Danger is as fun as you let it be.
Rakan requires allies near him to make the most out of his tools.
Rakan's dash speeds increase with his Move Speed. Use the extra speed to surprise your enemies!
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 Rakan 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, Rakan sees a very large drop in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Zilean. His KDA fell from NaN to NaN. This worsening shows that Zilean helps Rakan perform not as well in competitive League matches. Yet, the small difference proves that this performance change is only marginal.
When Rakan tries to synergize with Zilean, he gets a noticable increase in his complete damage output. This change may indicate that Zilean supports by providing cover for him to dish out more damage or that his allyship also helps extend the game's duration. Similarly, when Rakan is played with Zilean on the same team, 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 Rakan plays with Zilean on the same side, he often takes more damage than when he plays alone. Taking more damage may indicate that Zilean does a poor job of protecting Rakan in team fights.
There is no top champion pairing for Rakan that will always be his #1 ally. Yet, overall, Zilean is a pretty good companion for Rakan. By being on the same team as Rakan, he raises their win rate by 2.4% to 50.7%. This signals that there is a good bond between Rakan and Zilean that allows them to perform at the top of their game together than without each other.
Zilean has a greater difficulty than Rakan. That means Rakan players must be very careful when lining up Zilean comrades to go into battle on the same side as, as they will require a greater level of skill to fight well with you.
Playing alongside, you should expect to witness an overall large increase in your team’s capability to provide utility and CC for your side. Combined, these two may be able to carry with the power of their abilities.
Although, by bringing Rakan and Zilean together, you probably will not be giving your team much sustained damage output. Plan to have other champs on your team that fills this gap in their abilities.
Regardless of your Zilean ally's skill level, you need to focus on increasing your gold income, outlasting your enemies, and taking down objectives. If you heed this simple advice, you should do well anyway.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Rakan to synergize with Zilean during both the early game and mid / late game phases of LoL games, you should continue reading to gather additional tips and tricks for this champion pairing. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown here, you will increase your win rate by a lot.
The best items to get in your Rakan and Zilean synergy build include Shurelya's Battlesong, Chemtech Putrifier, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Rakan incorporated at least these three finished items in his build, he performed significantly better as an ally of Zilean than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Rakan had an average winrate of 50.7% helping carry Zilean with these items in his kit.
To have the best likelihood of vanquishing your oponents, Rakan players should use the Guardian, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Zombie Ward, and Ultimate Hunter runes from the Resolve and Domination rune sets. Out of all the runes players used for this team composition, this blending of runes resulted in the top win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 50.7% win rate overall.
By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to team up Zilean with Rakan are displayed for all skill levels, merged. If you would like to filter the stats and builds to an individual player tier, you should use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.