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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Shyvana as Zyra are given for all skill levels, merged. If you would like to scope the stats and builds to a distinct player tier, you can use the selection menu at the top of this page.