Shyvana Build Guide by Wazim

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Wazim

Shyvana... Yeah, she jungles (Fizz Update)

Wazim Last updated on November 17, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

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Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 9

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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Hey guys, this is my first champion's guide, I hope that I've made this one to where it really helps those who are playing Shyvana, or plan on playing her. So look it over, and comments to improve the guide will be accepted and tested.

I've been messing around with Shyvana since her release, and I think I finally found a very good build for her. I jungle with her, and I love it. I even prefer her over Udyr sometimes. I know that sounds crazy, but that's just me. I love auto attack hero's, and Shyvana is a perfect champion as one. Her ultimate is, in my opinion, one of the best ult's for ganking. Coming from behind your opponents and picking them up as a dragon then immediately landing your 'w' is a perfect set up for a kill.

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The Build

I start with a pretty standard Jungle build. Taking armor and health pots. After that completing wriggles, and getting boots of speed to go gank. Wit's end is perfect for an auto attack hero such as Shyvana, and the attack speed will help her get her ult faster. Merc treads, then a giant's belt for the health, then making that into a sunfire cape.
~Core items~

    Merc Treads
    Wit's End
    Sunfire cape
Next I go for Frozen Mallet. Others I've seen go for TF, but the mana from it is useless, and buying sheen would just be a waste. The movement speed from TF is nice, but Shyvana gets a speed boots from her 'w'. Frozen mallet will give you a lot more health and slow the targets. After that I get atma's for the extra armor and atk dmg. And If the game persists to last, I replace wriggles with Guinsoo's Rageblade. The stacking atk speed is very useful.

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Shyvana is an auto attack hero, so Alarcity will really help her out early in, and help her as a jungle. Armor seals are pretty standard jungle, and the magic resist/per level will help her late game. Strength quints with will help her in the jungle early on to make a fast jungle.

Marks - Alarcity x9
Seals - Flat Armor x9
Glyphs - Magic Resist/plvl x5
Glyphs - Alarcity x4
Quints - Alarcity x1
Quints - Flat Atk dmg x2

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This tree is for jungling and is very efficient. 21 into the offensive tree will provide a lot of help in her jungling. and the 9 points in defense with the new armor upgrades really helps with survivablity and a quick jungle.

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My jungle Path:

    Blue Golem
    Red Golem

Shyvana is a particularly fast jungle. In the games I've played with her, (with this build) I get to level 4 VERY quickly. You'll be ganking in no time at all.

When ganking, a good order to use your abilities is. r,w,e,q This will give you the most damage, the fastest.

When ganking with Shyvana, don't always open with her dragon form. Sometimes its best to just run in and using your 'w'. It harasses very well, and deals a ton of damage. Since her Ult has no CD and is used when you have full rage, Don't be afraid to use it, just make sure you have a good shot. She gains rage back fairly quickly. Just farm a little bit and you'll have your ult up in no time.

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Team Fights

Use Dragon form in team fights. Her improved abilities will allow your team to burn the other team down quickly. The AOE from her 'w' burns down foes quickly. Her 'e' should be used right after you pop 'w' to reduce their armor, and then immediately use her 'q' to double strike them. If possible, place yourself where so when you jump in (using dragon form) you can pick up the most enemies and push them towards your team.

I hope this guild is helpful to you all!

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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.

Dragon Form: Twin Bite cleaves all units in front Shyvana.
No Cost

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.

Dragon Form: Burnout scorches the earth, continuing to damage enemies that stand on it.
No Cost
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 15/15/15/15/15% of their Armor for 4 seconds.

Dragon Form: Flame Breath engulfs all units in a cone in front of her.
No Cost
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.
6/6/6 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.

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Her Story

There are those few dragons in Runeterra who have mastered the intense magical energies that course through their unique anatomies, evolving into an elusive Celestial Dragon. These powerful and enigmatic creatures spend most of their time hidden away from the lands of men. However, there are those who find themselves drawn to civilization and who take on human forms to immerse themselves in the world of humans. Occasionally, one finds itself drawn to the spirit of a human and they have relations. Sometimes, in the slimmest of odds, the union will bear fruit and that offspring will be one of the few half-dragons to have graced Runeterra. Shyvana is one such creature, born to a simple Demacian farm-girl and her Celestial Dragon father. Left to be raised by her mother, her oddities were something that couldn't be hidden from her community, though she was protected by her family. Once her family had perished in disaster, she was left alone for the first time - truly alone. Shyvana quickly became an outsider and it wasn't long before the community's fear began to put her in danger. Facing mortal danger at the business end of an angry mob, she was rescued by the traveling noble, Jarvan Lightshield. The noble was a man who strangely knew exactly what she was and took her under his wing. It wasn't long before she was offered a chance to use her natural skills in the service of Demacia, as Jarvan initiated her as one of the elite guard. Following Jarvan into the League of Legends was only natural.

Shyvana is a fierce warrior, with the blood of one of the most powerful magical predators in all creation flowing through her veins. Unlike some of her fellows, she is a subdued personality - somber, cool, and collected. However, when the moment strikes, her draconian heritage manifests and there are few that can stare her in the eyes and not feel the primal urge to flee.

''By the blood of my father, I will end you!''
- Shyvana