The greatest picks not in lane to counter Zilean include Aphelios, Ezreal, and Kalista. These picks are all good at countering Zilean with high win rates over 61%. Even if these Zilean counter picks are not chosen in the same position as you, it's not smart to take him into these matchups. They will most often crush Zilean.
Conversely, if the other team picks either Rumble or Ziggs, you should seriously think about picking him, as he easily crushes these champions with win rates over 54% against each ofthem.
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