IntroductionHello my name is Slaisher and im a huge fan of Jungle Olaf . First of all i want to say that im not from England or USA or any other english speaking country so English is not my mother tongue so please excuse me if a make some mistakes . Im alwasy open for corrections so if u see a mistake just leave a comment and i will correct it.Also I wnat to say that im not a 2000+ ELo player so if you're realy high Elo this gude maybe dont work in the matches you play , but on the level i play ( at the moment im silver elo but im going to try go get to gold elo in the next months). I hope this guide can bring you closer how strong Olaf in Season 3 jungles is .
State : At the moment im writing at this guide so dont wonder if there are some empty Chapters
Who the hell is Olaf ?Olaf is a meele Bruiser with who has, with the correct build more than 4000 Hitpoints and 300 Autoattackdamage .
For a general information video about Olaf check this here : All credits goes to the Youtubechannel Cinderhelm
Watch this video ! If you're a new at Olaf, it will help a lot .
Olaf Pros and ContrasFirst his Pros :
Nice Ranged and Melee Harras with Q and E
Cooldown refresh if picking up a thrown axe
He shits on CC like a Boss !
He gets stronger the less HP he has which makes him winning almost all scrace duels
Very strong 1vs1
He can run through the entire enemy team and take their carry out whitout to die .
He counters Darius ! :D ( after my experience [ Played like 12 times with Olaf vs Darius on top never lost my lane . Always left my lane with more kills and same or higher farm.]
Not very high mobility ( no gapcloser)
His only CC is a skillshot which can be failed
No Escape without +
This are his only weaken . As you see it are not realy much.
Summoner Spells1. This can be used offensive and defensive . It gives you a huge speed buff and together with your you can just run away .
2. please deinstall League of Legends and delete your LOL Account if i really have to explain you why to take this on jungle Olaf
This summoner is viable on every champ in every lane but i feel like Ghost is more usefull on Olaf because if you flash you bring some dinstance between you and your enemy but if you are slowed and you cant manage it to flash over a wall then your opponent will catch you up in a few seconds .
Good summoner but in jungle you need smite . And you always should have one summoner for escaping . So we dont have place for Ignite .
For this counts the same as for Ignite, good summoner but no place for it .
Only usefull in super-lategame.
RunesArmor for the Jungle . Damage runes for....well for the Damage and MR @ 18 for the lategame . Im going to test out speed quintessence on Olaf . If I find this better on Olaf i will update if not then I wont update . So easy. I dont use armor penetration runes on him because his R gives already passive tons of armor penetration.
Skills explanationBerserker Rage - For each 1% of health missing, Olaf's attack speed is increased by 1%.
Explanation: Very amazing passive . If you fight with somebody and you both are 10%HP and you both have all your Skills on Cooldown than you WILL win and kill him unless your opponent is a Graves with 450 AD . Its also great for jungling because you get an so amazing attackspeed buff and together with your W you can jungle almost endless.
Undertow - Olaf throws an axe into the ground at a target location, dealing damage to units it passes through and slowing their movement speed. If Olaf picks up the axe, the ability's cooldown is reduced by 4.5 seconds.
Olaf throws an axe to a target location, dealing 80/125/170/215/260 (+1.0) physical damage to units it passes through and slowing them by 24/28/32/36/40% for 2.5 seconds.
If Olaf picks up the axe, the ability's cooldown is reduced by 4.5 seconds.
Explanation: This is Olaf only CC . But keep in mind that it does'nt stop at the first target it hits like Mundos Q , it penetrates them so this is a multi target slow .
Vicious Strikes - Olaf's attack damage is increased, based on his health, and he gains massive lifesteal and spell vamp.
For 6 seconds, Olaf's attack damage is increased by 7/14/21/28/35 (+0.01 [1% of maximum Health]) and he gains 9/12/15/18/21% lifesteal and spell vamp.
Explanation: This is what makes Olaf to a good jungler. It gives him the sustain and the Damage he need in Season 3 Jungle.
Reckless Swing - Olaf attacks with such force that it deals true damage to his target and himself.
Olaf ferociously swings his axes, dealing 100/160/220/280/340 true damage to his target.
Costs 40/64/88/112/136 Health
Explanation: If solo top Olaf max this first . Especially in the early and mid game its a *****ing high burst Damage .
Ragnarok - Olaf is immune to disables and takes reduced damage.
Active: Removes all disables from Olaf and for the next 6 seconds he is immune to disables and has +30/45/60 Armor and Magic Resist.
Passive: Olaf has +10/20/30 Armor Penetration.
Explanation: Great for running away or just ignore all CC like a boss . This skill makes it able to run through entire teams and kill their Carry and just be unstopable . In the truest sense of the word .
Jungle MatchupsIn Season 3 Jungle Olaf is strong agianst :
In Season 3 Jungle Olaf is weak against :
JunglingIf I jungle with Olaf is start blue . I try to get a smiteless blue for being low Hp because on Olaf your jungle is best when your low and have very high attackspeed cause of your passive . After blue i do wolves , ghosts , golems , red , then i go back and buy completed shoes and go ganking . After shoes start working on your Wriggles and just follow my Itembuild . I never made bad experience with it.
Dont forget to counter jungle . With Olaf you can greatly counterjungles cause of your axe grants vision on where it lands . With this you can check bushes . And with picking up your Q you can clear camps very fast . Dont forget to ward btw . You have Wriggles so you always have a free ward.Dont worry i you fall lower then 150 HP while jungling as long as u have mana for your W you wont die because you have much Attackspeed and Lifesteal with your passive and your W .
When to counterjungle ?You should counterjungle if the enemyjungler is a high CC-based jungler who has very much CC but not very much Damage like a or a . They may have much CC but you can just press R and laugh while they're failing all their CC and you can easy beat them in their jungles . But always look at the map while counterjungle . If the enemy midlaner is missing he maybe are with their jungler at their bluebuff. A good moment to counterjungle is after you ganked top succsessfullly, than steal their blue ( or their red depending on wich side of the map your nexus is ) together with your toplaner. A think you should always keep in mind if you counterjungle is to leave at least one of the small creeps from the camp you counterjungled there so the camp dont respawn . If you for example steal the enemy ghosts and you kill all ghosts they will respawn in 1 minute and the enemy jungler maybe dont even notice that they was away.
Jungling : Tips N' TricksOk so in this chapter i wanna tell you a few tip and tactis for jungling .
Ok the first one : This is a trick which can decide games in the first minutes . If the oppoent jungler a jungler who starts with blue tell your mid lane to follow you at 3:00 to the enemys red . If he the enemy starts blue he will be aat his red betwee 3:00 and 3:30 . The perfect opportunity waylay him there and kill him together with your mid save first blood and steal his red .So you and your mid go to his red and hide in the bush and wait for him. If he shows up wait a few seconds before attacking him and wait until he uses his skills on the buff. If u want to be level 3 when you do this you must have a smiteless first buff so you have smite for the red/bluebuff adn kill him fast enought to be Lvl 3 before 3:00 . you and your midlaner should break up to his red a ca. 2:50 to be there in time . If your midlaner dont wanna help you but you wannt to steal red and kill the enemy jungler you can also do this but in this case its good if you have an high early DMG jungler ( XIN ZHAO ! ) and you HAVE TO wait for the enemy uses his spells on the buff . At me this tactic work in 9/10 cases . Its just great u get first blood for you or your mid and steal the enemy his very important first red . Remember : If you shut the toplane down you help one palyer ( namely your top ) if shut the enemy jungler down you help 5 palyers ( yourself your top your mid your ADC your Sup) !
The second tip is to always check the bushes before you do your buffs and kill the monsters in your bush . With this you can protect yourself against tip one ( fuck i counter my own tips with my tips :P ) .
THis tips are for any jungler not special for Olaf .
Wardplacement and Ganking RoutesNow I will explain you how to ward and i will show you some regular ganking routes.
In this picture,we assume that your Nexus is the blue Nexus.
Redpoints ( Offensive Warding ) : Ward here if you always want to know where the enemy is in his jungle ( good if you want to counterjungle a lot )
Bluepoints ( Defensive Warding ) : Ward here if you're afraid of getting counterjungled . The enemy jungler isnt able to enter your jungles without be seen by your wards if you ward on this positions.
Redlines: This are the usually ways you go if you want to gank a lane .
TeamfightsYou're Olaf so you shit on any CC like a boss ( Yeah you're right Bro i like that saying). In Teamfights try to take the enemy carrys out. Olaf seems like made for this cause you activate your and and just run to their Carrys and take them out with all you have . If you have another Bruiser in your team ( like the toplaner ) speak up with him who tries to kill the enemy carrys and who protects our own carrys . With this Olaf Build you also can engage the teamfights but if u have a classic engager in your team like a let him engage and follow as second.
SkinsMy favorite Skin for Olaf is Brolaf . The skin is just so epic. Just buy him and u will know what im talking about.
Additionally, here are all Olafskins shown :
Forsaken Olafskin ( i found on this skin Olaf looks like a Zombie but dont tell Riot ^^)
Pentakill Olafskin (buy it if u did a Pentakill with Olaf )
All credits goes to the skin spotlight channel on YT .
Final CommentsSo thats it for the first . But its not all . I just released this guide and i will add contents during the next weeks or months . Wish u much fun @ playing Olaf .
PS: Dont forget to pick up your axe :D
"Im OP ? Your Mum is OP ! " Brolaf