Zyra Build Guide

[OUTDATED]Stop rooting for a Zyra nerf !

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[highlight]*ATTENTION*[/highlight] This guide assumes that you have at least played Zyra once, and that you aren't new to League of Legends. Hi, my name is JiYung and I'm a platinum mid player. This guide is for a champion that I like a lot since the first time I played her in PBE, Zyra. I like her because she is fun to play and she is unique, although she might remind you of Heimerdinger, she is played actively rather than passively. [imgext=http://i.imgur.com/L90LH.jpg] Pros [.]Great AOE [.]Good CC [.]Can peel easily [.]Decent burst [.]Excellent at kiting [.]Only 3 spells costs mana Cons [.]Long cast time on her E [.]Slow base movement speed [.]Entirely skillshot based [.]No escape tools

[highlight][2012/08/07][/highlight] [title][center]Zyra[/center][/title] [.]Base movement speed reduced to 300 from 310 [.]Stranglethorns Damage reduced to 180/265/350 from 200/300/400 Cast range reduced to 700 from 800 [.]Grasping Roots damage per level adjusted to 60/95/130/165/200 from 60/105/150/195/240 [.]Plant damage for additional plants reduced to 50% from 75% when multiple plants are attacking the same target [highlight][2012/08/15][/highlight] [title][center]Zyra[/center][/title] [.]Rise of the Thorns (Passive) Now properly cancels spell casts upon activation [.]Rampant Growth Destroying a seed no longer breaks spell shields Plant selection radius increased slightly [.]Grasping Roots Modified the vine particle to be easier to see [highlight][2012/08/15][/highlight] [title][center]Items[/center][/title] [title]Abyssal Scepter[/title] [.]Aura range reduced to 600 from 1000 Since the Abyssal nerf, I've decided to swap it for Athena's.

[center][title]Runes[/title][/center] [center][highlight]AP setup[/highlight][/center] Most of the time, I will simply use a standard AP rune setup. [imgext=http://i.imgur.com/eKqAI.jpg] [highlight]M.Pen Marks: [/highlight]They're the best for mages, you can't deny this. [highlight]M.Regen/Level Seals:[/highlight] Harassing takes quite a lot of mana, you need this to avoid running out of mana. [highlight]Flat M.Regen Seals:[/highlight]I think M.Regen/Level seals are much better than flat ones, because they will only provide more M.Regen from Lv1 to 5. During those levels, you shouldn't be spamming your abilities like crazy. Post Lv6, the /Level seals will become better than the flat ones, and that's pretty much when you become more active. [imgext=http://i.imgur.com/KYnvW.png] [highlight]AP/Level Gylphs:[/highlight] Best AP/Level runes. [highlight]Flat MR Gylphs:[/highlight] MR is more effective when you don't have a lot of it, so I sacrifice some AP for some very worthwhile MR. [highlight]AP Quints: [/highlight]You need that AP to harass better. [highlight]M.Speed Quint:[/highlight] I don't like running at base m.speed... and this will help keep distance in between you and foes. ­¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [center][highlight]MR setup[/highlight][/center] If the opposing team has a lot of AP, I replace the Gylphs with flat MR. [imgext=http://i.imgur.com/jeTgk.jpg] [highlight]Flat MR Gylphs: [/highlight]You are mid so.. this will help through laning phase and the rest of the game. [highlight]MR/Level Gylphs:[/highlight] You could also use those if you want to be tankier during mid/late game. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [center][highlight]MS setup[/highlight][/center] I use MS quints if they have dangerous chasers like [imgsmall=champ/drmundo.png][imgsmall=champ/olaf.png] or if they have skillshot based mid player such as [imgsmall=champ/karthus.png][imgsmall=champ/ahri.png]. You can also use Flat MR gylphs if you really want to play safely. [imgext=http://i.imgur.com/hjoCf.jpg] ­­¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [center][highlight]Masteries[/highlight][/center] Standard AP masteries. It offers good offensive and utility. [imgext=http://i.imgur.com/KG4as.jpg] [title]Offense:[/title] This tree is pretty standard, except that I put 2 points on[number] Butcher[/number] instead of [number]Mental Force[/number] or[number] Brute Force[/number]. It helps with last hitting, but if you think you can last hit easily, you are free to spend the points on something else. [title]Defense:[/title] I [number]do not put any points in here[/number] as I think they are better spent in the other trees. I did experiment with going with the defense mastery route by going 21/9/0 however I felt the 9 points in utility benefited [imgsmall=champ/zyra.png] more. [title]Utility:[/title] This tree is quite flexible, even if you only have 9 points. I put a point in [number]Improved Recall[/number] because I tend to recall in very dangerous areas. It has helped me countless time. I picked [number]Meditation[/number] ove[number]r Swiftness [/number]because the mana regen. is really good compared to the 2% m.speed. It doesn't mean Swiftness is bad though, you could split the points in half, or simply take m.speed over mana/s. It's up to you.

[title][center]Good[/center][/title] [img=summoners/flash.png] Flash is very common in this game, especially on mid laners. Most of the time, I'll use it defensively rather than offensively because it's hard to achieve a surprise attack due to her spells being slow. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [img=summoners/ignite.png] It's a must-have if you're against [imgsmall=champ/swain.png] or any champions that have great healing potential. Don't forget that you'll have this spell for the whole game, so if they have [imgsmall=champ/yorick.png][imgsmall=champ/soraka.png] or other healing champs, then take it. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [img=summoners/exhaust.png] This is viable on Zyra, because she has great sustainable damage, and it will be easier to hit your target. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [center][title]No Good[/title][/center] [img=summoners/heal.png] Gets countered easily by [imgsmall=summoners/ignite.png]. Also, you should kill your ennemies rather than being a scaredy cat with heal. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [img=summoners/teleport.png] Zyra is more of a farmer rather than a roamer, so I never use this.

[title][img=skills/zyra/p.png] Passive: Rise of the Thorns [/title] [title]Explanation:[/title]This might not be very strong during early game, but in teamfights, you can easily hit enemies with this, because they will ignore you and keep fighting. You can even hit multiple targets, dealing [number]linear true damage[/number] to them. If you are in a 100% death situation, simply deal as much damage as you can, and finish your opponents with your passive. Take your time to aim, the range is very long, but don't let them flee! ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [title][img=skills/zyra/q.png] Q: Deadly Bloom [/title] [title]Explanation:[/title]This is your main skill to farm, harass, kill and everything else. Put a point in it at the start of the game, and max it first. It is a skillshot, so don't simply throw it around like an idiot. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [title][img=skills/zyra/w.png] W: Rampant Growth [/title] [title]Explanation:[/title] Putting those around the battlefield will zone your opponent, but they will try to eat them. Stay close to your seeds to make sure you can cast a spell before they do. You can also use them after your spells for some kind of surprise plant attack. Cast your E first, then plant one of those in your E's path. It's also a free ward, use it if you feel like someone's coming. Don't use them under the turret though, they get killed instantly. Oh and THAT FREE COOLDOWN REDUCTION, MAN. [highlight]*See more at the plants chapter!*[/highlight] ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [title][img=skills/zyra/e.png] E: Grasping Roots [/title] [title]Explanation:[/title] This goes through everything, so you don't really need to position yourself to hit someone with this. If you wish to kill your opponent during laning phase, you should land this before casting your ultimate to keep him in the roots area. Be careful, this is your only reliable hard CC. [number]Don't miss it![/number] ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [title][img=skills/zyra/r.png] R: Stranglethorns [/title] [title]Explanation:[/title] One of the best ultimate in this game. People will always try to run away before getting knocked up, so you can easily control the battlefield and eat summoner spells with this.

Here are some useful informations you may not know about the plants. E plants = Vine Lasher Q plants = Thorn Spitter The plants have 6 HP. [.]Autoattacks from[number] Champions[/number] deal [number]2[/number] damage. [.]Autoattacks from [number]Minions[/number] and[number] Monsters [/number]deal [number]1[/number] damage. [.][number]Area of effect[/number] spells deal[number] 3[/number] damage. [.][number]Single target spells[/number] deal[number] 4 [/number]damage. [.][number]Turrets shots[/number] deal [number]6[/number] damage. The plants will prioritize champions. [.]If there are no champions in range, the plant will prioritize Zyra's target. The plants don't proc on-hit effects. They have a 4 seconds invulnerability after being planted. After the delay, they can be stepped on. They [number]dont attack structures[/number] such as [number]Turrets[/number],[number] Inhibitor[/number]s, and[number] Nexus[/number]. They do proc spell vamp and Rylai's, but with diminished effects. Even though the plant's attack is a single target projectile, it will only apply 15% slow. [number]Vine Lashers [/number]has a [number]30% slow[/number], but has [number]1/2[/number] of the [number]Thorn Spitter's range[/number]. Your[number] teamates[/number] can[number] leap/shumpo/etc[/number] on your plants and seeds. The seeds will apply 35% slow from [imgsmall=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png]. The seeds range is a little bit over the blue circle, so you can place them quite far away from your position to scout or set traps. [imgext=http://i.imgur.com/oBs2p.jpg] Here's a nice trick for Baron control. As you can see, the plant was placed [number]outside my range[/number], which allows me to place them in the bush and catch opponents.

[center][title]What to max first?[/title][/center] [highlight][imgsmall=skills/zyra/r.png] > [imgsmall=skills/zyra/q.png] > [imgsmall=skills/zyra/e.png] > [imgsmall=skills/zyra/w.png][/highlight] [imgext=http://i.imgur.com/ynYhk.jpg] [imgsmall=skills/zyra/r.png] first because that's how it works. [imgsmall=skills/zyra/q.png] second, for greater harass potential and overall damage. [imgsmall=skills/zyra/e.png] third, for stronger burst and CC during mid game. [imgsmall=skills/zyra/w.png] last. Put a point in E first if you're invading or if you're afraid of stronk early ganks. Moo. [title][center]Why not max E first?[/center][/title] I think maxing [imgsmall=skills/zyra/q.png] rather than [imgsmall=skills/zyra/e.png] is much better because [imgsmall=skills/zyra/q.png] does more damage than [imgsmall=skills/zyra/e.png] and has a much lower cooldown. [title][center]Why not max W second?[/center][/title] There's not much to do with all these plants without a good [imgsmall=skills/zyra/e.png], I'd rather have a stronger burst. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [title][center]Combo[/center][/title] [highlight]Going for the kill:[/highlight] [highlight][imgsmall=skills/zyra/e.png] > [imgsmall=skills/zyra/w.png] > [imgsmall=skills/zyra/w.png] > [imgsmall=skills/zyra/q.png] > [imgsmall=skills/zyra/r.png][/highlight] It's important to land [imgsmall=skills/zyra/e.png] before casting [imgsmall=skills/zyra/r.png] to make sure they won't escape easily. [highlight]Harass / Poke:[/highlight] [highlight][imgsmall=skills/zyra/e.png] > [imgsmall=skills/zyra/w.png] > [imgsmall=skills/zyra/q.png][/highlight] or [highlight][imgsmall=skills/zyra/e.png] > [imgsmall=skills/zyra/w.png] > [imgsmall=skills/zyra/w.png] > [imgsmall=skills/zyra/q.png][/highlight] It's always better to cast seeds when harassing to deal as much damage as you can.

[title][center]Good items[/center][/title] [item=boots-of-speed][item=health-potion3] Standard things. Boots to avoid jungler and skillshots, potions for sustain. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [item=sorcerers-shoes] Best shoes for mages. Unless they have tons of CC, you can consider using [imgsmall=items/mercurys-treads.png] instead. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [img=items/mercurys-treads.png] Use this against CC heavy teams only. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [item=dorans-ring][item=dorans-ring] Good stats for price, very nice for early game and it'll help you through mid game too. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [img=items/blasting-wand.png] I decided to take this instead of [imgsmall=items/hextech-revolver.png] because the spell vamp wasn't THAT good. So now you will be able to get Rylais a little bit faster. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [item=hextech-revolver][img=items/will-of-the-ancients.png] Sustain is nice, but the spell vamp is not good enough to be worth it. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [item=sight-ward][item=sight-ward][item=sight-ward][item=sight-ward][item=sight-ward][item=sight-ward][item=sight-ward][item=sight-ward][item=sight-ward][item=sight-ward] Anti-Gank and Spying Device 2012 JiYung Approved © ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [img=items/athenes-unholy-grail.png] This might be a nice item during early/mid game but at end game you might want to swap it for something else during late game because it will be a waste of CDR (Blue + Lv5 [imgsmall=skills/zyra/w.png]) ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [item=rylais-crystal-scepter] Forever kiting ;__; Very good to keep people away from you. [highlight]*Note: Even though plants are single target, they will only apply 15% slow. [/highlight] ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [item=rabadons-deathcap] Best item for any AP carry, because of its passive and the high AP it gives. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [item=abyssal-scepter] MR + AP + M.Pen, All-in-one. No longer a very good choice since the range nerf. All her abilities now out range the aura range. Even though the aura range is short, it is not completely useless. It can be good against teams with many melee champions. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [item=zhonyas-hourglass] Best AP+Armor item for mages. This item works really nice on Zyra - When people go in melee range, just set up your plants around you and activate its passive; watch as he gets eaten alive by the plants! ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [item=banshees-veil][img=items/quicksilver-sash.png] Take one of those if they have dangerous CC like [imgsmall=champ/blitzcrank.png]'s grab [imgsmall=champ/veigar.png]'s stun [imgsmall=champ/ashe.png]'s arrow ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [item=randuins-omen] Good synergy with [imgsmall=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png], no one will dare touching you. Use it if melee champs keeps focusing you. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [img=items/void-staff.png] Use it against those who stack MR. ¯­¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [item=guardian-angel] Free revive on the spot, situational really, it all depends on what the game is like if you are carrying the team hard you will want to get this so that you have a chance to come up again and make another impact on the fight that may be happening. It also gives us some very nice armor and mres. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [center][title]No good[/title][/center] [img=items/archangels-staff.png] Takes up one whole slot just for mana. She does not need that much mana, but if you lack mp5/Lvl runes, then you might want to consider [imgsmall=items/rod-of-ages.png] instead. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [img=items/ionian-boots-of-lucidity.png] Waste of CDR. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [img=items/lich-bane.png] You should not endager yourself by basic attacking, I tried this item multiple times but I just can not justify buying this over any other item that we can buy.

Probably the biggest debate yet over [imgsmall=champ/zyra.png] and I'm here to explain why I think [imgsmall=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png] is alot beter then [imgsmall=items/rod-of-ages.png]. [title][img=items/rod-of-ages.png][/title] Finished Stats: [title]630 health[/title] [number]+130[/number] More then[number] Rylai's[/number] means you will stay alive for longer, however with [imgsmall=champ/zyra.png]you don't need to be in he middle of the fight to do your damage like, [imgsmall=champ/swain.png] or [imgsmall=champ/karthus.png] so this health while it is nice isn't a reason for me to pick [imgsmall=items/rod-of-ages.png] over [imgsmall=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png] [title]725 mana[/title] [number]+725 [/number]More than [number]Rylai's[/number], by the time that you get a [imgsmall=items/rod-of-ages.png] built and it is at it's maximum potential the need for this mana on [imgsmall=champ/zyra.png] dwindles her mana costs are easy to manage late game as her mana pool and mana regen. are big enough along with our masteries and runes this mana is basically wasted on [imgsmall=champ/zyra.png] however it is nice. It is no reason however to pick [imgsmall=items/rod-of-ages.png] over [imgsmall=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png]. [title]80 ability power[/title] Same as [imgsmall=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png] nothing new here. [title]The Passive:[/title] Unique: Upon leveling up, restores 250 health and 200 mana over 8 seconds. [.][number]250[/number] health is the equivalent of [number]1.6[/number] of a heal potion [.][number]200[/number] mana is the equivalent of[number] 2[/number] mana potions. Our mana regen is covered by our Runes, Masteries and [imgsmall=items/dorans-ring.png]. The heal is covered by our choice of 2 Doran's rings however this health active is nice however you can not control it. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [title][img=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png][/title] Stats: [title]+80 ability power[/title] You achieve this ability power much quicker then [imgsmall=items/rod-of-ages.png] as the [imgsmall=items/rod-of-ages.png] takes him to "charge". [title]+500 health[/title] [imgsmall=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png] actually gives more health than [imgsmall=items/rod-of-ages.png] while building the item and when it is finished, however the [imgsmall=items/rod-of-ages.png] does surpass the health after time is spent on the passive. The Passive: [imgsmall=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png] gives either a slow of 35% to single target abilities or 15% to AOE abilities This passive actually means we can do something with [imgsmall=champ/zyra.png], With [imgsmall=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png] when we root someone with [imgsmall=skills/zyra/e.png] we should [number]immediately spawn as many plants that we have available[/number] on the enemy. Normally [number]only the Vine Lasher has a slow[/number], this would be great however the Vine Lasher has half the range of the Thorn Spitters so it can't manage to get that many attacks off which is a bit unsatisfactory for me. Having the ranged (Thorn Spitters) plants attack and have a slow inbuilt is much more effective because they can get more hits in with the slow which results in more damage being done and you now have [number]added a form of soft CC to [imgsmall=champ/zyra.png]kit.[/number] What I particularly like most about Rylai's on [imgsmall=champ/zyra.png] is the [number]ultimate[/number] [imgsmall=skills/zyra/r.png]. To ensure the maximum amount of people are still left on it using Rylais is amazing it [number]slows everyone[/number] when it is cast so that it is much harder to walk out of unless you are at the edge, so it will [number]force ennemies to flash[/number] or take the [number]full knockup [/number]this really makes this skill alot better and makes it [number]devastating for the enemies[/number]. ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ [title]Conclusion:[/title] The [number]added bonuses on [imgsmall=champ/zyra.png] from the [imgsmall=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png] are too huge to ignore[/number], even though some of [imgsmall=items/rod-of-ages.png] stat's outclass [imgsmall=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png], [imgsmall=items/rod-of-ages.png] is required to be built very early to take full advantage of the Passive and the "charge" time for the stats. We [number]do not want to sacrifice the early game[/number] potential when we could build [imgsmall=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png] later and be much stronger in the battlefield because of it. TL;DR: [imgsmall=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png] is better.

[center][title]Teammates[/title][/center] Teamates that goes very well with Zyra are pretty much anyone with AoE CC. [imgsmall=champ/amumu.png][imgsmall=champ/jarvaniv.png] are good examples. You should let them initiate before throwing your ult, because their CC is instant, but yours is delayed. [imgsmall=champ/rumble.png][imgsmall=champ/kennen.png][imgsmall=champ/vladimir.png] are very nice too, because of double [imgsmall=items/will-of-the-ancients.png] and good AoE damage. [title][center]Opponents[/center][/title] Be very careful against high-mobility champions or high-burst champion! [imgsmall=champ/ahri.png][imgsmall=champ/leblanc.png][imgsmall=champ/veigar.png][imgsmall=champ/kassadin.png] They are good against Zyra, because they will be hard to target, or will kill you before you do anything. You should keep a safe distance after they hit Lv6. [highlight]*This section will be updated as I play against champions! Normals will now apply.* I do not play Zyra 24/7, so it will take a while to fill this chapter.[/highlight] [center][highlight]- Easy -[/highlight][/center] [img=champ/ryze.png] Easy lane if played correctly. You obviously[number] out range [/number]him, so harass as much as you want, it will be nearly impossible for him to touch you. By the time he tries to come close to you, your Vine Lashers will slow him and deal a lot of damage. At this point, he's [number]forced to retreat[/number]. [center][highlight]- Normal -[/highlight][/center] [img=champ/cassiopeia.png] In the early levels, you should be fine, but once she gets the Blue, or any decent source of mana, her harass will become annoying. You can trade with her because you have a greater burst, but [number]don't stay too close[/number] because she has lower cooldowns. [img=champ/morgana.png] Morgana is quite hard to kill 1v1 because of her shield, but you can easily bait it, so it's better to ask for a gank. Always push your lane to prevent her from farming well and taking your Wraiths. [center][highlight]- Hard -[/highlight][/center] [img=champ/kassadin.png] Very very bad lane. When he reaches 6, you can't do anything. Your only chance to do something is before 6, but it is still very hard.

Farm farm farm harass farm farm.... use your [imgsmall=skills/zyra/w.png] to zone your enemy, or use it as a ward if you think someone's trying to gank you. You can also keep your seeds to throw 2 at once to harass. Harass with your Q but try not to hit the minions to avoid pushing. Don't overdo it, you might end up OOM. If you want to deal more damage, do [highlight][imgsmall=skills/zyra/e.png] > [imgsmall=skills/zyra/w.png] > [imgsmall=skills/zyra/q.png][/highlight]. Your enemy will be snared, so back off after your combo, don't let him touch you! Using W first is useless, because it will make the attack too easy to predict. Take the wraiths when you can, using [highlight][imgsmall=skills/zyra/w.png] > [imgsmall=skills/zyra/e.png] > [imgsmall=skills/zyra/q.png][/highlight]. You can clear the camp by staying on the other side of the wall. I recommend at least being Lv5 and having your [imgsmall=items/dorans-ring.png][imgsmall=items/dorans-ring.png] before farming Wraiths. You can also do it at Lv3, but it is not a really good idea, unless you just got first blood and you're going to back afterwards, or something. Anyway, it's better to simply recall.

Zyra is very strong at this stage of the game. You should have a [imgsmall=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png] at this stage or quickly approaching towards it, depending on how much farms and kills you got. Your primary goal is to farm your lane, Wraiths and force/take objectives, the reason for this being is that [imgsmall=champ/zyra.png] is amazing in team fights so you want to abuse this fact and if they do not challenge you, you get to take a [number]free objective[/number]. You need to be getting your [imgsmall=items/rabadons-deathcap.png] ASAP after [imgsmall=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png] as it [number]greatly enhances your damage. [/number] So you need to farm your lane well, push and then take the enemy Wraiths and your Wraiths if your jungler will let you, if you manage to do this you will be [number]really ahead[/number] and be able to dominate the game with your [number]superior items[/number]. At this stage of the game though the most important thing in my opinion is forcing team fights or skirmishes this is [number]where you are strongest[/number]!

You got a ton of AP, you're a walking plant of pain! You need to make sure your endgame item choices are relevant to the game that you are playing and how it is panning out. Baron is a key objective late game and indeed throughout the later stages of the Mid Game, a won baron can turn around a losing game and can be all that you need to snowball to victory, Baron gives a ton of gold, XP, and a huge AP, AD, HP5, MP5 buff. this is why it is extremely important to make sure you acquire this beast's buff and not the enemy team. Luckily though we are playing [imgsmall=champ/zyra.png] who is amazing at baron fight's and also very good at killing baron. Your ultimate [imgsmall=skills/zyra/r.png] fills nearly all of the baron pit, so you can imagine why fights for objectives are heavily weighed in your favour when you have a huge AOE knockup, just image load's of [imgsmall=champ/alistar.png]s running around in baron pit using there knockup, sounds crazy right? So for me in late game with [imgsmall=champ/zyra.png] Baron is my number 1 target and therefore you should either force a fight for baron or take it, once you have done this your team will be very strong and will be able to siege tower after tower, snowballing your team even further ahead.

Zyra has a very good [number]AoE CC[/number] kit, so landing your spells are very important in teamfights. Hit as much targets as possible, focusing priorities, of course. With her [imgsmall=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png], she has [number]great peeling potential[/number], so protect your ADC too. Make sure you place your plants inside your ultimate, because they will become stronger. [number]Ideal locations to fight[/number] are either in [number]tight areas[/number] or [number]objectives[/number]. Your ultimate will be harder to escape and you have more chance to hit multiple targets with your abilities. Here is a 2v4 situation at dragon. I tried to steal the dragon with my ultimate, but I failed. However, I still perfectly placed it on their team, so they are[number] forced to retreat from the roots[/number]. Notice how they all refute the central point of my ultimate, [number]separating their team[/number]. [imgext=http://i.imgur.com/Ld1nU.jpg] Blitzcrank, who was forced to retreat towards us, is now [number]out of position[/number], giving us an easy kill. [imgext=http://i.imgur.com/ys7yP.jpg]

Thank you for reading my guide, and thanks to [number]CS Crush[/number] and big big big thanks to [number]OxideEUW[/number] for helping me do nearly [number]50% of this guide.[/number]. Please comment, thumbs up and give me feedback on it. [highlight]*If you give me thumbs down, please tell me why and I will try to explain or modify the guide :)[/highlight] [imgext=http://i.imgur.com/OTKoH.jpg]

[2012/07/27] [.]Guide made public. [2012/07/27] [.]Fixed typo in the Laning Phase section [.]Fixed grammatical error in the Item Build section [.]Updated Mid Game section [.]Updated Skill Order section [.]Updated Skills section [.]Updated the Item Build section with a Void Staff [2012/07/29] [.]Added descriptions and Exhaust to the Summoner Spells section. [2012/07/31] [.]Updated and added pictures in the Skill Order section [.]Updated the Item Build section with the Ionian Boots. [.]Updated Masteries section [.]Updated the Match up section with Casseiopeia [2012/08/02] [.]Updated the Item Build section with QSS, GA, Zhonya's description [.]Added Heal in the Summoners Spell section [2012/08/12] [.]Updated the plants section (Ty MushroomStampede) [.]Updated the Match up section with Kassadin [2012/08/03] [.]Added Plants section [.]Added Teleport in the Summoners Spell section [2012/08/04] [.]Removed indecent words. [2012/08/05] [.]Title changed to fit the aimed demography. [.]Updated the Skills section [.]Added Rylai vs RoA chapter [.]Added Late Game chapter [.]Remade the Mid Game section [.]Rewrote the Masteries section [.]Updated the Skill Order section [2012/08/06] [.]Modified the Match up section [.]Modified the Item Build for better comprehension [2012/08/09] [.]Added a Zyra changelog chapter due to her recent nerfs. [.]Modified the Skill Order section [.]Modified the Item Build. [.]Updated Item Builds section [2012/08/14] [.]Modified the Item Build [.]Updated the Item Builds section [2012/08/21] [.]Added a Flat M.Regen vs Per Levels explanation in the Runes section [.]Edited the Mid Game section [.]Added Cons [2012/08/22] [.]Updated the Runes [.]Updated the Runes section [.]Updated the Match up section with Morgana [2012/09/06] [.]Updated the Item build [.]Updated the Item build section

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