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Healthy Olaf

Last updated on March 14, 2011
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Cheat Sheet

Olaf Build

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.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 8

Veteran's Scars

Defense: 21

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 1

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Items I usually start with Ruby, and work on phage.
Once the early farming is done I will aim for completed boots and working on starks.
At this point you should be able to do dragon aswell.
Get some more health, olaf likes this.
Either get warmogs or mallet, then work on the one you didnt get.
Most games are on they way to ending, atmas will give a nice damage boost with all your health and syn with your W spell. Blade is a fun last item purely for the rambo factor of 'beserking'.
Sometimes if the game has gone on this long and most of my team are squishy I will swap these last 2 items for GA and banshees to become tankish.

Things you don't really need that alot of olaf players buy.
Mana + Mana regen... You don't need to spam your Q.
many squishy dps items... Olaf likes a bit of crit and damage but he needs health to really work properly.

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Summoner Spells

Ghost and Exhaust are mine, usually.
Ghost + Ult is a great escape and Exhaust can be good for counter attacking.

-- Your enemy manages to hit you to low health, asuming they are a physical dps (using auto attack prehaps) you can really get a good hard counter attack with exhaust. Plus at low health your passive will ensure your dps is good.

-- Ghost fits the rambo, 'all must die' approach that can be done with olaf.

You don't really need Cleanse with Olaf because of his ult.
You don't really need Rally because it is bad
You don't really need Heal because that defies the point of olaf
You don't really need clarity...
You don't really need clarvoyance

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Olaf is all about a nice early game farm, or jungle.
Followed by endless rage (which unlike trynd, will be endless) in the mid to late game phase.
Olaf can lane better than many people think, IF you use his Q correctly.
This means that you don't want to spam Q (wasting mana) but you can use it to get some zone control (allowing you to farm minions). Also Q can be made to go through every minion, which then makes the use of mana worth while).