Click to open network menu
Join or Log In
Mobafire logo

Join the leading League of Legends community. Create and share Champion Guides and Builds.

Create an MFN Account






Or

Olaf Build Guide by 26woah

👽[12.17]👽 #1 OLAF WORLD CHALLENGER JUNGLE GUIDE

👽[12.17]👽 #1 OLAF WORLD CHALLENGER JUNGLE GUIDE

Updated on September 23, 2022
9.5
45
Votes
2
Vote Vote
challenger
League of Legends Build Guide Author 26woah Build Guide By 26woah 45 2 52,614 Views 7 Comments
45 2 52,614 Views 7 Comments League of Legends Build Guide Author 26woah Olaf Build Guide By 26woah Updated on September 23, 2022
x
Did this guide help you? If so please give them a vote or leave a comment. You can even win prizes by doing so!
Vote
Comment

You must be logged in to comment. Please login or register.

I liked this Guide
I didn't like this Guide
Commenting is required to vote!
Would you like to add a comment to your vote?

Your votes and comments encourage our guide authors to continue
creating helpful guides for the League of Legends community.

Runes: BEST RUNES FOR OLAF

Precision
Conqueror
Triumph
Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand

Inspiration
Magical Footwear
Approach Velocity
Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-140 HP (lvls 1-18)

Spells:

1 2
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Smite

Smite

Threats & Synergies

Threats Synergies
Extreme Major Even Minor Tiny
Show All
None Low Ok Strong Ideal
Extreme Threats
Ideal Synergies
Synergies
Ideal Strong Ok Low None

Champion Build Guide

👽[12.17]👽 #1 OLAF WORLD CHALLENGER JUNGLE GUIDE

By 26woah
CHAPTERS
1. WHO AM I
2. OLAF CHAMPION
3. PROS & CONS
4. HOW TO USE ABILITIES
5. RUNES
6. ITEMIZATION
[BIG] 7. HOW TO MANAGE MICRO ON OLAF
[BIG] 8. HOW TO MANAGE MACRO ON OLAF
[BIG] 9. HOW TO MANAGE TEAMFIGHTS ON OLAF
10. OLAF CLEAR
11. GAME SCHEME
12. Q AND A
1. WHO AM I
MY NICKNAME IS WOAH. I HAVE REACHED CHALLENGER WITH 67% WINRATIO ON JUNGLE OLAF ONLY. ALSO IVE HIT RANK 1 OLAF WORLDWIDE ACCORDING TO LEAGUEOFGRAPHS WITH 75% WINRATIO IN MASTERS. IVE PLAYED THOUSANDS OF OLAF GAMES AND TESTED OUT ALMOST ANY POSSIBLE COMBINATION OF BUILDS/RUNES/PLAYSTYLES ON THE CHAMPION. I HOPE THAT MAKES ME ELIGIBLE TO PRESENT THIS INSANE INDEPTH OLAF GUIDE FOR YOU. I AM ALSO STREAMING ON TWITCH AT twitch.tv/26woah FOLOW ME THERE TO STAY UPDATED. IN THE FUTURE I WILL RELEASE A YOUTUBE OLAF GUIDE.


2. OLAF CHAMPION
OLAF IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE SISSY CHAMPION. THE ONLY CHAMPION HE SHARES GAMEPLAY SIMILARITIES WITH IS TRYNDAMERE. OLAF IS FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO RELY SOLELY ON THEMSELVES TO WIN GAMES. OLAF IS PERFECT FOR LOWER ELOS, SINCE PEOPLE ARE NOT ABLE TO OUTPLAY HIM CONSISTENTLY.

I SUGGEST OLAF TO ONLY CHAD LOOKING BIG JAW HUGE **** MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY. YOU WILL IMPRESS YOUR EGIRL WHEN U DO PENTA ON SEEMINGLY NO HP LEFT. ALSO GET SCRUBS MAD THAT OLAF HEALS TO FULL HP FROM NOWHERE. WARNING: CHAMP FOR BEST JUICERS ONLY.
3. PROS & CONS
PROS:
- CAN WIN GAMES SOLO
- ONE OF FASTEST FULL CLEARS IN THE GAME (UP TO 3:00 CLEAR)
- ONESHOTS RANDOMS
- SURPRISES WITH HEALING/SUSTAIN
- GREAT OBJECTIVE TAKER
- SOLO CARRY TEAMFIGHT IF PLAYED PROPERLY
- INSANE SNOWBALLING EARLY LEAD

CONS:
- 0 MOBILITY CHAMP, GETS KITED BY ANYONE
- TERRIBLE GANK SETUP, DOESNT COMPARE TO MOST META JUNGLERS
- TERRIBLE CHAMPION LATEGAME WITHOUT HUGE LEAD
- TERRIBLE CHAMPION WITHOUT ULT
- CAN LOSE GAME WHEN Q MISSES
- EASY TO MESS UP AND CLUNKY IF NOT USED TO HIM
- HAS VERY LOW PASSIVE PRESSURE ON THE MAP - CANNOT MOVE ANYWHERE QUICKLY
4. HOW TO USE ABILITIES
PASSIVE: BERSERKER RAGE - WHILE CLEARING UTILIZE THE PASSIVE ATTACK SPEED AND LIFESTEAL. DO NOT SMITE CAMPS TO HEAL UNTIL YOU HAVE 2 SMITE STACKS. IN FIGHTS KEEP GOREDRINKER AND W FOR WHEN YOU ARE LOW HP TO MAXIMIZE THE HEALING/DPS BENEFITS FROM THE PASSIVE. YOU SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT OLAF GETS 2X STRONGER ON LOW HP COMPARED TO MAX HP AND PLAY AROUND THAT ENEMIES MOST LIKELY DONT REALISE THIS FACT. ALWAYS FIGHT ON 100% FOCUS AND TRYHARD UNTIL YOU DIE. OLAF CAN DO MIRACLES IF YOU PLAY HIM IMMACULATELY.


Q: UNDERTOW - EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. HOLD IT UNTIL YOU ARE 100% SURE YOU WILL HIT IT ON THE ENEMY. THROW IT ON COOLDOWN IN FIGHTS. ALWAYS KITE TOWARDS DROPPED AXE. THROW IT AS FAR AS YOU NEED - NOT 1 KILOMETER BEHIND THE ENEMY. MISSING Q CAN LOSE YOU THE WHOLE FIGHT. IF YOU CANNOT ALL IN JUST POKE THE ENEMIES FRONTLINE WITH IT - REMEMBER IT SLOWS AND SHREDS 20% ARMOR SO YOUR TEAM CAN FOLLOW UP AND DEAL INCREASED DAMAGE. WHEN GOING ALL IN AIM IT AT THE TARGETS YOU WANT TO KILL FIRST (PREFERABLY SQUISHY ADC/SUPPORT IN THE BACKLINE). REMEMBER HITTING YOUR Q WILL GIVE YOU SIGNIFICANT MOVEMENTSPEED INCREASE FROM APPROACH VELOCITY IN RUNES.


W: TOUGH IT OUT - NEVER USE IT AT THE START OF THE FIGHT UNLESS YOUR TEAM CAUGHT SOMEONE AND YOU HAVE TO KILL THEM VERY QUICKLY. NORMALLY HOLD IT FOR AS LOW HP AS YOU ARE ALLOWED TO (IT REACHES MAX VALUE AT 30% HP). REMEMBER IT IS AN AUTO ATTACK RESET - USE IT FOR CLEARING AND FASTER BURST AND FASTER E COOLDOWN RESET. COOL TRICK: WHEN YOU HAVE DEATHS DANCE AND CANT RECALL CAUSE OF BLEED DAMAGE, USE W TO GET A SMALL SHIELD TO BE ABLE TO START RECALLING QUICKER.


E: RECKLESS SWING - YOUR MAIN DAMAGE ABILITY IN LATE GAME. USE ON COOLDOWN. AUTOATTACKS DECREASE ITS COOLDOWN BY 1 SECOND. ESPECIALLY FOCUS ON USING IT IN FIGHTS WITH TANKY ENEMIES. ON 2 ITEMS YOU CAN SOLO BARON WITH 400 TRUE DAMAGE EVERY 3 SECONDS. ALWAYS USE E FIRST AFTER GETTING NEAR TO ENEMIES CAUSE LONGER RANGE + YOU DONT WASTE COOLDOWN REDUCE FROM AUTOATTACKS. COOL TIP: USE E + SMITE AT THE SAME TIME FOR 1300 DMG SMITE.


ULT: RAGNAROK - BE EXTREMELY PATIENT WITH IT. ONLY USE WHEN YOU ARE CERTAIN YOU WILL BE ABLE TO HOLD IT FOR THE ENTIRE FIGHT. DO NOT USE IT IF ENEMIES DIDNT USE DASHES YET. IT IS IN A LOT OF CASES BETTER NOT TO USE ULT AND NOT KILL - JUST MAKE ENEMIES RETREAT. DO NOT FIGHT WHEN R IS ON COOLDOWN. OLAF IS TERRIBLE WITHOUT ULT. YOUR AUTOATTACKS AND E INCREASE THE DURATION FOR 2.5 SECONDS. DO NOT TARGET ENEMIES WITH ZHONYA ON ULT (ZHONYA LASTS EXACTLY AS LONG AS U CAN HOLD ULT LONGER - 2.5 SECONDS). DO NOT RUN AWAY ON ULT - DONT GET CAUGHT AND BE FORCED TO USE IT STUPIDLY. ALWAYS HAVE ULT FOR OBJECTIVE FIGHTS - DO NOT START RANDOM DRAGON WITHOUT R. HOLDING IT MAKES ENEMIES KNOW YOU STILL HAVE IT AND SOME OF THEIR ATTENTION SPAN IS USED ON THINKING ABOUT THIS. USE WISELY OR LOSE THE FIGHT. THE CONSISTENCY OF EFFICIENCY AT WHICH YOU USE IT COMES DOWN TO CHAMPION EXPERIENCE.
5. RUNES


CONQUEROR - PERFECT FOR OLAF KIT - INCREASES E DMG BY A LOT AND HEALS A LOT THROUGHOUT THE GAME. GIVES BOTH BURST AND SUSTAIN. EASY TO STACK CAUSE OF OLAF LOW COOLDOWN SPELLS AND HIGH ATTACK SPEED.

LETHAL TEMPO - AFTER TESTING IT IS JUST OUTPERFORMED BY CONQUEROR ON THE BRUSIER BUILD. FAST ATTACK SPEED ON OLAF FEELS NICE BUT CONQUEROR JUST BEATS IT IN WAY MORE SITUATIONS.

TRIUMPH - OBVIOUS CHOICE. REMEMBER YOU HAVE IT IN FIGHTS SINCE ITS PRETTY MUCH MINI DEATHS DANCE.

LEGEND: ALACRITY - BONUS ATTACK SPEED FOR FASTER E AND MORE HEALING. ALSO OVER THE COURSE OF GAME SAVES A LOT OF TIME WHILE CLEARING - IT OUTPERFORMS LEGEND: BLOODLINE AND OFC LEGEND: TENACITY IS WORTHLESS FOR OLAF.

LAST STAND - GREATLY INCREASES 1V9 POTENTIAL AT LOW HP.




MAGICAL FOOTWARE: BESIDE FREE BOOTS AND NOT HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT BUYING THEM IN EARLY, THE BONUS 10 MOVEMENT SPEED IS BIG FOR OLAF.

APPROACH VELOCITY: OLAF IS ONE OF THE BEST USERS FOR THIS RUNE IN THE WHOLE GAME. SECRET CLUTCH RUNE FOR OLAF. IT LITERALLY GIVES 53 MOVEMENT SPEED TOWARDS ENEMIES HIT WITH Q LEVEL 1 WITHOUT BOOTS. ALSO WORKS GREAT WITH TEAMMATES WHO IMPAIR ENEMY MOVEMENT SINCE IT PROCS WITH THAT ASWELL.

SMALL RUNES:
ATTACK SPEED SMALL RUNE NOT RECCOMENDED, SINCE THE 5.4 AD FROM ADAPTIVE BENEFITS THE WHOLE KIT, RATHER THAN 10% ATTACK SPEED BUFFING ONLY E. NOT HAVING ATTACK SPEED DOESNT MATTER IN CLEAR SPEED.

YOU CAN SWAP HEALTH MINI RUNE FOR MAGIC RESIST AGAINST HEAVY AP - NEVER TAKE ARMOR RUNE EVEN IF ENEMY IS FULL AD SINCE YOU WILL BUILD ARMOR SECOND/THIRD ITEM (BOOTS + DEATHS DANCE). HEALTH RUNE SCALES BEST AND IS WORTH MOST GOLD IN STATS IT GIVES.
6. ITEMIZATION
1. (1ST ITEM) GOREDRINKER/DIVINE SUNDERER/STRIDEBREAKER/SHIELDBOW/TRINITY
STRIDEBREAKER, TRINITY AND SHIELDBOW ARE WAY BETTER TOPLANE/MIDLANE THAN JUNGLE. YOU NEED TO WIN FIGHTS OF MULTIPLE PEOPLE FROM THE BEGINING AND THESE ITEMS ARE EXCEEDING IN 1V1S AND LANING. THATS WHY OLAF IS LEFT WITH GOREDRINKER AND DIVINE SUNDERER.

2. (1ST ITEM) GOREDRINKER OR DIVINE SUNDERER
GOREDRINKER HAS BETTER STATS THAN DIVINE SUNDERER. IT FEELS BETTER TO USE IT, IT CAN SURPRISE ENEMIES, ITS MYTHIC PASSIVE IS UNCOMPARABLY BETTER THAN DIVINE SUDNERER (7 ABILITY HASTE PER ITEM IS HUGE). DIVINE SUNDERER PASSIVE HEALS MORE AND DEALS MORE DAMAGE IN GAMES, BUT GOREDRINKER DOESNT COUNT HEALING FROM THE OMNIVAMP IT GIVES. DIVINE SUNDERER ONLY OUTPERFORMS GOREDRINKER IN GAMES AGAINST TANKS: FOR EXAMPLE ZAC TOP SEJUANI JUNGLE SYLAS MID LEONA SUPPORT AND W.E ADC.

3. (2ND ITEM) ARMOR BOOTS VS MAGIC RESIST BOOTS VS ABILITY HASTE BOOTS
WHEN BUYING MAGIC RESIST BOOTS YOU WASTE GOLD FOR THE TENACITY PART, WHICH IS USELESS FOR OLAF. IT IS BETTER TO BUY A SINGLE NULLMAGIC MANTLE (25 MR) FOR MAGIC RESIST. EVEN AGAINST A TEAM WITH A LOT OF AP ARMOR BOOTS OUTPERFORM MERCURIES SINCE ALL CHAMPIONS DEAL AUTOATTACK DAMAGE. ON THE BRUISER BUILD OLAF WANTS TO TAKE IN AS MUCH DAMAGE AS POSSIBLE, SO ABILITY HASTE BOOTS ARE NOT WORTH WHEN PLATED STEELCAPS ARE AN OPTION. THE ABILITY HASTE FEELS GOOD BUT THE AMOUNT OF TANKINESS LOST COMPARED TO ARMOR BOOTS IS NOT WORTH IT.

4. (3RD/4TH ITEM) DEATHS DANCE
ITEM SEEMINGLY CREATED DIRECTLY FOR OLAF TO USE. THIS IS THE ITEM WHICH LETS OLAF 1V5 IN TEAMFIGHTS. BEST TO BUY IT RIGHT AFTER BOOTS.

5. (3RD/4TH ITEM) SPIRIT VISAGE
ITEM FOR MAX HEALING OUTPUT. INCREASES BOTH OVERALL HEALING AND W SHIELD IMMENSLY. IT IS POSSIBLE TO EXCHANGE IT FOR WITS END FOR MAXIMUM DAMAGE OUTPUT, ALTHOUGH SPIRIT VISAGE DOESNT MAKE OLAF FEEL LACKING DAMAGE AT ALL.

6. (5TH ITEM) BLACK CLEAVER/STERAKS GAGE
BOTH ARE FINE - BLACK CLEAVER WHEN YOU KNOW YOU WONT DIE IN 2 SECONDS, STERAKS AGAINST ONESHOT CHAMPS LIKE VEIGAR, GAREN, TALON ETC.

7. (6TH ITEM) TANK LAST ITEM
GETTING THE 6TH ITEM OLAF GETS HIM TO A POINT OF BEING A DAMAGE SPONGE AND NOT A 1V9 PENTAKILLER ANYMORE. GETTING DAMAGE LAST ITEM WILL GET YOU ONESHOT BY ITEMS ENEMIES ALREADY HAVE. LAST ITEM SUGGESTIONS:
- THORNMAIL
- DEAD MANS PLATE
- FROZEN HEART
- RANDUINS OMEN
- FORCE OF NATURE
- STERAKS GAGE

NOTE: SINCE OLAF WANTS TO BUILD ARMOR BOOTS AND DEATHS DANCE AS FAST AS POSSIBLE, HE LACKS MAGIC RESIST FOR A GOOD PORTION OF THE GAME. A GOOD BUY, WHICH I ALSO RECCOMEND ON OTHER CHAMPIONS, IS BUYING A SINGLE NULL-MAGIC MANTLE SOMEWHERE EARLY IN THE GAME (USUALLY BEFORE DEATHS DANCE BUT AFTER GOREDRINKER SO YOU DO NOT DELAY YOUR GOREDRINKER SPIKE). THE SAME THING IS WITH AD ENEMIES. AGAINST FULL AD/NEAR FULL AD TEAMS YOU SHOULD BUILD BRAMBLE VEST/WARDENS MAIL OR BOTH AND JUST GET THOSE COMPONENTS WHILE BUILDING OTHER ITEMS AND THEN FINSHING THEM. IF ENEMIES DO NOT HAVE MEGA HEALING CHAMPIONS GO WARDENS MAIL ONLY AND JUST FINISH IT AFTER DEATHS DANCE INTO OMEN/FROZEN HEART (USUALLY OMEN IS BETTER). AGAINST FULL AP COMPS YOU CAN GO JUST NEGATRON CLOAK (900G COMPONENT OF FORCE OF NATURE) OR SPECTRES COWL (1250G COMPONENT OF SPIRIT VISAGE) AND FINISH IT LATER.
7. HOW TO MANAGE MICRO ON OLAF
1. PICKING UP OLAF
OLAF ON BASE LEVEL IS NOT A HARD CHAMPION. IT IS EASY TO UNDERSTAND HOW HE AND HIS SPELLS WORK. THATS WHY HE IS AN EASY CHAMPION TO PICK UP FOR NEW OLAF PLAYERS/LOWER ELO PLAYERS - AFTER THE FIRST GAME YOU KNOW HOW TO CLICK. THE HARD PART ON OLAF IS USING HIS KIT TO THE MAXIMUM POTENTIAL.

2. WHAT IS HARD ON OLAF
AFTER BEING NIDALEE OTP FOR HUNDREDS OF GAMES AND OLAF OTP FOR EVEN MORE GAMES IN MY OPINION OLAF IS HARDER TO PULL OFF THAN NIDALEE WHEN PLAYING AT HIS PEAK POTENTIAL. ALL OF OLAF'S SPELLS/RUNES/ITEMS INCREASE HIS LOW HP OUTPLAY POTENTIAL. LOW COOLDOWN SPELLS WITH HIGH ATTACK SPEED AND NECESSITY FOR CORRECT SPELL/ITEM TIMING MAKE HIS OVERALL APM ACTUALLY COMPARABLE TO CHAMPIONS LIKE CASSIOPEIA. YOU MAY HAVE ISSUES CLIMBING IN HIGHER ELOS IF YOU DO NOT LEARN OLAF TO NEAR PIXEL-PERFECT LEVEL. IT IS A CHAMPION ON WHICH IT IS WORTH USING 100% OF YOUR ATTENTION SPAN WHEN FIGHTING. IT IS A HARD CHAMPION BECAUSE HE HAS SO MANY THINGS HE CAN MESS UP COMPARED TO FOR EXAMPLE NIDALEE - WHO PRETTY MUCH CAN ONLY MISPOSITON/MISS Q/MESS UP COMBO/MISCALCULATE DAMAGE. OLAF IS ONE OF THE MOST (IF NOT THE MOST) "FEEL-INTENSIVE" CHAMPIONS INGAME. HE IS HARD BECAUSE IN ALMOST ANYTHING YOU DO ON OLAF YOU HAVE TO HAVE A FEELING FOR IT - WHETHER YOU CAN DEAL ENOUGH DAMAGE/HEAL/HOW MUCH YOU CAN TANK ETC/WHEN TO ULT/WHEN TO USE W/WHEN TO USE GOREDRINKER/WHO TO FOCUS ETC.

3. OLAF ACTIONS HE HAS TO CONSISTENTLY DO IN FIGHTS:
- TIME AUTOATACKS ON CONSTANTLY CHANGING ATTACK SPEED
- MOVE TOWARDS ENEMY CHAMPIONS WHILE AUTOATTACKING
- TIME, AIM, HIT AND CATCH Q INBETWEEN AUTOATTACKS
- POSSIBLY AUTOATTACK RESET W ON LOW HP
- USE GOREDRINKER ON LOW HP
- USE E ON COOLDOWN INBETWEEN AUTOATTACKS
- USE FLASH TO FOLLOW ENEMY/SMITE OBJECTIVE WHILE FIGHTING FOR HEAL
- FOCUS THE RIGHT TARGETS IN TEAMFIGHTS
- WATCH OUT FOR DASHES/SPELLS SUCH AS ZERI E

ALL OF THESE ACTIONS OFTEN HAVE TO BE DONE IN BELOW 2 SECODNS TO MAXIMIZE OLAF POTENTIAL. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO GET USED TO ALL OF THE AFORMENTIONED ACTIONS AND CONSISTENTLY PERFORM THEM WITHOUT STAGGERING/MISSING SOMETHING OR MISTIMING GOREDRINKER/W/ULT.

4. HOW TO PRACTICE OLAF MICRO
IN ORDER TO GET ALL OF THESE RIGHT - WHICH IS NOT EASY AND DOES TAKE TIME - I SUGGEST PLACING EXTENSIVE FOCUS ON YOUR MICRO GAMEPLAY WHILE CLEARING. USE YOUR SPELLS AS EFFICIENTLY AS POSSIBLE WHEN CLEARING TO GET USED TO USING THEM THIS WAY. YOU CAN GO PRACTICE TOOL AND JUST BEAT DUMMY BOT FOR SOME TIME/GO 1V5 CUSTOM GAME AGAIST BOTS. IF YOU ARE NEW TO OLAF YOU WILL MESS UP A LOT OF THINGS AND THEY WILL LOSE YOU A LOT OF FIGHTS - IT IS JUST IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE DONE SOMETHING WRONG AND PLAYING PIXEL PERFECT WOULD HAVE WON YOU THE FIGHT/GAME. OLAF IS THE BEST CHAMPION INGAME IF PLAYED TO 100% POSSIBLE POTENTIAL.
8. HOW TO MANAGE MACRO ON OLAF
1. OLAF COMPARED TO OTHER JUNGLERS
OLAF IS NOT A CHAMPION LIKE ELISE/NIDALEE/QIYANA. OLAF IS NOT A CHAMPION WHO CAN HOP OVER THE WALL TO GANK. OLAF IS MOST SIMILAR TO SKARNER IN GAMEPLAY. YOU CANNOT GANK UNLESS ENEMY IS OVEREXTENDED ON LANE, SINCE Q RANGE IS TOO SHORT AND TOO EASY TO DODGE TO GANK LANES WHICH ON OTHER CHAMPIONS WOULD BE EASILY GANKABLE.

2. MEGA IMPORTANT FOR OLAF
OLAF IS A SELFISH CHAMPION. ONLY MOVE AWAY FROM JUNGLE TO LANES WHEN IT EITHER WILL SURELY BENEFIT YOU GREATELY (FOR EXAMPLE ENEMY MID DIES, YOUR MID RECALLS, AND YOU CAN TAKE 3 MID TOWER PLATES / GO FOR LANE TO CATCH CRASHING WAVE). OTHERWISE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CLEAR. THE VERY FIRST STEP TO CONSISTENTLY WIN GAMES ON OLAF IS TO HAVE 8CS/MIN MINIMUM. LANERS CAN GET MAD THAT YOU GO "FULLCLEAR INTO FULLCLEAR INTO FULLCLEAR", BUT THAT IS WHAT OLAF HAS TO DO TO WIN A GAME. UNDERSTAND OLAF IS NOT ELISE. FORCE DRAGONS AND HERALDS IF YOU HAVE ULT. ALSO CHEESE THEM IF YOU KNOW ENEMY HAS NO VISION AND YOUR TEAM CAN MOVE. KILLS WILL COME FROM SIMPLY COUNTERING ENEMY PLAYS. DO YOUR THING AND SIMPLY RESPOND TO ENEMY PLAYS - NOT ONLY BY COUNTERGANKING BUT ALSO FOR EXAMPLE: ENEMY JG GANKS BOT - YOU TAKE HERALD AND TRY FOR TOP GANK/DIVE / ENEMY TAKE HERALD - YOU TAKE DRAGON AND 1-2 CAMPS FROM THEIR JUNGLE. PRIORITIZE CLEARING ALWAYS. IT IS QUITE HARD TO RECOGNIZE WHEN YOU SHOULD MOVE AWAY FROM FARMING AND WHEN DO STUFF ON MAP, SO FOR LOWER ELOS I RECCOMEND INSTALLING MAP TIMERS APP (LIKE UGG / POROFESSOR), CLEARING THE WHOLE JUNGLE AS FAST AS POSSIBLE AND TRYING FOR PLAYS/OBJECTIVES WHEN ALL CAMPS ARE ON COOLDOWN. OLAF DOES NOT HAVE TO FORCE GANKS LIKE HARDER MACRO CHAMPIONS SUCH AS NIDALEE/ELISE. OLAF WINS BY BEING 3 LEVELS AND 100 CS AHEAD OF ENEMY JUNGLER AND NOT BY HAVING MORE KILLS/ASSISTS. YOU CAN GANK LANES AND SIMPLY HELP THEM PUSH THEIR WAVES BEFORE TAKING AN OBJECTIVE SO THEY CAN MOVE AND HELP. WHENEVER YOU CAN TAKE TURRET PLATES - OLAF TAKES THEM QUICKLY. IN MID-LATE GAME YOU CAN SIDE LANE TO CHEESE T2 TURRETS FOR 600 GOLD. PLAY FOR EXPERIENCE + CREEP GOLD AND NOT KILLS. IF YOU ARE ALREADY EXTREMELY FED AND STOMPING THE GAME YOU SHOULD NOT PERMAMENTLY FARM YOUR JUNGLE. FARM ENEMY JUNGLE INSTEAD. DO THAT WHEN YOU KNOW ENEMIES CANNOT WIN THE GAME ANYMORE. IF YOU STAY AFK YOUR TEAMMATES MIGHT HAVE ISSUES ENDING THE GAME THEMSELVES. PUSH TOWERS WITH YOUR TEAM AND PLAY FOR HERALD/BARON PUSHES TO END THE GAME.
9. HOW TO MANAGE TEAMFIGHTS ON OLAF
1. OLAFS ROLE IN TEAMFIGHTS
OLAF IS A CHAMPION WHICH EITHER DIES IN 2 SECONDS OR KILLS 4 PEOPLE IN TEAMFIGHTS. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FIRST AND THE SECOND IS NOT MESSING UP MICRO AND BEING ABLE TO DETERMINE HOW TO PLAY THE PARTICULAR TEAMFIGHT. IN A BRIEF DESCRIPTION - OLAF WANTS TO MAXIMIZE POSSIBLE HEALING/TANKINESS AND AOE DAMAGE TO MULTIPLE ENEMY CHAMPIONS BEFORE DYING.

2. EASIEST WAY TO KNOW HOW TO PLAY A TEAMFIGHT
OLAF CAN BE COMPARED TO KATARINA. KATARINA WANTS TO GO IN AND GETS SPELL RESETS WHICH GREATELY INCREASE HER OVERALL DAMAGE OUTPUT. OLAF DOES THE SAME BUT WITH TRIUMPH + DEATHS DANCE. DO NOT TARGET MULTIPLE CHAMPIONS AT ONCE. PICK A TARGET AND RUN THEM DOWN UNTIL THEY DIE, THEN MOVE TO THE NEXT TARGET. IT DEPENDS ON THE GAME, BUT THE FIRST TARGET IN ORDER SHOULD BE THE EASIEST ONE TO KILL (FOR EXAMPLE ENEMY SENNA SUPPORT OR TWITCH/LULU) - BASICALLY SQUISHY CHAMPIONS WITH NO DASHES WHO DEAL THE MOST DAMAGE IN FIGHTS FROM BACKLINE. BEFORE FIGHTING ALWAYS LOOK TAB FOR ZHONYA/THORNMAIL - DO NOT TARGET THESE CHAMPIONS FIRST EVER. DO NOT WASTE ULT AS MENTIONED BEFORE. IF YOUR TEAM STUNS/CATCHES SOMEONE FROM ENEMY FRONTLINE GO FOR ENEMY BACKLINE ANYWAY. DECIDE WHETHER YOU ARE GOING IN 100-0 OR DO NOT APPROACH ENEMIES - LOSING HP TO POKE CAN LOSE YOU THE FIGHT BEFORE IT EVEN STARTS.
10. OLAF CLEAR
START FROM BLUEBUFF ALWAYS. REDBUFF CLEAR IS LIKE 10 SECONDS LONGER. WITH GOOD LEASH AND GOOD CLEARING YOU WILL ARRIVE AT CRAB AT SPAWN.

HERE FULL CLEAR EXAMPLE.

NOTES:
1. PULL BLUEBUFF
2. KEEP SMITES AND POTIONS FOR KRUGS AND CRAB
3. TARGET BIG WOLF ONLY, SMALL ONES WILL DIE FROM BURN IF Q USED ON COOLDOWN
4. HIT ALL RAPTORS WITH EACH Q, PULL THEM TOWARDS RED
5. WARD RED BRUSH FOR INVADE
6. SMITE BIG KRUG
7. AFTER KILLING MEDIUM KRUGS RUN TOWARDS CRAB AND THROW Q TO KILL THESMALLEST ONES IN THE MEANTIME
8. USE BOTH POTIONS WHEN LEAVING KRUGS
9. YOU SHOULD HAVE ~70% HP AND SMITE UP AND BE AROUND 2-7 SECONDS LATE FOR CRAB WHICH IS FINE.
11. GAME SCHEME
GAME SCHEME

A LIST OF DECISIONS YOU CAN MAKE IN A GAME ON OLAF. THESE ARE NOT ALL POSSIBLE PLAYS AS EACH GAME IS DIFFERENT, BUT THE LIST MIGHT HELP YOU NOTICE THE PLAYS YOU HAVENT THOUGHT ABOUT BEFORE. IT ALSO WILL HELP YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND NOT BE LOST ON OLAF WANDERING AROUND MAP TRYING TO DO THINGS THAT WONT WORK.

LIST OF PLAYS WHEN ON RED TEAM
1. FULLCLEAR FROM BLUEBUFF INTO:
- GANK TOP
- IGNORE TOP AND TAKE CRAB
- 2V2 WITH TOPLANE AND JUNGLER (IF YOU CLEAR SLOW OR ENEMY SKIPS CAMPS YOU MIGHT MEET SOMEWEHRE AROUND TOPLANE RIVER BUSH)
- IGNORE CRAB AND INVADE ENEMY BLUESIDE (YOU WILL HAVE SMITE UP TO STEAL BLUE/GROMP IF POSSIBLE)
- TAKE CRAB AND INVADE ENEMY BLUESIDE (IF YOU KNOW ENEMY JUNGLER IS STILL CLEARING. OLAF ONESHOTS CRAB WITH SMITE SO SOMETIMES YOU CAN STILL INVADE AFTER IT IF YOU HAVE TIME) REMEMBER THEN YOU WILL NOT HAVE SMITE TO STEAL A CAMP.
- WARD ENEMY GROMP AFTER CRAB IF THEY STARTED BLUESIDE THEN RECALL. (ENEMY JG WILL BE ON BOTSIDE CRAB RIGHT NOW) THE WARD WILL SPOT THEM ON THEIR SECOND CLEAR.
- TAKE CRAB AND GANK MID
- GO FOR SECOND CRAB IF YOU KNOW IT IS STILL THERE
- RECALL AFTER SECOND CRAB
- GANK BOTLANE IF POSSIBLE AFTER SECOND CRAB AND THEN FULLCLEAR AGAIN AND RECALL ON KRUGS.

NOTE: IF ENEMY TEAM HAS FOR EXAMPLE SHACO JUNGLE - WHO USUALLY DOES RED>RAPTORS>KRUGS CLEAR INTO GANK AND THEY LEAVE THEIR BLUESIDE, DO NOT INVADE THEM TO MAKE A COUNTER PLAY TO THE LVL 3 GANK. FIRST FINISH YOUR CLEAR AND THEN INVADE THEM ON BLUEBUFF/TAKE 2 CRABS.

2. AFTER FIRST CLEAR:
- IF YOU FULLCLEARED TWICE IN THE FIRST POINT THEN GO STRAIGHT TO DRAGON AFTER RECALL AND CHEESE IT. (YOU WILL BE LVL 5/6)
- GO STRAIGHT TO DRAGON AND CHEESE IT (YOU WILL BE LVL 4 BUT YOU CAN DO IT EASILY IF NO VISION - DO NOT DO DRAGON WITHOUT SMITE AND 0 PRIO MID/BOT. IT IS NOT USUALLY NOT BEST TO CHEESE IT LVL 4 UNLESS ITS HEXTECH DRAGON WHICH IS THE BEST ONE AND WORTH TO SACRIFICE YOUR TIME FOR.) IF YOU DECIDE TO CHEESE DRAGON AFTER FINISHING IT JUST CLEAR.
- GANK BOTLANE BEFORE YOUR GROMP SPAWNS THEN FULLCLEAR
- HELP BOT PUSH WAVE AND PING THEM TO COME DRAGON KILL IT THEN FULLCLEAR
- LOOK FOR COUNTERGANK (IF ENEMY STARTED RED THEY WILL BE REDSIDE NOW). YOU CAN HOVER FOR A BIT BEFORE GROMP SPAWNS. IF SOMETHING HAPPENS GO THERE IF NOT JUST GO TO CLEARING.
- WAIT FOR GROMP TO SPAWN AND FULLCLEAR AGAIN.

3. THIRD FULLCLEAR:
- IF YOU HAVENT KILLED DRAGON YET RECALL AFTER KRUGS IN THE SECOND CLEAR EVEN IF TOP IS GANKABLE AND PATH STRAIGHT TO DRAGON AND DO IT (YOU WILL BE LVL 5/6). DO NOT SHOW YOURSELF ON TOP. IT IS BECAUSE IF YOU RECALL AFTER KRUGS ENEMY SHOULD STILL THINK YOU ARE TOPSIDE, BUT YOU ARE ALREADY PATHING TO DRAGON AND IT WILL SURPRISE THEM. YOU CAN TAKE BLUEBUFF ON YOUR WAY AS IT SHOULD BE SPAWNING AT THE TIME YOU ARE WALKING TO DRAKE FROM BASE. YOU CAN CHEESE DRAGON LIKE THIS PRETTY MUCH EVERY SINGLE GAME. AFTER DRAGON FULLCLEAR.
- GANK BOT AND THEN FULLCLEAR / GANK BOT GO INVADE ENEMY KRUGS AND DO STUFF BEFORE GOING DRAGON. SOMETIMES YOU SHOULD INVEST TIME INTO PUTTING PASSIVE PRESSURE ON THE MAP (WALKING AROUND ENEMY JUNGLE, CLEARING WARDS ETC)
- HELP BOT PUSH AND GO DRAGON IF YOU NEED THEIR HELP THEN FULLCLEAR
- TAKE BLUEBUFF AND FULLCLEAR AGAIN

4. AFTER THIRD FULLCLEAR (AROUND 8:00 MINUTE):
- GANK TOPLANE AFTER KRUGS AND RECALL AND GO HERALD
- (USUALLY BEST) AFTER KRUGS RECALL AND BUY ITEMS AND PATH STRAIGHT TO HERALD. USE BLASTCONE TO JUMP INTO PIT AND CHEESE IT OFF VISION. YOU CAN ALSO GANK TOP FROM KRUGS INTO HERALD WITHOUT RECALLING IF YOU KNOW YOU CAN FIGHT ENEMY JG + TOP/MID WITHOUT SPENDING GOLD. ALWAYS PING YOUR LANERS TO HELP WITH OBJECTIVES OR AT LEAST LET THEM KNOW YOU ARE DOING THEM.
- GO BOTSIDE AND DO WHATEVER BEFORE CAMPS SPAWN AND FULLCLEAR
- GANK BOT/MID/INVADE.

NOTE: AFTER THIS POINT OF THE GAME (AROUND 10TH MINUTE) WHAT YOU DO DEPENDS ON THE GAMESTATE. USUALLY ITS FULLCLEARING INTO INVADING ENEMY JG AND TRYING FOR PLAYS/RESPONDING TO WHATEVER ENEMY DOES NEARBY. THER EISNT REALLY A GOOD EXPLANATION OF HOW TO PLAY THIS PART OF THE GAME AS IT VARIES WAY TOO MUCH ON HOW THE GAME LOOKS FOR BOTH TEAMS.

I MENTIONED RED TEAM SCHEME OF GAME BECAUSE BLUE TEAM IS THE SAME BUT JUST INVERTED. INSTEAD GANKING TOP YOU CAN GANK BOT AND YOU CHEESE PATH TO HERALD INSTEAD OF GANKING BOT AFTER KRUGS WHEN HERALD SPAWNS AT 8:00) ON BLUE TEAM YOU ARE PATHING TOWARDS DRAGON SO USUALLY YOU WILL RECALL FULLCLEAR AND THEN DO THE DRAGON OR (AS THE HERALD EXAMPLE) RECALL AFTER BOTLANE KRUGS AND GO BACK TO DRAGON PIT AND USE BLASTCONE JUMP OVER THE WALL AND CHEESE IT.

NOTE:
OBVIOUSLY THERE ARE MORE THINGS YOU CAN DO WHICH ARE JUST SPECIFIC TO THE GAME AND WHAT YOUR TEAM/ENEMIES DO. BUT THE AFORMENTIONED POSSIBILITIES ARE PRETTY MUCH A CONSTANT OF THE POSSIBLE PLAYS FOR YOU TO DO EVERY GAME. PLAY FOR OBJECTIVES AND AROUND OBJECTIVES. BEFORE THEM YOU SHOULD DO SOMETHING ON THE MAP (WALK AROUND ENEMY JUNGLE OR GANK SOMETHING). IMPORTANT: ONLY GO FOR PLAYS THAT ARE EASY FOR YOU. DO NOT FORCE SOME GANK ON ENEMIES WITH FULL HP. JUST RECALL. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO FORCE ANYTHING ON OLAF BESIDE OBJECTIVES TO WIN. DO NOT GO FOR **** PLAYS OR PLAYS YOU ARENT CERTAIN THAT WILL WORK.
12. Q AND A
1. QUESTION: WHY FLASH OVER GHOST
ANSWER: FLASH LETS YOU SURPRISE ENEMIES AND IS WAY MORE USEFUL IN MORE SITUATION, BIGGEST ADVANTAGE IS BEING ABLE TO FOLLOW ENEMY CARRY AFTER THEY DASH OVER WALL (FOR EXAMPLE ZERI). IF YOU PLAY CORRECTLY, THE MOVEMENT SPEED FROM RUNES/ITEMS IS ENOUGH TO DO EVERYTHING AND GHOST IS NOT NEEDED. I HAVE PLAYED HUNDREDS OF GAMES WITH BOTH AND FLASH IS JUST BETTER IN MY OPINION, BUT YOU CAN STILL TAKE GHOST AGAINST TEAMCOMPS WITH LOW AMOUNT OF DASHES. I RECCOMEND GOING GHOST FOR NEW OLAF PLAYERS, AS FLASH IS A TOUGH SPELL TO USE PROPERLY WHEN STILL LEARNING OLAF MECHANICS.

2. QUESTION: SOME PEOPLE MAX W SECOND WHY
ANSWER: SOME PEOPLE PLAY CRIT OLAF AND MOST OF THEIR DAMAGE COMES FROM AUTOATTACKS SO THEY MAX W FOR ATTACKSPEED. ON BRUISER OLAF YOU NEED THE TRUE DAMAGE FROM E TO HAVE RELEVANT DPS AND TO BE ABLE TO CHEESE SOLO BARON/TAKE OBJECTIVES FASTER.

3. QUESTION: CRIT BUILD JUNGLE?
ANSWER: ON JUNGLE YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO ANSWER FIGHTS PERMAMENTLY AND WITH SHIELDBOW BUILD YOU ARE ONLY USEFUL WHEN YOU HAVE THE SHIELD UP ON THE ITEM. IT IS OVERALL MORE USELESS THAN GOREDRINKER AS ON BRUISER YOU DEAL SAME DAMAGE BUT JUST ON LONGER PERIOD OF TIME SINCE YOU LIVE LONGER. ITS KINDA VIABLE BUT EXPERIMENTAL, BETTER NOT PLAY FOR CLIMBING.

4. QUESTION: BLUE SMITE OR RED SMITE
ANSWER: BLUE SMITE AGAINST GAMES IN WHICH YOU HAVE TO CHASE PEOPLE (A LOT OF RANGED ENEMY CHAMPS, HIGH MOVEMENT SPEED CHAMPS, OVERALL MOBILE CHAMPS). REDSMITE IS FOR GAMES ENEMY IS FULL MELEE OR WHEN AGAINST HIGH DAMAGE LOW MOBILITY CHAMPIONS (FOR EXAMPLE DRAVEN, KAYLE). BLUE SMITE LETS OLAF HIT Q EASILY OR CATCH UP WHEN Q MISSES.

5. QUESTION: HOW IS MAW OF MALMORBIUS ON OLAF
ANSWER: IT IS A SITUATIONAL ITEM. THE PROBLEM WITH IT IS THAT ON 3RD ITEM YOU NEED SOME TANKINESS SO YOU DONT GET ONESHOT BY 3 ITEM ADC ENEMY. BONUS SHIELDS/HEALING/HEALTH FROM SPIRIT VISAGE DOES PROVIDE THIS TANKINESS. MAW OF MORBIUS DOES NOT PROVIDE ENOUGH TANKINESS CAUSE THE SHIELD IS MAGIC ONLY. YOU WILL DIE TO ENEMY TRISTANA IN 3 SECONDS. YOU CAN GO MALMORTIUS INTO FULL AP ENEMY OR IF ENEMY AD CHAMPS ARE UNDERFED. IT IS NOT A BAD ITEM ON OLAF.

6. QUESTION: TEAM FLAME ME I ONLY FULLCLEAR WAT DO
ANSWER: IF ANYONE PINGS YOU FULLMUTE INSTANTLY. LANERS (ESPECIALLY LOWER ELO) IN MOST CASES DO NOT RECOGNIZE THAT DIFFERENT JUNGLERS HAVE WAY DIFFERENT PLAYSTYLES. SO THEY EXPECT OLAF TO WALK TO THEIR LANE TO HELP THEM PUSH OR COVER OR WHATEVER OR GO FOR A DIVE. OBVIOUSLY YOU SHOULDNT BE AFK AND IF SOMETHING IS THAT FREE (LIKE 20% HP ENEMY TOPLANER AND A HUGE ALLY CREEP WAVE CRASHING UNDER THEIR TOWER) YOU MUST GO THERE, BUT OVERALL DO ONLY THINGS THAT BENEFIT YOU/YOU AND YOUR LANER AND NOT THINGS THAT BENEFIT ONLY YOUR LANER.
OUTRO
THANK YOU FOR CHECKING OUT MY OLAF GUIDE. WITH OLAF CHANGES/JUNGLE CHANGES I WILL BE UPDATING THIS SITE AND ADDING OTHER STUFF WHEN I CAN. DONT FORGET TO FOLLOW MY TWITCH.

twitch.tv/26woah

ASK ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING OLAF IN THE COMMENT SECTION OF THIS GUIDE. I WILL TRY EXPLAINING ANYTHING THOROUGHLY. THANKS FOR READING.

League of Legends Champions:

Teamfight Tactics Guide