Zilean Build Guide

Support Zilean [DUO BOT]

Uploader xSuicidal
Updated 5 years ago
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Runes
  • 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 Scaling Ability Power (+0.17 ability power per level (+3.06 at champion level 18))
  • 3
    Greater Quintessence of Ability Power (+4.95 ability power)
Skill Order
Q W E R
Time Bomb
Rewind
Time Warp
Chronoshift
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Hello, welcome to my guide to [highlight]Support Zilean[/highlight]. This guide does not cover the almighty AP mid Zilean. This is my first guide on any website so please excuse me if I make mistakes, if u find a mistake, please PM or comment below. My native language is not English so please excuse me for any grammar mistakes. [highlight][center]Why Support Zilean?[/center][/highlight] I've played support Zilean for over 300 games and in my opinion support Zilean is a viable choice but only against/with a handful of champions. I believe Zilean has a handful of tools which allow you to make your team win. [highlight][center]What makes Support Zilean so strong?[/center][/highlight] The first thing that makes Zilean so strong is his passive ability. His passive gives your team a global 6% experience boost. His other abilities are also very good, but I'll explain these further in the guide (Abilities Chapter).

[title][center][highlight]This part is currently outdated and will be updated by the end of the week (11/20/11)[/highlight][/center][/title] I take 9/0/21 masteries on Support Zilean, because this is in the best setup for Zilean. [title]Offence Tree Explanation[/title] - 1/3 Deadliness: because the other 2 are pointless to take ^^ - 3/3 Archmage's Savy: This will give you 10.8 bonus AP @ lvl 18 - 4/4 Sorcery: Gives you 3% Cooldown reduction, allowing you to spam those abilities more often - 1/1 Archaic Knowledge: 15% Magic Penetration to let your bombs hit more in early game. [title]Utility Tree Explanation[/title] - 3/3 Good Hands: This is more of a personal choice, i prefer 10% cd on death timer (= +-6 seconds endgame) over 6% health & mana regeneration. This ofcourse is personal and feel free to switch these. - 1/3 Perseverence: See above (Good Hands) - 4/4 Awareness: This and your passive give you 11% extra expierence, this allows you to outlevel your opponents rather easy and don't fall to hard behind when u go ward, defend, etc - 1/1 Greed: This gives you 1 gold every 10 seconds, while it may not seem much, this does give you a free ward around the 11 minute mark. - 2/3 Meditation: increases your mana regeneration by 2 per 5 seconds. - 1/2 Utility mastery: This lets you keep buffs 15% longer. If you don't see the point in this, put the point in Meditation. - 3/3 Quickness: 3% more movement speed. - 1/1 Blink of an eye: Reduces the cooldown of your flash by 15 seconds. - 3/3 Intelligence: Reduces your cooldowns by 6%. - 1/1 Mystical vision: This will make you Clairvoyance give you vision over a zone for 10 seconds and reduces the cooldown by 5 seconds. - 1/1 Presence of the Master: Reduces the recharge time of your summoner spells by 15%.

[title]Marks explanation[/title] - Marks of the Insight: The Magic Penetration makes your bombs hit tons more in early game. [title]Seal explanation:[/title] - Seal of Clarity: These give you 3.69 Mana Regen/5 extra. [title]Glyph explanation:[/title] - Glyph of Force: These give you 27.54 bonus AP @lvl 18. - Glyph of Celerity: These glyphs give you 8.1 bonus CDR @lvl 18, allowing you to spam your skills more often. [title]Quintessence explanation:[/title] - Quintessence of Potency: These give you 15 bonus AP @lvl 1, this allows you to immediately scare the opponents away in lane phase.

[title][img=skills/zilean/p.png] Passive: Heightened Learning[/title] [number]Increases experience gain of all allied champions by 8%.[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] While 6% may not seem much, it actually is a huge number, this allows you to go and roam more often because you earn 11% more expierence. This will have the same effect on the rest of your team and if your solo laner is able to kill/scare away his/her opponent once or twice, he/she can have a one/two level lead. [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] This is Zileans bread and butter ability, it is a low cooldown, high damage nuke. It has a decent amount of base damage allowing Zilean to harrass the enemy AD carry out of the lane. If you combine this ability with [imgsmall=skills/zilean/w.png] you are able spam 2 of these on the enemy, instantly letting the first one explode and placing the second one. NOTE: Sivir's spell shield only works if the bomb is placed on the spell shield, this means that if you place a bomb and she uses spell shield after, it will not negate the damage of the bomb. Use this to make sivir waste her mana. Same goes for [imgsmall=champ/nocturne.png] & [imgsmall=items/banshees-veil.png] [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] This ability is just plain amazing, end game this will allow you to spam your [imgsmall=skills/zilean/q.png] and your [imgsmall=skills/zilean/e.png], while lowering the cooldown on your [imgsmall=skills/zilean/r.png] to an insane amount of 30 seconds. [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] [highlight]Slow: [/highlight]End game, this is the longest and most insane slow in the game. Combined with [imgsmall=skills/zilean/e.png] you'll be able to constantly slow your oppenents. [highlight]Speed: [/highlight]This speed boost will allow you to safe yourself/allies or chase allow yourself/allies to chase down your opponent. Endgame you will be able to spam this boost, if you combine it with [imgsmall=skills/zilean/e.png] [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] What your ultimate basically does is give you a free [imgsmall=items/guardian-angel.png] which you can use on whoever you want. This ability currently has the second highest AP ratio of the game. End game it you'll be able to use it every 30 seconds (ideal situation) and it will revive your teammates/yourself with approx. 2000 HP. NOTE: This ability takes priority over [imgsmall=items/guardian-angel.png] or Anivia's Rebirth.

As a support you are supposed to ward the map and assist your team. This can be done by: Warding, keeping track of timers/enemies, assisting, saving, aura items, ... The core of my build focusses on 2 Gold Per 5 Seconds items, [imgsmall=items/kages-lucky-pick.png] & [imgsmall=items/philosophers-stone.png]. Try to get these as early as possible in the game. Afterwards buy [imgsmall=items/sight-ward5.png] and if you have spare money [imgsmall=items/oracles-elixir.png]. If you have all of these and you still have money continue to build any of the damage items I suggest, prioritising [imgsmall=items/morellos-evil-tome.png]

[title]Early game. Woot I spawned! What now?[/title] When you spawn, wait 5 seconds and [imgsmall=summoners/clairvoyance.png] their base, this will give you important vision on their lanes and builds. In early game, all you should do is try to keep track of their jungler with your [imgsmall=summoners/clairvoyance.png] and keep the harass up on the enemy carry. After the 5 minute mark you should start to ward river and triangle bush if possible. Always try to keep the lane in the middle, so your carry can safely farm. [center]Read the chapter about warding for more information on warding.[/center] [center]Read the chapter about timers for more information on timers.[/center] [highlight]Help! I'm pushed. What now?[/highlight] When you are pushed underneat your turret there are 3 things you can do. - Let your AD carry have free farm, the lane be pushed back automatically. - Ask your jungler for a gank and get a free kill or 2. - If your AD carry is not around, just use your bombs and try to secure some of the gold.

[title]Mid game has arrived! What now?[/title] There is no specified time when mid game starts, but the best thing to do is keep track of your level, when you hit level 9-10, you could specify it as mid game. Your role now should be to get an oracle and roam around clearing enemy wards and replacing your own wards. Make sure to always keep dragon and baron warded. If any other lanes are taking heavy damage, consider going there and assisting your teammate. Bot lane should be able to handle alone for a couple of minutes.

[title]Late game! Herp-a-Derp[/title] This is where Zilean truly shines, your [imgsmall=skills/zilean/q.png] will hit for a ton of damage and your [imgsmall=skills/zilean/r.png] will safe many lives. Just keep warding everything and make sure you have absolute map control.

[title]Team Fights. Time to ace![/title] [highlight]What should you do as Zilean in teamfights?[/highlight] You engage: - You should always [imgsmall=skills/zilean/q.png] your engager, this will allow him to hit multiple targets with your [imgsmall=skills/zilean/q.png] and thus doing more damage at the beginning of a fight. - Give your engager a speed boost, to make sure he/she can easily reach the enemy and thus start the teamfight quicker - When all hell has gone lose, you have to make sure to focus your [imgsmall=skills/zilean/r.png] in this order: AD carry > AP carry > Bruiser > Yourself > Tank/Bruiser. Also make sure to slow/boost whenever possible ([imgsmall=skills/zilean/e.png]). - Do not forget to keep spamming [imgsmall=skills/zilean/w.png] & [imgsmall=skills/zilean/q.png] They engage: - [imgsmall=skills/zilean/q.png] their engager and immediatly [imgsmall=skills/zilean/e.png] their carry. - Now focus there carry with your [imgsmall=skills/zilean/q.png], while keeping your team alive. - Try to place yourself strategicly, keep your eyes open and ping when it is needed. - Give your life IF YOU CAN safe your carry.

[title]Darkness? Oh no, oh hell no![/title] Having map control is what wins you the game. This is accomplished by placing [imgsmall=items/sight-ward.png] & [imgsmall=items/vision-ward.png], destroying enemy wards by buying [imgsmall=items/oracles-elixir.png] and popping your [imgsmall=summoners/clairvoyance.png] at the right time/place. The following images will show you what are the most viable places to ward and what your opponent will have warded most of the time. [center][highlight]Where to ward & where to counter ward.[/highlight][/center] [center][imgext=http://i41.tinypic.com/34dlb37.jpg][/center]

[title]Dragon down! When is it back?[/title] In this chapter I will list all timers and spawn times of the different neutral monsters in summoners rift. When you kill one of these, it is adviced to write the respawn time in chat. [center]Spawn Time:[/center] - Ancient Golem (Blue Buff): 1:55 - Lizard Elder (Red Buff): 1:55 - Dragon: 2:30 - Baron Nashor: 15:00 [center]Respawn Time:[/center] - Ancient golem (Blue Buff): 5:00 - Lizard Elder (Red Buff): 5:00 - Dragon: 6:00 - Baron Nashor: 7:00 [center]Map containing all neutral monsters[/center] [imgext=http://i42.tinypic.com/2czzl10.png]

[highlight][center][title]Silence, Nope![/title][/center][/highlight] What music do you listen to while playing Zilean, below I have added some typical Zilean style music ^^ [highlight]Black Eyed Peas - The Time (Dirty Bit) [/highlight] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwQZQygg3Lk[/youtube] [highlight]Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time[/highlight] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdQY7BusJNU&ob=av3e[/youtube] [highlight]Overclocked Remix: "Corrupter of Time" by Joren de Bruin, Tweek [/highlight] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84taI1BR0m8[/youtube] [highlight]Imogen Heap - Hide and Seek[/highlight] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4OLQB7ON9w[/youtube]

[highlight]Guide written by xSuicidal (Eu-West: CrD Psyduck)[/highlight] Images used in guide are taken from http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/League_of_Legends_Wiki and edited by xSuicidal. If you have anymore questions, send me a PM, comment or add me on eu-west (CrD Psyduck). Versions: - 11/16/11: Changed masteries to the new season 2 mastery tree. - 11/09/11: First version of guide released.

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