Zed vs Olaf Counter Build

How to Beat Olaf as Zed


At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked League of Legends games each week. In our database, Zed faced off against Olaf 42,603 times. Including so many games with Zed vs Olaf provides us confidence in our capability to provide actionable stats and a supported build to counter your rival.

This champ pairing is fairly common. Zed is forced to battle against Olaf in 27.7% of his matches. Zed does a average job of countering Olaf. Typically, Zed wins a acceptable 50.0% of the time the champions face off with one another in. In Zed versus Olaf rounds, Zed’s side is 0.0% more expected to obtain first blood, implying that he probably will get first blood versus Olaf.

Matchups Analyzed


Team First Blood


Win Rate


Best Zed Items to Counter Olaf

The most important items to have in your Zed versus Olaf build include Guardian Angel, Youmuu's Ghostblade, and Edge of Night. When Zed used at least these three items in his build, he performed much better vs Olaf than with most other common builds.

Guardian Angel Item Youmuu's Ghostblade Item Edge of Night Item

Best Zed Runes to Counter Olaf

To have the best probability of beating Olaf as Zed, you should equip the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Nullifying Orb, and Transcendence runes. Of all the rune sets players chose for Zed vs Olaf clashes, this sequence of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also included the best Olaf runes to fend off Zed to help you grasp how he will likely be setup to try to beat your champion.

Best Zed Runes

Electrocute Rune Electrocute
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter
Nullifying Orb Rune Nullifying Orb
Transcendence Rune Transcendence

Best Olaf Runes

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Bloodline Rune Legend: Bloodline
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
Approach Velocity Rune Approach Velocity


The following tables show several influential Zed vs. Olaf counter statistics that can help you explain the differences and similarities between this set of champs. For instance, Zed’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.4 is close to Olaf’s KDA ratio of 2.1, indicating that Zed may be just as central to his team's team fighting capability than Olaf.

Battle Stats


Zed Stats
8.7 6.8
Olaf Stats


Zed Stats
5.9 6.2
Olaf Stats


Zed Stats
5.5 6.5
Olaf Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Zed Stats
4 3.1
Olaf Stats

Damage Dealt

Zed Stats
21058 17074
Olaf Stats

Damage Taken

Zed Stats
19592 33043
Olaf Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Zed Stats
5.1 5.1
Olaf Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Zed Stats
0.8 0.9
Olaf Stats

Dragons Killed

Zed Stats
1.9 2
Olaf Stats

Barons Killed

Zed Stats
0.4 0.4
Olaf Stats

Gold Earned

Zed Stats
11255 10940
Olaf Stats

Minions Killed

Zed Stats
140 50
Olaf Stats

Zed normally has a much larger longest kill spree than his enemy does. On average, Zed receives less damage than Olaf. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the champion with more health has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.

Zed commonly takes much more CS than Olaf. Champs who on average don't amass many minion kills usually do not need much CS to be effective. They are able to scale easily off of their skills and stats alone. Yet, champions with plenty of minion kills, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of gold to be useful. In either situation, work to top the averages shown here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 42603 Zed vs Olaf 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 Olaf as Zed 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.