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Olaf - Frontline Bruiser (jungler)

Last updated on October 29, 2011
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Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 9

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Ive been playing Junglaf for quite a while, and ít seems as a great way to play him for plenty of reasons:

Olaf is an extremely fast jungler
His CC only requires good aim and tactics, no mana and barely any cooldowns.
The true damage he can deal with reckless swing may not seem as much at first due to it only being 340 with 5 seconds cooldownm, but it is actually amazing and it also allows you to manage your HP: The more you use it, the faster you attack.
If he is bursted when at full hp, it just gives the enemy team more trouble if you can out-tank their damage with your tremmendous lifesteal.

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Items and Runes

The rune setup i use is pretty standard for a mana-based offense offtank:

Quints of Desolation (armor penetration)
Reds of Desolation (m0ar armor penetration)
Yellows of Resiliense (flat armor)
Blues of Shielding (MRes/level)

The items i usually use are:

Jungle gear at start (armor and 5 pots)
Madreds Razor (very important)
Berserkers greaves
wiggles lantern

After that i tend to follow 2 patterns, varying on how fast i will recieve the damage (that is, if they have bursts, burst assassins or the kind of ranged squishies/lifesteak-tank assassins)

Defensive (anti burst):
...Frozen Mallet, Atmas, Warmogs, Yomumu

Offensive (anti dps):
...Trinity, Atmas, Warmogs... now either another warmogs or bloodthirster, depending on how the team is acting (2 warmogs for being the front line bruiser, bloodthirster for being a deadly 1 vs 1(or even 1 vs 2))

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Jungle Route

My jungle route is a little bit different and risky, but is safer, faster and is a lot better after you Pill back to base to get madreds. Here is how it goes:


    Enemy side Blue Golem
    Enemy side Wolf Camo

    Your side twin golems (use smite)
    Your side wraiths (focus the big one 1st :D )

by then if i remember corretly, you should have at least 700 gold or so. If you dont, take your side wolf camp.

After that it is pretty obvious:
    Your side red
    Clean up the jungle in this quarter

    Your side blue (refresh buff)
    Insert gank here

    Their side golems
    Their side wraights

after that you BP, buy stuff, then just roam the jungle annihilating every camp and occasionally gank.

At level 9, if you have wiggles lantern and berserkers, you can solo the dragon

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Skill Sequence

I start off taking Vicious Strikes to help me and solo blue golem
After that i take Undertow to do a lil more dps by throwing it at melle range
Then i take another level in Vicious Strikes
Another level in undertow AND LEAVE IT AT LEVEL 2!!!
Then i level up Reckless swing up to level 3
Then i level Vicious strikes, then another reckless swing, vicous strikes, reckless swing, so they are level 5.
AND finally, undertow

obviously, level ulti any time possible