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.
Taric's ultimate, Cosmic Radiance, has a long delay before its effect. Try to quickly assess whether to disengage the fight or attempt to kill his allies before it goes off.
Taric reduces his spell cooldowns by basic attacking enemies with Bravado. Try to kite him in teamfights and punish him for approaching the minion wave in lane.
The stat comparisons shown on this page emphasize several valuable Zilean against Taric counter statistics that can help you interpret the distinctions between the two. As an example, Zilean’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Taric’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Zilean may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Taric..
Zilean usually has a similar longest killing spree as his opponent does. On average, he receives less damage than Taric. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also illustrate that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to escape further damage when engaged or poked.
Both League champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Zilean usually wins when trying to fight Taric, with a 53.7% win rate. Therefore, Zilean makes a great counter to Taric.
While Zilean does have a higher win rate compared to Taric, when on opposite teams, Zilean also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more time consuming champion to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Zilean into Taric.
Moreover, Zilean has a great deal of utility and CC, a similar amount to Taric. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Zilean vs Taric 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 team members during teamfights.
Zilean is a great counter for Taric. You will do well by focussing your strategy on keeping up your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Zilean against Taric.
To truly master Zilean to counter Taric during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions presented above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Zilean most often accumulates more CS relative to Taric. Champions who on average don't get many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values reported on this page to do well.
The most important items to focus on in your Zilean versus Taric build consist of Shurelya's Battlesong, Chemtech Putrifier, and Shard of True Ice. When Zilean used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better countering Taric than with many other common builds. In fact, Zilean had an average win rate of 53.7% when playing against Taric with these items in his kit.
To have the best chance of coming out on top against Taric 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. Of all the runes players picked for Zilean vs Taric counter picks, this blending of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 53.7% winrate overall.
By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Taric as Zilean are given for all ranked divisions. If you would like to scope the statistics and builds to a specific rank, you should use the selection menu located earlier on the page.