How to Synergize Rakan with Zilean on the Same Team Rakan is in the a tier of champions

Rakan with Zilean

How to Win With Rakan and Zilean Paired Together Zilean is in the s tier of champions
Support
Support Mage

How to Synergize Rakan and Zilean

based on 140 Rakan with Zilean pairs
Win Rate
50.7 %
K/D/A
2.8
Pick Rate
0.5 %

How We Analyze Champion Pairings in LoL

At MOBA Champion, we take in the stats from from millions of League rounds directly from Riot Games each and every week. Rakan has been on the same team as Zilean in 140 recently played, competitive matches. By amassing so much accurate data directly from the developers of LoL, we are confident that we can showcase robust, insightful builds to help Rakan play with Zilean. It is very rare for Rakan to play alongside Zilean on the same team. This pairing has only taken place in about 0.5% of rounds with Rakan.

Rakan Zilean Synergy Summary

Rakan does a average job of synergizing with Zilean. Normally, he wins an acceptable 50.7% of games the champions fight together on the same side. If you want to do better as Rakan when playing with Zilean by learning how to better synergize your strategy with him, then check out the complete build (with items, runes, summoner spells, and skills) below!

Best Rakan Zilean Synergy Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionRelic Shield

Early Items

~5 Mins
Faerie CharmIonian Boots of Lucidity

Core Rakan Items

~22 Mins
Shurelya's BattlesongChemtech PutrifierBulwark of the Mountain

Optional Items

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Rakan to level up w
>
Second ability for Rakan to level up e
>
Last skill for Rakan to max out q

Runes

Resolve Guardian Font of LifeBone PlatingUnflinching
Domination Zombie WardUltimate Hunter
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Rakan's passive ability p
Rakan q ability q
Rakan w ability w
Rakan e ability e
Rakan's ultimate ability r
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W
2
E
3
Q
4
W
5
W
6
R
7
W
8
E
9
W
10
E
11
R
12
E
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E
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Synergizing Rakan and Zilean

Tips for Playing as Rakan with Zilean

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!

Advice to Understand How Zilean Will Play

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.

Rakan Zilean Synergy Stats

Rakan Image
Win Rate
50.7 %
VS
Win Rate
49.3 %
Zilean Image
1.8
< Kills >
1.7
5.9
< Deaths >
5.6
14.7
< Assists >
14
0.29
< Killing Sprees >
0.28
38
< Minions Killed >
36
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.04
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.47
1,332
< Physical Damage >
1,202
5,947
< Magic Damage >
5,223
820
< True Damage >
729
8,099
< Damage Dealt >
7,154
20,366
< Damage Taken >
18,714
8,042
< Gold Earned >
7,810
2.03
< Towers >
1.72
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
4,977
< Total Healing >
4,149
10,606
< Experience >
10,342
56
< Vision Score >
54
29
< Wards Placed >
28
98
< Time Dealing CC >
97

How to Play with Zilean as Rakan in LoL

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.

Synergies between Rakan and Zilean

Damage Types Compared

Rakan with Zilean
Rakan
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Contrasted

Rakan
Zilean
Synergy

Is Rakan better when played alongside Zilean?

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.

Additional Information for Rakan Players

How We Calculated Our Rakan Zilean Synergy Build and Stats

For this guide on pairing Rakan and Zilean, we analyzed 140 ranked and recent League of Legends matches. We perform advanced data cleaning and statistical methods to guarantee that our team synergy stats are accurate and reliable. You can be confident that our recommended build to pair Rakan with Zilean comes from actual data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view your division's most relevant stats and build.

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Further Insights to Win with this Champion Pairing

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.