“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).
“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. NINJA TABI’S ARE HELPFUL.
You do NOT want to fight Olaf early on. Once he hits one of his axes, you are legit fucked as the slow allow 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. If you are going to fight him level 6, the key is to A) NOT GET HIT BY HIS AXE and B)USE YOUR E BEFORE HE USES HIS ULTIMATE SO YOU GET SOME USE OUT OF IT. 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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Do not fight him until lvl 3. You want to parry his lightning attack which is pretty fast which they usually use after one aa. If you land parry you win the trade. When Olaf ults, your riposte does not slow or lower attack speed so it is best to run if you cant kill him quickly. You out scale so if you are struggling, sit back and farm under tower.”
“His Q is great for chasing you down, his W allows him to regen after chasing you down, and his E negates the stat buff you get from your R. Add onto this his R cancelling your W and E and you've found yourself in a horrendous lane. Bramble is recommended here.”
“SUPER hard matchup. He outdamages you, he avoids your ultimate, he is better than you for 90% of the game and if you get hit by 1 axe, you are done for. You basically want to sit back and not walk up at all. BELIEVE me when I tell you that if he hits you with 1 axe, you WILL die. You better be able to disengage with a backwards E once he is running at you because otherwise, you are done. Get Tabis, Bramble Vest, Seeker's Armguard, Rylais and Lyandries. You are stronger lategame when you both have items but just don't let him get a kill on you. A snowballed Olaf will destroy EVERYTHING.”
“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.”
“Meh. Pretty free. You shouldnt ever die to him. Dodge axes and youre good”
“The key to beating Olaf is to survive early. He outpokes you, outdamages you, and outsustains you. He is also very capable of tower diving you due to his ult, which prevents you from being able to E or R him. However, he falls off pretty hard around Mid-Game, and you should have no problem taking care of him unless he's fed. Ask for ganks”