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Zed Build Guide by ShadowWalkerLTE

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League of Legends Build Guide Author ShadowWalkerLTE

CHALLENGE me Shen. You WILL be defeated.

ShadowWalkerLTE Last updated on July 30, 2013
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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.



Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 9


Utility: 0

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Hi Mobafire fans and League players. I am ShadowWalkerLTE. This is my first guide. I absolutely love Zed. Zed is a melee assassin. His goal is to find the squishy targets in a teamfight and burst them down. Please leave some feedback. I would love to make you guys another guide, but better. So leave some comments and feedback for I can get better. Thanks!

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I use this set of runes because it provides Zed with some good damage/protection from levels 1-5. Laning from level 1-5 is a little hard since you started with a cloth armor and pots. The selas and glyphs are a no-brainer, since you need that extra protection against that annoying Teemo.

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The masteries are pretty self explanatory. It gives you:

+4 attack speed for better farming.
+20 attack damage to compliment Zed's burst combo.
+Some armor penetration against that unpleasant Malphite.
+About 100 extra health.
+Almost TEN PERCENT increased damage.
+A few defenses, about 4 armor and magic resist.

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Zed has quite the skillset. He has a medium range poke(Q). He has an instant damage ability(E), and an true assassin skill(R).

Q: ACTIVE: Zed and his shadows throw their shurikens, each dealing physical damage to the first enemy they pass through and 60% damage to enemies thereafter.
LIVING SHADOW: Additional shurikens striking the same enemy deal 50% damage and restore energy based on the level of Living Shadow.

W: PASSIVE: Zed's bonus attack damage is increased by a percentage.
ACTIVE: Zed's shadow dashes forward, remaining in place for 4 seconds. Reactivating this ability will cause Zed to switch positions with this shadow.
Zed's shadow will mimic his basic abilities. If both strike the same target Zed regains some energy. Energy can only be restored once per mimicked ability.

E: ACTIVE: Zed and his shadows create a burst of shadow, dealing physical damage to nearby enemies.
Zed's slash reduces the cooldown of Living Shadow by 2 seconds for each enemy champion struck. His shadow's mimicked slash slows enemies for 1.5 seconds.
LIVING SHADOW: Overlapping Shadow Slashes striking the same enemy deal no additional damage but will apply a stronger slow and restore energy based on the level of Living Shadow.

R: ACTIVE: Zed becomes untargetable and dashes to target enemy champion. Upon arrival, he marks the target for death and spawns a living shadow behind the target. This shadow lasts 4 seconds and mimics Zed's abilities. Reactivating Death Mark will cause Zed to switch positions with this shadow.
After 3 seconds, the mark will detonate, dealing physical damage equal to 100% of Zed's attack damage plus a percentage of all magic and physical damage dealt to the target by Zed and his shadows while the mark was active.

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Unique Skills

When Zed uses his ultimate and goes untargetable, he can dodge a few ultimates if used at the right moment. He can dodge Karthus's Requim, Nunu's Absolute Zero, Vladimir's Hemoplague, just to name a few.

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Pros / Cons

+Uses energy
+Lots of burst
+Has a nice escape spell
+Really strong wave clear
+Good harass
+Really good at juking

+Spells has high energy cost
+Depends on items a lot.
+Weak without ult (Levels 1-5)

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Hard Counters on Zed:

Pwns against:
-Da-Ri-Us the great

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Team Work

YOu must coordinate with your team. Your tanks muust lead the charge, and you follow. Then you find the squishy targets or carries and take them down. You must get out before the rest of the team can punish you. Then, just have a normal teamfight.

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Thank you all for reading my guide. I hope you enjoyed and learned a thing or two about Zed. I wish you REP and BYE.