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Olaf Build Guide by Ashydes

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Ashydes

Olaf, the tank of pain. (Solo top)

Ashydes Last updated on May 28, 2012
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Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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Ability Key R





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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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

So Hi everyone, my name is Ashydes, i play in Nordic East server, and this is my first guide for my main solo top char - Olaf. So basically most of you guys don't ban Olaf, agh? Well that's a mistake, because, if you have a bad solo top vs Olaf, then you're probably going to loose the game. The type of solo top Olaf what i make is for early game dominance and for some damage and health, so you can easily kill your opponent.


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Items

So, why do we take doran's blade first? Because you need some extra damage, while adding 80 health plus 3% lifesteal, so you can do some 1v1 with your solo top champ opponent.
Frozen mallet for chasing,
Warmogs armor for durability,
Thornmail for tanking well,
Zekes herald for you, when you do 1v1 with any other opponent, cause Olaf is extremely good when low health.
Phantom dancers to chase down your target and for 1v1 basically.
Atma's Impaler is for 1v1 too, because you kinda will want to do some damage too.
And Randuin's Omen for chasing, slowing and helping your team in teamfights.


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Runes

I take Greater Glyph of Vitality for extra health in early game, because you will want more durability in teamfights, right?

Greater Mark of Strenght for some extra damage in early game.

Greater Seal of Fortitude for big health boost in start.

And Great Quintessence of Resilience for more armor.


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Masteries

For more damage, i take 21/9/0, because in 1v1 fights early, you might want to have more health and damage. But, you can take 9/21/0 Maximizing your health and taking a little bit of damage.


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Skill Sequence

Best skill for Olaf might be Reckless swing, because it deals 340 true damage, when you max it.

Second you finish Vicious strikes for duels and teamfights, because you will need short boost of lifesteal after all.

Undertow is the second spell i take because you will need to chase down your target. But max it last, because Reckless swing and Vicious strikes are more imporant skills.


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Summoner Spells

I take exhaust and ignite, because you will need to kill someone even though you will be in a 2v1 battle, or in a duel.

An alternative is Ghost and ignite for chasing and finishing.

But you can take Heal and Flash too, for longer fights and getting away.


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Farming

You must get every minion that you can, so in mid game you can dominate your opponents.

If you have somebody like Pantheon or Riven vs you, then don't be afraid, unless they're fed.


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Unique Skills

Mostly all Olaf solo top builds are bad, cause they don't make Olaf so durable.

I wanted to create such an Olaf solo top tank build, that can do 1v1, and tank in teamfights. So i made this one, cause in my opinion, it's good.

You need to understand people, that solo top is a tank lane!


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Summary

Well, i'll hope that this build will help you and i will try to make better guides, because this was my first one. Overall, this build is good, if you get it fast or at normal time with normal score. But, if you are fed, then gg, Victory! Thanks for watching my guide, and if you have any questions, i will like to answer them, any recommendations, i will accept them. See you!