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

Shaco vs Zilean

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

How to Beat Zilean as Shaco

based on 1,471 Shaco vs Zilean matchups
Win Rate
48.9 %
K/D/A
2.69
Pick Rate
2.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of ranked League rounds every week. Within our dataset, Shaco did battle with Zilean in 1471 matches. Having so many matchups for Shaco versus Zilean provides us confidence in our capability to produce actionable stats and a supported build to wreck Zilean. This champ matchup is somewhat rare. Shaco is forced to battle against Zilean in only 2.6% of his games.

Shaco vs Zilean Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Shaco has done a poor job of countering Zilean. Normally, he wins a acceptable 48.9% of the time the champs face off with each other in. In Shaco against Zilean matches, Shaco’s side is 0.2% more probable to gain first blood, indicating that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Zilean.

Best Shaco vs Zilean Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
EmberknifeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordBerserker's Greaves

Core Shaco Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishMorellonomiconDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Cosmic DriveZhonya's HourglassShard of True IceThe Collector

Summoner Spells

summonersmite summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Cheap ShotEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Sorcery TranscendenceGathering Storm
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Shaco's passive ability p
Shaco q ability q
Shaco w ability w
Shaco e ability e
Shaco's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
W
5
W
6
R
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W
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E
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W
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E
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R
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E
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E
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Q
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Q
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R

Guide to Countering Zilean as Shaco

Tips for Playing as Shaco against Zilean

Using Deceive over terrain can help you make a clean escape.

Try getting items with on-hit effects. These will also benefit your Hallucination clone.

Backstab's damage can be increased with increased Critical Damage effects like Infinity Edge.

Advice to Win Against Zilean

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.

Zilean is fragile if a team focuses on him, but otherwise he's very difficult to kill. Commit to killing him as a team.

Shaco vs Zilean Counter Stats

Shaco Image
Win Rate
48.9 %
VS
Win Rate
51.1 %
Zilean Image
6.6
< Kills >
2.5
5.4
< Deaths >
4.9
7.9
< Assists >
12.4
1.55
< Killing Sprees >
0.52
36
< Minions Killed >
65
1.26
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.42
< Inhibitors >
0.55
5,540
< Physical Damage >
1,017
11,648
< Magic Damage >
9,875
2,156
< True Damage >
642
19,344
< Damage Dealt >
11,536
24,584
< Damage Taken >
19,077
11,229
< Gold Earned >
8,919
1.3
< Towers >
1.95
0.26
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
5,868
< Total Healing >
6,920
13,220
< Experience >
12,660
28
< Vision Score >
44
8
< Wards Placed >
20
674
< Time Dealing CC >
194

How to Counter Zilean with Shaco in LoL

The stats shown here underscore some significant Shaco against Zilean matchup statistics that may help you figure out the distinctions between this pair of champs. Shaco’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Zilean’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Shaco may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Zilean. This observation is in large part fueled by the difference in kills.

Shaco usually has a much larger longest killing spree than his foe does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Zilean. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also show that the champion with higher HP has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Shaco and Zilean

Damage Types Compared

Shaco
Zilean
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Shaco
Zilean

Who is Better, Shaco or Zilean?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Shaco usually loses when taking on Zilean, with a 48.9% win rate. Therefore, Shaco makes a bad counter for Zilean.

While Shaco does have a lower win rate compared to Zilean, when they face off with one another, Shaco also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging champion to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Shaco into Zileanas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Shaco has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Zilean. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Shaco vs Zilean matchups, Zilean is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.

Shaco is a somewhat poor counter for Zilean. Focus your actions on keeping up your gold income and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Shaco against Zilean.

Additional Information for Shaco Players

How We Calculated Our Shaco vs Zilean Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zilean as Shaco, we analyzed 1,471 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 Shaco 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

To truly master Shaco to counter Zilean during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions displayed above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Shaco typically accumulates less CS compared to Zilean. Champions who typically don't acquire much CS typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers shown here to do well.

The best items to use in your Shaco versus Zilean build include Liandry's Anguish, Morellonomicon, and Demonic Embrace. When Shaco combined at least these three items in his build, he did much better countering Zilean than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Shaco boasted an average winrate of 48.9% when playing against Zilean with this build.

To have the greatest likelihood of defeating Zilean as Shaco, you should take the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Transcendence, and Gathering Storm runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players used for Shaco vs Zilean clashes, this blending of runes yielded the best win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 48.9% win rate overall.

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