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

Zyra vs Skarner

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

How to Beat Skarner as Zyra

based on 296 Zyra vs Skarner matchups
Win Rate
53 %
K/D/A
2.43
Pick Rate
0.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of recently ranked League of Legends games each week. In our data, Zyra did battle with Skarner 296 times. Having so many matchups for Zyra vs Skarner provides us a lot of faith in our ability to provide enlightening statistics and a pro build to defeat Skarner. This particular counter pairing is fairly rare. Zyra encounters Skarner in only 0.5% of her rounds.

Zyra vs Skarner Matchup Summary

Zyra has done a good job of countering Skarner. On average, she wins a fantastic 53.0% of the time the champs face off with each other in. In Zyra vs Skarner matches, Zyra’s side is 0.0% more probable to obtain first blood. This indicates that she probably will get first blood against Skarner.

Best Zyra vs Skarner Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsAmplifying Tome

Core Zyra Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishZhonya's HourglassShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Rylai'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 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
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W
3
Q
4
E
5
E
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R
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E
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Q
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Skarner as Zyra

Tips for Playing as Zyra against Skarner

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 Skarner

Skarner's Move Speed is increased as long as his shield, Crystalline Exoskeleton, persists. Attack him to lower his speed.

Skarner can't harm you very much outside of short range, so stay away from him!

Skarner is especially dangerous when inside Crystal Spire zones his team controls. Try to capture them ahead of time if a fight may break out around them.

Zyra vs Skarner Counter Stats

Zyra Image
Win Rate
53 %
VS
Win Rate
47 %
Skarner Image
3.9
< Kills >
4.4
6.1
< Deaths >
5.5
10.9
< Assists >
9.8
0.83
< Killing Sprees >
1.03
51
< Minions Killed >
41
0.08
< Dragons Killed >
1.21
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.42
1,003
< Physical Damage >
6,889
19,238
< Magic Damage >
4,595
950
< True Damage >
1,182
21,192
< Damage Dealt >
12,666
15,721
< Damage Taken >
29,305
9,628
< Gold Earned >
10,805
1.9
< Towers >
1.41
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.29
1,545
< Total Healing >
6,673
11,368
< Experience >
13,287
55
< Vision Score >
22
25
< Wards Placed >
7
245
< Time Dealing CC >
687

How to Counter Skarner with Zyra in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here show several influential Zyra against Skarner matchup stats that may help us understand the differences and similarities between this set of champs. As an example, Zyra’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Skarner’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Zyra may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Skarner..

Zyra typically has a similar longest kill spree as her counter does. Commonly, she takes less damage than Skarner. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also hint that the champion with increased HP has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Zyra and Skarner

Damage Types Compared

Zyra
Skarner
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zyra
Skarner

Who is Better, Zyra or Skarner?

Both League champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Zyra usually wins when taking on Skarner, with a 53.0% win rate. As a result, Zyra makes a good counter to Skarner.

While Zyra does have a higher winrate compared to Skarner, when on opposite teams, Zyra also has a greater level of difficulty that makes her a more complex champion to learn. You don't need to be too worried when picking Zyra into Skarneras her relative depth means you may not be able to reach her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

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

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Zyra vs Skarner matchups, Zyra is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Zyra is a good counter for Skarner. Make sure you focus your actions on keeping up your gold income and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Zyra against Skarner.

Additional Information for Zyra Players

How We Calculated Our Zyra vs Skarner Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Skarner as Zyra, we analyzed 296 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 Skarner 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 truly master Zyra to counter Skarner during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and tips shown here, you should increase 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 Skarner. Champs who typically don't earn much CS typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The best items to focus on in your Zyra versus Skarner build consist of Liandry's Anguish, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shard of True Ice. When Zyra combined at least these three pieces in her build, she did much better when facing Skarner than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Zyra boasted an average win rate of 53.0% battling Skarner with this counter build.

To have the best chance of annihilating Skarner as Zyra, Zyra players should use 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 rune builds players picked for Zyra vs Skarner battles, this combo of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 53.0% winrate overall.

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