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Embrace The Shadows, Find The Truth

Last updated on March 25, 2015
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Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
3
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 0



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Table of Contents
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Abilities

Passive:
Zed's basic attacks against targets below 50% health deal 6 / 8 / 10% of the target's maximum health as bonus magic damage.
This effect can only occur on the same target once every few seconds.
Cooldown: 10 Seconds

Razor Shurkien:
ACTIVE: Zed throws his spinning blades forward, dealing physical damage to the first enemy they pass through and 60% damage to enemies thereafter.
PHYSICAL DAMAGE: 75 / 115 / 155 / 195 / 235 (+ 100% bonus AD)
SECONDARY DAMAGE: 45 / 69 / 93 / 117 / 141 (+ 60% bonus AD)
Living Shadow.png LIVING SHADOW: Active shadows will also throw a shuriken in the direction of the target point. Additional shuriken striking the same enemy deal 50% damage and restore energy.
MIMICKED SHURIKEN: 37.5 / 57.5 / 77.5 / 97.5 / 117.5 (+ 50% bonus AD)
MIMICKED SECONDARY DAMAGE: 22.5 / 34.5 / 46.5 / 58.5 / 70.5 (+ 30% bonus AD)

Living Shadow:
PASSIVE: Zed's bonus attack damage is increased by a percentage.
BONUS ATTACK DAMAGE: 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25% Bonus AD
ACTIVE: Zed's shadow dashes forward, remaining in place for 4 seconds. Reactivating Living Shadow will cause Zed to swap places with this shadow.
Living Shadow.png LIVING SHADOW: Zed's shadows mimic his basic abilities. If a target is struck twice by a mimicked ability, Zed restores some energy. Energy can only be restored once per mimicked cast.
ENERGY RESTORED: 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40

RANGE: 550 COST: 40 / 35 / 30 / 25 / 20 ENERGY COOLDOWN: 18 / 17 / 16 / 15 / 14

Shadow Slash
ACTIVE: Zed spins his blades, creating a burst of shadow energy and dealing physical damage to nearby enemies. Each enemy champion hit reduces Living Shadow's cooldown by 2 seconds.
PHYSICAL DAMAGE: 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 / 180 (+ 80% bonus AD)
LIVING SHADOW: Active shadows also slash, dealing physical damage to nearby enemies and Slow icon slowing them for 1.5 seconds. Enemies hit by both slashes are Slow icon slowed more and restore energy but will not take additional damage.
SLOW: 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40%
OVERLAPPING SLOW: 30 / 37.5 / 45 / 52.5 / 60%

RANGE: 290 COST: 50 ENERGY COOLDOWN: 4

Death Mark
ACTIVE: Zed becomes untargetable for 0.75 seconds and dashes behind the target enemy champion. Upon arrival, he marks the target for death, ignores unit collision, and spawns a shadow that lasts for 6 seconds at the cast location. Reactivating Death Mark will cause Zed to swap places with this shadow.
After 3 seconds, Death Mark will trigger, dealing flat physical damage plus a percentage of all phsyical and magic damage dealt to the marked champion while it was active.
PHYSICAL DAMAGE: 100% AD + 20 / 35 / 50% of damage dealt

RANGE: 625 COOLDOWN: 120 / 100 / 80


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Mechanics

Mechanics
1. Shadow Slash.
In a fight, spam this as much as possible, it doesn't cancel your autos and it does A LOT more damage than you would expect.

2. Living Shadow.
ALWAYS keep track of where your shadows are. Some cool tricks for the living shadow are to :

Through your shadow. E. Ult. Go back to your w. Through Q's, back to R.

Use W to the other side of the enemy away from where your ult shadow will be. Ult, Go back to your w. The enemy won't expect this as most zeds just use their ult shadow to escape. Is a great juke and if it fails your can always just go back to your ults shadow.

Throw W. E. Q. auto attack to pop passive and cancel the animation halfway by going back to your shadow, will kill any of those squishy carries below half hp.

3. Razor Shuriken.
Self explanatory, Skill shot nuke.not that hard to land especially with the slow from your W, E and Bork.

4. Ultimate. Death mark
Relatively easy ultimate to use, Ult, make sure you're in range for a q before you ult if the enemy isn't afraid to duel you. Pop your combo's and ult out if you need to,Pressing your R again will Teleport you back to your original position where your shadow has spawns

5. Passive.
DO NOT, and I mean , DO NOT. underestimate this passive, some people think it's a tool used for farming in lane, those people are wrong, Zed has one of the most OP passives in the game allowing him to nuke an enemy for 15% of their HP ( including your masteries ) with one auto attack, this damage also Applies to your life steal. Only down side is the CD.


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Pros / Cons

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Pros
+Great Split Push
+High Damage
+Counters most meta picks
+Great in lane, good poke
+Purest assassin in game
+Snowballs Like Crazy
+Versatile, Can play Top mid and jungle

Cons
-Can be counter built easily with Zhonya's and Merc Scimitar
-Many Hard Counter Champions ( Kayle , Vlad )
-Banned A lot
-Hard to catch up while behind