I'm bored...and I wanna try something new. I never ever see Zilean anymore, and I've been theory crafting a bit.
Zilean has a powerful MS buff/slow, his AA range his decently high, and his Q has high ratios and range. The one thing he lacks is tankiness and consistent damage over a long period of time since he literally only has a single offensive spell to fall back on.
Anyways here's what I'm theorycrafting only. Against someone like Irelia, if I build lots of spell penetration and AP, can Zilean's magic damage push them out? Can Zilean's speed buff let him escape ganks if the lane is pushed?
I haven't thought of a build yet, but I think I should get Haunting Guise just for the spell penetration+AP boost, and later on work up to a Lichbane late game so I can do more than just Q the enemy champions. I know that in lane, I will need to buy an excessive amount of wards, not just because of ganks, but because of the top bushes being an easy way for someone with gap closers to zone me out.