Zac Build Guide by xKING64x
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AP Tanky Jungle
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Why Zac Jungle?
Zac is the definition of a jungler, naturally tanky, quick clears, and that ult is just nasty. He is NOT a laner let me get this as clear as possible..his ratio's are just to low to exhange with top tier champions. Of course every now and then he will face someone gimmicky and win, but why risk it when he's so much better in the jungle?
Zac has so much CC and natural tankiness that he can be the main tank of your team. He causes so much chaos in a team fight that people will NOT know who to focus and by that time your team has cleaned up the rest.
This is a very simple task to accomplish, simply when the globs fall, in between auto attack animation's run over and pick it up, simple as that! BUT Don't waste to much time grabbing these blobs as it may back fire.
In a 1v1 situation, you can win the fight by staying calm and picking up these globs while still using abilities.
Donot go out of position trying to pick them up however, just like a draven axe, it could get you killed.
Pros / Cons
-Way to Much CC
-Bursty with items
-Quick Clear/counter jungle times
-OP Get away
-Ult causes teams to scatter and panic
-High CDS without items
-Can't 1v1 early well, susceptible to counter jungling
-Needs items to do damage
-Passive has long CD
When going for a gank, place your E slightly behind a target so when they try to back up they will get knocked up and follow it with a Q
As well you can smite while mid air with his E
With his ult donot forget you can W when bouncing, this add's alot more damage to an already amazing spell.
Spells- Why flash?
For awhile i tried out different spells, however i found that flash is the best as sometimes in a team fight people try to get out of your ult, and flashing causes you to get right back in there face and get that extra/CC damage off your team needs to get the kill.
Other summoner's are good early but late game youre really not going to be using exhaust/ignite/tele because 1. You have a slow. 2. You shouldn't be igniting as jungler 3. Youre already super mobile and should be heading somewhere to gank if theyre needing it.
Skill Sequence/What to level first
After you E to gank, follow it with a Q to get the slow and an immediate W for the burst, repeat the combo, remember your E doesnt always have to be full charged, if katarina is ulting, just charge it slighty and cancel that thing.
After 6, try to get your E to level 2 asap then continue with your Q/W, that E reduction will allow you to gank more often and move around the jungle faster causing faster clear time.
Items-Why so much AP
Zac is already a natural tank, and honestly when you show up fights don't last that long because of your CC and damage (if you build it). If you don't build damage, youre going to be useless besides your E/R CC.
Spirit Visage- Personally i find it to be lacking behind all of zack's other items because he's already so tanky and in a team fight youre not going to be walking around trying to heal, its just weak compared to others. As well the CDR just isn't worth it compared to the other AP tanky items.
Rylais- Why wouldn't you? It has health, a slow, and AP, it's basically screaming Zac's name. That slow when ulting is so nasty in team fights, it just makes even more CC to what you already have going. (DONT FORGET TO W WHEN YOU ULT! :D)
Abyssal- Again perfect for Zac, a tanky AP item that reduces MR when nearby..which you will be all the time.
CDR VS PEN BOOTS- Zac's abilities are on decent CDs, so that extra CDR is going to help alot with everything throughout the game, personally i find it pulling ahead.
Jungle Route/Counter Jungling
Start Wolves and try to get a decent leash as Zac has a slow clear until 2 (So close yet so far away)
Blue Helps with the CD, call for a smiteless then rush to red and take it.
At 3 i tend to gank mid/whichever red side youre on, unless everyone's doing fine then i immediatly go to wraiths.
Try to get atleast 2 wards into there jungle at your first B, then pay attention to where they are going.
See volibear red side? Go counter wolves, see him blue? Go take hits big golem/big wraith/red buff.
keep these up and they will get so far behind because of zacs crazy mobility.
Lore (For that 5000 Moba fire ****)
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
Try to line up your CC with other's when ganking, i typically always intitate since my E is a knock back then go from there, you can easily change the tide of battle with your skills being lined up correctly
Zac IS a game changer.
Following this guide will cause you to wreak havoc upon your enemies and ultimatly carry your team to victory. He is a Tier 1 jungler easily and can hang with the big boys. Learn him early and it will allow you to throw teams off who normally donot play against good zacs
Remember, practice makes perfect! Goodluck