How to Win Zyra vs Kennen Counter Matchup Zyra is in the a tier of champions

Zyra vs Kennen

How to Beat Kennen as Zyra in LoL Kennen is in the b tier of champions
Mage Support
Mage Marksman

How to Beat Kennen as Zyra

based on 694 Zyra vs Kennen matchups
Win Rate
51.3 %
K/D/A
2.15
Pick Rate
0.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked League of Legends games that we review each week. Our guide on how to beat Kennen as Zyra resulted from an evaluation of 694 ranked games where both champions battled one another. This pairing is somewhat rare. Zyra has to counter Kennen in only 0.8% of her rounds.

Zyra vs Kennen Matchup Summary

Zyra does a decent job of beating Kennen. On average, she wins a acceptable 51.3% of games the champions oppose each other in. In Zyra against Kennen matches, Zyra’s team is 0.1% more likely to obtain first blood, implying that she most likely will get first blood versus Kennen.

Best Zyra vs Kennen Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Sapphire CrystalAmplifying Tome

Core Zyra Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishRylai's Crystal ScepterShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Zhonya's Hourglass

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Sorcery Arcane Comet Manaflow BandTranscendenceScorch
Domination Taste of BloodRelentless Hunter
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Zyra's passive ability p
Zyra q ability q
Zyra w ability w
Zyra e ability e
Zyra's ultimate ability r
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E
2
W
3
Q
4
E
5
E
6
R
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E
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Q
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E
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Q
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R
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Q
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Q
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Kennen as Zyra

Tips for Playing as Zyra against Kennen

Seeds grant vision to your team.

Placing a seed in your spell's path after you have cast it gives you the best chance of having a seed in the proper spot.

Zyra is a great ambusher - look for opportunities to set a trap of seeds in brush, then lure enemies in.

Advice to Win Against Kennen

Consider playing a bit more cautiously around Kennen when you have a Mark of the Storm debuff. If he hits you with 3 Marks of the Storm, you will get stunned.

Kennen is flimsy by nature - turn and attack him if he gets careless with Lightning Rush.

Zyra vs Kennen Counter Stats

Zyra Image
Win Rate
51.3 %
VS
Win Rate
48.7 %
Kennen Image
3.7
< Kills >
5.9
6.6
< Deaths >
5.6
10.5
< Assists >
6
0.8
< Killing Sprees >
1.35
50
< Minions Killed >
154
0.14
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.39
914
< Physical Damage >
2,209
18,130
< Magic Damage >
18,501
902
< True Damage >
758
19,946
< Damage Dealt >
21,469
15,871
< Damage Taken >
21,703
9,432
< Gold Earned >
11,196
1.7
< Towers >
1.85
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
1,424
< Total Healing >
2,877
11,285
< Experience >
14,225
54
< Vision Score >
18
24
< Wards Placed >
9
235
< Time Dealing CC >
62

How to Counter Kennen with Zyra in LoL

The stats provided here feature some critical Zyra against Kennen matchup statistics that can help us grasp the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Zyra’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Kennen’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Zyra may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Kennen. This observation is largely a result of the differences in assists.

Zyra typically has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than her matchup does. Typically, she takes less damage than Kennen. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the champ with higher health has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Zyra and Kennen

Damage Types Compared

Zyra
Kennen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zyra
Kennen

Who is Better, Zyra or Kennen?

Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Zyra usually wins when trying to fight Kennen, with a 51.3% win rate. Thus, Zyra makes a good counter for Kennen.

While Zyra does have a higher winrate compared to Kennen, when they face off with one another, Zyra also has a much greater difficulty level that makes her a more complex champ to learn. You should be careful when picking Zyra into Kennenas her relative depth means you may not be able to reach her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Zyra also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Kennen. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Zyra vs Kennen matchups, Zyra is the better champ with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.

Zyra is a decent counter for Kennen. Focus your play on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Zyra against Kennen.

Additional Information for Zyra Players

How We Calculated Our Zyra vs Kennen Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kennen as Zyra, we analyzed 694 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 Kennen as Zyra 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 Zyra to counter Kennen during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions displayed here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Zyra typically picks up a lot less CS relative to Kennen. Champions who typically don't earn many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers displayed here to do well.

The most crucial items to prioritize in your Zyra versus Kennen build include Liandry's Anguish, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, and Shard of True Ice. When Zyra bought at least these three pieces in her build, she did much better when fighting Kennen than with many other common builds. In fact, Zyra boasted an average win rate of 51.3% when countering Kennen with these items in her kit.

To have the highest likelihood of defeating Kennen as Zyra, Zyra players should take the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Taste of Blood, and Relentless Hunter runes from the Sorcery and Domination rune sets. Out of all the runes that we analyzed for Zyra vs Kennen counter picks, this order of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 51.3% winrate overall.

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