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Zed Build Guides, Runes and Items

Zed the Master of Shadows

Find the best Zed build guides for League of Legends S13 Patch 13.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Zed build for the S13 meta. Learn more about Zed's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 13 Guides // Patch 13.1 & Patch 12.23
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LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

[13.1] Max-Depth Master Zed Guide

Guide by CashLOL updated January 12, 2023
  • In-depth
9.4
22
Votes
1
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

[Season 13] Mid Zed | Builds and Runes

Guide by DabiDabi updated January 12, 2023
9.2
289
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38
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

[13.1] Zethal's Zed Guide | Latest Build + Advanced Tips

Guide by Zethal_Na updated January 23, 2023
  • In-depth
7.7
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9
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

Everything You Need To Know About Zed 70%WR!

Guide by MikeVix updated December 8, 2022
7.5
6
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1
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

Zed Guide [S13]

Guide by Balinthun873 updated January 29, 2023
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

Zed - [12.23] Mid and Jg

Guide by YourDreamWaifuu updated December 7, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

Hypercarry Zed

Guide by RedRzr19 updated January 22, 2023
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

How to dominate with Zed

Guide by IamNoobZed updated December 15, 2022
New Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

Zed snowball build

Guide by EL ZUDO updated January 29, 2023
Season 13 Builds // Patch 13.1 & Patch 12.23
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16
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LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

Zed build & rune Season 13 High Elo 700K+ Mastery

Build by yibroken updated January 20, 2023
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

Tanky Zed Doing crimes againts humanity | Zed Tank Top

Build by Riceyboll updated January 14, 2023
  • Off-Meta
New Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

zed top lane

Build by dcfcwright updated January 17, 2023
  • Off-Meta
New Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

Zed Build Guide For S13

Build by ren48 updated January 27, 2023
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

Zed mid aka Free LP champ

Build by Dzioban updated January 11, 2023
Season 13 Guides // Other Patches
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

Pre-Season 2023 Zed meta

Guide by Whitelies updated December 4, 2022
Season 13 Builds // Other Patches
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

(12.21) The TANK ZED

Build by luks0550 updated November 16, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

Zed tank mid /top

Build by NightRed3Y updated November 18, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

Zed 12.12 Patch Carry Mid/Jg

Build by BoxBlade123 updated December 1, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

zed

Build by chlebson updated December 6, 2022
Season 12 Guides
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LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

[12.15] Challenger Zed Jungle Guide - Free LP!

Guide by Eagzey updated August 21, 2022
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Zed Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Zed we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Zed, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Zed this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 13.1. However, if you are a new Zed player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Zed!

Patch 13.1: 645357 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Zed's Runes

Zed's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 10578 Games

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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Second Best

Zed's 2nd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 51225 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Electrocute
Electrocute
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Third Best

Zed's 3rd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 12248 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak

Zed's Summoner Spells

Zed's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 205589 Games

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Second Best

Zed's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 73 Games

Flash Barrier

Third Best

Zed's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 387 Games

Cleanse Flash

Zed's Starters

Zed's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 73493 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Zed's 2nd Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 111686 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Third Best

Zed's 3rd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 7192 Games

Doran's Blade Health Potion

Trinket

Zed's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 82982 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Zed's 2nd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 20356 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Zed's 3rd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 103963 Games

Stealth Ward
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Patch 13.1: 645361 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Zed's Runes

Zed's Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 12796 Games

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Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: First Strike
First Strike
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Future's Market
Future's Market
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection

Second Best

Zed's 2nd Best Runes 41%

Win Rate 3410 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Electrocute
Electrocute
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Third Best

Zed's 3rd Best Runes 44%

Win Rate 2449 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Electrocute
Electrocute
LoL Rune: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph

Zed's Summoner Spells

Zed's Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 46904 Games

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Second Best

Zed's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 1843 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Zed's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 1471 Games

Smite Ignite

Zed's Starters

Zed's Best Starter Items 45%

Win Rate 21270 Games

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Trinket

Zed's Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 37471 Games

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Second Best

Zed's 2nd Best Trinket 44%

Win Rate 11449 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Zed's 3rd Best Trinket 68%

Win Rate 99 Games

Eye of the Herald
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Patch 13.1: 645364 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Zed's Runes

Zed's Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 2653 Games

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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Electrocute
Electrocute
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Second Best

Zed's 2nd Best Runes 60%

Win Rate 196 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Electrocute
Electrocute
LoL Rune: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph

Third Best

Zed's 3rd Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 755 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Zed's Summoner Spells

Zed's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 15099 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Zed's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 116 Games

Teleport Ignite

Third Best

Zed's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 183 Games

Flash Smite

Zed's Starters

Zed's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 7702 Games

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Trinket

Zed's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 7688 Games

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Second Best

Zed's 2nd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 6661 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Zed's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 1565 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Zed Counters

Learn Zed's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Zed guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Zed Mid in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Zed. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Zed Skins

Zed's Abilities

Zed's Contempt for the Weak
Contempt for the Weak Zed's Passive Zed's Passive
Self
Zed's Passive
Zed's Passive
Whenever Zed attacks an enemy below 50% health, he deals an additional 6 / 8 / 10% of the target's max health as magic damage. Enemy champions can only be hit once every 10 seconds.
Q
Zed's Razor Shuriken
Razor Shuriken Zed's Q Ability
925
75 / 70 / 65 / 60 / 55
6
Zed and his Shadows throw their shurikens, each dealing 80 / 115 / 150 / 185 / 220 (+1.1 per bonus attack damage) physical damage to the first enemy they pass through, and 48 / 69 / 90 / 111 / 132 (+0.66 per bonus attack damage) physical damage to each additional enemy.
W
Zed's Living Shadow
Living Shadow Zed's W Ability
650
40 / 35 / 30 / 25 / 20
20 / 18.5 / 17 / 15.5 / 14
Passive: Zed gains 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 energy whenever he and his shadows strike an enemy with the same ability. Energy can only be gained once per cast ability.

Active: Zed's shadow dashes forward, remaining in place for a few seconds. Reactivating Living Shadow will cause Zed to switch positions with this shadow.
E
Zed's Shadow Slash
Shadow Slash Zed's E Ability
315
40
5 / 4.5 / 4 / 3.5 / 3
Zed and his Shadows slash, dealing 70 / 90 / 110 / 130 / 150 (+0.65 per bonus attack damage) physical damage to nearby enemies.

Each enemy champion hit by Zed's slash reduces Living Shadow's cooldown by 2 seconds.

Enemies hit by a Shadow's slash are slowed by 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40% for 1.5 seconds. Enemies hit by multiple slashes take no additional damage but the slow is increased by 50% instead.
R
Zed's Death Mark
Death Mark Zed's Ultimate (R) Ability
625
0
120 / 100 / 80 / 80 / 80
Zed becomes untargetable and dashes to an enemy champion, marking them. After 3 seconds, the mark triggers, dealing 65% attack damage as physical damage and repeating 25 / 40 / 55% of all damage dealt to the target by Zed while the mark was active.

The dash leaves a Shadow behind for 9 seconds. Zed can recast this ability to switch positions with this Shadow.

Questions About Zed

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Is Zed a hard champion?

Zed is a hard champion? or not?

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Halloween skins coming back?

Hi guys! I'm a Katarina main and the only skin that I dont have is Kitty Cat, so yeah i want to buy it. The thing is that this skin is a Legacy one so i can't buy it from the shop right now. I've searched in the internet and found that is part of...

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Zed runes vs different mid laners?

hello, I would want to know how to change my runes according to the enemy mid laner.

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Zed's ult

How to stack Zed's ult

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How to MAster ZED ???

WEll iam lvl 6 Zed 90k MP i want to main zed how do i get s or s+ with zed??and combos mechanics??

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Who is better in general, Aurelion Sol or Zed?

Generally

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How can I improve my Zed Mechanics?

I love Zed's Kit and want to main him pretty hard, except whenever it comes to ranked im too afraid to pick zed (because I feel like my skills won't be enough) What can I do to improve?

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how to make zed.yasuo dance and laugh etc....

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zed vs adc mid ... what can be done to make zed win ?!

i can't take it .... it's just unfair ! every time they got zed on mid ( my team ) we face an adc who just wins easily ... what can we do as a solution for this move ... and sometimes we just don't get the enough time to make zed stands on his...

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What is the best Zed Skin ?

Is it Shockblade Zed,Project Zed, or Championship Zed?

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[Help!] Blacklisted Text That Wasn't There Previously

Hello, I'm the creator of Evanave's In-Depth Guide on Zed, and recently I've run into this error message "Error: Your guide contains blacklisted text." Which is sort of weird since I was obviously able to change and publish previously....

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Where's my guide ?

Yesterday I made a guide for Zed. I published it and saved it and when I go to Builds and Guides-Newest Guides-Zed my guide isn't there ?? What I need to do for other people to see it. Guide name is Better Nerf Zed [S6]

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I made a guide and I cannot see it

I made a zed build called, "RedMercy's zed build NOT MY BUILD" (I got it from a youtuber) I can't find it. I also Favorited it

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Cunning or Resolve for AD assasins?

On all these ad assassins would cunning or resolve be a better choice for your 12 points after putting 18 in ferocity (I don't think you ever take anything but 18 in that tree with these champions although tell me if you would) but I'm not sure if...

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How do you win against Zed?

Hello, I've been playing against a few Zed's midlane, but I can't win against them, starting in early game. What do you recommend me to do against Zed? What champion is a good, a bit save, option against him? And how do you play against him in...

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