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

Zed vs Ryze

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

based on 496 Zed vs Ryze matchups
Win Rate
53 %
K/D/A
2.54
Pick Rate
0.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup stats from the millions of rated League games that we review every week. Our guide on how to beat Ryze as Zed came out of an evaluation of 496 ranked rounds where both champs faced one another. This particular champion pairing is relatively rare. Zed is forced to battle against Ryze in only 0.8% of his games.

Zed vs Ryze Matchup Summary

Zed does a good job of countering Ryze. Normally, he wins a fantastic 53.0% of matches the champions face one another in. In Zed against Ryze games, Zed’s team is 0.1% more expected to obtain first blood. This implies that he probably will get first blood against Ryze.

Best Zed vs Ryze Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsSerrated Dirk

Core Zed Items

~22 Mins
EclipseBlack CleaverSerylda's Grudge

Optional Items

The CollectorEdge of NightYoumuu's Ghostblade

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
1
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 Ryze as Zed

Tips for Playing as Zed against Ryze

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 Ryze

Crowd controlling Ryze during Realm Warp's windup will cancel the portal.

Ryze is especially dangerous to opponents that are marked with Flux.

Use Realm Warp's windup time to figure out how to deal with what may be coming out of the portal.

Zed vs Ryze Counter Stats

Zed Image
Win Rate
53 %
VS
Win Rate
47 %
Ryze Image
8.5
< Kills >
4.6
5.6
< Deaths >
6.1
5.7
< Assists >
6.8
1.99
< Killing Sprees >
1.07
150
< Minions Killed >
174
0.33
< Dragons Killed >
0.09
0.42
< Inhibitors >
0.46
20,604
< Physical Damage >
964
1,155
< Magic Damage >
17,704
1,447
< True Damage >
468
23,206
< Damage Dealt >
19,137
22,829
< Damage Taken >
25,230
12,437
< Gold Earned >
11,310
1.77
< Towers >
1.93
0.07
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
2,780
< Total Healing >
2,610
14,455
< Experience >
14,413
19
< Vision Score >
19
7
< Wards Placed >
9
156
< Time Dealing CC >
167

How to Counter Ryze with Zed in LoL

The stats shown here emphasize several significant Zed versus Ryze matchup statistics that may help us understand the distinctions between this set of champs. For instance, Zed’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Ryze’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Zed may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Ryze. This observation is largely caused by the difference in kills.

Zed normally has a much larger longest kill spree than his matchup does. On average, he takes a similar amount of damage to Ryze. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Zed and Ryze

Damage Types Compared

Zed
Ryze
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zed
Ryze

Who is Better, Zed or Ryze?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Zed usually wins when playing against Ryze, with a 53.0% win rate. As a result, Zed makes a good counter to Ryze.

While Zed does have a higher win rate compared to Ryze, when on opposite teams, Zed also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more time consuming champion to pick up and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Zed into Ryzeas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

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

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

Zed is a good counter to Ryze. You will do well by focussing your actions on keeping up your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Zed against Ryze.

Additional Information for Zed Players

How We Calculated Our Zed vs Ryze Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Ryze as Zed, we analyzed 496 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 Ryze 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 Ryze during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats displayed above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Zed typically accumulates a similar amount of CS as Ryze. 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 abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values reported here to do well.

The most important items to prioritize in your Zed versus Ryze build include Eclipse, Black Cleaver, and Serylda's Grudge. When Zed combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better against Ryze than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Zed had an average winrate of 53.0% when playing against Ryze with these items in his kit.

To have the best probability of coming out on top against Ryze 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. Of all the rune combinations players used for Zed vs Ryze LoL games, this order of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 53.0% win rate overall.

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