Zed Build Guide by Pyr0n1c
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So You're Deciding To Play Zed.
Congratulations on buying Zed, You've found a really fun assassin to control in the League of Legends.
I'm not going to cover much as it is detailed in the notes of the points but i'll get to the point of combat.
1v1 (Or laning phase) - It is best to wither your opponent down with double shuriken (Throw down your shadow and cast your shuriken towards them). Once low enough cast living shadow and use your shadow spin to slow them down and then teleport by using living shadow again. Hit them with your double shuriken and beat them down with your bladed fists of death (Hell if your shuriken comes off CD use that too!).
1v1 (Or laning phase) with your ultimate - The same as above but at this snippit Once low enough cast living shadow and use your shadow spin to slow them down and then teleport by using living shadow again. use your ultimate once you get in their face and show them a real Bandle City Beatdown (hehe rumble joke).
1v2 - Calm down hug your turret and Double shuriken them, once low go in and serve them the decappichino they've been waiting for!
1v3-5 - I'd stay away from these.
5v5 (or General Teamfights) This is where Zed becomes slightly unstuck in the fight. You need to be quick to get this next step off. Use your ultimate on their ADC (unless they're not fed then use it on the fed person) Then exhaust them (or the fed person) cast living shadow on the otherside of their team (preferably towards your base for escape) and double shuriken them all. Begin whaling on your target until they are dead making sure to cast Q and E when available. The teamfights now over you may be dead or alive but you won (hopefully) and now you can push.
Side Note: Don't get discouraged if the guide doesn't work immediately try it for 3-5 games first!
Items and Purchase Order.
Start Boots + 3 Hp Pots
Go into Brutalizer
Grab Cooldown Boots Then Try to upgrade into black cleaver.
Next we need a bit of health time for a phage into a frozen mallet.
Great, you've got you're health now!
Time to move onto some Magic resist; let's get a Hexdrinker then grab the Maw.
Alright now we need some more damage and a bit of armor Thank god for the Iceborn Gauntlet "amirite".
Finally a tiny bit of basic sustain with a bloodthirster (a BotRK can be used as well).
Skill Sequence or Skill Order
All we really want to do is max the Razor Shuriken (Q) first for some great harras. As You can see around levels 7-11 the skill leveling is a bit spaced out because we need to give some love to Shadow slash (E). I Max Living Shadow (W) second because of the Passive on it so it scales more into your Razor Shuriken (Q).
Mastery Page Breif
These are my general AD masteries. You may use your own but i advise these.
(You can switch the attack speed on Offensive with the cooldown reduction)