Zyra Rise of the Thorns
Longing to take control of her fate, the ancient, dying plant Zyra transferred her consciousness into a human body for a second chance at life. Centuries ago, she and her kind dominated the Kumungu Jungle, using thorns and vines to consume any animal that set foot in their territory. As the years passed, the animal population steadily died off. Food became increasingly scarce, and Zyra could only stand by helplessly as the last of her kin withered away. She thought she would perish alone, until the appearance of an unwary sorceress presented her with an opportunity for salvation.

It was the first time in years Zyra had sensed a creature wander so close. Hunger drew her to the sorceress, but some other, deeper instinct compelled her. She enveloped the woman in thorns with ease, but as she savored this final meal, foreign memories invaded her thoughts. She saw great jungles of metal and stone where humans and animals thrived. Potent magic surged through her vines, and she devised an elegant but risky plan to survive. Using the woman's memories, Zyra poured her newfound magic into the creation of a human-shaped vessel. She didn't know what sort of world awaited her, but she had nothing left to lose. When Zyra opened her eyes, she was overwhelmed by the raw power ready at her fingertips. It wasn't until she noticed the shriveled remains of the plant she once was that she realized how vulnerable she had become. If this body died, there would be no network of vines to retreat through, no roots to regrow her... but she felt truly alive. She beheld the world for the first time as animals did, and a dark smile crept across her lips. She was reborn, and there was so much now within her grasp.

''Closer to the flower, closer to the thorns.''
Garden of Thorns

Seeds spawn around Zyra periodically, becoming faster with level and lasting a long period of time (with a maximum number of seeds planted). If an enemy Champion steps on a seed, the seed dies. If Zyra casts Deadly Spines or Grasping Roots near seeds, she grows plants. Extra plants striking the same target deal less damage.

Deadly Spines

Zyra grows a bed of spines at the target location. After a brief delay, it explodes, launching damaging thorns at all nearby enemies. If cast upon a seed, Deadly Spines grows a Thorn Spitter plant, which fires at enemies from afar.

Rampant Growth

Zyra plants a seed. Other spells cast on seeds will turn them into plants, which fight for Zyra.

Killing an enemy grants 20% charge toward a seed. This is increased to 100% for enemy champion takedowns, large monster and large minion kills.

Grasping Roots

Zyra sends forth vines through the ground to ensnare her target, dealing magic damage and rooting enemies they come across. If cast upon a seed, Grasping Roots grows a Vine Lasher, whose short range attacks reduce enemy movement speed.


Zyra summons a twisted thicket at her target location, dealing damage to enemies as it expands and knocking them airborne as it contracts. Plants within the thicket are enraged, dealing bonus damage.

Similar to Zyra
Heimerdinger (League of Legends)


Bramble (Heroes of Newerth)


Petal (Vainglory)


Gazlowe (Heroes of the Storm)


Nature's Prophet (Dota 2)


Azir (League of Legends)


Shadow Shaman (Dota 2)


Pollywog Priest (Heroes of Newerth)


Tinker (Dota 2)


Lycan (Dota 2)


Ophelia (Heroes of Newerth)


Zagara (Heroes of the Storm)


Sylvanas (Heroes of the Storm)


Azmodan (Heroes of the Storm)


Tempest (Heroes of Newerth)