I was skeptical when I read stuff like this about Zyra: http://na.leagueofle...-designing-zyra.
Morello: Zyra appeals to people who want to play a little more of a chess game. The fantasy of Zyra is that you’re ready to outthink and outsmart the other champions in your lane. Sure, she’s got some good burst and interesting abilities, but she truly shines when you take a step back for a second and think about the best course of action.
My friend said he just plays Zyra like Annie and just aims his nukes toward a group of enemies until they die (considering Zyra's ratios and damage output are definitely on the overpowered side, this is the easiest course of action). Of course, I expect a lot of players to overthink Zyra because she is under the guise of a new champ. They will become too fixated with "proper" seed placement that they will overlook the fact that simple tactics are ultimately more satisfying and efficient than trying to be complex.
For now, I am not sure how to grade Zyra.
Boring. It's best to throw an E at someone, place a seed next to the enemy while it's still traveling (that way they get snared + slowed with little time to react) so that they stay in range of your other Q plant for a long time, and then another seed + Q. As soon as you get a Rylais, though, the E plant feels useless compared to the Q plants since you get the slow on the Q plants + the range damage.
However it seems like her plants are useless against heavy AoE teams (Graves, Twisted Fate, Annie, Garen, Gragas, etc.) since AoE spells instantly kill plants (wonder if Sunfire Cloak does, too?)
Edited by Suzaku910, 25 July 2012 - 07:58 PM.