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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 13.24. 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 Builds // Other Patches
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LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

Zed Build Guide For S13

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

Zed mid aka Free LP champ

Build by Dzioban updated January 11, 2023
Season 12 Guides
8.9
84
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8
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

[12.14] In-Depth Zed Build + Matchups + Jungle

Guide by Zed Marked updated July 28, 2022
  • In-depth
8.9
26
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4
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

BZ S12 Zed Guide [S10 Rank 1 Zed EUW] [S11 900+LP PEAK CHAL

Guide by PROJECT BZ updated February 16, 2022
  • In-depth
8.9
184
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18
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

Zed Oneshot Guide DIA+ [S12.1 Updated! [In Depth Builds]

Guide by VyoS updated January 22, 2022
8.6
46
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6
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

[12.2] Bundif's beginner friendly SEASON 12 Zed guide

Guide by Bundif updated January 21, 2022
  • In-depth
7.4
60
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16
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

[12.1] HOW ZED99 PLAYS ZED [Grandmaster] 2.3M+ lolzed5

Guide by lolzed5 updated January 6, 2022
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

Zed cool

Guide by Guest updated March 3, 2022
6.8
73
Votes
27
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

[Season 12] High Elo Zed Guide I Zed Jg Guide I

Guide by wDesired updated April 30, 2022
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LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

S12 Zed Guide. Jungle + Mid +

Guide by Guest updated March 2, 2022
Season 12 Builds
8.6
19
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3
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

Desgarron's S12 1M+ Mastery Point ZED One Trick Guide

Build by Desgarron updated December 13, 2021
8.2
15
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3
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

ZED PABIZON'S GUIDE

Build by PABIZON updated August 24, 2022
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LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

[Season 12]12.18 Divine sunderer Zed

Build by ROLVe updated September 25, 2022
7.5
8
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2
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

Preseason (S12) Zed

Build by WoodcasterTG updated November 20, 2021
7.3
5
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LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

Zed: Jungle Patch: 12.8

Build by AkimboTs updated May 6, 2022
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LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

Zed

Build by HiramBattle updated December 20, 2021
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LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

Zed Oneshot Build Master [S11.23]

Build by Pawelek12599 updated December 7, 2021
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LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

zed oneshot

Build by Guest updated December 4, 2021
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LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

ZED TANK top

Build by gamsteris updated August 21, 2022
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LoL Champion Zed Build Guide
LoL Champion Zed Build Guide

ZED tank

Build by Guest updated August 19, 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 13.24. 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!

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Patch 13.24: 127,790 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Zed's Runes

Zed's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 41% Pickrate

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Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
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Second Best

Zed's 2nd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 28% Pickrate

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
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Third Best

Zed's 3rd Best Runes 45%

Win Rate 11% Pickrate

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
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Zed's Summoner Spells

Zed's Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 77% Pickrate

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Second Best

Zed's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 22% Pickrate

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Zed's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 1% Pickrate

Teleport Ignite

Zed's Starters

Zed's Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 51% Pickrate

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Zed's Core Items

Zed's Best Core Items 55%

Win Rate 7% Pickrate

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Patch 13.24: 127,790 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Zed's Runes

Zed's Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 36% Pickrate

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Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
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Second Best

Zed's 2nd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 18% Pickrate

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Third Best

Zed's 3rd Best Runes 46%

Win Rate 13% Pickrate

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
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Zed's Summoner Spells

Zed's Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 57% Pickrate

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Second Best

Zed's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 30% Pickrate

Flash Gustwalker Smite

Third Best

Zed's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 10% Pickrate

Flash Mosstomper Smite

Zed's Starters

Zed's Best Starter Items 46%

Win Rate 42% Pickrate

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Zed's Core Items

Zed's Best Core Items 50%

Win Rate 7% Pickrate

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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 MIDDLE 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 / 19.25 / 18.5 / 17.75 / 17
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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Latest Questions

What to take against AKALÄ° ZED

akali 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....

:D

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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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