Zoe Wild Rift Build with Highest Winrate - Guide Runes, Items, and Skill Order

Author: Son Acton

Zoe, the mischievous Aspect of Twilight, brings a burst of chaotic energy to Wild Rift's mid lane. This cosmic trickster uses her playful mobility to land devastating combos, making her a fascinating – and frustrating! – champion to master. To truly harness Zoe's star-tossed power, you'll need a build that amplifies her magic damage and lets her pierce through enemy defenses. If you're ready to leave your foes dizzy and dazzled, let's dive into this complete gameplay guide for Zoe!

Zoe Wild Rift

Zoe Wild Rift

Patch 5.0c

Mage - Easy - Position: mid

Damage: Magic

Power Spike

Difficulty

Damage

Toughness

Utility

CC

Mobility

Tier D
Win rate 47.86%
Pick rate 3.4%
Ban rate 1.1%
Zoe Wild Rift Build
Zoe: Wild Rift Build Guide

Zoe's Item Build & Runes

Zoe runes Win 78.23% and Pick 92.31%

  • First StrikeFirst Strike
  • ScorchScorch
  • Empowered AttackEmpowered Attack
  • Hunter - GeniusHunter - Genius
  • Bone PlatingBone Plating

Zoe runes Mid with Win 53.92% and Pick 24.45%

  • ElectrocuteElectrocute
  • ScorchScorch
  • Mark of the WeakMark of the Weak
  • Eyeball CollectorEyeball Collector
  • Coup de GraceCoup de Grace

Build Zoe Wild Rift with the highest win rate

  • Item Boots of Mana Boots of Mana
  • Item Luden's Echo Luden's Echo
  • Item Crown of the Shattered Queen Crown of the Shattered Queen
  • Item Infinity Orb Infinity Orb
  • Item Rabadon's Deathcap Rabadon's Deathcap
  • Item Lich Bane Lich Bane

Zoe Wild Rift China build

  • Item  Boots of Mana Boots of Mana
  • Item  Luden's Echo Luden's Echo
  • Item  Crown of the Shattered Queen Crown of the Shattered Queen
  • Item  Infinity Orb Infinity Orb
  • Item  Rabadon's Deathcap Rabadon's Deathcap
  • Item  Oceanid's Trident Oceanid's Trident

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Zoe Build Breakdown

Early Game:

  • Boots of Mana: Zoe's a spell-slinging powerhouse, so mana's her best friend. These boots don't just quench her magical thirst – they pack a surprising punch, amplifying her damage output right from the start.
  • Luden's Echo: This is Zoe's core damage dealer, with a splash of mana to boot. Imagine her stars zapping enemies, then bouncing to hit up to three foes at once – that's the Echo's power. Talk about crowd control!

Mid Game:

  • Infinity Orb: Zoe's not just about raw power, she's a slippery spellcaster. This orb gives her the pep she needs to weave through the fight, looking for the perfect shot. And the magic penetration? That means her stars ignore a chunk of enemy defenses, hitting even harder.
  • Rabadon's Deathcap: Pure, unadulterated magical might. By now, Zoe's stars are miniature comets, and this cap makes them truly devastating.

Late Game:

  • Oceanic's Trident: Between beefy tanks and sneaky assassins, Zoe wants more survivability. This trident gives her a health boost alongside other vital stats. But its secret weapon? Piercing enemy armor to make even the toughest foes vulnerable to her starbursts.
  • Crown of the Shattered Queen: Mages are delicious targets, and Zoe's no exception. This crown shields her from those sudden bursts of enemy damage, letting her keep raining down those devastating stars.

Key Takeaway: Zoe is a mobile, high-damage mage who excels at poking enemies and finishing off wounded targets. Her build amplifies this playstyle to the extreme!

Zoe's Runes

Zoe, the mischievous Aspect of Twilight, loves nothing more than raining down chaos from a distance. Her runes are all about maximizing that long-range poke potential and making every starry blast hurt. Let's break down why these choices make her sparkle:

  • First Strike: Think of this as a shiny gold coin bonus for every time you land a hit. Since Zoe's all about those big, single-target spells, the extra gold and true damage (which can't be blocked by armor) turn her pokes into powerful snipes.
  • Scorch:  A little extra fiery kick with every Paddle Star. This ensures even a glancing blow leaves a lingering burn, turning up the pressure.
  • Empowered Attack: With only one real damaging ability, Zoe needs to make her basic attacks count in between Paddle Stars. This rune packs a surprising punch every 10 seconds, weaving nicely into her combo potential.
  • Hunter - Genius: More kills mean faster cooldowns on Zoe's abilities. This is essential for a chaotic playstyle – more stars, more bubbles, more chaos!
  • Nimbus Cloak: Zoe gets a burst of speed whenever she pops a stolen summoner spell thanks to Spell Thief.  Think of this as a shimmery escape after teleporting in for a cheeky kill, or the extra dash she needs to land a perfect Sleepy Trouble Bubble.

Key Takeaway: These runes transform Zoe's Paddle Star from an annoyance into a truly terrifying force, and give her the zoomies needed to flit in and out of danger.

Zoe position

Mid

Zoe's summoner spells

Flash + Thiêu đốt

Zoe ability

Zoe's skill order

Zoe's skill order

Zoe's abilities

More Sparkles! More Sparkles!

Think of Zoe's basic attacks like a little extra punch after every spell you cast. They pack a surprising wallop, so weave those auto-attacks in between your abilities for maximum mischief.

Paddle Star! Paddle Star!

This is where those glorious bursts of damage come from! The trick with Paddle Star is to maximize its distance. Most Zoe players sling it backward and then scoot forward, making that star travel the farthest it can. Just remember, those pesky minions can block your star's path, so aim carefully!

Spell Thief Spell Thief

Zoe's a scavenger at heart, nabbing spells left and right.  Every time you snatch a spell shard with Spell Thief, you'll get a zippy boost of speed and those snazzy little orbs to chase down your last target. Talk about a flexible fighter!

Sleepy Trouble Bubble Sleepy Trouble Bubble

This ability is a nightmare (literally!) for slow-moving champions. That two-second stun is an eternity in a hectic fight. Land this on an enemy and they're practically gift-wrapped for you. Plus, the next ability you smack them with? Ouch, that extra true damage will sting!

Portal Jump Portal Jump

Zoe's signature teleport! It's not just for extending your Paddle Star's reach, though that's a sweet trick. Use it to zip into unexpected positions, launching surprise attacks and making your enemies dizzy. And hey, when things get too hot? Pop out with Portal Jump to dodge that nasty incoming skill shot.

How to play Zoe

With 360 games under my belt, I've come to understand Zoe's thrilling dance between devastating damage and delicate survivability. She's a true high-risk, high-reward champion that Riot struggles to balance perfectly – buff her too much, she dominates; nerf her, and she's left behind. That, and her challenging playstyle, makes Zoe less approachable for newcomers.

But if you're ready to master her, remember this simple combo: 3-1-4. Land your Sleepy Trouble Bubble (3), then immediately sling your Paddle Star (1) backwards, extending its range. With your enemy snoozing, follow up with More Sparkles! (4) for maximum impact.

One of Zoe's greatest strengths is the short cooldown on her Sleepy Trouble Bubble. Don't be afraid to use it liberally - it's key to both her poke and those flashy combos.

In teamfights, think of yourself as a mischievous artillery mage. Stay on the outskirts, lobbing Paddle Stars from a safe distance. With a little luck and a lot of those 3-1-4 combos, you'll be a force to be reckoned with.

Combo Zoe:

Paddle Star! Spell Thief Sleepy Trouble Bubble Portal Jump

Zoe pros and cons

Pros

  • Stellar Burst Damage: Zoe's Paddle Star packs a serious punch, especially when you ramp up those magic damage items.
  • Fancy Footwork: Her Portal Jump and the ability to snatch spell shards keep Zoe bouncing around the battlefield, making her tricky to pin down.
  • Speedy Spells: Zoe's abilities come back online quickly, letting you constantly sling spells at the enemy team.
  • Zone Control Queen: A well-placed Sleepy Trouble Bubble can stun a whole group of enemies, giving your team the perfect opening.

Cons

  • Aiming is Everything: Zoe's a skillshot champion – land her abilities consistently, and you're a force to be reckoned with. Mess up, and you'll find yourself feeding the other team.
  • Paper-Thin Defense: Zoe's health pool is tiny. Get caught by enemy assassins, and you'll evaporate before you can say "Sparkleburst!"

Conclude

Zoe's a wild card, capable of dazzling plays that can shift the tide of a match. Master her unpredictable playstyle, and you'll leave your enemies dazed, confused, and quite possibly asleep on the Wild Rift.

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