The 1-2-3 combo of Rocket Grab, Power Fist, and Static Field can devastate an individual opponent.
Using Blitzcrank's grab to pull an enemy into your tower range followed by a Power Fist will allow the tower to get several hits on them.
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.
Time Warp is an effective way to enable allies to finish off enemies, or escape from a losing battle.
The Blitzcrank Zilean synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Zilean, compared to his overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how his gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.
Overall, Blitzcrank sees a very large drop in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Zilean. His KDA decreased from NaN to NaN. This decrease shows that Zilean helps Blitzcrank perform poorer in competitive LoL matches. Yet, the small difference indicates that this performance change is not very impactful.
When Blitzcrank is an ally to Zilean, he gets a small increase in his full damage dealt. This difference could indicate that Zilean helps provide protection for him to dish out more damage or that his presence on the team also helps increase the round's duration. Similarly, when Blitzcrank is played with Zilean on the same side, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees than when he plays alone. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing alongside Zilean.
Moreover, when Blitzcrank plays with Zilean on the same side, he on average takes a little more damage than when he fights alone. Getting dealt more damage could mean that Zilean does a poor job of covering Blitzcrank in teamfights.
There is no universally accepted best companion for Blitzcrank that will always be his top synergy. However, Zilean is a decent companion for Blitzcrank. By locking into the same side as Blitzcrank, he increases their win rate by 2.6% to 52.1%. This demonstrates that there is pretty good strategic relationship between Blitzcrank and Zilean that allows them to perform stronger together than alone.
Zilean has a greater difficulty than Blitzcrank. That means Blitzcrank players need to be careful when arranging Zilean allies to go into battle on the same side as, as they will need a greater level of skill to be able to work well with you.
Working cooperatively, Blitzcrank players will likely see an overall large increase in your team’s capability to support your allies. Combined, these champs may be able to carry with the power of their abilities.
In contrast, by pairing Blitzcrank and Zilean together, you probably will not be providing your other allies much attack damage. Plan to have other champions on your team that fills this gap in their potential.
Regardless of your Zilean ally's skill level, you need to focus on maximizing your income, staying alive by avoiding foolish fights, and clearing objectives. If you follow these simple suggestions, you should do well anyway.
If you would like to truly master Blitzcrank to work well with Zilean during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League rounds, you should continue reading to gather additional tips and tricks for this champion pairing. If you mind the build and stats displayed above, you should grow your win rate significantly.
The most important items to include in your Blitzcrank and Zilean synergy build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Zeke's Convergence, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Blitzcrank included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better when paired up with Zilean than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Blitzcrank boasted an average winrate of 52.1% when playing alongside Zilean with this build.
To have the highest likelihood of vanquishing your oponents, you should equip the Glacial Augment, Hextech Flashtraption, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Inspiration and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for this team composition, this mixture of runes yielded the top win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 52.1% winrate overall.
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