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Zyra the Plant
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Threats & Synergies
+ High kill pressure|
+ Strong zone control
+ High amount of CC
+ Good disengage/counter engage
+ Gains vision control from seeds and plants
+ Auto attack range is longer than average enemy support/ADC (575 vs 550)
+ High poke in lane
- Does not have sustain
(Magic Penetration Marks)|
Zyra is heavily enough magic damage that these are more effective than hybrid pen (even though you do auto attack quite a bit during laning phase).
The most efficient tank runes for support, will help you survive laning phase.
(Magic Penetration Glyphs)|
Since Zyra is a pure damage champion (has no AP scaling with slows or shield or heals or anything) you want Mpen > flat AP.
These are the most efficient way to increase your tankyness, and this allows you to play more aggressively and put out more damage than AP quints provides.
|(Passive) Rise of the Thorns|
Be patient with this, if you spam it on death you will likely miss. Try to hit multiple enemies if possible. It has a bit of a charge up after you die before you can cast it.
(Q) Deadly Bloom|
Cooldown: 7/6.5/6/5.5/5 seconds
(W) Rampant Growth|
Cooldown: 0.25 seconds
You can make a little camp of these in a bush and wait for someone to come in and have 4 plants up at once.
(E) Grasping Roots|
Cooldown: 12 seconds
Cooldown: 130/120/110 seconds
Counter Engage: If an enemy team is engaging upon you, throw this down on top of as many enemies as possible, or on your carries so the enemies have to run away from them or get knocked up.
Follow Up: If you land a good Grasping Roots on an enemy (or enemies) you can use this to keep them CC'ed for longer, and force a kill.
Spellthief's Edge is extremely efficient and can be left at base for a while.
Sightstone is core for supports and should be rushed.
Sorcerer's Shoes + Haunting Guise is your core, and will make you do a large amount of damage very quickly.
Past the core, their are a lot of situational AP items that are all good on Zyra, such as finishing Haunting Guise into Liandry's Anguish, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, Zhonya's Hourglass, Morellonomicon, Void Staff. Get the items as you need them.
Sona is a strong harass / heal champion, and she will win if you only save your Grasping Roots for counter engagements.
So instead you should save up two plants and then attempt to all in her with a good Grasping Roots catch.
It's quite difficult to harass down braum effectively without putting yourself at risk of dying to ganks, so make sure you prioritize wards heavily. Save your E and throw it if braum ever lands a Q on you.
At level 1 try to push the lane as much as possible so you can get an early level 2. At level 2 use Q+W to bully out the enemys.