Fiddlesticks vs Zilean Counter Build

How to Beat Zilean as Fiddlesticks


At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked League of Legends rounds each week. In our data, Fiddlesticks battled Zilean in 10,278 matches. Using so many games with Fiddlesticks vs Zilean gives us a lot of confidence in our ability to provide useful statistics and a recommended build to counter your opposition.

This counter pairing is somewhat common. Fiddlesticks is forced to battle against Zilean in 14.8% of his matches. Unfortunitally, Fiddlesticks does a poor job of countering Zilean. On average, Fiddlesticks wins a lowly 48.0% of matches the champs face one another in. In Fiddlesticks versus Zilean matches, Fiddlesticks’s team is 1.0% more expected to earn first blood. This implies that he most likely will get first blood against Zilean.

Matchups Analyzed


Team First Blood


Win Rate


Best Fiddlesticks Items to Counter Zilean

The most important items to focus on in your Fiddlesticks versus Zilean build include Zhonya's Hourglass, Night Harvester, and Demonic Embrace. When Fiddlesticks used at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better vs Zilean than with most other common builds.

Zhonya's Hourglass Item Night Harvester Item Demonic Embrace Item

Best Fiddlesticks Runes to Counter Zilean

To have the highest probability of beating Zilean as Fiddlesticks, Fiddlesticks players should use the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Perfect Timing, and Approach Velocity runes. Of all the rune sets players used for Fiddlesticks vs Zilean matchups, this combination of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. We have also displayed the top Zilean runes to fend off Fiddlesticks in order to help you grasp how he will likely be setup to try to beat your champ.

Best Fiddlesticks Runes

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter
Perfect Timing Rune Perfect Timing
Approach Velocity Rune Approach Velocity

Best Zilean Runes

Arcane Comet Rune Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight


The subsequent tables show some important Fiddlesticks versus Zilean matchup statistics that may help us interpret the differences and similarities between this pair of champs. As an example, Fiddlesticks’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is not as good as Zilean’s KDA ratio of 2.8, showing that Fiddlesticks may be less central to his team's team fighting capability than Zilean.

Battle Stats


Fiddlesticks Stats
5.2 2.9
Zilean Stats


Fiddlesticks Stats
5.8 5.2
Zilean Stats


Fiddlesticks Stats
8.3 11.7
Zilean Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Fiddlesticks Stats
2.5 1.3
Zilean Stats

Damage Dealt

Fiddlesticks Stats
17009 12592
Zilean Stats

Damage Taken

Fiddlesticks Stats
29618 16054
Zilean Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Fiddlesticks Stats
5 5.4
Zilean Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Fiddlesticks Stats
0.8 0.9
Zilean Stats

Dragons Killed

Fiddlesticks Stats
2 2
Zilean Stats

Barons Killed

Fiddlesticks Stats
0.4 0.4
Zilean Stats

Gold Earned

Fiddlesticks Stats
10185 8568
Zilean Stats

Minions Killed

Fiddlesticks Stats
36 58
Zilean Stats

Fiddlesticks often has a much larger longest kill spree than his foe does. Typically, Fiddlesticks receives more damage than Zilean. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.

In Fiddlesticks vs Zilean matchups, Fiddlesticks typically tallies less CS than Zilean. Champions that don't amass very much CS usually do not have to have much CS to be effective. They are able to scale well off of their skills and stats alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as ADCs, usually require a lot of gold to be useful. In either case, try to do better than the values shown here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 10278 Fiddlesticks 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 Fiddlesticks 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.