This is a standard start for jungling in Season 3 as it gives you enough damage and sustain to get level 4 without problem.
Note: Always use 1x
at the beginning of each neutral. As it will help you maintain near 80% of more HP while jungling the entire time. Try not to overlap the potions by potting twice, as it will waste the effect if you do not need the additional HP.
This is the first main item I get. As it provides you damage for you to make enemies go "WTF?" during ganks because of your damage. I find it incredibly easy to clear with
instead of rushing
because of the AoE from your
Note: When deciding between having
and no pots vs. 2x
. I would rather go with the 2x
because you have no other source of sustain because you're not rushing Wriggle's Latern.
I build this after getting
because it will help you kill buffs and dragon, which is really important for counter-jungling and securing dragon during early->midgame.
These are really good boots to get for Zed, here are reasons why.
Note: It would indeed mean that you'll be squisher, but think about it. The ability to gank more and split-push more outweigh the defensive stats you could get.
These are not bad. I feel they are situational. If enemy AD is getting fed, I would definitely get a
. If enemy team has a lot of CC/AP
I buy this after having all of items above completed. As Zed's base damage is really high already due to his W's passive, more penetration will benefit him more.
This item gives the greatest amount of AD in the entire game. I purchased this after Last Whisper. It helps with Zed's AD ratio, and it provides lifesteal which helps duel 1v1.
You were probably wondering "WHEN IS HE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE BLACK CLEAVER?" Yes, I do eventually buy it, but after I get my
. I believe BT will benefit more than rushing the upgrade of
Very useful since Zed dives into enemy team. He will be a focus-fired a lot since you usually target the AP/AD carry of the other team. It is probably the best item for survival. An optional route would be sunfire cape.
That is all for the core items. The rest is situational. Here is what you ask yourself before buying.
Optional Offensive Items:
- Helps with Zed AD ratios a lot. Provides great damage. Easy to farm stacks as Zed.
- It works well with Zed's ultimate. Provides burst, and more sustain.
- It will give tons of damage. TONS.
Optional Defensive Items:
- This is basically
, useful when enemy team has a lot of CC. Also gives AD which helps you.
- I strongly believe Sunfire cape is the most cost efficient defensive item in S3. As it gives HP which is the best way to mitigrate damage in S3. It also gives armor which of course is always useful. The cost is very low considering the stats it gives.
is making a return in the KR competetive scene, as more and more all AD teams are being more used, Thornmail is really cheap if you want armor. The thorn effect it has can help a lot against teams that build glassy. (Which we are seeing more and more because of all the armor penetration.)