Best Olaf Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends
Olaf is one of those champions who can be scary to fight if you don't know his skill order and what his abilities actually do, especially his ultimate, where he seems to become unkillable and unstoppable, and this also applies to the Wild Rift version of the character. If you want to learn how to play with him, better do it with the best Olaf build in League of Legends.
Best Olaf build
Olaf can be played in the jungle, but for the most part, Olaf top is the best way to play this champion. Olaf's abilities deal physical damage, reduce the incoming damage, and can even deal some true damage as well. All these abilities are useful against epic monsters and even any enemy jungler if you happen to choose to play him that way.
Best Olaf Runes
In the baron lane "Reckless Swing" is a useful skill to punish your enemies if they happen to get too cocky. For his rune set, use "Conqueror" from the "Precision", follow up with triumph, Legend: Alacrity, and Last Stand, to increase damage and survivability during your fights.
Best Rune Path
Best Slot 1 (Rune)
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Best Slot 3 (Rune)
For the second rune set you want "Biscuit Delivery" and "Approach Velocity" from the "Inspiration" tree, if you feel like it, you can replace the last one with "Magical Footwear".
Best Olaf Rune Shards
The best rune shards for this Olaf build in League of Legends are Attack Speed in the "Flex" socket so you can stack "Conqueror" faster.
Best Rune Shards
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive Force
Then, add Adaptive Force and Armor to balance your resistance and Damage in the two remaining sockets "Offense" and "Defense".
Best Olaf Spells
His best Summoner Spells are "Flash" and "Ghost". These, in the case of playing Olaf top, give him great advantage to escape or chase an enemy.
If you happen to take him to the jungle, just change "Ghost" for "Smite" and that about it, the same applies in Wild Rift.
Best Olaf Abilities Order
His best skill order focuses on his "Undertow", his Q ability, which is excellent for poking the enemy backline in team fights. After that one, you want to maximize your "Reckless Swing" to increase the damage Olaf deals in close combat.
Lastly, you want to invest points in "Tough it Out". The shield it provides it's quite useful, but it's not something that you should focus on during the first two stages of the match, since you want to actually deal damage. And as always, level up your ultimate whenever you have the chance to, this ability works exceptionally well with the mentioned Summoner Spells since he becomes immune to crowd control. This is the best skill order for Olaf top.
Best Olaf Items
In this Olaf build, his best items focus on a lot of shields and resistance to kill his enemies. Follow this item build to get the most out of Olaf.
Best Olaf Starter Items
Start the game with this item build, it is simple, and will give you extra damage to use "Reckless Swing" for poking the enemy.
Best Olaf Mid Game Items
When you reach the mid game you should have these items. The "Death's Dance" is crucial to him, as well as the "Plated Steelcaps", and if you happen to choose "Magical Footwear" in the runes, then you can save some money thanks to it.
If you are against a tanky enemy champion, you can change the first item for the "Divine Sunderer", which is a good option for Olaf among Mythic items, plus, its passive is easy to proc after using "Reckless Swing".
Best Olaf Final Late Game Items
The final item build for Olaf allows him to resist incoming attacks to deal more damage. "The Sterak's Gage" is an Excellent source of shield when he involves in a fight, "Spitir Visage" is also excellent for some nice Magic Resistance and HP regeneration.
Lastly, "Thornmail" is excellent to survive thanks to its passive. Combining it with the "Death's Dance", "Sterak's Gage", and "Spirit Visage", makes Olaf an unstoppable force in the rift.
Best Champions to Pair Olaf With
Olaf is excellent with champions who have some form of CC so he can finish them with his ultimate. Viego and Diana do work well with him, hence his highest win rate with them.
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Lee sin is also part of this club, and he can set up some nice ganks for Olaf to take the kill.
Strongest Champions Against Olaf
Sejuani, Illaoi, and Kled represent trouble for Olaf, and he can't do much of anything against them, you must use your "Reckless Swing" wisely so you can deal damage to them.
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Weakest Champions Against Olaf
Olaf easily counters these champions, and it's good to see Irelia here, with the "Plated Steelcaps" in the mid game, Olaf can finish her up. Jax is another champion Olaf can defend himself from with his shield.
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Overall Olaf is a nice champion, easy to use, and pretty straightforward, although his playstyle is more in the "Kamikazee" side of things, with some physical vamp you can easily survive any team fight, and despite being played in the top lane or jungle, he's still a solid pick and a very flexible one.