Zed Build Guide by TheSpankMaster
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Spank Master's HD Zed build
Step by step build-example.Last item is situationa
Threats to Zed with this build
|Ahri||They recently changed Ahri's gameplay in a sense that she has to land her Charm to be able to 100-0 champions early game. During lane phase your poke is easier to land than hers and is resource less so you'll eventually be able to poke her down, under the assumption you aren't eating her poke. Play the lane safe and wait for the easy harass opportunities either through using your W E Q combo or waiting for her to Q minions and then W'ing on top of her. Once you both hit 6, if you ultimate her she will almost always immediately Dash away after you land, so if you save your Q and shoot it to where she dashes, you should be able to win the fight. Otherwise if you use Q right away and she jukes it with her ultimate, she should be able to win the fight. Basically, don't eat charms and she shouldn't ever be able to kill you.|
|Riven||I personally think Riven is a relatively simple match up to play verse as all the things Riven can do are very straight forward and linear. She has no poke, so if you keep distance she can't hurt you. You have the outplay potential against the Riven as there isn't too much she can do that is different. During lane you can literally just spam Q Riven all day and she'll get harassed low enough for you to be able to fight her. Once you guys hit 6, I don't recommend ulting her at full HP otherwise she should be able to beat you. You get free poke on her, and you can push/harass her under turret where she can not do that to you. The only thing you need to watch out for is pre level 3 where she can do A LOT of damage to you and force you out of lane. Play Safe early and get your harass out and slowly take lane control.|
Zed is a bruiser-assassin Champion that can go Mid or Top Lane and even in the jungle in rare cases. He is a very fun champion, forgiving in the fact he doesn't have mana and has escapes in case you're in a bad position. It's hard to become a master of Zed but easy to be a good Zed.
Pros / Cons
+ No mana
+ Can poke
+ Insane damage
+ Strong all game
+ High skill cap
+ Flexible item build
- Weak burst when behind
- Loses to many tanky tops
- Death Mark is countered by
escapes / Zhonya's / QSS
//NOTE// Flat Armor Pen scales better into late game and allows Zed to do more damage to champions but not minions. Do this if you rush 1st item The Brutalizer or want to focus on lane dominance.
Flat AD helps you wave clear, last-hit and clear jungle creeps faster.
You decide which fits your play style better, both are viable and good.
Flat Armor Seals
Flat CDR Glyphs
Flat MR Glyphs