Your main goal during the laning phase is to farm as Zed except in very favorable matchup. Farm upon reaching a lot of items and shred the whole enemy team in team fight or 1v1 splitpushing. Kill a good player as Zed pre-6 is hard.
Push your lane, that's my level 1 tip as Zed if you got the matchup advantage (and even with the other champs with escape). If you can hit level 2 before your opponent then you can pressure and start harassing without problem. The level 1 push is simple :
the wave then AA every creep. If you wanna try to harass do so before 3min. If you got a hard matchup, you can try to freeze the lane (take care of your passive which will push the lane if you last hit too much too early) and farm under tower the early levels before pushing later when you are able to do wraiths and wolves.
THE 3MIN MARK J4 GANK OR LEE SIN GANK AKA DOUBLE BUFF RAPE TIME
3min means no trade if no vision on the enemy jungler except if your enemy laner is below 30% HP which won't happen if he knows how to play the game.
If you are the chosen one by
then just W away, if you listened to my call there is no problem.
How To Deny ?
Denying someone in LoL is harder than in DOTA, yes harder. In DOTA you can deny the enemy creep by watching your own minions and deny. You can't do that anymore in LoL. There's only two ways to deny an opponent :
- Freezing the lane, that's what you do once you got the lane advantage and ward coverage, you only hit the minions once there are very low hp and if you see the enemy laner going for a last hit (according he got less HP than you otherwise you wouldn't have frozen the lane) use everything on him except Summoner Spells of course. You will see many people on streams press S to stop champ animations and only last hit. Another scenario, you are coming back to your lane and the enemy minions didn't reach your tower but are going to, also there is no minions from your side, tank the creeps damage by being in front of them until your own creep wave comes (only do that when you are ahead otherwise you will have a hard time since you lose HP ).
- Pushing the lane like a boss, since Zed is probably one of the best splitpusher in the game getting the tower ASAP is a good option to consider.
So let's say you got your full skillset, what's the basic combo on Zed ?
- Blink - AA.
Why using E first instead of Q ? Because you will slow your target and it will be easier for you to aim your Qs. Use to harass when you got vision on the enemy jungler. If your enemy laner is stronger than you early game, farm with your Q and play safe, if you lose 1-3 creeps each wave it isn't a big issue since later you will farm like a boss.
So let's say you hit 6, when you are level 6 you can do the previous combo and try getting your opponent low enough to secure a kill with your ult (35% HP is a secured kill). 2 big rules : wait your Q cooldown before using your ultimate - wait to have at least 160/200 energy before doing anything. At this point you can
away or gap close + AA if needed.
If you see the enemy laner ganking somewhere and you are too late to follow up, push your lane as hard as you can and get the tower. You can also try to gank an overextended lane. Just don't let the enemy mid/top roam freely.
Remember before attacking to have a good map coverage, you can check the bushes with your W or if you doubt of an incoming gank (weird enemy behavior).
Move to help/deny dragon if you pushed the lane hard or if the enemy laner is freezing it (top).
What To Buy On First Back ?
- If you got less than 1400g : or
- If you got 1400g+ : or