Shyvana Build Guide by Jokulan

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Jokulan

Shyvana - Beast in the bush

Jokulan Last updated on November 21, 2011
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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: 9

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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Hello. I'm Jokulan and this is my first build of all time. This is my Shyvana build. Shyvana is newest champion in League Of Legends and she's very powerfull. She's great duelist and makes lots of damage. You can play jungle Shyvana or sololane Shyvana. Which one you like most.

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Why Greater Mark Of Desolation? Well because Shyvana is melee champion and almost every melee champoin should have Armor pen.( Kassadin and Rumble is not included because thay are melee mages.)

Why Greater Seal Of Vitality? Well you are going to get HP by items so it's not must so you can take AS seals too but the thing why I like HP per lvl seals is that in late game you'll have LOTS of HP, Armor and Magic res. so you can take damage and tank which is good for your team.

Why Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power? Because her 2 skills (E and R) is scaled on AP (Ratios: E: 0.6 and R: 0.7). It gives damage to your ulti which is good but also gives damage to your E which you max last. That's why you don't have to max E first.

Why Greater Quintessence of Attack Speed? Well Shyvana need AS because she's hybrid. She'll do LOTS of damage by auto attacks and in early game it helps at farmig and in duels (Also good in jungle).

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Shyvana's passive is Fury of the Dragonborn. This buffs every skill she got. Look down to see what buff it gives to a skill.

Shyvana's Q is Twin Bite. This skill deals physical damage and resets her attacktimer. Usually you want to use it attacking twice. Also because of your passive her Twin Bite Cooldown reduces. In Dragon form ( Dragon's Descent) she will do AOE damage to enemy front of her.

Shyvana's W is Burnout. This skill deals AOE damage surrounding her. This skill does Magic Damage even it scales on her bonus attack damage. Her passive grants her 1 extra second per 1 basic attack and max stacks is 6 seconds. In Dragon form ( Dragon's Descent) she will leave fire trace behind her. Enemies on this area will get damage while standing on it.

Shyvana's E is Flame Breath. This skill deals small amount of damage but it reduces enemy armor by 15%. Passive effect is dealing 20% of the ability's damage to debuffed targets. In her Dragon form ( Dragon's Descent) she'll do AOE damage to front of her. At this point remeber this. Without Dragon's Descent Flame Breath will stop to enemy it hits but in Dragon form it goes through all of enemies.

Finally Shyvana's ulti (R) is Dragon's Descent. This will transform you into a Dragon and gives you buff to every skill. This skill do not have cooldown but it has Rage. You can ONLY use your ulti while having 100 rage. This skills passive is granting you Armor and Magic Res. Shyvana's passvie will give you rage count when you put your skill point on Dragon's Descent.

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Summoner Spells

Why Flash and Ignite?

Well Flash is the best summoner spell in League of Legends because it helps you to escape or initiate. Ignite is for finishing your opponent if he/she is getting away.

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Why pick Shyvana?


She is VERY powerfull in mid/lategame
Great champion to initiate or escape
Good sololaner
Good jungler
She's tanky/tank
Easy to last hit
Also if you like dragons


She needs CC team
She has no CC
Sucks at early game if not solo/jungle
Ganks aren't good before lvl 6

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Shyvana needs Boots of Speed in start because it gives her better last hitting by moving fast from creep to an other. Because of Boots of Speed you should buy 3x because after little harrassment you can still be on a lane and farm

Why buy Wriggle's Lantern and sell it after? Well in early/mid game Wriggle's Lantern helps you to farm and gives you Armor. You should buy Guinsoo's Rageblade besides Wriggle's Lantern in late game because Guinsoo's Rageblade passive gives you attack speed, AP and AD more than Wriggle's Lantern. Even you lose a bit of your Armor it's ok because of your Ulti's passive. Of course you'll lose your life steal but it's oksy. Of course if you don't want to lose your Life Steal then don't sell it

Why Wit's End? Why not AD item? Wit's End gives you attack speed and Guinsoo's Rageblade and Trinity Force gives you already Damage so now you have to do some damage fast. Also it gives Magic Res so it's good against AP carries like Kassadin, Malzahar or Brand.

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How to play?

Well actually here's 2 primary rules. Use your Flash to escape and Dragon's Descent if nessesary. Always before using your ulti ( Dragon's Descent) remeber to check that you have all your skills ready and start your ulti in this order: W, R, E, Q. That makes huge damage to enemies in front of you and your team is ready to pick some kills with you. Why Burnout have to put up before ulting to enemies? Well Burnout leaves Fire on platform and enemies on it takes damage while standing on it. Remeber always that your Ulti on active doubles it's passive so if you have low HP and like Karthus is doing his ulti use your ulti. It might save you.

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Updates will come. Remeber give feedback and Advices

Because this is my first time doind build here I'll update it a bit.

All feedback and advices would be nice to get. I hope that you like this build. Good luck

Thank you.