Olaf vs Zed Counter Build

How to Beat Zed as Olaf


At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of ranked League of Legends matches every week. In our dataset, Olaf fought Zed in 22,585 rounds. Using so many matchups for Olaf versus Zed gives us faith in our capability to provide actionable data and a solid build to shatter your rival.

This champ matchup is relatively uncommon. Olaf encounters Zed in only 5.1% of his rounds. Olaf has done a ok job of beating Zed. Normally, Olaf wins a acceptable 50.0% of matches the champions oppose each other in. In Olaf versus Zed games, Olaf’s team is 1.0% more probable to earn first blood. This implies that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Zed.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Olaf Items to Counter Zed

The most important items to focus on in your Olaf versus Zed build include Sterak's Gage, Ravenous Hydra, and Goredrinker. When Olaf bought at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better vs Zed than with most other typical item sets.

Sterak's Gage Item Ravenous Hydra Item Goredrinker Item

Best Olaf Runes to Counter Zed

To have the highest chance of crushing Zed as Olaf, Olaf players should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Nimbus Cloak, and Waterwalking runes. Of all the runes players used for Olaf vs Zed battles, this mixture of runes yielded the best win rate. We have also included the best Zed runes to counterpick against Olaf to help you realize how he will probably be setup against you.

Best Olaf Runes

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking

Best Zed Runes

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter


The subsequent tables clarify several vital Olaf vs. Zed counter stats that can help you interpret the differences and similarities between this set of champs. Olaf’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.2 is nearly equal to Zed’s KDA ratio of 2.4, showing that Olaf may be just as central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Zed.

Battle Stats


Olaf Stats
7.1 8.8
Zed Stats


Olaf Stats
6.3 6.1
Zed Stats


Olaf Stats
6.5 5.6
Zed Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Olaf Stats
3.2 3.9
Zed Stats

Damage Dealt

Olaf Stats
17718 21243
Zed Stats

Damage Taken

Olaf Stats
33166 19888
Zed Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Olaf Stats
5.2 5
Zed Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Olaf Stats
0.9 0.8
Zed Stats

Dragons Killed

Olaf Stats
2 1.9
Zed Stats

Barons Killed

Olaf Stats
0.4 0.4
Zed Stats

Gold Earned

Olaf Stats
11066 11247
Zed Stats

Minions Killed

Olaf Stats
54 138
Zed Stats

Olaf usually has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his foe does. Typically, Olaf takes more damage than Zed. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the champ with increased health has less agility and thus is unable to escape further damage when engaged or poked.

In Olaf vs Zed matchups, Olaf commonly earns many fewer minion kills than Zed. Champs that do not earn a lot of minion kills usually don't need much CS to be effective. Instead, they are able to scale well off of their skills and stats alone. However, champions with scores of minion kills, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of gold to be useful. In either case, work to do better than the averages displayed here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 22585 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.