Zilean vs Yasuo Counter Build

How to Beat Yasuo as Zilean


We produce our matchup statistics from the millions of recently ranked League games that we analyze each week. This Zilean versus Yasuo matchup review came out of an analysis of 34,385 ranked games where both champions faced one another.

This matchup is somewhat common. Zilean is forced to battle against Yasuo in 71.8% of his rounds. Zilean does a decent job of countering Yasuo. On average, Zilean wins a acceptable 51.0% of games the champs clash against one another in. In Zilean against Yasuo rounds, Zilean’s side is 4.0% less likely to earn first blood. This implies that he probably won't be able to get first blood against Yasuo.

Matchups Analyzed


Team First Blood


Win Rate


Best Zilean Items to Counter Yasuo

The top items to prioritize in your Zilean versus Yasuo build include Chemtech Putrifier, Morellonomicon, and Imperial Mandate. When Zilean used at least these three items in his build, he did much better versus Yasuo than with most other typical item sets.

Chemtech Putrifier Item Morellonomicon Item Imperial Mandate Item

Best Zilean Runes to Counter Yasuo

To have the best probability of annihilating Yasuo as Zilean, Zilean players should use the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Ultimate Hunter, and Cheap Shot runes. Of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Zilean vs Yasuo face-offs, this composite of runes yielded the greatest win rate. We have also included the best Yasuo runes to fend off Zilean to help you interpret how he will likely be setup against you.

Best Zilean Runes

Summon Aery Rune Summon Aery
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Scorch Rune Scorch
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot

Best Yasuo Runes

Fleet Footwork Rune Fleet Footwork
Overheal Rune Overheal
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter


The subsequent tables clarify several significant Zilean vs. Yasuo matchup statistics that can help you figure out the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Zilean’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 3.0 is greater than Yasuo’s ratio of 1.8, indicating that Zilean may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Yasuo. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in kills assists.

Battle Stats


Zilean Stats
2.9 6.7
Yasuo Stats


Zilean Stats
4.9 6.8
Yasuo Stats


Zilean Stats
11.8 5.2
Yasuo Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Zilean Stats
1.4 3
Yasuo Stats

Damage Dealt

Zilean Stats
11897 18526
Yasuo Stats

Damage Taken

Zilean Stats
15086 22675
Yasuo Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Zilean Stats
5.1 5.3
Yasuo Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Zilean Stats
0.8 0.9
Yasuo Stats

Dragons Killed

Zilean Stats
1.9 2
Yasuo Stats

Barons Killed

Zilean Stats
0.4 0.4
Yasuo Stats

Gold Earned

Zilean Stats
8366 11485
Yasuo Stats

Minions Killed

Zilean Stats
55 160
Yasuo Stats

Zilean typically has a significant smaller longest killing spree than his enemy does. Typically, Zilean receives less damage than Yasuo. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also illustrate that the champion with higher HP has less agility and thus is not able to escape further harm when poked or engaged.

Zilean usually tallies many fewer minion kills than Yasuo. Champions that do not get very much CS typically do not need much CS to be useful. They are able to scale fully off of their skills and stats alone. However, champs with plenty of CS, such as carries, typically require a lot of gold to be effective. In either case, try to pass the averages presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 34385 Zilean vs Yasuo 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 Yasuo 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.