Zilean Build

The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition

LoL Champion


47,909 LoL Matches Analyzed

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Our Zilean builds come out of our analysis of 47,909 recently ranked Zilean matches. Only the top winrate Zilean builds that are also commonly used are advised. Since we have so many games in our data, we are absolutelysure that we can show you high quality builds to help you win your next match!

To get more champion specific build advice and strategies, please read our tips farther down on the page. Additionally, to see the top Zilean build for a different skill level, you can select a different one from the dropdown menu above. The proposed Zilean builds will change to reflect that division’s meta.

Best Zilean Runes

If you are trying to beat a mixed enemy team composition, you should strongly consider getting yourself the Glacial Augment, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Transcendence, and Waterwalking runes. In recent games, he won the greatest percentage of his games when using these runes. However, if you are fighting a more homogenous enemy team comp, such as an AD centric or a tank centric team, you should instead glance below to get the best Zilean runes to win your particular game.


Glacial Augment Rune Glacial Augment
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking
Versus Selected Team Comp
Summon Aery Rune Summon Aery
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Ghost Poro Rune Ghost Poro
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter

Best Items for Your Zilean Build

The best items to use in your Zilean build are: Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, Void Staff, and Horizon Focus. Yet, similar to our rune builds, you can also get quality, focused, Zilean item builds below for the specific enemy team comp you are fighting in your ongoing game. Players who added these pieces in their kits had a higher win rate than those who went for other builds for Zilean.

LoL Item Luden's TempestLoL Item Rabadon's DeathcapLoL Item Void StaffLoL Item Horizon Focus

vs AD Heavy Teams

LoL Item Imperial MandateLoL Item Chemtech PutrifierLoL Item Rabadon's DeathcapLoL Item Zhonya's Hourglass

vs AP Heavy Teams

LoL Item Imperial MandateLoL Item Chemtech PutrifierLoL Item Zhonya's HourglassLoL Item Vigilant Wardstone

vs CC Heavy Teams

LoL Item EverfrostLoL Item Chemtech PutrifierLoL Item Banshee's VeilLoL Item Zhonya's Hourglass

vs Tanky Teams

LoL Item Imperial MandateLoL Item Chemtech PutrifierLoL Item Zhonya's HourglassLoL Item Morellonomicon

Guide to Playing with Zilean

  • Time Bomb can wipe out enemy minion waves.
  • Cast Chronoshift to protect your carries during teamfights.