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Why are People so Offended by Mid Zilean?

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December 28, 2011 10:18am
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by AncientNecro » December 28, 2011 10:18am | Report
So I've been having a load of fun with Zilean lately. I don't really play him as a support, but of course I'm there if my team needs me. I like to run mid. It seems that I can outlane every champion except for Yorick. The only problem is, when I ask for mid Zil in champ select, the team goes completely bat**** crazy. They call me a noob, amongst many other things. I've had the chance to prove a few of these people wrong, and some teams are even okay with it.

Why are people so against Zilean mid? What does he lack? He has speed, an escape, CC/AOE dmg, a fkn REVIVE, and OP bombs that, if you know how to use them, carry games. What am I missing here? Am I havng blind luck and being completely noob, or is it okay to mid Zil?

EDIT: Of course, I'm talking about my team being offended by him going mid. I know EXACTLY why the other team gets so offended ;) huehuehue

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by ExamplePrime » December 28, 2011 10:23am | Report
Its not bad but he does get beaten by other champs and its cause people want you to play support and not carry them

Also you get beaten by Brand :P
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Mowen » December 28, 2011 10:34am | Report
Zilean is a really good mid. Don't listen to the noobs, just play well and show them by carrying their dumb selves.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by ClearDays » December 28, 2011 10:36am | Report
People QQ when I pick Zilean mid also. People don`t realize that Zilean is one of the most broken champions in the game. He has the power of an AP carry with moves of a support, along with a passive that can snowball hardcore. Zilean beats low ranged champions such as Annie, but loses to high range nuking champions pre-6 such as Brand and Cassiopeia.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by AncientNecro » December 28, 2011 10:36am | Report

Also you get beaten by Brand :P

Thank you. Don't think I've laned against him yet, but I'll be sure to play safe now. +1.

Mowen wrote:

Zilean is a really good mid. Don't listen to the noobs, just play well and show them by carrying their dumb selves.

you have no idea how reassuring that is to hear. +1.

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People QQ when I pick Zilean mid also. People don`t realize that Zilean is one of the most broken champions in the game. He has the power of an AP carry with moves of a support, along with a passive that can snowball hardcore. Zilean beats low ranged champions such as Annie, but loses to high range nuking champions pre-6 such as Brand and Cassiopeia.


Yeah, it gets really annoying putting up with all of the hate from your own team. I was skiddish of him at first, but as long as you mind your mana and your cooldowns, you can be a harassing god and stay damned near invincible. +1

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Xenasis » December 28, 2011 10:44am | Report
I don't see why anybody should QQ when seeing Zilean mid. I'd be extremely happy.

Zilean mid is used a LOT in high elo tournaments, Bigfatjiji and Reginald both play him a lot, for example. I don't think I've seen one where he's not been used like ever...

He can destroy any lane if he's played properly, and practically has gank immunity past 6.

Play well and prove them wrong - Zilean is extremely, extremely potent in the right hands, but has an exceptionally high skill ceiling.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Khazem » December 28, 2011 10:46am | Report

Also you get beaten by Brand :P


no

he's not a popular pick cause he has a high skill cap and people rarely play him to his full potential.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by AncientNecro » December 28, 2011 10:54am | Report
I don't watch many high end games, but I intend to do so before Season three. I had no idea he was used that much, in any tier. I kind of always viewed him as the champ no one wanted to play for some reason, because I might see him in 1 out of every 100 games, if I'm lucky.

...I'm so glad I made this damned thread. I'm just going to start utilizing my "ignore" button whenever I know Zilean is best pick according to team comp.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Wintermond » December 28, 2011 10:54am | Report
Zilean is one of the strongest laners and carrys if played properly.
Just prove them wrong with your powah.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Klausenheim » December 28, 2011 11:24am | Report
Zilean is my favorite "support" by far.

People are probably just jealous that you are taking the mid lane from their first time Akali build with stacked Trinity Forces - Just ignore them.


My only problem with AP carry Zil vs support Zil is that your nuke tapers off a bit towards end game - But your ultimate is going to be a game changer during team fights regardless, so it balances out.
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