How to Win Zilean vs Anivia Counter Matchup Zilean is in the a tier of champions

Zilean vs Anivia

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

How to Beat Anivia as Zilean

based on 639 Zilean vs Anivia matchups
Win Rate
51.2 %
K/D/A
3.06
Pick Rate
2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup statistics from the millions of recently ranked League of Legends games that we evaluate each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Anivia as Zilean resulted from an examination of 639 ranked rounds where both champions battled one another. This pairing is somewhat rare. Zilean encounters Anivia in only 2.0% of his matches.

Zilean vs Anivia Matchup Summary

Zilean has done a decent job of countering Anivia. On average, he wins a acceptable 51.2% of the time the champions face one another in. In Zilean against Anivia games, Zilean’s side is 0.1% less expected to gain first blood. This implies that he most likely won't be able to get first blood against Anivia.

Best Zilean vs Anivia Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeTear of the Goddess

Core Zilean Items

~22 Mins
Shurelya's BattlesongZhonya's HourglassShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Chemtech PutrifierSeraph's Embrace

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Sorcery Summon Aery Manaflow BandTranscendenceWaterwalking
Domination Cheap ShotRelentless Hunter
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Zilean's passive ability p
Zilean q ability q
Zilean w ability w
Zilean e ability e
Zilean's ultimate ability r
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Q
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W
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E
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Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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Guide to Countering Anivia as Zilean

Tips for Playing as Zilean against Anivia

Time Warp is an effective way to enable allies to finish off enemies, or escape from a losing battle.

You can combine the use of Time Bomb and Rewind to place two Time Bombs on a target quickly. Placing the second bomb will detonate the first and stun all nearby enemies.

Chronoshift is a powerful deterrent to attacking your carries, but casting Chronoshift too early in a fight can cause the enemy to switch targets too soon, making it less effective.

Advice to Win Against Anivia

Try to gank Anivia when she's laning. With multiple people, it is easier to ensure that her egg dies.

Try to fight Anivia in the lanes. In the jungle she can block pathways with lower ranks of Crystallize.

If you're playing a ranged champion, stay far enough away from Anivia so you can dodge Flash Frost more easily.

Zilean vs Anivia Counter Stats

Zilean Image
Win Rate
51.2 %
VS
Win Rate
48.8 %
Anivia Image
2.6
< Kills >
5.7
5
< Deaths >
5.3
12.7
< Assists >
6.5
0.56
< Killing Sprees >
1.3
65
< Minions Killed >
154
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.13
0.54
< Inhibitors >
0.48
959
< Physical Damage >
950
9,447
< Magic Damage >
15,711
554
< True Damage >
1,260
10,960
< Damage Dealt >
17,921
16,572
< Damage Taken >
21,597
8,735
< Gold Earned >
11,081
2.01
< Towers >
1.87
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
6,394
< Total Healing >
2,186
12,076
< Experience >
13,766
42
< Vision Score >
23
19
< Wards Placed >
10
189
< Time Dealing CC >
937

How to Counter Anivia with Zilean in LoL

The stats shown here feature several strategic Zilean vs. Anivia matchup stats that can help us appreciate the differences and similarities between this set of champions. For instance, Zilean’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Anivia’s ratio of NaN, showing that Zilean may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Anivia. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Zilean usually has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. On average, he takes less damage than Anivia. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the champion with higher HP has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Zilean and Anivia

Damage Types Compared

Zilean
Anivia
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zilean
Anivia

Who is Better, Zilean or Anivia?

Both League champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Zilean usually wins when trying to fight Anivia, with a 51.2% win rate. Thus, Zilean makes a good counter to Anivia.

While Zilean does have a higher win rate than Anivia, when facing one another, Zilean also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes him a less challenging champ to learn. You should be careful when picking Zilean into Anivia.

Furthermore, Zilean has a great deal of utility and CC, a similar amount to Anivia. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Zilean vs Anivia matchups, Zilean is the better champion with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.

Zilean is a decent counter to Anivia. Focus your play on keeping up your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Zilean against Anivia.

Additional Information for Zilean Players

How We Calculated Our Zilean vs Anivia Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Anivia as Zilean, we analyzed 639 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 Anivia as Zilean 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

If you would like to truly master Zilean to counter Anivia during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats shown above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Zilean most often racks up less CS relative to Anivia. Champions who on average don't get many minion kills often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values reported here to do well.

The best items to focus on in your Zilean versus Anivia build consist of Shurelya's Battlesong, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shard of True Ice. When Zilean bought at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better vs Anivia than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Zilean boasted an average win rate of 51.2% battling Anivia with this counter build.

To have the highest probability of defeating Anivia as Zilean, you should equip the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Waterwalking, Cheap Shot, and Relentless Hunter runes from the Sorcery and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Zilean vs Anivia fights, this sequence of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 51.2% winrate overall.

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