The greatest picks not in lane to counter Zilean include Zeri, Aphelios, and Lucian. These champions are all good at countering Zilean with decent win rates over 55%. Even if these Zilean counter picks are not picked in your lane, it's not a good idea to choose him into these matchups. They will usually crush Zilean.
Conversely, if the opposite team choses either Mordekaiser or Wukong, you should seriously think about picking him, as he easily wins against these selections with win rates over 55% against both ofthem.
Force Zilean to cast Chronoshift outside of major teamfights so his utility is diminished.
Zilean counters most burst champs. His ult will let his ally revive with his enemy left waiting for their cooldowns to refresh.
Stay out of range of Time Bomb or dodge the second.
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