How to Win Zac vs Shyvana Counter Matchup Zac is in the s tier of champions

Zac vs Shyvana

How to Beat Shyvana as Zac in LoL Shyvana is in the b tier of champions
Tank Fighter
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Shyvana as Zac

based on 2,819 Zac vs Shyvana matchups
Win Rate
49.8 %
K/D/A
3.39
Pick Rate
4.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of recently ranked League rounds each week. Within our dataset, Zac faced Shyvana in 2819 matches. Having so many matchups for Zac versus Shyvana gives us faith in our capacity to prepare informative data and a solid build to crush Shyvana. This champion matchup is somewhat uncommon. Zac is forced to battle against Shyvana in only 4.1% of his rounds.

Zac vs Shyvana Matchup Summary

Zac does a average job of countering Shyvana. On average, he wins a acceptable 49.8% of matches the champions battle one another in. In Zac vs Shyvana matches, Zac’s team is 0.1% more probable to earn first blood. This indicates that he probably will get first blood against Shyvana.

Best Zac vs Shyvana Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
EmberknifeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsBami's Cinder

Core Zac Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisSpirit VisageDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Randuin's OmenWarmog's ArmorThornmailBulwark of the Mountain

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Resolve Aftershock Font of LifeSecond WindRevitalize
Precision TriumphLegend: Tenacity
CDRScaling Adaptive MagicRes
Zac's passive ability p
Zac q ability q
Zac w ability w
Zac e ability e
Zac's ultimate ability r
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W
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Q
3
E
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E
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E
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R
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Shyvana as Zac

Tips for Playing as Zac against Shyvana

Picking up goo chunks is very important to staying alive.

When Cell Division is ready, try to die in a position that makes it difficult for the enemy team to kill your bloblets.

Charging Elastic Slingshot from the fog of war will give opponents less time to react.

Advice to Win Against Shyvana

Shyvana's Fury Bar indicate her ultimate can be activated. Harassing her when she's low on Fury can be very effective.

A significant portion of Shyvana's power is generated through aggression, making her weak against opponents who are able to keep their distance.

All of Shyvana's basic abilities hit multiple enemies in dragon form. It's important for opposing champions to not cluster while fighting her.

Zac vs Shyvana Counter Stats

Zac Image
Win Rate
49.8 %
VS
Win Rate
50.2 %
Shyvana Image
5
< Kills >
5.8
4.6
< Deaths >
5
10.6
< Assists >
7.4
1.1
< Killing Sprees >
1.33
48
< Minions Killed >
79
1.12
< Dragons Killed >
1.53
0.4
< Inhibitors >
0.48
1,148
< Physical Damage >
4,226
14,611
< Magic Damage >
16,215
1,342
< True Damage >
1,793
17,102
< Damage Dealt >
22,235
36,483
< Damage Taken >
34,695
10,627
< Gold Earned >
11,948
1.37
< Towers >
1.88
0.27
< Baron Takedowns >
0.29
34,957
< Total Healing >
7,705
12,827
< Experience >
13,958
20
< Vision Score >
21
6
< Wards Placed >
5
472
< Time Dealing CC >
557

How to Counter Shyvana with Zac in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page highlight some vital Zac against Shyvana matchup statistics that can help us appreciate the distinctions between the two. As an example, Zac’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Shyvana’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Zac may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Shyvana..

Zac normally has a similar longest kill spree as his opponent does. Commonly, he takes a similar amount of damage to Shyvana. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also indicate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Zac and Shyvana

Damage Types Compared

Zac
Shyvana
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zac
Shyvana

Who is Better, Zac or Shyvana?

Both League champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Zac usually fairs equally well when taking on Shyvana, with a 49.8% win rate. Thus, Zac makes an ok counter for Shyvana.

While Zac does have a lower win rate than Shyvana, when on opposite teams, Zac also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more time consuming character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Zac into Shyvanaas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Zac has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Shyvana. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Zac vs Shyvana matchups, Shyvana is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Zac is a somewhat poor counter to Shyvana. Make sure you focus your strategy on keeping up your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Zac against Shyvana.

Additional Information for Zac Players

How We Calculated Our Zac vs Shyvana Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Shyvana as Zac, we analyzed 2,819 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 Shyvana as Zac 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 Zac in order to counter Shyvana during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips displayed above, you should grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Zac on average gets less CS relative to Shyvana. Champs who on average don't get many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values reported here to do well.

The most crucial items to use in your Zac versus Shyvana build include Sunfire Aegis, Spirit Visage, and Demonic Embrace. When Zac combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better vs Shyvana than with many other common item sets. In fact, Zac had an average win rate of 49.8% when playing against Shyvana with this counter build.

To have the best probability of coming out on top against Shyvana as Zac, you should take the Aftershock, Font of Life, Second Wind, Revitalize, Triumph, and Legend: Tenacity runes from the Resolve and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players picked for Zac vs Shyvana face-offs, this set of runes yielded the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 49.8% winrate overall.

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