Zilean

I’ve Seen Their Death

Patch: 8.11

WhyUnsealed Spellbook

The key to this build is lane pressure and roaming. Spellbook plus Cosmic Insight allows you to keep your Teleport on a short cooldown so you're able to shove lane and roam.

WhyPerfect Timing

Zhonya's and Zilean's [R] grant numerous chances to minimize positioning mistakes.

Don't upgrade the Stopwatch into a Zhonya's early unless you're playing into an assassin matchup and are dying a lot.

WhyMinion Dematerializer

Minion Dematerialzer plays a key role in being able to keep the lane pressure/wave clear up so you're able to leave lane and find ganks or fights with your jungler.

The bonus damage to minions allows you to clear waves in 2 bombs without stragglers being left behind to auto attack.

WhyCosmic Insight

With Zilean's only damage ability being [Q], he heavily relies on the bonus CDR. The extra bit of Summoner CDR also means more TP pressure and Flash safety.

WhyManaflow Band

Manaflow Band is great for empowering your early game harass and waveclear with [Q].

WhyTranscendence

Transcendence allows you to go Morello's and Lucidity as your only 2 CDR items, while still hitting cap.

It also opens the opportunity to buy Zhonya's if need be, against difficult assassin matchups.

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