Zilean Counters

LoL Zilean Counters and Best Teammmates

The Best LoL Champions to Synergize and Counter Zilean

52,709 Zilean Counters and Matchups Analyzed


To select the best and worst counters for Zilean, we reviewed the results of 52,709 recently completed, ranked LoL matches. We determined which champions have the highest and lowest win rates against him. Additionally, we calculated those few that are adept companions and who could help prevent him from being countered. Having analyzed so many matches leaves us with complete faith in our Zilean counter stats.

As shown above, Shyvana is the best counter to Zilean with a 51.0% win fraction against him. Similarly, Xerath and Zyra are the next greatest threats to Zilean. They have win rates of 51.0% and 51.0%, respectively. You should avoid bringing him into a game where one of these other champions has been picked.

On the other hand, if you're facing off against Gwen, you probably should expect to do much better. Zilean counters them with a great win rate of 57.0%. Equally, you should expect to do very well against Xayah and Azir. These champs have the next lowest winrates versus Zilean.

Zilean Team Synergies

If you are interested in the best champion synergies for your own allies to advance your win percentage even further, take a look at our champ synergies above. Regardless of his chosen position, he does very well when alonside Vi. This combination usually increases his average win rate by 5.0%. Skarner and Swain are also awesome champions to team up with.

Our Methods

To examine the details and best Zilean counter builds for a specific matchup, you can click the corresponding row in the tables above. If you are interested in some Zilean counters that aren’t listed here, you may click the button near the top of the page to view details on all potential counters.

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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.

Guide to Countering Zilean

  • 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.