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[2.1a] THE OTHER OLAFS ARE WRONG - CHEESE OLAF GUIDE!!

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Patch 2.1a
April 13, 2021 02:33
Jungle

THE OTHER OLAFS ARE WRONG - CHEESE OLAF GUIDE!!

In-depth guide to a new and unique playstyle of Olaf Jungle with lots of tips on how to change to the new style. Supported by math and timers showing you the new way to play!

Olaf Build

Best Build Guide for Olaf

The Build
Trinity Force
Glorious Enchant
Sterak's Gage
Guardian Angel
Spirit Visage
Randuin's Omen
Boots (After 1st Item)
Mercury's Treads
Plated Steelcaps

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

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Trinity ForceTrinity Force is a must, as with any AD auto attack based bruiser, you want Black CleaverBlack Cleaver or Trinity ForceTrinity Force for the stats and passives it provides.

Glorious EnchantGlorious Enchant in my opinion is the best enchant you can get, the other enchants either become a stacking effect ( Quicksilver EnchantQuicksilver Enchant & RagnarokRagnarok or Shadows EnchantShadows Enchant & UndertowUndertow ). On top of this it can be used in scenarios where UndertowUndertow misses or is out of reach.

Sterak's GageSterak's Gage in my opinion is one of the most overlooked items. Giving you 30% Tenacity when you're low (after you've used ult in a decent amount of fights) and 50% base AD increase is a lot bigger than people realize, especially when you take into account the additional AD from RagnarokRagnarok and the synergy with Berserker RageBerserker Rage . It also provides +400 Max HP so you'll be sitting at +600 HP with your 2 item spike.

Guardian AngelGuardian Angel is next, just a very abusable item, letting you finish a fight you started if you couldn't, I think its the most OP item in the game this patch (extra life is worth so much in a game you fight a lot), each death it technically is saving you 400+ gold from the enemy, Including the stats on it it doesn't really become value for a few deaths but I think it values itself after 2 deaths and gaining 2 kills after Resurrection, but that's after just doing napkin math so not too sure on that. Either way very strong purchase this patch I expect it to get nerfed in 1.2.

Spirit VisageSpirit Visage has inbuilt synergy with Vicious StrikesVicious Strikes , also provides the necessary stats to not get insta-killed by an AP Champ.ย 

Randuin's OmenRanduin's Omen is just a safe last item. Most hyper carries will be dealing crits or lots of attacks so omen helps, you also can get ThornmailThornmail here if you don't think you need Omen.

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Mercury's TreadsMercury's Treads when verse 3+ AP.

[Ninja Tabi] when verse 3+ AD.

Olaf Runes

Best Runes for Olaf

Keystone
Conqueror
Conqueror
Domination
Weakness
Weakness
Resolve
Hunter Titan
Hunter Titan
Inspiration
Mastermind
Mastermind
Conqueror to help with healing synergy from Olaf's kit.

Weakness works with UndertowUndertow , which rounds out to a slight increase in damage over Brutal. Otherwise you can also take Triumph

Hunter - Titan for most efficiency out of the slot since you will be roaming and getting kills in multiple lanes

Mastermind for objective control

Skill Order

How to distribute skill points

Berserker Rage
Berserker Rage - Passive
Undertow
Undertow
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Vicious Strikes
Vicious Strikes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Reckless Swing
Reckless Swing
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Ragnarok
Ragnarok
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Summoner Spells

When to take which summoners

Flash
Nothing better than a 1 minute blink over any wall you desire.
Smite
Necessity for any Jungler. You can take either Red or Blue smite depending on your play style although i like red more personally.

Olaf Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters

Gragas
Easy
Gragas
Jarvan Iv
Easy
Jarvan Iv
Malphite
Easy
Malphite
Nasus
Easy
Nasus
Vi
Easy
Vi
Amumu
Medium
Amumu
Camille
Medium
Camille
Master Yi
Medium
Master Yi
Dr. Mundo
Medium
Dr. Mundo
Evelynn
Hard
Evelynn
Lee Sin
Hard
Lee Sin
Graves
Skill
Graves
Jax
Skill
Jax
Shyvana
Skill
Shyvana
Tryndamere
Skill
Tryndamere
Xin Zhao
Skill
Xin Zhao

When you both are on 1 item Gragas' first ability rotation should put you on low health but shouldn't kill you, this is your first spike in the match up and you need to push leads wherever you can to keep ahead, he can use Explosive CaskExplosive Cask to try and peel himself or a teammate from range.

Olaf

VERIFICATION OF THE BUILD

As you can see here I have a 75%ish WR on Olaf, although it is only 19 games due to me being an ADC main I have talked about this build with many other players and weighing the pros and cons of the build and we have come to the conclusion that this is the better build / level up process for patch 1.1 Olaf.ย 

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ABILITY 1 OR 3


Having a quick look at the images above you can see that Reckless SwingReckless Swing scales with AD where as UndertowUndertow scales with bonus AD. What this means is that the total AD value is taken from all sources, like runes, items, base stats etc. Bonus AD is only taken from items, runes and ability buffs. Due to this it actually is smarter (and faster as I will show below) to max Reckless SwingReckless Swing first. giving it a 3 second lower cooldown and giving it more stats before you build your items means by the time you level up UndertowUndertow as well you will have the Bonus AD for it already. Reckless SwingReckless Swing is an absolutely crazy ability, with your attack speed from Trinity ForceTrinity Force and Vicious StrikesVicious Strikes it really feels like a 4-5 second cool down.


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OLAF ULT SYNERGIES

So another reason to level Reckless SwingReckless Swing first is for the synergy from the bonus AD with RagnarokRagnarok . As it stands right now you're gaining 40 bonus AD at level 9, with a level 3 UndertowUndertow you're dealing 270 dmg slow on repeat if you're able to keep picking up axes, this combined with a 4-5 second cd ~350-450 damage Reckless SwingReckless Swing you're going to be 1v1ing and running down anyone you desire.

Olaf

Jungle Pathing

I personally do the following path:

Reckless SwingReckless Swing > UndertowUndertow > Vicious StrikesVicious Strikes

Red > Chickens> Wolves > Blue > Gromp > Scuttle*

This path gave me an in-game timer ofย 

1:47 UndertowUndertow start red (127 second clear, solo)

1:39 Reckless SwingReckless Swing start red (119 second clear, solo)

You must position yourself on Chickens and Wolves that Reckless SwingReckless Swing hits the little ones as well, this makes you mid health that you can utilize Berserker RageBerserker Rage and keep healthy enough that if you get invaded you should still be able to pop smite for bonus health and 1v1 or 2v2.

You can leave Gromp if you dont have the time.

* Did not do scuttle in the timed runs

Olaf

Key Terms

As with any guide, if you have any questions or would like to discuss some things you can reach out to me on Discord: Paz#0737 or on my discord here: https://discord.gg/xp99TDD75j

  • Rush: Build / do ASAP, no matter the circumstances.
  • Skirmish: Smaller fight, think of it as a team fight but no one commits all resources to it.
  • Pressure: To create pressure is to do something that forces your opponents to react.
  • HPT: High Priority Target, usually the opponents carry.
  • Immobile: A character with no gap-closers.
  • Gap-closers: Abilities like Arcane ShiftArcane Shift , Shuriken FlipShuriken Flip , [Kaisa:4] . Abilties that can close the gap by dashing / increasing movement speed.
  • Engage: The act of starting a fight, usually with an ability that provides CC.
  • CC: Crowd Control, Abilities that displace an enemy or stop them using abilities. Deadly FlourishDeadly Flourish , ApprehendApprehend , Decisive StrikeDecisive Strike , Unstoppable ForceUnstoppable Force .
  • AD Carry: An enemy that builds Attack Damage.
  • AP Carry: An enemy that builds Ability Power.
  • Combo: Your champions expected combo. PulverizePulverize > HeadbuttHeadbutt / ย  Silver BoltsSilver Bolts > (AA) > TumbleTumble > (AA).
  • Cancel: To cancel a champions ability means to stop it as it is channeling. For example Bullet TimeBullet Time and Curtain CallCurtain Call is a channeled ability and can be stopped by using CC during her cast, or by using CC during HeadbuttHeadbutt will stop him from travelling the full distance. Keep in mind not all channels can be cancelled, for example ย  Arcane ShiftArcane Shift .
  • Effective Health: Effective health is the durability of a champion, taking into account their health as well as their armor, magic resist, any regeneration they could have as well as any shields.
  • X-Factor Play: A play that turns a losing fight into a winning fight.
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How2L0seURselF
3 years ago
Once again your guides are awesome. I'll keep this one in my bookmarks as how to "counter" Olaf if you understand me. I've trouble playing against him so with this I can learn what he does and etc.Ty!
p11
3 years ago
hes responding to something you're doing, so being proactive essentially. Also try get your mid-laner to help with deep wards for scouting, if he cant farm he cant get his spikes earlier than you.
p11
3 years ago
Haha no worries mate, if you're looking for good tips on countering Olaf in the Jungle the single best piece of advice I can give is create situations where he isnt the initiator or situations where -