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

Zilean vs Tristana

How to Beat Tristana as Zilean in LoL Tristana is in the a tier of champions
Support Mage
Marksman Assassin

How to Beat Tristana as Zilean

based on 1,272 Zilean vs Tristana matchups
Win Rate
49.2 %
K/D/A
3.04
Pick Rate
4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our counter stats from the millions of rated LoL games that we review each week. Our guide on how to beat Tristana as Zilean resulted from an examination of 1272 ranked matches where both champions battled one another. This champion matchup is relatively uncommon. Zilean has to counter Tristana in only 4.0% of his matches.

Zilean vs Tristana Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Zilean does a poor job of beating Tristana. Normally, he wins a acceptable 49.2% of games the champs face off with one another in. In Zilean versus Tristana games, Zilean’s team is 0.2% less probable to get first blood, indicating that he probably won't get first blood against Tristana.

Best Zilean vs Tristana Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Sapphire CrystalAmplifying Tome

Core Zilean Items

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

Optional Items

Chemtech PutrifierSeraph's EmbraceCosmic Drive

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
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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E
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E
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Tristana as Zilean

Tips for Playing as Zilean against Tristana

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 Tristana

Stand away from your creeps in a lane to take less collateral damage from Explosive Charge.

If you see Tristana activate Rapid Fire in a fight, stun her and try to back off until the spell dissipates.

Zilean vs Tristana Counter Stats

Zilean Image
Win Rate
49.2 %
VS
Win Rate
50.8 %
Tristana Image
2.7
< Kills >
7.8
5
< Deaths >
5.9
12.5
< Assists >
5.3
0.58
< Killing Sprees >
1.79
62
< Minions Killed >
167
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.27
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.59
960
< Physical Damage >
15,099
9,419
< Magic Damage >
2,218
597
< True Damage >
1,994
10,977
< Damage Dealt >
19,311
16,217
< Damage Taken >
19,144
8,703
< Gold Earned >
12,725
1.94
< Towers >
2.98
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.07
6,139
< Total Healing >
2,674
12,112
< Experience >
12,808
41
< Vision Score >
19
19
< Wards Placed >
9
184
< Time Dealing CC >
55

How to Counter Tristana with Zilean in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page highlight some valuable Zilean versus Tristana counter statistics that may help us distinguish the distinctions between these two champions. For instance, Zilean’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Tristana’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Zilean may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Tristana. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.

Zilean usually has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his enemy does. On average, he receives a similar amount of damage to Tristana. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Zilean and Tristana

Damage Types Compared

Zilean
Tristana
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zilean
Tristana

Who is Better, Zilean or Tristana?

Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Zilean usually fairs equally well when facing off against Tristana, with a 49.2% win rate. As a result, Zilean makes an ok counter for Tristana.

While Zilean does have a lower win rate compared to Tristana, when on opposite teams, Zilean also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more time consuming champion to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Zilean into Tristana.

Moreover, Zilean also has a lot of utility and CC, a similar amount to Tristana. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Zilean vs Tristana matchups, Tristana is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Zilean is a somewhat poor counter for Tristana. Focus your play on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Zilean against Tristana.

Additional Information for Zilean Players

How We Calculated Our Zilean vs Tristana Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Tristana as Zilean, we analyzed 1,272 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 Tristana 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 in order to counter Tristana 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 mind the build and stats shown here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Zilean often racks up less CS compared to Tristana. Champions who typically don't earn much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. 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 need many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers shown here to do well.

The top items to have in your Zilean versus Tristana build consist of Shurelya's Battlesong, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shard of True Ice. When Zilean combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better when fighting Tristana than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Zilean had an average win rate of 49.2% battling Tristana with this build.

To have the highest likelihood of vanquishing Tristana 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 combinations players used for Zilean vs Tristana clashes, this sequence of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 49.2% win rate overall.

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