Zed Build / Runes
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Zed Build / Runes

the Master of Shadows • Platinum+
Best Zed Build on Jungle for patch 12.1. Find the Zed Runes you are looking for!
3%
Pick Rate
48.1%
Win Rate
46.7%
Ban Rate
52.7K
Matches

In the LoL classification, Zed is an "Assassin". He deceives his target with his shadows before killing him with a snap of his fingers. He is an AD character, so he only deals physical damage. He is a very fragile character whose goal is to eliminate an opponent before being eliminated. He is mainly played on the Midlane

Strong against

Weak against

Summoner Spells

Flash
Smite
48.1%
51,012 Matches

Starter Items

Emberknife
Refillable Potion
48.5%
39,031 Matches

Core Items

Eclipse
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Youmuu's Ghostblade
51.2%
5,449 Matches

Late Game Items

Edge of Night
Serylda's Grudge
Guardian Angel
57.0%
58.3%
63.0%

Spell Skill Priority

Razor Shuriken
Q
Shadow Slash
E
Living Shadow
W
49.7%
27,257 Matches
Razor Shuriken
1
4
5
7
9
 
Living Shadow
3
14
15
 
Shadow Slash
2
8
10
12
13
 
Death Mark
6
11
 

To play Zed at his full potential, we recommend using runes that give you more damage and lethality. The primordial rune "Electrocute" is ideal mixed with the rune "Taste of Blood". Concerning his build, in order of priority we advise you to buy the Ionian Boots of Lucidity, an Eclipse, the Spectre's Cowl of Youmuu, a Guardian Angel and the revenge of Serylda.

Zed's gameplay is mainly based on his shadows, which duplicate his abilities and give him great mobility. Sona's Q will throw shurikens that hurt all the enemies touched. His E will give enemies around Zed a big hit, allowing them to slow down and reduce the recovery time of his W. Speaking of the W, it allows to throw a shadow on which Zed can Teleport. Moreover, shadows also cast Zed's spells, so when Zed casts a shuriken, the shadow does the same.

Zed's ultimate ability allows him to Teleport on the target, making him untouchable for a few moments and putting a shadow on his starting place. At the same time, he places a mark that triggers a few seconds later and inflicts heavy damage on the enemy. That leaves the time to Zed to fall back by Teleporting on his shadow

Mobalytics Zed Runes

More Zed Builds
Domination

Domination

Electrocute
Predator
Dark Harvest
Hail of Blades
Cheap Shot
Taste of Blood
Sudden Impact
Zombie Ward
Ghost Poro
Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter
Ingenious Hunter
Relentless Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
Sorcery

Sorcery

Nullifying Orb
Manaflow Band
Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence
Celerity
Absolute Focus
Scorch
Waterwalking
Gathering Storm
Offense
Offense
Defense
Offense
Flex
Flex
Offense
Flex
Flex

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Zed Runes
Inspiration

Inspiration

Glacial Augment
0%
Unsealed Spellbook
0%
First Strike
100%
Hextech Flashtraption
0%
Magical Footwear
100%
Perfect Timing
0%
Future's Market
98%
Minion Dematerializer
0%
Biscuit Delivery
2%
Cosmic Insight
99%
Approach Velocity
0%
Time Warp Tonic
1%
Domination

Domination

Cheap Shot
0%
Taste of Blood
0%
Sudden Impact
4%
Zombie Ward
2%
Ghost Poro
0%
Eyeball Collection
93%
Ravenous Hunter
0%
Ingenious Hunter
0%
Relentless Hunter
0%
Ultimate Hunter
99%
Offense
20%
Offense
100%
Defense
3%
Offense
80%
Flex
0%
Flex
88%
Offense
0%
Flex
0%
Flex
10%

opgg Zed Runes

Highest Pick Rate

23.2%
Precision

Precision

Press the Attack
Lethal Tempo
Fleet Footwork
Conqueror
Overheal
Triumph
Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace
Cut Down
Last Stand
Domination

Domination

Cheap Shot
Taste of Blood
Sudden Impact
Zombie Ward
Ghost Poro
Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter
Ingenious Hunter
Relentless Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
Offense
Offense
Defense
Offense
Flex
Flex
Offense
Flex
Flex

Highest Win Rate

49.8%
Precision

Precision

Press the Attack
Lethal Tempo
Fleet Footwork
Conqueror
Overheal
Triumph
Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace
Cut Down
Last Stand
Inspiration

Inspiration

Hextech Flashtraption
Magical Footwear
Perfect Timing
Future's Market
Minion Dematerializer
Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight
Approach Velocity
Time Warp Tonic
Offense
Offense
Defense
Offense
Flex
Flex
Offense
Flex
Flex

Lore

Ally Tips

Saving energy and spell cooldowns until you use your ultimate will maximize Death Mark's damage.

Quickly double tapping Living Shadow will teleport Zed Runes to his shadow immediately for rapid escapes.

Placing a Living Shadow before using Death Mark can give Zed Runes a safe escape from combat.

Enemy Tips

Zed Runes receives bonus effect from Attack Damage items he purchases, so Armor is super effective against him.

After Zed Runes uses his Living Shadow, he is at his most vulnerable as his damage, slow, and mobility are both dependent upon it.

Zed Runes's Shadow Slash can only slow you if his shadow hits you with it.

Utterly ruthless and without mercy, Zed Runes 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 Runes has mastered all of these forbidden techniques to destroy anything he sees as a threat to his nation, or his new order.