Zilean Build Guide by JustTooKirby
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Hello. I'm sure you're wondering who I am, and what this build is about.
Well, you're not. So just read.
Who is Zilean?
Zilean The Chronokeeper is currently the best AD carry in the game. There is simply no contest. Old men got the style, you know? You know, Kog'Maw, Sivir, Caitlyn, they're all cool and all, but they just don't hold a candle to Zilean, the Chronokeeper. His skills don't even matter, that's how good he is.
I also have theories that Zilean the Chronokeeper has a bit of a crush on Annie the Dark Child, but it hasn't been made canon yet so
- Is Zilean, the Chronokeeper.
If you don't take the rune page I provided you are honestly mentally challenged. There's simply nothing else that fits Zilean, the Chronokeeper better.
Take all the obvious AD carry masteries. Pick up a little bit of defense so you can survive an extra attack or two, you know? You can also go 21/0/9, but since your skills are all useless I don't see the point.
Heightened Learning is his passive. It gives a percentage of extra EXP to all your teammates and yourself. But who cares about your teammates? I honestly would've preferred something like Draw a Bead, but whatever.
Time Bomb this skill disgusts me. Get it out of my face. I refuse to talk about it.
Rewind I don't even know what this does. I think it's supposed to reduce CDs but I never use it.
Time Warp This slows down a teammate and speeds up an enemy. Or at least, I think. I don't really know. It doesn't matter though, Use this in combination with Rewind to make things appear above people's heads.
Chronoshift Worst ult in game. Please buff Riot.
Does it really matter? You'll only be using them to see pretty things appear above people's heads, since they're all equally useless. I max Rewind first because it has a cool name. I take Time Warp next because it's basically like an exhaust, except less cool. Time Bombs are completely useless and can be saved for last. They're still more useful that his ult, Chronoshift which is completely worthless. It just baffles me how they didn't remove it from the game yet and replace it with something useful. Why not just give me an On The Hunt or something, it would serve him so much better.
If you were a really good Zilean, the Chronokeeper, like me, you wouldn't need items. But since I know you're all going to want a list anyway, view the list on the top. Sometimes I like to stack a Atma's Impaler with some Warmog's action, just to get some nice DPS going with some tankyness. Not that you need either of it, you'll be doing more than enough damage without any items.
However, the items as listed will provide you with lots of attack speed and lots of speedy damage. Your Trinity Force procs won't actually do as much as you'd think they would, but it gives you a reason to use your skills, that and it gives a little of everything
Standard carry things. Exhaust for that slow and 1v1 win guarantee, and Cleanse so you won't be focused with CC because you're so OP.
I find Surge to be an ample replacement for Cleanse. However, don't take Flash, it is simply too main stream.
Ideally, you want to go bottom lane with your support. As an AD carry, he doesn't fare well in the mid lane, and cannot function too well solo top because of his lack of tankyness and sustain. Jungle Zilean, the Chronokeeper is entertaining, but lacks viability in real match scenarios.
Anyway, you're going to want a good support. My favorites are Morgana, Ahri, and Xerath, because they'll keep people locked down for you. They also have a decent amount of damage, but you'll be doing most of the work.
Some more viable support partners are Ziggs, Kennen, Renekton, Cassiopeia and Urgot.
Anyway, do the standard things. Last hit like mad, let your support deal with harass and all that, because as Zilean, the Chronokeeper, your harass is weak until you get enough damage to one shot people with your auto attack.
Simple. You don't even need ganks. Tell your jungler to shove his ganks up his anus. That Udyr can go gank mid or something.
Your job after you've, inevitably, won your lane is to go and win other lanes. Simply your presence will cause the tower to implode. It's really that simple. In the case that there's an enemy *****- I mean Janna who can prevent it from imploding for about .05 milliseconds, you can throw a single auto attack at it to cause it to explode. If your other lanes need help... screw them. You're Zilean, the Chronokeeper, your teammates don't matter in this game. That Mordekaiser who says he can carry? He's full of feces. Tell him that he no es numero uno huehuehuehue.
Okay, so team fights should have started happening. That is, if the game actually lasts this long. As soon as you push the first inhibitor, the enemy nexus should just explode to save you the time. But in the case that the nexus isn't so kind, stick with at least one teammate so that you don't have to try as hard, and take on the enemies 2v5. Zilean can easily take down a 1v5, but getting single-handed pentas is just too mainstream.
if you're actually in a teamfight that is 5v5 or 4v5 or w/e, just stand in the back and run around. When an enemy gets below 95% HP, kill it with an auto attack. Simple. In the case things turn bad, which they won't, ult yourself and jump onto the enemy spawning platform with your magic teleportation powers. This will ensure that no one gets the kill.
vs other AD carries.
Ashe: Ashe, the Frost Archer is ez. Just poke her down until she commits suicide. It's pretty simple. Calling her unsavory names over all chat will facilitate the process.
Caitlyn: Caitlyn, the Sheriff of Piltover is quite possibly your most worthy advisary. Why? Because Zilean, the Chronokeeper has the hots for her. She's as ez as Ashe, the Frost Archer, though.
Kog'Maw: Since Kog'Maw, the Mouth of the Abyss is not female, or, we presume it isn't, you can't win over with calling it vulgar names. Instead, insult its mother. That should work just as well. If you can, bring up daddy. That'll really grind its gears.
You know what, why am I even wasting my time? You won't have any trouble against any other AD carries.
It's really that simple.
I hope you enjoyed my Zilean, the Chronokeeper guide. Now leave before I crave human flesh.