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.
When you see Tahm Kench use the shield from Thick Skin, remember that he just opted out of a good deal of healing. He will also not accumulate new gray health until Thick Skin comes off cooldown. Use this to your advantage!
Watch out for Kench's Abyssal Dive - you can cancel it's channel with immobilizing crowd control effects.
The stat comparisons shown here emphasize some vital Zilean against Tahm Kench matchup stats that can help you distinguish the distinctions between these two champs. As an example, Zilean’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Tahm Kench’s ratio of NaN, showing that Zilean may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Tahm Kench. This observation is largely a result of the differences in assists.
Zilean often has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. Typically, he takes less damage than Tahm Kench. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further damage when engaged or poked.
Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Zilean usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Tahm Kench, with a 50.4% win rate. As a result, Zilean makes an ok counter for Tahm Kench.
While Zilean does have a higher win rate compared to Tahm Kench, when they face off with one another, Zilean also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more complex champ to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Zilean into Tahm Kench.
Moreover, Zilean has a great amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Tahm Kench. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Zilean vs Tahm Kench matchups, Zilean is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.
Zilean is a decent counter for Tahm Kench. You will do well by focussing your play on keeping up your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Zilean against Tahm Kench.
If you would like to truly master Zilean in order to counter Tahm Kench during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Zilean on average racks up less CS compared to Tahm Kench. Champs who on average don't get many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers shown here to do well.
The best items to use in your Zilean versus Tahm Kench build include Shurelya's Battlesong, Chemtech Putrifier, and Shard of True Ice. When Zilean used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better against Tahm Kench than with most other common builds. In fact, Zilean had an average winrate of 50.4% battling Tahm Kench with this counter build.
To have the highest probability of vanquishing Tahm Kench 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 runes players picked for Zilean vs Tahm Kench fights, this mixture of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 50.4% win rate overall.
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