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Zed Build Guide by meastroke

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League of Legends Build Guide Author meastroke

Zed, what to do after the item changes

meastroke Last updated on June 26, 2014
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Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
3
8
10
12
13
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 0



Threats to Zed with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Katarina this should be a walk in the park, everytime she jumps on you, just E her back and AA if you can, if she ults you, ult her, you'll negate a big part of her damage this way and return your own.
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Introduction

hi, my name is Maestroke and i am currently Gold 2. my favorite champion is Zed and since the Bork changes in patch 4.10, i decided to try a different road which i really liked, the Hydra>Youmuu's combo might be more expensive, but it will allow you to stick to targets and deal a lot of damage, Bork is still worth getting on Zed imo, but just not as first item. so i decided to make a Zed guide to see what you all think of this build path. This is my first guide so bare with me


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Runes

the runes are quite standard, AD marks, AR seals, MR/LVL glyphs and AD quints. the glyphs can be swapped out for Flat MR or CDR if you prefer that. i recommend not taking AR pen on Zed as he scales really strong with AD due to a 1.0 bonus AD ratio on his Q, 1.0 AD ratio on his ult and a 5%-25% bonus AD increase on his W


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Masteries

his Masteries are standard 21-9 runes i like on every AD champ that goes with CDR. nothing special in here.


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Items

now here gets the reason i made this guide, before patch 4.10, you would just buy cutlass > Brut > Bork, but with the bork changes, making it an item around AA and not bursting, zed's damage with the bork route got nerfed, this is why i tried Hydra > youmuu's. these 2 items were always really populair on zed because of the actives but now i get them as my first 2 items. the only problem this build path has is that it's spike is at 3300+2700+=6k gold instead of 3200+1337+=4537. because of this i recommend that if you fall behind you still get Bork as it allows you to stay more relevent due to an earlier spike. the difference of 1463 gold is not that big though so you won't be set behind that much.


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Pros / Cons

i'm going to talk about the pros and cons of this item path and the pros and cons of zed in general here, as the item path is why i made this guide:

pros/cons of Zed:

+ High mobility
+ High damage
+ High Juke potential
+ 1 of the best 1v1'ers
+ strong pusher
+ able to clean up big time
+ has a strong early and a strong late
+ low skill floor
+ fun to play
+ great roaming possibilities

- CC wrecks him
- is rather bad at team fighting
- High skill cap
- the heal and exhaust changes are quite annoying for him
- when behind, it's hard for him to catch up
- easily to get out of energy with early


pros/cons for this item path:

+ More damage after the Bork active nerf
+ better wave clear
+ easy to stack a lot of AD with due to having 1 pick and 4 long swords in it's building path

- higher build cost
- makes it harder to deal with tanks untill LW