League of Legends: Zed has finally come back to Patch 10.14 with more interesting features. Let’s see what zed got in the new Patch
Season 10 is said to be the season of mid lane assassins’ domination, so that according to some experts’ guess, Zed will definitely return to the meta as soon as he is buffed and will become the leader of mid lane assassins.
However, Zed had been quite disgraced since the beginning of this season. He was used for only one time by Mickey in patch 10.11, although he has been an outstanding assassin since he was published.
But when patch 10.14 came, a brand new life came to Zed when his W was buffed a bit. Specifically, his W’s missile speed and CD at the early games have been reduced. Thanks to that, his win rate increased from 49.22% to 51.59% while his ban rate and pick rate also went up from 4.21% to 6.26%.
The return of Zed in this patch may come from two main reasons. Firstly, the increase in his W’s missile speed would allow him to approach his targets 40% faster than before. This will make his targets nearly unable to do nothing when Zed starts attacking, as well as maximize his killing ability when he does not have to wait for his shadow to appear anymore.
Secondly, the reduction of 2 seconds in his W’s CD at level 1 will allow him to use his W much more often because most Zed players won’t upgrade W until other skills get their maximum level. Consequently, his laning phase will become a bit more “easy to breath” and be capable of roaming more regularly.
Hope that due to these buffs, Zed will appear more often in professional as well as ranked matches.