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"Balance is a lie - we are the true ninjas." - ZedSquare Zed

Zed is the first ninja in 200 years to unlock the ancient, forbidden ways. He defied his clan and master, casting off the balance and discipline that had shackled him all his life. Zed now offers power to those who embrace knowledge of the shadows, and slays those who cling to ignorance.

An orphan, Zed was taken in and trained by a great ninja master. Only one other student appeared to be Zed's equal - the master's son, ShenSquare Shen. It seemed Zed could never win the favor of the master, as every match between the rivals ended in a draw. Frustrated and jealous, he sought an advantage. The young ninja ventured into a sealed part of the clan's temple, where he found an ornate, foreboding box. Sensing the dark knowledge within, Zed knew he should not open it, but he peered inside nonetheless. In an instant, shadows touched his mind, revealing techniques that had long been hidden. Now armed with a secret edge, he challenged Shen, and this time he defeated the master's son. He expected praise and recognition in his moment of victory, but somehow the master knew Zed had used forbidden ways, and banished him.

Humiliated, the young ninja wandered for years. His bitterness turned to ambition, and he began to train others in the style of the shadows. As his power grew, so did his circle of followers, but he knew that without the box, his technique would never be perfect. One day, Zed looked at his followers and saw that his students were now an army. He led them back to the temple to claim his prize. At the gates, he was surprised to find the old master waiting, receiving Zed and his disciples as if they were welcome guests. The old man laid his sword at Zed's feet, declaring that he had failed Zed as his master. By banishing his former student, the master had doomed Zed to the shadows, instead of leading him to the balanced path. The old man implored Zed to enter the temple, destroy the box, and lead his followers to balance. The dark ninja followed the master inside. Moments later, the assembled ninjas heard Zed cry out in pain. Mysteriously, he emerged unscathed, and threw the severed head of the master at Shen's feet. Screaming in rage, Zed commanded his followers to slaughter the master's students and seize the box.

That day, the old ninja order fell. Though many students died, some escaped thanks to Shen's heroic efforts. Now the temple is a dark training ground for the Order of the Shadow. Zed rules as the Order's master, and his edict is simple: perfect one's technique, and kill all ninjas who refuse to embrace the shadows.

Patch History

V7.24
  • ZedSquare Shockblade Zed [S|L]
    • Bug Fix: Shurikens no longer clip into his back during his death animation.
V7.22
  • Stats
    • Base attack damage increased to 63 from 54.712.
    • Base armor increased to 32 from 26.88.
    • Base health increased to 584 from 579.4.
    • Health growth increased to 85 from 80.
  • Razor Shuriken Razor Shuriken
    • Initial base damage increased to 80 / 115 / 150 / 185 / 220 from 70 / 105 / 140 / 175 / 210.
    • Secondary base damage increased to 45 / 66 / 87 / 108 / 129 from 42 / 63 / 84 / 105 / 126.
  • Shadow Slash Shadow Slash
    • Base damage increased to 70 / 95 / 120 / 145 / 170 from 65 / 90 / 115 / 140 / 165.
V7.18 September 15th Hotfix
  • Living Shadow Living Shadow
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug which caused the game to crash when Zed used Living Shadow.
V7.17
  • Stats
    • Base attack speed increased to 0.651 from 0.644.
  • Living Shadow Living Shadow
    • Shadow duration increased to 5 seconds from 4.5.
  • Death Mark Death Mark
    • Bug Fix: No longer behaves inconsistently when interacting with RyzeSquare Ryze's Realm Warp Realm Warp.
V7.1
V6.22
  • Living Shadow Living Shadow
    • Removed: Passively granting extra 4 / 8 / 12 / 16 / 20% bonus AD.
    • Energy restored increased to 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 from 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40.
    • Shadow swap range increased to 1300 from 1100.
  • Shadow Slash Shadow Slash
    • Base damage changed to 65 / 90 / 115 / 140 / 165 from 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 / 180.
    • Cooldown changed to 5 / 4.5 / 4 / 3.5 / 3 seconds from 4 at all ranks.
  • Death Mark Death Mark
    • New Effect - Reaper of Shadows Reaper of Shadows: Scoring a takedown with/while Death Mark is active permanently grants Zed non-stacking 5 (+ 5 / 10 / 15% of target's AD) bonus attack damage (he always keeps the highest value between his current bonus and his latest takedown)
V6.18
  • General
    • ZedSquare PROJECT Zed [S|L]
      • Bug Fix: Rough transition between emotes and idle animation.
V6.12
V6.11
  • Razor Shuriken Razor Shuriken
    • Base damage reduced to 70 / 105 / 140 / 175 / 210 from 75 / 115 / 155 / 195 / 235.
    • Bonus AD ratio reduced to 90% bonus AD from 100%
    • Secondary reduced damage reduced to 25% from 50%.
V6.7
  • Living Shadow Living Shadow
    • Cooldown increased to 22 / 20 / 18 / 16 / 14 seconds from 18 / 17 / 16 / 15 / 14.
    • Extra bonus AD reduced to 4 / 8 / 12 / 16 / 20% bonus AD from 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25% bonus AD.
V6.3
  • Death Mark Death Mark
    • Stored damage reduced to 25 / 35 / 45% from 30 / 40 / 50%.
V5.23
  • General
    • Zed's model size reduced by 10%.
  • Living Shadow Living Shadow
    • Cast range increased to 700 from 600.
    • Minimum cast range reduced to 350 from 400.
    • Projectile speed increased to 1750 from 1500.
  • Death Mark Death Mark
    • Stored damage increased to 30 / 40 / 50% from 20 / 35 / 50%.
V5.22
  • Living Shadow Living Shadow
    • Bug Fix: Cast time being removed by Zed casting at the same time as his other abilities.
V5.17
V5.16
  • Death Mark Death Mark
    • Reactivation delay reduced to 0.5 seconds from 1.
V5.9
  • Death Mark Death Mark
    • New Effect: Reactivation has a 1 second cooldown after Zed reappears.
V5.2
  • Stats
    • Base attack speed reduced to 0.644 from 0.658.
    • Attack speed growth reduced to 2.1 from 3.1.
V4.15
  • Living Shadow Living Shadow
    • New Effect: Tooltip displays extra bonus AD gained at rank 0.
V4.14
  • Death Mark Death Mark
    • Landing point changed to behind the target from in front of.
    • New Effect: Zed becomes ghosted while the mark is active.
V4.10
  • Death Mark Death Mark
    • Bug Fix: Zed teleporting to a random location when targeting an enemy who is mid-dash.
V4.5
  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 21 from 17.
V3.13
  • Living Shadow Living Shadow
    • Projectile speed reduced to 1500 from 2500.
  • Death Mark Death Mark
    • Tooltip updated.
    • Cast time increased to 0.75 seconds from 0.35.
    • Living Shadow Living Shadow spawn point changed to cast location from behind the target.
    • Living Shadow Living Shadow swap range increased to global from 1100.
V3.7
  • Razor Shuriken Razor Shuriken
    • Secondary reduced damage reduced to 45 / 69 / 93 / 117 / 141 (+ 60% bonus AD) from 60 / 92 / 124 / 156 / 188 (+ 80% bonus AD)
  • Living Shadow Living Shadow
    • Shadow sight radius reduced to 700 from 1300.
  • Shadow Slash Shadow Slash
    • Cooldown increased to 4 seconds from 3.
V3.6
  • Living Shadow Living Shadow
    • Cooldown reduced to 18 / 17 / 16 / 15 / 14 seconds from 22 / 20.5 / 19 / 17.5 / 16.
  • Shadow Slash Shadow Slash
    • Removed: Cooldown reduction by hitting minions and monsters.
    • Cooldown reduction per champion hit increased to 2 seconds from 1.
V3.03
  • Razor Shuriken Razor Shuriken
    • Base damage increased to 75 / 115 / 155 / 195 / 235 from 75 / 110 / 145 / 180 / 215.
  • Living Shadow Living Shadow
    • Bug Fix: Zed sometimes casting in a random direction.
  • Shadow Slash Shadow Slash
    • Base damage reduced to 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 / 180 from 60 / 95 / 130 / 165 / 200.
V1.0.0.152
  • Stats
    • Movement speed increased to 345 from 320.
V1.0.0.151
  • Added

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