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Olaf Build Guide by Tunechai

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Tunechai

Stand back from the eye of the storm

Tunechai Last updated on June 16, 2013
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Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
3
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Honor Guard
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pickpocket
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nimble
 
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Hi guys this is my fourth build i've made and thise is going to be my first build for a champion on summoner's rift in this guide you'll learn how to play olaf in the top lane. Leave some comments on how i can improve my guides report any bugs if you enjoy the guide like it and leave a comment on another champion guide i should make. Enjoy :) also side note i'm going to be making most if not all my guides purely on my ipod only if anyone wants to know how to make a mobafire guide using their ipod/ipad/iphone/tablet/etc leave a comment.


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Pros / Cons

pros
+tanky

+nukes champions with true damage

+hard to counter

+has natural sustain
cons
-his true damage nuke costs health

-can nearly kill yourself if you don't be careful
Reckless Swing


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Masteries

I like to put most of my points in the defensive tree because your going to be using [reckless swing] a lot since it costs health but if you know what your doing go ahead and put those points in the offense tree

Put points into [veteran's scars] since reckless swing costs health

Put points into [relentless] and [tenacious] so that your enemies can't cc you and get more damage off when you poke them with reckless swing


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Runes

I take greater mark of armor penetration so you can deal more damage

I take Greater Seal of Armor so enemies wint return as much damage to you

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist just in case you go against a caster top lane

greater quintessence of armor penetration is nice in early game but i normally use Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed


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Spells

I normally take these spells

Ignite so that you can finish iff enemies that run

Ghost to meep up with fast movers at level 1

Flash you can take it but i prefer ghost


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Olaf's abilities

Berserker Rage its really clutch early on because of the attack speed bonus from it

Undertow its nice to poke with if your getting harrassed too much and cant get close enough to use reckless swing max this first. If not then max it second

Vicious Strikes this is nice to use when your low on health because of the lifesteal and spellvamp on it. I normally max this last

Reckless Swing this is olaf's best ability in tbe kit it does true damage and doesn't cost mana but it hurts you more than your enemy if your not stacking health. I normally max this first.

[ragnarok] this is a toned down master yi ultimate but instead of the speed bonus it grants magic resist armor and armor pen which stacks nice with your runes.


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Skill sequence

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


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Synergies/countered by

synergies
+champions with lots of cc

+champions that buy support auras

+champions that can heal
countered by
-enmies with lots of burst damage

- enemies with stuns/snares his ult only stops slows

-enemies with silences


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Items

I always try and get a Frozen Mallet as soon as possible

The boots i buy vary based on what the enemy has

I usually buy Randuin's Omen to counter AD champions on enemy team.

Blade of the Ruined King is great because of its active which steals movement from enemies

The situational items i normally end up grabbing Maw of Malmortius or Atma's Impaler
Be ause bith items scale on health


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Tips and tricks

HOW TO PREVENT GANKS AND GET GANKS

Let your jungler gank don't do stupid things like pushing the lane all the way to the enemy turret or start trying to run straight into te enemies face while they're running away. To set it up try some of the following:

what to do
+let the enemy push

+pretend you left the lane start to recall and if you enemy moves back go into the bush in the river and wait there with your jungle

+if you recall and the enemy knows it come at them from the river with your jungler

+see if you can get the top laner to use whatever escape spells they use Ghost Flash then ask your jungler to gank so you have a better chance to catch them

+buy wards and if yiu have extra gold buy a vision ward to counter enemy wards

+call MIA when your top lane opponent leaves lane even if they are at base it doesn't mean they won't go to another lane and gank because calling MIA doesn't only help your team it benefits you even more because it keeps the enemy top laner from getting ahead.

+guard your jungler's buff when it spawns at level 1 if your jungler starts at the elder lizard guard the ancient golem buff until he's close it helps keep the enemy jungler from ganking your team as hard

+if you can place at least ONE ward in enemy jungle if your in top lane try and place it near the enemy elder lizard so you have a good idea of where the enemy jungler is and what items and buffs they have.

+make your enemy think he's in control they'll lush aggresively and your jungler will gank them

+be sure you buy wards

+steal the enemy's jungle when you can

+gank other lanes when you can to relief your jungler
what not to do
-do not push the lane if your jungler is going to gank

-letting the enemy jungle steal the blue buff will really screw with your jungle

-feeding the enemy jungle or enemy top lane

-building improperly against enemy top laner

-tower diving before your strong enough to

-not ganking other lanes when you can

-not stealing enemy jungle when you can

-not buying wards will get you ganked


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Summary

Olaf is a viable pick for top la e and when played by tbe right person he's considered op
Hes very tanky and can nuke nearly any champions especially fiddlesticks his true damage is nice against tanks early game.


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Frequently asked questions

Q:what are the risks to playing olaf
A: his Reckless Swing costs health and he won't get the full effect from his Berserker Rage if he's bursted down

Q:whats stats should i focus on when playing olaf
A:i focus on health and attack damage since his main ability scales off health

Q:who dies olaf counter
A:olaf counters all squishy champs early game he also counters enemies that stack armor hard early game because of his true damage.

Q:what riles can olaf play
A: Olaf can be AD offtank or a tank he could be played as a carry if fed but if your not stacking health he becomes too squishy.

Q:what lanes can olaf effectively play in
A:olaf can go top lane or jungle and maybe bottom lane.


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Changelog

0.6.16.13: GUIDE IS PUBLISHED :)