Zilean Build Guide

Support Zilean

Uploader iiElekidii
Updated 5 years ago
  • 9
    Greater Mark of Magic Penetration (+0.87 magic penetration)
  • 9
    Greater Seal of Mana Regeneration (+0.41 mana regen / 5 sec.)
  • 9
    Greater Glyph of Mana Regeneration (+0.33 mana regen / 5 sec.)
  • 3
    Greater Quintessence of Ability Power (+4.95 ability power)
Skill Order
Time Bomb
Time Warp
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2 2 2 2
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My guide focuses on the support side of zilean. I'm not a high elo player by any means I'm fighting the good fight in ELO hell like a lot of people. I just hope this guide may bring out the support side of players who find zilean in their playstyle. He's a fun champion by all means whichever way you decide to play him as and not as popular as he should be. When you start to play zilean alot and you see how just because your a support doen't mean you can't make the craziest plays ever it's an extremely cool feeling. Slowing people down under turrets only to stick a bomb right on their face? Muahahaha...

As stated above I love to harass so when your dropping bombs on peoples faces you need them to do some sort of damage otherwise they are just a waste of mana for you. So snagging magic penetration marks allow your bombs to deal that much more damage than they would have had you NOT had the spell pen! :P Zilean can stay in lane all day long with the right amount of mana regen and hp regen! Glyphs and Seals will be that lane sustainer till your [img=items/philosophers-stone.png] comes into play. Going back to doing damage, you will never or should never be sitting still or doing nothing, wether your clearing creeps while your ad carry is blue pilling or harassing you need more than just spell pen so we go ahead and tag on some ap quints and you do more than enough.

[title][img=skills/zilean/p.png] Passive: Heightened Learning[/title] [number]Increases experience gain of all allied champions by 8%.[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] One of the main reasons for using Zilean as a support your entire team levels up faster allowing quicker late game dominance or easier ganks and team fights. [title][img=skills/zilean/q.png] Q: Time Bomb[/title] [number]Zilean places a time-delayed bomb on a target. After 4 seconds this bomb will detonate, dealing 90 / 145 / 200 / 260 / 320 (+90% of ability power) magic damage to all surrounding enemies. Cooldown 10 seconds Cost 70 / 85 / 100 / 115 / 130 mana Range 700 [/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Your main harassing move and IMO the most annoying move in the game for those who recieve it. It's a bomb on your face which you can't do anything about as soon as zil is in range drop them on people left and right! [title][img=skills/zilean/w.png] W: Rewind[/title] [number]Reduces all of Zilean's other spell cooldowns by 10 seconds. Cooldown 18 / 15 / 12 / 9 / 6seconds Cost 50mana Range 600[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] A brilliant move to go with Zilean! You can spam this every time it's up after you've ulted somone and before you know it your ults up again instead of waiting full cooldown duration. Also a really fun way to do more bomb harass as you can hit this right after you tag somone to make that previous bomb go off just to take another one! [title][img=skills/zilean/e.png] E: Time Warp[/title] [number]Zilean slows an enemy champion's movement speed or increases an allied champion's movement speed by 55% for 2.5 / 3.25 / 4 / 4.75 / 5.5 seconds. Cooldown 20seconds Cost 100mana Range 700[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] I love this move it allows your team mates to catch up with the enemy to poke poke poke or simply to get away, but if an enemy is overextending and your able to gank tag this onto the enemy for an amazing stall on them and let your ad carry go to town on them. [title][img=skills/zilean/r.png] R: Chrono Shift[/title] [number]Marks the target with a protective time rune for 7 seconds. If the target would take lethal damage, they are instead transported back in time regaining 600 / 850 / 1100 (+200% of ability power) of their health. Cooldown 180 / 160 / 140 seconds Cost 200 mana Range 900 [/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] One of the coolest ults in the game :). Allows you to save somone on your team or yourself (never use it on yourself unless your the only one still up! U R SUPPORT) from death and allowing them to come back to life to pwn some face! Again keep spamming that rewind to make this cooldown shorter!

I find this order to be the best combo of harassing with bombs to lowering cooldowns, it varies just like team comps plug and play how you see fit on skill order.

I hope this guide was an eye opening experience to a playstyle you may have not heard of or played before! Zilean is one cool champ that has plenty of potential and can be super game changer the later the game goes on. Again one last time WARD WARD WARD ward your bush, ward dragon after 8mins, ward your jungle if the enemy team gets aggressive, ward entry points on the river, ward baron after 13mins (at earliest) and keep your teammates alive and kicking! From one bomb to the next hope you drop em like it's hot!

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