Originally Posted by LogJammin
The only nerf needed on Zil is just to lessen the range on his time bombs or increase mana cost on them.
I agree that this is the ONLY thing wrong with Zilean - the range of his time bomb. If he had to get into caster auto-attack range to plant it, he would be more balanced.
Oh, and yeah, get a negatron cloak and then forget he is even in the game.
Lastly, don't think that you need to rush to your lane to get the very first minion kill of the game. Just wait, see who went to which lane, and then plan your team's lanes accordingly. Brush ganks don't work enough to justify racing to your lane. Play smart.