Olaf Build Guide by REnagr
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DPS off tank
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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 Olaf with this build
|Irelia||You directly counter Irelia in this lane. Poke her with Undertow until she has to leaves lane. If she doesn't, kill her.|
|Nasus||Nasus has a very weak early game and Olaf is one of the best champions in denying farm. You should be fighting him constantly early game when he is weakiest. Make sure when you fight him there is no way he can fight you back without dying, you don't want to give him free kills so he can get back into the game. Also you should keep on eye on him lane, do your best to not let him farm by himself.|
Hello and welcome to another guide of mine's. This time around we will be focusing on Olaf. A viking focused on throwing axes at his enemies repeatedly.
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Inspirations and Suggestions
1-12-2014- Guide started and published
1-13-2014- Added points into Second Wind as requested from comments.
1-13-2014- Fixed spelling error in Pros/Cons section.
1-13-2014- Added "Backdooring with Olaf" section.
1-14-2014- Added matchup section (STILL IN CONSTRUCTION)
7-14-2014- Sorry guys its sad but I cant manage to finish the guide due to a lot of work I have to do and a loss of interest I League of Legends. Hopefully you guys can understand that. Finally enjoy the build at the unfinished guide if you want to.
8-19-2015 Found time to revamp the guide, will work on it from time to time when I have the time.
8-22-15 Added new parts to the lane opponents.
8-23-15 Added more champions to lane opponents.
Pros / Cons
Reckless Swing can easily kill you while getting bursted early game
Has a ton of mana issues early game
Has high amount of burst to use on ADC's and AP mids
Ragnarok is a very good ultimate for a tanky champion
Olaf's Undertow is basically a perma-slow if used correctly
E max isn't as good as it once was, they nerfed E so its better to max Q for the burst damage and the perma slow if you can land it constantly. With the Q max you can on the ADC forever until there dead. Its basically a watered down version of Hecarim , except no CC can effect him, true damage, and a perma-slow.
E is still good as ever early game but again Undertow is just better as of right now.
Greater Mark of Attack Damage
Greater Seal of Armor
Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
This runes are flat AD,flat ARMOR,and flat MR reds,yellows,and blues. These function great for Olaf as he is DPS off-tank that scales AD. But since he's a tank he needs to be able to take damage for the rest of his team. But also if hes team is lacking in damage Olaf can come in and save the day with a couple of Reckless Swings and a number of will thrown Undertows. Also you don't have too follow my path and play Olaf with this runes (even though I highly recommend it) you have a choice to use the runes you have set up for yourself. Just wanted to let you know that.
Last hitting in this game is core and will result to you being ahead of your laning opponent and giving your team the advantage. If you don't know how too last hit then go in bots and practice to last hit without runes or masteries with any champion. Do this before you start to play every single day. This will improve your last hitting more overtime.
Backdooring doesn't as you might think, sure what Xpeke looks easy but it takes an immense amount skill to do it like that. You need to make sure you weren't spotted by a ward, need to make sure the other team is not in the base when you attempt to backdoor. With Olaf it gets easier to back door because of his ult and and because he is AD. Make sure you see all FIVE players of the enemy team or know where they are at before you attempt to backdoor. Since you should have Teleport this will make it way easier then without teleport because of wards etc.
If you need some help understand how Olaf is played you should watch some gameplay.
Here are some videos and video guides that explain what an Olaf should do that I recommend you watch.
ZionSpartan's Olaf vs T8
Dyrus's guide to Olaf
Olaf VS ADC
None of these videos are mine and all belong to their respective owners.