Who is the best Zed in Korea 2020? His item build path and runes

Ali Ahmed Akib
By Ali Ahmed Akib
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Editor Note: You are reading an article from 2020.

If you take a look at the op.gg in order to find the best Zed in Korea, you will find a couple of Zed mains. But based on win rate and rank in season 10, ZED99 outshines everyone else, and he is clearly the best Zed in Korea or arguably the best Zed in the world.

ZED99, at the time of writing, has a tremendous 65% win rate in the Korean challenger ladder with 750 LP. And a fun fact he doesn’t play anything but Zed. His op.gg if anyone is interested.

He has a 65% win rate from 302 games, with Zed having a 3.71:1 KDA. He also gets an average of 8 kills per game and only dies 3.6 times each game.

What Summoner spells does ZED99 take?

ZED99 always takes Flash and Ignite as his Summoner spells, which is always ideal for any assassin.

Skill Oder

ZED99 starts with his Q, then E, and unlocks his W at level 3. His skill order is: Q>E>W.

zed skill order
Screengrabed from op.gg


For the primary rune, ZED99 takes Electrocute, which is very common among other Zed mains and assassins as well. In the Domination tree, he takes Taste of Blood to get some heal back when he goes all in, Zombie Ward, which is very crucial for high elo games, and Ultimate Hunter for some decent cooldown on his ultimate.

zed runes
Screengrabed from op.gg

For the secondary rune, he loves to take Transcendence and Scorch for extra damage.

ZED99 also has an alternative Rune, which he takes against melee champions like Galio and Yasuo, where he takes Conqueror as primary and Domination as secondary.

alternative rune
Rune against Melee. Screengrabed from op.gg

Build Path

When it comes to the item build path, he has a lot of diversity in it. He loves to start with a Long Sword and Refillable Potion and upgrade that Long Sword with a Serrated Dirk. But when he is matched with Melee champions, he always starts with a Doran’s Blade.

zed build 1
Sample build 1.
zed build 2
Sample Build 2 against Melee matchup

From looking up his build order from his op.gg, he likes to upgrade his Serrated Dirk to Umbral Glaive if he has the gold early or completes the Youmuu’s Ghostblade as the first major item.

zed build 3
Sample Build 3

For boots, he takes the Ionian Boots of Lucidity in most of the games or Mercury’s Treads if the enemy has lots of CC.

For the first three core items, he takes Youmuu’s Ghostblade > Umbral Glaive > Edge of Night or Mortal Reminder. And build Duskblade of Draktharr as the fourth item, which is very common among other Zed mains to build as first or second.

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Ali Ahmed Akib is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-chief of GameRiv. Akib grew up playing MOBA titles, especially League of Legends and is currently managing the editorial team of GameRiv.