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Zilean Build Guide by CaptianMike

Support How to carry as support | Support Zilean

By CaptianMike | Updated on February 23, 2021
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BlackguardRaven | May 24, 2020 6:20am
Yoyo I just got a question, but is Domination secondary w/ Ravenous Hunter viable if you build a tear, since you don't have Presence of Mind? Just wondering
CaptianMike (5) | May 26, 2020 12:15pm
Do you mean Ravenous Hunter or Ultimate Hunter? Not sure why you need healing on your abilities, but going with tear can work. It makes your early game weaker but strengthens you later. When I want to climb quickly, I don't take tear.
SpartanDumpster (2) | March 8, 2020 10:47pm
One sort of warning or disclaimer I think you should put in your combo section is that you have to be careful about spamming QWQ if your E is on cooldown because then your W will be used before you throw the first bomb.
Wicked Cherry (157) | October 22, 2018 10:53am
Hey CaptainMike,
I really like your guide. It's pretty detailed and explains the most important points. Now I wanna play Zilean. xD Which is a good sign by the way.
Be sure to finish your match up/counter section and I promise I'll vote on your guide. :]
Just one note: I kinda think it's harder to play against Nami than Rakana cause you can speed away from his knock up and run from his ult. But if Nami catches you with hers she should hit you with her bubble too which usually means you're dead. :<
CaptianMike (5) | October 25, 2018 5:38pm
Thanks for taking the time to read my guide! I'm glad I got you excited enough about Zilean that now you want to play him :P
I will definitely work on the match up section now, thanks for the reminder. University keeps me busy and I just forget sometimes.
About Nami and Rakan- I find that if I am hit by either one's cc ability, I usually end up dead. Nami's bubble and Rakan's knockup both give you a small window to react, but Rakan's knockup hitbox is bigger than Nami's bubble (Rakan's W radius is 250 units while Nami's bubble radius is 162 according to Basically it's easier to dodge bubble. However, Nami usually has more damage. HOWEVER, Rakan should provide enough cc to let his adc deal enough damage to kill you. Anyways, this is trivial, and the matchups section is there to give you a general idea about difficulty, not the perfectly comprehensive scale about this stuff.
Anyways, I'll continue to work on my guide!
Have a wonderful day pal!
Ilift13 (4) | October 3, 2018 11:29am
Phenomenal detail in this build, especially in countering other champs that I have difficulty playing against like Pyke. Really helped my game.
CaptianMike (5) | October 3, 2018 11:56am
I'm so glad to hear my guide has helped you out! I appreciate your comment!
If there's anything else you'd want to see in my guide just let me know :)
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