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League of Legends (LoL) Question: Zilean, Time Master or something like that

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  • Tweedle

    Zilean, Time Master or something like that

    I've recently started using Zilean since he's free this week. My reason for doing so is that I've seen players say that Zilean is a terrible champ and I've actually googled about him and the results from what I've seen say that he sucks. . after playing him in a few matches I honestly can't find out what's so 'sucky' about him. .

    I play him a support. . well . . kind of. The most I do is buy wards and try my best to not let the adc die. From how I;ve played him, in early levels you place a bomb on the minions that are in the back closest to the enemy champ, keeping them from coming in because they'll be afraid to take damage, leaving YOUR adc to get the minions. (At early levels like 1-4 your Q shouldn't deal that much damage to kill em . . yet). If The enemy ADC is getting too close you slow them down and place a bomb on them, or you speed up your champ and place a bomb on them or place a bomb on the enemy adc/his support.

    I haven't fully experienced a lot of different match ups yet so I don't want to get too ahead of my self but the main question here is: "Why do players consider Zilean to be bad?"

    Please I'd like some light to be shed on this because it confuses me :/.

    Thanks for reading ^_^
  • Answers (1)

    GrandmasterD (531) | May 30, 2013 8:41am
    Zilean's overall high harassment means nothing to lots of other mid laners since they either have self-sustain, shields or simly a ton of potions and/or a flask. His bombs do not deal as much burst as the average mid-laner and it also makes him a one-trick pony. His range and waveclear potential are also lower than most others. On top of that: he can't roam.

    As a support, Zilean is a champion filled with utility but goes without damage. He doesn't do anything as a support besides being a walking Guardian Angel. If you want a support who does the same: Yorick. More tankiness, more damage, more harassment and a more reliable ultimate.
    Culophaus (5) | December 10, 2013 7:24pm
    Zilean isn't like other supports- he has huge early-game damage and utility, and when he has someone to hide behind, he can dish out a lot of constant harassment in lane. No sustain means that you have to play carefully and rely on potions, but not many compositions can sustain through his constant pokes while your carry freely farms. With a level 5 Rewind and 40% CDR, his Chronoshift is on a 28 second cooldown, which is amazing due to its game-changing potential. If you build AP, your damage and revive power goes through the roof, and you can rely on good positioning and mobility to stay alive instead of armor and hp stacking. Your weakness is getting ganked, but with experience and Time Warp, a support Zilean can usually get his carry and himself out of danger. He may be a one-trick pony, but his kit is geared around making your carry 'better'- harass the enemy so he has an HP advantage, movement speed increase or decrease to get him out of pressure, or keep the enemy under it, and his revive gives him two life bars worth of time (when Zilean has AP) to out-perform in a duel, or even to survive through the initial burst of a teamfight.
    GrandmasterD (531) | May 30, 2013 9:45am
    Cast range of Time Bomb is only 700 which is outranged by a lot of mages these days. Additionally, the double time bomb gets outdamaged during mid-game.
    Satella (177) | May 30, 2013 9:41am
    Double Time Bomb at level 9 does 640 (+1.8 ability power) AoE damage. His autoattack range is 600.

    He's definitely OP on paper but his laning phase does suck for the reasons you highlighted. He's a god in Dominion and ARAM but can't survive SR.

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    Tweedle | May 30, 2013 8:38am
    Thanks for the reply and yeah, I just finished a game with him and when it came into late game there really wasn't much I could do except for slowing/speeding and reviving important members of the team. But my reason for liking him is that he can help the adc get an early start (Well. . most of the time I'm the one getting the kills but you see my point) and I can prevent the enemy team from getting a little too close. Once again thanks for the reply. :3
    Kingluis (8) | May 30, 2013 5:49am
    and throwing popcorns hehe
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