Katarina vs Zilean Counter Build

How to Win Katarina vs Zilean Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Zilean as Katarina in LoL

How to Beat Zilean as Katarina

4,503 Katarina vs Zilean Matchups Analyzed

We get our matchup statistics from the millions of recently ranked League of Legends matches that we evaluate each week. Our guide on how to beat Zilean as Katarina resulted from an evaluation of 4503 ranked rounds where both champs faced one another. This particular champion pairing is fairly rare. Katarina has to counter Zilean in only 1.8% of her games.

Unfortunately, Katarina has done a below average job of beating Zilean. On average, she wins a acceptable 48.5% of matches the champions oppose each other in. In Katarina against Zilean matches, Katarina’s side is 0.1% more probable to obtain first blood. This implies that she probably will be able to get first blood versus Zilean.

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Best Katarina Items to Counter Zilean

The most important items to have in your Katarina versus Zilean build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Nashor's Tooth. When Katarina included at least these three pieces in her build, she did significantly better countering Zilean than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Katarina had an average winrate of 64.2% when playing against Zilean with these items in her kit.

Best Katarina Runes to Counter Zilean

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Relentless Hunter Rune Relentless Hunter

To have the best likelihood of annihilating Zilean as Katarina, Katarina players should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Coup de Grace, Sudden Impact, and Relentless Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune builds players chose for Katarina vs Zilean counters, this order of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 52.1% winrate overall.

We have also shown the top Zilean runes to fend off Katarina to help you infer how he will likely be kitted out versus your champ.


8.9 | Katarina Zilean | 2.5


6.6 | Katarina Zilean | 5.2


5.4 | Katarina Zilean | 12.3

Katarina vs Zilean Counter Stats Summary

The stats provided here underscore some significant Katarina vs. Zilean counter stats that can help us realize the differences and similarities between these two champs. Katarina’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.2 is not as good as Zilean’s ratio of 2.8, indicating that Katarina may be less central to her team's team fighting capability,capacity,effectiveness,potential than Zilean. This observation is largely caused by the difference in kills.

Katarina normally has a much larger longest kill spree than her enemy,opponent,foe,counter,matchup does. On average, she takes more damage than Zilean. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also show that the champion with higher HP has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.

In Katarina vs Zilean matchups, Katarina commonly racks up many more minion kills than Zilean. Champs who on average don't acquire very much CS typically don't have to have much CS to be helpful to their team in LoL. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities alone. Although, champs with plenty of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to top the averages shown here to do well.

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Num. Killing Sprees

1.98 | Katarina Zilean | 0.52

Largest Multi-Kill

1.92 | Katarina Zilean | 0.92

Damage Dealt

21,281 | Katarina Zilean | 10,850

Damage Taken

22,738 | Katarina Zilean | 15,216

Healing Done

3,767 | Katarina Zilean | 5,470

Vision Score

16 | Katarina Zilean | 41

Gold Earned

11,327 | Katarina Zilean | 8,270

Minions Killed

141 | Katarina Zilean | 49

Dragons Killed

0.07 | Katarina Zilean | 0.05

Barons Killed

0.02 | Katarina Zilean | 0.01


1.5 | Katarina Zilean | 1.91


0.38 | Katarina Zilean | 0.52

CC Duration (sec)

25 | Katarina Zilean | 150

Experience Earned

12,993 | Katarina Zilean | 11,259

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 4,503 Katarina 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 Katarina 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.