Tier

Win Rate

44.3%

Pick Rate

8.1%

Matches

286,163
Zed Runes43.7% Win Rate (19,242 Games)
PrecisionDominationSorceryInspirationResolve
ElectrocutePredatorDark HarvestHail of Blades
Cheap ShotTaste of BloodSudden Impact
Zombie WardGhost PoroEyeball Collection
Treasure HunterIngenious HunterRelentless HunterUltimate Hunter
PrecisionSorceryInspirationResolve
OverhealTriumphPresence of Mind
Legend: AlacrityLegend: TenacityLegend: Bloodline
Coup de GraceCut DownLast Stand
lol:shardInfo.adaptive_force,Adaptive Forcelol:shardInfo.attack_speed,Attack Speedlol:shardInfo.ability_haste,Ability Haste
lol:shardInfo.adaptive_force,Adaptive Forcelol:shardInfo.move_speed,Move Speedlol:shardInfo.scaling_health,Scaling Health
lol:shardInfo.health,Healthlol:shardInfo.tenacity_slow_resist,Tenacity & Slow Resistlol:shardInfo.scaling_health,Scaling Health
Core Zed Item Build Order44.1% Win Rate (10,075 Games)
Serrated Dirk
Boots

Starting

The Collector

1st

Ionian Boots of Lucidity

2nd

Axiom Arc

3rd

Serylda's Grudge

4th

Edge of Night

5th

Profane Hydra

6th

Serrated Dirk
Boots
The Collector
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Axiom Arc
Serylda's Grudge
Edge of Night
Profane Hydra

Core Zed Item Build Path

Situational

Voltaic Cyclosword
Maw of Malmortius
Hubris
Serpent's Fang
Eclipse
Youmuu's Ghostblade
Opportunity

Summoner Spells

44.3% Win Rate (27,007 Games)
FlashMark
Zed Skill Order51.5% Win Rate (12,397 Games)

Q

E

W

Contempt for the Weak

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Razor Shuriken

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Living Shadow

W

W

W

W

W

Shadow Slash

E

E

E

E

E

Death Mark

R

R

R

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

44.3%

(-0.1%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate

8.1%

(+0.1%)
vs last patch