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Zac Build Guide by flyingbaklava
Zac top and mid, a bouncy guide for season 7 NA WIP 1.3By flyingbaklava | Updated on February 26, 2017
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Threats & Synergies
Aatrox has a lot of sustain, which can be a real nuisance. His passive also means you don't want to use your ignite until after it is down. Use your superior range to poke and harass with your Stretching Strike while avoiding extended fights. If he jumps on you, disengage by using a point blank elastic slingshot to knock him up, then walk away while using your other abilities to get more damage in. Rush thornmail. Once you have thornmail, you will win all trades and the lane is basically won. Something to keep in mind though is that he will outscale you in the 1v1 once he has a few completed items.
Ahri has long range poke and decent sustain. Until you have Spirit Visage, you want to keep your distance and focus on your farm. If possible, try stand in the minion wave and bait out her orb of deception (while dodging it) to force her to push the wave so you can farm safely under tower. Look for trades when her Orb of Deception or Charm are on cooldown. If the lane is pushed against you, look for Stretching Strike, Elastic Slingshot, Unstable Matter combos to chunk her health. Once you have spirit visage, look for any opportunity to trade and go all in. Be aware that charm cancels Elastic Slingshot like a knock up would for some reason... (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsepfKOvl58)
Still trying to figure out where to put akali here as I just haven't fought against enough of them yet. She seems like a stronger laner now then before, but its just too hard to tell yet.
This lane is a joke. Once you hit level 2, look for any opportunity to trade. His abilities cost a ton of mana and do little damage. The only danger you have is if the jungler shows up, so try not to push the wave and ward up. Once you have Spirit Visage, he can't trade at all unless he is building like a bruiser and even then you should win almost all trades. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB8CtE4u7eI)
It has been a VERY long time since I fought a lane amumu, and when I did, I lost hard. Just farm early on and try to use Stretching Strikes range to poke while avoiding extended fights. Once you have Spirit Visage, the lane should become easy. Trade as often as you can once you have that item.
Anivia is bad news. Long range, hard cc, and high damage abilities makes this match up a nightmare. Add on the fact that Anivia also has a stronger revive passive then Zac and you see where the trouble is. Try to survive the laning phase by just farming and dodging her stun. Spirit visage will help a lot and maybe open up opportunities to go all in. She has no mobility, so a well timed gank can win the lane for you.
Annie's auto attack range is longer then your Stretching Strike, so you need to put yourself at risk to trade with her. The good news is that her auto attack and abilities don't hit that hard early and cost a lot of mana if used on you. Play passively and try to drain her mana before going all in. Also, pay attention to how many stacks her passive has. Notice when it gets to 3 and stay far back when it hits 4. Since she has no mobility, it's easy to land a Stretching Strike into Elastic Slingshot combo. Once you have Spirit Visage, look to trade whenever you can. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=230ILAg8WRA)
This can be an annoying lane. Long range and high sustained damage make him a credible threat at all points in the laning phase. Be aware, his wall also blocks Elastic Slingshot. When laning against Azir, look to all in him when he sends his soldiers at you. Without soldiers next to him, he really can't hurt you. Once you have Spirit Visage, the lane gets much easier.
Looking forward to the day I fight a solo lane Blitzcrank. I can't imagine Blitz would do well. Will update this when it happens.
Similar lane to annie, but longer range and higher damage. The good news is that his damage and cc are skill shots. If you can dodge a few abilities and drain his mana, you can look for all ins since he lacks mobility. Once you have Spirit Visage, look to all in whenever you can. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoHvfrQvNvU, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq8ylcvGuWI)
Another incredibly easy lane. Very low dam