What is Zed's counterplay?

No really, I'm serious. Hear me out for a second. Zhonya's has been nerfed to utter hell, and QSS no longer removes his ult. But let's not talk about the ult. Let's talk about the rest of his kit. Passive: You will never miss a CS, and you have the dumbest level 2 cheese that even LeBlanc is jealous. Q: Long ranged harass... which an assassin... is supposed to have? W: Jungler giving you trouble? No problem, just press W twice. E: Nothing really wrong with this ability. He has no real weak point in the game. That is the major problem. He has everything you could want that playing any other mid laner is pretty much useless. He never falls off, especially now with QSS changes and that he can ult you twice before Zhonya's is up (~3 times if he has full CDR) He has amazing scaling, 1.0 AD on his first Q and his ult, and 0.5 on his E, plus get free 20% AD from W. His W+Q combo has 1400 range. That is the same range that Xerath's Q has when it is fully charged. "Zhonya's" Yes, but the CD is 2 minutes. His ult has a CD of 120/100/80 seconds so he can ult you twice even from level 6 if he gets 5% CDR. "QSS" No longer a valid answer because of changes. "Just CC him" Guess what item he can buy? {{item:3140}} {{item:3140}} {{item:3140}} {{item:3140}} {{item:3140}} If you're playing against any AP Mid, other than Lissandra maybe, you just build Maw first item and they will never be able to kill you while you will be able to kill them. And in case that doesn't work out, just go to bot lane and get a free double kill. Honestly the only way to balance him is this: Passive only works on champions and monsters. Q scaling reduced, energy cost low early, then higher late (55/60/65/70/75), range reduced. W CD increased, shadow dash range reduced. Zed can only blink back to his ult shadow if he kills an enemy marked with Death Mark. Reduce the scaling and increase the CD. I will probably get downvoted to hell and back for this, but I don't really care because this champion frustrates me way more than he is supposed to. No matter how hard you try to outplay a Zed he will always win.

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