League of Legends Preseason 2021: Best Zed Build

Best Zed Build League of Legends Preseason 2021
Best Zed Build League of Legends Preseason 2021 / Photo courtesy of Riot Games

League of Legends Preseason 2021 has given Zed's best build plenty of new options depending on his matchup in the mid lane.

With only a few weeks to go in Preseason 2021, Zed's best build has been optimized to deal out max damage while also giving him the most utility to take advantage of his mobility and easy escapes after devastating the opponent's back line.

Best Zed Build League of Legends Preseason 2021

As a mid lane attack damage assassin, Zed focuses primarily on attack damage and lethality to deal massive burst damage to all his enemies. His best build goes as follows:

Starting Items

A Longsword and Refillable Potion are the best starting items for Zed since he is not restricted by mana regeneration and the potions help with poke while also saving gold in the early game.

First/Mythical Item

Zed's best mythical option is the Duskblade of Draktharr with its high damage and lethality and passive ability that makes escaping after a hard engage quite easy.


The Ionian Boots of Lucidity are best for Zed due to the high ability haste it offers.

Second Item

Youmuu's Ghostblade follows Duskblade to give Zed more movement speed and further increase his damage.

Third Item

Zed often faces mages in the mid lane so building Edge of Night will give him an advantage with its spell shield.

Fourth Item

Serylda's Grudge follows Edge of Night for additional ability haste and utility by slowing enemies.

Fifth Item

To top off the build, Guardian Angel is a great last item for its passive resurrection ability.

This Zed build is the most optimal for most matches, but may need some slight adjustments depending on your match up.

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