Tier

Win Rate

36.3%

Pick Rate

11.9%

Ban Rate

28.6%

Matches

158,694
Zed Runes
Core Zed Item Build Order33.5% Win Rate (1256 Games)
Glowing Mote
Long Sword

Starting

Eclipse

1st

Ionian Boots of Lucidity

2nd

Voltaic Cyclosword

3rd

Voltaic Cyclosword

4th

Eclipse

5th

Serylda's Grudge

6th

Glowing Mote
Long Sword
Eclipse
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Voltaic Cyclosword
Voltaic Cyclosword
Eclipse
Serylda's Grudge

Core Zed Item Build Path

Situational

Edge of Night
Profane Hydra
Axiom Arc
Youmuu's Ghostblade
The Collector
Maw of Malmortius
Hubris

Summoner Spells

34.2% Win Rate (2972 Games)
Zed Skill Order0
Contempt for the Weak

1

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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
    .