Click to open network menu
Join or Log In
Mobafire logo

Join the leading League of Legends community. Create and share Champion Guides and Builds.

Create an MFN Account


MOBAFire's first Mini Guide Contest is here! Create or update guides for the 30 featured champions and compete for up to $200 in prizes! 🏆

League of Legends (LoL) Question: Zephyr

Posted in Items | Tags: Zephyr 3,515

  • FalseoGod


    I've been seeing loads of people getting this as an excuse not to run Mercury's Treads and instead replace them with Berserker's Greaves. Is this as stupid as it seems to me or are there situations where it's perfectly legitimate, even advisable?
  • Answers (7)

    astrolia (266) | January 20, 2013 1:09am
    Zephyr is great on bruisers with strong on-hit effects. They rely on the tenacity since they're melee, and also the on-hits w/autoattacks rather than crits.

    To contrast, I don't think it's very good on AD carries, as they are often optimized for crit/dps rather than their on-hit effects.

    Irelia is a good example of someone who does well with Zephyr imo. In s2, she often did Mercury's Treads + Wit's End (tenacity, magic res, on-hit dmg, aspd). Now she can do Ninja Tabi + Zephyr and still get tenacity and aspd w/o building magic res if she doesn't need it.
    bitpik (52) | March 11, 2013 1:47pm
    Xin Zhao has other things to build than Zephyr.
    FalseoGod (316) | January 20, 2013 4:57am
    Ok, thanks for your answers. I was curious, I hardly play ad bruisers (except for Olaf but I don't see me getting this when I still don't have ALL THAT HP AND CDR) and couldn't tell exactly who wanted this item.
    Pluckin Penguin (117) | January 20, 2013 3:18am
    Xin Zhao also makes pretty strong use of Zephyr. Most of the time, I ended up buying Stinger mid-early game, but would waste money if I upgraded it into Nashor's Tooth.
    Nighthawk (684) | January 20, 2013 8:40am
    I don't think it's incredibly great on Irelia, but I don't think it's bad.

    Pretty sure it's bad on everyone else though, besides possibly Xin and I might be stretching it here, but teemo.
    tehAsian (247) | January 19, 2013 10:26pm
    Or, you can buy Tabi and Zephyr and have the benefits of both Mercs and Tabi.

    That's what I've been seeing on champions who use Zephyr anyway.
    Embracing (353) | January 19, 2013 10:00pm
    I think it's good on Irelia.

    Merc isn't necessary on every bruiser anyways. People run AS boots a lot. Zephyr isn't "an excuse" to not buy Merc treads, it's simply a way to get tenacity back without having to buy Merc.
    Alefstrain (12) | January 19, 2013 9:46pm
    Zephyr and Berserker's Greaves are better choices for Shaco as well. I play ranked with him and never get Mercury's Treads because he benefits greater from attack speed then magic resist.
    OTGBionicArm (415) | January 19, 2013 9:41pm
    Well, some champions like the stats aside from the tenacity, like Irelia, shes the only one I see running it often enough.
    Lampi (11) | January 20, 2013 3:26pm
    Highly love it on Vi and then go berserker greaves
    throatslasher (248) | January 21, 2013 2:42pm
    Get blown up much?
    Loading Comments...
    Load More Comments

    League of Legends Champions:

    Teamfight Tactics Guide