Ryze vs Zilean Counter Build

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

How to Beat Zilean as Ryze

2,720 Ryze vs Zilean Matchups Analyzed

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked League of Legends rounds each and every week. Within our database, Ryze faced off against Zilean in 2720 matches. Using so many matchups for Ryze vs Zilean gives us faith in our capacity to produce actionable statistics and a pro build to wreck Zilean This particular pairing is somewhat rare. Ryze encounters Zilean in only 1.9% of his games.

Unfortunately, Ryze does a terrible job of beating Zilean. On average, he wins a lowly 46.8% of the time the champions face one another in. In Ryze versus Zilean games, Ryze’s side is 0.0% more likely to gain first blood, indicating that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Zilean.

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Best Ryze Items to Counter Zilean

The best items to have in your Ryze versus Zilean build include Everfrost, Seraph's Embrace, and Rabadon's Deathcap. When Ryze included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better vs Zilean than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Ryze had an average win rate of 61.2% battling Zilean with this counter build.

Best Ryze Runes to Counter Zilean

Phase Rush Rune Phase Rush
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Scorch Rune Scorch
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter

To have the greatest chance of coming out on top against Zilean as Ryze, Ryze players should use the Phase Rush, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Taste of Blood, and Ravenous Hunter runes from the Sorcery and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune sets we have analyed for Ryze vs Zilean matchups, this composite of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 48.0% winrate overall.

We have also shown the best Zilean runes to counterpick against Ryze in order to help you recognize how he will probably be played versus you.


5.4 | Ryze Zilean | 2.5


5.6 | Ryze Zilean | 4.7


6 | Ryze Zilean | 12.7

Ryze vs Zilean Counter Stats Summary

The stats shown here show some influential Ryze vs. Zilean counter stats that can help you explain the differences and similarities between the two. Ryze’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.0 is less than Zilean’s ratio of 3.2, indicating that Ryze may be less central to his team's team fighting capability,capacity,effectiveness,potential than Zilean..

Ryze often has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his enemy,opponent,foe,counter,matchup does. Commonly, he receives more damage than Zilean. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also illustrate that the champion with increased health has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Ryze typically racks up many more minion kills than Zilean. Champs who on average don't amass many minion kills typically do not have to have much CS to be useful. Instead, they are capable of scaling properly off their abilities alone. Although, champions with plenty of minion kills, such as carries, usually require a lot of gold to be useful. In either situation, work to beat the averages presented here to do well.

If you need to view Ryze vs Zilean tips and counter builds for a an individual division rank, feel free to choose one from the selection menu provided above. At first, the statistics and strategies given are calculated using all games with data with both champions.

Num. Killing Sprees

1.25 | Ryze Zilean | 0.53

Largest Multi-Kill

1.33 | Ryze Zilean | 0.91

Damage Dealt

19,920 | Ryze Zilean | 11,186

Damage Taken

21,322 | Ryze Zilean | 15,128

Healing Done

3,534 | Ryze Zilean | 5,734

Vision Score

20 | Ryze Zilean | 45

Gold Earned

11,571 | Ryze Zilean | 8,468

Minions Killed

182 | Ryze Zilean | 52

Dragons Killed

0.15 | Ryze Zilean | 0.05

Barons Killed

0.05 | Ryze Zilean | 0.01


2.03 | Ryze Zilean | 2.08


0.46 | Ryze Zilean | 0.56

CC Duration (sec)

111 | Ryze Zilean | 161

Experience Earned

14,184 | Ryze Zilean | 11,635

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 2,720 Ryze 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 Ryze 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.