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Zilean Build Guide by O Takes Square

Support Quit the Foreplay get straight to it Battle Scar Zilean Supp

By O Takes Square | Updated on March 25, 2020

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Runes: early game focus

1 2 3
Summon Aery
Manaflow Band
Absolute Focus

Font of Life
Bone Plating

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


Barrier Flash
LoL Summoner Spell: Barrier


LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


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Win 52%
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Ability Order Q>E>W

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Quit the Foreplay get straight to it Battle Scar Zilean Supp

By O Takes Square
It's time to DUEL!
I don't want to make this look any more complex than it should be, i don't care about adding code and pictures for eye porn.
The build is based around you being a insane utility Enchanter that hits power spikes quicker and easier than most others.

You are rushing a Ardent (yes that's right you heard me) because Aery gives a shield when you E that means in lane you can use it to slow someone down for the double Qs or just E your team mates but no matter the scenario they will always get the Ardent buff because you also take Font of life.

Next item took me a while to really decide on and thats Twin Shadows! Ya that's right you heard me correctly!

But why? Well Twin Shadows gives you the ability to start up fights (engage) or the option to run (disengage) this is HUGE! And although it isn't exactly gold efficient when you buy it, the synergy with Zilean (and any other Enchanter who has gambit style of peel/engage) is better and faster than the other option (GLP).

You want to start a Fight? Just twin shadows in, get the easy QWQ for a massive stun and Ardent proc on everyone for your team; you have the safety to R ppl and in soloQ this is actually a really big deal since many players are so afraid of things like making the engage, you will make the engage with Twin Shadows and then you have the followup to basically control the rest of the team fight.

Rylai's is the 2nd / 3rd item here, I've really liked taking it 2nd after Ardent as it provides such a heafty spike in DMG. Twin Shadows works too but Rylais just makes you so tough with it's dmg and HP and it's a quick item to buy as well and gives just as much synergy as Twin Shadows, so taking either 2nd works and then you just get the other 3rd.

Don't buy Tear on Zilean support Ever, the only way you could justify taking that item is if you were with something like a Fasting Senna, where you can get the Farm or are just popping off and getting kills left and right but even then it's still probably too slow to justify getting.

I'm usually finishing my 1st item (Ardent) at around 10-12 minutes; That's a pretty big item spike so early and since Zilean has really nice ratios on his Q it lets him come online really early in that Bot lane and there are really only a handful of champs played bot that can deal with this strat and most of them aren't played or are banned often. So you are getting a lot of power in that lane early and that's the main focus here, we aren't playing for some full 6 item build which almost NEVER HAPPENS (SRSLY WHY PPL Still trying to act like you are going to get 6 items?! You aren't!), you win the game by how hard and early you can come online with your spikes, not how well you scale.

My build is idiot proof, you do everything you normally would do but you are just stronger earlier; and the more i play around with Comet +Scorch +Absolute Focus; the more I feel like that build is prolly better than Aery since its giving the dmg spike earlier and lets your Q's do A LOT of Dmg early, like it's pretty sick the dmg you can get off against Squishy's with just 1 AP component from Ardent and no pen or anything.

Zilean was made for FITE!
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