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

Zyra vs Ryze

How to Beat Ryze as Zyra in LoL Ryze is in the b tier of champions
Mage Support
Mage Fighter

How to Beat Ryze as Zyra

based on 423 Zyra vs Ryze matchups
Win Rate
57.2 %
K/D/A
2.35
Pick Rate
0.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our counter stats from the millions of recently rated League matches that we review each week. This guide on how to beat Ryze as Zyra came out of an examination of 423 ranked games where both champions clashed against each other. This champion pairing is somewhat rare. Zyra has to counter Ryze in only 0.7% of her matches.

Zyra vs Ryze Matchup Summary

Zyra has done a great job of beating Ryze. On average, she wins a fantastic 57.2% of matches the champs face each other in. In Zyra against Ryze rounds, Zyra’s team is 0.0% more expected to get first blood, implying that she probably will be able to get first blood versus Ryze.

Best Zyra vs Ryze 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 AnguishMorellonomiconShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Rylai's Crystal ScepterZhonya'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 Ryze as Zyra

Tips for Playing as Zyra against Ryze

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 Ryze

Ryze is especially dangerous to opponents that are marked with Flux.

Crowd controlling Ryze during Realm Warp's windup will cancel the portal.

Use Realm Warp's windup time to figure out how to deal with what may be coming out of the portal.

Zyra vs Ryze Counter Stats

Zyra Image
Win Rate
57.2 %
VS
Win Rate
42.8 %
Ryze Image
3.8
< Kills >
5.3
6.3
< Deaths >
6
11
< Assists >
6.5
0.82
< Killing Sprees >
1.24
52
< Minions Killed >
181
0.1
< Dragons Killed >
0.13
0.58
< Inhibitors >
0.39
940
< Physical Damage >
934
19,181
< Magic Damage >
19,349
1,101
< True Damage >
558
21,223
< Damage Dealt >
20,841
15,893
< Damage Taken >
26,046
9,594
< Gold Earned >
11,780
1.88
< Towers >
1.88
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
1,600
< Total Healing >
3,337
11,669
< Experience >
14,791
55
< Vision Score >
20
25
< Wards Placed >
10
241
< Time Dealing CC >
135

How to Counter Ryze with Zyra in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here highlight several strategic Zyra vs. Ryze matchup statistics that can help you distinguish the differences and similarities between the pair. Zyra’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Ryze’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Zyra may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Ryze. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.

Zyra typically has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than her enemy does. Commonly, she receives less damage than Ryze. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also indicate that the champ with higher HP has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Zyra and Ryze

Damage Types Compared

Zyra
Ryze
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zyra
Ryze

Who is Better, Zyra or Ryze?

Both League champs are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Zyra usually wins when facing off against Ryze, with a 57.2% win rate. As a result, Zyra makes a fantastic counter for Ryze.

While Zyra does have a much higher winrate than Ryze, when facing one another, Zyra also has a greater level of difficulty that makes her a more complex character to learn. You should be be fine when picking Zyra into Ryzeas 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 Ryze. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Zyra vs Ryze 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 allies during team fights.

Zyra is a great counter for Ryze. You will do well by focussing your play on increasing your CS and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Zyra against Ryze.

Additional Information for Zyra Players

How We Calculated Our Zyra vs Ryze Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Ryze as Zyra, we analyzed 423 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 Ryze 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 learn all of the intricacies of Zyra to counter Ryze during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and tips shown above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Zyra on average accumulates a lot less CS relative to Ryze. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The best items to have in your Zyra versus Ryze build include Liandry's Anguish, Morellonomicon, and Shard of True Ice. When Zyra combined at least these three items in her build, she performed much better countering Ryze than with most other common builds. In fact, Zyra had an average win rate of 57.2% when playing against Ryze with this build.

To have the highest chance of crushing Ryze as Zyra, you should use the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Taste of Blood, and Relentless Hunter runes from the Sorcery and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Zyra vs Ryze counters, this mixture of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 57.2% win rate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Ryze as Zyra are shown for all ranked divisions. If you want to narrow the stats and builds to a particular player tier, you can use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.