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

Zed vs Anivia

How to Beat Anivia as Zed in LoL Anivia is in the s tier of champions
Assassin
Mage Support

How to Beat Anivia as Zed

based on 1,355 Zed vs Anivia matchups
Win Rate
48.9 %
K/D/A
2.12
Pick Rate
1.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked League games each and every week. In our dataset, Zed faced Anivia 1355 times. Using so many matchups for Zed vs Anivia gives us a lot of faith in our capability to prepare actionable data and a supported build to wreck Anivia. This particular matchup is fairly rare. Zed has to counter Anivia in only 1.9% of his matches.

Zed vs Anivia Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Zed has done a poor job of beating Anivia. Normally, he wins a acceptable 48.9% of games the champions battle one another in. In Zed against Anivia matches, Zed’s team is 0.1% less likely to obtain first blood, indicating that he most likely won't be able to get first blood against Anivia.

Best Zed vs Anivia Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsSerrated Dirk

Core Zed Items

~22 Mins
EclipseYoumuu's GhostbladeEdge of Night

Optional Items

Black CleaverAxiom ArcThe CollectorMaw 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 TranscendenceGathering Storm
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
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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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W
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R

Guide to Countering Anivia as Zed

Tips for Playing as Zed against Anivia

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 Anivia

Try to gank Anivia when she's laning. With multiple people, it is easier to ensure that her egg dies.

Try to fight Anivia in the lanes. In the jungle she can block pathways with lower ranks of Crystallize.

If you're playing a ranged champion, stay far enough away from Anivia so you can dodge Flash Frost more easily.

Zed vs Anivia Counter Stats

Zed Image
Win Rate
48.9 %
VS
Win Rate
51.1 %
Anivia Image
8.3
< Kills >
6
6.5
< Deaths >
5.9
5.5
< Assists >
7.3
1.9
< Killing Sprees >
1.31
136
< Minions Killed >
149
0.36
< Dragons Killed >
0.14
0.36
< Inhibitors >
0.51
18,997
< Physical Damage >
966
976
< Magic Damage >
14,900
1,298
< True Damage >
1,224
21,272
< Damage Dealt >
17,091
21,096
< Damage Taken >
22,606
12,053
< Gold Earned >
11,171
1.52
< Towers >
2.01
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
2,963
< Total Healing >
2,132
13,959
< Experience >
13,922
20
< Vision Score >
22
7
< Wards Placed >
11
147
< Time Dealing CC >
928

How to Counter Anivia with Zed in LoL

The stats provided here underscore several significant Zed vs. Anivia counter statistics that may help you interpret the differences between this pair of champions. As an example, Zed’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Anivia’s ratio of NaN, showing that Zed may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Anivia..

Zed typically has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his matchup does. Commonly, he receives a similar amount of damage to Anivia. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Zed and Anivia

Damage Types Compared

Zed
Anivia
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zed
Anivia

Who is Better, Zed or Anivia?

Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Zed usually loses when facing off against Anivia, with a 48.9% win rate. As a result, Zed makes a poor counter to Anivia.

While Zed does have a lower winrate compared to Anivia, when on opposite teams, Zed also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less challenging character to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Zed into Aniviaas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Zed has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Anivia. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Zed vs Anivia matchups, Anivia is the better champ with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.

Zed is a somewhat poor counter to Anivia. Make sure you focus your actions on keeping up your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Zed against Anivia.

Additional Information for Zed Players

How We Calculated Our Zed vs Anivia Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Anivia as Zed, we analyzed 1,355 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 Anivia 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

To learn all of the intricacies of Zed in order to counter Anivia during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions shown here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Zed most often picks up a similar amount of CS as Anivia. Champs who typically don't earn many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers displayed here to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Zed versus Anivia build include Eclipse, Youmuu's Ghostblade, and Edge of Night. When Zed incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better when facing Anivia than with many other common builds. In fact, Zed boasted an average win rate of 48.9% when countering Anivia with this build.

To have the best chance of vanquishing Anivia as Zed, Zed players should equip the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Transcendence, and Gathering Storm runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players picked for Zed vs Anivia counterpicks, this order of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 48.9% win rate overall.

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