Zed Wild Rift Guide: Breakdown of Builds, Runes, Combos, and Strategies

Author: Son Acton

Zed Wild Rift: is an extremely mobile assassin, dealing more damage with champions with low health. The way to build Zed items is armor piercing equipment. The way to play Zed that creates the most damage is to memorize the combo and pay attention when using the ultimate move of "The Master of Shadows".

Zed Wild Rift

Zed Wild Rift

Patch 5.0a

Assassin Assassin - Lane: mid

Damage: Physical

Power Spike

Difficulty

Damage

Toughness

Utility

CC

Mobility

Tier S
Win rate 51.51%
Pick rate 9.2%
Ban rate 35.7%
Zed Wild Rift Build
Zed: Wild Rift Build Guide

Zed's Item Build & Runes

Zed SP runes Win 54.23% and Pick 25.31%

  • First StrikeFirst Strike
  • Gathering StormGathering Storm
  • Giant SlayerGiant Slayer
  • Legend: BloodlineLegend: Bloodline
  • TRANSCENDENCETranscendence

Zed runes Mid with Win 52.92% and Pick 22.45%

  • ElectrocuteElectrocute
  • Sudden ImpactSudden Impact
  • Mark of the WeakMark of the Weak
  • Eyeball CollectorEyeball Collector
  • TRANSCENDENCETranscendence

Build Zed Wild Rift with the highest win rate

  • Item Boots of Dynamism Boots of Dynamism
  • Item Youmuu's Ghostblade Youmuu's Ghostblade
  • Item Trinity Force Trinity Force
  • Item Spear of Shojin Spear of Shojin
  • Item Black Cleaver Black Cleaver
  • Item SERPENT’S FANG SERPENT’S FANG

Zed build second

  • Item  Youmuu's Ghostblade Youmuu's Ghostblade
  • Item  Black Cleaver Black Cleaver
  • Item  Protobelt Protobelt
  • Item  Duskblade of Draktharr Duskblade of Draktharr
  • Item  Serylda's Grudge Serylda's Grudge
  • Item  Edge of Night Edge of Night

Zed item build third

  • Item  Cung Phong Linh Cung Phong Linh
  • Item  Youmuu's Ghostblade Youmuu's Ghostblade
  • Item  Black Cleaver Black Cleaver
  • Item  Quicksilver Quicksilver
  • Item  Death's Dance Death's Dance
  • Item  Guardian Angel Guardian Angel
  • Item  Sterak's Gage Sterak's Gage

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Zed Build

Zed will build armor-piercing items. Because when using all skills to stack damage if you can't destroy the enemy champion, the one in danger is Zed. "Youmuu's Ghostblade" is the first item to acquire. Helps Zed have good damage from the beginning of the game in addition to having more attack speed.

The second item will have to be "Black Cleaver" because the second equipment is also in the middle of the game. Now Zed will gank the remaining lanes. Having a bonus health from "Black Cleaver" and bonus movement speed will help Zed reach enemies better.

"Trinity Force" is an item that is being used a lot on the 3rd or 4th build. The main reason is that it provides up to 30% of its attack speed and also its "magic sword" passive. When using the ultimate "Death Mark" the explosion damage is equal to 25% of the total damage previously dealt. Therefore you need to do as much damage as possible before the mark explodes.

Zed position

Zed is a melee assassin with tremendous shock damage. Besides, thanks to the Shadow Clone skill, it creates a Zed shadow that can freely choose the location to appear, which is extremely useful when needing to escape.

Zed takes the position of Mid.

Zed summoner spells

flash + Ignite

Zed ability 

Zed ability order

skill order Zed Wild Rift

Zed abilities

Contempt For The Weak Contempt For The Weak

Function: Increased damage against low-health enemies.

Effect: Zed's basic attacks against enemies below 50% maximum health deal an additional 7% magic damage based on their maximum health. This effect can only be triggered once per second per enemy.

Advantages: Makes it easier for Zed to take down low-health enemies.

Disadvantages: Not effective against tanks or enemies with high sustain.

Razor Shuriken Razor Shuriken

Function: Deals physical damage in an area.

Effect: Zed and his shadow throw shurikens, each dealing 70/120/170/220 (+100% bonus AD) physical damage to the first enemy hit and 42/72/102/132 (+60% bonus AD) physical damage to other enemies in its path.

Cooldown: 6 seconds.

Energy: 70/65/60/55.

How to use: Use to poke enemies from a distance, clear jungle camps, or combine with other skills in a combo.

Advantages: Wide area damage, easy to hit multiple targets.

Disadvantages: Damage decreases for subsequent targets.

Living Shadow Living Shadow

Function: Creates a shadow, swaps positions, restores energy.

Effect:

Passive: Each time another skill hits the same enemy twice, Zed recovers 35/40/45/50 energy (only takes effect once per hit).

Active: Zed's shadow dashes forward and exists for 4.5 seconds. Reactivate to swap positions with the shadow.

Cooldown: 17/16/15/14 seconds.

Energy: 35/30/25/20.

How to use: Use to engage, escape, approach targets marked with "Death Mark", and increase energy.

Advantages: High flexibility, creates opportunities for outplays.

Disadvantages: Shadow is easily destroyed, requires precise timing for swapping positions.

Shadow Slash Shadow Slash

Function: Deals damage and slows in an area.

Effect: Zed and his shadow slash, each dealing 70/100/130/160 (+70 bonus AD) physical damage to nearby enemies and slowing them by 25%/30%/35%/40% for 1.5 seconds. Slashes that hit the same enemy after the first slash only deal 60% damage but slow them by an additional 50%. Each enemy champion hit by Zed's slash reduces the cooldown of "Living Shadow" by 2 seconds. Deals 60% damage to monsters.

Cooldown: 5 seconds.

Energy: 50.

How to use: Use to deal damage, slow down nearby enemies, and activate the cooldown reduction effect of "Living Shadow".

Advantages: Wide area damage, effective slow, combo support.

Disadvantages: Needs to get close to the target.

Death Mark Death Mark

Function: Teleport, mark, deal damage based on accumulation.

Effect: Zed becomes untargetable and dashes to the enemy champion's location, marking them. After 2.8 seconds, the mark activates, dealing 60 (+100% AD) physical damage + 25%/40%/55% of all damage Zed deals to the target while the mark is active. The teleport leaves a shadow that exists for 6 seconds. Reactivate "Death Mark" to swap positions with this shadow.

Cooldown: 85/65/45 seconds.

Energy: No cost.

How to use: Use to initiate fights

How to play Zed

"Living Shadow" is a skill that helps Zed escape dangerous situations. When you gank, use it properly.

Early game:

It's not easy for Zed at this stage. Farming minions is very difficult and the amount of damage Zed does is not much. You need to play safe and if you can't farm go to other lanes to gank.

Mid game:

Once you have the ultimate, Zed can play more aggressively. Any lane that has a fight, find an approach to help or kill. This is also the strongest phase in Zed's game.

End game:

In teamfights, don't stand on the front lines, just focus on enemy gunners or champions with low health left. Heroes with low health or without many defensive tools are always the ones you have to target first.

Combo Zed Wild Rift

Razor Shuriken Living Shadow Shadow Slash Death Mark

Combo 1:

Living ShadowShadow Slash + Razor Shuriken

This is the combo that deals the most damage.

Combo 2:

Shadow Slash + AA + Razor Shuriken

Combo 3:

Living ShadowShadow Slash + Razor Shuriken + Living Shadow + AA + AA + Death Mark + AA + AA + Shadow Slash

Zed pros and cons

Pros

Assassins stack damage quickly and a lot.

Maneuver many skills to escape.

Cons

"Living Shadow" has a long cooldown.

Difficult to play requires practice.

Zed counters

Up condensation of early Ionian or angel armor. If "Living Shadow" is on cooldown you can allin Zed now.

Conclusion

Zed Wild Rift is an assassin suitable for ganking other lanes instead of farming. Equipping armor piercing and giving attack speed is the most effective way to build Zed items. If you practice a lot "Living Shadow" is a skill that will make it impossible for the enemy to catch Zed.

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