Zed
tier-1
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Q

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W

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E

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R

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Recommended Build

Summoner Spells

Starting Items

Long Sword
Health Potion

Core Build Path: 53.45% Win Rate (2114 Games)

Ionian Boots of Lucidity
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Duskblade of Draktharr
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Youmuu's Ghostblade
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The Collector
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Serpent's Fang
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Maw of Malmortius

Core Final Build: 53.45% Win Rate (2114 Games)

Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Duskblade of Draktharr
Youmuu's Ghostblade
The Collector
Serpent's Fang
Maw of Malmortius

Runes

Domination
Electrocute
Hitting a champion with 3 separate attacks or abilities in 3s deals bonus adaptive damage.
Taste of Blood
Heal when you damage an enemy champion.
Eyeball Collection
Collect eyeballs for champion takedowns. Gain permanent AD or AP, adaptive for each eyeball plus bonus upon collection completion.
Treasure Hunter
Unique takedowns grant additional gold the first time they are collected.
Sorcery
Transcendence
Gain bonuses upon reaching the following levels:
Level 5: +5 Ability Haste
Level 8: +5 Ability Haste
Level 11: On Champion takedown, reduce the remaining cooldown of basic abilities by 20%.
Scorch
Your first damaging ability hit every 10s burns champions.
Adaptive Force
+9 Adaptive Force
Adaptive Force
+9 Adaptive Force
Magic Resist
+8 MR
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W
E
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R
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R

Skill Order

Q

W

E

Damage Breakdown

Zed's Statistics

Kills8.1

Deaths5.8

Assists5.6

Damage22,225.4

Damage Mitigated14,697.4

Gold Earned12,001.3

Gold Earned12,001.3

Playing against Zed

Key Insights
Zed restores energy anytime he and a Shadow land an ability on the same target, up to once per cast.
Q
deals 60% reduced damage to enemies beyond the first.
Enemy champions hit by
E
reduces
W
's cooldown by 2 seconds.
Zed can swap places with
R
's Shadow from any distance.
Zed is untargetable during
R
's cast.
Power Spike
Excels at all-ins and short trades.
Has consistently high burst damage, especially when combo'd with
R
.
Has a lot of outplay potential with
W
/
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.
Vulnerable
Significantly harder to play when behind.
Struggles against most crowd control.
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
.
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