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Olaf Build Guide by Brasion

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Brasion


Brasion Last updated on September 24, 2015
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Ability Sequence

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

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Offense: 21

Legendary Guardian

Defense: 9


Utility: 0

Threats to Olaf with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
Dr. Mundo Mundo's a huge tank but his damage is small, you can match his regen when you max W and get spirit, just try to kill him once or twice early before he can get too tanky to burst, try to use your ulti to stop his Q slow and id advise going Doran's blade first and then phage asap
Irelia You should be able to destory Irelia, with her kit replying on you being lower HP than her, your passive stops her from ebing able to trade with you, and if she goes in at the wrong time, you can ulti her stun and she has no escapes. Take Doran's Blade and get phage 1st back.
Jayce I have no actual experience of this match up, but I'd think that its a good match-up for olaf as jayce replys on poking you out then going into hammer form to finish you, and Olaf is at his strongest when he's low. Take Doran's Blade and get phage 1st back.
Ryze Ryze is weak enough as it is, but your ulti stops his perma-root from taking any affect. When he uses his ulti, use yours and charge at him, and just do a basic combo. If you don't get 3 or 4 kills he must have gone AFK after the 1st 2. Take Doran's blade and Phage 1st back.
Urgot He's slow and immobile, just go ham the second he gets in lane or he's gunna poke you down quite hard. Take Doran's Blade and get phage 1st.
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Heya, my name is Brasion and I'm a silver 3 top main. I'm only silver 3 because I play a lot of normal draft games with friends and my MMR is around mid Gold.

I think Olaf at the moment is one of the most OP tops in the game, with Juggernauts dominating the scene of league of legends, Olaf can just smack them in the face. Even his ulti counters Garen's annoying silence.

Hopefully I can show you why Olaf is such a great pick top, and help you climb to that elo you have always wanted before the season ends.

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Laning Phase

Olaf's laning is one of the best in the game, with his Q doing a lot of base damage he scales extremely well in the first 6 levels. Once you hit level 3 and you have your Q W and E, try to go in on them. Hit your enemy with a Q through the minion line and run towards it. When you pick up the axe throw it again and again and again, and so on. This will harass them out of lane or at least get zoned, if they do ever dare come in for some CS, thrown and Q and E their way.

If you ever find yourself low on HP, use your W on the minions to grab some HP. Try not to engage again until you have your W back up. Its more effective than Irelia's W passive but only lasts for a few seconds.

Don't forget to ward. Try to ward the tri-bush if your near the red buff and keep your trinket ward in the river. This will give you enough time to run back to tower if the jungler comes for you. Normally you'll get 1 or 2 kills in the laning phase, but if you beaten, try to use your Q and E to secure as much CS as you can.

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Once the team start to group, your job is to push the top or bot. Only do this when your TP is up and make sure your team is aware that they need to throw down a ward when the fight starts specially if they are in the jungle or dragon/baron pits.

Once your in the fight, by TP or just being there, you have to pop your ulti and your ghost and just run for the backline. The enemy can't CC you and they cant knock you away, they have to focus you and most people don't specially when your ADC is fed. You run to the enemy backline and kill whoever you can find, the ADC, the enemy mid maybe even their jungle. Your job is to kill one or two of them at least, if not, the entire team.

Once you have killed the enemy carries or you get too low to fight, run away from the fight and use your Q from a distance to slow anyone trying to follow. If your low and the team fight was won, don't recall, use your low HP to siege the towers down, and use your W on minions and the tower to siege even faster.

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Pros / Cons

He can't be kited
Insane Damage
Huge Tank
Good laning
Decent team fight

If he doesn't get fed it hard to kill the carries
E uses HP

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Farming with Olaf is easy. Along with a high base AD to help with farming, Olaf's E has a reduced CD and refunds the cost if it kills a unit, so don't be scared to use it on some minions to CS with.