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

Zilean vs Gwen

How to Beat Gwen as Zilean in LoL Gwen is in the b tier of champions
Support Mage
Fighter Assassin

How to Beat Gwen as Zilean

based on 445 Zilean vs Gwen matchups
Win Rate
53.9 %
K/D/A
3.12
Pick Rate
1.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of recently ranked LoL games each week. Within our data, Zilean battled Gwen 445 times. Having so many matchups for Zilean vs Gwen gives us a lot of faith in our capability to produce enlightening data and a supported build to shatter Gwen. This particular matchup is somewhat rare. Zilean fights Gwen in only 1.4% of his matches.

Zilean vs Gwen Matchup Summary

Zilean has done a good job of beating Gwen. On average, he wins a fantastic 53.9% of games the champions face off with one another in. In Zilean vs Gwen rounds, Zilean’s team is 0.1% less probable to earn first blood. This indicates that he probably won't be able to get first blood against Gwen.

Best Zilean vs Gwen Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Faerie CharmAmplifying Tome

Core Zilean Items

~22 Mins
Shurelya's BattlesongChemtech PutrifierShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Zhonya's Hourglass

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
CDRScaling 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
4
Q
5
Q
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R
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Q
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E
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Gwen as Zilean

Tips for Playing as Zilean against Gwen

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 Gwen

Gwen's Hallowed Mist shroud will only follow her once, after that it will dissipate when she leaves.

Gwen needs to attack a few times to set up her damage, so try to get the jump on her.

Gwen must hit something to recast her Ultimate, try to evade her between casts.

Zilean vs Gwen Counter Stats

Zilean Image
Win Rate
53.9 %
VS
Win Rate
46.1 %
Gwen Image
2.7
< Kills >
5.8
5
< Deaths >
6.2
12.9
< Assists >
4.4
0.56
< Killing Sprees >
1.39
64
< Minions Killed >
145
0.04
< Dragons Killed >
0.41
0.52
< Inhibitors >
0.53
937
< Physical Damage >
3,160
9,159
< Magic Damage >
10,444
542
< True Damage >
5,560
10,639
< Damage Dealt >
19,165
16,372
< Damage Taken >
29,192
8,749
< Gold Earned >
11,576
2.05
< Towers >
2.4
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.11
6,298
< Total Healing >
5,720
12,167
< Experience >
14,314
41
< Vision Score >
17
19
< Wards Placed >
7
184
< Time Dealing CC >
126

How to Counter Gwen with Zilean in LoL

The stats shown on this page show several vital Zilean vs. Gwen matchup statistics that may help us realize the differences between these two champions. As an example, Zilean’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Gwen’s ratio of NaN, showing that Zilean may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Gwen. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in assists.

Zilean usually has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. On average, he takes less damage than Gwen. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to escape further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Zilean and Gwen

Damage Types Compared

Zilean
Gwen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zilean
Gwen

Who is Better, Zilean or Gwen?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Zilean usually wins when playing against Gwen, with a 53.9% win rate. As a result, Zilean makes a great counter for Gwen.

While Zilean does have a higher win rate compared to Gwen, when they face off with one another, Zilean also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex champion to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Zilean into Gwen.

Moreover, Zilean has a very large amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Gwen. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Zilean vs Gwen matchups, Zilean is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Zilean is a great counter for Gwen. Make sure you focus your strategy on keeping up your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Zilean against Gwen.

Additional Information for Zilean Players

How We Calculated Our Zilean vs Gwen Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Gwen as Zilean, we analyzed 445 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 Gwen 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

To truly master Zilean to counter Gwen during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats shown above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Zilean most often accumulates less CS compared to Gwen. Champs who on average don't get many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The most important items to focus on in your Zilean versus Gwen build include Shurelya's Battlesong, Chemtech Putrifier, and Shard of True Ice. When Zilean combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better versus Gwen than with many other typical builds. In fact, Zilean had an average win rate of 53.9% when playing against Gwen with this build.

To have the greatest chance of defeating Gwen as Zilean, you should use the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Waterwalking, Cheap Shot, and Relentless Hunter runes from the Sorcery and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune builds players used for Zilean vs Gwen clashes, this composite of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 53.9% win rate overall.

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