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Zed Build Guide by WildKitten

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League of Legends Build Guide Author WildKitten

Mark Of The Shadows

WildKitten Last updated on December 13, 2014
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Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
3
8
10
12
13
Ability Key E
6
11
16
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 0



Threats to Zed with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
1
Twisted Fate Simply just wait till Twisted Fate has used his Picked A Card then harrass
1
Karthus Simply dodge most of Lay Waste and once you see an opening you can all in
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Introduction

Hi My name is TaIm I've played Zed since he first came out and I fell in love with him instantly. One thing to know about Zed is that Zed has high burst and really good jukes. Zed is a difficult champion but once you get in the hands of playing him you will learn him quickly. Zed is known for aiming down the squishies of the enemy team, he plays in Mid lane or Top lane.


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Pros/ Cons

Pros:
1. High Burst
2. Quick Assasination
3. Escapeable skills
4. Ult used for dodging skills.


Cons:
1. Can easily get messed up during ult
2. Has a bad escape when using W


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Runes

-Marks: 9 Armor penetration
-Seals: 8 Flat armor, 1 Armor per level
-Glyphs: 9 Scaling Cooldown Reduction
-Quintessence: 3 Quintessence of Attack Damage

These runes are used in high elo Diamond players
-The Armor pen is used to penetrate through the enemies armor which helps you with quick assasination
-With the seals you will gain a good amount of armor too sustain against ADC
-For Glyphs it helps you use your Skills quicker plus when you Shadow Slash it give an reduction
-For the quint the Attack Damage makes up the damage for your 9 Mark of Armor Pen


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Masteries

21/9/0
I get one point in Expose Weakness for the extra damage on his skills. So when trading with an enemy your skill's will do more than the enemies.


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Skill Order

R<W<Q<E<BOTRK
-Your Shuriken has the damage to make your Death Mark to do more damage
-Your Shadow Slash will slow the enemy when you use your shadow's and BOTRK
-Your Shadow allows you to do more skills so that it would be easier to burst. When using your Death Mark and Shadow, It gives you about 6 seconds to go back to it, you W (Shadow) has a distance but your Death Mark (R) doesn't.
-Another way too execute easier is auto (E) which makes it harder for your enemy too predict and easier too assasinate


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During lane

During the lane you want to land as much shurikens as possible, because the more you land the sooner you will get first blood. Usually you don"t want to trade at level 1 since you only have one skill in particular against poke type champs farm from a far until you see an opening. Against fighter type champs you have to land as much shurikens so that when he goes in for a trade you have to be ready for it. When in doubt when you are just a farm lane hit level 6 and roam to other lanes cause it not gonna anything for your team if you sit in your lane.


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When behind

If you are getting beat in lane the best option to do is farm under tower, don't push the lane,ward, and hope for a gank. Zed can easily come back into the game when he has his best item BOTRK.


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Team Fighting

In teamfights you ult the most squishiest champion in the back line. Since Zed has crazy mobility and fast assasinnation he can easily get in the back line and out. If you cannot reach the enemy ADC always aim for the APC or its next squishy target.


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Ending

Zed is a hard champion to master yet he is a champion to learn easily once you get down with him. He is the best assasin in the game as what I think. I was inspired to play Zed by Skt T1 Faker by outplaying Kt Ryu and most of his opponents in Solo Q and OGN

Good luck, See you in the Rift :D