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

Zyra vs Shyvana

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

How to Beat Shyvana as Zyra

based on 2,606 Zyra vs Shyvana matchups
Win Rate
48.7 %
K/D/A
2.21
Pick Rate
3.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked LoL rounds each week. Within our database, Zyra fought Shyvana 2606 times. Having so many matchups for Zyra vs Shyvana gives us confidence in our ability to produce enlightening data and a solid build to destroy your rival. This champion matchup is relatively rare. Zyra fights Shyvana in only 3.8% of her games.

Zyra vs Shyvana Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Zyra has done a poor job of countering Shyvana. On average, she wins a acceptable 48.7% of the time the champions face off with each other in. In Zyra against Shyvana games, Zyra’s side is 0.1% more probable to earn first blood, implying that she probably will get first blood versus Shyvana.

Best Zyra vs Shyvana 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

Rylai's Crystal ScepterZhonya's HourglassMorellonomicon

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Sorcery Arcane Comet Manaflow BandTranscendenceScorch
Domination Taste of BloodTreasure Hunter
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
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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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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Guide to Countering Shyvana as Zyra

Tips for Playing as Zyra against Shyvana

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 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.

Zyra vs Shyvana Counter Stats

Zyra Image
Win Rate
48.7 %
VS
Win Rate
51.3 %
Shyvana Image
3.4
< Kills >
6.3
6.2
< Deaths >
5.1
10.3
< Assists >
7.4
0.73
< Killing Sprees >
1.44
53
< Minions Killed >
80
0.1
< Dragons Killed >
1.48
0.45
< Inhibitors >
0.48
950
< Physical Damage >
3,985
18,677
< Magic Damage >
16,119
996
< True Damage >
1,319
20,624
< Damage Dealt >
21,424
15,892
< Damage Taken >
36,429
9,308
< Gold Earned >
12,308
1.65
< Towers >
1.85
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.28
1,470
< Total Healing >
8,073
11,360
< Experience >
14,600
54
< Vision Score >
21
25
< Wards Placed >
6
238
< Time Dealing CC >
554

How to Counter Shyvana with Zyra in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here show several strategic Zyra vs. Shyvana matchup stats that can help us distinguish the differences between the two. As an example, Zyra’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Shyvana’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Zyra may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Shyvana..

Zyra usually has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than her counter does. On average, she receives less damage than Shyvana. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Zyra and Shyvana

Damage Types Compared

Zyra
Shyvana
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zyra
Shyvana

Who is Better, Zyra or Shyvana?

Both LoL champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Zyra usually loses when taking on Shyvana, with a 48.7% win rate. Therefore, Zyra makes a poor counter to Shyvana.

While Zyra does have a lower win rate than Shyvana, when facing one another, Zyra also has a much greater difficulty level that makes her a more difficult character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Zyra into Shyvanaas her relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Zyra also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Shyvana. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

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

Zyra is a somewhat poor counter to Shyvana. Make sure you focus your actions on keeping up your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Zyra against Shyvana.

Additional Information for Zyra Players

How We Calculated Our Zyra vs Shyvana Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Shyvana as Zyra, we analyzed 2,606 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 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 in order to counter Shyvana during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and stats presented above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Zyra most often racks up less CS as Shyvana. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills typically don't require 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, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers displayed here to do well.

The ideal items to have in your Zyra versus Shyvana build consist of Liandry's Anguish, Shard of True Ice, and Demonic Embrace. When Zyra combined at least these three items in her build, she did a lot better vs Shyvana than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Zyra had an average winrate of 48.7% when countering Shyvana with these items in her kit.

To have the highest likelihood of beating Shyvana as Zyra, you should use 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 used for Zyra vs Shyvana LoL games, this sequence of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 48.7% winrate overall.

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