Olaf Top Guide S12
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Runes: General runes
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order General abilities set up
Threats & Synergies
Skill matchup you can go ignite flash or ignite ghost. lvl 1 and 2 u win all-ins and lvl 3 try to side step and if your not good at side stepping then wait until lvl 6 and all in .`
Ban this shit .Her W counters you , u cant all-in if she has W up . good thing is she is very weak early so u can look for a cheater recall and then try to freeze .
Force all-ins even if he has ignite . a trick u can do is to flash in front of his E so u block it and then try to all-in . lvl 1 to 18 u win 1v1s but ping if he is missing because he will out roam you
usually its a farm lane because of her W Q E away combo so u can Q kite from her Q and then E and if she hits you with Q and she E's away u can W the minion wave and be save . lvl 1 to lvl 6 you always win all -ins but play the lane well
go kill him . cheater recall is very good too
Skilled matchup and its one of my favorite matchups . lvl 1 with D blade and approach velocity you can win if u land every Q , if u miss one then play back . lvl 2 is the same but not only land Q's but position them well with auto attacks . lvl 3 he wins HARD mainly because of his W and E , a trick u can do lvl 3 is when he E's u , u can time your Q where if he E's u q and then his E will make u pick up your own axe which sets up the next q but because he is lvl 3 with ghost he can win . lvl 6 u HARD win just buy CDR boots and its free just hit all Q's and he is doomed . in a 1v1 he doesnt outscale you like others think its just lvl 11 to lvl 16 dont let him land a Q on you when u R u have to stick in his face . go ghost flash or ghost ignite or flash ignite all works against him .
go kill him .
flash ignite and the lane becomes alot easier . lvl 1 to lvl 6 u always win all-ins . space really well in lane make sure she doesnt get vitals for free . do Q E combo lvl 3 if u find your self in an all-in against her make sure to flash her W or side step it and u will win . lvl 6 go ham against her but dont miss a single axe
if he goes ignite then its a skilled matchup but if he doesnt then its a free lane in my opinion . like always u win all-ins , try to force fights lvl 1-3 so that the lane pushes against him and then u can go for a cheater recall . go flash ghost or flash ignite both work , lvl 3 if you side step 1 barrel then he automatically losses the all-in so make sure to do that . lvl 6 go ham against him but position your Q's with auto attack and he is doomed always shorten your Q's so its easy to pick up the axe , a trick that you can do is to Q and then flash towards the Axe u threw and then Q again into E and do that combo while juking his barrel with your Flash .
its usually a farm lane where he sits under tower despite him going ignite , and waits for his passive , so u can push lane and then go for cheater recall and freez , lvl 1 to lvl6 u always win all-ins just make sure to kite his Q , a trick u can do is to Q and he will be slowed u go to his melee range and bait his Q and then u can kite back . same thing with his E . go ghost flash and u will be fine
Farm lane , really boring . try to freeze using the cheater recall .
phase rush + ignite makes the all-ins insanely hard but good thing is he wont all-in you if u both full HP so try to freeze on him . side step his belly slam and then Q-E combo him.
easy matchup if u land the first Q hold your second Q for his first Dash and then hit him with your second Q . lvl 1 to lvl 6 you win , so freeze against him .
flash ignite and the lane is almost free , lvl 1 to lvl 6 u win hard . so freeze on her and dont let her play the game if your both full hp and the lane is frozen on your side then go ham and finish her off , just make sure to land all Q's and position them well and she is doomed . olaf historically been always good against gwen . just save your second Q after her first Dash and its GGwp .
again , the matchup seems very easy for olaf but if heimer goes phase rush ignite its insanely hard to all-in him and if u miss 1 Q your finished so make sure to wait until lvl 6 and all-in there .
dodge E .
Historically Olaf been always good against Irelia. Go Flash ignite and she cant all-in you if your both full HP , lvl 1 to lvl 6 u always win even if she lands E or R or Both . just make sure to land your abilities and not only that but position your Q's really well . save second Q after Her first Dash . Now the most important thing you need to know is that once she gets Bork its done . unless u are super feed then u can beat her even if she has bork but if your both even or your kinda feed then dont go for an all-in u have to side step E and flash R and then u can beat her .
skilled matchup . never Q if he is in mid range mainly because if u do he can jump on top of u and then you are forced to go towards the first Q you threw so that you can pick up the axe but then he can stun you while doing that and he gets a good trade , so if u want to win you have to Q either far away from him with max range so he cant Q you or you Q when you both very close so that its easier for you to pick up the Axe and always save W after his E lvl 6 insta all-in him u straight up win . lvl 1 u also win lvl 3 its a skill matchup and lvl 6 you win . wave control is your biggest weapon in this lane kind of like darius . but unlike darius , jax outscales you after first item.
Again the lane seems extremely easy for Olaf but with jayce going phase rush ignite then the lane is basically a farm lane where who ever has the lane frozen on his side will have the upper hand . he is kind of like quin but he has better poke and way more damage with ignite , so remember if your both full HP then all-in him if the lane is on your side . lvl 1 to lvl 5 you win , a trick you can do is to Q and hold second Q after he knock you away and then wait for your slow against him to almost go and then hit him with the second axe and now you can keep up with him , Ghost is a MUST + approach velocity . at lvl 6 lane is way easier just make sure to Hit all Q's even though its insanely hard to do so because he has phase rush but you can always try .
one of the hardest lane for Olaf mainly because she has all the tools to kite u very well . lvl 1 she can actually kill you if u miss a single Q . landing Q's on her is insanely hard . a trick you can do is to Save 1 Q after 1 dash but even then its hard to do that . and always remember your not fighting kalista . your fighting Time, because the longer the fight goes the more likely you'll die . so make sure to finish her Off really fast . stridebreaker is a MUST with ghost .
freeze and insta all-in after lvl 6 . Ghost is a MUST no need for stride but can if u want
really easy lane just freeze on her and she cant play the game . lvl 6 u hard win too so i dont think she has a chance , make sure to buy CDR boots combine them with a kindlegem you'll have 30 AH which means you can spam Q's after picking up the Axe so yeah its free.
Skilled matchup Dodge his Q and try to fake all-in by killing him on his first form . and never fight him on small form unless you can finish him off really quickly . so go ignite flash and the lane becomes a little bit easier . you can go flash barrier but i never tried it . lvl 1 you win if even if he has lethal tempo ignite . lvl 3 dodge Q and he is doomed and then lvl 6 you insta all if the lane is frozen on your side and always remember , never fully engage if he is on small form unless you can finish him off fast.
it seems like a hard lane , but always Save second Q after his first dash so its now its easier and if he dashes your first Q then ghost towards your axe and then insta all-in him .
FREEZE FREEZE FREEZE BECAUSE AT LVL 6 U WONT KILL HIM . ignore all the poke from him and if u can cheeze lvl 1 then go for it but focus on farming and wave control . go for a cheater recall and then insta all-in him once his over extended , go for CDR boots and kindlegem and you can spam Q's all u want against him . one of the few matches that i go gathering storm because the lane is very boring and there isn't much to do . but dont forget that if u want to go gathering storm then u HAVE TO GO GHOST otherwise people will kite u to death .
one of my favorite matchups . mainly because you just win lol . so lvl 1 to lvl 6 u straight up win . just go for CDR boots and then kindlegem and he is doomed , a trick he can do against you is to R you before you R him so that he steals you stats . so to prevent that just R before he does and he is doomed . poor mord i love you but u suck . hopefully they buff mord so that i play against him more .
Free lane . no police.
Freeze on him and no at lvl 6 he doesnt kill , at lvl 6 you beat him ever harder . so yeah just freeze and he is doomed
always look to freeze . early one his trading is good but you can always W the minion wave to sustain the heath back . Q-E combo is insane against him so look to do that , try to cheez him lvl 1 and lvl 6 insta all him after his Dash is down . u can go divine if you somehow lost lane against him . Ghost flash is really good + approach velocity
just like Ornn nothing different except that her W gives her alot of MS so make sure to R after her W is down and also she doesnt have good trading against you early one like ornn does so its easier for you .
it could be a very hard matchup mainly because he can poke and all-in with ignite he one shots you . this champion does so much damage with 0 items its kinda insane and hard to deal with , so respect him lvl 1 even though you can kill him but if you try to engage him lvl 1 under his wave you will lose because not only the minions will attack you but he has ignite , and watch out for his lvl 2 engage if he hits you with W you insta die so he is the only matchup that i recommend bone plating and going tank olaf . so if you go bone plating now he cant one shot you anymore lvl 2 he has to tap Q first and then W and never let him do that . now let him push the wave towards you mainly because if he goes for a cheater recall you can build up a massive wave so that he cant freeze it . and wait until lvl 6 and now you outscale him easily . keep in mind that he does have a good trick which is as soon as you R him he will R away and come back and kill you . so just keep that in mind . lvl 3 he wins mainly because of ignite combined with his Q crit , and just make sure to dodge his Q's and watch out for his W Q auto empowered E combo he is kind like gangplank + renekton so play super save until lvl 6 . go ghost flash or exhaust flash if your not confident against him . flash barrier works too but never go ignite against him .
really easy lane kinda like jayce but if she goes phase rush ignite the lane becomes either a farm lane if both players spacing really well or who have has the wave frozen will win . so try to go for a cheater recall and freeze the lane lvl 1 to lvl 5 you win all-ins if you land every Q but keep in mind she can slow you with her stun , a trick u can go is to hold your second Q after her Stun and time it as her animation casts so that he is also slowed but then again if she has phase rush then wait until lvl 6 . Ghost flash is a must + approach velocity
few seasons ago this matchup was almost impossible for olaf but now its ok . so why it was impossible mainly because renekton has a combo that olaf cant retaliate which is he Q emp W double dash away , the only thing u can do is to Q-E him but then you already lost the trade so cheez lvl 1 and keep the wave pushed under his tower and go for a cheater recall becuz lvl 1 and 2 you are way stronger than him . lvl 6 u straight up win just make sure to R either as soon as he W you or after he uses his E and always save your second Q after his E . Ghost flash is ok , but flash ignite or ignite ghost makes the lane way easier .
easy lane but can be annoying mainly because she has a gymnastics certificate from MIT and ignite so yeah . lvl 1 you win and also lvl 6 u also win but just make sure to not over do it if she has ignite up . and always save 1 Q after 1 dash . if she wastes E or Q insta all-in her so just keep in mind that you are way way stronger than her in 1v1's so look to freeze and make sure to avoid her Q combo . go Ghost Flash or Flash barrier or flash exhaust all work but you need to have flash so u can have outplay potential. Flash either her R or her Q combo
so the sett matchup is basically back and forth matchup . but if olaf gets a lead he can snow ball alot faster than sett . lvl 1 if u go bone plating + D shield u win even if he lands full crit W somehow but if he has ignite then u lose so keep that in mind . lvl 3 he is also stronger than you but a trick that u can do is to Q and walk towards him to bait out is E kinda like what u do against garen . and once his E is down he could never land full crit W if u play it well . lvl 6 you straight up win just make sure that as soon as he R's you. you R mid way . go ghost exhaust or ghost flash or flash ignite all work . you can go approach velocity but i go time warp tonic .
lvl 1 you win . lvl 2 you win. lvl 3 dodge his taunt and Q-E his W lvl 6 GGwp you win play for wave control and freeze the lane . go approach velocity or time warp tonic and ghost flash or flash ignite . lvl 6 insta all in if the wave frozen under your tower after he wastes his taunt
easy lane just make sure to not him proxy . and go beat him up he has nothin against u so just go ghost flash + approach velocity
really easy lane for olaf , you win all levels and its hard for sion to win trades against you . Q-E combo is very good against him and always finish him of with your E so that after his second form you Q slow him so that he cant catch up to you and kill you because sion can kill u after he E's you before he dies and kills u on his second form lvl 6 he has some escape forms but unlike malphit you can flash infront of him in the middle of his R .
FREE go ignite
lvl 1 you win if he doesnt go lethal tempo + ignite lvl 2 you win lvl 3 you win just make sure to freeze and insta all-in if his W is down and lvl 6 u win really easily make sure to dodge his stuns and watch out for his Q stun W + ignite combo . but on paper you win if he W's into you with your R . he could never R u if u also R'ing kinda like mord .
again it seems like a free lane and it can be but with temo going ignite phase rush + swifties boots first item the lane becomes alot harder so cheez lvl 1 and then go for cheater recall and then freez and as soon u hit lvl 6 insta all in him after you land the first Q or the second Q . a trick u can do is to all in him after you land second Q because once u land the second Q he will have phase rush and u just wait until its down and now you R but that is really rare because by the time he has phase he is either in the base or inside of his tower hugging it so just freeze and deny CS if he doesnt have phase rush then its a FREE LANE JUST GO FINISH HIM .
my favorite matchup mainly because the trundle player actually wants to 1v1 you and then ends up dying lol . so just go bone plating lethal tempo + ignite and he cant play the game against you . you out poke him your lvl 6 just better than him if u have ignite if u dont then u dont win any lvl so just make sure you have ignite . and its ok lane . so he does outscale you in a 1v1 but 1v1's dont matter too much later on into the game lvl 1 u win if u have what i mentioned + D blade lvl 2 same thing lvl 3 same thing lvl 6 same thing if your not confident then poke him alittle bit and then all-in and please please please position all of your Q's well because if a Q is too farm to pick then u instantly lose even if u have ignite .
really easy lane . u win all lvls and make sure to save your R when your 40% HP so that he cant R you using his own R cheez lvl 1 and freeze the wave . go ghost flash
hard lane you win lvl 1 to lvl 5 and u want to always for fights at those level mainly because he will outscale you fast . if you lost lane then rush frozen heart. the way to win the lane is to never let him stack fury up and always punish him for it and also u want to freeze on him as fast as u can . lvl 6 if he E into you , u better max range Q so the slow is extra because if u short Q him the slow wont last long . go ghost flash
all in after his E is down and Q-E combo him if he E's you lvl1 u win lvl 2 u win lvl3 u win if u space well lvl 6 you insta win too just dont get kited to death by his E and Q's go ghost flash
F this guy. dodge his E and flash out of his cage and spam Q's against him . so CDR boots is really good with kindlegem cheez lvl 1 to set up for a cheater recall and play the from there well . yorick will always win if he hits everything on you . and at lvl 6 u have to dodge E if u dont then he will win . go approach velocity + flash ghost or flash ignite .
same lane as garen except you have way better tools to kite him really well Q him and bait out his stun and E and he cant stun u because your Q slowed him and then u can all-in lvl 1 u win lvl 2 u win lvl 3 u have to bait out his E or stun lvl 6 it doesnt matter u win regardless . go ghost flash
Champion Build Guide
2- Basic Q-E combo . really easy very good in lane and for short trades .
3- Auto Q-E auto combo . very good against squishy champs while R'ing . here is a video on how i did it while R'ing https://youtu.be/T6FCfBBFWzA
4- Flash Q , E Flash , Flash Auto Q auto E . Flash Q-E or Flash auto Q-E auto .
5- Q and then Flash towards the Axe you threw and then Q-E . very good against jax al lvl 3 where he uses E and then you Q and the Flash towards the Q you threw to dodge his stun and then Q-E look the this example i had against a jax https://youtu.be/x-JicZhwONs skip to 0:42 where i used this combo .
6- you can Flash to pick up the Axe while R'ing to do the most DPS for example look at my video on my youtube channel here where i used this https://youtu.be/T6FCfBBFWzA
if olaf is ahead you want to ragnorak towards the highest source of damage in that game and then the backline .
if olaf is not ahead or even , then using ragnorak on the backline is the right way or using it to deal with assasins who can kill your own backline .
if olaf is behind or it's late game , then its extremely hard to play the game but again if you can take down the enemy support with you while R'ing then its worth .
Regardless i believe olaf is a situational pick and he is D tier champ now
you should abuse this by looking for fights when drake is up , and try to look for objectives to take down like mid tower or bot or drake or the rift herald . also its really important to be very good at team fighting and knowing when to all-in and who to all-in .