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Mar 11, 2015

Weird Picks #3: Jungle Zyra

The third segment of Weird Pick Wednesday is here, featuring as requested, Jungle Zyra! A slightly diverse selection, she's still very easy to execute as a jungler if not as a meta pick. Check out the full details inside!...


As a classical support and mid lane champion, mages like Zyra rarely find themselves fighting wild raptors and golems in the depths of the jungle. Especially so after the "soft-leash" changes, ranged champions have more trouble than ever clearing the jungle with their weaker than average defenses and high base cooldowns. However, Zyra does surprisingly well in the jungle!

How it Works

With a standard set of AP runes/masteries and a standard R->Q->W->E skill set, Zyra can clear jungle well with a leash at first camp to get to level 2. Afterwards, by kiting camps and utilizing her plants as tanks, she takes relatively little damage.


As an extremely squishy champion with a heavily skillshot reliant slow snare, Zyra is not for the faint of heart and rightly off-meta for that reason. Never ever gank a losing lane or if you suspect the enemy jungler is waiting to counter gank.

For the most part, she plays very similar to Amumu. After she gets liandries, she's essentially a higher damage, ranged version of Amumu with a slightly delayed AOE CC. Early game she's fairly weak and relies on her one skillshot to gank.

All in all, she provides a TON of damage through her base skills, extraordinary AOE CC/catching abilities, and AP damage for teams that are very AD heavy.

Picking support Zyra usually leaves your front line looking pretty non-existent, and is very hit or miss on early to mid game jungle pressure.


Jungle Zyra is a very fun role to play, but somewhat questionable in effectiveness. It's currently viable simply because of her extraordinarily high damage output as long as the enemy team isn't keen on large scale organized jungle invades,. However, as far as pure utility goes on paper, I don't think her skillset is worth bringing into the jungle at the moment.

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  1. Wait.... Zyra isn't meant to be a jungler? but plants are supposed to be in the jungle!

  2. CanadianBurnsMarch 11, 2015

    As a Zyra main, I look forward to trying this!

  3. NotEnglish But Spaghetti :DMarch 11, 2015

    illuminati confirmed

  4. Gilson RíspoliMarch 11, 2015

    A Kalista Support ... Could be nice

  5. David SalumaMarch 11, 2015

    Supp Ashe. Seen it in game a couple of times but I don't think that they were playing it right.

  6. LaraVermillionMarch 11, 2015

    played her as well ... SivHD style. Full crit dmg runes. Nice dmg in early, then rapidly falls off til IE. You need an offensive adc though, that can also protect himself. Worked best with Ezreal, in my opinion :D

  7. Exevier EtcheverryMarch 11, 2015

    I always love Zyra jungle. I love you.

  8. Whats the point of playing champions support if you arent going to build support? The whole point of supports is doing well without items. If you get IE on Ashe and build like an adc you might as well just play her adc.


  10. Allexander Zawisza-PalikotMarch 12, 2015

    Tank Kalista is ok support because she has free wards, slow and op supporting R
    ps: it's a truth


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