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Playstyle: Zed Builds

  1. Adaptive & Armor Penetration

    23,156 Games

    First Strike
    Sorcery
    Eclipse

    51%

  2. Adaptive & Execute

    19,417 Games

    First Strike
    Sorcery
    Duskblade of Draktharr

    52%

  3. Burst & Ability Haste

    16,385 Games

    Electrocute
    Sorcery
    Duskblade of Draktharr

    49%

  4. Burst & Armor Penetration

    14,240 Games

    Electrocute
    Sorcery
    Eclipse

    48%

Pro Zed Builds

  1. Cody Sun
    TSM Academy

    Cody Sun

    Electrocute
    Sorcery
    Duskblade of Draktharr

    vs

    Nasus
  2. Stillnumb
    Dark Passage

    Stillnumb

    Conqueror
    Sorcery
    Duskblade of Draktharr

    vs

    Ahri
  3. Milica
    Galakticos

    Milica

    First Strike
    Resolve
    Duskblade of Draktharr

    vs

    Syndra
  4. Serin
    Papara SuperMassive

    Serin

    Conqueror
    Domination
    Youmuu's Ghostblade

    vs

    Nasus
  5. Stillnumb
    Dark Passage

    Stillnumb

    Conqueror
    Sorcery
    Duskblade of Draktharr

    vs

    Kassadin
  6. Stillnumb
    Dark Passage

    Stillnumb

    Conqueror
    Resolve
    Ravenous Hydra

    vs

    LeBlanc

Core Zed Item Build Order

Long Sword

Starting

Ravenous Hydra
Tiamat
Vampiric Scepter
Caulfield's Warhammer

1st

Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Boots

2nd

Eclipse
Serrated Dirk
Caulfield's Warhammer

3rd

Black Cleaver
Caulfield's Warhammer
Kindlegem
Long Sword

4th

Serylda's Grudge
Caulfield's Warhammer
Last Whisper

5th

Maw of Malmortius
Pickaxe
Hexdrinker
Long Sword

6th

Long Sword

Starting

Ravenous Hydra
Tiamat
Vampiric Scepter
Caulfield's Warhammer

1st

Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Boots

2nd

Eclipse
Serrated Dirk
Caulfield's Warhammer

3rd

Black Cleaver
Caulfield's Warhammer
Kindlegem
Long Sword

4th

Serylda's Grudge
Caulfield's Warhammer
Last Whisper

5th

Maw of Malmortius
Pickaxe
Hexdrinker
Long Sword

6th

Core Zed Item Build Path

Long Sword
Tiamat
Vampiric Scepter
Caulfield's Warhammer
Ravenous Hydra
Boots
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Serrated Dirk
Caulfield's Warhammer
Eclipse

Situational

Edge of Night
Guardian Angel
Spear of Shojin
Serpent's Fang
The Collector
Axiom Arc
Chempunk Chainsword

Summoner Spells

FlashIgnite

Damage Breakdown

89% AD

Zed Runes

PrecisionDominationSorceryInspirationResolve
Glacial AugmentUnsealed SpellbookFirst Strike
Hextech FlashtraptionMagical FootwearPerfect Timing
Future's MarketMinion DematerializerBiscuit Delivery
Cosmic InsightApproach VelocityTime Warp Tonic
PrecisionDominationSorceryResolve
Nullifying OrbManaflow BandNimbus Cloak
TranscendenceCelerityAbsolute Focus
ScorchWaterwalkingGathering Storm
lol:shardInfo.adaptive_force,Adaptive Forcelol:shardInfo.attack_speed,Attack Speedlol:shardInfo.ability_haste,Ability Haste
lol:shardInfo.adaptive_force,Adaptive Forcelol:shardInfo.armor,Armorlol:shardInfo.magic_resist,Magic Resist
lol:shardInfo.scaling_health,Scaling Healthlol:shardInfo.armor,Armorlol:shardInfo.magic_resist,Magic Resist
Contempt for the Weak

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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 Skill Order

Q

E

W

Zed's Matchups

Zedwinslane against...

Aurelion Sol

Aurelion Sol

1236 games

79.7% in Lane

52.8% in Game

Kassadin

Kassadin

1307 games

71.2% in Lane

49.7% in Game

Taliyah

Taliyah

738 games

66.8% in Lane

51.8% in Game

Veigar

Veigar

2422 games

64.6% in Lane

52.7% in Game

Annie

Annie

895 games

63.9% in Lane

48.8% in Game

Naafiri

Naafiri

1317 games

63.6% in Lane

54.7% in Game

Ryze

Ryze

992 games

61.6% in Lane

49.6% in Game

Azir

Azir

3254 games

60.1% in Lane

55.1% in Game

Swain

Swain

836 games

59.2% in Lane

45.6% in Game

Ahri

Ahri

5125 games

59.2% in Lane

50.4% in Game

Twisted Fate

Twisted Fate

2305 games

59.0% in Lane

48.8% in Game

Cassiopeia

Cassiopeia

939 games

58.6% in Lane

47.3% in Game

Katarina

Katarina

4501 games

58.3% in Lane

51.4% in Game

Syndra

Syndra

5525 games

56.8% in Lane

51.0% in Game

Vex

Vex

2579 games

56.2% in Lane

47.9% in Game

Talon

Talon

2608 games

55.8% in Lane

47.2% in Game

Jayce

Jayce

2421 games

55.2% in Lane

50.6% in Game

Lissandra

Lissandra

3601 games

54.1% in Lane

48.9% in Game

Fizz

Fizz

4687 games

53.7% in Lane

48.3% in Game

Ekko

Ekko

2463 games

53.6% in Lane

48.4% in Game

Vel'Koz

Vel'Koz

663 games

53.2% in Lane

52.9% in Game

Malzahar

Malzahar

2952 games

53.2% in Lane

52.0% in Game

Neeko

Neeko

1462 games

52.5% in Lane

49.7% in Game

Akali

Akali

7253 games

52.5% in Lane

50.0% in Game

Ziggs

Ziggs

1148 games

51.9% in Lane

51.8% in Game

Lux

Lux

2831 games

51.9% in Lane

47.3% in Game

Viktor

Viktor

2375 games

51.7% in Lane

48.8% in Game

Pantheon

Pantheon

1907 games

51.5% in Lane

48.0% in Game

LeBlanc

LeBlanc

2519 games

51.2% in Lane

48.5% in Game

Yone

Yone

6841 games

51.2% in Lane

52.5% in Game

Qiyana

Qiyana

1433 games

51.0% in Lane

48.3% in Game

Orianna

Orianna

7772 games

50.8% in Lane

48.8% in Game

Akshan

Akshan

1250 games

50.8% in Lane

49.5% in Game

Anivia

Anivia

1264 games

50.1% in Lane

46.0% in Game

Sylas

Sylas

7904 games

50.1% in Lane

46.6% in Game

Zedloseslane against...

Irelia

Irelia

2906 games

38.4% in Lane

48.6% in Game

Diana

Diana

1521 games

44.6% in Lane

50.4% in Game

Yasuo

Yasuo

6655 games

44.7% in Lane

51.7% in Game

Malphite

Malphite

2247 games

45.3% in Lane

44.4% in Game

Zoe

Zoe

1430 games

48.2% in Lane

48.5% in Game

Xerath

Xerath

1943 games

49.2% in Lane

48.8% in Game

Vladimir

Vladimir

3075 games

49.4% in Lane

47.8% in Game

Tristana

Tristana

930 games

49.5% in Lane

48.1% in Game

Win Rate

50.2%

(+0.9%)

vs last patch
Pick Rate

12.1%

(+2.1%)

vs last patch
Ban Rate

33.0%

(-4.6%)

vs last patch

Zed Guide

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
.
Synergizes well with
Eclipse
,
Youmuu's Ghostblade
,
Axiom Arc
,
The Collector
,
Edge of Night
, and
Serylda's Grudge
. Can opt for
Duskblade of Draktharr
or
Prowler's Claw
when needed.
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
Stopwatch
or
Zhonya's Hourglass
.