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Zed Build Guide by Have Courage


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League of Legends Build Guide Author Have Courage

High Elo - In-Depth Zed Guide - Tips/Build Pathing Patch7.13

Have Courage Last updated on July 10, 2017

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Threats to Zed with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Anivia If you don't get hit by too many auto attacks or her stun she's free kills. (Pop her egg before you try to ult her, unless shes too far extended and you can kill her egg too.)
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Karthus Easiest Match up in my opinion. Get out of his Q's and keep comboing him. Ult for a free kill.
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Teemo Wtf kill him.
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Veigar Maw if he gets ahead. But he shouldn't be getting ahead and you can 100-0 him whenever you want. Just don't get hit by his stun wall.
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Ziggs Avoid the bomb, and its free kills all day.
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Intro - Author's Note

Hey guys, thanks for reading my guide. I am a Diamond Mid/Top main. I first started playing Zed the day he came out, but i never really started to main him until i watched how dangerous he can be when put into the hands of players like Faker or Bjergsen.
Zed is a high kill potential assassin with amazing escapes, and dodge potential. When his strengths are abused, he can give almost all champions a hard time. Hopefully this guide helps you to learn Zed (or more about him) and you'll climb up that ladder when using this champion to his full potential.

If this guide gets a lot of love i'll definitely take the time to sit down and write a full guide on everything i know about zed, let me know with votes if you want to see more added!


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6.11 Notes

Zed's base damage on his Q is down by 5 each level.

75/115/155/195/235 ⇒ 70/105/140/175/210

AD ratio is now 0.9 from 1.0.

Damage from additional shurikens increased to 75% from 50%

Essentially this means from your Q at lvl 18 with about 350 bonus attack damage, and the 235 base damage, your Q would deal a total of 585 damage in patch 6.10 (not including armor.) an additional shuriken would deal 50% of that (292.5 damage rounded up).

2 Shurikens at lvl 18 with 350 bonus AD would deal a total of 877.5 damage not including armor, in patch 6.10

Subtract the 25 base damage from your Lvl 5 Q, and 90% of 350 is 315.

1 Q will deal 525 damage. (Patch 6.11)

With the 25% additional damage increase from each additional shuriken, 2 Shurikens will deal 917.75 damage

That is 41 more damage from both Q's!

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1 Q = less damage.
2 Q's = more damage than patch 6.10
3 Q's = obviously more damage than that.
4 Q's = you're hacking.
5 Q's = you're Faker.


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Season 7 Notes

Not much has really changed with Zed besides the fact its harder to 100-0 people without the old duskblade and his ult wont deal any damage if you don't get your abilities off. Right now Zed is out of the meta and takes higher skill than normal to have good results with him. All of my tips still apply, his burst is just a little bit harder to pull of. Also the passive on his W was moved as a kill reward on his ult.


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Patch 7.2 Notes

With the lethality buff zed is starting to do insane damage around his early levels again. This makes his burst much strong and when you miss an ability while using your ult its a bit more forgiving and you have a better chance of getting the kill. DEFINITELY a strong pick again if you have all the mechanics down


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Patch 7.4 Notes

Zed has risen quite a lot in popularity, and i've also been playing him a bit more. The buffs to lethality have (as with all other champions that can abuse lethality) increased his damage significantly. Bronze/Silver it wont be too hard to get a kill once you're level 6, but Gold/Platinum players will need to snowball to hard carry a game. Zed once again is near the top tier for mid lane picks


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Patch 7.13 Recap

Zed is still in a fairly balanced spot now, If your mechanics are good he can still crush lower elo, but the higher elo population can deal with him. Still a very good pick if you need a slippery, bursty AD mid laner.