Zed Build
D
Jungle

Zed Build

Contempt for the Weak
Razor Shuriken
Q
Living Shadow
W
Shadow Slash
E
Death Mark
R
Assassin
Assassin
9/4
Win/Loss
<1%
Pick Rate
10%
Ban Rate

Matchups

Zed is strong against
54%
53%
52%
51%
50%
Graves
50%
Pantheon
50%
Viego
49%
Poppy
49%
Shaco
49%
Kayn
49%
Talon
49%
Jarvan IV
49%
Lillia
49%
Zac
49%
Hecarim
48%
Vi
48%
Karthus
48%
Nidalee
48%
Rengar
47%
Zed is weak against
Rammus
40%
Warwick
42%
Nunu & Willump
43%
Master Yi
43%
Diana
45%
Volibear
45%
Kha'Zix
46%
Shyvana
46%
Elise
46%
Fiddlesticks
46%
Rek'Sai
46%
Amumu
46%
Trundle
46%
Sejuani
46%
Bel'Veth
46%
Wukong
46%
Kindred
46%
Evelynn
47%
Rengar
47%
Nidalee
48%

Early Zed Build

Summoner Spells
FlashSmite
>99%
123
Smite
<1%
1
Flash
<1%
1
Starter Items
Emberknife
Refillable Potion
62%
74
Refillable Potion
38%
45
Starter Trinket
Stealth Ward
85%
106
Oracle Lens
15%
19
Item
First
Second
Youmuu's Ghostblade
31%
38
Umbral Glaive
29%
35
Eclipse
19%
23

Zed Item Build

Mythic Item
Eclipse
69%
82
Prowler's Claw
16%
19
10%
12
Item Buy Order
Two
Three
Youmuu's Ghostblade
Eclipse
30%
34
Umbral Glaive
Eclipse
23%
26
Prowler's Claw
Youmuu's Ghostblade
9%
11
Core Items
Eclipse
67%
83
Youmuu's Ghostblade
57%
71
Serylda's Grudge
40%
50
Umbral Glaive
33%
42
Prowler's Claw
15%
19
Edge of Night
15%
19
Black Cleaver
12%
15
Guardian Angel
10%
13
Chempunk Chainsword
9%
12
Final Boots
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
79%
93
12%
15
8%
10
Final Trinket
Oracle Lens
98%
120
Stealth Ward
2%
3

Abilities

Spell Skill Priority
Razor Shuriken
Q
Living Shadow
W
Shadow Slash
E
51%
63
Razor Shuriken
Q
Shadow Slash
E
Living Shadow
W
49%
61
Razor Shuriken
Q
Living Shadow
W
Shadow Slash
E
Death Mark
R

Runes

Inspiration + Domination
1
2
3
Inspiration
Inspiration
Glacial Augment
Unsealed Spellbook
First Strike
Hextech Flashtraption
Magical Footwear
Perfect Timing
Future's Market
Minion Dematerializer
Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight
Approach Velocity
Time Warp Tonic
Domination
Domination
Cheap Shot
Taste of Blood
Sudden Impact
Zombie Ward
Ghost Poro
Eyeball Collection
Treasure Hunter
Ingenious Hunter
Relentless Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
Offense
Offense
Offense
Offense
Flex
Flex
Defense
Flex
Flex

How to play Zed

Zed
Zed – the Master of Shadows – is based on our LoL Tier List on patch
12.14
a C-Tier Jungle Jungle champion. Based on ranked matches from summoners with a PLATINUM+ tier,
Zed
Zed has a win rate of
47.9%
, a pick rate of
1.8%
, a ban rate of
27.8%
and an average KDA Ratio of
0.0
, which shows that the
Assassin
Assassin is in a bad spot in the current meta of season 12. If you want to learn how to play Zed on your matches, keep in mind that this champion is mechanically advanced to play in LoL. This Zed guide will give you also an understanding on how to beat Zed. Besides the upcoming Zed Jungle Build the position Mid is a valid choice as well.

Pregame Build

In champion select you need to choose your

Zed
Zed runes and summoner spells. The best Zed Jungle Runes
12.14
are
Inspiration
Inspiration as the primary path and
Domination
Domination as the secondary path. The most supportive
Zed
Zed keystone rune is
First Strike
First Strike.
Flash
Flash and
Smite
Smite are the summoner spells, which fits this LoL Zed Build the most.

Item Build on Zed

The starter items for the best Zed Build on patch

12.14
are
Emberknife
Emberknife,
Refillable Potion
Refillable Potion, and a
Stealth Ward
Stealth Ward as the trinket. 69% of all Zed Probuilds include
Eclipse
Eclipse as the favoured mythic item. As the game progresses, the most popular
Zed
Zed items are
Eclipse
Eclipse and
Youmuu's Ghostblade
Youmuu's Ghostblade.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Ionian Boots of Lucidity are the most bought
Zed
Zed boots by Pros. This Zed Build will vastly increase your chances to gain LP and to climb the leaderboard in LoL.

Zed Abilities

At the beginning of a match start to skill the ability

Shadow Slash
Shadow Slash on
Zed
Zed. As the match progresses, it is best to maximise
Razor Shuriken
Razor Shuriken into
Shadow Slash
Shadow Slash and at last
Living Shadow
Living Shadow.
Razor Shuriken
Razor Shuriken is a very strong ability of
Zed
Zed in order to build up a lead and dominate your opponents. The passive is called
Contempt for the Weak
Contempt for the Weak and there is no need to set it manually on a Zed Build.

Select one of the abilities below in order to start a clip of the ability:
Contempt for the Weak
Razor Shuriken
Q
Living Shadow
W
Shadow Slash
E
Death Mark
R
Contempt for the Weak

Zed's basic attacks against low health targets deals bonus Magic Damage. This effect can only occur once every few seconds against the same enemy champion.

Biography

Utterly ruthless and without mercy, Zed is the leader of the Order of Shadow, an organization he created with the intent of militarizing Ionia’s magical and martial traditions to drive out Noxian invaders. During the war, desperation led him to unlock the secret shadow form—a malevolent spirit magic as dangerous and corrupting as it is powerful. Zed has mastered all of these forbidden techniques to destroy anything he sees as a threat to his nation, or his new order.

Read Zed's bio

Available Zed Skins

Besides the Zed build you can select a skin for Zed. The best Zed skins you can find below.

Explore

  • Featured Video: ZED: DEATH MARK
    This assassin doesn’t just strike from the shadows - he is the shadow. And they don’t stand a chance.
  • Short Story: The Man with the Steel Cane by Odin Austin Shafer
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  • Short Story: The Blade of Millennia by Michael McCarthy
    Kayn stood confidently in the shadow of the noxtoraa, surrounded by dead soldiers, and smiled at the irony. These triumphal arches of dark stone were raised to honor the strength of Noxus—to instill fear and to demand fealty from all who passed beneath them. Now this one was a tombstone, a monument to false strength and arrogance, and a symbol of the fallen warriors’ own fear turned against them.
  • Featured Video: Xayah and Rakan: Wild Magic
    Restoring the wild magic of Ionia won’t be easy when a deadly enemy lurks in the shadows.
  • Featured Video: Zed: Login Theme