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  • Welcome to the League of Legends Champion Spotlight, featuring Zac, the Secret Weapon.

  • Zac is a slippery melee disruptive tank who excels in the jungle, or in a solo lane.

  • As a health based caster, Zac expends a portion of his current health to cast abilities.

  • His kit allows him to dive head-first into a fight to lock down priority targets while soaking up damage for his teammates.

  • To counter Zac’s health costs, let’s take a look at his death-defying passive: Cell Division.

  • Each time Zac hits an enemy with an ability, a chunk of himself flies off from his body.

  • He can reabsorb these bloblets to regain a percentage of his max health.

  • Enemy champions can also step on them to crush them.

  • Cell Division also causes Zac to break into four bloblets upon death.

  • If any of them survive by the time he recombines, he will revive with a percentage of his max health, depending on how much damage the bloblets have taken.

  • Stretching Strike punches all enemies in a target direction, dealing damage and slowing everyone affected.

  • Players looking for damage in lane, or extra slow should max it first.

  • Unstable matter causes Zac’s body to erupt, dealing damage to all nearby enemies based on a percentage of their maximum health.

  • This ability is on a notably low cooldown and allows Zac to constantly benefit from Cell Division while fighting.

  • Elastic Slingshot allows Zac to launch himself to a target location after charging in the direction of your cursor.

  • The landing impact damages and knocks enemies back a short distance.

  • Although this can be a long-range jump, a quick cast at short range is great for spell interrupts and damage.

  • Let’s Bounce! is Zac’s ultimate.

  • When activated he hops four times, damaging, knocking up, and slowing enemies he lands on, while he receives an accelerating speed boost.

  • Damaging a single enemy on multiple bounces has diminishing returns, and enemies can only be knocked up once.

  • Even if he’s stunned or rooted, Zac will keep bouncing.

  • When playing Zac in the top lane, he should be careful not to overextend to pick up bloblets from Cell Division.

  • Here Riven dashes in and punishes him for being out of position.

  • Stretching Strike and Elastic Slingshot are great escape tools. Here Zac slows Riven just enough to leap out of range.

  • When starting in the jungle, Unstable Matter is Zac’s greatest asset.

  • This allows him to clear wolves quickly, while the sustain from Cell Division prevents him from needing to use his Health Potions.

  • When looking to gank from the jungle, charge Elastic Slingshot from the brush or fog of war.

  • Here Zac flings himself straight onto Orianna and follows up with Stretching Strike for the slow and kill.

  • Cell Division is a really good baiting tool.

  • Because Zac’s abilities cost a percentage of his current health, while the bloblets heal for a percentage of his maximum health, he’s able to survive by spamming his abilities.

  • This buys enough time to give Ryze the kill on Amumu.

  • Elastic Slingshot’s long range opens up some unique gank paths.

  • Here are a few examples of ways you can surprise an enemy by leaping over large sections of terrain.

  • While Cell Division is off cooldown, Zac has a little more leeway to dive past turrets and play aggressively.

  • After a successful gank onto Miss Fortune, two of Zac’s bloblets land at a safe distance, and he’s able to survive a normally fatal turret dive.

  • With all his abilities combined, Zac is incredibly persistent and almost impossible to escape from.

  • He slows Lux with Stretching Strike, which allows him to hit Elastic Slingshot despite being rooted.

  • He follows up with Stretching Strike, and then hits Let’s Bounce!

  • The knockup and slow help his teammates catch up and he finally takes her down despite Lux’s suite of crowd control and shields.

  • In a teamfight, Zac’s primary focus should be on disruption.

  • He spots Skarner and Xin Zhao coming in from the side, slows them down with Stretching Strike and then hits Let's Bounce!

  • The knockup and slow prevents them from following up on Cassiopeia and Zac’s team takes 3 kills for nothing.

  • Zac can also play a damage role in teamfights.

  • He charges Elastic Slingshot from out of sight. Stretching Strike into Let’s Bounce! takes down two.

  • Then he turns back for Jax. Stretching Strike and Unstable Matter take him down and Zac gets a triple kill in a three versus five.

  • When building Zac, focus on a mix of damage and durability.

  • Try Magic Penetration Marks, Armor Seals, Magic Resist Glyphs, and Ability Power Quintessences.

  • For Masteries, try 9/21/0 focusing on Magic Penetration in offense, and general durability in defense. On screen here is an example jungling page.

  • Flash, Smite, and Exhaust are great choices when playing Zac. These quickly allow him to quickly reposition and disable enemy threats.

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Welcome to the League of Legends Champion Spotlight, featuring Zac, the Secret Weapon.

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