“Recommended: Standard Runes & Teleport
Tips: He beats basically every all-in, so basically you should never E in. Passive shield his Q poke. Use W when he W's.”
“Olaf is a strong level 1-2 cheese champion. If he picks up his axe after throwing/hitting you, it will reduce the cooldown by 4.5 seconds. You can NOT (Q) most of his auto damage or slow him in his (R). He will often run Ghost and simply run you down once you get hit by one of his axes, if you are extended against him. He is very tanky and makes utilizing (R) and (Q) relatively useless. I would highly recommend you play a kiting build like PTA, as it requires less from you, and deals with many of the key issues when facing him. Focus on things like movement speed and the ability to kite and not rely so much on your (Q) or (R).
“This is guy is a cheese pick. His Early-Game is stupidly strong but he falls off.
Do not fight him before level 3 he will out damage you hard.
Try to Predict and parry his E(his Dunk).
Farm up and you should beat him at lv6.
Try to dodge his Axe the best you can as it gives him a window to All-in or stack his Conqueror.
Rush Executioner's After your Tiamat, you don't want him to kill thanks to his absurd lifesteal.”
“TL;DR - SKILL MATCHUP. DON’T FIGHT HIM BEFORE LEVEL 3. KITE HIM TO HAVE HOPE OF BEATING HIM EARLY. DON’T LET HIM HIT YOU WITH HIS AXES. BE CAREFUL WHEN FIGHTING HIM LEVEL 6. STEELCAPS’S ARE MANDATORY.
You do NOT want to fight Olaf early on. Once he hits one of his axes, you are legit fucked as the slow allows him to catch up and land another one. Try to play safe until you get both of your CC abilities. Basically, wait till level 3. At that point, you have the CC to stop him from moving and getting his axes which allows you to kite him properly. And if you can properly kite out an Olaf, there is essentially nothing he can do. Try not to die to Olaf. Remember that Olaf falls off super hard so if he LOSES lane, his team essentially has no toplaner. Try to dodge his axes. In all honesty, if you are patient you will win this lane. Try to be careful as he spikes extra hard in level 6. You no longer will be able to kite him out with JUST your CC. You HAVE to dodge his Axes AND have Ghost. Try to kill him when he is low as Olaf is great at healing in crucial moments. His DPS is also highest when he is low. In terms of runes, I’d recommend Bone Plating and Conqueror. Phase rush is somewhat helpful for when you want to disengage but Conqueror helps you just out fight him. Steelcaps are great as usual.”
“Just survive the early game against Olaf and you outscale him. If you get hit by an axe simply just E away because he will chain axe chase you down, be very careful early game in this matchup and wait until you have W maxxed and some items, also it's very important to keep in mind YOU CANNOT pull him in with your ultimate while he is in his ultimate since he cannot be disabled so it's a good idea to save your ultimate until after he uses his. As long as he doesn't snowball early you win mid and late game.”
“By going Juggernaut, you're unlikely to be having much trouble facing threats you'd face in the AD build. Don't get caught out, though.”
“Worse matchup than yi. Olaf top is seen a lot more as well. This champion can run you down on level 1, and would snowball too much of a gold difference for you to matter even post Sunderer. Level 6, ragnarok makes him immune to wither, so again (like yi), Nasus is playing with three abilities. Even if you miss every cs in the first wave, do not walk up for cs, as he will run you down with axe spam. In lane, look to survive and prevent getting turret dove. Do not ask for jungle help as Olaf simply 1 v 2s. Get bramblevest early to stop his insane healing, and try to scale up without dying. The later it gets, the better odds of you winning the game.”
“Don't let him get too many E's on to you as it deals true damage. He has quite a good sustain with his W so careful for that. He also gets more attackspeed the lower his HP gets so be careful of that. If he misses his Q and throws it far away from himself then you can try to fight him as he misses a lot of his damage without his axe spam. After 6 he can avoid your stun but he wont have his extra resistances from his ult either.”
“Goes well against your burst trade style because his Q and ult are perfect tools for chasing. Try to get a lead before level 6 and chose your fights wisely after. If you use your full combo and then he ults after you, there's not much you can do to stop him. Make sure to avoid using your dash too much post six so you have some kite power.”
“Olaf is an insane early game champion. He will constantly throw axes at you and try to all in you at level 2-3.
Once he is level 6 it gets even worse when he ults and is immune to all of your CC making you near useless.
If you can survive laning phase you will scale better. Take Grasp and get armor and health items and max Q or W.”