Zed Lethality Runes

Build Patch 14.13

Core Zed Item Build Order

54.4% Win Rate (85,058 Games)
Long Sword

Starting

Eclipse

1st

Ionian Boots of Lucidity

2nd

Voltaic Cyclosword

3rd

Eclipse

4th

Voltaic Cyclosword

5th

Edge of Night

6th

Long Sword
Eclipse
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Voltaic Cyclosword
Eclipse
Voltaic Cyclosword
Edge of Night

Core Zed Item Build Path

Situational

Serylda's Grudge
Profane Hydra
Youmuu's Ghostblade
Axiom Arc
Lord Dominik's Regards
Maw of Malmortius
Serpent's Fang

Summoner Spells

Flash
279,353 Games54%
65145 Games56%

Zed Skill Order

0
Contempt for the Weak

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

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
    .