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
Seeker's Armguard
or
Zhonya's Hourglass
.