How to Win Shyvana vs Zed Counter Matchup Shyvana is in the b tier of champions

Shyvana vs Zed

How to Beat Zed as Shyvana in LoL Zed is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Zed as Shyvana

based on 3,018 Shyvana vs Zed matchups
Win Rate
50.8 %
K/D/A
2.67
Pick Rate
3.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our counter statistics from the millions of ranked League rounds that we review each week. Our guide on how to beat Zed as Shyvana came out of an analysis of 3018 ranked rounds where both champs opposed one another. This particular pairing is somewhat rare. Shyvana encounters Zed in only 3.4% of her rounds.

Shyvana vs Zed Matchup Summary

Shyvana has done a ok job of beating Zed. Typically, she wins a acceptable 50.8% of the time the champs clash against one another in. In Shyvana versus Zed rounds, Shyvana’s team is 0.1% less expected to earn first blood. This indicates that she probably won't be able to get first blood against Zed.

Best Shyvana vs Zed Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
EmberknifeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Cloth ArmorNull-Magic Mantle

Core Shyvana Items

~22 Mins
Frostfire GauntletThornmailForce of Nature

Optional Items

Titanic HydraWarmog's ArmorZhonya's HourglassDemonic Embrace

Summoner Spells

summonersmite summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Shyvana to level up e
>
Second ability for Shyvana to level up w
>
Last skill for Shyvana to max out q

Runes

Precision Press the Attack TriumphLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve ConditioningUnflinching
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Shyvana's passive ability p
Shyvana q ability q
Shyvana w ability w
Shyvana e ability e
Shyvana's ultimate ability r
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E
2
Q
3
W
4
E
5
E
6
R
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E
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W
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E
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W
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R
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W
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W
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Q
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Q
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R

Guide to Countering Zed as Shyvana

Tips for Playing as Shyvana against Zed

Flame Breath is great to level-up against difficult lane opponents.

It can be valuable to purchase one of the items that can slow enemies: Frozen Mallet, Dead Man's Plate, or Entropy.

Shyvana's abilities all benefit from attacking units. As a result, Attack Speed items are more valuable on her than most champions.

Burnout is an ideal choice for jungling. Monsters will be hit by the full duration, and the speed boost improves her ganking potential.

Advice to Win Against Zed

Zed's Shadow Slash can only slow you if his shadow hits you with it.

Zed receives bonus effect from Attack Damage items he purchases, so Armor is super effective against him.

After Zed uses his Living Shadow, he is at his most vulnerable as his damage, slow, and mobility are both dependent upon it.

Shyvana vs Zed Counter Stats

Shyvana Image
Win Rate
50.8 %
VS
Win Rate
49.2 %
Zed Image
6.1
< Kills >
8.1
5.1
< Deaths >
5.7
7.5
< Assists >
5.8
1.38
< Killing Sprees >
1.82
82
< Minions Killed >
146
1.48
< Dragons Killed >
0.3
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.36
4,260
< Physical Damage >
20,285
16,047
< Magic Damage >
1,183
1,293
< True Damage >
1,369
21,601
< Damage Dealt >
22,838
35,663
< Damage Taken >
22,805
12,223
< Gold Earned >
12,127
1.92
< Towers >
1.57
0.29
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
7,777
< Total Healing >
3,618
14,437
< Experience >
14,137
21
< Vision Score >
19
6
< Wards Placed >
7
568
< Time Dealing CC >
158

How to Counter Zed with Shyvana in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page highlight some vital Shyvana versus Zed matchup stats that can help you appreciate the differences and similarities between the two. Shyvana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Zed’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Shyvana may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Zed..

Shyvana normally has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than her matchup does. Typically, she takes more damage than Zed. This typically indicates differing health capacities, yet it can also illustrate that the champ with increased health has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Shyvana and Zed

Damage Types Compared

Shyvana
Zed
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Shyvana
Zed

Who is Better, Shyvana or Zed?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Shyvana usually fairs equally well when playing against Zed, with a 50.8% win rate. Thus, Shyvana makes an ok counter to Zed.

While Shyvana does have a higher win rate than Zed, when on opposite teams, Shyvana also has a lower level of difficulty that makes her a less complex character to learn. You should be careful when picking Shyvana into Zed.

Moreover, Shyvana also has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Zed. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Shyvana vs Zed matchups, Shyvana is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.

Shyvana is a decent counter for Zed. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Shyvana against Zed.

Additional Information for Shyvana Players

How We Calculated Our Shyvana vs Zed Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zed as Shyvana, we analyzed 3,018 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Zed as Shyvana comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To truly master Shyvana in order to counter Zed during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Shyvana on average picks up less CS relative to Zed. Champs who on average don't get many minion kills often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers displayed here to do well.

The top items to have in your Shyvana versus Zed build include Frostfire Gauntlet, Thornmail, and Force of Nature. When Shyvana combined at least these three items in her build, she did much better countering Zed than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Shyvana had an average winrate of 50.8% battling Zed with these items in her kit.

To have the highest chance of beating Zed as Shyvana, Shyvana players should equip the Press the Attack, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Conditioning, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the runes players chose for Shyvana vs Zed counterpicks, this mix of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 50.8% win rate overall.

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