Olaf Build Guide by RedNBlue
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Threats & Synergies
Amumu will tank through your damage even pretty well early game and then he gets the thornmail and then he will start shredding you down.
Malphite is just like Amumu. Malphite has a great amount of base armor plus his passive rock shield will be hard to break early if your not low enough health. He will also build thorn mail.
Rammus's W is his own Thornmail and he will make you be damage yourself while you hit him. He will taunt you if you try to run or if he needs to stall your damage. He will also build Thornmail sometimes too if he really wants to be mean to you.
Warwick can cc you pretty good early game and that will be a bit risky to fight him because it could be a risky duel to have.
You should pretty much always win vs a Trundle early game, you have a better dueling kit than him and you can make him pretty much useless duel wise unless if he can ultimate on a tank. Or you during your ultimate.
You will shred eve early game and if you really are trying to put her down you will do it enough so that she can't recover.
Mundo will buy thorn mail and you will be attacking him and he will regen all the health back and you will just be hitting yourself to death.
Graves is a good all around Jungler with a good tanky mix build and is a good jungler all game pretty much. A good Graves early will try to fight you and kit you back and as you chase and throw your axe he will be doubling the damage you are doing.
Jax is no problem early game as long as you can get him to waste his E counter strike late game he has a big chance at beating you.
This is a sloshy matchup, you can beat him 1 v 1 pre-6 most of the time but once he gets his ultimate it will get a bit annoying and close to kill him.
Rek'Sai is a good early game jungler but many people don't know how to play and an he is like a bouncy ball to you. You will toss him around in 1 v 1s early.
Master Yi is no problem until late game.
This could be a bit challenging if the Xin Zhao can get his moves off perfectly on you. It will just in general be a close matchup.
The Yuumi Funneling Strategy is a great thing it works very well.
Anybody with good engage with Olaf is going to be great.
Its always good to have another bruiser or tank on the team. So If you built this then you would want someone like an Ornn, Leona, ect.
Champion Build Guide
As Olaf Jungle you don't want to be full health early game as the lower you are the better and that is one of the reasons I say to not get potions first. The second reason why you don't get potions starting is because you have one of the fastest healthiest clears in the game.
A good Olaf player will maintain a good amount of health which they have learned is a good amount of health to have when you are fighting/dueling.
The reason why I wouldn't usually go for a gore drinker on Olaf is due to the fact that I think that if you got it you would have too much healing and you don't want too much healing on Olaf. Plus to try to maintain your power across the game and you built the lifesteal to survive early game your going to need even more of it to survive damage. Other than that you could build health and damage, but the more health you get the smaller that healing is on your health bar.
So if you want to build life steal on Olaf you would have to max out your resistances to the most efficient health:resistances ratio so that you take the least amount of damage while having no extra health allowing you to heal back that health insanely fast but im sure that if you try this it is quite hard to do that effectively.