Similar to how Leona has a hidden passive that reduces her damage to champions that have sunglasses, Zyra apparently has three hidden passives according to one of her designers (CertainlyT).

What are Zyra's hidden passives?


Has no one found any of her three hidden passives yet?


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There's a thread about this on the official forums now. Here's what they say:

  • Zyra gains 1 hp/5 seconds when she is near a friendly Leona. Photosynthesis!
  • Yorick's ghouls will only target plants if they're in range instead of targeting champions (different from their minion targeting behavior). Plants vs Zombies!
  • Maokai gains 1 movespeed when he is near Zyra.

See also: this Reddit thread.

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    Zyra gains 1 hp/5, or Leona? Ambiguous pronouns! I don't think it's true, to boot. Commented Jul 26, 2012 at 11:01
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    @RavenDreamer It is slightly ambiguous but usually the plant is the one who benefits growth from photosynthesis ;)
    – Jay
    Commented Jul 26, 2012 at 21:58
  • @RavenDreamer good call, I've reworded it slightly. Commented Jul 26, 2012 at 23:20
  • It looks like the Yorick Ghoul thing was proven false according to reddit and the league of legends forums.
    – Rapida
    Commented Jul 29, 2012 at 8:12
  • Is the 1hp/5 thing confirmed false also? Commented Jul 29, 2012 at 16:40

Credit goes to SantaInDisguise for finding and confirming these hidden passives. Give that guy a round of applause :] Also, these hidden passives can ONLY be seen in the PBE Client. This means they are NOT yet active on the NA or any other region server. The three passives are written below in detail. Enjoy!

  • Passive #1: Maokai gains +1 movement speed when within about 500 units of an allied Zyra. This 'boost' will expire about two seconds after he walks away. Maokai will not receive this boost from an enemy Zyra.
  • Passive #2: Leona's passive, Sunlight, will cause an enemy Zyra's model to grow slightly upon connecting. This growth lasts 20 seconds and does not stack.
  • Passive #3: When Sion kills Zyra [or Zyra kills Sion], the killer will receive a bonus +2 gold. This is a reference to the Plants Vs. Zombies franchise.
  • I didn't see it in the video, so I'm assuming no, but... Does Zyra's size increase from Leona grant her any buffs, or is it just a size increase?
    – Niro
    Commented Jul 29, 2012 at 17:02
  • I believe it is just a size increase
    – Rapida
    Commented Jul 29, 2012 at 17:04

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