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Ziggs Statistics for theF1sher

Author's performance with Ziggs compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
40
7
Win %
45
47
Kills
4.9
6.4
Assists
8.5
7.9
Deaths
4.0
6.6
KA:D Ratio
3.3
2.2
Gold Earned
11.6K
12.5K
Creep Score
185.7
181.3
Average
  • Author Champion Statistics
  • Guide Details

Summoner Spells Back to Top

This are the standard Spells for a ranged poke mid laner.


I prefer going with 7.png and 4.png for every matchup but some of you might prefer going with 3.png agaisnt something like a Zed or LeBlanc so you can preven his all in during laning phase and also during teamfights.

But in my opinion the 7.png is better for the overall game, both laning and on Tf's, helps you escape a gank without having the need of using Flash and on future Team Fights you can save yourself or a teammate with Summoner heal.

In some ganks, you can escape by using heal so you can get mov. speed, dont panic and flash right away, think if you can escape saving that summoner spell!

New Runes Back to Top

Introducing the new runes, i am at the moment picking this Rune page for pretty much every poke mid laner (AP) i have at the moment.


Arcane%20Comet.png?width=32 > Summon%20Aerie.png?width=32

I my opinion, for pure damage champions as Ziggs, i prefer going with Arcance Comet than Aery, because it simple focus on whats important for your.. DAMAGE.

Masteries Back to Top

The usual AP Masteries for a mid laner are the ones i prefer using! Gives you the overall best Dmg and Defenses you need during the whole game!


Gives you everything you need to Win the game.

Note on THUNDERLORD:

This Mastery procs when you hit a champion 3 times in a row for sometime

When playing Ziggs you can use this often, so just do a AA + Q + another Q or AA, or W (If you are safe enought to use it).
It helps you alot, especially during laning phase!

Abilities Back to Top

Q
W
Q
E
Q
R
Q
E
Q
E
R
E
E
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
1
3
5
7
9
W
2
14
15
17
18
E
4
8
10
12
13
R
6
11
16

Max your Q first since its your main ability!
 

Its important that at Level 2 you learn W "Incinerate - the bomb you use to jump!" since it gives you an extra escape from the early ganks!

Important:

In case you push, always save your "W" just dont use it to push, use the Q + E  but NEVER the W, the W is your escape from the enemy jungler, if that is on cooldown, make sure you play safer during those seconds so you dont get caught off guard.

During your own Jungler gank, you can use the "W" so CC your enemy till the jungler is able to do a sucessfull gank!

Ziggs "W" is one the most important skills to play with, if you wanna do well on the champ, even during the teamfights that skill can save your life if you get focused or make your team get a pick by cc'ing a enemy with it. 

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

Core Items

Situational Items

Always start with 1056_32.png and 2 health pots.


*NEW UPDATED 6.22* On your first back, make sure you have enough to buy   3010.pngand if you can some Pots! if you can, also start building more items for your 3027.png


After you complete your first item, buy 1001_32.png and i prefer getting 1058_32.png before upgrading my boots to 3020_32.png

Now with Ludens Echo, you should go straight for 3285_32.png and then 3089_32.png or 3135.png.
With this build path, your poking power increases by alot, what may give you a advantage if you use it well!


Decision 3089.png vs 3135.png


In a very very simple way, if the enemy team has tanks with strong magic resist, you should rush Void Staff to break those resists.. If not, then you are free to buy rabadons for extra damage in a team that has no Magic Resist.


Then you will build 3157_32.png or 3135_32.png or 3089.png

If the enemy team has Magic resist, get the Void staff, but if they dont have any magic resists then go for zhonyas for more AP and a Lifesafer incase you need it!

Dont forget to buy 2139_32.png if you are starting to Siege, TeamFight or if you arent getting any blue, mana regen is very important to Ziggs


So in a simple way, your build path should be:


First item:  3027.png

Second item: 3020_32.png (but get or a 1058_32.png or 3113_32.png before you complete the boots)

Third item: 3285_32.png

Fourth item: 3089_32.png or 3135.png

Fifth item: 3135_32.png or 3089.png

Sixth item: 3157_32.png


Note on: 3285_64.png


So this new item is actually really strong overall for poke Champs for a simple reason, if you are able to land one of your skillshots, like your Q for example, the items Passive will do damage to up to Four (4) minions/Champions, which is kinda epic if you think about it!
You can poke for more and you can wave clear better if you need to defend! So after i tried it a couple of times i believe its good to build this item on Ziggs, especially if you build 3089_32.png and 3135_32.png after!


New Build Path: 3027.png


Since the last few patchs, i felt like 3165.png was no longer a strong item for Ziggs, although it gave alot of early power, you will notice the lack of late game in this item very very fast.

Ever since then, i prefered to build 3027.png
Rod of Ages

+300 Health
+300 Mana
+60 Ability Power

Passive: Grants +20 health, +10 Mana and +4 AP per stack (max +200 Health, +100 Mana and +40 AP). Grants 1 stack per minute (max 10 stacks).

Unique Passive - Eternity: 15% of dmg taken from champions is gained as Mana, Spending Mana restores 20% of the cost as health, up to 25 per spell cast.

This item will help you become the poking machine Ziggs is meant to be, giving you the Mana and the AP to be strong in the mid to late game.
Cost: 2700

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Ahri
    Medium
  • Anivia
    Easy
  • Annie
    Medium
  • Azir
    Medium
  • Brand
    Easy
  • Cassiopeia
    Medium
  • Corki
    Easy
  • Diana
    Medium
  • Ekko
    Medium
  • Ezreal
    Easy
  • Fiddlesticks
    Easy
  • Fizz
    Medium
  • Galio
    Easy
  • Heimerdinger
    Easy
  • Jhin
    Easy
  • Kassadin
    Medium
  • LeBlanc
    Hard
  • Lissandra
    Easy
  • Lulu
    Easy
  • Malzahar
    Medium
  • Mordekaiser
    Easy
  • Orianna
    Easy
  • Talon
    Hard
  • Twisted Fate
    Easy
  • Vel'Koz
    Medium
  • Viktor
    Hard
  • Xerath
    Medium
  • Yasuo
    Hard
  • Zed
    Hard

VS

Ahri

Medium

Use minions to evade her charm and when she gets 6 care for her all in, dont abuse your luck staying in lane low HP if Ahri is able to jump you!


Dont focus on poking Ahri since her passive gives her good regen, focus more on pushing the lane to prevent her from roaming

VS

Anivia

Easy

All you have to do versus a Anivia is play around her Q, prevent getting hit by hit.


She has low mov speed so you can poke her easily, after few minutes she wont be able to sustain lane versus your poke, which will make you win the lane.

VS

Annie

Medium

Annie is a Hardcore snowball, play agressive at low levels, poke her hard both with your passive and your skills but always keep in mind, Annie is a burst mid, when she is 6, she will blow you up, so you need to be agressive before she is able to do that combo on you.

VS

Azir

Medium

Stay away from his soldiers at all times, use your Q range to win this matchup!


Azir is really easy to poke, if you land few Q's he will be low Hp pretty fast, dont forget he can jump to his soliders and the soldiers poke is really strong so never forget to not stand anywhere near them.

VS

Brand

Easy

VS

Cassiopeia

Medium

Dont get poisoned or Cass will chase you hard.


After you evade her poison, poke her.

do that until she cant be agressive.

VS

Corki

Easy

Another farming lane, but corki is able to poke you with both his Q and his R's!
His Q is close range so you will be able to see it coming, but his R's are longer range so make sure you use your minions to avoid that poke from him.


Dont forget that your "W" can stop him from flying away (his W) so if your jungler ganks your lane, be ready to use that to help the gank succeed

VS

Diana

Medium

VS

Ekko

Medium

At the moment this champion is still pretty op, so be careful when you face him, dont forget that his R might make your damage disspear with one click, since he can go back in time (both place and HP)

VS

Ezreal

Easy

This will be a farming lane to be honest.

Both Ziggs and Ezreal can farm from distante and be safe the whole laning phase, but if you wanna be agressive, make sure to use your Passive to poke him the best you can.


His poke is his Q and auto attacks, but his Q mostly, make sure you use your minions to be able to avoid this poke from him. Never forget that he can jump into you and poke you that way, if he does that, simply put your Mines on his feet and Auto Attack + Q him and if you want, just do your R as well since he wont be able to escapes (besides his flash  if he has it)

Just make sure you dont let him push you so he wont be able to do plays on others lanes.

VS

Fiddlesticks

Easy

Poke him hard with your Q and you will destroy him!

When he is using his Q (Drain) or his R, you can you se W to stop the channeling of the skill.

VS

Fizz

Medium

Since the nerfs, he is no longer Hard to play agaisnt during the laning phase, but he will still dangerous! Make sure you dont let him snowball with a early kill, cause if you do it, you are going to have a bad time.

VS

Galio

Easy

He is a close ranged champion, so you are able to poke him quite alot.


Just do your best to avoid his Q because that will be the only way he has to poke you.

Also, when he uses his Shield, he will get HP when you poke him, so if he uses that, dont waste your mana on him for that period of time.

VS

Heimerdinger

Easy

VS

Jhin

Easy

He has no escapes and has low mobility, abuse that!

Just care for his root jhinW.png and you will do fine! Dont stand close to minions when he uses jhinQ.png on them

VS

Kassadin

Medium

Kasssadin Q will give him "Magic health" so if you poke him after he Q's you, you wont actually poke him and end up wasting your mana


So in order to win the lane, focus on the minions, push kassadin under his tower and he wont be able to roam.

VS

LeBlanc

Hard

Nerf LeBlanc Right?

LB can jump away from your poke or just jump you at will.

After alot of games vs LB i can tell you that the best way to deal with her is actually being HELLA agressive early game, throw Q's and Autoattack as soon as the laning phase start and LB will just think twice before jumping you.


The mental game is real boys!

VS

Lissandra

Easy

VS

Lulu

Easy

Poke vs Poke


Ziggs is better at poking, you do the math

VS

Malzahar

Medium

You have to fear his R, because you wont be able to move while you on its effect, so you will be easy bait for Enemy Ganks.


Also, be careful with his poke cause by his W, since it will jump on you after a minion dies.

VS

Mordekaiser

Easy

He is very close range and low mobility, so just use your range to destroy him

VS

Orianna

Easy

Ziggs has more range with his Q's as long as you dont go up close so orianna can ball and auto attack you (her auto attack hurts alot!) then you should be fine!

VS

Talon

Hard

Try to evade this matchup, you can win your 10m of the laning phase but there will reach a moment where Talon can just jump and kill you everytime his R is up, sad but true!


IF you are in this matchup, then get a first time zhonyas, best thing you can do

VS

Twisted Fate

Easy

The best thing you can do versus Twisted Fate is keep mid lane pushed.


He will eventually R somewhere, mostly bot lane, so use that to get early tower.

Dont forget you can interrupt his R with your W, so if you know where he is, you can always do that dont forget!

VS

Vel'Koz

Medium

His R does alot of damage, dont get surprised by it.

VS

Viktor

Hard

In my opinion, Viktor is one the best champs to play agaisnt Ziggs at the moment, so always care with this matchup

Care about his Q + Auto attack since it will deal alot of damage and eventually will make you be low hp without any Pots to cover.

Everytime he comes close to you to try to hit you, just jump away or go agressive on him before he is able to come near you.

VS

Xerath

Medium

Both are poke champs, pretty much wins the one that can poke the better.

Xerath skills are easier to notive so you gotta play around them, use the minions so you dont get stunned so easily! Care about his W + Q combo.

He gets his mana with auto attack, so everytime he goes for a hit, poke him.

VS

Yasuo

Hard

Some Yasuo players start with their jump first, if they do that and you are caught a lvl 1 close to him, he can do ALOT of damage to you and may force you to back early so pay attention to that detail.


His wall blocks all your skill less your ultimate.

VS

Zed

Hard

Ziggs is countered hard by zed, he can easily evade your poke, jump on you meele range and screw you over often, if you get killed once by him, the beggining of the end starts for you, so be Extra safe at all times.


Dont forget that when he R's you, he will stand behind you, so you might wanna use that to CC him with your "W".

Overall Tips (Laning and Fighting) Back to Top

-During the laning phase its important to always have your "W" ready when you are overpushing or expecting a gank, its your best tool to escape enemy ganks


-Dont forget to use your "W" to help your own jungler do his ganks, the cc on that skill is really useful to prevent the enemy from escaping.

-When you want to back and have low Hp or mana, use your "R" to clear the wave before you back, it will prevent the enemy mid laner from getting damage on your tower or making you lose minions.

-You dont need to aim your "Q" to the enemy itself, if you hit the minions near him you will also hit him, so use that to your advantage!

-If you are versus a Enemy that has High sustain, you might not be able to poke him down with your Mana (unless you got blue), so dont focus on poking the champion, but focus on clearing the waves and if you can pushing the minions to his tower, so you make him lose minions during the laning phase

TeamFight Tips! 


- Never forget that you are a Long Range Champion, that being said, keep your range from the enemy and hit them from afar, so that way you wont be killed and if the enemy wanna jump on you, you got enough time to evade their attempt

- Always try to poke the enemies before you actually start the fight, it will help you and your team have the upper hand

- During the actually fight, use the E and W skill to prevent enemies from jumping you or your own teammates (mostly your ADC), it will make you and your mate survive the longer and may just finish the ones chasing you.

-There is not right time to use your ultimate, you can use it anywhere in the teamfight, but if you pay attention, before the fight happens, usually the enemies are closer together, if you use your "R" when they do that, you will be able to poke them to 1/2 or 3/4 HP before the fight starts what will make them panic.

- Ziggs is able to do a combo and drop one person out if he gets them off guard. Once you reach a point during your mid game spike, you can W + Q + R (Gotta get the R in the middle for more damage) and you can bring a non tank down just like that, always nice to start siegeing 4v5 right?

Thanks for reading!! Back to Top

Thanks for reading my guide everyone! 

Ill keep updating this guide every patch, so you can keep posted to the changed that affected Ziggs and other champs he can play agaisnt in lane!


Hope this helped you somehow improving your gameplay and please, if you have any question, just leave a comment below and i will answer.

 
Thanks for the attention and good luck in your games! 
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