Win Rate 54.2% based on 11 838 matches
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Zilean Matchups Overview
Zilean General information
If you can’t hit your Bombs Q, slow the enemy first with your E and then follow it up with a Q W Q.
Only use your Ultimate R to save somebody worth saving. Don’t Ult R someone who is 0-5!
Before using your Passive to level someone up, make sure you’re in a safe position to do it. Standing out of range and behind minions are good, safe locations during the laning phase.
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If you want to use the most popular Zilean Support build, you should take Flash and Ignite as your Summoner Spells. For runes, you should pick Summon Aery as your keystone, followed by Manaflow Band, Transcendence and Waterwalking in the primary tree, as well as Cheap Shot and Relentless Hunter in the secondary tree. For rune shards, you want Cooldown Reduction in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Armor in defense, though it depends on the matchup. Finally, for your items, you should build Shard of True Ice as your first item, followed by Ionian Boots of Lucidity and Shurelya's Battlesong. For your last 3 items, you should build Chemtech Putrifier, Vigilant Wardstone and finish with Cosmic Drive. For the skill order, you want to stick with Q - E - W. Right now, this build has 54.2% winrate over 11 838 matches played.
Your second option for Zilean Support build would be to take Flash and Ignite as your Summoner Spells. The runes that this build takes advantage of are Arcane Comet as your keystone, Manaflow Band, Transcendence and Scorch in the primary tree, and Biscuit Delivery with Cosmic Insight in the secondary tree. The shards used in this build are Adaptive Force in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Armor in defense. The items for the build are Shard of True Ice, which you should build first, followed by Ionian Boots of Lucidity as your second item and Shurelya's Battlesong as your third item. The rest of the items in order are Chemtech Putrifier, Zhonya's Hourglass and Vigilant Wardstone. The skill order for this build is Q - E - W. In the current patch, this build has a 51.8% win rate over 1 690 matches.
If you're looking for alternatives, you can use Exhaust and Flash as your Summoner Spells, with runes being Summon Aery as your keystone, Manaflow Band, Transcendence and Waterwalking in the primary tree, and Cheap Shot with Relentless Hunter in the secondary tree, as well as Cooldown Reduction, Adaptive Force, and Armor as your rune shards. The items that this build incorporates are Bulwark of the Mountain as your first item, then Ionian Boots of Lucidity as a second item and Shurelya's Battlesong as a third item. You want to finish the build with Chemtech Putrifier, Vigilant Wardstone and Dead Man's Plate. As far as ability max order goes, you want to keep it Q - E - W. This build is currently sitting at a 54.3% win rate across 1 181 matches played.
If you want to try an Off-Meta Zilean Support build in the current patch, try Exhaust and Flash as your Summoner Spells, Glacial Augment, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery and Cosmic Insight as your primary rune tree, and Manaflow Band with Transcendence as your secondary tree. Use Cooldown Reduction, Adaptive Force and Armor as your shards. For items in this build, you want to complete Shard of True Ice as your first item, then finish Ionian Boots of Lucidity as your second item, and Shurelya's Battlesong as third item. The last 3 options are Zhonya's Hourglass, Vigilant Wardstone and Chemtech Putrifier. The ability order for this build is Q - E - W. As of the current patch, this build has a 51.9% win rate over 337 matches played.
Situational Zilean Runes and Items
Depending on the context of your game, your matchup, and enemy champions, you might want to consider building some situational items or take specific runes. Carefully examine your team, enemy team, game state , and your matchup to plan your Zilean build accordingly! For example, when it comes to rune shards, you might want to take either Armor or Magic Resist, depending on which champion you are about to lane against.
Furthermore, if you want a more detailed breakdown, you should also check out Zilean runes page.
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In Patch 13.24 the best possible matchups for Zilean Support are:
- vs. Hwei - 64.3% win rate over 311 games.
- vs. Ashe - 55.8% win rate over 631 games.
- vs. Yuumi - 55.0% win rate over 556 games.
- vs. Braum - 54.8% win rate over 323 games.
- vs. Morgana - 54.0% win rate over 617 games.
Consider picking Zilean into these matches to increase your chance to win a game. These are the most popular Support matchups that currently are in favor of Zilean.
We highly recommend avoiding picking Zilean in the current patch into the following Support matchups:
- vs. Sylas - 43.9% win rate over 139 games.
- vs. Heimerdinger - 46.3% win rate over 121 games.
- vs. Soraka - 47.9% win rate over 735 games.
- vs. Blitzcrank - 48.1% win rate over 1 087 games.
- vs. Senna - 48.5% win rate over 1 494 games.
These champions are considered as Zilean counters in the current patch, and playing such a matchup will decrease your chances of winning a game.
If you want to find out more about best and worst matchups, as well as specific matchup statistics, we highly encourage you to check our Zilean counters page. Keep in mind that while the champion may counter or be countered, it also comes down to your individual skill, the skill of your opponent, your team, and enemy team compositions.