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

Zilean vs Volibear

How to Beat Volibear as Zilean in LoL Volibear is in the b tier of champions
Support Mage
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Volibear as Zilean

based on 1,788 Zilean vs Volibear matchups
Win Rate
50.2 %
K/D/A
3.1
Pick Rate
5.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of ranked League games every week. In our database, Zilean battled Volibear 1788 times. Having so many games with Zilean versus Volibear provides us faith in our capacity to produce actionable data and a pro build to annihilate Volibear. This pairing is somewhat uncommon. Zilean is forced to battle against Volibear in only 5.6% of his rounds.

Zilean vs Volibear Matchup Summary

Zilean has done a ok job of countering Volibear. Normally, he wins a acceptable 50.2% of the time the champions battle one another in. In Zilean versus Volibear games, Zilean’s side is 0.1% less expected to get first blood, indicating that he probably won't be able to get first blood versus Volibear.

Best Zilean vs Volibear Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsTear of the Goddess

Core Zilean Items

~22 Mins
Shurelya's BattlesongChemtech PutrifierZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Seraph's EmbraceCosmic DriveShard of True Ice

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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Q
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E
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Volibear as Zilean

Tips for Playing as Zilean against Volibear

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.

Zilean vs Volibear Counter Stats

Zilean Image
Win Rate
50.2 %
VS
Win Rate
49.8 %
Volibear Image
2.7
< Kills >
5.5
5
< Deaths >
5.7
12.8
< Assists >
7.1
0.56
< Killing Sprees >
1.27
61
< Minions Killed >
79
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
1.14
0.53
< Inhibitors >
0.49
967
< Physical Damage >
9,071
9,789
< Magic Damage >
5,668
574
< True Damage >
1,264
11,330
< Damage Dealt >
16,003
16,446
< Damage Taken >
30,135
8,760
< Gold Earned >
11,150
1.98
< Towers >
2.1
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.23
6,307
< Total Healing >
7,786
12,128
< Experience >
13,454
43
< Vision Score >
20
20
< Wards Placed >
6
184
< Time Dealing CC >
423

How to Counter Volibear with Zilean in LoL

The stats provided here underscore some strategic Zilean versus Volibear matchup statistics that can help you explain the distinctions between this pair of champions. For instance, Zilean’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Volibear’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Zilean may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Volibear. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.

Zilean often has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his foe does. Typically, he takes less damage than Volibear. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Zilean and Volibear

Damage Types Compared

Zilean
Volibear
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zilean
Volibear

Who is Better, Zilean or Volibear?

Both LoL champions 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 Volibear, with a 50.2% win rate. As a result, Zilean makes an ok counter for Volibear.

While Zilean does have a higher winrate than Volibear, when on opposite teams, Zilean also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more complex character to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Zilean into Volibear.

Moreover, Zilean has a very large amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Volibear. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter 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 Volibear matchups, Zilean is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.

Zilean is a decent counter for Volibear. You will do well by focussing your strategy on maximizing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Zilean against Volibear.

Additional Information for Zilean Players

How We Calculated Our Zilean vs Volibear Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Volibear as Zilean, we analyzed 1,788 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 Volibear 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

If you would like to truly master Zilean in order to counter Volibear during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips shown above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Zilean on average racks up a similar amount of CS as Volibear. Champs who typically don't acquire much CS typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values shown on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to focus on in your Zilean versus Volibear build consist of Shurelya's Battlesong, Chemtech Putrifier, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Zilean included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better countering Volibear than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Zilean boasted an average win rate of 50.2% when countering Volibear with this build.

To have the greatest chance of defeating Volibear as Zilean, Zilean players 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 builds players used for Zilean vs Volibear battles, this combo of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 50.2% winrate overall.

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