How to Win Aatrox vs Zilean Counter Matchup Aatrox is in the a tier of champions

Aatrox vs Zilean

How to Beat Zilean as Aatrox in LoL Zilean is in the s tier of champions
Fighter Tank
Support Mage

How to Beat Zilean as Aatrox

based on 2,191 Aatrox vs Zilean matchups
Win Rate
49.2 %
K/D/A
1.89
Pick Rate
2.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter statistics from the millions of recently rated League of Legends rounds that we review every week. Our guide on how to beat Zilean as Aatrox resulted from an examination of 2191 ranked games where both champs battled each other. This particular champ matchup is relatively rare. Aatrox fights Zilean in only 2.4% of his rounds.

Aatrox vs Zilean Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Aatrox has done a dismal job of beating Zilean. Typically, he wins a acceptable 49.2% of matches the champions battle one another in. In Aatrox versus Zilean games, Aatrox’s team is 0.1% more likely to get first blood. This indicates that he probably will get first blood versus Zilean.

Best Aatrox vs Zilean Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsCloth Armor

Core Aatrox Items

~22 Mins
EclipseDeath's DanceSerylda's Grudge

Optional Items

Spirit VisageMaw of MalmortiusBlack Cleaver

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Aatrox to level up q
>
Second ability for Aatrox to level up e
>
Last skill for Aatrox to max out w

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve Bone PlatingUnflinching
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Aatrox's passive ability p
Aatrox q ability q
Aatrox w ability w
Aatrox e ability e
Aatrox's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
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Q
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E
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Zilean as Aatrox

Tips for Playing as Aatrox against Zilean

Use Umbral Dash while casting The Darkin Blade to increase your chances of hitting the enemy.

Cast World Ender when you are sure you can force a fight.

Crowd Control abilities like Infernal Chains or your allies' immobilizing effects will help you set up The Darkin Blade.

Advice to Win Against Zilean

Zilean is fragile if a team focuses on him, but otherwise he's very difficult to kill. Commit to killing him as a team.

If you're able to match Zilean's speed, it can sometimes be beneficial to wait until his ultimate has faded before landing the killing blow.

Aatrox vs Zilean Counter Stats

Aatrox Image
Win Rate
49.2 %
VS
Win Rate
50.8 %
Zilean Image
5.6
< Kills >
2.2
5.6
< Deaths >
4.6
5
< Assists >
12.5
1.24
< Killing Sprees >
0.47
157
< Minions Killed >
54
0.1
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.41
< Inhibitors >
0.49
20,127
< Physical Damage >
1,024
63
< Magic Damage >
9,641
924
< True Damage >
744
21,115
< Damage Dealt >
11,410
31,772
< Damage Taken >
17,119
11,170
< Gold Earned >
8,350
2.04
< Towers >
1.86
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
11,948
< Total Healing >
6,169
14,047
< Experience >
11,636
17
< Vision Score >
44
8
< Wards Placed >
21
237
< Time Dealing CC >
169

How to Counter Zilean with Aatrox in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here show some strategic Aatrox versus Zilean counter stats that can help you figure out the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Aatrox’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Zilean’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Aatrox may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Zilean. This observation is in large part caused by the difference in kills.

Aatrox usually has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his matchup does. On average, he takes more damage than Zilean. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also imply that the champion with increased HP has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Aatrox and Zilean

Damage Types Compared

Aatrox
Zilean
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Aatrox
Zilean

Who is Better, Aatrox or Zilean?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Aatrox usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Zilean, with a 49.2% win rate. Thus, Aatrox makes an ok counter to Zilean.

While Aatrox does have a lower winrate compared to Zilean, when they face off with one another, Aatrox also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less challenging character to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Aatrox into Zilean.

Additionally, Aatrox also has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Zilean. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Aatrox vs Zilean matchups, Zilean is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.

Aatrox is a somewhat poor counter for Zilean. Focus your tactics on maximizing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Aatrox against Zilean.

Additional Information for Aatrox Players

How We Calculated Our Aatrox vs Zilean Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zilean as Aatrox, we analyzed 2,191 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Zilean as Aatrox comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Aatrox to counter Zilean during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions shown above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Aatrox typically racks up more CS relative to Zilean. Champs who on average don't get many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The most important items to use in your Aatrox versus Zilean build include Eclipse, Death's Dance, and Serylda's Grudge. When Aatrox combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better versus Zilean than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Aatrox boasted an average win rate of 49.2% when countering Zilean with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest likelihood of defeating Zilean as Aatrox, you should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players used for Aatrox vs Zilean clashes, this set of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 49.2% win rate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Zilean as Aatrox are presented for all skill levels combined. If you would like to narrow the statistics and builds to an individual division, you may use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.