How to Win Cassiopeia vs Zilean Counter Matchup Cassiopeia is in the s tier of champions

Cassiopeia vs Zilean

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

How to Beat Zilean as Cassiopeia

based on 682 Cassiopeia vs Zilean matchups
Win Rate
51.3 %
K/D/A
2.05
Pick Rate
2.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our counter stats from the millions of rated League of Legends games that we evaluate each week. Our guide on how to beat Zilean as Cassiopeia resulted from an analysis of 682 ranked matches where both champions clashed against each other. This particular pairing is fairly rare. Cassiopeia has to counter Zilean in only 2.4% of her rounds.

Cassiopeia vs Zilean Matchup Summary

Cassiopeia does a decent job of countering Zilean. On average, she wins a acceptable 51.3% of the time the champions fight each other in. In Cassiopeia versus Zilean rounds, Cassiopeia’s side is 0.0% more expected to get first blood, indicating that she most likely will get first blood versus Zilean.

Best Cassiopeia vs Zilean Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionTear of the Goddess

Early Items

~5 Mins
Sapphire CrystalLost Chapter

Core Cassiopeia Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishSeraph's EmbraceRylai's Crystal Scepter

Optional Items

Demonic EmbraceZhonya's Hourglass

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Conqueror Presence of MindLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve ConditioningOvergrowth
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Cassiopeia's passive ability p
Cassiopeia q ability q
Cassiopeia w ability w
Cassiopeia e ability e
Cassiopeia's ultimate ability r
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E
2
Q
3
W
4
E
5
E
6
R
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E
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Q
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E
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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 Cassiopeia

Tips for Playing as Cassiopeia against Zilean

Lead your enemy when targeting with Noxious Blast to ensure the hit.

Use Twin Fang on poisoned stationary targets like monsters and units stunned by her Petrifying Gaze for maximum damage.

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.

Cassiopeia vs Zilean Counter Stats

Cassiopeia Image
Win Rate
51.3 %
VS
Win Rate
48.7 %
Zilean Image
6.1
< Kills >
2.4
5.8
< Deaths >
4.5
5.8
< Assists >
12.5
1.42
< Killing Sprees >
0.51
171
< Minions Killed >
56
0.19
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.43
< Inhibitors >
0.51
567
< Physical Damage >
971
21,744
< Magic Damage >
9,700
566
< True Damage >
621
22,878
< Damage Dealt >
11,293
23,896
< Damage Taken >
17,156
11,450
< Gold Earned >
8,506
1.78
< Towers >
1.93
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
5,556
< Total Healing >
6,289
13,972
< Experience >
11,852
20
< Vision Score >
43
9
< Wards Placed >
20
408
< Time Dealing CC >
166

How to Counter Zilean with Cassiopeia in LoL

The stats shown on this page clarify several influential Cassiopeia against Zilean counter statistics that can help you grasp the differences between the two. As an example, Cassiopeia’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Zilean’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Cassiopeia may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Zilean. This observation is largely caused by the difference in kills.

Cassiopeia normally has a much larger longest kill spree than her matchup does. Typically, she takes more damage than Zilean. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Cassiopeia and Zilean

Damage Types Compared

Cassiopeia
Zilean
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Cassiopeia
Zilean

Who is Better, Cassiopeia or Zilean?

Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Cassiopeia usually wins when facing off against Zilean, with a 51.3% win rate. As a result, Cassiopeia makes a good counter to Zilean.

While Cassiopeia does have a higher win rate compared to Zilean, when on opposite teams, Cassiopeia also has a much greater difficulty level that makes her a more complex champion to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Cassiopeia into Zileanas her relative depth means that you may not be able to reach her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Cassiopeia also has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Zilean. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, 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 Cassiopeia vs Zilean matchups, Cassiopeia is the better champion with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.

Cassiopeia is a decent counter for Zilean. You will do well by focussing your strategy on keeping up your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Cassiopeia against Zilean.

Additional Information for Cassiopeia Players

How We Calculated Our Cassiopeia vs Zilean Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zilean as Cassiopeia, we analyzed 682 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 Cassiopeia 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 Cassiopeia 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 tips shown here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Cassiopeia most often picks up much more CS compared to Zilean. Champs who on average don't earn many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions 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 have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values reported here to do well.

The top items to focus on in your Cassiopeia versus Zilean build consist of Liandry's Anguish, Seraph's Embrace, and Rylai's Crystal Scepter. When Cassiopeia bought at least these three items in her build, she performed much better vs Zilean than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Cassiopeia boasted an average winrate of 51.3% when playing against Zilean with this counter build.

To have the best likelihood of defeating Zilean as Cassiopeia, you should equip the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Conditioning, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune sets players picked for Cassiopeia vs Zilean face-offs, this combo of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 51.3% win rate overall.

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