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League of Legends Build Guide Author L33tlolz55

Shyvana - Legendary Laning

L33tlolz55 Last updated on November 8, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 22

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 8


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Updates

- 11/02/11
- Guide Created
- Added Intro
- Added Pros/Cons
- Added Runes
- Added Masteries
- Added Summoner Spells
- Added Skill Sequence

- 11/03/11
- Added Summery
- Added Warding
- Added Skill Breakdown
- Added Skill Combos


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Introduction

This is my Shyvana Guide. I would appreciate any feedback that you guys have.


Shyvana is a great champion, and is alot of fun - because you can deal burst damage and use your Ult Dragon's Descent To control fights.
Her abilities/passive work well together and allow for some attack speed items and decent jungling. Although in this guide i will focus in on her laning power.


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Pros/Cons

Pros
Good Ganks
Strong Mid/Late Game
Bulky bruiser dps
Super high burst damage
Built in Armor pen with Flame Breath

Cons
No CC
They will know when your ult is coming.
Can be kited


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Skill Breakdown

- Q
This ability is your main damage dealing ability it makes your next attack hit twice. this ability works well with "on hit" effects such as Wit's End. the oooldown of this ability is reduced on every auto attack, so it benefits greatly from AS items. In dragon form this ability has a Cleave affect and hits all enemy's in a cone, use this in dragon form on multiple opponents to keep the duration up.

-W
Shyvana deals magic damage per second to nearby enemies and her Movement Speed is greatly increased for 3 seconds, Movement speed decreases over the duration.
I prioritise this ability the most for the farming capabilities, and you can constantly use the ability without cost dealing aoe damage and giving movement speed for catching up to opponents, in dragon form the ability leaves a trail of fire behind you, Acting like Singed with his Poison Trail.

-E
Shyvana unleashes a fireball that deals magic damage and melts the target's Armor for 4 seconds. I always max this ability last because it doesn't scale on AD, but getting it at level 3 is good because it apply's a armor debuff to whatever it hits, should be used first in a fight. In dragon form this skill hits all targets in a cone and applying the same debuff.

-R
Active: Shyvana transforms into a dragon and takes flight to a target location. Enemies along her path take magic damage and are knocked toward her target location.
Passive: Shyvana reinforces her scales, increasing her Armor and Magic Resist. Defensive bonuses are doubled in Dragon Form.
This ability is great, Not only is it a long jump skill, but it also pulls your target along with you and gives all your abilities additional effects. It can be used to pull opponents through walls for a easy gank and is great dps.


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Skill Combos

All of your fights against enemy champions are setup with 1 basic combo.

+ +


Burnout closes the gap between you and your target, Flame breath removes armor and twin bite hits them hard and gets them low. If necessary use Ignite if you think they might get away.
If dragon form is up, Use Burnout to get in front of your target and then activate your ult and pull them away from any turrets or ally's, then proceed with the combo above.


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Runes

Runes

Greater Quintessence of Lethality
3

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Mark of Attack Speed
9

Why I chose these runes
Greater Quintessence of Desolation - Benefits Melee even with Flame Breath active.
Greater Glyph of Magic Resist - Early Magic resist helps you to stay in your lane longer.
Greater Seal of Armor - Early Armor boost helps you to stay in your lane longer.
Greater Mark of Attack Speed - Fury of the Dragonborn Benefits from Attack speed.


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Masteries

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

Just a basic AD melee build, Works good. Some like to get Archaic Knowledge
I don't see the point, the extra As is better.


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Summoner Spells

Ignite
Good for Early kills
Finishes off weak enemies
Counters mundo hard :P
SPACE Flash
Escape from fights
Catch up to opponents
Always Take Flash
SPACE Exhaust
Slows and weakens
Decent replace for Ignite

I take Ignite, Flash Every time. But exhaust can be useful. Its up to your playstyle.


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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

I take Burnout at level 1 and max it first for the farming and chasing power it gives.
Then i take Twin Bite at level 2 for damage and max it second
I then get Flame Breath at level 3 and max it last for the Armor reduction.
And make sure to get Dragon's Descent at level 6,11 and 16.


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Items

Item Sequence











Health Potion
50

Health Potion
50

Health Potion
50

Berserker's Greaves
1100

Vampiric Scepter
900

Wriggle's Lantern
1800

Zeal
1300

Phantom Dancer
2550

Infinity Edge
3600

Giant's Belt
1000

Frozen Mallet
3100

B. F. Sword
1300

The Bloodthirster
3700

Berserker's Greaves - Is good because shay's passive benefits from AS

Wriggle's Lantern - Gives some early Life steal,Ad, and allows for quick farming, also the ward can be used every 3 mins to watch for ganks and control your lane, Very useful.

Phantom Dancer - Great for Shayvana, all the stats benefit her playstyle.

Infinity Edge - Standard crit boost. Really goes well with PD and increases dps.

Frozen Mallet - Necessary because Shayvana has no CC or slows built in.

The Bloodthirster - Standard AD survivability item. increases damage while giving you life steal.


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Ward Placements




Some of the best places to be using your ward to support your team. Use it wisely.


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Summary

This build is working out quite well for me, Ive gone undefeated since I started using it and it is alot of fun. If you have any questions/suggestions comment below and I will see if i can change it.