Olaf vs Zed Counter Build

How to Win Olaf vs Zed Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Zed as Olaf in LoL

How to Beat Zed as Olaf

7,627 Olaf vs Zed Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Olaf Items to Counter Zed

The ideal items to use in your Olaf versus Zed build include Guardian Angel, Sterak's Gage, and Goredrinker. When Olaf incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better when fighting Zed than with most other typical item sets.


6.7 | Olaf Zed | 9


6.3 | Olaf Zed | 6


6.5 | Olaf Zed | 5.3

Best Olaf Runes to Counter Zed

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Approach Velocity Rune Approach Velocity
To have the highest chance of vanquishing Zed as Olaf, you should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Biscuit Delivery, and Approach Velocity runes. Of all the rune sets we have analyed for Olaf vs Zed fights, this combo of runes resulted in the highest win rate. We have also included the best Zed runes to fend off Olaf to help you grasp how he will likely be played against you.

Runes Zed Will Likely Use to Counter Olaf

Electrocute Rune Electrocute
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm

Olaf vs Zed Counter Stats Summary

The stats shown here clarify several valuable Olaf vs. Zed counter statistics that can help us figure out the distinctions between the two. Olaf’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.1 is similar to Zed’s ratio of 2.4, indicating that Olaf may be just as central to his team's team fighting capability than Zed.

Olaf normally has a significant smaller longest kill spree than his enemy does. On average, Olaf receives more damage than Zed. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Olaf often takes much less CS than Zed. Champions that don't earn very much CS normally don't require much CS to be useful. They are able to scale easily off their skills and stats alone. Yet, champions with tons of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to pass the values presented here to do well.

By default, Olaf vs Zed tips, stats, and build recommendations are shown for all skill levels combined. If you want to filter the stats and builds to an individual division, you may use the selection menu located earlier on the page.

Killing Spree

3 | Olaf Zed | 4

Damage Dealt

16,980 | Olaf Zed | 21,318

Damage Taken

32,084 | Olaf Zed | 19,319

Gold Earned

10,999 | Olaf Zed | 11,487

Minions Killed

54 | Olaf Zed | 141


5.2 | Olaf Zed | 5.3

Dragons Killed

2 | Olaf Zed | 1.9

Barons Killed

0.4 | Olaf Zed | 0.4


0.9 | Olaf Zed | 0.9

Olaf vs Zed Matchup Summary

We generate our matchup stats from the millions of recently rated League rounds that we review each week. This Olaf versus Zed counter review resulted from an analysis of 7,627 ranked rounds where both champions fought one another.

This champion pairing is relatively common. Olaf encounters Zed in 21.1% of his rounds. Unfortunitally, Olaf has done a below average job of countering Zed. Typically, Olaf wins a acceptable 49.0% of matches the champs face off with each other in. In Olaf against Zed games, Olaf’s team is 1.0% more expected to earn first blood. This indicates that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Zed.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 7,627 Olaf vs Zed matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Zed as Olaf comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.