Olaf’s Ultimate R allows him to dodge CC as it prevents him from being locked down by hard crowd control.
Olaf’s 1v1 potential is extremely strong. This makes him a formidable opponent in the 1v1 and makes him hard to play against. Look to play aggressive and fight the enemy whenever possible.
Thanks to his Q slow, he can easily chase down any laner or any champion he comes into contact with.
He will struggle against ranged champions with dashes as they will be able to kite him and dodge his Axes Q.
When Olaf’s Ultimate R is down, he will be really immobile and can easily die. Without his Ultimate R, he is also very squishy and easy to kill.
If you miss your Q when skirmishing with the enemy, it will be impossible for you to kill them or extend the trade. Make sure you try your hardest to land your Axes Q.
0 - 15 min
You will want to make sure that you keep hitting your Q in the top lane. Try to target both minions and the enemy champion with it for maximal effectiveness.
The lane brushes are your friends. Use them to land your Q when possible and go for short burst trades when possible. This will help you a lot when it comes to all-ins.
Avoid pushing up a lot as it will make you a primary gank target and kill you if you're against a ranged champion. Short burst trades after landing your Q is the way to go.
15 - 25 min
See if you can get some roams off on overextended enemies in the mid-lane. Your Q can let you decimate immobile champions if they happen to be too pushed up.
Getting your Ultimate R will let you take over skirmishes quite easily. The anti-CC aspect will allow you to all-in enemies in the enemy backline.
Work with your Jungler to get some picks around the map. Your Q and Ultimate R should let you run down enemies with ease.
Look to take down the enemy carries. Focus on the backline and try to take them out of the fight. Focus them on your other frontline champions.
As the top laner, you need to ensure you don't ditch your team during all-ins and leave them behind. Remember that you are immune to CC due to your Ultimate R and not your team.
Make sure you are always on the side of the map that the next primary objective is on. This will let you work with your Jungler to secure picks and negate vision around that area. If you get a pick on the enemy Jungler, your team should easily win the game.
He is pretty intense early on due to his Passive and his ability to chase people down with his Q. It makes him a pretty good duelist.
Level 6 is a massive power spike for Olaf as he can now reach his target without being interrupted. If he manages to flank his enemies, the immobile carries will be pretty much doomed.
His first item component will be a massive spike, increasing his overall damage in the game. It will bolster his overall damage potential.
The second point in his Ultimate R will give him another spike. He can run down enemies frequently now as the cooldown of the ability will be reduced.
Olaf will have his core items during this phase of the game. It will increase his damage and survivability in the game thousandfold.
His first ability will be maxed out at level 9. This means that he can chase enemies down quickly, and he will hit enemies like a truck.
The final point in his Ultimate R will grant him a massive spike, and he will be able to dish out tons of damage to the enemy. Since the ability will be up frequently, he will be able to pick off targets easily.
His tankiness will be phenomenal during this phase of the game. Combined with his overall damage, it will become tough to deal with him for the enemy team.
Olaf will definitely fall off during the late game as enemies start building defensive items. The burst damage of the enemy team will allow them to take Olaf down quickly.