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Zed Build Guide by Teg_

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Teg_

Teg's Guide to Zed for Top or Mid (Incomplete)

Teg_ Last updated on November 16, 2012
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Zed Build





Not Updated For Current Season

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

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 9


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Introduction

Hello. Welcome to my guide to the newest addition to The League, Zed. Master of Shadows.

This is a work in progress, and this is also the first build I've ever made, so bare with this :) (Don't expect many pictures. It won't look pretty, but the content is good.)

First off: I'd like to say how unique Zed is very unique. He is, what I consider, the first Pure AD energy-based champion. (But Teg! What about Lee Sin?!)

Lee Sin is also AD and Energy based, but many people agree Tanky/AD is the best for Lee Sin, while Zed isn't exactly tanky. The only item I recommend buying with him that gives added health is Frozen Mallet.

Secondly, Zed's ultimate is so awesome. It can really turn a fight quickly. However, I find most Zed players (especially new ones) tend to use it in the middle/at the end of a fight. That's a definite no-no. Use it to start the fight, or after your first wave of attacks (more on ability use later)


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Pros and Cons

Pros:

    Recently New, so people don't know to how play against him
    Great Assassin, can 1v1 most champions
    Strong Mid/Late game
    Best escape abilities

Cons:

    Weak Early Game
    Focused a lot (we'll talk about a way around that)
    Very reliant on a fully stacked BloodThirster


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In The Lane (Match Ups)

Zed is actually a great counter to a lot of strong, considered OP champions. Keep in mind these are from my plays, and I will do my best to analyze match ups, based on what I know.

Garen



I my opinion, Zed can directly counter Garen