Shyvana Build Guide by Zeljom

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Zeljom

Shyvana - The Jungle Carry

Zeljom Last updated on November 7, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

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Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 9

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Hello, this is my first guide on Mobafire. I decided to make a Shyvana guide because she is a very interesting Champion to play and i see many people playing her totally wrong. With this guide i want to give you some infos about playing Shyvana in the jungle.

Since i play Shyvana with this Itembuild i haven't lost one game with her!

This Guide is still in work so stay tuned. If you got any feed back or know how to improve my Guide please tell me in the comments!

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Let's start with Runes.

My runes are:

Greater Mark of Desolation Greater Mark of Desolation
Greater Seal of Resilence
Greater Glyph of Warding
Greater Quintessence of Desolation Greater Quintessece of Desolation

Why do I choose these Runes?

Armorpen Marks + Quintessence:

Great for Lategame, you can ignore you enemys Armor with that, perfekt. Dont forget you are a meele fighter bash their armor away and deal tons of damage! This runes also help you clearing the jungle alot faster cause you ignore the creeps armor.

Armor Seals and Magic Resist Glyphs:

Helps you surviving the jungle better (not that you need it) and you are alot more tanky in teamfights then you already are with your dragon form!

Thats why i choose this runes, i hope you can understand them.

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My Masteries

My Masteries are 21/6/3

Why do I choose these Masteries?

I play Shyvana with offensive Masteries, she's a damage dealer, her job is to deal damage, so i play her offensive. In my offensive masteries my main focus is on maxing her dmg and her jungle clear tempo (shes pretty fast *g*). I think the points speak for themselve.
My last 9 points go into the utility tree for more experience and higher buff duration.

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Let's come to the Interresting Part: The Itembuild

My Item choice:

I start with a Cloth Armor and 5 Health Potions. You are a jungler, and i like to start at blue buff and clear the whole jungle in the speed of light and rush a Madred's Razors.
After my Madreds i buy Boots of Speed, they make you faster -> faster in ganks. i don't think i need to tell you why I buy a Wirggle's LaternWirggle's Latern, it's just jungle item #1 and the free ward is just awesome. When I have my Wriggle's my personal favourite boots are Berserkers Greaves because attack speed scales scales unbelieveable good with Shyvana thanks to her passive. But against high CC and/or magic damage Teams u can buy Mercury Treads.

Let's come to one of Shyvanas most important items:
Trinity Force
Trinity Force is a very good item for Shyvana because it has everything you need: attack speed, Crit, Movement speed, life, attack damage, a slow, more damage after u use an ability (that's really beast for Shyvana) and MANA (just kidding thats the worst part at trinity but all the other things you get from Trinity are so good that you can ignore this) so its overall a great item.
You can replace Trinity Force with:
Frozen Mallet. It's also a great item but i prefer Trinity Force. You Should only pick Frozen Mallet if you need to be more tanky.

Bloodthirster: Damage, Lifesteal. What could be better? As Shyvana it's your job to fly into the fight be in the middle of the enemys and burn them away. The bloodthirster helps you with this, you get lots of attack damage and lifesteal, that will help you to survive teamfights even better then you already do and deal damage as hell.

Guardian Angel: A great item for Shyvana. You gain Magic Resist, Armor and the ability to riseagain when you fall in battle. In my opinion this is a very important item for Shyvana, because you are always in the middle of your enemys, it could happen that they focus you, then you revive and pwn their face.The great thing with Shyvana and Guardian Angel is that when you die in dragon form, you will get revived in dragon form. Awesome, isn't it?

High attack damage, ATTACK SPEED, armor reduction, nuff said.

Now we xome to the last Item, here you have the choise what u build, you have 3 options:
You keep your Wriggle'S
Force of Nature against AP teams
Against AD Teams

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Summoner Spells

My favourite summoner spells

Smite. Ofcourse you are a jungler. Shyvana is too squishy in the beginning that she could clear the jungle without it, so pick Smite for Shyvana jungle.
One of my favourite summoner spells. Why? Because you have good escape and chase tool with it. Ganking under level 6 with shyvana is but with flash you can just flash in and burn their face.

Other good summoner spells

Instead of Flash you can also pick Ghost, but you can't escape as good as you can with flash, this shouldn't be a problem when you have your ult ready, but i prefer Flash.
You could pick exhaust instead of Flash. Shyvana has no CC. With exhaust she has a good slow for early ganks, but she cant chase or get away as good as with flash.

In my opinion you shouldnt use any other summoner Spell as Jungle Shyvana. They are just no match for the 4 i told you

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Skill Sequence

Why do I skill what i skill?

Burnout is the most important skillfor Shyvana as a jungler. It has a great AOE damage and movement speed buff. You can clear the jungle with it nearly as fast as a phoenix Udyr and it helps you ganking. Overall a great skill.

I max Twin Bite second, it is a great burst spell and scales good with your AD. I max it second because it doesnt get much stronger from level 1 to 5.

I max twinbite last, because it doesn't deal much dmg at all. You should only use to make your auto hits and Q stronger. Keep in mind, always use E before you use your Q!

Your ulti makes you to what you are, a mighty dragon. When you play Shyvana as a jungler you should always use your ult for ganks in early game. In the late game your ult is a great iniator for teamfights. It makes everyone of your spells to AOE spells, so make sure to stand just in your enemys, so everything hits them