Zed Build

The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition

LoL Champion

Zed

153,664 LoL Matches Analyzed

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Summary

We set our Zed build suggestions by analyzing 153,664 recently ranked League of Legends rounds with him selected. We only advise the highest winrate Zed builds that have been built by ranked players enough times for us to suggest them. With so many matches in our data, we are quite confident in our suggested builds.

To get more champion specific build advice and strategies, feel free to check out our guide to playing with Zed at the bottom of the page. Additionally, to see Zed builds specific to a unique division, pick your desired division from the dropdown menu above. In that case, the recommended Zed build will be based on that division's meta.

Best Zed Runes

If you are playing a varied enemy team composition, you should really consider grabbing Zed the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Transcendence, and Waterwalking runes. In recent matches, he won the largest percentage of his games when using these runes. Yet, if you are fighting a different enemy team comp, such as an AD heavy or a CC heavy team, you should instead browse further down to get the best Zed runes to defeat your particular enemy team.

Overall

Electrocute Rune Electrocute
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking
Versus Selected Team Comp
Electrocute Rune Electrocute
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Scorch Rune Scorch

Best Items for Your Zed Build

The best items to incorporate into your Zed build include: Prowler's Claw, Ravenous Hydra, Youmuu's Ghostblade, and Edge of Night. Moreover, as with our rune setups, you can also find quality, dedicated, Zed item builds below for the particular enemy team composition you are playing in your ongoing game. Those who included these pieces in their setups had a much better win rate than players who worked towards other Zed builds.

LoL Item Prowler's ClawLoL Item Ravenous HydraLoL Item Youmuu's GhostbladeLoL Item Edge of Night

vs AD Heavy Teams

LoL Item EclipseLoL Item Ravenous HydraLoL Item Youmuu's GhostbladeLoL Item Chempunk Chainsword

vs AP Heavy Teams

LoL Item EclipseLoL Item Guardian AngelLoL Item Edge of NightLoL Item The Collector

vs CC Heavy Teams

LoL Item EclipseLoL Item Black CleaverLoL Item Ravenous HydraLoL Item The Collector

vs Tanky Teams

LoL Item Prowler's ClawLoL Item Ravenous HydraLoL Item Youmuu's GhostbladeLoL Item Serylda's Grudge

Guide to Playing with Zed

  • Secure last hits with Contempt for the Weak (Passive).
  • Double-tapping Living Shadow teleports Zed to his shadow for quick escapes.