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Zilean Build Guide by GIMBEN

AD Zilean... The Undying Carry

By GIMBEN | Updated on May 8, 2012

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Spells:

LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

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Introduction/Summary

THIS GUIDE IS NOT INTENDED FOR SUMMONERS BELOW LEVEL 30 BECAUSE IT EXERCISES SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES THAT ARE ACQUIRED OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME
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Why AD?

Well for one. I had this idea a few weeks ago and I thought I'd give it a go. I played a normal game with two other AD carrys. At the end of the round I had the most kills, AD, AS, and the least amounts of deaths. So how did this work? Well its because Zilean has great abilities to start with, he has a splashing time bomb, a slow, a cooldown reducer, and he brings you back to life! How cool is that! I've been mid a few games with AP Zil, and I end up with about 500 or 600 ability power. So what!!! Why not give him 250 AD, 40% LS and 1.5 AS? He can still have about 200 ability power! My strategy is that you can still have your combo: QWQ, do about 800 magic damage to finish off the 1400 damage you just did with your slow and auto-attacks.
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Items

Well to start you want your boots and health pots or dorans. Mid-game: You'll want to have at least a Zeal, Tabi or Swift Boots, or Merc treads or Sorc Shoes, a blood thirster and a sheen or a malady. Late game: you should aim for A nashors tooth, the bloodthirster, boots, Morrellos, Tri-force or Lich Bane and a Infinity Edge or a Deathcap.
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Masteries

You know, really whatever you think would go with your AD build. Just make sure you do use the right masteries because it can make your game or break it. You would think that these are masteries for Tryndemere or Master Yi, but make sure they go with your build and runes.
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Runes

Just like masteries, runes cost lots of ip so be careful you buy the right ones. With the right ones you can be the AD carry for every game you play
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Pros / Cons

Just like all the other champions and builds and guides, there are pros and cons.

Pros:
Good strong balance of AP burst and AD and lifesteal sustain.
Zilean has a good escaping move so if you have a phantom dancer or Tri force or lichbane your move-speed is really great.
You have the element of surprise because your enemies will think you are crazy.

Cons:
You will most likely be focused late game when they see your "stupid" build.
Without lifesteal you are really squishy and easily targetable.
If you don't build right you will have wasted a lot of gold.
You will either do really good, or really bad... (I personally like the first one better)
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Creeps and Farming

Creeps... You need to farm like your balls are gonna break! You need the gold, and you need it fast. Try to get solo lane(MID) try to stay away from top and support bot(because its boring). So once you convince your team that you can mid(nobody lets Zilean go mid in the first place because they are stupid and they don't know how good he can be with 500 ability power, and also that the fact that he gets increased experience gain) then you must build your AP items first so by the time you get to mid to late game(after the laning phase) people wont yell at you as much and there is much less chance of you to fail. So now that I've covered everythin but the creeps, I will get back to them. If you can, steal your enemies blue buff a few times, it will help you spam your combos to get crazy amounts of kills. You could also use the red buff too if you can get to it with out getting killed first. You will most likely be helpful to the team while Baroning because of your wonderfully increased attack power. Don't steal anyone elses creeps though because they need the just as much as you.
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Team Work

I can't emphasize this enough, you have to be a team player! You can't get a penta-kill by yourself! well... I can :D But seriously, TEAM TEAM TEAM TEAM TEAM!! YOU NEED YOUR TEAM! And your team needs you(only because of your global passive) but its all the same you can make your team or break your team. If you're really negative and you cut people down then you broke your team. If you are positive and not negative, then things might work out for you and your team. Always remember, everyone has bad games sometimes, even you!(but not me 'cause I'm perfect) Stay With your team, because if you get caught out of position then you will get focused and killed like a Mucker Futher!
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Ranked Play

DO NOT USE THIS GUIDE IN RANKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU WILL FEED SO BAD THAT YOUR MOTHER WILL DIE OF TESTICULAR CANCER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS THEN YOU SHOULDN'T BE READING THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!........
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Summary

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AD Zilean... The Undying Carry