So the other night I was matched against a Zed at top where I was Renekton (9/21/0 with ArP marks, Armor seals, scaling MR glyphs, and MS Quints). I started with cloth armor and pots. I tried playing under my tower to keep my cs while mitigating his harass but his range abilities are ridiculous and I couldn't handle his damage output.
Now granted that particular game our jungler (Lee Sin) was quite atrocious and even died at golems in his own jungle, so I normally would call for a gank on him but that wasn't going to happen. The one time Lee Sin came to help at top, he didn't come from a gank path; he just ran straight down the lane from base *face palm*.
So my question is, how do you counter Zed? How do you play against him? I know Renekton is amazing at top, but perhaps there may be some other champions that may be better? I'm open to suggestions and would like any advice on how to deal with Zed.