Rumble vs Zilean Counter Build

How to Beat Zilean as Rumble


We produce our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked League of Legends matches that we analyze each and every week. This Rumble versus Zilean counter guide came out of an examination of 2,039 ranked rounds where both champions clashed against each other.

This particular champion matchup is relatively rare. Rumble is forced to battle against Zilean in only 1.4% of his rounds. Unfortunitally, Rumble does a terrible job of countering Zilean. Normally, he wins a lowly 46.0% of the time the champs battle one another in. In Rumble versus Zilean games, Rumble’s team is 6.0% more likely to get first blood, indicating that he probably will get first blood versus Zilean.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Rumble Items to Counter Zilean

The most important items to have in your Rumble versus Zilean build include Zhonya's Hourglass, Riftmaker, and Demonic Embrace. When Rumble incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better when facing Zilean than with most other common item sets.

Zhonya's Hourglass Item Riftmaker Item Demonic Embrace Item

Best Rumble Runes to Counter Zilean

To have the best chance of annihilating Zilean as Rumble, Rumble players should take the Arcane Comet, Nullifying Orb, Celerity, Scorch, Taste of Blood, and Ravenous Hunter runes. Of all the runes players picked for Rumble vs Zilean fights, this combination of runes yielded the best win rate. We have also displayed the best Zilean runes to fend off Rumble in order to help you infer how he will likely be built against you.

Best Rumble Runes

Arcane Comet Rune Arcane Comet
Nullifying Orb Rune Nullifying Orb
Celerity Rune Celerity
Scorch Rune Scorch
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter

Best Zilean Runes

Summon Aery Rune Summon Aery
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight


The following tables highlight some critical Rumble versus Zilean counter statistics that may help us appreciate the distinctions between this pair of champions. Rumble’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.1 is worse than Zilean’s ratio of 2.8, demonstrating that Rumble may be less central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Zilean. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in kills assists.

Battle Stats


Rumble Stats
6 3
Zilean Stats


Rumble Stats
6.2 5.4
Zilean Stats


Rumble Stats
7.1 12.2
Zilean Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Rumble Stats
2.8 1.4
Zilean Stats

Damage Dealt

Rumble Stats
21292 12945
Zilean Stats

Damage Taken

Rumble Stats
23786 16419
Zilean Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Rumble Stats
5 5.4
Zilean Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Rumble Stats
0.8 0.9
Zilean Stats

Dragons Killed

Rumble Stats
2.1 1.9
Zilean Stats

Barons Killed

Rumble Stats
0.4 0.4
Zilean Stats

Gold Earned

Rumble Stats
10546 8622
Zilean Stats

Minions Killed

Rumble Stats
139 57
Zilean Stats

Rumble often has a much larger longest killing spree than his foe does. Typically, Rumble takes more damage than Zilean. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the champion with higher health has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Rumble commonly gets many more minion kills than Zilean. Champs who on average do not get much CS normally do not need much CS to be useful. Instead, they are capable of scaling fully off their abilities alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to best the values presented here to do well.

By default, Rumble vs Zilean tips, stats, and build suggestions are presented for all ranked divisions combined. If you want to filter the statistics and builds to a specific division, you can use the selection menu menu located earlier in the guide.

How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 2039 Rumble 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 Rumble 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.