Olaf Build Guide by MeAndOnlyI
Mastery Tree Is Outdated
WARNING: These masteries are still using the old tree and have not been updated to the new tree by the guide author. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.
I have tried Greater Mark of Desolation but I feel that it is unnecessary due to his true damage and I feel like his Ultimate passive gives him enough Armor Pen.
With this Runes Page set up and masteries you will have 19 extra attack damage at level 1 making your last hitting/exchange LEGIT!
This build works extremely well against a fed AP mid game, Fed AD Range mid game, Fed Jungle Mid game. You can also 3vs1 with this build easily I cant guarantee you will survive but yes you can take one or two with you depending on how they kite you.
-Start up if you are laning against a heavy ad like xin,lee,udyr it might be best to grab cloth armor and 5 health potions first just so you can stay in lane faster and farm up.
Trinity-force for the movement speed,slow, and the proc on Sheen. Wriggle's Lantern if you need more sustain/ward during laning phase. Buy your boots according to who you are laning against or if you need more Magic resist or Armor. Making him more tanky is useless for a number of reasons.
1. He is not a target late game.
2. His Ultimate gives him 60 mr/armor at level 3 granting about 170 Mr/Armor total with this build.
3. You are usually the last man standing.
4. MOM sword Maw of Malmortius gives you extra 400 Magic Damage Absorption.
5. Wriggles Lantern and a low Hp Olaf with his Vicious Strike on makes you heal your Hp back up while Mom is giving you enough attack damage.
Late Game Just go ahead and sell your Lantern and pick up a The Bloodthirster or Infinity Edge. Yes Infinity Edge. Or if you're team is doing enough damage that you are the tank feel free to grab Guardians Angel. I hardly grab this item due to me always carrying and putting out the best Damage output early/mid/late game.
Why Trinity Force and not Frozen Mallet. Frozen Mallet does give you more hp but the benefits of Trinity Force is much more worth it imo. The attack speed combine with you being low health and having vicious strike up with Wriggles lantern you will just basically heal up all your health back causing you to win fights. The Sheen proc with your spammable Undertow and Reckless Swing will basically increased your attack damage by 150% each proc. Also the movement speed Zeal gives out and critical combined with your last Item Infinity Edge and Atma's Impaler giving you enough critical chance to hit extremely hard and be able to chase enemies with the movement speed and the Phage proc with your Undertow even if you do missed your Undertow just run towards them, land an auto attack and you have 25% chance of slowing your enemy. Trust me. Players will run away from an Olaf. Specially with this build is designed to keep away enemy carries out of team fights just as what a top bruisers job should be.
Only buy Shurelya's Reverie If they have a bunch of escapes like Ahri or if they have a good Alistar pushing you out. Pop Shurelya's Reverie+ Ghost+ Ragnarok chase the living hell outta them. I usually do this keeping there AD range and AP mid out of the teamfight while my team beats on there support/top/jungle. As long as you keep there damage away, you are guarantee to win the teamfight.
The lower health you are with this build the harder you hit.
Maxing his Reckless Swing first because it deals true damage. You can max out your Undertow 2nd if you are against a Singed or Nidalee or someone who runs in general. But if you need more sustain for not getting Wriggle's Lantern feel free to max out your Vicious Strike 2nd.
Creeping / Jungling
Jungle Route :Start at wolves>blue>wraiths>double Golems>Red>wraiths>wolves then go back.
At level one Grab your Undertow first. Spam it on the wolves. Then head to blue repeat, you will be level two during this time you have two choices. Gank a lane and grab Reckless Swing or go head to wraiths and grab Vicious Strike. If you choose to gank its always better to tell your teammate to bait it, meaning they have to initiate first.
Ignite/ Ghost I find works extremely well with him ignoring unit collision making you chase your enemy to their death also the mastery giving ghost 35% more movement speed. Teleport Ghost If you want to have more presence in other lanes or if you just want to afk farm top. Flash. tried doesn't work well. You have to be up close and personal to do anything.
Pros / Cons
-Can 2vs1 Easily maybe 3vs1.
-Tons of damage if low health.
-Scary during mid game.
-Can keep there carries out.
-Not so tanky.
That's the only problem I have with him.
During a team fight I suggest not to go in first. Make your jungle or support if they are offtanks go first. When the enemy carries gets close enough for you to land your Undertow. Use your Ghost+ Ulti and Shurelya's Reverie if you bought one and just get up on there face they will be force to attack you and kite you but its inevitable once you land that auto attack. Don't even protect your carries you wont do enough damage to kill there bruisers just go for the carries.
19 Attack Damage at level one you shouldnt have problems last hitting. Don't auto attack or push out your lane if you don't have ghost up. Just do the general laning phase. Only push the lane if you want the lane to reset or if you have killed the opponent to deny him from farm/exp.
Lantern will also help u steal there enemy jungle red sometimes catch him off guard and u can pick up a kill.
-Try to throw your Undertow on the direction you think your opponent might run towards too so you can pick it up on the way to throw it again.
-DO NOT use your Reckless Swing if you are below 25% hp! Just activate your Vicious Strike and auto attack!
-During Laning phase If they try to harass you just Undertow+ Reckless Swing and back away. However, if they are committing to the fight (which is hardly) or if they're jungler is near just kite them. Run away Reckless Swing run away and Reckless Swing again until they are low enough that you can take on both of them. You have your Ultimate so Nocturne red buff/fear doesn't do anything!
-Watch out of IGNITES! it is not a CC so your Ultimate cant stop it.
- Alistar counters the fk outta you during team fights so watch out.
How to beat Olaf in laning!
Don't try to 1vs1 him. What you can do is poke him around. Meaning if you are playing someone like Jax just activate your Counter Strike then Leap Strike then Empower then stun him and run away that way he cant use his true dmg on you. Just repeat until he is low. However if you are playing a different champion It is best to use minions to your advantage bait him to your minion wave and fight him inside your minion wave's range that way your minion will attack him aiding you. Junglers also play a big role in shutting down an Olaf. If his ghost or flash is down ask your jungler to camp top his ulti cant always save him if you guys are putting too much damage.
Champions that counter Olaf top lane:
These champions counter Olaf just because of their kiting abilities making it harder for him to win exchanges against you. However, Udyr Tiger Stance just shreds Olaf, Udyr also has his Turtle Stance for life steal making him hard champion to beat.
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