Zilean vs Tristana Counter Build

How to Win Zilean vs Tristana Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Tristana as Zilean in LoL

How to Beat Tristana as Zilean

7,751 Zilean vs Tristana Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Zilean Items to Counter Tristana

The most important items to have in your Zilean versus Tristana build include Chemtech Putrifier, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Cosmic Drive. When Zilean combined at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better against Tristana than with most other common builds.


2.7 | Zilean Tristana | 7.1


4.9 | Zilean Tristana | 5.6


11.9 | Zilean Tristana | 5.6

Best Zilean Runes to Counter Tristana

Arcane Comet Rune Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
To have the highest chance of crushing Tristana as Zilean, Zilean players should equip the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Gathering Storm, Magical Footwear, and Biscuit Delivery runes. Out of all the runes players chose for Zilean vs Tristana battles, this mixture of runes yielded the best win rate. We have also included the top Tristana runes to counterpick against Zilean in order to help you recognize how she will likely be setup to try to beat your champ.

Runes Tristana Will Likely Use to Counter Zilean

Hail of Blades Rune Hail of Blades
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Bloodline Rune Legend: Bloodline

Zilean vs Tristana Counter Stats Summary

The stats shown here clarify several important Zilean versus Tristana counter statistics that may help you grasp the distinctions between the two. For instance, Zilean’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 3.0 is greater than Tristana’s ratio of 2.3, showing that Zilean may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Tristana. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in kills assists.

Zilean normally has a significant smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. On average, Zilean receives less damage than Tristana. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the champion with more health has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Zilean usually earns much less CS than Tristana. Champions that do not amass very much CS normally don't need much CS to be useful. They are capable of scaling well off their skills and stats alone. Yet, champs with scores of minion kills, such as ADCs, usually require a lot of items to be useful. In either case, work to pass the averages shown here to do well.

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Killing Spree

1.2 | Zilean Tristana | 3.3

Damage Dealt

11,479 | Zilean Tristana | 18,421

Damage Taken

15,230 | Zilean Tristana | 18,682

Gold Earned

8,369 | Zilean Tristana | 11,618

Minions Killed

53 | Zilean Tristana | 155


5.3 | Zilean Tristana | 5.5

Dragons Killed

1.8 | Zilean Tristana | 2.1

Barons Killed

0.4 | Zilean Tristana | 0.4


0.9 | Zilean Tristana | 0.9

Zilean vs Tristana Matchup Summary

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of recently ranked League games each week. In our data, Zilean faced Tristana in 7,751 matches. With so many matchups for Zilean versus Tristana gives us confidence in our ability to prepare enlightening data and a recommended build to suppress your foe.

This counter matchup is somewhat common. Zilean is forced to battle against Tristana in 14.5% of his games. Zilean has done a ok job of countering Tristana. On average, he wins a acceptable 50.0% of the time the champs face off with each other in. In Zilean versus Tristana games, Zilean’s team is 7.0% less likely to get first blood, indicating that he most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Tristana.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 7,751 Zilean vs Tristana 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.