Thanks to Zilean's K/D/A and utility, he has a pretty good overall win rate. He does best in the mid game, with a winrate of 51.35% in that phase. Unfortunately, he does poorest in the late game, where Zilean's win rate is 47.2%., The difference between his best and worst game phases is about 4.1%. This sizeable difference makes it clear that his power spikes and fades in different phases of the round. Plan well.
In the current meta, Zilean is somewhat popular. He has been selected in 3.4% of recently ranked matches. Hardly anyone sees him as a threat. He has only been banned in about 1.4% of League of Legends matches.
You will see him typically laning in the support position. However, that is not the best position for him. The best win rate position for Zilean is middle (54,1%). At this time, Zilean's meta game is centered around dealing damage. In particular, his build should mainly be focused on magical damage. Moreover, he is a pretty good tank champion. Dealing physical damage is the least important part of Zilean’s build.
You should anticipate having to spend a decent amount of time practicing and learning to get good at playing Zilean. Many LoL players believe he is an average difficulty champ to use. Zilean mostly does magic damage (85% of his total damage). He doesn't deal much of other damage types and should not be played as hybrid damage dealer..
Zilean deals a small amount of damage over the course of a regular ranked round (11.319 damage). You shouldn't focus on building him as a powerful champion to destroy your foes. Rather, you should focus on assisting your teammates to beat your enemy.
If you are looking for a dominating damage dealer, then you should definitely not consider this champ. He has one of the lowest kill rates on the Rift among all champions. Additionally, he has a fairly typical average champion death rate (5.1 deaths). Moreover, Zilean has a high KDA ratio (3.0) with 13 assists.
The best Zilean players know who their champion is, and they adapt their gameplay around their champion's playstyle. Zilean is great at many things, but not everything. By focusing more on accentuating your strengths than filling in your weaknesses, you are more likely to win your next game of League of Legends.
Furthermore, you should know when your champion spikes in power in order to be prepared and take advantage of your powerful position while it lasts. Not all LoL champions are strong throughout the entire game length. Some grow in power while others fade. Some start strong and fall off completely in the late game. Zilean is best in the mid game.
Pay attention to the stats comparison shown above, which compares Zilean against all other champions. You can see their strengths and weaknesses relative to others of the same champion type. You can either try to overcome some of the weaknesses, or you can work to strengthen their talents.
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