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Zilean Build Guide by Defensivity1
Defensivity's S9 AP Kleptomancy Zilean GuideBy Defensivity1 | Updated on August 28, 2019
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Runes: Runes choice 1
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+8 Magic Resist
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order How to level up skills
Threats & Synergies
You have no way to get away from pyke, even with exhaust he can kill you very early on as zilean is very squishy
She can easily engage on to you every time you attempt to poke the enemy adc with your q or auto attacks to proc kleptomancy off of your q when engaged on by leona you will most likely die to the enemy adc before level 6
Dont get hooked, always stay behind minions and be very carefull of blitzcrank deciding to invade, and dont be in fog of war (where you have no vision) because if you get hooked once and he has anyone with him ur respawning in 30.
If you are against an ap shaco support this is a very bad matchup for you, his boxes poke you easily stay away from the brushes in botlane and be carefull when roaming to not hit any of the boxes as shaco can easily follow up or you hit a second box causing you to die.
Dont get hit by her bind, and her blackshield can make you unable to slow her with your e or damage her with your bomb and can even make it so you cant stun her or her adc.
Dont walk near the seeds on the ground she puts down, she is just annoying to play around, but if ur not going where you arent supposed to go you should be fine
He does a lot of damage if he mananges to hit you, be carefull to not get poked down too much in lane.
Volibear support is really good against you, dont be within his melee range so he cant flip you, and use your e to make sure he cant get to you and then you should be fine.
Be carefull to not get poked down too much against a ziggs support
Lucian and zilean go together very well as your movementboost makes him able to position himselve better making it so he doesnt need to e to reposition, but he could use it for that purpose together with your e to create more distance or to engage easyer or better or quicker.
If you ever manange to stun someone with your q w q tristana can most certainly do the remaining amount of their hp bar very quickly.
Her w slow makes it easyer for you to land your Q>w>Q stun allowing for a quick kill if she has her ultimate ready, very easy to keep an ashe safe with your e and ultimate aswell.
Her traps make it easy for you to land your stun (Q>W>Q) if an enemy walks in to one of them
Has a lot of damage, if you stun someone she can ult and its a free kill.
Just as with lucian, your e makes him able to be even safer and engage even more quickly or aggressively he has a lot of synergy with zilean.
A lot of AoE damage with her q the poke together with your bombs will add up to a very big amount, you can e her so she can engage quicker when fed aswell.
Not the best adc for zilean but you can make it work.
Your stun can make it very easy for varus to land qs or to have enemies cced by his ultimate afther, you have a lot of synergy with varus as you can make the laning phase very safe for him.
Her stun together with your stun make for an easy quick kill with no possible counterplay, i put her as 4 because she will probably get nerfed very soon.
Has his own movementspeed boost on top of yours, allowing nobody to really outrun the draven, your stun makes him able to do multiple attacks on an enemy guaranteeing kills and making him very difficult to outperform for enemies.
Champion Build Guide
if your adc refuses to group afther you have taken the t1 turret in botlane feel free to leave him alone there on his own risk.
you should really be looking to group but do not take any minions as taking the minions can really set your laners behind or make them unable to purchase their next big item powerspike.
You dont want to be a burden to your team so be respectfull to them and let them have the gold
Well, Scorch simply gives you a bit better poke in lane allowing your adc to all in enemies quicker even though zilean himselve already has good poke if he lands some Q's
Transcendance gives Cdr at level 10. adds scaling through converting cooldown reduction to ap.
Yes it is a good item, but ur a support and its also very expensive to buy aswell, most of the time you wont even get to that point in to a game that you could afford a deathcap and an elixer.
And No this item being expensive is not a reason for you to take cs or gold from your laner what you can do however is q w q the enemy jungeler's raptor camp and hope its up.
this will give you a little more gold income and deny the enemy jungeler the small raptors.
and even against bad matchups or ranged matchups, when you stun someone you could proc kleptomancy off of them and it will add up in to the mid-late game.
zilean can give his adc movementspeed with his e, zilean can reduce his q and e cooldown with his w zilean's ultimate has a low cooldown lategame allowing you to use it very soon afther it having safed one of your allies.
and so there are some things like landing your stun that might be a bit more difficult as zilean.
knowing when to ult someone, here is where experience comes in but once you know these things and get good at landing the stuns he will outdo any other ap support in utility or damage.
if you care about getting honored by ur teammates zilean is the perfect champion for you to play as support.