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Zyra Statistics for Gentside Treatz

Author's performance with Zyra compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
20
6
Win %
25
46
Kills
3.1
3.8
Assists
8.9
9.7
Deaths
6.7
6.8
KA:D Ratio
1.8
2.0
Gold Earned
9.3K
10K
Creep Score
25.5
64.4
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

4.png is always taken on Zyra support for playmaking with your Flash+E and general safety. You want to be running 4.png14.png against teamcomps with little to no dive-threat and 4.png3.png against teamcomps with heavy divethreats (such as 157.png,59.png,114.png etc.) or vs. a high pressure bot (like if you're playing 143.png202.png vs. 53.png51.png). 

Basically ignite for early kill pressure and if you don't need exhaust lategame, and exhaust if you don't have a lot of all-in potential earlygame and need it for the later stages of the game (I mostly run exhaust currently though due to the jungle meta with assassins).

New Runes Back to Top

Standard high/medium range mage support setup right now. Aery gives you a lot of poke throughout the game and gives you more damage than Comet does. Manaflow Band is really nice due to your poor manaregen mostly in lane. Absolute Focus gives you free AP because you spend most of the game over 70% HP as Zyra and Scorch offers you a lot of free harass.


Domination as a 2nd tree with Cheap Shot and Zombie Ward gives you free vision when your wards expire/you kill enemy wards as well as free damage as you hit a zyrae.png or allies CC the enemies. Over all a very well balanced Zyra page that you will do well with. 

Masteries Back to Top

You want to run TLD on 143.png as it helps you with poke in lane to get lane dominance. Precision is the easiest choice of mastery as it grants you a really nice boost in magic pen. Your last 12 points can be put in either Ferocity or Resolve, personally I prefer to have lower flash CD from the Insight mastery as it helps you set up more plays or escape from dangerous situations.

Abilities Back to Top

Q
W
E
Q
Q
R
E
E
E
E
R
Q
Q
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
1
4
5
12
13
W
2
14
15
17
18
E
3
7
8
9
10
R
6
11
16

You want to put 3 spells in your  zyraq.png to help with earlygame trades in lane combined with your plants. The reason why you don't put more points in your zyraq.png before maxing zyrae.png is because laningphase usually ends as you have 3 points in Q and you want to start maxing your E to get better and more frequent pickoffs on the enemies. 2nd you max your zyrae.png as mentioned and you lastly max your zyraw.png and of course pick up your ult zyrar.png whenever you can (levels 6,11,16).


It's important with Zyra to understand when to proc what plant. You want to proc your seeds with zyrae.png if you need the extra slowdown+higher dmg in a closer circle around your plant and proc seeds with your zyraq.png if you want more over all damage. This is extra important to think about before using your ultimate as it buffs your plants immensely. 

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

Core Items

Situational Items

    Situational
    Utility

You want to rush a 3098.png as soon as possible to enhance your laningphase with extra damage and gold income on your first base. 


After that you want to get a 2049.png and a few control wards to help set up vision and track the enemy jungler more efficiently and follow it up with a pair of 3020.png to really start doing big damage. After you have your boots you want to complete 2301.png and after that start going for the core damage items.

3151.png will be your first core damage item in most scenarios as it helps you deal insane damage and give you some more HP to survive those pesky assassins. In some situations it could be worth going for a 3116.png before the Liandry's however, if you desperately need the extra peel. Incase the enemies have a 2+ champions with insane AoE spells (Like 30.png68.png) you want to get a 3190.png+3107.png combo after you finish Liandry's, to help negate their effectiveness towards your team. After you have these 2-4 items you want to round out your build with a 3135.png to boost your DPS by an insane amount. 

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Alistar
    Medium
  • Bard
    Easy
  • Blitzcrank
    Easy
  • Braum
    Medium
  • Janna
    Medium
  • Karma
    Medium
  • Leona
    Easy
  • Lulu
    Easy
  • Nami
    Medium

VS

Alistar

Medium

This lane can be tricky for Zyra if Alistar get's a lot of gank pressure. In an isolated botlane 2v2 matchup this is favourable for Zyra, but Alistar with jungle assistance has enough CC to lock Zyra down and burst her quickly. Whenever you have no information of the jungler, play a bit further back to not be in range of his 4.pngpulverize.png combo. In lategame you want to stand a bit further behind your team and lock him down with your zyrae.png and zone enemy backline with your zyrar.png.

VS

Bard

Easy

In my opinion one of the best matchups for Zyra. Bard's short range trades makes it easy for Zyra to always counter with an auto+zyraq.pngzyraw.pngzyrae.png to win trades. Much like Alistar however you have to be aware of the gank pressure that Bard offers. Make sure he can never portal behind you/set up his jungler with an easy bardr.png and you have an easy time throughout the game.

VS

Blitzcrank

Easy

Super easy matchup for Zyra throughout the game. Whenever he is looking for a hook on you, you can either block yourself with plants to negate his hook or just countertrade with an zyrae.pngzyraw.pngzyraq.png combo to slow him down with your plant and proc your TLD. Basically Blitzcrank can never get into range to hook you in this matchup which makes it favourable. Just make sure you never throw out your zyrae.png randomly and let him fully commit to the trade before using it and you're good to go. Abuse your range advantage and it's easy peasy.

VS

Braum

Medium

This can be a tricky matchup for you as Zyra if the Braum lane gets ahead as he can block almost all of your damage with his braume.png during short trades. In lane you want to focus on poking his ADC with short zyraq.pngzyraw.png combos and try to stay away from his own minions to not allow him for a braumw.png to close the gap with you and just put his braume.png and start going to town. Much like Blitzcrank, use your range advantage and never let him get into range by saving your zyrae.png until he commits. In later stages of the game one thing you have to be aware of is never facecheck Braum, you can avoid this by calling your jungler to help you secure vision. If you ever run in to Braum in mid/lategame you get oneshot from a braumrwrapper.png+braumq.png stun which will kill you without you being able to react.

VS

Janna

Medium

This can be a tricky matchup for Zyra as you can never fully harass a Janna lane if they play well and super far back. In this matchup you want to focus more on roaming and getting deep vision than abusing the lane matchup. Focus on pushing out your lane then move with either your ADC or jungler to secure vision in the botside jungle. The big disadvantage Janna has is that she can never push a lane, so you have to abuse that by using the time your minions are under her tower to do other things. In mid/lategame this matchup is super easy, but you should never be in range to kill her just her teammates.

VS

Karma

Medium

This is quite a tricky lane but gets easier once laningphase ends. In lane she can match your harass with karmamantra.pngkarmaq.png+autos and always have equal range to you. Your goal in lane is to match her push and never get under your tower so they can easily harass you. After lane you want to set up vision control around the next objective and let Karma facecheck it. If she runs into your zyrae.pngzyraq.pngzyraw.pngzyrar.png she will be chunked to 30% and if you have backup she definitely dies in your combo. Be aware to never run alone as she can just karmamantra.pngkarmasolkimshield.png her team in to chase you and lock you down with her karmaspiritbind.png, play it smart and play it with your team.

VS

Leona

Easy

This lane is a lot like the Alistar lane. In an isolated 2v2 matchup in bot you will always win against the Leona lane as Zyra, however you have to be aware of when a jungle can back her up. The amount of CC in Leonas' kit allows her to easily set up ganks, and it's basically the only way Leona can get ahead in this lane. Play far back in lane, poking with your zyraq.pngzyraw.png+autos constantly, but have enough vision to make sure you cant get ran down by Leona+her jungler. In mid/lategame you want to be REALLY careful of being the closest target to Leona, as you are guaranteed to die from a max range leonasolarflare.pngleonazenithblade.pngleonashieldofdaybreak.png combo from her. Play behind your frontline like you would against Alistar and respect her range and it's an easy matchup.

VS

Lulu

Easy

This is in my opinion one of the most easy matchups along with Bard. Lulu excells in short-range trades, and Zyra is the best support to counter it. Any time Lulu looks for a lulue.pngluluq.png+auto combo on you on your carry, just match it with a zyrae.pngzyraq.pngzyraw.png+auto combo and you come ahead in the trade with like 200HP. Zyra simply has the extreme range advantage in this matchup, and Lulu can't abuse her shortranged burst trades hard enough vs. her. This goes for all stages of the game, you want to let her come close and start casting spells and clip her in her spell casts with your zyrae.png to follow up with massive damage.

VS

Nami

Medium

This is a medium/hard matchup for Zyra, it depends on the skill level of the Nami. In my opinion this matchup is extremely annoying for Zyra as she can never get any really good trades in, and any trade that you make with the Nami lane gets namiw.png healed back to full HP. Much like Karma, you want to get vision control before Nami in the mid/lategame to create easy picks as she facechecks for vision. Play it smart and with your team and you can do well.

How to play in different stages of the game Back to Top

Earlygame:    

Zyra's job in the earlygame and in lane is always to secure a pushing lane with your ADC. With a pushing lane you can assist your jungler in invading the enemy junglers botside jungle, or assist him in securing scuttlecrab vision. This also allows you to easily poke your enemies together with your ADC and get a gold lead for yourself. After you have your Sightstone you want to get deep wards in the enemy jungle (DON'T FACECHECK EVERYTHING HOWEVER, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE MID PUSH+YOU KNOW WHERE ENEMY JUNGLE+BOT IS SO YOU DON'T RUN IN AND DIE) to help you in pushing safely. This is your plan as Zyra in the earlygame.

Midgame: 

Your job in the midgame is to secure vision around the next objective you want to take (first tower>dragon>towers). As Zyra you are incredibly strong at killing people who facecheck areas where you have secured vision, so that's an easy way for you to chunk or kill people that overextend blindly. Focus on using your ultimate as a zoning tool to split enemy front and backline in order to help kill them more easily. With your Liandry's and boots+Eye of the Watchers you will start doing a decent amount of damage in this stage of the game.

 

Lategame: 


Honestly Zyras' lategame doesn't change much from midgame. Since Nashor is a bigger threat than in mid/earlygame, you want to ALWAYS have vision on this objective. Your main goal is to get picks, much like in midgame, with help of vision. Get tons of control wards and move them aggressively into the enemy jungle around Baron and kill them as they facecheck together with your team. It's important that you never go alone as you get oneshot by anything moving as Zyra, always go with your team. After you have secured Nashor you want to look for inner+inhib towers, always try to set up vision where you want to fight/take towers next and don't be greedy with flash+roots. 

ADCs that synergize with Zyra Back to Top

TIER 1: 202.png22.png110.png 51.png


These champions synergize really well with Zyra due to their ability to followup her root and poke, or CC them before enabling Zyra to root after. Combined with their long range and hard damage followup, they are the best ADCs to play with in botlane as Zyra. 


TIER 2+Rest: 81.png29.png236.png222.png67.png

These are the other ADCs that have potential synergy with Zyra support. Basically they don't have the same CC that the Tier1 ADCs do, but they all have good followup potential from Zyra herself with a lot of damage.

About me Back to Top

I'm a top 100~ Challenger support player on EUW that is currently contracted with Team ROCCAT. Previously played in the Division de honor (Spanish League) with Giants. Feel free to follow me on Twitter where I post about LoL in general and my adventures in SoloQ and competitive! :)

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