Olaf Build Guide by Poljca2
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LIFE STEAL OLAF TOP PATCH 9.7
Jungle Build, NOT GUIDE!
+10% Attack Speed
+8 Magic Resist
Threats & Synergies
Wait until Blind (Q) is over and then attack him. Your ult is going to deny all the slows from shrooms or crystal scepter but it doesn't deny damage, so watch out when attacking him since he can be very fast with W and use you ult while escaping, specially if you step on shroom. Take boots fast and be careful when you engage!
His life steal on Q is really strong and his ult can totaly deny your passive so you have no time to gain health back. If he gets any early advantage (farm, tower, kill, gank...) do not engage anymore since he will be more powerful. You can scale with him as long as you have similar farm and kills until later game (level ~10 and higher) where he can obliterate you as soon as he get 5 hemorrhage (bleeding) stacks. As long as you have any advantage, you can kill him. Be sure to cast you W as soon as he gets 2-4 stacks so you don't get removed by his ult. Never let him ult you (don't let your HP drop)
He is extremely hard to play against as Olaf since he is really hard long range poker and you can't farm or poke him much. Do not pick Olaf if you see enemy picking Jayce. If it's too late or you get the first pick, you will have to face the monster: Jayce's pokes are really strong in early game. His late game is also really strong as he can one shot any non tank and he has too much mobility so you can't engage properly. Stay away and try to farm with Q and push as much as you can when he is out of lane. Warn jungler to gank you and you might even survive :D
She is really powerful in late game and has nice pokes in early (similar to Jayce) so just try not to feed her and kill her before she get's level 11. You must get more XP than her or she will wrack you with R. Go for tanky lifesteal like visage, steraks gage and botrk.
+10% Attack Speed
So why my guide?I don't main Olaf, but I have mastery level 5 with him (as you can see on opgg or any other league profile site) and I never liked normal builds. I always like to experiment and try to find some hidden op builds with any champion. That's why I made this guide. It's not that weird but it also isn't something you see commonly, right?
Why Olaf?Olaf is really bad against high distance poke champions! So never pick him against Jayce. When should you pick him? Pick Olaf against classic Juggernauts since he can pretty much 1v1 them all. Garen, Fiora, Mundo and similar are all pretty easy targets as they can't remove you fast enough so you can use your passive properly. Olaf is really interesting to play (at least for me) even tho his kit isn't something much fun. The fun part is when you drop on to 10% HP with doran's blade and W and enemy has like 40% and you still kill him with all the attack speed and life steal you got xD You even get kinda sad when you see all the destruction and demolition you made ;-; Enemy gets sad too. Really sad. But don't get carried away by my sweet words, this Olaf guide is not always all fame, rainbows and killing. It can backfire real hard if you are playing against strong early if he kills you. Coming back in game is really hard specially in top so beware! Avoid long range matchups. :D INJOY MY GUIDE :D
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With this build, in later game your lifesteal and tankyness will make you extremely hard and frustrating to kill. When fighting, you must manage to activate W and R on time and at right moment as well as BOTRK's active but if you know you are gonna kill, save BOTRK for chase instead of damage itself, it's speed buff is strong.
Spirit visage gives nice amount of lifesteal increase.. You just have tons of HP, you hit REALLY fast as BOTRK and passive gives you attack speed and you heal as hell. You can also take Dead Men's Plate for increased movement speed and engage potential..
If you are playing against strong AD, you can take Randuin's Omen or Sunfire Cape. If you are dealing with heavy tank, i suggest using Edge Of Night. When dealing with strong mage, you must take Spirit Visage! Randuin's Omen is really effective against Crit Master Yi and Yasuo.
Using Q+W+R+Q combo gives you high chance of scoring kill. At level 18, Q+W+R+Q+E combo is even better as E gets really powerful. These 2 combos are useful when you are close to target. When your target at distance, like range of Q, and you want kill then go for R+Q+W+E combo or R+Q+W+Q combo at 15 or lower level.
Olaf is good for poking with Q so after few pokes, you can easily go on enemy with Q+W+Q+few basics+E combo at level 3 or 4. Watch that your enemy has less HP then you and try to avoid such situations if you are fighting with ranged enemy that's faster then you. Try to use as many life steal as possible in these low level fights because Olaf life steal is really effective at start.
Don`t be scared of farming if you are dealing with melee champion because your W life steal can be used in and after fight with champion so even if you lose fight, you can just poke him and then hit a few minions with W to get as much HP back. In late game you will kill everything so farming will be easy. Watch out since you mana drains fast with common Q pokes
Olaf can easily split push in late game with his W but in early game try to push only when your enemy laner is dead and when you have ward's around watching out for jungler. When you lock on at tower at late game with W, there is no force on this small world that can stop you destroying it!
When you are entering team fight, try to get as close as possible to enemy team, tank and return damage they deal to you as much as possible. Try not to go 2v1 or 3v1 fights much. When you dive into their team in team fight try to do as many basic's you can so damage they deal to you can be returned with life steal. Olaf isn't much good for team fights but with this build, you can do something instead of nothing. Don't get hit with CC or you will probably die. Focus one champion and take them down one by one
When enemy team pushes, all you can do is wait for you teammates to come because you can't do sh*t alone... When they come, tank and try to make counter push with you tanking tower hits or if you have time just let minions tank. If enemy team is not pushing (dead, baron, drake, collapsed push...) try to find lane where there are no enemy champions and make split push or even team push. Don`t always make team push in mid since pushes in top and bot can be much more effective sometimes.
Overheal is good for early 1v1's and also easy to activate with Olaf's life steal.
Legend: Bloodline is quite self explaining, LIFE STEAL! Legend: Alacrity is also good for attack speed but I prefer Bloodline.
Last Stand is super well scaling with passive so you can`t die.
Taste of blood, again self explaining, and Relentless Hunter is good for engages and overall great for map movement.