The Best Zeri Build, Runes, Spells and Items for League of Legends!

Zeri is a very unique ADC that has a very high skill curve, you also need to build her correctly. Learn how to play the speedster here in this guide!
The Best Zeri Build, Runes, Spells and Items for League of Legends!




Zeri is currently a B-tier ADC who has a very interesting playstyle. She auto-attacks with her Q ability, Burst Fire, and enjoys kiting enemies up close!

In patch 12.15, although she is one of the harder ADC champions to play. Zeri’s win rate is shockingly low at 42.3%, but this is because of how hard she is. She has a low pick rate of 3.5% and a ban rate of 2.4%. These prove how hard it is for even the best players to play her correctly.

Zeri needs the right setup to dominate however, so we have for you the best of the Zeri ADC build guides out there for the Riot Games MOBA, with the Zeri runes, the Zeri build, and Zeri’s matchups!

Best Zeri Build

Zeri Build
Zeri Build

Best Zeri Runes

First off, we will start with the best Zeri ADC rune build, which focuses on the Precision runes as a primary and the Resolve tree as a secondary!

Best Rune Path

Precision

Resolve

Best Keystone

Lethal Tempo

Best Slot 1 (Rune)

Triumph

Conditioning

Best Slot 2 (Rune)

Legend: Alacrity

Overgrowth

Best Slot 3 (Rune)

Last Stand

Precision and Lethal Tempo give Zeri extra attack speed when attacking champions for the first time, whilst Triumph is a must-have as an ADC in team fights. It means that getting some extra HP after getting a kill can keep you alive!

Legend: Alacrity gives Zeri more attack speed based on every Legend stack she gets for killing enemy champions and monsters! Last Stand means she does more damage the lower HP she is, and when combined with Triumph, this is a lethal combination! Coup De Grace is also a valid option instead of Last Stand!

Resolve secondary gives her a bit more survivability, with Conditioning giving her extra Armor and Magic Resist after 12 minutes. Overgrowth means she gets more HP for killing creeps!

Best Zeri Rune Shards

Best Rune Shards

Effect

Offence

+10% Attack Speed

Flex

+9 Adaptive Force (5.4 AD or 9 AP)

Defense

+6 Armor

With Zeri’s main role is to auto attack as much as she can, extra attack speed helps, this is why +9 Adaptive Force and +10% Attack Speed is so good early, so Zeri can dish out the damage! Armor in Defense helps protect Zeri from the enemy ADC.

Best Zeri Summoner Spells

Best Spells

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Flash

Ghost

Hecarim and Shaco are two of the few champions that don’t use Flash, but Zeri needs it to Kite!

Most ADCs take Heal, but Zeri takes Ghost to work with her movement speed boosts in her kit, which is a rare thing for ADCs! She arguably doesn’t need Heal as her passive means she can be tanky by absorbing an enemy shield from nearby enemies she hits!

Zeri W, Ultrashock Laser

Best Zeri Abilities Order

This is one of the most important parts, as you want to ensure you level the right abilities at the right time! This is the best skill order for Zeri’s abilities:

Zeri Skillpath
Zeri Skillpath

The first ability you want to max is your Q, Burst Fire. This is your basic auto-attack ability, and you need to level it as early as possible to get the most damage and attack speed out of it! Her Burst Fire passive means she does a lot of damage when this is leveled up!

Second, you should max E, Spark Surge, which is Zeri’s dash. This should be leveled first and maxed second, meaning she can kite a lot easier during team fights. This also gives her a faster triple shot after dashing!

Finally make sure to level W, Ultrashock Laser. This is only a poke tool and isn’t needed as much as the other two! Make sure that your ultimate ability, Lightning Crash is being leveled at 6,12, and 16! This does more damage for every enemy hit!

Best Zeri Items

Zeri builds Damage and Attack Speed items early on, so she can farm and fight in lane.

Best Starter Zeri Items

First Item

Second Item

Doran’s Blade

One Health Potion

Doran’s Blade gives 8 AD, 80 HP and Omnivamp. Combined with the Health Potion, Zeri can survive by farming and playing safe if she needs to. She can also deal physical damage fairly well early on.

Best ADC Game Zeri Items

These are your core Zeri items that you want to build towards first!

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Immortal Shieldbow

Berserker’s Greaves

Phantom Dancer

Immortal Shieldbow is Zeri’s Mythic item, as it gives 50 Attack Damage, 20% Attack Speed, 20% Critical Strike Chance, and 7% Lifesteal. It does decent by itself, but it increases a lot of stats when Zeri gets even more items!

The attack speed boost of Berserker’s Greaves combined with this works really well as the two first items.

Phantom Dancer third adds into that with 20 AD, 25% Attack Speed, 20% Critical Strike Chance, and 7% Move Speed, which fits Zeri’s playstyle perfectly!

Zeri Ultimate, Lightning Crash

Best Final Late Game Zeri Items

This is the final build you want to aim toward when playing Zeri.

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Fourth Item

Fifth Item

Sixth Item

Immortal Shieldbow

Berserker’s Greaves

Phantom Dancer

Infinity Edge

Lord Dominik’s Regards

Bloodthirster

Infinity Edge has 70 AD and 20% Critical Strike Chance which takes Zeri up to 60%. The Infinity Edge passive of Perfection gives Zeri an extra 35% if she has 60% already, so after Infinity Edge she will have a 95% Critical Strike Chance!

Lord Dominik’s Regards gives her 30 AD, 20% Critical Strike Chance, and 30% Armor Penetration for tanky late game enemy champions! Bloodthirster gives her some survivability with 18% Lifesteal, 55 Attack Damage, and another 20% Critical Strike Chance.


Best Champions to pair Zeri with

These are the best champions to play with Zeri, so try out a duo queue Bot Lane!

Champion

Win Rate %

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Xerath

49.8%

Sona

48.1%

Bard

46.6%

Strongest Champions against Zeri

If you see these champions picked on the enemy team, don’t play so aggressive in lane!

Champion

Win Rate %

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Tristana

37.6%

Kog’Maw

37.9%

Miss Fortune

38.8%

Tristana and Miss Fortune are lane bullies, and Zeri is fairly weak early on in lane. You need to play really safe in lane if you find a Tristana or Miss Fortune facing you! Kog’Maw is very good late game, and Zeri is beaten by him in this aspect!

Weakest Champions against Zeri

Finally, we have the best League of Legends champions to play Zeri into in patch 12.15.

Champion

Win Rate %

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Aphelios

49.9%

Varus

46.5%

Ashe

46.3%

Aphelios is a very easy champion to beat as Zeri - just make sure he has a weak combination of guns. Aphelios, Varus, and Ashe try to keep their enemies at a distance and Zeri is very good at gap closing.

When fighting them, get ontop of them and just run rings around them!











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