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Syndra Build Guide by LuxTheGreyWarden

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[10.10]And They Said I Lacked Balance, Ha!: Luxeøn Style

By LuxTheGreyWarden | Updated on May 15, 2020
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Dilenozza66 (5) | January 22, 2020 6:14am
When I start playing LoL, I hate feeded Syndra in game

p.s Great guide
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Turtles4Life | November 27, 2019 6:18pm
Great guide! 😀
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NDarKnight (24) | November 27, 2018 3:11pm
Greeting LuxTheGreyWarden, this looks really nice but i preffer electrocute instead of Dark Harvest cause Dark Harvest got nerfed and i think that electrocute deals more damage, anyway its well eplained guide i see you spent allot time making it and i hope you will keep updating this guide its great guide i tried it few times and it went great.
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LuxTheGreyWarden (52) | November 27, 2018 3:25pm
Hey man, thank you!!
Yeah, I only have DH up just because it's so busted right now, even with the nerfs, but it definitely is going to go back to electrocute right when DH gets nerfed again the next patch.
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IcemanTV | October 26, 2018 5:03am
Great guide, I've been using it for some time now. I would just like to suggest one thing and that is - add a counterplay guide for Irelia, please
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LuxTheGreyWarden (52) | November 27, 2018 3:24pm
Thank you for this, I seem to have missed the Irelia matchup on both my guides. I'll be adding it now!
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AbaddonSoulchain (16) | August 20, 2018 3:43am
You have 2 different rune setups for Syndra, that's a lot of work. I'll apply your guide to a game at some point and see how it works for myself. I'm sure it'll work really well. Well done.
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LuxTheGreyWarden (52) | August 21, 2018 1:09pm
Yeah it's definitely a lot of work lolol but Runes can be pretty preferenced based, so I try to explain which runes do and don't work, and what they do for you

Hope it goes well for you in your games and feel free to let me know what runes you took and how it went!
And thank you <3
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AbaddonSoulchain (16) | August 21, 2018 1:24pm
Thank you for the feedback. I've liked Syndra for a long time now. I'll be sure to check back if I have questions.
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Leblanc1v9 | May 4, 2018 3:45pm
You explained everything so well, thank you.
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LuxTheGreyWarden (52) | May 14, 2018 2:15pm
Of course <3 If you have any other questions feel free to ask :)
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Pettro33 | April 21, 2018 11:04pm
Amazing guide. Well written, explains everything i need to know. Awesome! :)
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LuxTheGreyWarden (52) | May 14, 2018 2:14pm
Thank you, glad it helped ^.^
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urielito3010 (4) | February 15, 2018 4:59pm
I always thinked that Syndra was a bad pick because i never knew how to use it. Thanks to this guide now i know how to use she properly (I still dont know how to write "properly") Now see she like a good pick that grants a godd laning and a good teamfight. So, this guide is awesome and i am very thankful to you for creating this awesome guide. Also, thanks for reading my comment :3
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LuxTheGreyWarden (52) | May 14, 2018 2:14pm
Sorry for the late response, this is so great to hear!! I'm so glad this helped you and I hope you can use Syndra to carry <3
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Suenrg | April 11, 2017 7:00am
Great Guide!
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LuxTheGreyWarden (52) | April 11, 2017 9:20am
Thanks man, glad you like it ^.^
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LuxTheGreyWarden (52) | April 3, 2017 3:08am
@ RikudouDovahkiin To add to why I prefer Liandry's CAN be better than Abyssal at times, here is some math I did. Let me know what you think.
*Let us assume that we are level 9 and have leveled up Q 5 times, W 2 times, E once, and R once. We will also assume we took standard runes, meaning 7.8MPEN reds and 15AP. Lastly, we will assume that the enemy had 12MR from their glyphs and also got a Negatron Cloak, meaning they will have 82MR.
Picture of the Math

This shows the math for a standard combo of Q>E>W>R.
To explain the math a bit, I took the AP, magic pen, and magic resist we talked about and calculated what each damages were, and then added them together to see the total damage you would do with your combo. On the Abyssal side, I even multiplied the damage number by .10 because of the passive of Abyssal Mask (this is assuming you are even in 700 range the whole time for the passive to take effect).
You can see that Liandry's ends up doing more damage! This is why I prefer it, as your burst is a bit better and the health protects you against all types of damage. I also didn't add the burn effect damage, but that is pretty minimal. I also realized that Abyssal costs 350 less gold, but that shouldn't play TOO much of a factor because you can't buy any more AP with 350g anyways.

However, Abyssal Mask is still ALWAYS the better way to go if they have one or more big AP threats. I would personally just buy a Negatron Cloak and wait until later, but it's your choice. You can even get both if desired :P

Hope any of this helped,

-Luxeøn
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RikudouDovahkiin (9) | April 3, 2017 8:49am
Oh thanks I didn't see one coming thanks, but doesn't that mean It works best against targets building magic resistance as tanks, since at lvl 18 sorc+ runes+ masteries end up something like 29 pen and usually normal adcs have 30 which doesn't constitute that much of problem and does our magic penetration increase damage output against low hp targets somehow like abyssal since -15 magic resistance, our damage should excess the numbers writing on skills due to ''-'' resistance isnt't it? Yeah doing damage stuffs and things, Liandry's Torment seems better at it but when it comes to block liandry+pen+runes penetration an easy abyssal can stop all those ''real damage like magic damage because of high pen'' in some situations which make that one more precious than it should be when compared to Liandry's Torment because damage, but in terms of pure damage IDK how did math end up like this 10% damage increase even in base damages should be stronger whutevah more than 20 ap difference however it seems that 15 is pretty strong, I have tested that thing on training mode, with 0 ap items Lux's ult was doing nearly 200 damage, after building 6 penetration items (5x Sorcerer's Shoes, Liandry's Torment or 4x Sorcerer's Shoes, Liandry's Torment and 1x Void Staff) and my dear 200 damage evolved into 800+ more or less :D
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LuxTheGreyWarden (52) | April 3, 2017 1:23pm
@ RikudouDovahkiin Yes, if they aren't BUILDING any MR, you might want to stick with [abyssal scepter]] when you are looking for damage but need that MR. If they stay at 30MR all game, you don't even need to get Void Staff either because if your runes and masteries and such bring their MR down to 1 like you said (30-29), 35% of 1 is pretty useless lol. However, MOSTLY everyone should be building magic resist. All ranged champions start off at 30MR, but most people take 12mr in their runes. They also can get things like Maw of Malmortius, Mercurial Scimitar, and other AD MR items. Tanks get TONS of MR ususally ( Spirit Visage, Banshee's Veil, etc). Mages get Abyssal Mask, supports get Locket of the Iron Solari, Athene's Unholy Grail, etc. This is the reason magic penetration is VERY important.

Honestly, imo, if there were more MPEN items, it would be a HIT, just like lethality was before the buffs. AP just increases your overall damage with your spells, but reducing someones magic resist with magic penetration reduces their reduction to your spells, aka why I emphasize getting Void Staff when MR is being built by mostly everyone on the team in both my Lux guide and this one!
As for when you said 15AP matters a lot, Liandry's DOES more damage because it doesn't just give 20AP more than Abyssal, but that magic pen allows your spells to then do even MORE damage. This is why the item has gotten more popular, rather than just a Teemo buying it.
Anyways, again, hope all of this made sense and I wasn't just rambling :p
Good luck with everything <3

-Luxeøn
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jhoijhoi (2044) | April 2, 2017 2:35am
Heya :D

I'll preface this by saying I don't even own Syndra, so I won't focus too much on Syndra-specific things. I'm looking at the cheat sheet at the moment and I'm considering the choice of Ghost, as it's not often I see APCs with Ghost (unless they're Twisted Fate).

I think you could put the Alternative Items next to Core Items and just drop the GA so it'd fit.

For the notes in your cheat sheet, perhaps spend a sentence or two explaining. People sometimes don't have the time to read the entire guide.

For your ToC you could use the code [[nextcol width=25]] between the chapters instead of using invisible text.

If you're going for the purple and blue colour scheme, perhaps carry it throughout the guide for emphasis etc. So pros/cons could be purple and blue as opposed to green and red.

*solo queue

I like the formatting for your "Other Rune Choices" more than the list format of the first section. Maybe you could do something like (quote me for coding):

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I wouldn't explain masteries not to get unless there's a real reason you need to explain why. *double edged sword

I would order summoner spells by preference/importance and make it obvious which spells are a must and which ones are match-up situational.

Don't forget to center your videos!

*mercury's treads

I reckon the match-ups section is pretty impressive and I wouldn't hide them behind spoilers!

All the best :)

Cheers,
jhoi
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LuxTheGreyWarden (52) | April 2, 2017 11:59pm
Thanks Jhoi for your feedback, I really appreciate it <3

As GMD explained, ghost actually works very well. It can't be used as a 'I messed up, get out of jail free card' like it used to, but it's still realllly good, especially for kiting. Hmm I honestly never even think of the cheat sheet and just want my guide to be detailed so people understand, I'll have to work on the cheat sheet and even go look at my Lux guide to see what it says there as well.
Finally, YES I was trying so hard to find a coding for using more than one rune on a line and that's perfect, thank you! I literally spent two hours trying to fix that one error and I just gave up on it lol.
I'll be sure to update this and I appreciate the feedback, as always <3

-Luxeøn
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GrandmasterD (531) | April 2, 2017 8:33am
Ghost is an extremely common summoner spell in the mid-lane nowadays, even on those who are not Twisted Fate. It's seen on Viktor, Syndra, Cassiopeia, Space Dragon, and many others. You can use it to catch people, get away without using flash, and overall set up an engage. Especially on Syndra, who's pretty pick-oriented, Ghost offers a lot of things.

You hide match-ups behind spoilers, because otherwise it gets cloggy and you create a massive wall-o-text, so no.

Now here's an elaborate greeting that is not there at all to drag out this comment whatsoever: May a squadron of magnificent *****es find their way to your various orifices, if you so please, by day's end.

You are most welcome,
G, M, ****ing D.
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LuxTheGreyWarden (52) | April 3, 2017 12:07am
Thank you for the explanation, it saved me some breath :p

As for that elaborate greeting, I literally rep'd you just for that, 10/10 would experience again.

-Luxeøn
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RikudouDovahkiin (9) | April 2, 2017 10:06pm
'' Ghost is an extremely common summoner spell in the mid-lane nowadays,'' just no dear sirrah/ma'am ghost is popular since league time began ^^ Vladimir rework and Viktor meta and that is one of most strong choices that changing style of your game that combined with Ghost, a death contract for enemy bot lane, 10 secs of burst of speed is almost viable on any ap mid laner that still dwells in meta. Thanks for guide, I was thinking if I should buy Syndra or not, she 'nowadays'' is really strong because of her unexpected easy burst with 'r'' basically if she/he mistakenly caresses R button something may die, but yet I could buy Jinx or something diverse btw thanks for the guide I see many people building Ionian Boots of Lucidity, thats now its odd on Syndra idk why they are that consistent about building Ionian on her ty for the guide btw, I could suggest that you should change liandry from generic build because that is quite a situational item for a mid laner like Syndra who has not any form of continual CC that lasts throughout the team fight so it will not be useful as it was on a CC mage like Lissandra but can be taken to reach higher penetration for one-shot 'business'' :D, yet Abyssal Mask is pretty strong too since its unique passive increases 10% OF ANY FORM OF MAGICAL DAMAGE IN A RADIUS, now that works on your base magic damages too, it may be stronger than Liandry due to high magic resistance stats that provided at early game, which can be fatal for lane dominance as it almost increases trading rates like 30% in 1v1. Ty for guide :3
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jhoijhoi (2044) | April 2, 2017 2:38am
^For some reason the coding above makes the marks look really small, but they shouldn't be. Kinda weird...
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Wayne3100 (490) | April 2, 2017 8:07am
Some of your [nextcol] tags didn't have a width set, and (for whatever reason) those columns ended up being really small (this also meant that the fact that your runes were set to size 40 was ignored). I took the liberty of editing those columns and slightly upping the rune size (to 50), should be a bit better now! :)
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Willtato (5) | April 1, 2017 12:09am
Wow! This guide is really well made. I can tell you put a lot of work into it. I used to do dumb stuff ad Syndra like build lich bane (which is the best item in the game btw). Now I know that its an awful idea. THANKS LUXEØN!!!
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LuxTheGreyWarden (52) | April 1, 2017 10:37pm
Haha thanks man! It did take a while, but it was definitely worth it! Of course, who doesnt love Lich Bane??
One time, my friend was suppose to Vayne adc and I was suppose to Syndra mid- we forgot to switch. I went AP Vayne mid and he went ADC Syndra and it actually owned. Would not recommend but its funny as hell. Anyways, thanks for your comment(s) and cheers!

Luxeøn
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