Zilean Runes explained
There's one set of runes for Zilean on patch
11.7that is the clear favorite for LoL players and pros alike. The best Zilean Runes on the position Mid are
Inspiration as the primary path and
Sorcery as the secondary path with a pick rate of 60%. Besides runes you should take a look on Zilean Build and if you are interested in pro matches take a look at Zilean Probuilds. If you want to discuss
Zilean then you should visit the champion subreddit.
Primary path on Zilean
Inspiration opens creative opportunities on Zilean troughout the match. Most of high elo players – and our LoL pros in the the major regions – have agreed that
Unsealed Spellbook is the best keystone rune to run on
Zilean. This keystone rune allows you to create a one-time use summoner spell. The new summoner spell replaces one of their current summoner spells and remains available until it is used or replaced.
Unsealed Spellbook has some unique rules in that a particular summoner spell cannot be selected again until three other unique spells have been taken. LoL pro players will often use
Unsealed Spellbook to aid them in their current or upcoming situation. Are you about to fight the last dragon for a soul buff? Due to
Unsealed Spellbook, Zilean can choose
Smite to help their jungler secure the dragon for the team. There are numberless circumstances where a particular summoner spell can turn the game on its head, and that's where
Unsealed Spellbook shines the most. This is usually followed up by taking
Minion Dematerializer and
Magical Footwear allows players to focus on those essential core items without the need to spend the additional 300 gold on boots.
Minion Dematerializer will help you to control the position of the minion wave.
Cosmic Insight grants summoner spell and item haste.
Secondary path on Zilean
When it comes to your secondary path, most
Zilean players prefer to go with
Sorcery empoweres abilities of Zilean and increases the available champion resources. On the
Sorcery path, the best runes for Zilean are
Transcendence for some more Ability Haste. This is usually followed up by taking
Manaflow Band for additional mana and mana regenaration.