Aatrox vs Zilean Counter Build

How to Beat Zilean as Aatrox


We generate our counter statistics from the millions of rated League of Legends rounds that we analyze each week. This Aatrox versus Zilean counter review resulted from an examination of 12,704 ranked games where both champs engaged each other.

This particular champ matchup is somewhat common. Aatrox fights Zilean in 19.6% of his games. Unfortunitally, Aatrox does a terrible job of countering Zilean. Normally, Aatrox wins a lowly 45.0% of the time the champions clash against one another in. In Aatrox against Zilean games, Aatrox’s team is 3.0% more expected to obtain first blood, indicating that he probably will be able to get first blood against Zilean.

Matchups Analyzed


Team First Blood


Win Rate


Best Aatrox Items to Counter Zilean

The top items to focus on in your Aatrox versus Zilean build include Spirit Visage, Black Cleaver, and Goredrinker. When Aatrox included at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better against Zilean than with most other commonly used item sets.

Spirit Visage Item Black Cleaver Item Goredrinker Item

Best Aatrox Runes to Counter Zilean

To have the highest chance of crushing Zilean as Aatrox, Aatrox players should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Revitalize runes. Of all the runes we have analyed for Aatrox vs Zilean matchups, this composite of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. We have also displayed the top Zilean runes to counterpick against Aatrox to help you recognize how he will likely be played to try to beat your champion.

Best Aatrox Runes

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating
Revitalize Rune Revitalize

Best Zilean Runes

Arcane Comet Rune Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace


The following tables highlight some significant Aatrox vs. Zilean counter statistics that can help us interpret the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Aatrox’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 1.8 is less than Zilean’s ratio of 3.0, demonstrating that Aatrox may be less central to his team's team fighting potential than Zilean. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Battle Stats


Aatrox Stats
5.2 2.8
Zilean Stats


Aatrox Stats
5.9 4.8
Zilean Stats


Aatrox Stats
5.2 11.7
Zilean Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Aatrox Stats
2.6 1.3
Zilean Stats

Damage Dealt

Aatrox Stats
18477 12893
Zilean Stats

Damage Taken

Aatrox Stats
32631 15130
Zilean Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Aatrox Stats
4.8 5.2
Zilean Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Aatrox Stats
0.8 0.9
Zilean Stats

Dragons Killed

Aatrox Stats
2 1.9
Zilean Stats

Barons Killed

Aatrox Stats
0.4 0.4
Zilean Stats

Gold Earned

Aatrox Stats
10320 8369
Zilean Stats

Minions Killed

Aatrox Stats
141 56
Zilean Stats

Aatrox typically has a much larger longest kill spree than his foe does. Commonly, Aatrox receives more damage than Zilean. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also show that the champion with increased HP has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Aatrox often takes much more CS than Zilean. Champions who on average don't earn a lot of minion kills usually don't have to have much CS to be effective. Instead, they are capable of scaling easily off of their abilities alone. Yet, champs with large numbers of minion kills, such as carries, usually require a lot of gold to be effective. In either case, try to beat the values presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 12704 Aatrox vs Zilean 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.