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Zilean Build Guide by rAtztAr

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League of Legends Build Guide Author rAtztAr

~ ZILEAN ~ Smoker on Patrol

rAtztAr Last updated on October 1, 2011
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Team 1

Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
3
8
10
12
13
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 21


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Shizznitzz


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Introduction

Zilean is a fantastic game controller, since in true fact Zilean can choose if he wants to control life or if he wants to control deaths.

Since my builds is based on APMIX (AP &CD reductons) and Supportive (mostly cd red) makes Zilean to an mage with endless possibilitys.


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Pros / Cons

+ Great, and I mean great nuker and harasser early game
+ He is able to go solo without any problems, or should not be any problems.
+ Quick cooldowns lategame wich make you and your team more extendable in team fights.
+ Superb since the Time Warp is both able to make your teammates raise their movement speed and if you target an enemy you make them an easy prey for your teammates.

- Zilean is very vurnerable early game, startin with 457hp at begin, wich means that if you face an enemy like Cassiopeia solomid you might have problems with the poison.
- Zilean has weak armor, and is often targeted first in team fights.
- Zilean has hard to get carried since he only have 1 damage ability.
- When Zilean is out of mana he is kind of worthless since the abilitys consumes lots of mana.


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Build 1:

Im focusing for making damage and get strong ap before i end with a bit cd reduction. You'll notice that i'll make the reverse on my support page.

I dont have much to comment since its all stable and good build.
Works for ranked gameplay.
The manaproblem is fixed with arcangel staff


NOTICE: The rune build is not the same as build 2, either the masteries.


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Build 2:

This is an supportive build, if you consider my pros and cons you'll might experience that Zilean aint that good lategame with his dps. So its good to get to choose between the life and death combination.

Manaproblem is fixed
Quick CD's that makes your team longlasting, in fact you can say 6 people every fight. If you get really fed up with assists and manage to buy all these items below you might be "7" people in a team fight.

NOTICE: the runes is not the same as build 1, either the masteries is it


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The PRE-SPELLS

Flash day in day out, never gets tired of it.
It saves your *** lots of times, nothing more to say.

BUILD 1:
Ignite, since the bombs makes so huge damage early game, attach a ignite for a sure kill.

BUILD 2:
Clarity, endless mana, what else to say.


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Tips and tricks.

I aint much for an explainer for exactly HOW to play Zilean, since I'm lazy guide creator. I assume you got a bit of game experiences.

Timed bombs:
First of all you focus placing them on the enemy, but if you cant reach the enemy you can priority other things.
1. Place the bombs on the closest minion to the enemy that is near to die. Place the bomb and use autoattack. Since the timebomb works with that either the time run out at the bomb or the carrier of the bomb dies.
2. Send bombing decoys! Let your minions be your little postmen that carries bombs.

Rewind:
This is an excellent ability for nuking early game. Place the bomb on the enemy, and use rewind! The bomb CD is now reloaded and you can place it again.
(Notice! A evul player that wants to killsteal a bit (ssh) place a bomb, and when enemy is on low health, place another one. Since the bomb cant stack, it exploades if the carrier is already attached by a bomb.

Time Warp:
This you can use for escaping or making and enemy a easy pray for your team.
Nothing much to comment, if you know how Nunu's ability work, its almost the same, just that you can place the "boost" on your enemy that slows them down.


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Chapter 7

Im lazy, sorry but if you got questions or comments you can find me on East servers as "kinzu godlike".

Comment and ill consider thank you all.