Zilean Build Guide
The Best Zilean Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition
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Guide to Playing with Zilean
- Time Bomb can wipe out enemy minion waves. This is a boon if you are laning solo with Zilean, but if you are support a carry, be careful not to end up stealing too much minion gold.
- Cast Chronoshift to protect your carries during teamfights. It will let them flee from danger or chase down enemies. If you also have the Summon Aery rune, you will shield them too.
Our Zilean builds result from our analysis of 52,709 recently ranked Zilean matches. Only the highest winrate Zilean builds that are also in common use are recommended by us. Since we have so many games in our database, we are quite confident that we can give you the highest quality builds for Zilean to help ensure you win your next game!
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FAQs About Zilean
How can some players fling their bombs so quickly? Are they using a Macro?
If you're not familiar with what a Macro is, it's a pre-programmed set of key presses that you can activate with a single key or button. While some Zilean champs may be using Macros, we don't recommend it. Besides, it's not that hard to hit his combo well and fling those bombs out really fast. Just press Q+W+Q quickly. Just don't screw up the order or realize Q is still on CD. If Q is still on cooldown, you'll use up W on it, and you'll just fling at the single bomb with everything on cool down.
What can I do to make Zilean do a lot more as a support?
If you give Zilean the Summon Aery rune, he will shield his allies when he uses his E (Time Warp) on them. In doing so, he will be able to use items like Ardent Censer that buff allies when they are shielded or healed. Including this item in your Zilean build gives him a lot more versatility as a support.
What is Zilean's greatest strength?
Zilean has two very powerful abilities. First, he has a targeted, ranged, AoE stun. While he can miss it, it's incredibly powerful. Also, with enough CDR in your Zilean build, he can lockdown or zone out enemies almost continuously in the late game. Second, his Ult can resurrect an ally in combat. In many teamfights, it's almost like having an extra champion to go 6 v 5 with the enemy.
What is Zilean's biggest weakness?
Zilean's biggest vulnerability is that his Q is a skillshot. You will need to hit two skillshots in a row with a relatively small hit radius. Practice with Zilean and learn to anticipate your enemies. It is the key to getting better at Zilean.