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This is how I play Olaf. He is my main, and I do rather well as him, so I thought I would make a guide for him. I play him tanky dps, I tend to get 10+ kills every average game, 20-30+ kills on good games with him, and this is the build I use.
-1st I getbecause it really gives Olaf a lot of wiggle room in early game and you are somewhat tanky in the beginning with this.
Ok, so while you are laning, make sure to last hit minions, I pickfirst because it allows me to kite, last hit minions from far away, does decent damage, and slows the enemy champions. It's a great skill for the beginning, and it's his best at lvl 1.
Your main focus needs to be getting money by either last hitting or killing enemy champs, and both are easy if you follow this guide, armor pen runes and attack speed runes help him with this, and at lvl 2, withtanks become squishy.
Try and return to base after you get a kill or get around 1000 gold so you can pick up. After these pick upmost of the time. Most teams have CC and magic, so merc treads are very useful. There may be cases where they have no cc or very little, then i recommend.
If they have absolutely no dps,isnt that helpful, so you might want to go for ain that case.
Hope this helps, its helped me a lot, before I used to go DPS olaf, with berzerkers, and all dps, but recently I've done some research and found out the best Olaf player, lilballz, used to build olaf similar to this, so i tried it out, and its worked phenomenally, so much better then what I would usually do, i recommend you give it a shot! I understand theres a good tanky olaf build with tons of upvotes, but I saw it, and I figured it was just too tanky in my opinion. This is seriously the most fun ive had with olaf, and its never let me down so far. Just remember, you cant follow the build step by step, all types of things can happen, like i said, if they have no dps, dont get randuins, no cc? no mercs. stuff like that, just keep it in mind, Max E first, then Q or W doesnt matter too much, try and jungle a little bit(or jungle from the start)
Thanks, comment below if you have constructive criticism(such as why i took AS runes) ~
I just thought i would add a screenshot of my records, just a little bit, but im using it as an example because most games are this, yes i can lose, but overrall this build works VERY WELL for me, and try it out and see if you get the same results.
This build works so well because you are so tough, and with randuins, you can take out anybody 1v1 because you slow their attack speeds and movespeeds, which is fantastic, the health and health regen keeps you moving, keeps you tough, so you rarely die, and in team fights, you can fight longer then the opponent, kill the squishys with E be successful :)