League of Legends Wiki

Want to contribute to this wiki?
Sign up for an account, and get started!
You can even turn off ads in your preferences.

Come join the LoL Wiki community Discord server!


League of Legends Wiki
Zilean OriginalCentered
Zilean (Universe)Zilean (Universe)
Zilean (League of Legends)Zilean (League of Legends)
Zilean (Esports)Zilean (Esports)
Zilean (Teamfight Tactics)Zilean (Teamfight Tactics)
Zilean (Legends of Runeterra)Zilean (Legends of Runeterra)
Zilean (Development)Zilean (Development)
Zilean (Trivia)Zilean (Trivia)

Zilean is a champion in League of Legends.[1]



Time in a Bottle

Time in a Bottle

Innate: Zilean generates Experience icon 2 / 3.5 / 5 / 6 / 12 (based on level) experience (does not count towards his own level up) every 5 seconds. Time in a Bottle is on cooldown when the game starts and becomes disabled when Zilean reaches level 18.

When he has enough to level up an allied Champion icon champion, he can select them to Channeling icon channel for 1.2 seconds after a 0.5-second cast time. The channel is Silence icon interrupted and disabled upon entering combat with enemy champions or taking damage from Turret icon turrets, placing it on a Cooldown icon 10-second cooldown. If Zilean interrupts it himself, it is placed on a 1-second cooldown, increased to 2 if he used a basic attack against a turret to do so.

A successful channel levels up the target and rewards Zilean the same amount of experience for himself as well.

  • Zilean has a hidden passive that grants him 1 ability power for every enemy Volibear Volibear within 800 range of him.
    • Likewise, Volibear Volibear gains 1 armor for every nearby Zilean.
    • Neither Volibear Volibear nor Zilean need Sight icon sight of one another to gain these bonuses.
  • Time in a Bottle marks allied champions with two circles beneath them; the inner one represents how close they are to leveling up, turning golden when able to activate Time in a Bottle on them.
  • The target allied champion is not required to be out of combat to be leveled up by Time in a Bottle - only Zilean is.
  • Zilean only consumes the amount of Experience icon experience required to level up an allied champion. He retains the excess for later use.
  • The target allied champion is not required to be within range of Zilean for the channel to complete successfully, it will complete regardless of if they move to a far distance.
  • The channel from Time in a Bottle is not interrupted even if the allied champion suddenly levels up. However, no experience will be granted to either player, and the passive will not go on cooldown.
  • The following table refers for interactions while Zilean is Channeling icon channeling:
Type Channel
Attacking Interrupts
Abilities Interrupts
Movement Interrupts
Items Usable Shurelya's Battlesong Shurelya's Battlesong Youmuu's Ghostblade Youmuu's Ghostblade Randuin's Omen Randuin's Omen
Disabled Hextech Rocketbelt Hextech Rocketbelt
Interrupted by All item-actives not specified above interrupt
Consumables Usable
Spells Usable Barrier Barrier Clarity Clarity Cleanse Cleanse Exhaust Exhaust Ghost Ghost Heal Heal Ignite Ignite Smite Smite
Disabled N/A
Interrupted by Flash Flash Teleport Teleport Recall Recall Hexflash Hexflash
Interrupted by
  • Death
  • Silence icon Cast-inhibiting effects
  • Edit

    Time Bomb

    Time Bomb

    Active: Zilean throws a ticking time bomb to the target location that grants Sight icon sight of its surroundings. The bomb will attach itself to units that move within the epicenter, or those hit directly, Reveal icon revealing them.

    After 3 seconds, or when the attached unit dies, the bomb explodes to deal magic damage to nearby enemies.

    Magic Damage:
    75 / 115 / 165 / 230 / 300 (+ 90% AP)

    The bomb detonates immediately if another bomb attaches itself to the same unit, Stun icon stunning nearby enemies for a duration.

    Stun Duration:
    1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 / 1.4 / 1.5 seconds

    • Time Bombs landing directly on top of multiple units follow a priority order for whom to attach themselves to.
      1. Units already carrying a bomb
      2. Enemy champions
      3. Allied champions
      4. Enemy minions
      5. Allied minions
    • Time Bombs are not visible to enemies if they attach to an ally that is Guerrilla Warfare stealthed and vice versa.
    • When Time Bomb snaps onto an enemy, it deals 0 Wit's End item proc damage.
    • Zilean can detonate an enemy counterpart's Time Bomb by placing his own on the same unit (the first bomb still deals damage).
    • Time Bomb will be dispelled if the holder takes fatal damage and is saved by Revival icon resurrection before it explodes.
    • Time Bomb can deal damage to the enemy holder through Untargetable icon untargetablility.
    • Spell Shield Spell shield will prevent the application of Time Bomb and it's detonation damage as well as block the Stun icon stun, but not it's immediate detonation if the target already has a Time Bomb on them.

    Map-Specific Differences
    ProfileIcon0785 The Thinking Manatee Ultra Rapid Fire differences edit
    • Stun duration reduced by 0.6 seconds.
    • Cooldown changed to 18 / 17.1 / 16.2 / 15.3 / 14.4 seconds.
    Arena icon Arena differences edit
    • Base damage changed to 100 / 165 / 230 / 295 / 360.




    Active: Zilean reduces the Cooldown icon remaining cooldowns of Time Bomb Time Bomb and Time Warp Time Warp by 10 seconds each.

    Either Time Bomb Time Bomb or Time Warp Time Warp must be on cooldown to cast this ability.

    • No additional details.

    Map-Specific Differences
    ProfileIcon0785 The Thinking Manatee Ultra Rapid Fire differences edit
    • Cooldown changed to 25.2 / 21.6 / 18 / 14.4 / 10.8 seconds.


    Time Warp

    Time Warp

    Active: Zilean applies Time Warp to the target champion which lasts for 2.5 seconds.

    Time Warp: If the target is an ally, they gain Movement speed icon bonus movement speed. If the target is an enemy, they are Slow icon slowed.

    Movement Speed Modifier:
    40 / 55 / 70 / 85 / 99%

    • No additional notes.

    Map-Specific Differences
    ProfileIcon0664 Mirror Mode One for All differences edit
    • The movement speed boost stacks if Time Warp is cast on the same target more than once by other sources.




    Active: Zilean places a protective time rune on the target allied Champion icon champion or himself for 5 seconds.

    If the target takes Death fatal damage within the duration, they enter Revival icon resurrection for 3 seconds, becoming Cosmic Radiance invulnerable, Untargetable icon untargetable, and Lockout icon 2 unable to act. Afterwards, they revive while being Heal power icon healed.

    600 / 850 / 1100 (+ 200% AP)
    ▶️   Buff SFX
    ▶️   Revive SFX

    • Upon trigger, Chronoshift places all summoner spells that are not already on cooldown on a 3-second Cooldown icon cooldown.
    • Chronoshift's Untargetable icon untargetability does not Bullet strikethrough destroy in-flight Projectile projectiles.
    • Chronoshift cannot target Command Hallucinate clones.
    • Chronoshift takes priority over all other Revival icon resurrection effects as well as all Zombie icon zombie state effects.
    • Chronoshift does not activate if the target is killed by the Nexus Obelisk Nexus Obelisk.
    • While in resurrection, the target's health regeneration is set to 0.
    • The target's screen will have a white tint.
    • The following table refers for interactions while the target is unable to act:
    Attacking Disabled
    Abilities Disabled
    Movement Disabled
    Items Usable N/A
    Disabled All items are disabled
    Interrupted by N/A
    Consumables Disabled
    Spells Usable Barrier Barrier Clarity Clarity Cleanse Cleanse Exhaust Exhaust Ghost Ghost Heal Heal Ignite Ignite Smite Smite
    Disabled Flash Flash Teleport Teleport Recall Recall Hexflash Hexflash Mark Mark Dash Dash
    Interrupted by N/A
    Interrupted by
  • Death
  • Champion skins[]

    This article section only contains champion skins. For all associated collection items, see Zilean (Collection).
    Zilean OriginalSkin
    RP 585
    Once a powerful Icathian mage, Zilean became obsessed with the passage of time after witnessing his homeland’s destruction by the Void. Unable to spare even a minute to grieve the catastrophic loss, he called upon ancient temporal magic to divine all possible outcomes. Having become functionally immortal, Zilean now drifts through the past, present, and future, bending and warping the flow of time around him, always searching for that elusive moment that will turn back the clock and undo Icathia’s destruction.
    ActorUnknown voice actor
    ArtistEsben Lash Rasmussen, Sixmorevodka Studio
    Loot eligible Loot eligible

    Patch history[]

    For the expanded patch notes, see here.
    • Stats
      • Base attack speed increased to 0.658 from 0.625.
      • Basic attack missile speed increased to 1500 from 1200.
    • Chronoshift Chronoshift
      • Bug Fix: Now properly triggers after being consumed at the same time that the target's Spell Shield spell shield was consumed.
    • Stats
      • Base mana regeneration increased to 11.35 from 11.34.
    • Stats
      • Base health increased to 574 from 504.
      • Health growth increased to 96 from 82.
      • Armor growth increased to 5 from 3.8.
      • Magic resistance growth increased to 1.3 from 0.5.
    • General
      • Base voice lines have been remastered to sound clearer, cleaner, and smoother.
    • Stats
      • Base attack damage increased to 52 from 51.64.
    • Stats
      • Mana growth increased to 50 from 30.
    • Chronoshift Chronoshift
      • Bug Fix: Abilities with damaging auras (e.g. Renekton's Renekton's Dominus Dominus) no longer continue to damage nearby enemies while the champion is in a revive state.
    • General
      • Recommended items updated.
    V10.5 - March 5th Hotfix
    • Chronoshift Chronoshift
      • Bug Fix: Summoner spells no longer go on cooldown while reviving.
    • Stats
      • Base mana increased to 452 from 360.8.
      • Mana growth reduced to 30 from 60.
      • Base mana regeneration increased to 11.335 from 8.5.
    • Time Bomb Time Bomb
      • Bug Fix: Time Bomb's expiration VFX have been restored.
      • Bug Fix: Is no longer absorbed by Braum's Braum's Unbreakable Unbreakable.
    • Stats
      • Base health regeneration increased to 5.5 from 5.44.
    • Stats
      • Base armor increased to 28 from 19.134.
    • Time in a Bottle Time in a Bottle
      • Bug Fix: When he tries to walk into range to activate Time in a Bottle on an out-of-range ally, he'll no longer cast his most recently-used ability instead once he gets into range.
    • Time Warp Time Warp
      • Bug Fix: Cast range indicator has been reduced to match the actual range.
    • Stats
      • Magic resistance growth increased to 0.5 from 0.
    • Time Bomb Time Bomb
      • Bug Fix: Not damaging attached enemies if they are untargetable when the bomb explodes.
    • General
    • Time in a Bottle Time in a Bottle
      • New Effect: Gives a minimum 15% bottled experience (excess amount remains for next cast)
    • Stats
      • Base mana regeneration increased to 8.5 from 6.
    • General
      • Recommended items updated.
    • Time in a Bottle Time in a Bottle
      • Renamed from Heightened Learning Heightened Learning.
      • Removed: Granting Zilean and his allies 8% bonus experience from all sources.
      • New Effect: Zilean stores 2 / 3.5 / 5 / 6 / 12 (based on level) experience every 5 seconds. When the amount is enough to level up an ally, he can right-click them to give it, with Zilean also gaining the same amount. Zilean cannot give stored experience while he or his target are in combat.
      • Range reduced to 1000 from 1500.
      • Cooldown: 120 seconds
    • Time Bomb Time Bomb
      • Bomb attachment range changed to edge from center.
      • New Effect: Bombs have increased attachment radius for allied chapions (enemy priority unchanged)
      • New bomb attachment particle effect.
      • Explosion visual effects updated.
      • Explosion sound effects updated.
    • Time Bomb Time Bomb
      • New Effect: Bombs interrupt an enemy champion recalling recalling when attaching themselves to them.
    • Rewind Rewind
      • Bug Fix: Combo involving activation in-between Time Bomb Time Bomb casts firing slower than intended.
    • Time Bomb Time Bomb
      • AP ratio increased to (+ 90% AP) from (+ 80% AP)
    • Rewind Rewind
      • Cooldown reduced to 14 / 12 / 10 / 8 / 6 seconds from 18 / 15 / 12 / 9 / 6.
    • Time Warp Time Warp
      • Mana cost reduced to 50 at all ranks from 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70.
    • Time Bomb Time Bomb
      • Cooldown reduced to 10 / 9.5 / 9 / 8.5 / 8 seconds from 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8.
    • Stats
      • Base armor increased to 19 from 17.
      • Attack range reduced to 550 from 600.
      • Attack delay reduced slightly.
      • New basic attacks particles.
      • New ability icons.
    • Time Bomb Time Bomb
      • Targeting changed to ground (fixed travel time) from unit.
      • New Effect: Bombs attach themselves to the nearest unit (explodes normally otherwise)
      • New Effect: Landing two bombs on the same unit detonates the first one immediately, stunning all surrounding enemies for 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 / 1.4 / 1.5 seconds
      • Bomb arm time reduced to 3 seconds from 4.
      • Base damage reduced to 75 / 115 / 165 / 230 / 300 from 90 / 145 / 200 / 260 / 320.
      • AP ratio reduced to (+ 80% AP) from (+ 90% AP)
      • Range increased to 900 from 700.
      • Cooldown changed to 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8 seconds from 10 at all ranks.
      • Mana cost changed to 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100 from 70 / 85 / 100 / 115 / 130.
    • Rewind Rewind
    • Time Warp Time Warp
      • Duration reduced to 2.5 seconds at all ranks from 2.5 / 3.25 / 4 / 4.75 / 5.5.
      • Movement speed modifier changed to 40 / 55 / 70 / 85 / 99% from 55% at all ranks.
      • Cooldown reduced to 15 seconds from 20.
      • Mana cost reduced to 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 from 80.
      • Range changed to 550 (edge to edge) from 700 (center to center)
    • Chronoshift Chronoshift
      • Duration reduced to 5 seconds from 7.
      • Cooldown reduced to 120 / 90 / 60 seconds from 180 at all ranks.


    See also[]