Zed Build Guide by
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Threats to Zed with this build
Roaming to Other Lanes A.K.A. Ganking
When you gank as Zed it is always best to have your ult because Zed is very ult reliant. If you gank bot then you generally want to ask your bot lane if they have their summoner spells and it would also be very helpful if you asked your bot lane if they enemy has any of their summoner spells up. This will increase your chances of landing a successful gank at bot. When ganking bot make sure you always ult the ADC this will leave the support to 3v1 if technically speaking you didn't lose any one while ganking bot. And if the case is a 3v1 then trying to get towers then go walk to drag (if its up) and also secure the dragon. And you generally never want to gank top because if you do u lose all pressure bot and it might lead to the enemy team forcing a dragon and this could lead to a possible dragon for the enemy team because if you're top then it leaves your team to a 3v4.
In team fights zed is a very large threat to all squishy targets. In most cases you will want to ult the Attack Damage Carry (ADC) this is because if you do so this will decrease the enemies teams chances of winning a team fight. And when you ult the ADC you generally don't wanna just go charging through their front line the prime spot to go into the enemy team to get to the squishy would be by you flanking them and with the other 4 members of your ream engaging in the front end. When you sneak your way into the back its just mayhem you ult the ADC and you will generally still be fairly healthy, then you should switch your focus to the enemy mid lane if you do this correctly you should have whipped out the 2 main damage sources and from there on you and your team should win the fight 70% of the time.
Basic Lane Summary
Before level 1 u generally want to farm but if you are playing against a squishy champ with not a lot of health for example a Veigar or an Anivia then poke with your Q as much as possible level 1. As soon as you hit level 2 get your W and if you are against a melee champion such as Yasuo instead of getting W get your E. When you hit level 3 you generally want to start playing very aggressive the prime combo in lane would be W-E-Q-E and if you hit a good majority of your combo then go back to your W then E them and AA a few times. When zed hits 6 he becomes very dangerous, begin to poke your opponent down to about 60-50% HP then use your killing combo which would be W-W-R-E-Q-R-E and before you leave them to get killed from the mark of the ult ignite them for good measures if you know that the mark will not kill them.