Zed Build Guide by mspielmann10
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This is my very first guide at Mobafire. Until this time I have only read guides and fallowed them, but now when I found another build on champion which benefits on him, I wanted to share my playstyle and build to LoL public, because it's awarding. I played with Zed couple of times at start and I really thought that he's pretty underpowered until about playing 20 - 30 games with him, I found perfect build which really fits to my playstyle. The reason was that he required a lot of skill and I didn't really feel that Zed fits on current meta. Every top countered me, as jungler ganks were terrible and the only thing what I was doing was feeding. After practicing more and more I really started to enjoy playing with him and crushing enemies. So I hope this guide will improve your playstyle or my recommended build will make you achieve kills without dying.
Zed is the first ninja in 200 years to unlock the ancient, forbidden ways. He defied his clan and master, casting off the balance and discipline that had shackled him all his life. Zed now offers power to those who embrace knowledge of the shadows, and slays those who cling to ignorance.
An orphan, Zed was taken in and trained by a great ninja master. Only one other student appeared to be Zed's equal - the master's son, Shen. It seemed Zed could never win the favor of the master, as every match between the rivals ended in a draw. Frustrated and jealous, he sought an advantage. The young ninja ventured into a sealed part of the clan's temple, where he found an ornate, foreboding box. Sensing the dark knowledge within, Zed knew he should not open it, but he peered inside nonetheless. In an instant, shadows touched his mind, revealing techniques that had long been hidden. Now armed with a secret edge, he challenged Shen, and this time he defeated the master's son. He expected praise and recognition in his moment of victory, but somehow the master knew Zed had used forbidden ways, and banished him.
Humiliated, the young ninja wandered for years. His bitterness turned to ambition, and he began to train others in the style of the shadows. As his power grew, so did his circle of followers, but he knew that without the box, his technique would never be perfect. One day, Zed looked at his followers and saw that his students were now an army. He led them back to the temple to claim his prize. At the gates, he was surprised to find the old master waiting, receiving Zed and his disciples as if they were welcome guests. The old man laid his sword at Zed's feet, declaring that he had failed Zed as his master. By banishing his former student, the master had doomed Zed to the shadows, instead of leading him to the balanced path. The old man implored Zed to enter the temple, destroy the box, and lead his followers to balance. The dark ninja followed the master inside. Moments later, the assembled ninjas heard Zed cry out in pain. Mysteriously, he emerged unscathed, and threw the severed head of the master at Shen's feet. Screaming in rage, Zed commanded his followers to slaughter the master's students and seize the box.
That day, the old ninja order fell. Though many students died, some escaped thanks to Shen's heroic efforts. Now the temple is a dark training ground for the Order of the Shadow. Zed rules as the Order's master, and his edict is simple: perfect one's technique, and kill all ninjas who refuse to embrace the shadows.
"Balance is a lie - we are the true ninjas."
After taking red buff:
If you have more than %50 hp, go gank the bot lane or the mid lane.
If you dont have enough hp, go back to your base and gank the bot lane or the mid lane.
Try to leave kills to your carries. Do NOT forget, your job is to ASSIST your team to make them stronger. Your job is NOT farming. You should help your team mates all the time but do not waste your time while wating for a gank. If you can gank, just go in. If you can not gank, do NOT wait.
1) Try to leave kills to your carries.
2) Buy wards to prevent counter-jungling.
3) Buy wards to counter enemy jungler.
4) If you see an enemy ganking a lane and you are close to them, go help your team mates.
5) If you see an enemy ganking a lane and you are far from them, go steal their jungle monsters.
6) If you steal their monsters, leave the weak ones alive. So, their jungler can't farm.
7) Tell your team mates about your plans.
8) PING before ganking.
9) If you see an enemy champion pushed a lane, go gank him.
10) Keep an eye on the mini map ALL THE TIME.
11) Prefer to gank SQUISHY champions. Do NOT focus on SUPPORTS and TANKS.
12) If the dragon is up, try to kill it ASAP.