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Zed Build Guide by AonoTsukune

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League of Legends Build Guide Author AonoTsukune

Zed - The Master of Shadows (Ranked/Toplane)

AonoTsukune Last updated on November 16, 2012
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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

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Hi everyone, I'm Aono, and this is my first Guide on Mobafire and it is about the new Champion Zed. I worked hard to make a good guide and I would aprreciate some feedback that you guys may provide. If there are any mistakes tell me in the comments.
Note that this guide is aimed to play him in ranked games, providing awesome damage but also survivability. Enjoy


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Masteries

Masteries
1/5
3/5
4/1
4/5
4/1
1/1
3/1
1/
2/5
2/1
4/1
1/1

I like to go 21/9/0 on Zed. It's the best way to get the so much wanted damaged output you need to successfully play this champion. The 9 points in the defensive tree make sure you got some survivability early game.


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Runes

Runes

Greater Mark of Attack Damage
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
3


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Summoner Spells




Flash: Let's you double jump combined with Living Shadow


Ignite: Provides extra damage to finish off enemies


Exhaust: Useful against strong bullies and in Teamfights


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Ability Explanation

  • Contempt for the Weak: This passive makes lasthitting a piece of cake. Adds 6/8/10% of the targets Max HP as magic damage on an auto attack when the target is below 50% health (once within 10 seconds on the same target).
  • Razor Shuriken: Your main harrassing tool as you can spam it from a safe range.
  • Living Shadow: This is my favorite ability of Zed. It's passive gives you 5% increased Attack Damage for every time you level it up. On cast you summon a shadow in any direction you want which mimics your other skills (can be tricky with Razor Shuriken so you might want to practice this first). Can be Reactivated to switch position with the shadow (hence a free flash).
  • Shadow Slash: On activation deals a nice amount of AoE damage. Also if your Shadows [[Shadow Slash] hits an enemy he will be slowed
  • Death Mark: You dash to your target enemy and cast a shadow behind him and mark the enemy. The mark will explode after 3 seconds and deal high amounts of damage.


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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18


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Max out Razor Shuriken first as it is our main damage tool. Next is Living Shadow as it gives us more damage on everything we do due to its passive. We invest one point early in Shadow Slash for the slow but max it last.


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Items

Item Sequence











Frozen Mallet
3100

The Bloodthirster
3700

Guardian Angel
2400

Maw of Malmortius
3250

Youmuu's Ghostblade
2900
  • :If your enemies got high cc or/and strong magic damage use these
  • : If the enemy team doesn't have high cc and their AP carry didnt get fed then the Ninja Tabi should be your choice
  • : Provides you with a slow on each hit and makes you survive way longer in fights
  • : More damage and sustain. No explanation needed!
  • : You get focused alot? Not anymore
  • : That's a nice amount of extra AD and you get a spellshield
  • : Armor pen, Cooldown reduction and a nice active ability
  • : In case your enemies stack armor sell the Ghostblade and get Last Whisper to mow them all down


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Teamfights

In a teamfight you want to go for the squishy high damage targets first. Close in with your Livingshadow if you are a bit too far away, then use Death Mark on the enemy you want to burst down. While the mark is upon your enemy use Shadow Slash to slow the enemy to make sure you hit with your Razor Shuriken. Now the mark will trigger and add ridicolous amounts of damage to your foe.


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Closing Statements

Thanks to jhoijhoi for the awesome guide on making guides! check it out here

Updates will be coming whenever anything changes. Also thanks in advance for feedback, be it positive or negative. A final thanks for reading this guide, i hope it helped you in one way or the other. Have fun playing Zed and have great success with him!