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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Zed as Shyvana are presented for all skill levels, merged. To scope the statistics and builds to a distinct division, you should use the selection menu at the top of this page.