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The Ultimate Thorny Zyra Mid Guide (latest patch) - The Strangle Queen

Welcome to our Zyra Mid Guide where we are ready to show you that deadly spines aren't just for gardening accidents – they're also the key to cultivating chaos and sprouting victory in the mid lane! From turning enemies into unwilling flowerbeds to unleashing more thorns than a hedgehog's daydream!

Zyra Summoner Spells:

Zyra Summoner Spells

- Flash: Essential for escaping, engaging, and repositioning.

- Ignite: Great for securing kills and reducing healing.

Zyra Runes:

Zyra Mid Runes

Primary Tree (Domination):

  - Keystone: Dark Harvest - Amplifies your burst damage as enemies get low.

  - Cheap Shot: Deal additional damage to movement-impaired enemies.

  - Eyeball Collection: Gain AP for champion takedowns.

  - Ultimate Hunter: Reduces the cooldown of your ultimate.

Secondary Tree (Sorcery):

  - Manaflow Band: Helps with mana sustain.

  - Gathering Storm: Increases your AP over time.

 Stat Shards:

+8 ability haste

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)

+8 Magic Resist

Zyra Starting Items:

Zyra Starter ITems

Doran's Ring, Health Potion, Stealth Ward

ZyraCore Build Options:

Burn them down Build: 

Liandry's Anguish, Sorcerer's Shoes, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, Demonic Embrace, Morellonomicon, Rabadon's Deathcap, (Void Staff)

Note: If you are super late game (sell your boots and buy the Void Staff)

Burst o’clock Build:

Zyra Mid Burst Build

Luden's Tempest, Sorcerer's Shoes, Cosmic Drive, Shadowflame, Morellonomicon, Rabadon's Deathcap, Rylai's Crystal Scepter

Note: If you are super late game (sell your boots and buy Rylai's Crystal Scepter)

Slow them down CC Build:

Everfrost, Ionian Boots of Lucidity, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, Zhonya's Hourglass, Cosmic Drive, Horizon Focus

Sustain Build:

Zyra Mid Sustain Build

Rod of Ages, Ionian Boots of Lucidity, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, Archangel's Staff, Cosmic Drive, Demonic Embrace

 Ability Details & Skill Order vs. Ranged:

Zyra Mid

1. Garden of Thorns (Passive): Zyra's passive ability.

2. Deadly Spines (Q): Zyra's main poke and wave clear tool.

3. Rampant Growth (W): Plant seeds that can be activated by Zyra's abilities.

4. Grasping Roots (E): A skill shot that roots enemies and activates seeds.

5. Stranglethorns (R): Zyra's ultimate, which knocks up enemies and empowers plants.

- Level 1: Q

- Level 2: E

- Level 3: W

- Max Order: Q -> E -> W

- Take a point in your R (ultimate) whenever possible (levels 6, 11, and 16).

Zyra General Playstyle:

Zyra during the Laning Phase:

Zyra excels at poking and zoning enemies with her plants. Use Q and E to harass and control the wave. Be wary of ganks and use W seeds for vision.

Zyra in the Mid Game:

Look for picks with your E and control objectives with your plant zoning. Group with your team and use your ultimate for team fights.

Zyra in the Late Game:

Zyra becomes a significant damage threat. Position safely, use plants to zone, and look for multi-target ultimates in team fights.

Zyra during Farming:

- Use Q to clear waves and last hit. 

- Use plants to help zone enemies away from farm.

Zyra in Team Fights:

- Stay in the backline, using plants to zone and deal damage.

- Look for opportunities to land a multi-target E or R.

- Protect your ADC and other carries with your root and plants.

Zyra around Objectives:

- Dragon/Baron: Use plants to tank and zone enemies. Your ultimate can disrupt the enemy team if they try to contest.

Zyra Matchups:

Zyra generally struggles against high mobility assassins and champions that can engage on her quickly. \

She excels against immobile mages and champions she can poke down.

Additional Advice on how to play Zyra:

- Zyra's plants can block skill shots, use them strategically.

- Always be aware of your surroundings, as Zyra is immobile and can be easily caught out.

- Use your ultimate to peel for yourself or your carries if needed.

Use these blooming insights of the Zyra Mid Guide, to transform the mid lane into a garden of chaos and confusion, where foes find themselves ensnared in the stranglethorns of your strategy, desperately wishing they had brought a pair of gardening gloves.

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