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Zilean Build Guide by lkycch

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FUN BUILDS! - Zilean (MID) [振謙]

By lkycch | Updated on February 24, 2020
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Glacial Augment
Magical Footwear
Minion Dematerializer
Cosmic Insight

Presence of Mind
Legend: Tenacity

+1-10% CDR (lvls 1-18)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)


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LoL Summoner Spell: Exhaust


LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


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Win 53%
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Champion Build Guide

FUN BUILDS! - Zilean (MID) [振謙]

By lkycch
1) Why Play Zilean in the Mid Lane?
- Zilean synergises well with any team comp because he is literally, a walking GA!

- He specialises in utility in the form of speed boosts and slows, coupled with powerful waveclear.

- The Mid lane is all about shoving in the wave and roaming, in order to create pressure all around the map. Zilean is definitely capable of doing this, making him a strong mid lane champion.

- Despite all the bad matchups you’ve got thanks to your weak early game, Zilean always comes out strong during teamfights and truly shines when you make perfectly timed saves with your ultimate.

2) Laning Tips Back to Top
In order to play Zilean Mid effectively and gain some sweet winstreaks in solo Q, you must relax and respect your opponents. Your objective is to win the game, not your lane.

Zilean is a weak laner and can't possibly compete with the meta mid laners. However, you're simply using the minions in the mid lane as an excuse to farm gold to buy waveclear.

After Level 5, it takes one Q+W+Q combo to clear the backline caster minions. This is the fastest way to push before Level 7. You will need to rely on your minions to lower the health of the melee minions, or lure them into your turret.

After Level 7, it takes one Q+W+Q combo to clear the frontline minions and bring caster minions down to single autos.

After Level 9, it takes one Q+W+Q combo to clear an entire wave of minions, except large Cannon minions:
1. Walk up to the wave, approaching the first three melee minions
2. Melee minions start bunching together horizontally
3. Q+W+Q the melee minion in the middle
4. Run away from the wave horizontally
5. As the caster minions catch up to the melee minions whilst they're stunned, the bomb explodes, clearing the entire wave

You can also wait till your opponent pushes the wave first:
1. As they last hit your final minion, throw out a Q+W+Q on the ground.
2. Let the enemy minions walk up to the bombs.
3. The melee minions get stunned and the caster minions catch up, getting cleared.

3) Summoner Spells Explained Back to Top


EXHAUST + FLASH when you're up against Assassins like Katarina, Fizz, Talon etc.

BARRIER + FLASH when you're up against poke mages like Vel'Koz, Xerath, Ziggs etc.
4) Runes Explained Back to Top


GLACIAL AUGMENT - Makes your GLP slow stronger!

MAGICAL FOOTWEAR - Free Boots at 12 minutes so you can rush important items instead.

MINION DEMATERIALIZER - You don't need to waste bombs anymore last hitting the cannon minion in the early laning phase

COSMIC INSIGHT - 45% CDR and more CDR on your summs, perfect!

PRESENCE OF MIND - Free mana for helping out your teammates? Woohoo!

LEGEND: TENACITY - More Tenacity just by farming? Super!
League of Legends Build Guide Author lkycch
lkycch Zilean Guide
FUN BUILDS! - Zilean (MID) [振謙]