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Zilean Build Guide by lkycch

Support platinum


By lkycch | Updated on July 5, 2020
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Runes: (Please See Chapter 2)

Unsealed Spellbook
Magical Footwear
Biscuit Delivery
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)


1 2 3
LoL Summoner Spell: Exhaust


LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite


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Support Role
Ranked #7 in
Support Role
Win 53%
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Ability Order Q>W>E

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Champion Build Guide


By lkycch
1) Why Play Zilean in Ranked?


- E has 99% SLOW at Rank 5!

- R synergises with ANY COMP!

2) Runes Explained!! Back to Top

Unsealed Spellbook:
- Makes your laning phase stronger with different summs!

Magical Footwear:
- You need to focus on buying your mana items, so it's a no-brainer for free boots

Biscuit Delivery:
- Healthier laning phase!

Cosmic Insight:
- Allows 45% Max CDR
- Lowers cooldown of summoner spells
- Lowers cooldown of GLP and Twin Shadows

Presence of Mind:
- Mana gained amplifies Seraph’s Shield

Legend: Tenacity:
- Tenacity will give you a lot more time to react and help you time your R
3) Combos! Back to Top
Q + W + Q
+ +

E(Yourself) + GLP + Q + W + Q
(Yourself) + + + +

E(Yourself) + Wait 2.5 seconds + W + E(Yourself)
(Yourself) + Wait 2.5 seconds + + (Yourself)

Lane Trading:
E(Enemy) + Q + W + Q + Auto Attack + E(Ally)
(Enemy) + + + + Auto Attack + (Ally)
4) Builds: Live Purchase Timings Back to Top
5) Tips and Tricks! Back to Top
Favourite Tip: Summoner's Rift is a 5v5 and not a 1v1! Help your allies and work together as a team! That's what MOBA games are all about: TEAMWORK!

Your Q is a very powerful lane-pushing ability. At level 1, use your Q to push rather than poke, as it will allow you to reach level 2 before your opponents. As a result, you will burn their summoner spells or even get first blood with a Q+W+Q AoE stun combo!

Focus on poking the enemy carry in the bot lane with Q as the laning phase progresses. However, only do this when it is safe to do so, as you need to save your Q for a stun (Q+W+Q combo) if you're getting ganked or if the enemy support is going aggro. Also, you have a long auto-attack range to help you abuse Spellthief's passive.

How To Actually Guarantee Landing Your Bombs?

The trick is to use your E to slow your enemies and WAIT 2 seconds! Your E duration lasts for 2.5 seconds, meaning that after 2 seconds you still have half a second to cast your Q+W+Q combo.

This works because your target will often think that you're not going to use your Q+W+Q combo, since you did not cast Q straight away. Also, by being patient and waiting it out, they might even burn their flash, who knows!

All-in-all, patience is key. Just wait out the 2 seconds, then quickly cast Q+W+Q. They won't suspect it!
League of Legends Build Guide Author lkycch
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