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squishy Zilean?

Creator: Trojan995 April 16, 2011 9:29am
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So, I was watching a Wickd livestream where he played Zilean. Basically, what he did was he bought 4 philosipher stones and then a Deathcap. This shocked me, as I thought it was best to have at least SOME bulk on Zilean (RoA, perhaps) so that the enemy can't easily focus you and force you to ult yourself - with more bulk, you can much more easily ult your carry. He called zilean a "bursty support" - which I guess is true, but he seemed really useless. He could barely get any bombs on the enemy team, and he used his ultimate on himself virtually every time.

So, my question to you: What's better, bulky (soul shroud, RoA, zhonya's, abyssal), bursty zilean (deathcap, voidstaff), or some combination?
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Bulky.. Or at least an RoA. Squishy Zileans just look so tasty and easy to kill(and they are).

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Now, what you want to tell your thread-readers is...:

Did he do well?

If not: Baddie.
If yes: High-ELO's stone-stacking strat, old news.

Zilean should be building tanky in my opinion, because if you can avoid using Chrono Shift on yourself more, then you can be a bigger support to the team. Making 5v5s into 5v6s is a great strength and its what makes Zilean a top-tier support champion.
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Bulky, but not necessarily ROA. Mowen has a good build.
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So Wickd is wrong? He didn't necessarily do poorly - it's just that he seemed so useless to his team (though his team won easily).
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I can't say he's wrong, but I can't believe that he actually did that. I would rather be of use to my teammates..
Bursty zil is outshined by many other nukers so I find it better to build into support.
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