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Zilean Build Guide by TwitchTV Sarodag

Support [11.24] Zilean Still God CCer support. [English/Español]

Support [11.24] Zilean Still God CCer support. [English/Español]

Updated on December 21, 2021
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Runes: CC God

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Glacial Augment
Magical Footwear
Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight

Gathering Storm

+8 ability haste
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


1 2
LoL Summoner Spell: Exhaust


LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


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Champion Build Guide

[11.24] Zilean Still God CCer support. [English/Español]

By TwitchTV Sarodag
About me:

Greetings! I've been playing since Season 1 (2010). I am a semi-professional coach and main support who has peaked challenger in season 8 in Latin America South server. My average elo has been Diamond II


Here are some of my best Zilean plays. I generally stream in Spanish. Sorry for no embedded clips.


Reasons why I like playing Zilean:


If you wish to contact me, feel free to do so:


Pros and Cons // Ventajas y Desventajas
  • Really easy to punish if caught in a bad position.
  • Really squishy. Zilean could easily die from AoE or poke damage.
  • It takes a good amount of practice to get used to Zilean's range regarding Time Bomb Rewind Time Bomb combo.
  • It generally takes good reflexes and timing to make good use of Chronoshift
  • Long CDs in the early game, which forces Zilean to use his resources well.

Runes and masteries
CC God

The aim of this build is to be a CC God, so we need Glacial Augment with Everfrost.

I prioritise scaling and as much CDR as I can get with Transcendence and Cosmic Insight to reduce Summoner's spells CDR as well as Everfrost CDR.

Honorable mentions:
Mythic item Shurelya's

The aim of these runes and masteries is to compensate general lack of mobility from your team. Therefore, Shurelya's Battlesong as the mythic item choice.

Font of Life is mandatory with Shurelya's Battlesong due to the fact allies that autoattack enemies CCed by Zilean gain 25% movement speed for 1.5 seconds because of Shurelya's Battlesong

Bone Plating is also great to counter the major Zilean weakness: STAIRSSSS! Sorry I mean burst damage.

Laning phase // Fase de líneas
General laning

I suggest buying Relic Shield to play safe and secure gold for your carry and for yourself.
Remember to use Time in a Bottle to push for an even earlier level 2 or 3. This could catch the enemy laners off guard.

Laning against poke

You should probably buy Spellthief's Edge and attempt to poke back to release pressure from your ADC. Versus Soraka or Nami you will have a very difficult time coming on top of the trade. I suggest trying to stay as healthy as possible and seeking the opportunity for an all-in.

Laning against hard engage tanks

Your best option is most probably to play safe, using Stealth Ward to deny ganks or support's rotations. If your ADC is engaged, try to counter by using Time Bomb Rewind Time Bomb combo to zone or stun the enemy carry. If unavailable, try to Time Warp the enemy ADC or your own ADC.


Zilean is great at avoiding or setting ganks thanks to Time Warp. If possible, try to Time Warp the closest enemy to greatly reduce its movespeed. It will make it really easy to stun using Time Bomb Rewind Time Bomb combo. Another possibility is to assist our jungler by giving him speed boost using Time Warp


Thanks to Time Warp Zilean can be great at rotating and assisting the jungle to get rift scuttler . However, you will want to avoid extended fights as Zilean's cooldowns are immense in the early game.


General gameplay

At this stage you should have Everfrost and Ionian Boots of Lucidity. You may use Mobility Boots to easily rotate and be difficult to catch out of position, but I really prefer the extra CDR from Ionian Boots of Lucidity.


You will want to play safely by being behind your team. Even behind your ADC. The more gold an ally has, the better the value of Chronoshift, so you do NOT want to be caught and forced to use it on yourself.

Everfrost and Glacial Augment

There are different ways to make the use of Everfrost effective:
  • As an engaging tool on an isolated target which is out of position. Everfrost + Time Warp + Time Bomb Rewind Time Bomb + Time Warp equals a pretty much dead enemy. Deader than Heroes of Newerth in fact.
  • A hard AoE slow during a teamfight. Especially effective versus serveral tanks/bruisers.
  • A great disengage tool to avoid chasers in a lost fight.
Making use of Chronoshift

Again, you will want to use Chronoshift on the HIGHEST value target. However, it is situational:
  • Is your Chronoshift target so out of position it would endanger your *** err I mean beautifully stacked Mejai's to save him? Then consider avoiding that target.
  • Is your Chronoshift target really behind in terms of gold? Then I suggest using Chronoshift on someone else.
  • Is your Chronoshift target a tank that is about to die in an already won fight? Then Chronoshift him and deny gold for the enemy team.


At this point, most of the gameplay has already been covered. However, there are a few suggestions to consider:
  • Avoid showing yourself unless you know where all enemies are positioned. At this point in the game, chances are the enemy knows how annoying Zilean is and they will do everything to deny your Chronoshift. So keep yourself safe. Make your team aware of the fact they have to kite towards you to make it easier for you to Chronoshift Time Warp them.
  • Use Time Bomb to check brushes before getting close to them. (This can also apply to early and mid game)
  • Coordinate resources. Consider saving Chronoshift if your target has Zhonya's Hourglass or any invulnerability/damage prevention ability such as: Rappel Sanguine Pool, among other abilities that could negate your Chronoshift's value.
  • Time in a Bottle Solo laners to help them get level 16 for level 3 ultimate.



Despite taking some skill to master Zilean, he is very fun to play. So, I suggest playing him and enjoying his crazy amount of CC.

I will try my best to edit this guide with more relevant information, so remember to check it often.

Thank you very much for reading this guide. All comments, questions and suggestions are more than welcome! :)

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