Here Comes the Trouble!
Many players around the world had some doubts when the League of Legends Zoe landed on the main servers. Indeed, due to her art and “easy-going” animations, you probably also thought that she wasn’t overpowering at all. In contrast, though, to the first impressions, she is one of the strongest Champions at the moment.
Overall, this type of Archetype that League of Legends’ Zoe represents isn’t that appealing to the community. By being a “magician,” sometimes it requires a lot of work to learn about the different types of abilities and how to use them. Most noteworthy, even with a fantastic guide, you still need to share a lot of gaming sessions to find the best combos and how to land them accordingly.
Furthermore, it can be complicated to keep en eye in the mana pool, cooldowns, and rightful items. As you can already tell, some magicians have a complicated late game if you miss the opportunities to farm enough gold for their equipment. As a result, even though you could land the perfect ability’s combo, the damage output is going to be atrocious.
Last but not least, you have a “stealing” ability (which we’ll discuss further in the article), that creates a little complexity in the middle of everything. Therefore, if you’re not aware of the possible outcomes in the middle of a fight, you could mix things up and reduce the impact of the advantage.
Taking this into consideration, League of Legends Zoe is still a grand Champion in the roster with powerful possibilities. Therefore, in this article, we will give you the clues to unravel her true potential.
Zoe the Aspect of Twilight
“As the embodiment of mischief, imagination, and change, Zoe acts as the cosmic messenger of Targon, heralding major events that reshape worlds. Her mere presence warps the arcane mathematics governing realities, sometimes causing cataclysms without conscious effort or malice. This casualty perhaps explains the breezy nonchalance with which Zoe approaches her duties, giving her plenty of time to focus on playing games, tricking mortals, or otherwise amusing herself. An encounter with Zoe can be joyous and life-affirming, but it is always more than it appears and often extremely dangerous.”
Between the lines of her lore, you can already tell the gaming mechanics behind League of Legends Zoe is all about. In one end, you have the different types of mobility that you have the potential to get between her ability and the Summoner’s Spells.
At the same time, you automatically do calculations inside your head that guide in making as much damage as possible. This time around, besides the accustomed skill required to land your attacks, you also need to land them at their full potential.
Last but not least, “Tricking” your opponents are the core mechanics behind this fantastic Champion. Indeed, you have the potential to jump close to your opponents, land your attacks, and scape. At the same time, with another sequence, you could easily escape any possible threats.
League of Legends’ Zoe Build
To make the most out of this particular Champion, you first need to establish what is the Roles that suits you best. For League of Legends Zoe, you have two popular ways to take advantage of your amazing abilities.
First of all, you have the potential to dominate the Mid-Lane with her powerful skills. Indeed, this part of the map, you could increase your experience, gains levels, and make your combos deathlier. At the same time, you have the potential to obtain last hits and acquire essential items that enhance Zoe even more.
Secondly, you could take the ways of the useful Support player for the entire team. Due to the impressive crowd-control abilities, you could set your Carry for amazing kills. Furthermore, with her stealing capabilities, you could increase your potential in the later parts of the game.
Taking this into consideration, we’ll now focus on her different abilities.
League of Legends Zoe Abilities
MORE SPARKLES! (Passive)
“Zoe’s next basic attack after casting a spell deals bonus magic damage.”
Creating combos with Zoe is the name of the game. With this kind of potential in your hands, you could automatically just make a right-click to finish off your opponent. Indeed, in the middle of everything, you need to be aware of when to attack for better results. Most noteworthy, since this passive gives you bonus magic damage, you could increase the effectiveness with different items.
PADDLE STAR! (Q)
“Zoe fires a missile that she can redirect in flight. Deals more damage the longer it flies in a straight line.”
It may look unoffensive at first, but if you make the right calculations, this ability could be devastating. Still, though, it requires a lot of skill to master just Paddle Star alone. On the one hand, you could land the ability, but the damage may not have too much impact. On the other hand, you could redirect this ability rightfully, but your target may move, and you’ll lose your opportunity.
SPELL THIEF (W)
“Zoe can pick up the remnants of enemy summoner spell and active item casts and cast them once herself. Whenever she casts a summoner spell, she gains three missiles that fire at the nearest target.”
With this gaming mechanics alone, League of Legends Zoe becomes unique and exciting to the community. First of all, whenever any of your enemies use their Summoner’s Spells or Item abilities, they’ll drop a little orb. Similarly, some minions will come with a “cloud,” which indicates that they’ll drop another sphere if Zoe kills them.
Afterward, you just have to walk and obtain the item and use this new skill when you please. Due to the randomness of the possible spheres, everything could happen in the match.
SLEEPY TROUBLE BUBBLE (E)
“Causes the target to become drowsy, then fall asleep. The first source of damage that breaks the sleep is doubled, up to a cap.”
Impressive outcomes may appear if you land this crowd-control between your opponents. If they’re unfortunate enough to fall in this spell, they’ll stroll at first and then sleep for a couple of seconds. With this kind of advantage, you could land a powerful hit and wake them up at a disadvantage.
Indeed, with this in mind, you have the potential to use Paddle Star at its full capacity. Even better, you can give the upper hand to your teammates and let them move closer to the enemy.
PORTAL JUMP (R)
“Blink to a nearby position for 1 second. Then blink back.”
Create opportunities to increase/decrease the distance between you and your opponents with this amazing ability. Furthermore, there are more chances to create powerful combos between the other spells. Above all, this fantastic movement skill is one of the best tools that create chaos in the battlefield.
First of all, focus on getting every single spell with one point each, starting with Paddle Star and ending with Sleepy Trouble Bubble. Secondly, concentrate first on increase the potential of Paddle Star, which can help you in dealing with fantastic damage to your opponent. Furthermore, take advantage of the Sleepy Trouble Bubble by giving it points afterward. Last but not least, drop the remaining points to Spell Thief.
Remember to use any skill point on your ultimate when able.
Since you practically have the potential to use every single option with Spell Thief. Therefore, you could use the classical Blink for additional movement and Ignite for the damage.
To take full advantage of League of Legends Zoe, you could make a mix between Domination and Sorcery. Start with Dark Harvest, then continue with Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, and Ravenous Hunger.
In the Sorcery part, the only Zoe Runes worth mentioning are Transcendence and Nimbus Cloak.
Buy pretty much everything that increases your Ability Power, growth your mana pool, and reduce the cooldown of your abilities. Indeed, all of the combos from Zoe will create tons of damage with your right-clicks, thanks to your passive.
Frequently Asked Questions about League of Legends’ Zoe
What makes Zoe unique from the rest of the roster?
Primary, her “Spell Thief,” which gives a lot of potential and exciting mechanics.
Which Zoe Runes are best for this Champion?
To increase Zoe’s potential, you could get a mixture of Domination and Sorcery.
What Roles are recommendable for League of Legends Zoe?
You can pick between Mid-Lane or Support roles.
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