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Olaf the Vi-king!

Last updated on March 19, 2016
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Introduction!



Hello! My name is Exultation in LoL and I am a Silver 3 player, I've mastered Olaf so I'm creating this guide to show you how to stomp and dominate top lane with Olaf the Vi-king!

First of all, I have 200k Champion Points on Olaf and I've been using him since the start of Season 5!

Olaf is a viking that rapes most enemies in top lane, his Q is a harass tool, W for sustain, E for bursting enemies, and R for chasing and dueling {also used for escapes}.






Olaf - The Bearded Madman
Garen? No problem!

Jungler ganking potential: Medium, if axe misses, there's a little chance that the gank will fail.
Speciality: Destroying tanks, diving, and assasinating ADRs without being bursted.
Explanation:Olaf is a tanky champion with a strong burst, Olaf is good at diving enemies in the turret because of Ragnarok's bonus movement speed for a brief time. Destroys most tanks because of Reckless Swing, Olaf has intense sustain because of Vicious Strikes, and poking potential from Undertow, he gets increasingly hard to kill if he has low health because of Berserker Rage and the sustain from Vicious Strikes combined with Ragnarok.





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Build Explanation

I separated the explanation from the Build chapter because it would look bad, I tried.

Magic Resist
You need to rush spirit's cowl and build Spirit Visage, after that, buy Mercury Treads, and then Maw of Malmortius [you can buy hexdrinker first and finish Maw of Malmortius later but that is optional], then buy Locket of the Iron Solari for tankiness, build Guardian Angel next to revive at teamfights and lastly, The Black Cleaver for a bit of damage and health.

Health
Rush The Black Cleaver for a bit of damage, then buy Ninja Tabi, buy Titanic Hydra for attack damage and health, Sterak's Gage is crucial to this build, as you need it to dive on teamfights, but it still built fourth, buy Frozen Mallet for intense health and stickiness, then finally, buy Spirit Visage for magic resist, health and increased healing from all sources.

Damage
Go for Ravenous Hydra for lifesteal and attack damage, this is your main item on your build as it provides a large amount of attack damage, provides "Cleave" passive, and deals high damage to surrounding enemies, buy ninja tabi, then rush Blade of the Ruined King for attack speed and attack damage and slightly increased lifesteal, go for The Bloodthirster, it packs a ton of damage and intense sustain, buy Trinity Force last.

Attack Speed
Buy Blade of the Ruined King for early game attack speed, then Berserker's Greaves, build Guinsoo's Rageblade for increasing attack speed, like Relentless Assault, go for Ravenous Hydra, of course you're not going all-in attack speed as you need sustain, buy Sterak's Gage so you can dive enemies in teamfight and last longer in duels, and finally, Wit's End for magic resist and attack speed.


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Runes


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Masteries

[CURRENTLY UPDATING MY MASTERIES. I'LL ADD IT HERE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AS I GET A CHANCE TO SCREENSHOT IT :)]


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Pros/Cons

Pros

+ Can build tanky items while being able to burst down ADC's
+ Has Undertow for poking.
+ Has true damage from Reckless Swing.
+ Immunity to CC's from Ragnarok.
+ Destroys even the most tankiest champ.
+ Has that manly, and mean beard.
+ OP sustain from Vicious Strikes
Olaf is a very tanky champion that rips off most tanks, he can build tank items while being able to burst down ADCs, his Undertow is a very good poke, because of his Reckless Swing, he can destroy most tanks, even Garen, Darius, Rammus, No problem! His Vicious Strikes is his dueling bread and butter, grants intense sustain and fast attack speed, Ragnarok grants him IMMUNITY TO DISABLES which is used to counter Riven, Pantheon, and etc. Berserker Rage turns him increasingly difficult to kill.


Cons
-No viable escape except Ragnarok which has high cooldown
-Offers no CCs but slow only from Undertow.
-Can be easily kited if axe misses or if not activated Ragnarok.
-Prone to ganks.
-Gank has a chance of failure if axe misses.
-Damages himself with Reckless Swing.
-High cooldown Vicious Strikes.
- Undertow is narrow and slightly hard to master and aim.
Olaf may be tanky, but he can be easily kited if Undertow misses, or if Ragnarok is in cooldown, he is prone to ganks and long range harasses, like Razor Shuriken, Thundering Shuriken, and Steel Tempest's 3rd cast. He can be easily bursted down by Vayne because of Silver Bolts' true damage. Reckless Swing costs health and if you went full AD, it would cost 115 health. Undertow has high mana cost and you need to spam it so you can deny your enemy in top lane.


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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence Order

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

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We may want to max Undertow first as it's your poking tool and used for harassing enemies, upgrade Ragnarok if possible, secondly, max out Reckless Swing to initiate duels and last hitting minions, max out Vicious Strikes last.


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Spells

Summoner Spell


Why you should take this



// You need Teleport to quickly get back into your lane if your enemy is pushing, or go in teamfights. You also need Ghost for chasing enemies and escaping, this is a more viable choice than Flash.


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Summary

Annnndddd, Olaf is a very tanky viking which bursts down ADCs easy and can dive most champions {little chance of failure to Yasuo.} He can stomp most tanks in top and prone to poking projectiles like Razor Shuriken, and Steel Tempest. I hope you liked my guide and would appreciate any feedback! Anyways my username in LoL is Exultation, thanks for taking your time to read this guide as I had a very fun time writing this guide, I will add the changelog soon, add the screenshots and put the champion threats. ciao :).


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