much larger longest killing spree than his foe does. Commonly, he receives less damage than Amumu. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also show that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Zed usually loses when trying to fight Amumu, with a 47.7% win rate. As a result, Zed makes a poor counter to Amumu.
While Zed does have a lower win rate compared to Amumu, when on opposite teams, Zed also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more difficult champion to learn and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Zed into Amumuas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Zed has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Amumu. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Zed vs Amumu matchups, Amumu is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.
Zed is a bad counter for Amumu. You will do well by focussing your play on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Zed against Amumu.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Zed in order to counter Amumu during both the lane 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 displayed above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Zed usually racks up much more CS as Amumu. Champions who on average don't get many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be effective, 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 have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers reported on this page to do well.
The most crucial items to focus on in your Zed versus Amumu build include Eclipse, Black Cleaver, and Serylda's Grudge. When Zed bought at least these three items in his build, he did much better vs. Amumu than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Zed boasted an average winrate of 47.7% when countering Amumu with this counter build.
To have the best chance of crushing Amumu as Zed, you should equip the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Transcendence, and Scorch runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players picked for Zed vs Amumu face-offs, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 47.7% win rate overall.
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