Recommended Lane: Dragon
Zeri Wild Rift Build Recommendation
Here are Item Build Recommendations that works on this champion and which are the best build for Zeri Wild Rift in this patch.
This is the standard Zeri Wild Rift build. This build consists of attack damage, attack speed and crit items to fully unleash her potential. Although she has magic damage, it is more optimal to use a full AD build on her. Lord Dominik’s Regards on the other hand is not just useful because of the additional crit rate and attack, but also due to the armor penetration to help her in taking down beefy tanks.
Alternatively, you may opt for this Zeri Wild Rift build. She heavily relies on attack speed and crit which makes these items ideal for her. Navori Quickblades is also a great addition as it also lower her ability cooldowns for each time she deals critical strikes. Likewise, Bloodthirster is an excellent final piece to give yourself some physical vamp and crit rate.
Runes for Zeri in Wild Rift
Lethal tempo is your go-to keystone for Zeri as it gives Attack speed each time she lands a basic attack. It is however mentioned in her kit that she has an attack speed cap, but excess of it will be converted into AD. Having that said, Lethal Tempo will surely allow her to stomp on her foes more effectively thanks to the additional AD.
Triumph: Restores health after takedowns and deals increased damage against low-health opponents.
Gathering Storm: Increases adaptive damage over time.
Conditioning: Gains bonus armor or magic defense over time.
Bone Plating: After taking damage from a champion, next 3 champion attacks deal reduced damage against you.
Sweet tooth: Increases honeyfruit healing and provides extra gold for you and your nearby ally.
Hunter – Genius: Unique champion takedowns grant ability haste.
In our Zeri Wild Rift Guide, here are the best champion spells that you can equip on her.
In League of Legends: Wild Rift, Flash is almost most of the time a necessity and is equipped by default to the plenty of uses. It is a great tool in executing plays or a way of escape. Despite having excellent mobility, it is always recommended to use Flash on her.
For the second slot, it is suggested to use Exhaust on her. With this, she can apply slow on her opponents as she tries to zap them at lightning speed. Most importantly, it can be used to reduce the damage her opponent can deal, allowing her to survive duels or teamfights. As a marksman, Zeri is an easy prey due to her being a squishy champion.
In this Zeri Wild Rift guide, it is recommended to follow this skill order for the Spark of Zaun. In the early stage of the game, upgrade your skills in this order: Q > E > W. Enhance Electrocute! to maximum first as it is her main source of damage, and basically her bread-and-butter. Follow it by upgrading her third ability, Spark Surge to lower its cooldown and increase the damage ratio, Last skill to be enhanced is her second ability, Ultrashock Laser.
Zeri shields herself for 60% of the damage she deals to Shields, and gains 15% Move Speed for 3 seconds when shielded.
Passive: Zeri fires a burst of 6 rounds in the target direction that deal 352 physical damage to the first enemy hit. Zeri’s attack speed has a maximum of 1.5 attacks per second. 60% of the attack speed in excess of the cap is converted into bonus attack damage.
Active: Zeri zaps target location, dealing 386 magical damage to enemies and slowing them by 26% for 2 seconds.
Zeri fires out an electric pulse that deals 371 magic damage to the first unit hit, slowing it by 45% for 2 seconds. If the pulse hits a wall, it expands into a long range laser, applying the effects in an area and crit champions and monster.
Zeri dashes a short distance and loads up lightning rounds for 6 seconds, empowering the next 3 attacks to piece, dealing 105% damage to targets after the first. Hitting a champion with an attack reduces this ability cooldown by 1 seconds. If Zeri touches a wall while dashing, she will vault over it, greatly extending the dash range.
Zeri discharges a nova of electricity, dealing 394 magic damage to all enemies nearby and gaining 8 stacks of Overcharge for each champion hit for 10 seconds. While Overcharged, Zeri gains 0.5% movement speed per stack. 25% attack speed and 15 bonus magic damage on-hit.
During this time, her attack becomes a faster triple shot that chains the bonus 15 magic damage and 69 physical damage to nearby enemies. Hitting an enemy champion with an attack or ability adds 1 stack of Overcharge. Takedowns increase its duration by 4 seconds.
Passive | Living Battery
When Zeri damages a shield, she gains a shield of her own. After obtaining a shield, Zeri’s movement speed is increased by 15%. Likewise, if she is shielded by her allies, this passive will be activated.
Q | Electrocute!
The Spark of Zaun shoots a burst of 6 rounds in the target direction dealing physical damage to its first target as her passive. Essentially, her basic attack works like a skillshot, and works quite differently from the rest of the marksmen like Vayne, Lucian and Ashe. Its active component on the other hand allows her to zap a target location to deal magic damage and applying slow at the same time.
W | Ultrashock Laser
Zeri fires out an electric pulse dealing magic damage to first unit hit, applying slow to the target. However, if it hits a wall, it will extend and turn into a long range laser that’s quite similar to Lux’s ultimate.
E | Spark Surge
Aside from her electrifying speed, Zeri’s mobility also comes from her third ability, Spark Surge. With Spark Surge, she can dash towards a target location at her whim which then empowers her next attack. If she however touches a wall during Spark Surge, she will instead run over obstacles like Kayn, completely extending her dash. You can use this to enter teamfights and escape out of it.
Ultimate | Lightning Crash
Zeri releases an electricity nova, dealing magic damage to all enemies nearby. She also obtains 8 stacks of overcharge for 10 seconds. During this duration, she gains movement speed, attack speed and bonus magic damage. At the same time, her attack becomes faster and chains the bonus damage to nearby enemies. If she hits an enemy champion, she adds 1 stack of overcharge. Meanwhile, takedowns will increase its duration by 4 seconds.
Zeri Early Game Guide
For Zeri, it is recommended to focus on farming until she gets her core items, but also try to look for opportunities that you can take advantage of. Play passively during the early game and work with your support. You may also poke your opponents by hitting your second ability through walls.
Zeri Late Game Guide
Zeri, just like the usual marksmen excels during the late game, compared to her poor early game. During this time, make sure to stick with your teammates. Due to the nature of her ultimate, it is more favorable for her to be in a clumped teamfights to gain more points of overcharge.
Also, it is worth taking note that despite having high mobility, Zeri should be mindful of her positioning and refrain from being too aggressive as she is after all, squishy.
For our Zeri Wild Rift Guide, we highly recommend using her with the following champions as they synergize well with her.
Enchanters are a good pick for Zeri to ensure her safety as a squishy champion. One of the best options there is for Zeri is Lulu. As mentioned, Zeri’s early game is poor and she can only rely on very quick poke from her first and second ability. On top of it, Lulu can also poke them with her first ability. Ultimately, Zeri will benefit the most from the movement speed she’ll get from Lulu. (1) Movement speed from W (2) Movement Speed from her passive after gaining shield from Lulu.
Rakan on the other hand is a perfect pick for Zeri as he can easily adjust to her playstyle. He can engage and apply crowd controls to multiple opponents, allowing Zeri to inflict serious damage from a distance. Both of their ultimate also synergizes with each other. Lastly, similar to Lulu, Rakan can also apply shield for protection and extra movement speed.
All Zeri Wild Rift Counter Champions
In this section, we’ll specifically show champions that can easily counter Zeri in Wild Rift.
With Zeri’s poor early game, it can be assumed that she can be easily stomped on by lane bullies, and this involves the Glorious Executioner, Draven. In the early phase, Zeri will be left with zero choice but to stay passive and focus on farming as the damage gap between them during this time is tremendously large.
Speaking of lane bullies, of course let us not forget about Caitlyn. Caitlyn is known for her being a menace in the early phase of the game due to her long range and passive.
Pros & Cons About Zeri
Here are some pros and cons if you are playing with Zeri in Wild Rift.
- She has high mobility and a mechanical champion
- She shines best during teamfights, thanks to her ultimate
- If played right, she has great outplay potential
- Extremely poor early game
- Heavily relies on skillshots
FAQ's About Zeri in Wild Rift
How good is Zeri in Wild Rift?
The newly released champion is currently at S+ tier. At the expense of her early game, Zeri is actually a late game menace, especially when accompanied by great supports. She is a very mobile and can deal an insane amount of damage provided that you’re able to farm in the early game.
What role / lane should I play with Zeri in Wild Rift?
Zeri is a marksman with one of a kind set of abilities for her to use. She is fast, and she is a terrifying champion that’s hard to deal in the late game. Having that said, she is mainly deployed in the Dragon lane.
What is the best build and runes for Zeri in Wild Rift?
In our Zeri Wild Rift guide, we recommend the use of Lethal Tempo as it will grant her tons of attack speed. This is useful despite her attack speed cap, as the excess will turn into AD. As for the build, purchase items providing attack speed, attack damage and crit as it is her main source of damage. This includes Stormrazor, Infinity Edge, Runaan’s hurricane, Phantom Dancer, Lord Dominik’s Regards, Navori Quickblades, and Bloodthirster.