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Shyvana Build Guide by Si11yPutty

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Si11yPutty

Half Dragon, All Woman

Si11yPutty Last updated on November 11, 2011
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Ability Sequence

3
14
15
17
18
Ability Key Q
1
8
10
12
13
Ability Key W
2
4
5
7
9
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 11

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
4/
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2/
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 19

 
 
 
 
 
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Hello I'm Si11yPutty and this is my build for Shyvana.

If you don't like farming all game you shouldn't play Shyvana, as it's long periods of farm with small windows of fun whenever you turn into a dragon.


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Runes

Runes

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed
3

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration Don't let some scrubs or her misleading Flame Breath tell you otherwise, all the damage this champ does is magic, from the items to the abilities these will help you every step of the way.

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist Your choice of scaling or flat magic resist. I prefer Scaling.

Greater Seal of Vitality Normally I would take Flat Armor, but because I start with a cloth armor and don't build any health until after my Madred's Bloodrazor is done, these have been helping out nicely.

Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed Swiftness for synergy with moving fast.


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Masteries

Masteries
1/5
3/1
4/1
1/1
3/5
3/1
4/5
2/5
1/1
1/1
3/1
3/5
1/1

If you jungle, try to get 8 points in utility, otherwise the points above are really good.

I like 2 points in Defensive Mastery over 2 points in Veteran's Scars because If I get hit by minions 12 times this will reduce the damage I take by 24, the amount of health gained by Veteran's Scars, considering there are 6-7 minions per wave, that is 2 attacks from each.


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Items

Start with Cloth Armor 5 pots because if you have a solo lane you will get harassed.

Your goal is to work towards your Madred's Razors, your Mercury's Treads, and your Wit's End at the same time, making sure to build based on the lane you are fighting.

Madred's Bloodrazor and Wit's End will be your bread and butter, once you have these, the gold for your Trinity Force should come pretty easily.

Items of honorable mention are Abyssal Scepter and Sunfire Cape, to increase the amount of magic damage you do.


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Choosing a Lane!

Try to get solo top or mid, if those are unavailable you should jungle. Shyvana can take quite a bit of damage when she harasses, but you should be fine with your Cloth Armor and 5 health pots.


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Skill Sequence

People might look at me funny for leveling up Flame Breath first, but your Twin Bite's improvements with level aren't really that important, they are just there to proc your On-Hits twice, including your properly leveled Flame Breath. Also, when in dragon form, your Flame Breathdoes tremendous AOE damage in burst, which is good because you won't always get to auto attack with CC's flying about and whatnot.

Maths: Both results are after using Flame Breath and Twin Bite afterwards on a champ with 2000 health. Only AP from masteries.

Twin Bite level 1 Flame Breath level 5

Flame Breath: 268.88
Wit's End: 84
Madred's Bloodrazor: 160
Fury of the Dragonborn: 80
Attack Damage: 298.8
Total: 592.88 Magic damage, 298.8 Physical damage, 891.76 total damage.

Twin Bite level 5 Flame Breath level 1

Flame Breath: 88.88
Wit's End: 84
Madred's Bloodrazor: 160
Fury of the Dragonborn: 26.66
Attack Damage: 332
Total: 359.54 Magic damage, 332 Physical damage, 691.54 total damage.

Now you know why I take Magic Pen reds.

Leveling up Flame Breath will give you the most amount of burst when you reach level 6, and decide to use your combo which is described below in "So You've Decided to Become a Dragon..."


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Summoner Spells

Exhaust instead of Ignite? Until you get your Frozen Mallet, this will be your only form of CC aside from your ultimate, this also helps with those pesky knights that think they can fight a dragon.

Flash... this spell is going to be the best untill they nerf it, then Ghost might take it's spot in season 2, or Surge.... hmmmm.


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So You've Decided to Become a Dragon...

You are at a point in your game where you believe it would be beneficial for your team to use Dragon's Descent, but you can't just activate it willy nilly, here's how you do it.

Activate your W before you use your R, this is important for making a flame trail on the ground when you fly, if this spell is on cool down you should wait till it is up.

Right after you leave a trail of destruction, your next skill is Flame Breath, deciding where to point it can be difficult. Usually I target a squishy carry, and try to position myself that it will hit them and some other champs too. Try not to ult if this is on cool down.

Your Q does not have to be used right away, so if it is unavailable you can still ult, and get it back though auto attacks. Odds are it will be available though if you are team-fighting, unless you decide it is a good idea to run up to your opponent in human form and bop him on the head.


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Creeping / Jungling

Do this when any camps are up, even if you aren't jungling, FARM FARM FARM.


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Playstyle, I'M A DRAGON!

Shyvana is essentially the best personification of a dragon in the League. Dragons like to sit on a giant pile of gold all day. Farm Farm Farm. Her ganks are like Warwick's pre-6, so she's more of a lane saver than a dedicated ganker if you decide to jungle. This is why I choose to lane with her, and leave the ganking to champs like Lee Sin.