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

Zed vs Shyvana

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

How to Beat Shyvana as Zed

based on 1,957 Zed vs Shyvana matchups
Win Rate
46 %
K/D/A
2.46
Pick Rate
3.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of ranked League rounds each and every week. In our data, Zed faced Shyvana in 1957 rounds. Having so many games with Zed versus Shyvana gives us confidence in our capacity to prepare informative statistics and a solid build to shatter your rival. This champion matchup is somewhat rare. Zed is forced to battle against Shyvana in only 3.1% of his matches.

Zed vs Shyvana Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Zed has done a terrible job of countering Shyvana. Typically, he wins a lowly 46.0% of the time the champions battle one another in. In Zed vs Shyvana matches, Zed’s team is 0.1% more expected to earn first blood, indicating that he most likely will get first blood versus Shyvana.

Best Zed vs Shyvana Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsSerrated Dirk

Core Zed Items

~22 Mins
Duskblade of DraktharrYoumuu's GhostbladeEdge of Night

Optional Items

Lord Dominik's RegardsBlack CleaverThe CollectorSerylda's Grudge

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Electrocute Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Sorcery TranscendenceGathering Storm
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Zed's passive ability p
Zed q ability q
Zed w ability w
Zed e ability e
Zed's ultimate ability r
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Q
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W
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E
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Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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Guide to Countering Shyvana as Zed

Tips for Playing as Zed against Shyvana

Placing a Living Shadow before using Death Mark can give Zed a safe escape from combat.

Quickly double tapping Living Shadow will teleport Zed to his shadow immediately for rapid escapes.

Saving energy and spell cooldowns until you use your ultimate will maximize Death Mark's damage.

Advice to Win Against Shyvana

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

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

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

Zed vs Shyvana Counter Stats

Zed Image
Win Rate
46 %
VS
Win Rate
54 %
Shyvana Image
8.2
< Kills >
6.5
5.7
< Deaths >
5.1
5.8
< Assists >
7.7
1.86
< Killing Sprees >
1.48
150
< Minions Killed >
65
0.29
< Dragons Killed >
1.82
0.37
< Inhibitors >
0.5
20,502
< Physical Damage >
4,025
1,144
< Magic Damage >
15,934
1,380
< True Damage >
1,446
23,027
< Damage Dealt >
21,406
23,103
< Damage Taken >
35,857
12,294
< Gold Earned >
12,437
1.55
< Towers >
1.9
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.34
2,790
< Total Healing >
8,555
14,384
< Experience >
14,603
19
< Vision Score >
23
7
< Wards Placed >
5
157
< Time Dealing CC >
585

How to Counter Shyvana with Zed in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here highlight some important Zed against Shyvana counter stats that may help us realize the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Zed’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Shyvana’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Zed may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Shyvana..

Zed often has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his opponent does. On average, he receives less damage than Shyvana. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the champ with more HP has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Zed and Shyvana

Damage Types Compared

Zed
Shyvana
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zed
Shyvana

Who is Better, Zed or Shyvana?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Zed usually loses when playing against Shyvana, with a 46.0% win rate. Thus, Zed makes a poor counter for Shyvana.

While Zed does have a lower win rate compared to Shyvana, when facing one another, Zed also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex champ to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Zed into Shyvanaas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Zed also has almost no amount of utility and CC, 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 is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Zed vs Shyvana matchups, Shyvana is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Zed is a terribly counter for Shyvana. You will do well by focussing your actions on increasing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Zed against Shyvana.

Additional Information for Zed Players

How We Calculated Our Zed vs Shyvana Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Shyvana as Zed, we analyzed 1,957 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 Zed 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 learn all of the intricacies of Zed to counter Shyvana during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions presented here, you should grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Zed on average racks up more CS relative to Shyvana. Champions who typically don't acquire many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values shown here to do well.

The most crucial items to have in your Zed versus Shyvana build include Duskblade of Draktharr, Youmuu's Ghostblade, and Edge of Night. When Zed used at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better against Shyvana than with many other common item sets. In fact, Zed boasted an average win rate of 46.0% when countering Shyvana with this build.

To have the greatest probability of coming out on top against Shyvana as Zed, Zed players should take the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Transcendence, and Gathering Storm runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the runes players used for Zed vs Shyvana counters, this combination of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 46.0% win rate overall.

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