AP Zed for Beginners
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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.
Threats to Zed with this build
|Kassadin||His aa reset will apply good damage on you, but your spells do higher burst damage.|
Introduction and Disclaimer
Pros / Cons
I like to take 20 points in offense and 10 points in defense.
Tier 1: Sorcery We need cooldown to spam the q, this will proc Lich Bane´s passive faster, Butcher Helps a little in the earlier laning phase.
Tier 2: Menatal Force All ability power is welcomed, the more ap you have, the stronger lich bane hits.
Tier 3: Spell Weaving AA= more spell damage. Martial Mastery Hybrid damage in early stages of the game makes you do more damage. Arcane Mastery Small but useful quantity of AP. Executioner Zed´s passive synergizes perfectly with this, more than 15% magic damage to enemy champs with less than 50% of health.
Tier 4: Blade Weaving gives more damage to autoattacks, hybrid damage works perfect with ap zed. Archmage Mathematically, this gives us the same as an amplifying tome in late game, but for free.
Tier 5: Frenzy Due to the lack of attack speed, this mastery helps you attack faster, if you crit. Arcane Blade Full offensive build, with stacked Mejai´s Soulstealer including runes and masteries, gives you about a total of 605 ap. 5% of 605 equals 30, and our ad on basic attacks should be an approximate of 120+30= 150 in mixed damage.
Tier 1: Block this can block champions damage that rely on aa like Kassadin and Diana. Recovery Health regen.
Tier 2: Unyielding Stacks with . Veteran Scars More health, more resistance, more farming chances.
Tier 3: Tenacious Most mid-laners have cc on their kit, this reduces the cc duration. Juggernaut Not much I can say but health=resistance.
Greater Mark of Ability Power
Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
Greater Seal of Scaling Ability Power
Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
This give you:15 AP points
1.8 extra ap at level 18
4.35 magic penetration points
12 magic resist points
Flash helps to engage,disengage, chasing enemies, and escaping early ganks. Flash is NECESSARY.
|and it restrains healing buffs.|
Contempt for the Weak
// When enemies have 50% or less of their health, Zed's autoattacks deal 6%-10% of the enemies health as magic damage.
// Zed throws a shuriken dealing 75-235 (+ 100% ad) on the first enemy hit and 45-141 (+ 60% ad) to enemies thereafter. When Living Shadow is active, Shadows also throw a shuriken dealing the same damage.
// Passive Zed´s attack damage is increased by 5%-25% Active Zed summons a Living Shadow that mimics his spells. If the spell is reactivated, he is teleported to the shadow´s position. If Zed and a shadow both hit an opponent, Zed regains 20-40 energy.
// Zed and his Living Shadow create an AoE burst that deals 60-180 (+80% bonus ad). If the Living Shadow burst an enemy, they are slowed by 20-40% of their movement speed for 1.5 seconds. Additionally, if you overlap, both bursts, the slow is increased to 30-60%
Death Mark (Select with mouse cursor to see the name)
// Zed becomes untargetable and dashes to targeted enemy champion. When he arrives,he marks the enemy and spawns a Living Shadow. This shadow lasts 6 seconds and works as Living Shadow does. After 3 seconds the Death Mark detonates dealing 20%-50% of the damage (Magical and Physical) done by Zed.
Champion Abilities and Skill Sequence
|>>>||We max out first for initial poke and damage. The second spell we max is so that we can combo in low levels. is last maxed. Above we can see, the best way to max spells.|
|This build spins around spamming your abilites to proc . The 15% cooldown it provides makes spamming easier, and obviously the movement speed helps.|
|gives you lifesteal and spellvamp, which is perfect because his and stack with lifesteal and spellvamp.|
|At 20 stacks gives 160 ability power and 20% more cooldown.|
|This item looks like it was made for ap melee assasins. The passive it gives, synergize with his . Most of his burst will come from Lich Bane.|
|Its passive copes well when using abilities, this synergizes with his and his|
|The Ability power it gives, its active, and the armor helps against hard ad carries like , or|
|In teamfights, Zed|
If you get caught in a bad position, and you´ve already used Death Mark, throw a Living Shadow, use Death Mark's active shadow, and activate Zhonya's Hourglass, return to Living Shadow's active, and finally Flash out of danger.
Frequently Asked Questions
|Q: Why would I play AP Zed?||// If you like off the meta stuff or you´re bored, this build is for you. The complicated level is somewhat high and you´re going to have some fun too. Obviously, in your first match it´s not going to be that easy, though.|
|Q: Seroius Talk, what ELO are you?||// I´m a proud Bronze player and if you want, we can play anytime. :D|
Farewell, Video Link, and Special Thanks
Thanks for spending your time reading this guide. I´m so glad you took some of your free time to see this. I hope this helped you and you can play AP Zed now. Farewell and we´ll see each other in the Fields of Justice. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, etcetera, feel free to comment and I will gladly answer.
Special Thanks to jhoijhoi for his How to make a Guide guide
Link to the guide here: AAAND HIS NAME IS JOOOOHN CENAAAAA!