Zyra Build Guide by Master Shemicle
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hello my name is Shemicle, i have quite alot of experience with Zyra in competitive play, id just like to point out that i dont play her how many other people play Zyra, and for this my guide will teach you to do the same.
READ: My item build is built around the way that i play Zyra. you MUST read skill sequence.
Pros / Cons
- Easily Carry games
- Huge CC
- Great team initation
- Crazy Burst Damage
- Great Farmer
- Map Revealing
- Hard to gank
- Usually Focused
- Positioning is a Key aspect
- Mana Dependency
1 of a few 4v5 carries
Flash is a must as being squishy and also positioning in team fights is needed, you must always have flash!
Ignite is key to getting them kills early game, u can easily get an early double kill mid with ignite when you are being ganked.
The skill sequence i play is different to the average zyra, this is what sets my build apart from other builds.
Grasping Roots: The snare is the most important skill Zyra has if you can land a snare on someone you can instantly kill them with this build.
Rampant Growth: Whilst the snare is heading toward the target location if its going to hit quickly Tap 2 seeds ontop of your target, you must get the seeds down before the snare hits them otherwise it wont setup ur plants. if you can master this, you will win every mid game you play, you can also do this with 1 seed for hard harassment.
Deadly Bloom: After you have snared your target with 1 or 2 melee plants up attacking the enemy, drop your q ontop of them for extra damage. also lategame with cdr you can drop another seed just behind the enemy and q the enemy + the seed for extra damage.
Stranglethorns: This has to be 1 of the most Over powered Ultimates in the game, Once you have done the sequence above immediately after using your Q drop this ontop of them. Along with your DFG and ignite.
Once done auto attack them during the whole phase.
Try to Snare the enemy teams main threats if you land a snare proceed to nuke them, you will be able to kill them within your snare timer if you follow my skill sequence.
Try to position yourself so that you can snare as much of the team as you can with your ulti ontop of them then you just need to focus the main threat, ADC/APC with your Q DFG and ignite.
The most annoying Matchups i found whilst playing Zyra,
How to Handle:
Katarina: Dealing with Katarina is quite difficult, if you miss your snare she can easily dump everything she has on you forcing a flash, Be careful when using snare as if you miss you may die. if she uses her E before you snare, that is your opportunity to drop heavens smite ontop of her.
Le Blanc: When vsing leblanc you really need to stay long distance as possible and always have ranged plants up. you will kill her later easily just play passive wait for jungle ganks and land your snares.
Ziggs: Ziggs has incredible ranged harass which is annoying for you, but you also have this, dodge his bombs land your snares, you will end up on top as your burst is alot higher.
This is my first guide on this site, i noticed not many people play zyra and when they do, they still cant play her. There is a second build i will be making a guide for which involves being tankier/more team utility. Please give some feedback on the guide thanks