Tier

Win Rate

44.4%

Pick Rate

8.3%

Matches

566,843
Zed Runes
Core Zed Item Build Order44.9% Win Rate (5,704 Games)
Serrated Dirk
Boots

Starting

The Collector

1st

Ionian Boots of Lucidity

2nd

Axiom Arc

3rd

Serylda's Grudge

4th

The Collector

5th

Axiom Arc

6th

Serrated Dirk
Boots
The Collector
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Axiom Arc
Serylda's Grudge
The Collector
Axiom Arc

Core Zed Item Build Path

Situational

Edge of Night
Voltaic Cyclosword
Profane Hydra
Eclipse
Maw of Malmortius
Hubris
Serpent's Fang

Summoner Spells

44.5% Win Rate (15,914 Games)
Flash
Zed Skill Order0
Contempt for the Weak

1

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5

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18

Razor Shuriken
Living Shadow
Shadow Slash
Death Mark

Zed Guide

Learn Zed with our Zed guide. Learn about Zed's strengths and Zed's weaknesses, and harness key insights to optimize your playstyle. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to Zed, our guide provides the tools you need to dominate the battlefield.
Key Insights
  • Zed restores energy anytime he and a Shadow land an ability on the same target, up to once per cast.
  • Zed
    Q
    deals 60% reduced damage to enemies beyond the first.
  • Enemy champions hit by
    Zed
    E
    reduces
    Zed
    W
    's cooldown by 2 seconds.
  • Zed can swap places with
    Zed
    R
    's Shadow from any distance.
  • Zed is untargetable during
    Zed
    R
    's cast.
Strengths
  • Excels at all-ins and short trades.
  • Has consistently high burst damage, especially when combo'd with
    Zed
    R
    .
  • Has a lot of outplay potential with
    Zed
    W
    /
    Zed
    R
    .
  • Excels with items that enhance his lethality, burst damage, and mobility.
Weaknesses
  • Significantly harder to play when behind.
  • Struggles against most crowd control.
  • Zed
    W
    has a longer cooldown of 20 seconds at rank 1. Once used, he can be punished.
  • Directly countered by anyone who purchases
    Seeker's Armguard
    or
    Zhonya's Hourglass
    .

Zed's Trends for ARAM

Stay ahead of the curve with the latest win rates, pick rates, and ban rates for Zed. Our Trends section offers a deep dive into how Zed is performing in the current meta, with data from the last five patches.
Win Rate

44.4%

(+0.1%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate

8.3%

(+0.1%)
vs last patch