Yasuo vs Zilean Counter Build

How to Beat Zilean as Yasuo


We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of recently ranked LoL matches each and every week. In our data, Yasuo fought Zilean 34,385 times. Including so many games with Yasuo versus Zilean provides us confidence in our capacity to prepare informative stats and a recommended build to defeat your opponent.

This particular champion pairing is fairly common. Yasuo encounters Zilean in 15.8% of his rounds. Unfortunitally, Yasuo does a dismal job of beating Zilean. Normally, Yasuo wins a acceptable 49.0% of matches the champions clash against one another in. In Yasuo versus Zilean games, Yasuo’s team is 3.0% more probable to get first blood. This indicates that he most likely will get first blood versus Zilean.

Matchups Analyzed


Team First Blood


Win Rate


Best Yasuo Items to Counter Zilean

The top items to prioritize in your Yasuo versus Zilean build include Guardian Angel, Infinity Edge, and Bloodthirster. When Yasuo bought at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better when facing Zilean than with most other common builds.

Guardian Angel Item Infinity Edge Item Bloodthirster Item

Best Yasuo Runes to Counter Zilean

To have the best chance of annihilating Zilean as Yasuo, Yasuo players should take the Fleet Footwork, Overheal, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Taste of Blood, and Ravenous Hunter runes. Of all the rune sets players used for Yasuo vs Zilean battles, this combo of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also shown the best Zilean runes to counterpick against Yasuo to help you realize how he will probably be played against your champion.

Best Yasuo Runes

Fleet Footwork Rune Fleet Footwork
Overheal Rune Overheal
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
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
Scorch Rune Scorch
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot


The following tables emphasize some valuable Yasuo against Zilean matchup stats that can help us appreciate the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Yasuo’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 1.8 is not as good as Zilean’s KDA ratio of 3.0, highlighting that Yasuo may be less central to his team's team fighting capability than Zilean. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in kills assists.

Battle Stats


Yasuo Stats
6.7 2.9
Zilean Stats


Yasuo Stats
6.8 4.9
Zilean Stats


Yasuo Stats
5.2 11.8
Zilean Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Yasuo Stats
3 1.4
Zilean Stats

Damage Dealt

Yasuo Stats
18526 11897
Zilean Stats

Damage Taken

Yasuo Stats
22675 15086
Zilean Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Yasuo Stats
5.3 5.1
Zilean Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Yasuo Stats
0.9 0.8
Zilean Stats

Dragons Killed

Yasuo Stats
2 1.9
Zilean Stats

Barons Killed

Yasuo Stats
0.4 0.4
Zilean Stats

Gold Earned

Yasuo Stats
11485 8366
Zilean Stats

Minions Killed

Yasuo Stats
160 55
Zilean Stats

Yasuo normally has a much larger longest killing spree than his foe does. Typically, Yasuo receives more damage than Zilean. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the champion with more HP has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

In Yasuo vs Zilean matchups, Yasuo typically takes much more CS than Zilean. Champions that don't acquire much CS normally do not require much CS to be effective. They are able to scale fully off their abilities alone. Yet, champions with scores of minion kills, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to beat the values presented here to do well.

By default, Yasuo vs Zilean tips, stats, and build suggestions are given for all ranked divisions combined. If you would like to narrow the statistics and builds to a specific rank, you may use the selection menu located earlier on the page.

How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 34385 Yasuo 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 Yasuo 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.