Build Guide by Chaotic Bliss
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Zilean is one of the best support champs EVER!! Speed buff/debuff, Rez spell, insane CDR, AND an AoE dmg spell. Here is the Chaotic spin on Zilean. Great support, but massive dmg output.
Masteries & Summoner Spells
More or less the basic caster set up. Only Ive taken Improved Ignite.
Speaking of Imp Ignite, that brings me to summoner spells. I have taken and These will help with mobility and dmg. You cant beat porting in, lighting someone on fire, than strapping a time-bomb to them... I mean that just insane. Not to mention that, with his passive and the XP boost from Utility, he gains 13% more XP. And if your team goes into Utility, than they will have it too. Just another edge Zilean gives to the team.
When I play Support, I like to play offensive Support. I like to support with dmg. I still throw my support skills where they are needed, but I like to blow stuff up. for that reason, I take 3/5 . This is his bread and butter. This makes things a lot easier for him. He can farm creep waves, get that last hit on champs, and harassing is always soooo much fun. As much as I love to blow the hell out of things, I like his other skills too.
NOTE: This can be cast on your minions as well. You can make people pay for trying to last hit minons. Its always fun to bait like that.
is another great thing about him. The buff/debuff is great for chasing escaping, positioning for some champs, etc. When it comes to making things crazy, Zilean is your man.
His ult, Crono Shift, is one of the best things ever. You grant extra life to someone, and its Awesome. Changes a team fight really fast.
is a nice spell, but I only need one rank of this. Its a great spell though. Can be a life saver.
Again I like to play Dmg Support, and my runes are set for that.
Marks, glyphs, and Quintessences are all Mpen. The more you have of this early game is devastating. With only one dmging skill, there is a lot of power in these runes. It will get kills, and set up for them.
Seals are AP per LvL. Having that passive AP gain is always fun. Stronger bombs as you LvL up. Love that logic.
NOTE: Mana regen and mana regen per LvL runes are helpful too.
is one of the best items for a support champ IMO. I mean assist or kill you get power. With the delay on , you will get kills easily so this is a viable item. Not to mention if you get the stacks fast, you will be doing more dmg at early LvLs.
is a great item for Zilean since mana can be an issue with his spamming of skills. Its a nice item, and is cheap to make. So if you are getting those last hits on champs and are farming effectively, than you will be good to go. Spamming skills will have little down time, and you can have longer time in the lane.
is a personal fav, and its great for engaging. It makes committing to Zilean dangerous. Ill explain later.
is another great item. Being able to slow with is nice, but with the spamming, this will make sure that they cant get away. Not to mention the health and AP are nice too.
is the icing on the cake. It gives great AP, and a survival tool. You get to be safe for a few seconds, and you can have a second life. This item will help you a lot since with your dmg output and CC abilites, you will be focused.
are what I use. I like to see big numbers when my bombs go off.
There are other items that you can use for survival, like and gaurdian angel. But if you have great mates, you wont need them lol. I find that having catalyst the protector is a great item to have. You can upgrade it, but you dont have to. You can use it for its passive, than sell it when you need it. Mid or late game is when you sell it.
Early game is one of the best times with this build. You will be doing insane dmg and if you can time just right, you will get off screen kills lol. Make sure to support the team though. Speed buffs can save someone from a death. You might be wanting to get stacks for Mejai's, but you need to support your team. Play aggressive, not greedy. You are too squishy to play greedy.
You should be doing well if you are playing smart. and should be done by now. Or close to being done. You will be doing well on stacks, and your lane should be doing well too. With the harassment and farming power you will need to be careful here. Things will be getting rough since you will be lighting people up. Loads of off screen kills too. Its a great feeling to have when they run and than they rage at you lol. You will want to start Tele-ganking too. make sure that your team is getting wards. That will help you get around the map.
You will be making a pest of your-self here. You will make team fights easier on your team and again farming will be easy. You will also want to keep up with your Tele-ganking. If you play as a support and care for your team, they will care for you. Play smart not greedy.
1v1 & Jungling
I said Id explain why people would be cautious to commit to you, and here is why. When it comes to 1v1, Zilean isnt the best, but your items will make you a threat. Startking with >>>> to run or slow> to get the kill. There is so much burst in that short amount of time. Its crazy. Plus if you think you will die, you have and to help you out.
Jungling is easy if you do it right. Get some AP and . You will want to be careful with this though. You are squishy so take care. Once you are LvL 2, you can bomb spam. Grabbing some health pots just to make sure you make it. If you wanna junlge, you need mana regen runes so you dont have to stop and recall so much.
Ganking & Team pushing
Ganking is always fun. With your bomb spamming combo you will keep the target slowed and when its time for you will have it up. Make sure to Ult the right people. If your Carries are getting focused, make sure that they get this. But dont waste your ult. If your carry isnt doing well, find someone that will make an impact on the gank. You can easily counter gank if you Ult the right person.
Team Pushes are like ganking. Bomb spam the focus or put one on two different people to increase the AoE. You will speed up or slow down accordingly, and them same with the ult. One bad choice can break the push. Choose well.
Friends & Enemies
Since you are a Support you need a meat shield
Meat Shields , , are some good ones. Most tank or bulky DPS are great for you.
Enemies heavy DPS kills Zilean easy. But with smart play you wont have any issues.