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

Zed vs Illaoi

How to Beat Illaoi as Zed in LoL Illaoi is in the a tier of champions
Assassin
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Illaoi as Zed

based on 1,389 Zed vs Illaoi matchups
Win Rate
47 %
K/D/A
2.41
Pick Rate
2.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of recently ranked LoL games each week. In our dataset, Zed faced off against Illaoi 1389 times. Using so many matchups for Zed vs Illaoi provides us a lot of confidence in our capacity to produce enlightening data and a supported build to shatter your opponent. This champ matchup is fairly rare. Zed fights Illaoi in only 2.2% of his rounds.

Zed vs Illaoi Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Zed does a below average job of countering Illaoi. Typically, he wins a lowly 47.0% of games the champs clash against each other in. In Zed versus Illaoi matches, Zed’s team is 0.0% more likely to obtain first blood. This implies that he probably will get first blood against Illaoi.

Best Zed vs Illaoi Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLong Sword

Core Zed Items

~22 Mins
EclipseEdge of NightSerylda's Grudge

Optional Items

Black CleaverYoumuu's GhostbladeAxiom 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 Taste of BloodEyeball 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
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W
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E
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Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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Guide to Countering Illaoi as Zed

Tips for Playing as Zed against Illaoi

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

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

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

Advice to Win Against Illaoi

Avoid grouping up for Leap of Faith to reduce the number of Tentacles available to Illaoi.

Killing Tentacles whenever possible will make it much easier to win a fight against Illaoi.

When your spirit gets pulled out, fight back if you can. Dealing damage to Illaoi reduces the spirit's duration.

Zed vs Illaoi Counter Stats

Zed Image
Win Rate
47 %
VS
Win Rate
53 %
Illaoi Image
8.3
< Kills >
5.6
5.9
< Deaths >
6.5
5.9
< Assists >
4.1
1.88
< Killing Sprees >
1.33
147
< Minions Killed >
197
0.3
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.34
< Inhibitors >
0.71
20,084
< Physical Damage >
25,173
1,119
< Magic Damage >
685
1,510
< True Damage >
472
22,715
< Damage Dealt >
26,330
23,572
< Damage Taken >
33,781
12,268
< Gold Earned >
12,532
1.51
< Towers >
3.18
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
2,831
< Total Healing >
7,500
14,571
< Experience >
15,750
18
< Vision Score >
18
7
< Wards Placed >
8
163
< Time Dealing CC >
82

How to Counter Illaoi with Zed in LoL

The stats provided here feature some important Zed vs. Illaoi matchup stats that may help us distinguish the distinctions between the two. As an example, Zed’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Illaoi’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Zed may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Illaoi..

Zed typically has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his counter does. On average, he takes less damage than Illaoi. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also imply that the champ with more health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Zed and Illaoi

Damage Types Compared

Zed
Illaoi
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zed
Illaoi

Who is Better, Zed or Illaoi?

Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Zed usually loses when facing off against Illaoi, with a 47.0% win rate. Therefore, Zed makes a bad counter to Illaoi.

While Zed does have a lower win rate than Illaoi, when they face off with one another, Zed also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more challenging champion to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Zed into Illaoias his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Zed has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Illaoi. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Zed vs Illaoi matchups, Illaoi is the better champion with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Zed is a trash counter to Illaoi. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on increasing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Zed against Illaoi.

Additional Information for Zed Players

How We Calculated Our Zed vs Illaoi Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Illaoi as Zed, we analyzed 1,389 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 Illaoi 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 in order to counter Illaoi during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Zed most often accumulates a similar amount of CS compared to Illaoi. Champs who typically don't acquire much CS typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers reported here to do well.

The most crucial items to prioritize in your Zed versus Illaoi build consist of Eclipse, Edge of Night, and Serylda's Grudge. When Zed used at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better vs Illaoi than with most other typical builds. In fact, Zed had an average win rate of 47.0% when countering Illaoi with this build.

To have the best chance of vanquishing Illaoi as Zed, Zed players should use the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Transcendence, and Scorch runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Zed vs Illaoi fights, this mix of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 47.0% win rate overall.

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