How to Win Zed vs Gwen Counter Matchup Zed is in the a tier of champions

Zed vs Gwen

How to Beat Gwen as Zed in LoL Gwen is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Gwen as Zed

based on 1,631 Zed vs Gwen matchups
Win Rate
52.1 %
K/D/A
2.47
Pick Rate
2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of recently ranked League matches every week. In our dataset, Zed faced Gwen in 1631 games. Including so many matchups for Zed vs Gwen gives us faith in our capacity to produce actionable stats and a pro build to smash Gwen. This particular champ matchup is relatively rare. Zed has to counter Gwen in only 2.0% of his rounds.

Zed vs Gwen Matchup Summary

Zed has done a good job of countering Gwen. Typically, he wins a fantastic 52.1% of matches the champs face off with one another in. In Zed versus Gwen matches, Zed’s side is 0.0% more likely to earn first blood, indicating that he probably will get first blood against Gwen.

Best Zed vs Gwen Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsSerrated Dirk

Core Zed Items

~22 Mins
Duskblade of DraktharrYoumuu's GhostbladeSerylda's Grudge

Optional Items

Umbral GlaiveThe CollectorBlack CleaverEdge of Night

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
Sorcery TranscendenceScorch
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
E
3
W
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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W
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R

Guide to Countering Gwen as Zed

Tips for Playing as Zed against Gwen

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.

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

Advice to Win Against Gwen

Gwen must hit something to recast her Ultimate, try to evade her between casts.

Gwen needs to attack a few times to set up her damage, so try to get the jump on her.

Gwen's Hallowed Mist shroud will only follow her once, after that it will dissipate when she leaves.

Zed vs Gwen Counter Stats

Zed Image
Win Rate
52.1 %
VS
Win Rate
47.9 %
Gwen Image
8.4
< Kills >
6
5.7
< Deaths >
6.1
5.7
< Assists >
4.7
1.89
< Killing Sprees >
1.38
148
< Minions Killed >
163
0.29
< Dragons Killed >
0.19
0.43
< Inhibitors >
0.53
19,951
< Physical Damage >
3,079
1,143
< Magic Damage >
12,739
1,386
< True Damage >
5,926
22,482
< Damage Dealt >
21,745
22,296
< Damage Taken >
29,933
12,244
< Gold Earned >
11,847
1.7
< Towers >
2.44
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.08
3,463
< Total Healing >
5,961
14,178
< Experience >
14,687
19
< Vision Score >
17
7
< Wards Placed >
8
153
< Time Dealing CC >
117

How to Counter Gwen with Zed in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page underscore some strategic Zed versus Gwen matchup statistics that may help us figure out the differences between this set of champs. As an example, Zed’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Gwen’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Zed may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Gwen..

Zed normally has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his enemy does. Typically, he receives less damage than Gwen. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also show that the champ with increased HP has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Zed and Gwen

Damage Types Compared

Zed
Gwen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zed
Gwen

Who is Better, Zed or Gwen?

Both League champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Zed usually wins when trying to fight Gwen, with a 52.1% win rate. Therefore, Zed makes a good counter to Gwen.

While Zed does have a higher winrate compared to Gwen, when they face off with one another, Zed also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more time consuming character to pick up and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Zed into Gwenas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

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

While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Zed vs Gwen matchups, Zed is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Zed is an above average counter to Gwen. You will do well by focussing your actions on increasing your CS and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Zed against Gwen.

Additional Information for Zed Players

How We Calculated Our Zed vs Gwen Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Gwen as Zed, we analyzed 1,631 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 Gwen 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 truly master Zed to counter Gwen during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats shown here, you will increase 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 compared to Gwen. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values reported on this page to do well.

The most important items to have in your Zed versus Gwen build consist of Duskblade of Draktharr, Youmuu's Ghostblade, and Serylda's Grudge. When Zed used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better countering Gwen than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Zed had an average winrate of 52.1% when countering Gwen with these items in his kit.

To have the best probability of crushing Gwen as Zed, Zed players should equip the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Transcendence, and Scorch runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the runes players chose for Zed vs Gwen clashes, this composite of runes yielded the best win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 52.1% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Gwen as Zed are presented for all skill levels, merged. If you want to narrow the statistics and builds to a specific skill level, you can use the selection menu earlier on the page.