Syndra Build Guide by enzo2529

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League of Legends Build Guide Author enzo2529

Harnessing her Transcendent Power: Syndra

enzo2529 Last updated on November 1, 2013
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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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.



Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 0


Utility: 9

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- Got all the standard Ability Power masteries.

- Chose Mastermind over Expanded Mind.
Lowered cooldown on Flash > +180 Mana.

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Summoner Spells

Ignite - Tired of enemies escaping having health below 20? Does this happen to you often, or even, a bit too often? Well, this is the spell for you. Burn them to hell with Ignite! + there are bonus stats on which "Summoner's Wrath" provides when Ignite is on cooldown.

Flash - This spell could get you out of sticky situations.

- Have you seen UnholyWish's "Pro Play Montage" series videos?
- And just like flash, it's quite handy and has a variety of uses, like escaping and ganking.

Here's the Pro Play Montage Playlist!!

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Pros / Cons

<< Poor Syndra.

Most people see her as a bad champion because she's hard to use.
People get frustrated because they can't effectively and efficiently use her kit and they just badmouth the poor thing.

Just remember:
Everything takes time and effort to master.

Tons of AOE damage
An array of crowd control abilities
Great at clearing lanes
Awesome zoning
Extremely fun to toy with
She has limitless potential

Takes time to get used to
Gobbles up her mana like there's no tomorrow
Her Unleashed Power (R) innately has 675 range (+ 75 at max rank)

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Her basic attacks have a great feel to it and is quite responsive, unlike Morgana's.

And by level 10 you could just (W) a melee minion and throw it at the caster minions and press (Q). Quick wave clear.

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Boots and Potions start

4HP potions, 3HP/1MP potions, 1HP/3MP potions or 2HP/2MP potions. Up to you!
You could also start with a Doran's Ring and some pots.

Why Athene's Unholy Grail?

Now, I know people have been talking about this item's viability ever since it's nerf, so here are my insights on this item on how it's still useful, specifically on Syndra:

Mana Regen & Mana Font - She could spam more skills and missing her (Q)s and (W)s are made more forgiving.

20% Cooldown Reduction - I find that one of Syndra's strengths is that she could provide CC. The lower the cooldown of her skills, the more she could do for her team. And her (R) also scales with the number of (Q)s summoned; more spheres = more damage!

Magic Resistance and it's other Unique Passive - BONUS!!

Offensive Items

Rylai's Crystal Scepter
- useful for kiting and makes landing skills easier.

Zhonya's Hourglass
- can save your life.

Deathfire Grasp
- for that awesome active + more cooldown reduction.

Abyssal Scepter
- Magic Resistance + Aura
- NOTE: this item's range 700, and Syndra's Dark Sphere (Q)'s range is 800, Force of Will (W)'s range is 950, Scatter the Weak (E)'s range is 650 and Unleashed Power (R)'s range is 675.

Rabadon's Deathcap
- a strong item for any AP caster.

Void Staff
- % Magic Pen! Another strong AP item.


Alacrity - I know... but it's quite useful since Syndra's really great at kiting.

Homeguard - Instant HP / MP restoration + that temporary speed boost.

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Skill Combo

All out:
(Deathfire +) Q > E > W > Q > R

Q > E > W
Q > W > E > Q

I always prefer to start with (Q) though so that I could land an extra sphere after the stun (E) and if I choose to utilize my (R) then it would deal a + 2 extra sphere damage (compared to a + 1).

And (Q) > (E) combos is safer than (Q) > (W) combos in my opinion.

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Syndra Magic!

Use your stun to save others or to set-up a teamfight.

Your (R) can be used defensively.

E.g. if you're caught in a 1 v 5, use your ultimate then (E) to stun most, if not, all of the enemies. Just make sure to calculate the risk/reward ratio first.

Note that (W) briefly grants vision on where you throw the object.

You could (W) super minions to the fountain to kill them quickly and steal neutral monsters from anyone.

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"Immense power is fun, you should try it some time!"

Syndra 5v5. See how OP those ults are?