Time Warp is an effective way to enable allies to finish off enemies, or escape from a losing battle.
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.
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.
Be wary of Heimerdinger's Upgrade!!!, as he can use it to find an answer to most trouble he gets into. Once his ultimate is down, go in for the kill!
It's better to destroy all of Heimerdinger's turrets at once with the help of creeps than to fight them one at a time.
The stats shown on this page show several important Zilean against Heimerdinger counter statistics that can help us realize the differences and similarities between these two champs. As an example, Zilean’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Heimerdinger’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Zilean may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Heimerdinger. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.
Zilean normally has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he receives a similar amount of damage to Heimerdinger. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also hint that the champion with increased health has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.
Both League champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Zilean usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Heimerdinger, with a 50.4% win rate. Thus, Zilean makes an ok counter to Heimerdinger.
While Zilean does have a higher win rate compared to Heimerdinger, when facing one another, Zilean also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less challenging champion to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Zilean into Heimerdinger.
Moreover, Zilean has a lot of utility and CC, a similar amount to Heimerdinger. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Zilean vs Heimerdinger matchups, Zilean is the better champion with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.
Zilean is a decent counter to Heimerdinger. Focus your strategy on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Zilean against Heimerdinger.
To learn all of the intricacies of Zilean in order to counter Heimerdinger during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions displayed above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Zilean often gets less CS as Heimerdinger. Champions who on average don't earn much CS typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values shown here to do well.
The best items to focus on in your Zilean versus Heimerdinger build include Shurelya's Battlesong, Chemtech Putrifier, and Shard of True Ice. When Zilean incorporated at least these three items in his build, he performed much better when facing Heimerdinger than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Zilean boasted an average win rate of 50.4% battling Heimerdinger with this counter build.
To have the best likelihood of defeating Heimerdinger as Zilean, Zilean players 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 combinations players chose for Zilean vs Heimerdinger clashes, this order of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 50.4% winrate overall.
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