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

Zyra vs Pyke

How to Beat Pyke as Zyra in LoL Pyke is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Pyke as Zyra

based on 2,723 Zyra vs Pyke matchups
Win Rate
52.6 %
K/D/A
2.08
Pick Rate
4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of ranked League games each week. Within our database, Zyra faced off against Pyke 2723 times. Having so many matchups for Zyra vs Pyke gives us faith in our capability to provide useful statistics and a recommended build to smash Pyke. This champ matchup is fairly rare. Zyra encounters Pyke in only 4.0% of her rounds.

Zyra vs Pyke Matchup Summary

Zyra does a good job of countering Pyke. On average, she wins a whopping 52.6% of the time the champs fight one another in. In Zyra against Pyke rounds, Zyra’s team is 0.3% less expected to earn first blood. This implies that she most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Pyke.

Best Zyra vs Pyke Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeLost Chapter

Core Zyra Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishShard of True IceDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Zhonya's HourglassMorellonomiconRylai's Crystal Scepter

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 BloodTreasure Hunter
CDRScaling 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
7
E
8
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 Pyke as Zyra

Tips for Playing as Zyra against Pyke

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 Pyke

Pyke regenerates a significant amount of damage he has taken from enemy champions, but only when you can't see him!

When Pyke is hidden nearby in his Ghostwater Dive, sharks will circle underneath your feet.

Try not to stand near low health allies. If Pyke executes them using Death From Below, you might be next on the list.

Zyra vs Pyke Counter Stats

Zyra Image
Win Rate
52.6 %
VS
Win Rate
47.4 %
Pyke Image
4
< Kills >
7.1
7.2
< Deaths >
7
11
< Assists >
8.2
0.86
< Killing Sprees >
1.66
55
< Minions Killed >
42
0.12
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.32
1,039
< Physical Damage >
8,653
19,406
< Magic Damage >
17
1,142
< True Damage >
2,532
21,587
< Damage Dealt >
11,203
16,152
< Damage Taken >
22,769
9,714
< Gold Earned >
9,867
1.81
< Towers >
1.03
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
1,265
< Total Healing >
5,028
11,721
< Experience >
11,095
52
< Vision Score >
56
25
< Wards Placed >
27
242
< Time Dealing CC >
91

How to Counter Pyke with Zyra in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page clarify some vital Zyra vs. Pyke counter statistics that may help us grasp the differences between this set of champions. As an example, Zyra’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Pyke’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Zyra may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Pyke..

Zyra normally has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than her enemy does. On average, she receives less damage than Pyke. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also show that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Zyra and Pyke

Damage Types Compared

Zyra
Pyke
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zyra
Pyke

Who is Better, Zyra or Pyke?

Both LoL champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Zyra usually wins when facing off against Pyke, with a 52.6% win rate. Therefore, Zyra makes a good counter for Pyke.

While Zyra does have a higher winrate compared to Pyke, when facing one another, Zyra also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more difficult champion to develop with. You don't need to be too worried when picking Zyra into Pykeas her relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Zyra has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Pyke. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Zyra vs Pyke matchups, Zyra is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.

Zyra is a good counter for Pyke. Make sure you focus your play on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Zyra against Pyke.

Additional Information for Zyra Players

How We Calculated Our Zyra vs Pyke Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Pyke as Zyra, we analyzed 2,723 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 Pyke 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

If you would like to truly master Zyra to counter Pyke during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and tips presented above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Zyra most often picks up a similar amount of CS compared to Pyke. Champs who typically don't earn much CS usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values shown here to do well.

The ideal items to prioritize in your Zyra versus Pyke build include Liandry's Anguish, Shard of True Ice, and Demonic Embrace. When Zyra used at least these three items in her build, she performed much better versus Pyke than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Zyra boasted an average win rate of 52.6% when countering Pyke with this counter build.

To have the highest probability of vanquishing Pyke as Zyra, you should take the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Taste of Blood, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Sorcery and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players chose for Zyra vs Pyke counterpicks, this mix of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 52.6% win rate overall.

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