AP Zeri Mid Guide (latest patch) - Zeri-ously electrifying!
Welcome to our AP Zeri Mid Guide, where we turn the mid lane into Zeri-ously electrifying territory! If you're looking to shock your opponents and spark some mid-lane mayhem, you've come to the right place! Let’s flash right in!
Zeri Summoner Spells:
1. Flash: Essential for most champions, providing mobility, escape, and engage potential.
2. Teleport: Allows for map presence, quick returns to lane, and split-pushing opportunities.
Primary Tree - Inspiration:
1. First Strike: Grants bonus gold and damage on the first hit against enemy champions.
2. Magical Footwear: Provides free boots at 12 minutes (or sooner with kills/assists).
3. Future's Market: Allows borrowing gold for early item spikes.
4. Cosmic Insight: Offers cooldown reduction for summoner spells and items.
Secondary Tree - Sorcery:
1. Absolute Focus: Grants bonus AP when above 70% health.
2. Gathering Storm: Provides scaling AP as the game progresses.
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-140 HP (lvls 1-18)
Zeri Starting Items:
Cull: Provides bonus gold upon killing 100 minions. It's a scaling item that can accelerate your gold income if you're confident in your farming ability. Additionally, it offers some life on-hit, helping with sustain in lane.
Zeri First Recall:
Noonquiver, Dark Seal
Zeri Core Build:
Statikk Shiv: Offers attack speed, critical strike chance, and a passive that deals bonus magic damage to multiple enemies on-hit. Great for wave clear and adding burst to your combo.
Nashor's Tooth: Provides attack speed, ability power, and a passive that adds bonus magic damage to your auto attacks based on your AP. This synergizes well with Zeri's kit, enhancing her auto-attack damage.
Rabadon's Deathcap: A significant boost to ability power. It increases your total AP by a percentage, making it a key item for any AP-heavy champion looking to maximize damage output.
Crown of the Shattered Queen:Grants ability power, health, and a passive that provides a shield against magic damage. This can help Zeri survive against other AP champions and adds to her burst potential.
Sorcerer's Shoes: Offers magic penetration and increased movement speed. Essential for dodging skill shots, roaming, and maximizing damage against champions with magic resist.
6th Item Choices:
Zhonya's Hourglass: Provides ability power, armor, and a stasis active. The stasis can be crucial for avoiding lethal damage or crowd control in teamfights.
Banshee's Veil: Grants ability power, magic resist, and a spell shield that blocks the next enemy ability. Useful against AP champions or teams with crucial engage abilities.
Void Staff: Offers ability power and magic penetration. Essential when facing enemies who are stacking magic resist.
Other Mythic Choices:
Night Harvester: Provides ability power, health, and a passive that deals bonus damage to champions. It also grants a burst of movement speed upon damaging an enemy champion.
Hextech Rocketbelt: Grants ability power, health, and an active that propels you forward, dealing damage to enemies in your path. Useful for engaging or repositioning in fights.
Ability Details & Skill Order:
Living Battery (Passive): Zeri's passive ability.
Burst Fire (Q): Primary damage ability.
Ultrashock Laser (W): Utility/CC ability.
Spark Surge (E): Mobility tool.
Lightning Crash (R): Ultimate ability.
- Level 1: Q
- Level 2: E
- Level 3: W
- Max Order: Q -> E -> W
- Take a point in your R (ultimate) whenever possible (levels 6, 11, and 16).
Zeri Early Game:
Focus on farming and poking the enemy laner. Use your abilities to shove the wave quickly and look for roams, especially top lane using your E on walls.
Zeri Mid Game:
Continue to push waves and roam. Look for picks and objectives. Start grouping with your team for skirmishes and objectives.
Zeri Late Game:
Position safely in teamfights, using your burst combo (E(Q autos)/R/P(autos)) to eliminate key targets. Always try to proc First Strike before going in.
Stay at the backline and wait for the right moment to unleash your burst combo. Use your mobility to dodge key enemy abilities and reposition. Focus on taking down high-value targets like enemy carries.
Zeri around Objectives:
Dragons: Help your team secure vision around the dragon pit. Use your burst to help take it down quickly.
Baron: Similar to dragons, but be more cautious due to Baron's higher damage output and the potential for enemy ambushes.
Kassadin: An extreme threat. If you don't outscale him early, he becomes a nightmare in the mid/late game.
It's all fun and games until someone gets outplayed. Thanks for tuning into our AP Zeri Mid Guide – where we make mid-lane magic happen, one shock at a time!