Lane Matchup= Easy
You can easily zone Nasus with your Q, if he is tanky enough that you cant push him out of lane max W first to be able to attack him without direct line of sight. Buy wards and ward river because if a jungler ganks Nasus' slow is deadly even with flash and your E. Be cautious but you should be able to dominate him.
Lane Matchup= Easy
As long as you keep dodging axes he can't get near you. Max W first because you wont be able to hit him with your Q when hes behind minion wave. If you dive him make sure you angle your E in an arc so he can't hit you with his axes.
Lane Matchup= Medium
Anivia is very squishy, but can deal a ton of damage. Watch out for her stun. The best time to go in on her is just after she uses her ice ball stun. Once you have a stun on her, use your ulti and ignite to kill her. You may need a jungler's help if she has her egg up. Anivia is also very good with ganks. Her wall and stun make it extremely hard to escape without using flash. Make sure to ward bushes for junglers, and make sure your jungler is keeping pressure up.
Lane Matchup: Skill based, but you have advantage
. Her strength comes from her being able to jump on you, so harass her and be ready to stun her when she uses her Q. Keep her low enough to not try to dive, and if she does kill her. She shouldn't be hard, but watch out for jungle because she does have CC. Don't duel her both at full health because she can be tough to micro if she has a phage. Keep your distance, max W, harass with W you will be fine. Win in CS, win game
Lane matchup: Medium
Make sure you dodge her Roots and you should be okay, it is easy to stun lock her, but make sure that when you go in for the third mark Morgana doesn't use her shield because she won't be stunned. She won't bve able to do any damage to you if you focus on dodging Qs. If the jungler has a stun or any CC be cautious because you won't be able to dodge her Q if you are stunned or greatly slowed. You can try dodging Q by using E, but you should be able to dodge it if you are far enough away without E.
Lane Matchup: Medium
This is a skill match up. You and Zyra both have CC, and whoever is more confident with their champion play will win. It is hard to dodge Zyra's roots, but if you stun her, then E in and R/Ignite you should be able to pick up a kill. She has a lot of CC so watch out of junglers, and ward the surrounding area well. If you play to your strengths and Zyra's weaknesses you should come out okay.
Lane Matchup: Difficult but not impossible
Its hard to hit katarina with your spells while its easy for her to burst you down. After you get your ulti you have a defense, but if she sees you coming she can just shunpo out or bait your ulti. I would recomment getting a
or an early
to make you more resistant to Kat's burst.
May also be a good item against Kat, but I have not experimented enough with it to say for sure.
Lane Matchup: Easy
The key to this lane is dodging her root. Try using E to swing through the minion wave and not coming straight at her. She will usually miss her Q and you can then dive on her with your stuns. Be careful of her combo also as she can burst you down late game with Q, W, R. You can also harass with your W-passive, and then once she is stunned use your Q and combo. Watch out for junglers because the root sets up an easy gank.
Lane Matchup: Medium
Her poke and burst will be able to beat you most of the game. They key to beating her is catching her out of position with your stuns. Kennen is a great champion to capitalize on even small mistakes made by the enemy AP. Use your E to avoid her spear if you have to, because after she gets AP items they will do almost half your HP. If she tries to charge you in cougar form just kite her around, and be watching for any stuns, because there is no global cooldown in LoL and she can instantly fire a spear from cougar form if she is good.
Lane Matchup: Easy
Watch out for her poke early, because even though you should have a
, her spears at early levels still hurt. Play passively and let her poke you though. When she attacks you, your minions will aggro her, and damage on her minion wave will stop, this will passively push your lane. The reason you do this is because Nidalee is very vulnerable pre-6, and with your stuns and a jungler gank, you should be able to get a kill easily. Nidalee will not usually buy wards top because she has her traps, so every once in a while go through river and clear out the traps she has set so your jungler can gank unseen.
Lane Matchup: Skill based
This can be an easy lane or a very frustrating lane. The difference is the skill of the Fizz and how good his positioning is. Both of you can capitalize on positioning mistakes, (Fizz slightly more than you can), so make sure you are always paying attention to where you are and where Fizz is. It will be obvious if Fizz is looking to be aggressive, he will use his E to get in range for his Q, then back off once he has speared you. After he does this is when he will be the most vulnerable. His abilities will be on CD, and his positioning will be off. This is the perfect time to hit him with your combo or go in on him.
In my opinion Kennen counters Fizz after 6 because when Fizz uses R you can just E away. What you have to watch out for is your CDs and his CDs. If he has his hop ability up, do not go in on him with your Ulti. If Fizz has his ulti, don't use your E recklessly, because Fizz will be watching and go in on you when it is on CD.
Lane match up: RAGE MODE ACTIVATED
Although I do like playing Vlad, I hate him when I'm playing Kennen. He can out sustain you and out damage you, and unless he is really bad, he will usually win in trades. Max Q and take advantage of the low range of all his spells. Ask for jungler help and use your stuns to lock him down. A jungler with a stun or silence is very good against him. You will probably get frustrated because all he is doing is pressing Q and winning, but play smart and you can come out on top.
Lane Match up: Difficult but not impossible
You want to make sure to keep stunning her, and be ready to instantly combo her if she Ws in. She is hard to lane against because she can W out of your ulti if she isn't stunned, so watch that cooldown religiously. It might be a good idea to talk to your jungler and take control of their blue so Lb can't have it. Without mana regen, she can't do much, so you can try and bait out her spells if you want to dive her or your jungler to gank her. Play aggressive at the start and make sure to keep her low so she will be cautious about going in. If you have full health and she Ws in, E in and try to get a stun on her, remember she is really squishy and she can't do much without her spells. Get an early
Matchup: Difficult early but easy once you get items
Remember that his W has a very large cooldown early, and it only lasts for a short time. When I play against Ryze I find that I can ignore the root and be aggressive against him. He will often prematurely use W, so go in on him when it wears off and get stuns on him. Your AAs will hurt early and you can make him cautious about going in on you. Once you have items there isn't really much he can do to you unless he is fed. He will try to focus you, but you will be tanky enough to shrug off the damage and go in for your combos. Remember you have much more sustain than him so harassing is usually beneficial to you because you can easily heal it with the spell vamp.
Lane Matchup: Skill based but you have advantage
This is a lane of positioning. Swain has a lot of CC, but if you can dodge his root and watch the CD on his slow, you can beat him out of lane and zone him before he gets RoA. If you deny him enough Exp and Minions you should be able to kill him. Make sure if you are using ulti on him while he is in his bird form to use ignite to cut down on the amount he is healing from his R.
Lane Matchup: Hard
Diana is a big bully. She can harass you down and she usually builds really tanky. She can dive in on you easily. Make sure to ward because you do not want to get Diana fed. Play cautiously and play to your strengths, you out sustain her. She is more tanky and will win in a duel, but you can win lane if you keep sustaining and keep being a strong(but not overly aggressive) presence in lane. Stand your ground. If you go passive, you have just lost lane and let Diana farm continuously. Maxing W may be a good idea because she is melee.
Lane Match up: Medium
Remember to E when he appears behind you. If you keep him stunned you can wreck him. Start Doran's Blade and max W first. Keep harassing him with AA to push him out of lane. If he gets behind you and uses ignite, just ulti and stun him down to the ground. You should be able to come out on top. Get a Rylais as fast as you can because if he is slowed you can easily kite him around with your stuns and E. He is high burst so watch out for junglers with CC, as they work really well with Talon.
Lane Match Up: Difficult
Her on command stun is very good, and she can usually burst you down. Go in on her only when she doesn't have her stun up AND she is low. Ask for help from your jungler. Watch her passive and always be aware of how many stacks she has. Watch for the ring that appears around her when her stun is up, because she will usually be looking to harass or kill you. Put a stun on her before going in with your ulti. Watching her ulti cooldown is also a good idea, because it is hard for her to stun you and do very much damage without her ulti.
Lane Match up: Easy
Just keep harassing him. He is extremely squishy and you can burst him down easily if you get your stun off fast enough. You can also stun him out of his ulti if you see him use it. If he is stunned in the middle of casting the teleport it will either be canceled or he will be stunned when he gets to the other end, both are very good for you because TF will usually ult expecting to be in a certain place at a precise time, and the one second can save your teammates lives or kill TF. You can solo him easily because if his initial burst damage doesn't kill you, you have just killed him.
Lane Match Up: Medium
Ziggs has range over you because he can land his skill shots over the minion wave, but after the first few levels there isn't much Ziggs can do if you stun him, E in, Ulti and ignite. Keep him stunned and you can win lane. He does have some CC so watch out for ganks because he can lock you down with his small bombs and his exploding charge.
Lane Match Up: Easy Early Game but frustrating late
Just keep harassing Gragas whenever he goes to farm. It is pretty easy to avoid being jumped on because hes E is very short range. If he dives on you just micro him away with stuns. Late Game get an Hourglass early and make sure to use it right as you ulti in teamfights so Gragas cant Ult you away.