Originally Posted by Morello
Shaco has JitB's. That makes him Heimer.
Do I seriously have to have this argument every champ even though each champion actually is really different? Pattern recognition people! :P
It's funny because I think Zyra's plants are closer to AP Shaco boxes in feel then Heimer turrets.
They come out of no where positioning wise. They do good damage over time. Obviously they don't CC when they show up and they don't get preplaced to trigger when someone wanders by.
As someone that's fought Zyra on PBE a bunch. Approaching her minions is pretty unique. Certain champions can kill the plants so easily you actually want to burn an ability to do so. Thus allowing you to rob Zyra of her zone of control and get on top of her. Zyra's damage without plants isn't scary.
Which is the other thing. Zyra has far more "openings" then say Heimer. If she pushes with plants you have an excellent time to move in and do damage while they are on cooldown. Heimer's turrets tend to last long enough to have a few up your sleeve.
Zyra has a very unique feel to both face and play. All the comparisons I've seen to other champions have been surface only or just achieving a similar result in a different way.
That said. The way Zyra uses her plants is more engaging then Heimer turrets and may be the better "stationary minion" design over all. Doesn't mean she plays like Heimer though.