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Zilean Build Guide by Andromalis

Support Zilean: Time flies like an arrow, your opponents do not

Support Zilean: Time flies like an arrow, your opponents do not

Updated on August 8, 2014
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LoL Summoner Spell: Exhaust


LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


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Table of contents
-> Introduction (How to carry Low Elo)
-> Why would you pick this guide among the others
-> Pros and Cons of playing Zilean Support
-> What kind of runes should you pick
-> What kind of masteries should you pick
-> The skillorder of the God Zilean
-> Summary of the guide

Welcome to my Zilean Support guide on carrying Low Elo

First i would like to leave basic guidelines and a short description - no, this is not a troll guide. I will try to do as many things in-depth as possible. The guide is absolutely not pointless, my experience proves something exactly opposite. I have been able to carry myself up to low platinum with the above Zilean build, which pretty much proves its effectiveness.
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Why this guide?

You're probably looking at this guide due to the fact that you are looking for an efficient way of leaving Platinum (or lower) leagues. If so, you've come to the right place! Just by reading the guide you should acknowledge how cool Zilean is in carrying your teammates to victory. Below is a short summary of what Zilean can and what Zilean can not do.
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Pros and Cons


+Zilean is very fun to play
+You can make big plays if you play Zilean correctly
+Insane movement speed
+You have almost no cooldowns due to 40% CDR and maxed Time Warp early

-You do not contribute damage to the team
-You are forced to sacrifice yourself for your team
-The build is very skill-oriented, you have to know what you are doing for it to work
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Fleet Footwork
Phase Rush

Below rune build is really straight-forward. You opt for increasing your survivability above anything else, that's why you need the extra armor and magic resist. This also works because you are only leveling your bombs at levels 13, 14, 15, 17 and 18. Your speed / slow does not scale with your AP, so you can leave this stat at 0 points.

Shopping list

spacespacespacespacespacespacespac Greater Mark of Armor
spacespacespacespacespacespacespac Greater Seal of Armor
spacespacespacespacespacespacespac Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
spacespacespacespacespacespacespac Greater Quintessence of Armor
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This mastery setup allows you to sustain a lot of damage while also creating a lot of damage by buffing your teammates. You gain a bunch of experience due to the amount of points invested into Utility tree.
The Defense mastery tree is really straight-forward and self explaining. You need that extra survivability to be able to ult your teammates on time.
The Utility mastery tree is one of the most interesting I've ever created. Zilean is one of the champions that synergizes extremely well with the masteries provided from that tree:
  • Wanderer let's you keep up with your teammates' needs while stacking with your Mobility Boots.
  • Intelligence gives you even more crucial cooldown reduction, and reduces activatables' cooldowns by 10%. This is very important, as you play a very strong role possessing your Talisman of Ascension and Locket of the Iron Solari.
  • Bandit works nicely because you will autoattack your enemies quite often, as Zilean's range is decent for this kind of farming.
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Skill order

Now, people might find it amusing, but yes, you do not level bombs until level 13. This is an absolute must and if you level it earlier, you will fall behind. Leveling E is quite crucial, as it opens for gank possibilities from your jungler. The bigger possibility of getting a kill, the better. Also, you max yourself out at level 12 so as you reach level 12 you will be unstoppable. Also, this means you should opt for going into endgame as soon as reaching level 12, because you will have to push the enemy to secure your early victory. Most of my Zilean games using this build ended in 20 minutes due to enemy surrendering, OR ended in 25-30 minutes due to enemy Nexus being taken down.
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Summoner spell choices

There are only so few viable spells to choose. Most notably you will want to use Flash first. Then, you either have an option to use Exhaust to make your ADCarry survival even greater, OR use Heal to give your carry a little more breathing room (sometimes speed) during the laning phase.
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Summary of the guide

Thank you for reading my guide on how to carry low elo using Zilean! I wish you best of luck if you're going to try him out, or invite you to rate and comment if you're here only to see "that one interesting guide". If you wish to see some of my Zilean games, you can visit my Twitch channel.

This is the particular video where I play my promos to Plat IV with Zilean Support. Any feedback is appreciated!
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