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

Amumu vs Zilean

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

How to Beat Zilean as Amumu

based on 2,221 Amumu vs Zilean matchups
Win Rate
53.3 %
K/D/A
2.49
Pick Rate
2.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our counter statistics from the millions of rated League of Legends rounds that we evaluate each week. Our guide on how to beat Zilean as Amumu came out of an evaluation of 2221 ranked rounds where both champions faced one another. This particular champion matchup is fairly rare. Amumu has to counter Zilean in only 2.2% of his games.

Amumu vs Zilean Matchup Summary

Amumu has done a good job of countering Zilean. Typically, he wins a terrific 53.3% of matches the champs clash against one another in. In Amumu versus Zilean games, Amumu’s team is 0.2% more likely to earn first blood, indicating that he probably will be able to get first blood against Zilean.

Best Amumu vs Zilean Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsBami's Cinder

Core Amumu Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisForce of NatureDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Zhonya's HourglassFrozen HeartThornmailBulwark of the Mountain

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Domination Cheap ShotUltimate Hunter
AttackSpeed Armor Armor
Amumu's passive ability p
Amumu q ability q
Amumu w ability w
Amumu e ability e
Amumu's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
E
3
Q
4
E
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
Q
9
E
10
Q
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R
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Q
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Q
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Zilean as Amumu

Tips for Playing as Amumu against Zilean

Amumu is highly dependent on teammates, so try laning with your friends for maximum effectiveness.

Despair is very effective against other tanks, so make sure you're in range of opponents with the highest Health.

Cooldown Reduction on Amumu is very strong, but it's often difficult to itemize for it. Grab the Golem buff whenever possible to gain Cooldown Reduction without sacrificing stats.

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.

Amumu vs Zilean Counter Stats

Amumu Image
Win Rate
53.3 %
VS
Win Rate
46.7 %
Zilean Image
4.4
< Kills >
2.3
5.9
< Deaths >
4.9
10.3
< Assists >
12.6
0.99
< Killing Sprees >
0.5
34
< Minions Killed >
56
1.23
< Dragons Killed >
0.04
0.4
< Inhibitors >
0.5
1,486
< Physical Damage >
991
11,475
< Magic Damage >
9,874
2,331
< True Damage >
593
15,293
< Damage Dealt >
11,459
28,171
< Damage Taken >
17,322
10,261
< Gold Earned >
8,478
1.21
< Towers >
1.82
0.29
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
6,126
< Total Healing >
6,313
12,324
< Experience >
11,807
27
< Vision Score >
42
10
< Wards Placed >
20
221
< Time Dealing CC >
171

How to Counter Zilean with Amumu in LoL

The stats shown here underscore some vital Amumu vs. Zilean counter stats that can help you understand the differences and similarities between these two champions. Amumu’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Zilean’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Amumu may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Zilean..

Amumu normally has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his counter does. Typically, he takes more damage than Zilean. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Amumu and Zilean

Damage Types Compared

Amumu
Zilean
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Amumu
Zilean

Who is Better, Amumu or Zilean?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Amumu usually wins when facing off against Zilean, with a 53.3% win rate. As a result, Amumu makes a great counter to Zilean.

While Amumu does have a higher winrate compared to Zilean, when on opposite teams, Amumu also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less difficult champ to learn. You should be be fine when picking Amumu into Zilean.

Furthermore, Amumu also has a lot of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Zilean. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Amumu vs Zilean matchups, Amumu is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Amumu is a great counter to Zilean. Focus your gameplay on increasing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Amumu against Zilean.

Additional Information for Amumu Players

How We Calculated Our Amumu vs Zilean Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zilean as Amumu, we analyzed 2,221 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 Amumu 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

To learn all of the intricacies of Amumu to counter Zilean during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions presented above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Amumu most often racks up less CS compared to Zilean. Champions who typically don't acquire many minion kills often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to prioritize in your Amumu versus Zilean build include Sunfire Aegis, Force of Nature, and Demonic Embrace. When Amumu combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better when facing Zilean than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Amumu boasted an average winrate of 53.3% when playing against Zilean with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest probability of defeating Zilean as Amumu, Amumu players should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Cheap Shot, and Ultimate Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune builds we have analyed for Amumu vs Zilean counterpicks, this composite of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 53.3% win rate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Zilean as Amumu are presented for all skill levels, merged. To scope the stats and builds to a specific skill level, you can use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.