Shyvana Build Guide by blackpsychosis
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can attack large areas
can kill minions easily
you get to turn into a dragon
doesn't rely on mana
difficult to escape
targeted in groups
weak early game
killed easy by players with range
No crowd Control
I like to focus on offense to make shyvana deadly. Mess around and find what you like best. Really it all works just play around until you find a page you truly feel fits your play style.
Twin Bite - Shyvana strikes twice on her next attack.
Dragon Form: Twin Bite cleaves all units in front Shyvana.
Shyvana strikes twice on her next attack, dealing (+ ) physical damage on the second attack. The bonus damage is equal to 80/85/90/95/100% of Shyvana's Attack Damage.
Burnout - Shyvana surrounds herself in fire, dealing magic damage per second to nearby enemies and moving faster for 3 seconds. The movement speed reduces over the duration of the spell.
Dragon Form: Burnout scorches the ground beneath it, enemies on the scorched earth continue to take damage. Shyvana deals 25/40/55/70/85 (+ ) magic damage per second to nearby enemies and moves 30/35/40/45/50% faster for 3 seconds. Shyvana's Movement Speed bonus is reduced over time. Burnout scorches the earth, continuing to damage enemies that stand on it.
Flame Breath - Shyvana unleashes a fireball that deals damage to the first enemy it encounters and leaves cinders on the target that reduces their Armor for 4 seconds.
Dragon Form: Flame Breath engulfs all units in a cone in front of her.
Shyvana unleashes a fireball that deals 80/125/170/215/260 (+0.6) magic damage and burns 15% of their Armor for 4 seconds.
Dragon's Descent - Shyvana transforms into a dragon and takes flight to a target location. Enemies along her path take damage and are knocked toward her target location. Shyvana passively gains Armor and Magic Resistance. Defensive bonuses are doubled in Dragon Form.
Active: Shyvana transforms into a dragon and takes flight to a target location. Enemies along her path take 200/300/400 (+0.7) magic damage and are knocked toward her target location.
Passive: Shyvana reinforces her scales, increasing her Armor and Magic Resist by 15/20/25. Defensive bonuses are doubled in Dragon Form.
6 Fury a Second
Fury of the Dragonborn - Shyvana's melee attacks enhance her abilities.
Twin Bite - Reduces the cooldown by 0.5 seconds.
Burnout - Extends the duration by 1 second to a maximum of 6 seconds.
Flame Breath - Deals 15% of the ability's damage to debuffed targets.
Dragon's Descent - Attacks generate 2 Fury and Shyvana passively gains Fury over time while in human form.
I always start out with burnout. It helps you slay minions so you can level up faster. the next skill i like to level up is flame breath so you can shoot enemies that try to get away or hide in a bush when your weak and shoot from afar. level up the other skills however but just make sure you level up dragons decent as soon as your allowed too. dragons decent is the bread and butter of getting kills.
i love teleport because i find time in a game to be precious and walking from base to outer turrets can take a lonnnng time. then i like to use exhaust because shyvana has no natural stuns, snares ect. and it sucks when a kill gets away.
Don't waste your time buying start up items. work on items you need and save up for something better later. Early in the game work on slaying minions to level up and earn money fast. Shyvana is weak and slow early game so be careful. Concider buying heart of gold early then you can build randuins omen.
Another armor to consider is thornmail if opposing team had AD built. Or use force of nature for magic resit.