Zyra is top free champion to play in August Week 4

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Heading into August Week 4, Zyra, Rise of the Thorns, is the top character to play in the free champion rotation of League of Legends.

We’ve all been there before. We’re in the bottom lane trying to do our very best and then out of nowhere, these evil seeds start growing around us. At first, you think nothing of it then out of nowhere, they come to life and start attacking you like there is no tomorrow. Such is the life when going up against Zyra in League of Legends.

Primarily a support champion, Zyra brings a lot to the table when partnered up with the right champions. If you plan on playing as her, remember that she synergizes well with ADCs like Draven, Jhin, and Tristana. If you decide to give her a shot throughout the week since she’s part of the free champion rotation, don’t forget to let your ADC teammate know which champion to use if they have them available as it makes a huge difference.

When it comes to the items you should be using on her, remember to heavily purchase pieces that have a plethora of Health and Ability Power.  Ideally, you want to focus on building up to these items: Liandry’s Torment, Sorcerer’s Shoes, Eye of the Watchers, Rylai’s Crystal Scepter, Morellonomicon, and Void Staff.

Zyra’s kit primarily revolves around Passive – Garden of Thorns as seeds will spawn around her periodically that can do some serious damage once they’re sprouted and ready to unleash havoc. Ideally, you want to use her other abilities around these seeds so they can open up and really present problems for enemy support and ADC champions.

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Before you hit the Summoner’s Rift as Zyra, make sure to have the proper runes equipped. Focus on Greater Mark of Magic Penetration (9), Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist (9), Greater Seal of Scaling Health (9), and Greater Quintessence of Ability Power (3).

If you’ve never played as Zyra, she’s pretty much a Poison Ivy-inspired champion that calls upon her plants to do all the dirty work for her. This is especially the case when it comes to her ultimate ability, R – Stranglethorns.

This is perfect for team fights as it sends a twisted thicket to a targeted location that does a good amount of damage and knocks enemies airborne as it contracts. It’s quite the ability and tends to catch huddled up enemies off guard as your seeds continue to remind them who they’re messing with.

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