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Zilean Build Guide by Hotrod08
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My name is Hotrod08(NA), and I am a Diamond IV Support player coming out of Season 7. Zilean was one of the first champions I ever played in the game (mid and support).
While I don't pick Zilean very often as a Support champion, he fills a very clear niche that is very fun to mess with and with the right team comp, can be very deadly.
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Our items are based around giving Zilean the ability to spam his abilities later in the game as well as giving as much team utility as possible.
-Arcane Comet: Provides poke in-lane and increases Zilean's damage rotation.
-The Ultimate Hat: Gets Zilean's ultimate so low, that in late game, it is usable every 30 seconds.
-Transcendence: 10% CDR when reaching level 10. Gives extra AP if you go over 40%
-Scorch: Adds poke damage in-lane
Secondary Path: Inspiration
-Biscuit Delivery: Provides sustain in-lane as well as permanent mana.
-Magical Footwear: Free boots @10m mark, +10 extra movement speed. Can be switched with Cosmic Insight, personal preference.
-Start off with Ancient Coin, your 3 Health Pots and your Trinket
-Upgrade your coin into Nomad's Medallion for the extra money income, get a Tear of the Goddess for your mana sustain, finally get a Sightstone and a control ward to get better vision.
-Talisman of Ascension: Provides durability and movement speed for allies.
-Ruby Sightstone: Good amount of health as well as wards.
-Redemption: Gives Zilean some healing for teamfights.
Situational After Core:
-Locket of the Iron Solari: Provides durability and team-wide shielding
-Mikael's Crucible: Get if enemy has high CC. Also gives MR.
-Zhonya's Hourglass: Provides durability, AP, and a stasis effect.
-Upgrade your Tear into Archangel's Staff when appropriate.