Shyvana Build Guide by Aesir
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This guid is not a full guid about shyvana, I just want to describe my own view of shyvana.
I think everyone have to look for his own way to build and play a champion, but if I can help with my own idea I will :)
About runes, masteries and skill choice
I chose these runes because they work well on many bruiser like riven, renekton, etc...
As u can view I prefer damage rune instead of Armor Pene runes, damage runes up significatly ur A and Z. Of course pene rune are better for the whole game but don't help u a lot at early.
My masteries are oriented on damage too because shyvana is more damage bruiser than tank bruiser, but a 9/21/0 build will works fine too.
Skill choice is obvious, your A deal a lot of damage and your Z help u to chase, run and creeps.
Since you don't have AP your E is quite (or totaly) useless... I just don't understand Riot on this point, AP shyvana ? for troll maybe ...
Summoner spells have been reviewed then I just give basic choice, but i personally prefer Concentration than Exhaust on shyvana. You can also take ignite if u want to get more easy kill. Second choice is more often Flash, but Ghost can be fine and Teleport in some situation. .
Your place in a game
Shyvana is a Bruiser, your job is to catch enemies carry and beat them.
An Z => R => E => Q combo will bring you in front of them and allow you to beat them.
The only spell useful to help a mate is R, it means it's not your way to protect them in Team Fight. You have to kill as fast as possible and survive.
I personally like to be at duo bot with Shyvana but ofc as all bruiser her place is at solo top, or jungle if your enough fast. .
Yeah my items are a bit freak, but who care when it works fine ?
[*] Youmu is a good item on shyvana everyone know.
[*] Executioner's calling, ok this item give you enough leech life some crits and an active against leecher champions like Nocturne. Remember : in dragon form ur Q hit everyone in front of you and apply item's proc. In TF this item will give at your team a great advantage as far as you can hit a lot of enemy...
[*] Sunfire Cape give you decent armor and hp, his passive add with your Z (moreover in dragon form)
[*] Infinity Edge ? good AD, and so nice crit ... (at the end, you will have about 55% of critical chance)
[*] wit's end ! Ok I buy it at the end of the game, just giving you everything you need...
[*] Mercury's Tread : T2 boots for Bruiser !
This item's build is cheap, it's also why I really like it ! .
It was fast !
Yeah this champion's guide is just for guys who want ideas about how to play shyvana.
Remember : you have to find your own way and you also have too use the right items/skills/spells depending of the game !
Cya In Game :) .
what's next ?
I will update this build as often as I progress with Shyvana. Please leave me comments :) .