2,210
193
Updated
3 months ago
Views
2589k Views
Comments
206 Comments
Ahri Statistics for Ahri

Author's performance with Ahri compared to the ranked average.

Author
The Corrupt
Share
  • Author Champion Statistics
  • Guide Details

Summoner Spells

Back to Top ▲
4.png Standard summoner spell choice and should be picked every game.

14.png Increases your damage potential, and is extremely strong when used with your ultimate to finish kills.
Read Author Notes

Runes

Back to Top ▲

QUINT%20AP.png Quints

Armor + Armor penetration

  • The nerfs to armor seals made armor reds and quints much better.
  • 1 Armor quints gives you 4 armor, you can take 2 for exactly as much armor you would have with old armor seals but I prefer this since the armor per level yellows get you to that value by level 3-5 anyway.
  • This frees up two quints for Armor Pen.


MARK%20MAGIC%20PEN.png Marks

Armor Penetration

  • Since you'll be using your Q more than anything, for both last hits and harass.
  • Scales better into late game than completely stacking AD.
  • Since Zed's W at max passively gives 25% bonus AD at max, armor pen is better.


GLYPH%20MAGIC%20RESIST.png Glyphs

Flat/Scaling Magic Resist

  • I use scaling MR mostly since they buffed it to +27 recently.
  • Standard bruiser choice.
  • Since you'll be going balls deep in team fights sometimes, this is worth the investment.


SEAL%20OF%20MANA%20REGEN.png Seals

Armor per level

  • Since the nerf to armor seals, this is currently really strong.
  • These seals get you to the same +13 armor mark that flat seals give, at level 3 when combined with the quint and global bonus. Then they give more armor every level after that making them a no-brainer when compared to flat armor.
Read Author Notes

Masteries

Back to Top ▲
1/1
0/4
4/4
0/1
0/1
3/3
0/3
0/1
1/1
1/1
0/1
3/3
0/1
3/3
0/3
1/1
0/1
3/3
0/1
1/1
Offense: 21
2/2
2/2
0/2
0/2
1/1
3/3
0/1
0/1
1/1
0/3
0/3
0/3
0/1
0/1
0/1
0/1
0/4
0/1
0/1
Defense: 9
0/1
0/3
0/3
0/1
0/3
0/1
0/1
0/3
0/1
0/3
0/1
0/1
0/1
0/3
0/2
0/1
0/3
0/1
Utility: 0

Offense - 21 points

The masteries are very effective on Zed, mainly spell weaving and blade weaving from Zed's ult combo which includes 3 or even 4 spells if you hit both shurikens and two auto attacks which in turn increase his ults "pop" damage by a minimum of 2% or 3% if the enemy did not flash.


Defense - 9 points

These are really strong on AD casters now with the improved damage reduction from champion basic attacks and the 3% extra hp.

Read Author Notes

Abilities

Back to Top ▲
Slot 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
 
Passive
Q
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
W
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
E
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
R
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18

Skill Order: zed r.png R - zed q.png Q - zed e.png E - zed w.png W

  • Max R first for reduced cooldown and increased damage on your ultimate.
  • Max Q next for ranged damage and last hitting.
  • Max E next for short ranged damage and a slow.
  • Max W last for reduced cooldown on your gap closer / escape.


You can max E first if you want


zed p.jpg Contempt for the weak

Whenever Zed autoattacks an enemy below 50% health, he deals an additional 6 / 8 / 10% of their maximum health as magic damage. This effect cannot occur on the same target more than once every 10 seconds.


zed%20q.png  Razor Shuriken

Zed and his shadows throw their shurikens, each dealing physical damage to the first enemy they pass through and a lesser amount to enemies thereafter.

Living Shadow: Additional shurikens striking the same enemy deal 50% damage and restore energy.


zed%20w.png Living Shadow

Passive: Zed's bonus attack damage is increased by a percentage.

Active: Zed's shadow dashes forward, remaining in place for 4 seconds. Reactivating this ability will cause Zed to switch positions with this shadow.

Zed's shadow will mimic his basic abilities. If both strike the same target Zed regains some energy. Energy can only be restored once per mimicked ability.


zed%20e.png Shadow Slash

Active: Zed and his shadows create a burst of shadow, dealing physical damage to nearby enemies.

Zed's slash reduces the cooldown of Living Shadow by 1 second for each enemy struck. His shadows' slashes slow enemies for 1.5 seconds.

Living Shadow: Overlapping Shadow Slashes striking the same enemy deal no additional damage but will incur an increased slow and restore energy.


zed%20r.png Death Mark

Active: Zed becomes untargetable and dashes to target enemy champion. Upon arrival, he marks the target for death and spawns a living shadow behind the target. This shadow lasts 4 seconds and mimics Zed's abilities. Reactivating Death Mark will cause Zed to switch positions with this shadow.

After 3 seconds, the mark will detonate, dealing physical damage equal to 100% of Zed's attack damage plus a percentage of all magic and physical damage dealt to the target by Zed and his shadows while the mark was active.

Read Author Notes

Items

Back to Top ▲
Start With
Core
Situational

Start With


Doran's items and fort pot are the most common so they don't need much explanation.


Boots 4 Pots

1001_32.png2003_32.png2003_32.png2003_32.png2003_32.png

  • Boots give you the mobility needed to escape early ganks, respond to invades in the enemy jungle and to effectively zone control.
  • Four potions allow you to sustain in lane longer resulting in more farm and more experience.

Cloth Armor

1029_32.png2003_32.png2003_32.png2003_32.png2044_32.png   or  1029_32.png2003_32.png2003_32.png2003_32.png2003_32.png2003_32.png

  • If you're against something like a purple side lee sin jungle, or a harder matchup like pantheon.
  • Gives you great sustain along with a ward for a safe early laning phase.
  • if you decide to buy a ward, wait in the base for the 3rd pot.


Core


1001_32.png3134_32.png3144_32.png

  • Gives you increased damage as well cooldown reduction.
  • I almost always get a  3153_32.png after.



Situational

3155_32.png - A great item against AP based matchups.


3269_32.png - These are the upgraded boots I prefer on Zed currently. The additional movement speed helps escaping, catching, juking, and overall positioning. An alternative is boots of mobility which allow Zed to get in ult range easily without blowing flash or w.


3026_32.png - I either get this after 3072_32.png or my 3071_32.png depending on if I'm getting focused down or not. It's a great item on Zed because after he revives he can still do tons of damage.


3072_32.png - Great item for increasing your burst damage. You can get this right after your 3134_32.png or 3071_32.png. You could also choose to get a 3026_32.png instead and delay your 3072_32.png if you feel you're getting focused in team fights and don't need damage.


3031_32.png - A great item for increasing your overall damage. I much prefer going defensive items after getting key damage items such as 3134_32.png3153_32.png and 3072_32.png. You can try to fit this item into your build if you need more damage.


3035_32.png - Great item to get whatsoever and should be your third core item in most situations after 3134_32.png and 3153_32.png.
Read Author Notes

Matchups

Back to Top ▲
37
2 years ago
We've featured your guide on LolKing! Great job on the guide and keep up the good work ^_^
1
1 year ago
why you feature a guide from player who has less wins than loses with champ hes is writhing that guide on??
0
1 year ago
lolol who the hell max q on zed? r u kidding me?
7
1 year ago
i always max my q
0
9 months ago
this guy and his stupid shit is on everything
1
5 months ago
i think u never play zed!!
0
1 year ago
SAME
3
1 year ago
Fuck you and this link!!!! You are in fucking every guide!
2
1 year ago
m8 look again ^_^
3
2 years ago
Just played Zed for the first time, used your rune and mastery setup, had a ball. :P

I noticed you didn't have a Teemo matchup, which was who I was up against. I can safely say that my lane was easy and I didn't even know how to play as Zed! x) Traded our first kill as I was experimenting, after that it was a solid victory on top lane., only losing half my hp per kill on Teemo, as I could out poke him.
0
2 years ago
Excellent Guide dude !! +1 from me ! Good job!
I ve made a Shen Guide if anyone interested , think its pretty good :D
http://www.lolking.net/guides/42546
1
2 years ago
As Susaroo stated. Teemo is no problem for zed as long as you max your Q first, great guide! dont know why it has so many downvotes
0
2 years ago
Westrice maxes Q first but I don't believe that maxing Q first is the one true build, especially for a champion as versatile as Zed. Maybe maxing Q is better for top, but certainly not for mid, which may be the reason you lost so much mid.
3
2 years ago
I've written in the guide you can max E vs some matchups, and no Q infact is better for mid because you're dealing with ranged champions
3
2 years ago
OK, i main zed and there are so many things wrong with this guide :/
12
2 years ago
.... I really hope you're joking because you're not even level 30. Lets give it a go anyway, please explain to me the things wrong in this guide
0
2 years ago
You're bad
4
2 years ago
That 986 elo and only 3 games played with your "main" Zed really makes me believe this statement.
Your guide is perfectly fine, this noob is just ignorant as fuck.
4
2 years ago
His guide is fine but absolutely not perfect. Okay I only played 4 games with Zed, at 1K7 - 1K8 elo ... but check out the stats ;-) Max E is way better since it's better sustained damage and barely can't miss it.
U also better take 2% attack speed rather than 4 damage on minions (its a detail but with zed's passive, lasthitting is the easiest thing to do)
1
9 months ago
Wrong maxing q is always the better choice. You will learn eventually.