As a result of 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 terribly 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 shows us that his power spikes and fades in different parts of the game. Plan accordingly.
In the current meta, Zilean is somewhat popular. He has been selected in 3.4% of recently ranked matches. He is rarely banned during champ select. Obviously, very few players see him as a substantial threat. In recent ranked rounds, Zilean was banned 1.4% of the time.
You will see him typically used in the support position. However, that is not the best position for him. The best win rate position for Zilean is middle (54,1%). Currently, Zilean's meta game is centered around dealing damage. Specifically, his kit should mostly be focused on magical damage. Moreover, he is a decent tank champ. Dealing physical damage is the least important part of Zilean’s build.
If you are not comfortable with his abilities and gameplay, you may find it difficult trying him out for the first time. Most competitors consider him to not be a tough champion to pick up. Zilean primarily does magic damage (85% of his total damage). He doesn't deal a lot of other damage types and should not be played as hybrid damage dealer..
Zilean deals only a little damage in a typical game (11.319 damage). You shouldn't focus on developing him as a powerful champ to crush your opponents. Rather, you should focus on covering your allies to beat your enemy.
He is a weak damage dealer on the Rift with 2.4 kills on average per match. That is one of the lowest kill counts amongst all supports. Moreover, he has a somewhat typical death rate with an average of 5.1 deaths per League of Legends round. 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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