How is this fair?

#1 Posted by Sanryd (1362 posts) -

Now, I know some champions have better abilities than others, and that's fine. But, how is essentially giving a champion two lives fair? I'm talking, of course, about Zilean and his Chrono Shift ability. Aside from his annoying little time bomb ability, chipping away at your health over time when you're with him in a lane, how could the developers have seen this as a balanced character in the grand scheme of things? Every time I've played with him, he has only died once, if that. It's obvious why this happens, and I can't believe more people aren't annoyed by this. As soon as I got out of the game where I spent most of my time soloing the lane he was in, I never went back. I quit playing altogether, and I really sunk some time into this game before that happened. Anyone else think that this is a bunch of bullshit?

#2 Posted by Dark_Jon (581 posts) -

KIll him and when he gets back up, if he gets away, oh well, what can you do?
 
If he uses it on a teammate in a team fight immediately change targets. I usually start attacking Zilean at that point.

#3 Posted by Cyklone (24 posts) -

Playing against Zileans are definitely annoying, but he is a caster, and therefore is very squish. LoL is a team game after all. I've had my share of games with good and bad Zileans; it just depends on who's using him. Plus when they use Chrono Shift. Zilean's THERE for like, 3 or 4 seconds before he revives, plenty of time for a surround in a team battle if you need to kill him that badly.  I wouldn't really call the Chrono Shift two lives either, it's like 1000hp at level 3(can be buffed with AP of course, but if he gets let's say 2000, that Zilean's already fed too much).

#4 Posted by Lethkhar (76 posts) -

If Zilean casts his ult, just target someone else. Especially if he's targetting himself; that just means he's not helping their carry at all.

#5 Posted by Virago (2486 posts) -
@Dark_Jon said:
" KIll him and when he gets back up, if he gets away, oh well, what can you do?  If he uses it on a teammate in a team fight immediately change targets. I usually start attacking Zilean at that point. "
That's exactly what I do in these situations.
#6 Posted by Jimbo_N (1197 posts) -

Most good Zileans are so busy using it on someone else it shouldnt be a problem. If he ain't using it on someone else take that time to nuke an important carry.
#7 Posted by kishan6 (1914 posts) -

it can be frustrating

#8 Posted by tankintheair315 (347 posts) -

Man you must fucking hate anivia then

#9 Posted by Mandaray (159 posts) -
@tankintheair315 said:
" Man you must fucking hate anivia then "
No kidding!
 
As for Zilean...I see the ability as balanced because, just like with Guardian Armor, it's pretty obvious that they're going to res, and honestly, your team would have to be at a serious disadvantage not to have the firepower to take down a recently resurrected character like that. It's not exactly like they're coming back at full strength, and the time delay between their death and the res is more than enough to gang up on them. I've never seen any player using GA or Zil's ult to last more than a few seconds after dying. At the  most, they might be able to take out a single player, or possibly even a turret/inhib, but really, it shouldn't be that big of a deal.

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