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

Zyra vs Xerath

How to Beat Xerath as Zyra in LoL Xerath is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Xerath as Zyra

based on 2,571 Zyra vs Xerath matchups
Win Rate
48.4 %
K/D/A
1.96
Pick Rate
3.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of recently ranked League of Legends rounds each week. Within our data, Zyra did battle with Xerath in 2571 games. With so many games with Zyra versus Xerath gives us a lot of confidence in our capacity to provide actionable stats and a solid build to defeat your enemy. This particular champ pairing is somewhat rare. Zyra has to counter Xerath in only 3.8% of her matches.

Zyra vs Xerath Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Zyra does a below average job of beating Xerath. Normally, she wins a lowly 48.4% of matches the champions face one another in. In Zyra vs Xerath matches, Zyra’s team is 0.0% more expected to obtain first blood, implying that she most likely will get first blood against Xerath.

Best Zyra vs Xerath Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsAmplifying Tome

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 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 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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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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W
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R

Guide to Countering Xerath as Zyra

Tips for Playing as Zyra against Xerath

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 Xerath

Xerath's range can be intimidating, but most champions who close distance with him can trade favorably.

Banshee's Veil will make it much harder for Xerath to land Shocking Orb on you.

Xerath takes a long time to engage Rite of the Arcane. Watch for his spellcast animation and start dodging.

Zyra vs Xerath Counter Stats

Zyra Image
Win Rate
48.4 %
VS
Win Rate
51.6 %
Xerath Image
3.6
< Kills >
5.7
6.8
< Deaths >
5.3
9.7
< Assists >
9.8
0.75
< Killing Sprees >
1.26
55
< Minions Killed >
93
0.11
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.43
< Inhibitors >
0.42
842
< Physical Damage >
491
18,110
< Magic Damage >
22,484
1,020
< True Damage >
1,097
19,973
< Damage Dealt >
24,073
17,480
< Damage Taken >
16,530
9,509
< Gold Earned >
10,959
1.57
< Towers >
1.57
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
1,601
< Total Healing >
1,449
11,624
< Experience >
13,088
55
< Vision Score >
38
25
< Wards Placed >
18
240
< Time Dealing CC >
183

How to Counter Xerath with Zyra in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here show several important Zyra versus Xerath matchup statistics that may help you understand the differences and similarities between these two champions. As an example, Zyra’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Xerath’s ratio of NaN, showing that Zyra may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Xerath..

Zyra often has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than her opponent does. Commonly, she receives a similar amount of damage to Xerath. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the champion with increased HP has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Zyra and Xerath

Damage Types Compared

Zyra
Xerath
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zyra
Xerath

Who is Better, Zyra or Xerath?

Both League champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Zyra usually loses when trying to fight Xerath, with a 48.4% win rate. Therefore, Zyra makes a poor counter to Xerath.

While Zyra does have a lower win rate than Xerath, when on opposite teams, Zyra also has a lower level of difficulty that makes her a less complex champion to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Zyra into Xerathas 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 utility and CC, a similar amount to Xerath. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

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

Zyra is a somewhat poor counter to Xerath. Make sure you focus your strategy on keeping up your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Zyra against Xerath.

Additional Information for Zyra Players

How We Calculated Our Zyra vs Xerath Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Xerath as Zyra, we analyzed 2,571 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 Xerath 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 learn all of the intricacies of Zyra in order to counter Xerath during both the early game 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 pay attention to the build and suggestions shown here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Zyra most often picks up less CS relative to Xerath. Champions who on average don't get many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers displayed here to do well.

The most crucial items to prioritize in your Zyra versus Xerath build consist of Liandry's Anguish, Shard of True Ice, and Demonic Embrace. When Zyra incorporated at least these three items in her build, she performed significantly better against Xerath than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Zyra boasted an average win rate of 48.4% battling Xerath with these items in her kit.

To have the greatest chance of vanquishing Xerath as Zyra, you should equip the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Relentless Hunter, and Taste of Blood runes from the Sorcery and Domination rune sets. Of all the runes players used for Zyra vs Xerath matchups, this combination of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 48.4% win rate overall.

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