Time Warp is an effective way to enable allies to finish off enemies, or escape from a losing battle.
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.
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.
Spreading out Hextech Micro-Rockets leads to more reliable damage and more efficiency against multiple targets, but focusing it creates the biggest impact.
The success of Electron Storm Grenade is very important to Heimerdinger's survival. The slow and stun both are capable of keeping enemies in place long enough to punish them, but it is also the first line of defense against a surprise attack.
Turret placement can be a deciding factor in a battle. Against most enemies turrets are best when they can support each other, but if the enemy has a lot of area of effect damage your turrets can be destroyed quickly. Placing turrets in brush can lead to a surprise attack in your favor.
The Zilean Heimerdinger synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Heimerdinger, compared to his overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how his gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.
Overall, Zilean sees a very large drop in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Heimerdinger. His KDA worsened from NaN to NaN. This worsening shows that Heimerdinger helps Zilean perform worse in competitive League games. Yet, the small difference demonstrates that this performance change is not very impactful.
When Zilean tries to synergize with Heimerdinger, he gets a marginal improvement in his complete damage output. This may signal that Heimerdinger helps provide cover for him to dish out more damage or that his presence also helps increase the round's duration. Similarly, when Zilean is played together with Heimerdinger on the same side, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees than when he plays without Heimerdinger. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing with Heimerdinger.
Moreover, when Zilean plays with Heimerdinger on the same team, he usually receives a little more damage than when he plays alone. Getting dealt more damage may indicate that Heimerdinger does a poor job of protecting Zilean in teamfights.
There is no one best ally for Zilean that will always be his top synergy. However, Heimerdinger is a below average ally for Zilean. By being on the same team as Zilean, he decreases their win rate by -1.7% to 49.0%. This shows that there is a negative strategic relationship between Zilean and Heimerdinger that allows them to perform not as well together than alone.
Heimerdinger has a greater difficulty than Zilean. That means Zilean players need to be very careful when lining up Heimerdinger teammates to go into battle on the same side as, as they will have to have a greater level of skill to do well with you.
When playing alongside, you will likely observe an overall large increase in your team’s capacity to to do a lot of AP damage. Together, these champs can blast through enemies with magic damage.
Although, by pairing Zilean and Heimerdinger together, you may not be granting your team much anti-tank damage dealing potential. Make sure to pick other champions on your team that offsets this gap in this pairing's kit.
Regardless of the ability of your Heimerdinger ally, you need to focus on increasing your gold income, staying alive by avoiding foolish fights, and clearing objectives. If you follow these simple suggestions, you should do well, regardless.
If you would like to truly master Zilean to synergize with Heimerdinger during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League rounds, you should keep reading to learn additional lessons on this champion pairing. If you listen to the build and tips shown above, you will increase your win rate by a lot.
The best items to prioritize in your Zilean and Heimerdinger synergy build include Shurelya's Battlesong, Solstice Sleigh, and Imperial Mandate. When Zilean incorporated at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better as an ally of Heimerdinger than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Zilean boasted an average winrate of 49.0% helping carry Heimerdinger with these items in his kit.
To have the highest probability of beating your oponents, Zilean players should use the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Waterwalking, Cheap Shot, and Relentless Hunter runes from the Sorcery and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players picked for this champion pairing, this mix of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 49.0% winrate overall.
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