What is zoning?Your zone is the area you are able to control with your 英雄. Zoning is the act of controlling your enemy的 positioning 和/or making them afraid of entering your zone. Zoning occurs when you push enemies back from minions by making them fear your zone. This is benificial because they will have a much harder time funding 道具 mid- 和 late-game due to not being able to last hit minions for gold. Additionally， by pushing enemy 英雄 far back enough， you can even deny them experience from dying minions. Both of these things together can be extremely advantageous throughout the game， as your opponents can be both undergeared 和 underleveled.
How can I zone?Successful zoning requires your opponents to be afraid of being inside your zone. There are several ways to do this， some of them include： putting out more damage than them 1-on-1， hiding in the 草叢， 和 making them fear a gank (either from a jungler or fellow laner that can travel quickly). Some tactics are more effective than others 和 combining them can be very effective. For instance， if your enemy laner knows that you can kill them if you get within 範圍， your zone is limited to the 範圍 of your attacks 和 技能. But， if you are hiding in the brushes， your zone covers virtually the entire lane， as your enemies don’t know what part of the brush you are in. Certain 英雄 are better at zoning than others， 和 certain combinations can be very effective. For example， 趙信 is an excellent zoner. His Ｅ［一騎當先］ has a moderate 範圍 和 it slows， preventing enemy escape for a few 秒. His Ｑ［三重爪擊］ makes it even more difficult to escape him with its Knock-Up. All this combined with decent damage output 和 a fellow laner can quickly take out an enemy. All this makes Xin a very proficient zoner. Coupling him with a 拉克絲 can almost assure a kill with proper coordination. However， note that most 遠程 英雄 have the advantage in zoning over melee 英雄. You can also zone by gradually shifting their movement from one side of a lane to another. This can be useful when setting up a gank. For example， if you are on the Blue Team (bottom left of map) 和 in bottom lane， your jungler will more than likely be coming from the river during a gank 和 will typically hide in the brush to wait for the right moment to strike. To increase the chances of successfully ganking a squishy or low health enemy， moving your 英雄 to the right side of the lane can force the enemy to go to the other side， near the river. This makes it much easier for the ganker to get the jump on the enemy.
Strong zonersCrowd control 和 high damage output are the main components of zoning. For melee 英雄， a gapcloser can also be very beneficial. Any enemy的 sustainability in the lane can be used to counter virtually any harass 和 allied sustan can be useful to leave the enemy zoned for longer as the enemy will probably have to poke back to regain position in lane. Some potentially strong zoners are listed with explanations：
- 安妮： 安妮 is a amazing zoner in a solo lane， thanks to her 被動 嗜火 和 her farming sustain with Ｑ［瓦解怒焰］. While farming， 安妮 can control a lane by activating her stun 和 coupled with her bursting， she prevents enemy 英雄 to come in her 範圍， giving her a good lane dominance.
- 艾妮維亞： 艾妮維亞 has one of the highest 自動攻擊(普攻) 範圍s in the game， allowing her to hit her enemies from afar without fear of retaliation.
- 布里茨： 布里茨 is an excellent zoner in a duo lane， especially when paired with a heavy damage-dealer. His zoning relies on Ｑ［火箭抓取］， as frightening as it can be it can be blocked by minions.
- 凱特琳： 凱特琳 is a excellent zoner in any lane. Her main zoning technique is laying Ｗ［捕獲陷阱］s， discouraging the enemy from utilizing brush/limiting their movement. If they do step on one， you can repeatedly 自動攻擊(普攻) for significant damage. If you charge up 爆頭 the threat of the nuke will push most 英雄 back. Ｑ［鎮暴射擊］ does massive amounts of damage if it hits.
- 卡莎碧雅： 卡莎碧雅 is a very powerful zoner in any lane. Her Ｑ［毒霧爆擊］ is enormously strong for harassment. Also， if either Ｑ［毒霧爆擊］ or Ｗ［劇毒瘴氣］ hit， her zoning capability becomes more powerful due to her spammable Ｅ［雙生毒牙］.
- 漢默丁格： 漢默丁格的 Ｑ［H-28G 進化炮臺］ are useful for zoning 和 Ｗ［高科技微型火箭］ are useful for poking. The 技能 combined can easily force a 英雄 to retreat under their tower.
- 伊瑞莉雅： 伊瑞莉雅的 Ｑ［利刃衝擊］ is not only a good ability with which to last hit minions， but it can also be used as a gap closer to reach enemy 英雄. Using 平衡打擊 和 a few 自動攻擊(普攻) afterward can deal a fair amount of damage will little fear of retaliation as 伊瑞莉雅 can simply Ｑ［利刃衝擊］ to another minion if the ability isn’t on 冷卻.
- 賈克斯： 賈克斯 is a very effective zoner with his Ｑ［跳斬］ + Ｗ［蓄力一擊］ combo.
- 卡爾瑟斯 ： 卡爾瑟斯 is a great zoner. His zoning capabilty is great when duo laning， but is best in a solo lane， where he can spam his Ｑ［荒蕪］ on the opposing 英雄 和 deal double damage if the enemy is alone.
- 勒布朗： 勒布朗 is an extremely effective zoner in any lane. Her Ｑ［沉默封印］ combined with another spell can put out incredible damage. The slow/snare from Ｅ［幻影鎖鏈］ can prevent enemies from escaping on top of providing even more damage. When she acquires Ｗ［扭曲空間］ 和 Ｒ［模仿］， her zoning potential increases even more.
- 拉克絲： 拉克絲 zones well with fairly high burst damage， 和 strong CC 技能. The snare from Ｑ［光明束縛］ is her primary advantage in zoning， as the CC prevents enemies from escaping as she casts Ｅ［光明異點］ 和 procs 光芒四射 with 自動攻擊(普攻).
- 雷尼克頓： 雷尼克頓的 Ｅ［大切八塊］ 和 Dice allows him to cover a fair amount of distance in a short amount of time. Following Ｅ［大切八塊］ 和 Dice with Ｑ［弱肉強食］ 和 Ｗ［庖丁解牛］ can deal a significant amount of burst damage early in the game. Although the 冷卻 on Ｅ［大切八塊］ 和 Dice is fairly long， it is spammable because 雷尼克頓 is manaless.
- 雷茲： 雷茲的 Ｑ［超負荷］ is on a very short 冷卻 和 can be available practically any time an enemy 英雄 would want to last hit. This can be especially effective against a melee 英雄.
- 辛吉德： 辛吉德的 Ｅ［過肩摔］ gives him a great deal of zoning potential. His Ｗ［強力粘膠］ makes it difficult to get away if it is placed well， 和 his Ｑ［劇毒蹤跡］ can put out steady damage at its higher levels.
- 塔裡克： 塔裡克的 Ｅ［炫光］ has a moderate 範圍 和 is one of the best stuns in the game， 和 his heal can keep him 和 his teammate alive for quite a long time. By himself， his zoning ability isn’t so great. But when put with a 英雄 with high early game damage， he can be very good at it.
- 崔絲塔娜： Her 範圍 over time allow her poke Champs， her Ｅ［爆炸射擊］ 被動 makes her a strong pusher while the 主動 can shut down champs like 沃維克 or 蒙多醫生 和 thanks to her Ｗ［火箭跳躍］ 和 Ｒ［毀滅射擊］ she is a really hard target to gank.
- 烏爾加特： 烏爾加特 is one of the best zoners in the game. He shines best in a 1v1 lane， where he can abuse the massive 範圍 on his locked-on Ｑ［酸蝕獵手］ following a Ｅ［諾克薩斯酸性彈熱］. The enormous 範圍 of this combo 核心ly guarantees that he will be able to use the entire combo while being relatively safe from retaliation.
- 趙信： As explained above， his damage combined with his CC makes him an excellent laner， as his charge out範圍s a lot of 英雄 skills 和 almost all auto attacks.
- 約瑞科： 約瑞科的 ability to sustain with Ｅ［饑荒之兆］ is virtually unparalleled right now 和 if used in unison with Ｗ［瘟疫之兆］ can be 遠程 harass that is difficult to avoid. He can close the gap with Ｑ［戰爭之兆］ but that ability is severely constrained by his other mana costs.