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League of Legends Build Guide Author Mcfinnegans

McFinnegan's S-MODE Raging Olaf.

Mcfinnegans Last updated on December 28, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

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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

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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Introduction to the S-Mode Raging Olaf.

With this, you can become a real Berzerker. For the first time you can 1v2... In this guide, I'll show you the true wrath of Olaf.. here's some main rules for Olaf.

1. Lower health means, more attack speed, which also means you'll get more Life-steal, which means you're invincible. Unless they can out damage your Life-steal, or CC you. (Use your ultimate dumbass if it's on cool down GG LEG IT!) So use your battle-cry and scream S-MODE!!! and keep chopping.

2. You're also a good solo-top, if you're not jungling. Use your (W)Vicious Strikes! Let the minions tank it and then Life-steal your way back to full health!

3. You're a semi-tank, but not full tank, so don't charge in a 1v4 like a madman, unless it's only 2 people and you're decently fed.

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Why would you use Olaf?

Cause it's fun! Making people attack you and then BAM! You're about to die, and then you gain more attack speed and you life-steal your way to victory! He's also a Viking, If that even matters! He's a great jungler with his (W) Vicious Strikes and can deal True Damage with his (E) Reckless Swing. (It's practically free with your lifesteal.) Throw that Axe at people's faces! Don't be a biter of a Spartan like Pantheon!

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The skills that give powers to Olaf.

With this mighty passive, you gain attack speed as you get lower. Which leads to faster life-steal rates, causing you to become alot more powerful! This passive is the Bread to the Nutella.

This is Olaf's only CC move. It's abit hard to aim at first, but gradually you'll get the point and start to land it. Spamming it isn't a good idea unless you've built some mana cause it's the mana-draining skill in Olaf's arsenal. Use this first in a fight to slow your enemy!

This skill gives Olaf more Attack Damage based on HP, and more Life-steal! Use this second in a fight, I'm not going to explain it, cause it's kinda obvious! With this you have the POWER!

This is your main damage skill. Low cooldown, True damage, with this you can cut down the mightiest of tanks. Accompanied with your life-steal this skill is almost free! Watch your HP early game, because it can lead to your demise!

This is the skill that makes you a freight train that can plow through anything. With this you take less damage and you are not crowd controllable! Rush in with this and activate your Randuin's Omen and make sure you don't get destroyed!

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Runes of S-MODE.

Greater Mark of Desolation
Armor Penetration. This gives you the early game true damage. It's a must on most AD champions.

Flat Armor. This means you don't have to get a cloth armor early game, and you can tank abit more AD when you gank someone.

Flat Magic Resistance. With this, early game you don't need to spend as much gold in-game for that AP carry. It's the best thing Olaf can get on the Glyphs, as he doesn't need Flat or per level AP.

These give Olaf more survivability in the Jungle and early game. It also makes him more intimidating with those extra bars :) Though they can be replaced with Armor Pentration if you can't afford it, because it costs a whopping 2050ip!

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Masteries that cause Olaf's brain to induce RAGE.


This doesn't need to be explained.
9 in the defense slot for more tankiness.

You can also go 9/21/0 if you're thinking about tanking alot.

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I get this for the 500 damage on creeps and free ward. Also it gives Olaf some AD and Armor, and a WHOPPING 18% more Lifesteal!

Gives myself 40% Attack speed and a aura that gives teammates around me 20% Attack speed and 20% Life-steal! That means they don't have to spend as much on those stats! It also drops enemies armor by 20! But it might cause people to sense ganks, so don't get it early in the game where you have to wait till the right moment.

Gives you attack speed, and more Magic Resistance! What more can you ask for in a item! It's not that expensive for a item either!

Flat AD, and MORE Life-steal! Slay enemies with ease wielding this monster of an item!

HP, Armor, and Health regen packed into one. Gives you a slight 5% Cooldown reduction and slows the attacker's attack speed and movement speed by 35% with a 20% chance! If you can't wait till then just activate your active!

These boots give you movement speed 2, and 25 Magic Resistance! It also gives you +35 Tenacity! ALL-IN-ONE!

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Summoner Spells that make you literally invincible if you use both.

This and Ragnarok means a easy escape as long as you have enough health to walk out alive.
Flash is not recommended as it's not as good as a combo with Ragnarok! With this you can charge in screaming in a rampage!

With this you can shut down any AD carry, chase or slow someone down to ********. If someone uses this on you, use your Reckless Swing problem solved.

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Pro's and Con's of Olaf.

Pros: Cons:
High Life-steal ....Harassable?
True Damage
Almost un-crowd controllable
High damage potential

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Farming minions.

Takes no skill with this build. Early game you're in the Jungle, no-one will ks creep.
Mid-game you should have Wriggle's, which means easy creep kills. Nuff said.

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Teamwork in ganking the enemy trashbags.

PING to get your teammates attention. Don't even gank if the other team is not pushing hard on your teammate, because then you'll have to wait till they push closer to your turret causing you to be underlevel.