Zoe Build Guide by Snow Day Zoe
[10.16] QQR Combo Dark Harvest Protobelt Zoe Guide (500K+ MPBy Snow Day Zoe | Updated on August 9, 2020
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Runes: Main runes
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)
Ability Order Spells
Threats & Synergies
So easy to predict, you are constantly out of his attack range. just dont go into his attack range and you are fine.
She is just annoying, if the ahri player is good, no kill lane. she has a good gank response, so take cleanse in this case.
if she is a good akali and manages to dodge your bubble all the time, she will kill you easily, and the trades will be one sided, other than that she is easy.
she is like ahri but immobile, she is cc heavy and no kill lane, but sometimes you can use her walls to increase your e range. take cleanse in this case.
Fuck this champion, She doesnt out range you, but she out bursts you, and with the new buff on her molten shield, she has a good gank response, so its i would recommend a cleanse, but its your choice if you wanna take barrier or ignite
This champ is meh, he really cant kill you, since you are always out of his range
He can dodge you e and also if he gets hit he can run away from your q range if the player is good, he might poke you early (before 6), after 6, you can out poke him.
Skill match up, but his abilities are just better than zoe's, he is very immobile, so you can hit your e easily
if you miss your e, prepare to cleanse or barrier, because she will out damage you. but if she gets hit by one e, she dies fast, since her build is not tanky
skill match up, he is kinda like azir, but he can outrange you. but when you hit your e, you mostly win.
I dont like this champ, she might be melee, but she out bursts you, and she has dashes :(
This is one of the champs that are hard to go against if the ekko player is good, but if they are not, just kill them after hitting your e, also he builds first item protobelt, and its another reason for you to one shot, when he uses it.
Fuck this champ also, he can dodge your e so easily and out trade you hard. if you get ulted by him, your best luck is to run the other direction and barrier or flash or ult at the right time to juke him.
He is a mage counter. play safe, no kill lane.
He is annoying, his turrets can block your q and e, but you can destroy them fast. you out range him.
If this is a good irelia, she can be scary but most of the time, laning phase is really easy, until she builds merc treads.
Easy laning phase, one sided trade early game, when he is level 6 bait his r and hit your e. he becomes really scary late game though.
If you hit your e, easy kill, if she dodges it, easy death. Make sure you wait until she e so you can hit your e
shje can out damage you, but if you time your e right to her w, you can easily kill her.
she is such a safe champion, its so annoting. take cleanse.
she is annoying to go against, she basically has the same range as you with that stupid aoe damage e, i would take cleanse, if the enemy jgler has cc, if not, barrier
He can one shot you after level 6, so just shut him down early as much as you can.
you can one shot his minions but he has such a good gank response, since you cant cleanse out of it. take barrier.
She is annoying, you out range her, just her shield used to not block the second proc of your e, but after that rework, she does. Just a no kill lane basically
She has a better cc ability, she has about the same range ability, she can go invis, but squishy. skill match up.
He can literally rape you. He is the hardest counter for zoe. take cleanse.
she doesnt out range you, but she is annoying with that stupid shield and has a good gank response. take barrier.
your e lasts longer than his e, but watch out for his burst damage, since he can out damage you.
literally hit your e and you win. she has such a short range.
hit your e and you win. his ult becomes useless.
she can out range cc you and kill you with 2 buttons. take barrier.
his early lane dominance is a little annoying, but as long as you just take barrier and hit your e, you should be fine.
Her early damage is insane, other than that, just watch out for her rocket jump. take barrier.
he can majorly fuck you over with that ult of his and the gold card. the laning phase is mediocre. take cleanse.
if you dont feed him, you win, dont let the game go to late game, cuz he will r you. take cleanse or barrier, your choice depending on the enemy jgler.
he can out range you, and out burst you. but he is immobile. take barrier to win.
he is annoying and he can out range you with the lazer. Also he can clear the wave extremely fast, which makes your lane management hard.
he is really easy, you totally out range him, and also he takes proto first item. so you can just roam anywhere with that free burst damage.
he can juke you with the clone after his combo.
skill match up.
i put this on even, since if the player is good, the game gets exponentially hard, if the player is bad, it gets so much easier because he is so squishy, bait out his windwall and e.
I would put this on minor, since he doesnt out range you and you just gotta hit your e when he ults you or gets on to you. take barrier.
dodge his long ranged q. take barrier.
Why is this champ mid lane, and why does he exist?
she is annoying, she is just like heimerdinger.
If you go Zoe APC bot lane, she can slow the enemy laner and you can easily hit your e to kill, she also has a speed boost for the extra range and also a heal and damage boost with passive.
She can hold someone down until they disconnect from the leaverbuster.
Her autos can out damage your Q damage, so her procing your e might not be that bad
She holds your foe down to a point where they get an afk warning
He makes you basically unkillable, Zoe sometimes lacks the mobility to get out of sticky situations, this guy covers that.
Champion Build Guide
This allows my Q at level 5 to one-shot the ranged minions at max range Q.
I always get Dark Seal and Mejai's, because one kill, will boost your Q damage Significantly. She is a Snowballing champion, She exists to one shot.
Luden's first item is obvious, with the extra Q damage and Ludens finishing the Melee minions, and one-shotting ranged minions.
I take lich bane, because, it basically doubles / triples my passive damage. and also tower shred. people usually go for morellonomicon for the grievous wound and also the magic pen with health, but I don't think you need those to one-shot anyone when you got significant extra damage increase in a long-ranged ability that you can barely punish. the numbers say morellonomicon is better overall, but I still love the passive amplification damage.
Deathcap, I don't need to explain this.
Protobelt is a really good item for clearing waves, but mostly for one-shotting enemies from outside of their vision. you can do your usual QQR combo and press E and proto to deal extra 50% of your QQR combo.
This combo used to be so ridiculous back when she was released. because she could abuse the combo to make her Q the first thing to appear instead of herself, but Riot thought it was way too broken and kind of patched it. It is still possible to execute, it is not a good as the old QQR or as easy it is.
How to execute QQR combo
1. Cast Q backwards in a way where it is not obstructed by anything.
2. Walk in the direction where your target is.
3. Cast Q as it is about to run out in a predicted direction where your target is going to be as you keep walking forward into the general direction of your Q.
4. Press ult before/as your Q passes by your Character model. (The old Zoe was able to keep walking and ult right before her Q is about to disappear, which gave the enemy no chance to react to the high-velocity nuke.)
5. You can cast your passive auto and e or e and protobelt.
6. Congrats! You just one shot someone.
With the eyeball collection, Mejai's, Dark Harvest.
Also for this style of Zoe play, you are REQUIRED to have decent knowledge on positioning and have mastered Zoe's max range Qs and QQR combo.
Level 1, cs normally and last hit minions with AUTOS. if you have to use Q to get 2 or 3 minions, go for it. make sure your lane is pushed up. this creates opportunities for you to gank or follow up in JG fight later on.
Level 2, This is where the fun begins. CS normally, if you see an opening for 100% E hit, go for it.
Level 3, This is where you can make exceptional plays with the random drops.
level 5, you can two-shot ranged minions with Q first and get melee with 2 autos or Q. This will definitely push the wave to the enemy tower, make sure to ward up the river and the back red buff bush, and keep an eye out. try to punish them without of vision Q as much as you can.
make sure you use this vision trick, where you start your Q from point A and as you are approaching point B recast your Q towards the minions. also, unless they are 100% hit chance, you are aiming for minions and also hitting the enemy at the same time. Watch for your Q hitting the raptors.
Level 6, is where you can one-shot people out of nowhere. They will be peacefully farming and see their health bar go down to 40% because of one Q. You can one-shot ranged minions by maxing out the Q damage.
After pushing your lane, start roaming to other lanes. The enemy mid laner will be busy last hitting under tower or walking back to lane.
Walk to a lane or space where you are safe from behind and you are out of the enemy's vision. when they are stepping in a pattern or killing minions, that is where they are the most vulnerable, since they do not expect a Q to fly out of nowhere.
During a teamfight, you want to have a distance between your team and the enemy, where they think you are not present in the fight, or do not know where you are, and when you see an opening of them roaming around or in the range of your combo after checking your surrounding of enemies, kill them. If you dont manage to kill them, its ok, you probably did a sufficient amount of damage enough to make the person useless for the fight.
And protobelt for the extra range that they dont expect.
Also, do NOT sell your mejais unless it's being replaced by your last item or defensive item. The item is too good for Zoe's playstyle, especially you really aren't seen by the enemy unless they are Rengar, Twisted Fate, or Nocturne.
When you are up against those ult dash champions, just build stopwatch, and take barrier.