Olaf Build Guide by S_w_a_g
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Sup, this is my first build and i first bought Olaf because he was underplayed at the time i bought him (around level 25 or so). The Tank,DPS,Solo Top, and Jungle are all the same build because you can accomplish all of these tasks with this build. Please read the build and try it out before you thumbs down it please thanks. Lets get started. This build is what i call "suicide olaf" i play olaf as the MONSTER he is. with this build you will never die without gaining a kill. there is no backing down as olaf IMO its "GO HARD OR GO HOME"
Olaf, the breserker
On an uncharted continent beyond Valoran's grasping clutches, the conqueror named Olaf was born to a long tradition of soldiers unlike most others. Berserkers, as they tout themselves, are warriors who channel fury deep from their cores, unleashing pure and savage wrath upon their enemies. This fearsome evolution is a product of their unforgiving home, Lokfar - a barren tundra where all creatures must vie bitterly for every resource. Olaf belonged to a seafaring clan known for ruthlessly pillaging any and all villages within reach of their dragon-crested longboats. The last time he saw his icy home, Olaf was embarking on an expedition to pioneer and plunder a distant land known only to legend. However, while underway, a terrible storm sprung up and Olaf and his crew were thrown to the mercy of a roiling and pitiless sea.
His ship destroyed, his crew nowhere to be found, Olaf miraculously washed up untold miles from ''friendly'' waters on the foreign shores of Valoran, south of Demacia. This unfamiliar place stunned and frightened the Berserker, for Lokfar is not privy to such potent magicians. Approaching them, Olaf hoped that they could use their mysterious powers to send him back to his people. A bargain was struck. Olaf would use his awesome prowess as a warrior to serve the unusual wars of Valoran in the League of Legends, and in exchange the sorcerers would find him a way to return. Despite his participation in the League, Olaf knows better than to trust the ''finger wagglers'' that run the Institute of War. He deliberately keeps details of his life and home from them. After all, with enough information, they would most certainly find the Lokfarians and dominate them as they have dominated all of Valoran, keeping both quietly -- and unwittingly -- in their thrall.
Beware the war cry of the Berserker. What surges toward you is unyielding, free from the shackles of reason.
Pros and Cons
Move that stacks on your health (no need for bloodthirster)
Ultimate that scares everyone in the game when their traps dont work
Never goes down without a kill (if played well)
Tendency to chase and be kited
knowing when to back out of a fight and when to stay is very difficult (due too passive)
needs new skins (not a fan of brolaf)
Passive and Q,W,E,R
Best melee passive in the game, the weaker you get the more deadly you become what more could you ask for? this is combined well with Vicious Strikes because you hit more and you will life steal more.
A good undertow user is just as good as a Frozen Mallet anticipating where they will be and landing this and picking it up and landing it again etc. etc. will insure a kill. practice makes perfect. I only take this at level 3 as 1 rank and leave it last to level up.
Awesome move this move lets you replace those AD items with Beefy items. gives you AD based on 1% of your health (sweet) and gives you life steal and spell vamp (awesome) i start a fight with this and by the end i am able to use it again to sustain myself when i am low on health (remember low health = Berserker Rage = AS + Vicious Strikes = tons of life steal). i take this at level 2 and max it 2nd.
My personal favorite move of olaf. it does a great deal of damage to your enemy because it is true damage (dope) and its on low cd so spam this as often as you can it turns fights in your favor. in lane throw an Undertow and follow up with a Reckless Swing to harass (if possible to land it) take this at level 1 and max it asap (unless your jungle then take Vicious Strikes and Reckless Swing at level 2).
This ultimate is one of my favorite, in basic terms this move makes you UNSTOPABLE (for 6 seconds only though =P) and you get 30 armor penetration. So champs who need snares,stuns,slow,tosses etc. etc. to kill, will have a very difficult fight with you while this ability is active or have some type of disadvantage (take note you still receive damage but not the effects of the move).
Champions such as
Ahri - Charm
Alistar - Pulverize Headbutt
Amumu - Bandage Toss Curse of the Sad Mummy
Anivia - Flash Frost Glacial Storm
Annie - Pyromania
Ashe - Enchanted Crystal Arrow
Blitzcrank - Rocket Grab Power Fist Static Field
Brand - Sear
Caitlyn - Yordle Snap Trap
Cassiopeia - Petrifying Gaze
Cho'Gath - Rupture Feral Scream
Fiddlesticks - Terrify Dark Wind
Fizz - Chum the Waters
Galio - Resolute Smite Idol of Durand
Gangplank - grog-soaked blade Cannon Barrage
Garen - Decisive Strike
Gragas - Body Slam Explosive Cask
Heimerdinger - CH-1 concussion grenade UPGRADE!!!
Irelia - Equilibrium Strike
Janna - Howling Gale Zephyr Monsoon
Jarvan IV - Golden Aegis
Jax - Counter Strike
Karma - Spirit Bond
Karthus - Wall of Pain
Kassadin - Null Sphere
Kayle - Reckoning
Kennen- Mark of the Storm
Kog'Maw - Void Ooze
LeBlanc - sigil of silence Ethereal Chains
Lee Sin - Tempest / Cripple Dragon's Rage
Leona - Shield of Daybreak Solar Flare
Lux - Light Binding Lucent Singularity
Malphite - Seismic Shard Ground Slam Unstoppable Force
Malzahar - Call of the Void Nether Grasp
Maokai - Arcane Smash Twisted Advance
Miss Fortune - Make it Rain
Morgana - Dark Binding Soul Shackles
Nasus - Wither
Nocturne - Unspeakable Horror
Nunu - Ice Blast Absolute Zero
Orianna - Command: Dissonance
Pantheon - Aegis of Zeonia
Poppy - Heroic Charge
Rammus - Powerball Puncturing Taunt
Renekton - Ruthless Predator
Riven - Broken Wings Ki Burst
Rumble - Electro-Harpoon The Equalizer
Ryze - Rune Prison
Shaco - Jack In The Box Two-Shiv Poison
Shen - Shadow Dash
Shyvana - Dragon's Descent
Singed - Fling
Sion - Cryptic Gaze
Skarner - Crystal Slash Impale
Sona - Crescendo
Soraka - Infuse
Swain - Nevermove
Talon - Rake cutthroat
Taric - Dazzle
Teemo - Blinding Dart
Tristana - Rocket Jump Buster Shot
Trundle - Pillar of Filth Agony
Tryndamere - Mocking Shout
Twisted Fate - Pick A Card
Twitch - Venom Cask
Udyr - Bear Stance
Urgot - Zaun-Touched Bolt Augmenter
Vayne - Condemn
Veigar - Event Horizon
Volibear - Rolling Thunder Majestic Roar
Warwick - Infinite Duress
Wukong - Cyclone
Xerath - mage chains
Xin Zhao - Three Talon Strike
Yorick - Omen of Pestilence
Zilean - Time Warp
Greater Mark of Desolation
Armor penetration stacks well with your ult and nothing else worth taking except maybe attack speed.
Greater Seal of Defense
Armor!!! your the tank/initiator/off-tank get in there and absorb those hits. don't be scared
Spam that E, the more times you use Reckless Swing the better chance you have at winning a fight
Greater Quintessence of Vigor
Lets you lane longer, and stacks with Regrowth Pendant you get beat up a little bit just sit back for awhile and you will heal
great spell even after nerf.
flash to catch that slippery carry.
flash out to get away after
your Guardian Angel procs
Flash is on cd and the carry is
getting away. CHASE HIM DOWN.
angel procs and you need to get away
ghost outta there
good spell land before they get outta
reach. cool. too bad its only used one
you are not support and your axes
give some vision in bushes when thrown
if you follow the jungle build take
this over flash
great item more AS the better but
mobility over damage IMO
No, just stay in lane dont back
you have Undertow
if you have trouble with staying alive
with Guardian Angel (joke)
if needed you are not playing olaf
Ragnarok is olaf's cleanse
you are not mana dependent
i like promote for pushing but
your not pushing towers as olaf
Effect: +15 health regeneration
Tip: Great health regeneration combined with your health regeneration runes also with your Health Potion you get to lane longer
Cost: 920g (150g)
Effect: +25 attack speed
Unique Passive: +2 movement speed
+30 health regeneration
Passive: Permanently increases your health by 3.5 and heath regeneration 0.10 per 5 seconds for each minion kill and increases your health by 45 and your health regeneration by 1.5 per 5 seconds for each champion kill
Tip: More Health Scales with Vicious Strikes =]
Cost: 2600g (1200g)
+38 magic resistance
Unique Passive: Upon death you revive with 750 health and 375 mana this can only occur once every 5 minutes
Solo Top 1v1, and Solo top 1v2
Start wtih same items Regrowth Pendant grab a Health Potion and head top. In a 1v1 situation the lane is yours ... you will hit harder than them if they poke you don't push too hard or go for a kill just win the lane and stop them from farming. If getting ganked there are two things you can do. Run for your life (for beginners)or kill one of them and try to run (advanced).If they have good CC be smart and just back away you don,t have your ult yet
In a 1v2 position harass with Undertow and if they wont leave you alone harass them with Reckless Swing make them back up. once again if they have good CC ( Blitzcrank , Singed , etc. etc.) just play it safe. when you have a gank coming to aid you hit ghost and initiate like the boss you are and have your jungle help you
I know olaf is an "off-tank" but i find him more useful as the true tank.
Start by throwing an Undertowat their squishiest champ and most deadly champ, usually the caster or ad carry. Ghost and do whatever you must to get to their carry usually you can run by and Reckless Swing them.
Activate Vicious Strikes and hit away on their carry. When you are about to be tossed, stunned, pushed back, or pulled just ult. and keep hitting if the carry retreats go for anyone besides the tank. and fight until they are all dead or until you pop your guardian angel
End of Fight
by this time they should at least have 3 ppl dead or your team should have more champs living
if needed flash when you revive
This Build is surrounded by the idea of kill or be killed never fight if you cant come out with one kill or help your team with kills. "Go Hard or Go Home"
I've only jungled once as olaf and it was successful had 3 successful ganks before level 6. The route i use is ...
Hit the big golem once and activate Vicious Strikes followed by Smite finish off the little one with auto attacks only and head to ...
Hit the big one once activate Vicious Strikes activate Health Potion after the big wraiths is dead and head over to ...
Hit big one and activate Vicious Strikes auto attack the little ones down next is blue ...
Blue/Big Golem Camp
Hit the golem once activate Vicious Strikes in between hits activate one Reckless Swing and smite to kill and auto attack the other minions
hit with Undertow and with Reckless Swing make them flash and come back after you claim red. (key to ganking is to scare them and make them use their summoner spells)