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League of Legends Build Guide Author Lycazor

True Zed - True Damage [Mid//Top-Lane]

Lycazor Last updated on December 30, 2013
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Ability Sequence

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

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.



Offense: 21

Legendary Guardian

Defense: 9


Utility: 0

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The Hystory of Zed

Zed - The Master of Shadows:

Zed is the first ninja in 200 years to unlock the ancient, forbidden ways. He defied his clan and master, casting off the balance and discipline that had shackled him all his life. Zed now offers power to those who embrace knowledge of the shadows, and slays those who cling to ignorance.

An orphan, Zed was taken in and trained by a great ninja master. Only one other student appeared to be Zed's equal - the master's son, Shen. It seemed Zed could never win the favor of the master, as every match between the rivals ended in a draw. Frustrated and jealous, he sought an advantage. The young ninja ventured into a sealed part of the clan's temple, where he found an ornate, foreboding box. Sensing the dark knowledge within, Zed knew he should not open it, but he peered inside nonetheless. In an instant, shadows touched his mind, revealing techniques that had long been hidden. Now armed with a secret edge, he challenged Shen, and this time he defeated the master's son. He expected praise and recognition in his moment of victory, but somehow the master knew Zed had used forbidden ways, and banished him.

Humiliated, the young ninja wandered for years. His bitterness turned to ambition, and he began to train others in the style of the shadows. As his power grew, so did his circle of followers, but he knew that without the box, his technique would never be perfect. One day, Zed looked at his followers and saw that his students were now an army. He led them back to the temple to claim his prize. At the gates, he was surprised to find the old master waiting, receiving Zed and his disciples as if they were welcome guests. The old man laid his sword at Zed's feet, declaring that he had failed Zed as his master. By banishing his former student, the master had doomed Zed to the shadows, instead of leading him to the balanced path. The old man implored Zed to enter the temple, destroy the box, and lead his followers to balance. The dark ninja followed the master inside. Moments later, the assembled ninjas heard Zed cry out in pain. Mysteriously, he emerged unscathed, and threw the severed head of the master at Shen's feet. Screaming in rage, Zed commanded his followers to slaughter the master's students and seize the box.

That day, the old ninja order fell. Though many students died, some escaped thanks to Shen's heroic efforts. Now the temple is a dark training ground for the Order of the Shadow. Zed rules as the Order's master, and his edict is simple: perfect one's technique, and kill all ninjas who refuse to embrace the shadows.

''Balance is a lie - we are the true ninjas.''

- Zed -

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Pros / Cons


+Damn high burst
+ Good poke/harass
+ Awesome jukes with Living Shadow
+ He can dodge skills with Death Mark
+ One of the best splitpushers in the game


- Squishy!
- Has to go all in to kill the enemy (out of positon after killing him)
- Melee autoattack range
- vulnerable to ganks if Living Shadow is on CD
- He is a flippin' ninja (for every ninja like Akali, Shen, Kennen he looses 1 max. HP)

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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence:

- 1 [ Razor Shuriken - Active: Zed and his shadows throw their shurikens, each dealing 75/115/155/195/235(100% bonus AD) physical damage to the first enemy they pass through and 45/69/93/117/141(+60% bonus AD) physical damage to enemies thereafter.
Living Shadow: Additional shurikens striking the same enemy deal 50% damage and restore energy.]

- 2 [ Living Shadow - Passive: Zed's bonus attack damage is increased by 5/10/15/20/25%.
Active: Zed's shadow dashes forward, remaining in place for 4 seconds. Reactivating this ability will cause Zed to switch positions with this shadow.
Zed's shadow will mimic his basic abilities. If both strike the same target Zed regains 20/25/30/35/40. Energy can only be restored once per mimicked ability.]

- 3 [ Shadow Slash - Active: Zed and his shadows create a burst of shadow, dealing 60/90/120/150/180(+80% bonus AD) physical damage to nearby enemies.
Zed's slash reduces the cooldown of Living Shadow by 1 second for each enemy struck. His shadows' slashes slow enemies by 20/25/30/35/40% for 1.5 seconds.
Living Shadow: Overlapping Shadow Slashes striking the same enemy deal no additional damage but will incur an increased slow of 30/37.5/45/52.5/60% and restore energy.]

- 4 [ Razor Shuriken ]

- 5 [ Razor Shurikan ]

- 6 [ Death Mark - Active: Zed becomes untargetable and dashes to target enemy champion. Upon arrival, he marks the target for death and spawns a living shadow at his starting position. This shadow lasts 6 seconds and mimics Zed's abilities. Reactivating Death Mark will cause Zed to switch positions with this shadow.
After 3 seconds, the mark will detonate, dealing physical damage equal to 100% of Zed's attack damage plus 20/35/50% of damage dealt of all magic and physical damage dealt to the target by Zed and his shadows while the mark was active.]

- 7 [ Razor Shurikan ]

- 8 [ Shadow Slash ]

- 9 [ Razor Shurikan ]

- 10 [ Shadow Slash ]

- 11 [ Death Mark ]

- 12 [ Shadow Slash ]

- 13 [ Shadow Slash ]

- 14 [ Living Shadow ]

- 15 [ Living Shadow ]

- 16 [ Death Mark ]

- 17 [ Living Shadow ]

- 18 [ Living Shadow ]

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What will come next ?

Hi People this is my first Guide and I'll do my best to bring it to the top and you educate as much as possible about this Champ.
I hope this Guide has helped and you like it.
I'm going to work every day in this guide and improve it.
I look forward to Criticism so Tips to mend what else to add to what you still miss in order to be better to just write in the discussions.

with friendly greet your Memorex.