Zilean Counters

The Best LoL Champions to Synergize and Counter Zilean

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305,439 LoL Matches Analyzed

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To determine the best and worst counters for Zilean, we analyzed the outcomes of 305,439 recently played, ranked League matches. We found which champs have the best and worst win rates against him. Moreover, we isolated those rare champions that are ideal companions and who could help prevent you from being crushed. Having reviewed so many matches provides us a lot of confidence in our Zilean counter stats.

As shown below, Nunu & Willump is the best to beat Zilean with a 51.0% victory rate against him. In a close second and third place, Jhin and Kayle are the next biggest threats to Zilean. These two champs have win rates of 49.0% and 49.0%, respectively. You should not bring him into a game where any of these other champions has already been selected.

On the other hand, if you are battling Lee Sin, you probably should anticipate doing much better. Zilean counters them with a very respectable win percentage of 57.0%. Likewise, you should anticipate doing very well against Qiyana and Nidalee. They have the next lowest win rates against Zilean.

Who Counters Zilean

Champion Win Rate
Zilean vs Nunu & Willump Counter Nunu & Willump 49 %
Zilean vs Jhin Counter Jhin 49 %
Zilean vs Kayle Counter Kayle 49 %
Zilean vs Amumu Counter Amumu 49 %
Zilean vs Yorick Counter Yorick 49 %

Who Zilean Counters

Champion Win Rate
Zilean vs Lee Sin Matchup Lee Sin 57 %
Zilean vs Qiyana Matchup Qiyana 56 %
Zilean vs Nidalee Matchup Nidalee 56 %
Zilean vs Aphelios Matchup Aphelios 56 %
Zilean vs Gangplank Matchup Gangplank 55 %

Zilean Team Synergies

Champion Win Rate
League of Legends Champion Rammus Stats Rammus 55 %
League of Legends Champion Udyr Stats Udyr 55 %
League of Legends Champion Fizz Stats Fizz 55 %
League of Legends Champion Amumu Stats Amumu 55 %
League of Legends Champion Wukong Stats Wukong 54 %

If you would like the best champion synergies for your own allies to enhance your victory rate more, look at the Zilean synergies above. Regardless of his chosen position, he does best when alonside Rammus. This combination usually increases his average win rate by 5.0%. Udyr and Fizz are also superb champs to pair with.

If you would like to learn more about a specific Zilean counter, including the most desirable builds to employ in that matchup, please click the corresponding row in the tables above. If the particular Zilean counters you are interested in aren’t shown below, you can get all potential counters at the link above. If you would like more focused countering tips and tactics, please check out our guide a little lower on the page.

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Guide to Countering Zilean

  • Force Zilean to cast Chronoshift outside of major teamfights so his utility is diminished.
  • Stay out of range of Time Bomb.

Our Methods

We comb through millions of League of Legends matches pulled directly from Riot’s servers each week. We analyze the data using advanced algorithms to bring you the most accurate Zilean counters online.