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

Shen vs Zilean

How to Beat Zilean as Shen in LoL Zilean is in the s tier of champions
Tank
Support Mage

How to Beat Zilean as Shen

based on 1,069 Shen vs Zilean matchups
Win Rate
49 %
K/D/A
2.82
Pick Rate
2.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of ranked LoL games each and every week. In our database, Shen did battle with Zilean 1069 times. With so many matchups for Shen vs Zilean gives us faith in our capacity to produce informative data and a pro build to counter Zilean. This particular counter pairing is somewhat rare. Shen encounters Zilean in only 2.5% of his games.

Shen vs Zilean Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Shen does a poor job of countering Zilean. Normally, he wins a acceptable 49.0% of the time the champions clash against one another in. In Shen against Zilean matches, Shen’s side is 0.1% more likely to get first blood. This implies that he probably will get first blood versus Zilean.

Best Shen vs Zilean Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsBami's Cinder

Core Shen Items

~22 Mins
Frostfire GauntletThornmailTitanic Hydra

Optional Items

Demonic EmbraceRanduin's OmenForce of Nature

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Resolve Grasp of the Undying Shield BashSecond WindOvergrowth
Domination Cheap ShotUltimate Hunter
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Shen's passive ability p
Shen q ability q
Shen w ability w
Shen e ability e
Shen's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Zilean as Shen

Tips for Playing as Shen against Zilean

Keep an eye on allies and be ready to save them with your teleport.

Leverage your Energy to get a long-term advantage over Mana users.

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.

Shen vs Zilean Counter Stats

Shen Image
Win Rate
49 %
VS
Win Rate
51 %
Zilean Image
4
< Kills >
2.3
4.9
< Deaths >
4.9
9.8
< Assists >
11.9
0.92
< Killing Sprees >
0.47
130
< Minions Killed >
64
0.1
< Dragons Killed >
0.04
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.53
6,421
< Physical Damage >
1,013
6,793
< Magic Damage >
10,206
1,249
< True Damage >
646
14,464
< Damage Dealt >
11,865
26,641
< Damage Taken >
17,968
10,019
< Gold Earned >
8,690
1.71
< Towers >
1.94
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
2,916
< Total Healing >
6,575
13,839
< Experience >
12,138
20
< Vision Score >
43
10
< Wards Placed >
20
617
< Time Dealing CC >
191

How to Counter Zilean with Shen in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here show some valuable Shen versus Zilean counter stats that may help you understand the differences and similarities between the two. Shen’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Zilean’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Shen may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Zilean..

Shen usually has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his opponent does. On average, he takes more damage than Zilean. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Shen and Zilean

Damage Types Compared

Shen
Zilean
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Shen
Zilean

Who is Better, Shen or Zilean?

Both League champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Shen usually fairs equally well when playing against Zilean, with a 49.0% win rate. Thus, Shen makes an ok counter for Zilean.

While Shen does have a lower win rate than Zilean, when on opposite teams, Shen also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less time consuming champ to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Shen into Zilean.

Furthermore, Shen has a lot of utility and CC, a similar amount to Zilean. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Shen vs Zilean matchups, Zilean is the better champion with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.

Shen is a somewhat poor counter for Zilean. Make sure you focus your gameplay on keeping up your CS and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Shen against Zilean.

Additional Information for Shen Players

How We Calculated Our Shen vs Zilean Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zilean as Shen, we analyzed 1,069 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 Shen 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 learn all of the intricacies of Shen to counter Zilean during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Shen most often gets more CS compared to Zilean. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values shown on this page to do well.

The most important items to prioritize in your Shen versus Zilean build include Frostfire Gauntlet, Thornmail, and Titanic Hydra. When Shen included at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better when facing Zilean than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Shen had an average win rate of 49.0% when countering Zilean with this counter build.

To have the greatest chance of crushing Zilean as Shen, you should equip the Grasp of the Undying, Shield Bash, Second Wind, Overgrowth, Cheap Shot, and Ultimate Hunter runes from the Resolve and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players picked for Shen vs Zilean clashes, this composite of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 49.0% winrate overall.

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