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Zilean Build Guide by VeggieDealer

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League of Legends Build Guide Author VeggieDealer

Zilean - OP Support Tick Tick Dead (updated 7-23-11)

VeggieDealer Last updated on September 17, 2011
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Ability Sequence

1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
8
10
12
14
Ability Key W
4
13
15
17
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 21


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Introduction

*I doubt anyone will see this or care but if you're going to rate this please try it a couple of times vs ai and see how you fare before you say "oh this suxorz cuz you did this"* TIA

Zilean is a great champion and not used as much as he should be. He's an excellent support and a good choice if you want to mix up your champ arsenal.

I typically go something like 11-2-10 sometimes better sometimes worse. The main point of this build is stacking which i don't see enough zileans do. They die little and give a lot of assists so stacking is useful!

I doubt this guide will ever be seen but if it is please try it against some bots 2 or three times before deciding it sucks or rocks. Trust me you'll learn that it just works.

I've looked through and tried many guides before deciding I needed to make my own. I had small issues with each one i came across and you'll see there isn't one over a 90 rating, for good reason!

Zilean is all AP and you need a lot of that and survivability if you want to play him right. Most guides focus too much on survivability and not enough on AP and the other portion do it the opposite and focus on AP and not survivability.

I usually get a health potion at first with the tome to help him out. I try to get the soulstealer ASAP due to you getting stacks early. I'll typically have 3-6 before level 7-8 if you're laning well with someone.

The catalyst is needed to give him an hp/mp boost because he's pretty darn squishy and that's why i go for the rod of ages and soul shroud before getting the rest of the AP items.

I've tried the build with doran's ring but i find that you do better stacking AP than getting an item you'll just need to get rid of later.

The skill sequence doesn't matter a ton just max timebomb and rewind asap.

GLHF


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Early Game

Zilean is all about pissing the enemy laners off. He does this very well and they tend to make mistakes or to push more than they should because they hate him. Just be a pest and you'll out level them and pwn them.


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Later/Mid Game

Try to get the blue buff as often as possible as it really helps!


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Farming

Typically i like to farm by setting a bomb on a minion that is about to die and he will kill those around him. or double bombing late game about 4 minions apart if you're cleaning up a lane you want to spread the bombs so that they will kill the minion with the other bomb and do larger AOE.


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Pros / Cons

As much as you may want to zilean never pwns. he is a great support unit and sometimes i've done 17/1/20+ and controlled the map with him but you never go into a battle thinking "i'm going to ace that group of ninny's!"

He's extremely squishy at start and you need to be careful.

Essentially he's great at pissing someone off because they hate getting bombed. He's also good at scaring someone into dropping levels at the beginning because they have to go back so much. (even tanks)


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Creeping / Jungling

I'll find myself needing to go and get the blue buff around level 10-12 helps me stay in the battles longer.


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Unique Skills

His ult is very useful in certain circumstances. tower diving around level 6 to kill someone just to revive yourself is great fun!

Some useful tactics include:

  • Going up front in a team fight and getting them to focus you and reviving yourself. they've used a lot of abilities and are on cooldown so your team can ace.
  • baiting by your tower with low health then slowing them and casting ult on self easy kill
  • double bombing is extremely useful. basically stack two bombs on a single target by using reweind the first explodes and the second does damage in a few seconds.
  • late game spam rewind and spam your ultimate. If you have the blue buff you're invincible.


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Summary

Sorry but i'm going to repost my introduction twice because why the hell do i need to write more. what are you guys missing to use this guy after all of that? I have to get this stupid guide above 5000 chars :/


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Introduction repost (sry)

I typically go something like 11-2-10 sometimes better sometimes worse. The main point of this build is stacking which i don't see enough zileans do. They die little and give a lot of ***its so stacking is useful!

I doubt this guide will ever be seen but if it is please try it against some bots 2 or three times before deciding it sucks or rocks. Trust me you'll learn that it just works.

I've looked through and tried many guides before deciding I needed to make my own. I had small issues with each one i came across and you'll see there isn't one over a 90 rating, for good reason!

Zilean is all AP and you need a lot of that and survivability if you want to play him right. Most guides focus too much on survivability and not enough on AP and the other portion do it the opposite and focus on AP and not survivability.

I usually get a health potion at first with the tome to help him out. I try to get the soulstealer ASAP due to you getting stacks early. I'll typically have 3-6 before level 7-8 if you're laning well with someone.

The catalyst is needed to give him an hp/mp boost because he's pretty darn squishy and that's why i go for the rod of ages and soul shroud before getting the rest of the AP items.

I've tried the build with doran's ring but i find that you do better stacking AP than getting an item you'll just need to get rid of later.

The skill sequence doesn't matter a ton just max timebomb and rewind asap.