Zed Build Guide by xtermin8
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Zed is a high burst damage with ad, so you need to build just that. His shuriken got nerfed hard cuz it does less damage if you hit an enemy and hit another, it will do less damage to the second one that got hit. That wont matter if u actually finish this build. Zed's e slows the enemy IF they are hit by the shadow. If u and the shadow hit the same enemy with the shadow slash, it won't do extra damage. Zed's shadow and q together are your main skills to juke them. If u miss them, run away IMMEDIATELY because it has a long cooldown. His passive I like. If an enemy champion is below 50% health Zed's living shadow will basic attack the champion if he/she is low health
Pros / Cons
high burst ad
can dodge abilites with living shadow and ult (not all)
can burst down tanks
can turret dive easily (tell u why later)
really squishy (can die easily)
weak in early game (levels 1-5)
easy to harass (except when you buy doran's shield)
vulnerable to die when trying to go all out on a tank (ganks or bait)
runes are straight forward. some defense and some ad, simple.
Greater Mark of Armor Pentetration x9 (+1.28 Armor Penetration)
Greater Seal of Armor x9 (+1.41 Armor)
Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist x9 (+0.15 MR per lv) 2.7 at lv 18
Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage x3 (+2.25 Attack Damage)
This gives u plenty of damage and life steal i personally like it on zed
This gives u some armor penetration in the early game. It is good if the enemy is starting to build armor against u
This gives u a little damage but a lot of armor penetration. It is expensive and i dont recommend buying this until the late game
This is only good if u have the infinity edge. It gives u more attack speed to life steal.
This is good only after the phantom dancer. Once u get it tho it is practically gg for the enemy team.
This gives u a second chance ^_^
This makes u more tanky for top lane. It is pretty good but i like zed without this item.
This gives u more movement speed to gank on another lane. I also dont recommend it because u need more damage to gank than movement speed.
This increases ur ult damage a lot and gives u life steal.
This also gives u more life steal and increases ult damage and easy to farm. I dont recommend getting this in the early game cuz ur still weak.
This is my favorite on zed. After using and ability, it will do more damage on ur basic attack.
just spam your abilites to farm an harass. it won't matter when some one catches u spamming it, just save it up so u can kill a champion. after lv 2 shadows and q to harass. after level 3, dont be scared to use your shadows to e and q. sometimes i like to have fun so i place a shadow in the mid bush and hide in another bush on top lane. i q, they face check one of them. If they face check my bush, i switch with my shadow and e. If they face check my shadow's bush, I e. Just use your q and e to farm.
For summoner spells I take teleport and flash.
Ok, this is a little different from top lane since top is the longest lane and mid is the shortest. Do NOT spam your abilites. If you are doing very well, the jungler will come to gank when you are off guard and it's GG. If you are doing well recall and shop and lettem push mid so u can kill them.
For summoner spells I take flash and ignite.
THE POKE COMBO (LV 2)
place living shadowand throw shuriken
THE POKE COMBO (LV 3)
place living shadow , shadow slash and throw shuriken then u CAN shadow slash again
THE DODGE POKE COMBO (LV 2-3)
place living shadow shadow slash (lv 3) throw shuriken teleport to shadow with w if needed to dodge (this has to be done very fast) and shadow slash (if enemy champion is near)
THE POKE COMBO (LV6 WITH ULT ALL OUT COMBO) WITH ENEMY STAYING IN THE SAME SPOT
ult shadow slash shuriken blade of the ruined king active (botrk) ravenous hydra (rh) ur w living shadow behind them and teleport to it to dodge, ult again to teleport to shadow and dodge again, flash if u want and AA.
THE POKE COMBO (LV 6 WITH ULT ALL OUT COMBO) CHASING ENEMY CHAMPION
ult shadow slash shuriken blade of the ruined king active (botrk) ravenous hydra (rh) throw ur w living shadow to chase them and AA if u are caught in a bait press ur ult and teleport back to ur ult's shadow
Zed is a high burster who is also squishy. The builds I gave u guys plz plz plz try it in a custom first. Co op is fine but in a custom 1v1 a bot and get fed off of them. Thats y i recommend playing in a custom first. And thats all add me xtermin8 ^_^.