Zed

S Tier

Class: Assassin

Recommended Lane: Mid Lane

Stats

DAMAGE (100%)

TOUGHNESS (33%)

UTILITY (33%)

DIFFICULTY (100%)

Recommended Builds

Youmuu’s Ghostblade
Duskblade of Draktharr
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Black Cleaver
Mortal Reminder
Guardian Angel

or

Youmuu’s Ghostblade
Black Cleaver
Mercury’s Treads
Death’s Dance
Guardian Angel
Sterak’s Gage

Recommended Runes

Abilities

Infernal Chains

Contempt for the Weak

Passive

Zed’s attacks against enemies below 50% Health deal bonus magic damage equal to 7% of their maximum Health. (10 second cooldown per unique enemy).

Infernal Chains

Razor Shuriken

Active

Zed and his shadows throw their shurikens, each dealing 80 physical damage (80 + 100% bonus AD) to the first enemy they hit and 48 physical damage (48 + 60% bonus AD) to other enemies in their path.

Infernal Chains

Living Shadow

Passive | Active

Passive: Zed gains 35 Energy whenever an ability strikes the same enemy twice. Energy can only be gained once per cast ability.

Active: Zed’s shadow dashes forward, remaining in place for 4.5 seconds. Reactivating Living Shadow will cause Zed to swap positions with his shadow.

Infernal Chains

Shadow Slash

Active

Zed and his shadows slash, each dealing 70 physical damage (70 + 80% bonus AD) to nearby enemies and slowing them by 25% for 1.5 seconds.

Each enemy champion hit by Zed’s slash reduces Living Shadow’s cooldown by 2 seconds.

Infernal Chains

Death Mark

Active

Zed becomes untargetable and dashes to target enemy champion, marking them. After 3.5 seconds, the mark triggers, dealing physical damage equal to 64 (100% AD) plus 25% of all damage dealt to target by Zed while the mark was active.

The dash leaves a shadow behind for 6 seconds. Zed can reactivate Death Mark to switch positions with this shadow.

Abilities Analysis

  • His passive allows his auto attack to deal %max health magic damage to enemies below half health. This has a cooldown per target. He also uses Energy as a resource instead.

  • His Q is a shuriken throw, dealing physical damage to all enemies it passes through. This deals bonus damage to the first enemy hit.

  • His W creates a shadow clone. It copies his Q and E ability. He can recast this ability once to swap with his shadow clone. If he damages an enemy with both the ability Zed and the shadow clone casts, Zed regains some Energy.

  • His E deals physical damage to enemies in a small AOE around Zed. It also slows the enemies.

  • His R is a targeted ability on an enemy champion that has a brief-ish animation time where Zed disappears and an X appears on his target. It creates a shadow clone (similar to his W) at his cast location, and Zed appears behind his target. The target retains the mark for the next couple seconds before it explodes- however extra damage Zed deals to the target increases the mark’s damage. He can recast this ability once to swap with the shadow clone his ult creates.

Zed Build Recommendation

Here are Item Build Recommedation that works on Zed

Youmuu’s Ghostblade
Duskblade of Draktharr
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Black Cleaver
Mortal Reminder
Guardian Angel

Youmuu’s Ghostblade
Black Cleaver
Mercury’s Treads
Death’s Dance
Guardian Angel
Sterak’s Gage

Other Assassin Champions