Zaun Amorphous Combatant (Z. A. C.)

By Zaun Lab Bot

Zac, the Secret Weapon, Revealed

By Tyler 'RiotWenceslaus' Eltringham [2]

Zac Zac, the League's hexchem-fueled Secret Weapon, is about to hit the Fields of Justice. Playing this gelatinous champion means striking a balance between health-cost abilities and a unique Cell Division.png regeneration mechanic. Here's your first look at what this blob's amorphous abilities bring to the table.

Cell Division
Cell Division old

When any of Zac's abilities hit an enemy, a piece of him falls to the ground. Zac can pick up fallen pieces to recover health. When Zac dies he splits into four blobs. These fragments will attempt to reform over a short duration. If any survive, Zac revives with a percentage of his maximum health based on the number of remaining blobs.


Stretching Strike
Stretching Strike

Zac throws a two-handed punch that deals damage and Slow icon slows targets in a line.


Unstable Matter
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Zac's body explodes outward, dealing flat damage to surrounding enemies. Enemies struck also take damage based on their maximum health.


Elastic Slingshot
Elastic Slingshot old

Zac is Root icon immobilized as he charges up a dash toward the target location. The range of Elastic Slingshot increases up to a cap as Zac charges the ability. Zac then fires himself towards the target location, damaging and Stun icon stunning all nearby enemies upon landing.


Let's Bounce
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Zac bounces into the air, immediately Airborne icon knocking up, Slow icon slowing, and damaging nearby enemies. Once airborne, he bounces three times, dealing damage with each impact.


Gameplay
Zac Screenshots

Zac's AoE damage and Cell Division.png self-healing skills provide him with a lot of flexibility on the battlefield. His high level of sustainability makes him an ideal choice whether you're tearing through the jungle or trading hits in top lane.

In the jungle

Zac's combination of area damage and Cell Division.png healing makes him a natural jungler. If you're partial to early game aggression, starting with an early Crest of Cinders.png lizard buff and spending your second skill point in Elastic Slingshot.png Elastic Slingshot can open early gank opportunities. Since Zac's abilities have no mana cost, you might also consider donating an early Crest of Insight.png golem buff to your AP carry. Once the action starts ramping up, you can make use of Elastic Slingshot.png Elastic Slingshot's massive range to create sneaky gank opportunities by circumventing popular ward locations.

Top lane

Zac's skillset also makes him excel in top lane. His AoE presence allows you to quickly clear waves from your turrets in high-pressure situations or shove the lane when you're on the offensive. The healing mechanic on Cell Division.png Cell Division also helps win exchanges with your lane opponent, allowing you to bully enemies back to base and create opportunities for counter-jungling or ganks. While you're roaming, the mobility afforded by Elastic Slingshot.png Elastic Slingshot can help you get the drop on an unsuspecting enemy or escape from sticky situations by hopping over terrain.

Team fights

As the game progresses, Zac's extreme Elastic Slingshot.png mobility and strong crowd control make him a tremendous asset in team fights. With some patience and setup, you can use a fully channeled Elastic Slingshot.png Elastic Slingshot to deploy Let's Bounce!.png Let's Bounce! from huge distances. Once you're in the thick of it, the additional bounces from your Let's Bounce!.png ultimate let you pressure fragile, high-value targets, disrupting enemy positioning as you draw fire off less durable allies. Since every bounce of your Let's Bounce!.png ultimate yields Cell Division.png healing chunks, you'll also have the sustainability you need to keep up the attack. If the opposing team's making aggressive moves, you can opt to use the knock-up and slow from Let's Bounce!.png Let's Bounce! defensively, creating valuable space for the rest of your team to safely disengage. Whether you're initiating or counter-initiating, Zac has ample crowd control to keep your team out of trouble.

Midseason 2017

Goo-man's getting even goo-ier. Stretching Strikes.png Stretching Strikes grabs enemies and knocks 'em together, while Let's Bounce!.png Let's Bounce! carries enemies along for Zac Zac's wild ride. [3]

Cell Division
Cell Division

Each time Zac's abilities hit an enemy, he sheds a chunk of Goo that can be reabsorbed to restore health.

Upon taking fatal damage, Zac splits into four bloblets that attempt to recombine. After a brief delay, Zac revives with health based on the health of the surviving bloblets.


Stretching Strikes
Stretching Strikes

Zac's arm stretches and grabs the first enemy it hits, damaging and Slow icon slowing them. Zac's next basic attack gains bonus range and, if Zac attacks a different enemy, he'll Airborne icon throw both targets toward each other, dealing damage in an area if they collide.


Unstable Matter
Unstable Matter

Zac's body erupts, damaging nearby enemies. Absorbing Goo reduces Unstable Matter's cooldown.


Elastic Slingshot
Elastic Slingshot

Zac charges up and Airborne icon launches himself toward the target location, Airborne icon knocking up nearby enemies. Zac spawns extra chunks of Cell Division.png Goo for each enemy champion hit.


Let's Bounce!
Let's Bounce!

Zac squishes himself into a puddle and charges, becoming immune to crowd control and Slow icon slowing enemies that stand on him.

Reactivating Let's Bounce! without fully charging causes Zac to re-form, Airborne icon knocking back nearby enemies.

If Zac charges for at least a second, he sucks up enemies above him and Airborne icon carries them toward the target location, damaging enemies in the area upon landing.


Media

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Zac, the Secret Weapon - Login Screen

Zac's Theme
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  • Zac Concept (by Riot Artist Larry 'TheBravoRay' Ray)
  • Zac Animation Study (by Riot Artist Larry 'TheBravoRay' Ray)
  • Zac Color Exploration 1 (by Riot Artist Larry 'TheBravoRay' Ray)
  • Zac Color Exploration 2
  • Zac Color Concept (by Riot Artist Larry 'TheBravoRay' Ray)
  • Zac Bloblet Concept
  • Zac Model (by Riot Artist Sam 'cgsammu' Yang)
  • Special Weapon Zac Concept (by Riot Artist Larry 'TheBravoRay' Ray)
  • 2015 Pool Party Skins Splash Concept (by Riot Artist Sixmorevodka Studio)


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