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ZED BUILD GUIDE: Master the Shadows by NotSoSlimShady

by NotSoSlimShady (last updated over a year ago)

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Greater Mark of Attack Damage(+8.55 attack damage)
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Greater Seal of Armor( +12.69 armor)
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Greater Glyph of Magic Resist( +12.06 magic resist)
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Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage( +6.75 attack damage)
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Contempt for the Weak
QRazor Shuriken
WLiving Shadow
EShadow Slash
RDeath Mark
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Skill Order

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Contempt for the Weak
QRazor Shuriken
WLiving Shadow
EShadow Slash
RDeath Mark

Champion Matchups

Introduction

Zed is an assassin who is very mobile and therefor is a very good champion for snowballing since he can roam very good. I really like him because you can perform sick plays with your shadows and he burst down carries REALLY fast when you get ahead. I prefer playing him mid but top is just as good, you can jungle him too but it's not that good after his W and E nerfs so I'd prefer sticking with top or mid.[http://imgur.com/NYnoVRe]
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Here are a few pics of my ranked stats with Zed: http://imgur.com/NYnoVRe http://imgur.com/2j3lyiU

Masteries

I run a standars AD 21/9/0 mastery page for all extra ad as possible and a little bit in Defensive for extra health and magic reist, you can add 2 points in butcher instead of the Attack Speed mastery if you want to have an easier time farming.

Runes

Standard runes with MR/AR and AD, you can run more AD instead of AR if you want to if they have llike AP mid and AP jungle, or you can add even more MR. You can also go Lifesteal quints and start a dorans blade if you know it will be an easy lane and you wont get forced out of lane, never go Dorans blade vs a champion who can poke you easily with basics such as Nidalee.

Summoner Spells



Explanation:
I think these are the best Summoners for Zed because ignite is a great summoner to pick up kills with and you want to pick up kills as Zed alot. Flash to use defensivly or offensivly, a great summoner spell and I always run it.

Woudln't prefer it but it's better than
Could work but Ignite is probably better since Ignite makes it so easy to get kills
Not a bad choice vs a heavy cc team but I'd prefer to just get instead because I think you need ignite for Zed.
Decent summoner spell but I wouldn't recommend it over Ignite.

Skills

Passive: Contempt for the Weak

Explanation:
Great Passive, makes it very easy for you to last hit creeps and highers your kill potential alot because of the % damage.




Q: Razor Shuriken

Explanation:
I always max this spell after the nerfs on Zed's E, great spell for going all in and for poking, and for farming, great spell overall.




W: Living Shadow

Explanation:
This ability is great for closing gaps and using defensivly for escaping, also good for going all in when you ult and you hit 3 Q's with your ult shadow and your W shadow.




E: Shadow Slash

Explanation:
Not worth to max this spell first in my opinion because of the nerfs on the CD and the Damage, still great to catching up to people by using your W and then E to slow them down and kill em.




R: Death Mark

Explanation:
Zed's ultimate is what makes him such a good assassin, you just ult them and then pop everything you got on them, and then watch them die by your ulti pop. When you get experienced with Zed you can perform sick plays with this ability + your W.




Item Builds

VS Heavy AD: , , , , , and a / .


VS Heavy AP: , , , , , / .


Decent items for Zed: , , , if you go with would probably work but I've never tried it.

Early Game

In your early game you want to poke and farm and just go for them when you got all of your abilities and try get an early kill, if you do get an early kill, push up the lane and go base. A cheesy trick you can do for any mid champion with high early game damage is that you ward their red, push up your lane as fast as possible and get lvl 2, once you see the enemy jungler at their red you kill him for FB and free doublebuffs, proceed to destroy your lane and roam and carry.

Mid Game

In mid game you should have a few kills from your lane and should have started roaming, everytime your lane opponent dies or back you want to push it up and go roam, and carry the game. In any mid game teamfights you just want to focus the biggest threat in their team, try to assassinate them and get out again as fast as possible or stay in the fight and kill some more threats if possible.

Team Fights

So in teamfights all you want to do is take their carries down and try to survive after with your shadows.

Late Game

If you did well in Early game and Mid game you should be huge by now, any threat like and ADC or APC shoould die from your ult + a few abilities. Assassinate their threats and try to stay alive for as long as possible with Lifesteal and with your GA. Zed is also quite a good splitpsher but I don't have very much experience with splitpushing so I can't learn you anything about that.

Final Comments

Hope you found my guide helpful and please leave any feedback in the comments on what I could improve on! Good luck in SoloQ everybody and I hope you find Zed funny to play.
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