Zed General Guide by xtwargodtx
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High Damage AD Pro asassin
Not Updated For Current Season
Welcome Guys to my first MOBAfire guide on Zed the master of the shadows. I hope you enjoy this guide and hope you do up vote. Please do not downvote without trying this guide out. Im also sorry about the spelling errors in this guide i am using my tablet to make this.
PS. Im only level 28 im sorry if you do not agree with my rune set up
Pros / Cons
His laning phase is very easy
Getting farm is very easy with his passive
Has a very nice burst
Very hard to get ganked by Junglers
Very squishy early on
Does not really have a good cc source
Zed has a pretty. Epic lore so do read it;
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.
My build for Zed is for a good burst early and late game. You usually want to start Zed with Boots and 3 health pots. Then get 2 doran's blades to get early game damage and for the passive for 10 health per hit giving you some nice sustain. I get a tier 2 boot after depending on my top lane enemy. After that I want to get a tiamat and a b.f sword then I like to get a ravenous hydra fpr aoe auto attcks ad stats and lifsteal a bloodthirster right after that for a bit for damage. Then a black cleaver for some armor pen health and damage. Right after a last whisper and a guardian angel should give you a good finish
Can't really say much about the masteries. I get the offensive masteries as AD then get the health for the Defensive masteries. Last but not least i take the flash cooldown reduction
My rune step up is just amied to make sure you have some tankiness with the 2 health quints. 1 AD quint gives you some nice damage. The marks i get are just for more AD damage. Seals for some armor and. Glyphs are just for magic resist.
Maxing Q will give you your maximum damage then E for a good burst W last for yoir shadow. And your ult when ever you can get it.