Zac Build Guide by IKillDeadPeople
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Zac- the Bouncing Blob of Deat
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Hello, I have been playing Zac literally since the first 5 minutes he was out. I waited a few weeks for him. This is my first guide so I probably will be changing a few things as time goes on. As far as I know this is the first Zac guide, follow it and you should be at the top of every game! I am not a big fan of jungling Zac, personally I prefer top laning. He's new so if you guys have any suggestions leave a comment! I will be sure to read and respond:) Good luck, hope this helps.
Zac is the product of a Zaun experiment to manufacture a hexchem-engineered supersoldier – the Zaun Amorphous Combatant. Combining brute strength with limitless flexibility, he is a versatile juggernaut: a creative fighter who bounces over obstacles and pounds his foes into submission. Though he was created inside a weapons laboratory, Zac was rescued and adopted by two loving parents who raised him to be a kind and friendly child. As the years passed, he grew up to be a fierce hero, sworn to protect the ordinary, everyday people of Zaun.
Long ago, two Zaun scientists developed an organic substance that could withstand extreme conditions, spontaneously alter its biological structure, and generate tremendous amounts of kinetic force. As the scientists, husband and wife, watched the prototype grow from a spoon-sized droplet to a small blob, they noticed that their creation would respond to their presence. It sprung forward when they called and bounced when they sang. The couple began to see more than an experiment; they saw a small child, filled with affection and joy.
After testing the prototype one evening, the scientists placed the blob back in its cage. It slouched and shuddered in the corner, inconsolably sad. At that moment, the couple realized that their beloved creation wished for a free life outside the lab. They were struck by their conscience and could not allow the prototype to be used as a weapon. The husband and wife fled with the young blob, replacing its weapon designation – Zaun Amorphous Combatant – with a proper name: Zac. In a quiet neighborhood far from the cities of Zaun, the scientists raised Zac as their own child.
Zac was always different from the other children. None had his powers of strength and flexibility, so the couple taught him to tell right from wrong and to use his gifts responsibly. Thanks to the care and affection of his loving parents, Zac lived a peaceful, happy childhood.
That childhood ended when the Zaun laboratory finally found Zac. Unable to replicate the formula used to create the amorphous prototype, the laboratory’s staff never stopped searching for the scientists and their experiment. When they tracked down the family, they threatened to tear it apart. The staff abducted Zac’s parents and demanded that the couple assist in his capture and return. Seized by the fear of losing his freedom and his parents, Zac unleashed every ounce of his raw energy and mass for the very first time. He subdued his parents’ captors, sent the laboratory’s workers fleeing, and brought his loved ones home. From then on, Zac vowed to defend all ordinary lives threatened by extraordinary treachery and wickedness. Originally built to destroy, he now protects the innocent and the helpless.
“Even if you don’t have a spine, you still have to stand up for yourself.” -- Zac
Runes are very important early game as you all know. As Zac, AP runes and Magic Pen runes are a MUST. Get them. Experiment for yourself and see what combos you like. Post what works for you!
Zac is a Tanky AP with high support potential. Check the picture above, but you will be running a standard 9 offense 21 defense mastery page. The 9 offense points should be in AP places, and the defense should be in health as much as possible.
Zac is new. I've been playing as many builds as I can with him to see what works.
Morellonom Elastic Slingshot has a very long cooldown. With the morellonom your reductions at rank 5 will be fairly short, just what you need for ganking. Plus the AP is a bonus. You dont need the regen though.
Rylais Honestly one of the best items in the game for Zac. Health and AP, plus a slow. He needs one because he is a relatively slow champion.
Warmogs I am not a fan of warmogs on Zac, but hey if youre a die hard fan of warmogs on tanks use it! whatever works for you!
SunfireNot a bad choice, but not a high priority in my eyes.
Guardian Angel Another life? Yes please. This stacks with Cell Divide. So if your Cells don't all make it, you get an extra life! This gives enough time for your team to help you and save your butt.
Thornmail Going top your going to have a lot of AD coming at you, Why not give it back to them?
Deathfire Viable option but Id take Deathcap over this, unless I need CR.
Hourglass Use if you really need armor and are good with the active, if not I personally do not recommend it.
*** These are just some basic items up for use!!! This guide is just to give some ideas. Go off of the fact he uses AP for all his abilities and he has high base health. Stay away from mana giving items, its just wasting your money.***
Cell Division (Passive): When any of Zac’s abilities hit an enemy, a piece of him falls to the ground. Zac can pick up fallen pieces to recover health. When Zac dies he splits into four blobs. These fragments will attempt to reform over a short duration. If any survive, Zac revives with a percentage of his maximum health based on the number of remaining blobs. - This skill is very useful. Your blobs heal more than your Abilities cost in health. The blobs also have high health and are difficult to kill at a low level. Think of it as a second chance and free health regen.
Stretching Strike: Zac throws a two-handed punch that deals damage and slows targets in a line. Your main damage dealer, use it a lot. You can clear minions very quickly and it has a short cooldown or use it whenever you are low on health. It costs less health than it gives back.
Unstable Matter: Zac’s body explodes outward, dealing flat damage to surrounding enemies. Enemies struck also take damage based on their maximum health. I do not like this skill, it doesnt do that much damage, it does but its not high up on my priority list. Try and see where it falls on yours. Great for jungling if thats what you like.
Elastic Slingshot: Zac is immobilized as he charges up a dash toward the target location. The range of Elastic Slingshot increases up to a cap as Zac charges the ability. Zac then fires himself towards the target location, damaging and stunning all nearby enemies upon landing. THIS IS THE SKILL THAT MAKES ZAC A GANKER. This skill is great. I will post pictures showing where you can jump. You can jump over almost anything in the game. HIGH COOLDOWN. Use only when necessary. Escapes or to initiate.
Let’s Bounce: Zac bounces into the air, immediately knocking up, slowing and damaging nearby enemies. Once airborne, he bounces three times, dealing damage with each impact. A very strong ultimate. My favorite combo is to use Slingshot, unstable matter, Stretch strike, then Let's bounce and follow it up with Ignite while bouncing. It works almost everytime!
***Will be adding how the skills scale and the Ap percents soon***
Try to farm as much as possible. Your Q and W do a decent amount of damage to minions. You also have a very high base attack damage. Use it to last hit and pick up a few kills here and there. Your items cost a lot, but being Zac and the fact that hes new, people dont know how to defend against him. Use this to your advantage.
This will be an every growing list updated whenever I or you the readers play against a different champion. Send me a message or something and I will add it to the guide. Help the community.
Heimerdinger-9/10 mid lane. His turrets do a lot of damage. Overall he is an underated champ.
Karthus- 4/10 more annoying than anything, just make sure when you jump in he doesnt have his AOE
Leona 3/10 you can kill her easily.
Lux-5/10 not a hard lane, just make sure you avoid her spells. Move lateral.
Nocturne 6/10 in lane 8/10 if hes jungling. He can gank just as well as you!
Quinn and Valor
Talon- 7/10 Pain in the butt with silences.
Teemo- 6/10 Not a good sign, he will blind and harass you all game. Winable though.
Volibear- 7/10 Hes a tank too, you need good teammates to support you.
Zac- ?/10 Lets hope your build is better!
Overall, Zac is a very hard to play champion. I hope this guide helped at least a bit. Its a new guide and its my first. Give me feedback, I will most certainly listen. In addition, remeber that what works for me might not work for you. You cant deny though that Zac has lots of potential and is AP and also a tank. He is very versatile and I hope you like him as much as I do. Leave any comments or concerns below.