The Best Ziggs Build, Runes, Spells and Items for League of Legends!
Ziggs is a C-tier Mid Laner who is really easy to learn. If you are just getting into Mid Lane mages, Ziggs is a solid pick-up. At lower ranks he excels, because of his poke in the lane, as well as his crazy tower-demolishing abilities later on!
In patch 12.15, although he is one of the easier Mid Lane champions to play. Ziggs’s win rate is still around the midpoint at 50.9%. He has a very low pick rate of 1.3% and a ban rate of 0.1%, so you don't need to worry about Ziggs getting picked or banned before you lock him in!
Ziggs needs the right setup to dominate, so we have the best of the Ziggs Mid Lane build guides out there for the Riot Games MOBA!
Best Ziggs Build
Best Ziggs Runes
For the best Ziggs, Mid Lane rune builds, which have Sorcery primary and Inspiration secondary!
Best Rune Path
Best Slot 1 (Rune)
Best Slot 2 (Rune)
Best Slot 3 (Rune)
Sorcery as Ziggs’ primary rune tree gives him more damage with Scorch and Transcendence, and more mana, such as Manaflow Band. His keystone of choice, Arcane Comet, works well because more mana means more poke, and Arcane Comet, Scorch, and Transcendence mean more damage!
Inspiration as his secondary rune tree gives Ziggs survivability and recovery. Magical Footwear means hecan forget boots until 12 minutes - earlier if he gets some kills!
Biscuit Delivery gives him three biscuits that regenerate 8% of his missing health and mana, as well as increasing his mana cap by 40 for each one!
Best Ziggs Rune Shards
Best Rune Shards
+9 Adaptive Force (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive Force (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+8 Magic Resist
Ziggs wants to do damage, so +18 Adaptive Force with both Flex and Offence is great! An extra 8 Magic Resist in Defense always helps too!
Best Ziggs Summoner Spells
Hecarim and Shaco are two of the few champions that don’t use Flash, but Ziggs needs it to escape diving enemies!
Ziggs takes Teleport because he should be poking, and Teleport means he can get back to lane rapidly - or even split push later on in the game!
Best Ziggs Abilities Order
This is the best skill order for Ziggs’s abilities:
The first ability in your skill order you want to max is your Q, Bouncing Bomb. You should also level this level one, at level five it is on a four-second cooldown!
Secondly, you want to max E, Explosive Minefield. This is good to throw down when you are being chased, so level this second.
The last ability you want to level is your W, Satchel Charge. This is only used for getting away from enemies, moving towards them, or destroying towers! These functions are fairly niche, and if you play Ziggs correctly, you can utilize the Satchel Charge extremely well!
This deals double damage to towers that are Vulnerable and it is very good for winning the laning phase!
Also make sure you get your Ultimate Ability, Mega Inferno Bomb at levels 6,11, and 16 in between your skill order! This is very good in a team fight, due to the AOE area, and bonus damage for enemies caught in the middle!
Best Ziggs Items
Ziggs builds Raw Damage items early on, so he can farm and poke in lane simultaneously!
Best Starter Ziggs Items
Two Health Potions
Ziggs’ starter items are Doran’s Ring and Two Health Potions. Doran’s Ring allows Ziggs to stay on top of his mana with its Drain passive, as well as farm easier with its Focus passive. The Two Health Potions give more survivability and help Ziggs recover after being pounced on!
Best Mid Lane Game Ziggs Items
These are your core Ziggs items that you want to build towards first!
Ziggs’ mythic item is Liandry’s Anguish, which deals more damage to higher HP enemies, and also burns enemies after you poke them. The stats it comes with include 80 AP, 600 Mana, and 200 Ability Haste.
Sorcerer’s Shoes second help a lot with Ziggs, with 18 Magic Penetration getting through the first basic MR items, meaning his poke does a lot more after these two items!
Archangel’s Staff is next and the trick with this is to buy the Tear of the Goddess earlier on, and by the time it has stacked, you will be able to get a Seraph’s Embrace immediately! It gives you 60 AP, 500 Mana, and 200 HP.
Best Final Late Game Ziggs Items
This is the final build you want to aim toward when playing Ziggs.
Shadowflame is your next proper magic damage item, with 100 Ability Power and 200 HP being a massive boost for Ziggs. It also increases Magic Penetration too! Zhonya’s Hourglass is key as Ziggs is squishy, and the two seconds invulnerability is useful if an assassin, such as Zed or Talon jumps on you. It also gives 65 AP, 45 Armor, and 10 Ability Haste.
Rabadon’s Deathcap is last, with 120 AP and an increase of Magic Damage by 35%.
Best Champions to pair Ziggs with
These are the best champions to play with Ziggs, so try out a Jungle - Mid Lane duo queue combination of any of these and Ziggs!!
Win Rate %
Strongest Champions against Ziggs
Careful of these three champions!
Win Rate %
Katarina can jump, meaning she can get over Ziggs' Explosive Minefield, meaning he has no escape. Azir although he is a Mage, has very good gap-closing abilities, as well as poke in the lane, so steer clear.
Vel,Koz has longer range poke than Ziggs does, and with Ziggs’ lack of maneuverability, he becomes a sitting duck for the void creature!
Weakest Champions against Ziggs
Finally, we have the best League of Legends champions to play Ziggs into in patch 12.15.
Win Rate %
Varus is a very niche lane opponent to come up against, as he is normally seen in the Bot Lane. Ziggs can sometimes be played ADC however, but if you are Mid Lane, roam down the river if the enemy has a Varus! This is because he has no escape and to lock you down, he will have to use his Ultimate Ability, Chains of Corruption.
Twisted Fate is easy to predict how he will play, and whilst he loves roaming, Ziggs can just force the Mid towers down with his increased damage to towers!
Irelia can dive on Ziggs very well, similar to Katarina, but if he buys a Zhonya’s Hourglass earlier on in the game, this negates her!