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Shyvana Build Guide by Violzandre
[8.24] My Dear High Damage Shyvana (Irregular playing style)By Violzandre | Updated on January 25, 2019
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Runes: Long Duration Fights!
+10% Attack Speed
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)
Threats & Synergies
Okay, ¿the counter of our build? the Thornmail, and indeed, the perfect Thornmail's owner. He is faster than you with his Q, he can taunt you with his E, and well, the W do all the job </3
This... is like jax but his stun can't fail and he do more dmg, avoid fighting him 1 vs 1 please, play with your team!! Farming better won't be enough.
Our sweet counter He can evade our hits and stun, he use a similar build, an enemy jax is... not good for us. If he is in the enemy team, there are some tips: 1-Don't fight him if it's not necessary, you can easily evade his counterjungle (or gank other lanes if he is in top) 2-Get the advantage of farm/kills and get maximum hp and lifesteal, a frozen mallet or a ninja tabi are good options 3-Fighting him, try to wait untill he uses his E (evade it lol, or you can use your R in the right moment) and then you can do a nice barbecue with his head.
Teemo jungle? isn't common but exists, and he with his Q and his mushrooms slowing you, are a headache. Just, don't fight him alone, that's all (and use a pink or something for his mushroooms)
Okay, one of the few real threats, he's going to poke you and run, slowing you, bursting with his abilities when he can do a great dmg, and he farm good too. Tips? Try to get every red buff in the match when you can, abuse of the wards against him and avoid fighting him alone. Yeah, you can try using your R and you W to catch him but he have a great mobility too, that's why you need to get every red buff, because you can't kill him if he has it.
Camille, okay, she has a very good early so, if you can farm in your jungle and get some level advantage, you can kill her at level.... 8? maybe before, just, take care of her stun. She can easily escape if you're winning the fight, so she probably will try to counterjungle.
Burst and a good dmg, be careful, get the advantage and evade his skills, good luck!
If you have a good lifesteal, his R doesn't matter at all, you will win anyway (I guess) In early it's a headache because he can poke easily with his attack range, be careful.
The most used champion in jungle? Idk, but it's very versatile, you can delete him or he can delete you. This depends on the enemy to be honest, but he always have a mediocre late game, just get the full build and he will be like a mosquito, trying to avoid you to kill your teammates. In early game be careful, if he doesn't get the advantage, in midgame you can rest a little.
I HATE YOU MAPHITE!!! haha, a little joke, but it's a threat if he is full ap, in late if you're not fast enough to use your R to escape, he uses his R and can delete you. Thanks to god, he isn't always full ap, usually a see malphites using a tank build. In early and midgame he isn't a threat.
Avoid her skillshots, it's not very difficult but it's not easy neither. Try to understand how the enemy player thinks, if he's agresive or defensive and all that stuff, don't be too tryhard and you'll be okay, you can evade her R with yours.
He's strong but not like a jax or a udyr, and you can easily avoid his fear, you can kill him (only if you have a GREAT advantage, or you AVOID HIS FEAR)
It's a support but some dudes are still trying to use it in jungle, it's not a bad choice, has a great mobility and dmg, play with care and evade his stun, if you can evade his Q that would be great but it's difficult, I know, you can use your R without fear, it's better than be a free kill for the enemy team. Be careful with the invade. With all that I said in mind, you'll be fine, try to kill his teammates because he can escape very easily.
A good tank with a really disgusting R, if he play with his team...... be careful.
Be careful at level 6, if he use his R, just run xD use your R, your flash, everything that you need, and try to kill him when you're sure that he has his R in cd. He can do a lot of dmg, maybe he can surpass yours, but that's why you have to FARM.
HAHAHA!!! Let's surpass his lifesteal and see him insulting us in the chat. Everything depends on this: ¿Can you get the advantage in early? Don't waste your time, farm and gank only if you're sure that you'll get a kill, or the dog will win and you'r team will blame at you. "GG Jungler difference"
Just be careful with him, if he gets you with his combo and he's with a lethality build, I'm sorry for you. Still, without his R, he can't do anything and you can run, or bait him. (How? Easy, just use your R to get distance when he uses his, after that it will be a very easy fight)
It depends, if he's smart and use a Thornmail, he can be a headache, but this Shyvana build isn't very common, so he will buy this item probably in late, and you can easily counterjungle.
She can poke you and she have a cute stun, it's not a threat meanwhile she doesn't find you half dead in your jungle at low levels. Ah, if she have kills or farm advantage, be careful. (please, don't let her get the farm advantage you're a SHYVANA)
Again, like almost every champ, you only need to get the advantage farming. If you don't avoid his stun or his R, you can be in problems. But it's not THAT difficult!! just do it, simple.
Her burst and escape routes are incredible, if she can charm you, you are done. BUT you farm faster, farm till level 6 and try to kill her in her jungle, it will be very easy and if you get the advantage, she won't be a great threat (until late game)
Headache, his fear and his lifesteal are a little threat in early, but you can easily kill him in late. Just be careful if he have zhonya and use her R, and be careful with... your team!! yes, if your team doesn't know how to ward and avoid his R, the fiddlestick will win a teamfight and.... you'll be 1 vs 5 I'll pray for you.
If he's darkin, be careful with her R. If he's shadow assassin, just avoid his W (and he will use his Q in the same direction that his W, so, you'll avoid everything xd) In any way, he can't beat you alone if you have the advantage.
This Isn't a real threat but he has a lot of cc and a great healing, a good tank, you can't kill him in early if you're alone, and in late it will be difficult, if you only want to gank and farm in early and midgame, you'll be fine. It's very good in the teamfights, be careful with that, and if he's with a teammate, they can easily kill you if they find you in your jungle.
This is like you but weaker, literally if I want to use shyvana and it's banned or something, I pick this. Get a Tornmail, a ninja tabi, and the core items (With the dmg jungle item, no the slower item) Piece of cake!
It's very rare to see in jungle, like panth and naut, just a tank that can use tornmail, wait for his team, and do dmg that you can heal with your lifesteal. Your build is great against tanks without tornmail, be careful with her cc, that's all.
Wow, one of my favorite tank champs for jungle. She has a lot of cc, can do a good dmg, impressive defensive stats, and can escape usually. Be careful, you can try to kill her in her jungle but be careful with her teammates, in late you'll win a 1 vs 1 obviously, but in early it's unpredictable.
Be careful with him in early, that's all, use your wards and farm to get the advantage, after that you can easily fight him, escape if he use his R and it's too difficult to win, and don't fight without a pink or something to desactivate his boxes.
Great early game, horrible late game. Just get the advantage with farm and kill him in late, like always.
This is so sad, alexa play despacito. He have a great lifesteal, stats, cc, and a approach skill, but you can surpass everything (except his cc) with the build I use. Obviously, get the advantage....
Same as rengar, but if he use his R good, he can cancel your attacks (and you can't heal yourself and gg wp we are dead), so, be careful with him and try to avoid the fights 1 vs 1. (To see rengar, check the tiny treaths lmao)
Booring, trying to oneshot you, if you can survive her first attack with his R (and that's easy with your R in the right moment), you can force him to a endurance battle that you with you'r lifesteal and mediocre defensive stats, will win.
If she doesn't have a lot of advantage, you can just go, dance a little, flirt with her meanwhile she's fighting you, and when you have the 50% of your maximum life, 3 hits and boom. No more Diana.
If you are full build, he can't kill you because you have a great lifesteal, but maybe you can't kill him either.
He only can run fast, how cute!!! He can't kill you 1 vs 1 with my build, even in early you can easily delete him. He will gank a lot more than you, the comunication with your team is essencial, try to use your wards to track him and sabotage his ganks. Do a little counterjungle, it will be easy but be careful with his teammates. Hecarim is strong only if he's with someone else doing extra dmg.
Nobody use this, I'm sorry. Lot of cc, but no dmg, you can't kill him in early because he will escape and call his teammates, but he can't do anything to you in all the game if he's alone, use the same strategy to beat a hecarim, use your wards and sabotage his ganks.
Avoid his stun, try to use your R if you need to escape from his R, and you'll be fine.
Kaisa jungle? Same strategy to beat a twitch, contrajungle and be careful.
Some weird dudes use this in jungle, no? A simple tank, lots of cc, no dmg, very simple, he will play with his teammates, be careful with that and you'll be fine.
No Q, no fear. Evade his Q and that will be a piece of cake.
HAHAHA!!! This champ is easy to avoid, only has a few stuns and slows, if he use his R, you can use yours to cancel it or escape, he isn't a great tank and doesn't have a great dmg. Kinda sad.
Get the advantage and you'll be fine, you are stronger.
Panth jungler? welcome again to season 5 xD (or 6? idk) Simple, his stun is his only way to "escape", you have more dmg after level 6 and you can cancel his R (with yours) if he uses it to escape, booring.
I'm gonna be honest, I don't know very well how this champ "works", I found some good Rek'sai mains in League of Legends and I saw some guides of how to use it, but I'm not at ease with him/she. Anyway, it's not a threat, it's the same as always, get the advantage farming because he doesn't have impressive stats or builds, BUT it can be difficult track a rek'sai so, if you wanna try, you're free to do it, I wish you luck. He can escape easily too, don't be too tryhard, Shyvana isn't a difficult champ, you need to get the advantage making good decisions.
I've seen shens in jungle before, but isn't a threat to be honest, it's like a shen in top, he can't kill you in your jungle and it's slow farming, you'll win easily.
Why I put shyvana here? Because everyone builds shyvana tank, and, okay, maybe you're in a ranked and you can't play shyvana vs shyvana, but it's okay if you wanna use this guide for a "normal" game. Shyvana tank can't do anything against you, maybe a tornmail but remember: SHYVANA ISN'T A TANK Shyvana has good stats, but not better than a nautilus, a sion, a garen or something, shyvana is more a fighter, and that's why everyone use the hydra and that stuff. Okay, shyvana it's better if she has my build because she doesn't have a impressive armor or magic resistance, but can easily get 3K of hp and a good lifesteal will let her recovering a lot of hp and she will survive like a tank (? That's it, a more "Tank" shyvana it's better ONLY if you're against a team with lots of cc, when you can't use your lifesteal and the enemy team burst you. In every other matches, just use my build and everything will be fine, you can destroy a "tank" shyvana easily too.
Sion, headache, can't kill you but has a lot of cc and it's a great tank, will be a problem in teamfights and inting. By the way, if he uses a lethality build, please avoid every skill he has, or you'll be in danger. Still, at that point, you probably will be with your core items, so, don't worry too much.
This is a top tier jungler? I can't believe it. Avoid his "stun", that the base of her combo, evade his poke and you'll be fine, use your R to catch and delete her.
Same that olaf, get the advantage and you'll be fine, you're stronger.
Twisted fate jungle is a joke, only can poke and stun you with his W, but you can use your R while he throws you the card to be "stuned" while you're flying, to approach and delete him.
Weak and with a poor mobility, if you can catch him (easily with your R), you delete him. You only need to be careful, if he finds you with low hp in your jungle, it wont be funny.
Oh, my dear Vi, a very common jungle 2 seasons ago, if you evade her Q you'll be fine, if she use her R, you can use yours too <3
He's out of the meta, no? He's for... teamfights? Idk, but you just CAN'T lose against him with my build, it's imposible in a 1 vs 1, that's all.
Simple, with this build the cc is a great threat for you, if a morgana helps you with her E (And maybe, with the bronze combo "Flash + R + Zhonya"), literally you can win a 2 vs 5.
I love this champ if my support is a good player, a R at the right time, and you can use that stun to kill maybe the enemy team in a 2 vs 5, her heals, extra dmg/slow, and her bubble helps more and that would be great.
Stuns and a good AP dmg, you with a kennen just CAN'T fight without killing at least 3 enemies.
A shyvana that can't die, and a high AP dmg dude helping, okay, easy 2 vs 5.
Taunt everyone and a good cc while you're killing everyone!!
Singed doing ap dmg and tanking while you kill everything in your path, simple.
Champion Build Guide
I'm still updating this guide, it's "complete" but it can be better.
I started playing in season 1 with another accounts but I never was a skillfull player, I'm only good making good decisions, that's why I main "Easy" champs.
Actually I'm Platinum4, but I did a new account because to be honest, I'm not more a OTP Shyvana and I wanted to start again, without flaming and insulting my teammates (Yeah, I wasn't very friendly, it's very annoying when everyone insults you because you don't use a champ like everyone)
When I started using this champ in season 4 I saw their skills and stats and they aren't the best stats for a "Tank" champion, like my teammates said.
¿Where is the cc? ¿And the slows? ¿Dashs? ¿Something? Only Dragonborn and Dragon's Descent give her a little amount of maximum hp and defenses, but that's literally for a "Fighter" champion.
But, what items can fit well with this champ? with her Twin Bite she can reset her autoattack and with her Flame Breath, every autoattack do damage based in a percentage of the enemy maximum hp, and her Twin Bite cooldown can be reduced by their autoattacks, so, I thought that she can be like a Master Yi, doing damage based in the number of hits, but also in the enemy maximum hp.
Guinsoo's Rageblade? Obligatory
Blade of the Ruined King? Obviously
The atk spd is necessary.
Of course this items were different, I used a build of critical hits and all that stuff, but with every change and patches, now I'm here with this build, always trying to get the 2.5 atk spd and using the Lethal tempo to surpass it, like the old good Kog'Maw.
Here you have, a versatile high damage champ, with a good speed that can use a Frozen Mallet to slow their enemies, a Trinity Force or a Black Cleaver to get more movement speed, with the best atk speed, and deleting tanks and papers equally.
WITH THIS BUILD, YOU CAN EASILY KILL MOST OF THE CHAMPIONS THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO BE YOUR COUNTERS
(Like Warwick, Nunu & Willump, Shaco, Kindred, etc)
If you were afraid of playing a Shyvana vs Jax, forget that fear and just try this build.
Still, this is a easy-to-follow guide, not a detailed book or something, it's for beginners and old shyvana players that doesn't tryied to build her this way.
If you want a guide more detailed you can see others in mobafire, but I consider that I put everything that someone need to get at least to platinum easily and to understand how this works, and that's what you need to do, if you understand why a Shyvana with like 150 dmg can delete a Warwick with 300, my job is done and you'll be fine modifying as you wish the build that I suggest.
1-Easy to use
4-Good objectives control
6-There are just a few threats to her
1-She doesn't have much cc
2-Your teammates can insult you if you follow my guide, I'm sorry ;_;
How you can see, you need a Tank in the team that can receive the enemy cc like a Sion or someone who can stun the enemy team or do something like that, a good option is Nami, this is for increasing the time you have to do damage without problems.
You need too someone that can start the teamfight, like a Malphite or a Maokai
If you have an ADC doing dmg meanwhile, and someone that do AP damage, everything will be fine, it's simple.
Every champ that can keep distance, poke you and cancel your autoattacks (like Jax, Teemo, Graves, Ezreal, Caitlyn, etc) can be a headache, you must be near them and hitting.
If you doesn't have a good amount of maximum HP and someone can delete you, that's dangerous too, some champs that can do this are Evelynn and Malphite if he is full ap.
1- Lethal Tempo, with this we can get a lot of attack speed and we are using a badass dragon that ALWAYS gets the level advantage, so it's very useful in a build that depends on the number of hits that you can do.
2-The attack speed that we get with this runes if you're using my favorite build it's 2.5 (the maximum) without activating Lethal Tempo, so you need LIFESTEAL to keep you alive in the fights and give you some sustain in the jungle at low levels. Anyway, if you think that you doesn't need that lifesteal and you want to choose the attack speed from Legend: Alacrity, or the movement speed from Relentless Hunter, go ahead, I use them sometimes.
3-Okay, if you have the attack speed and the lifesteal, our third priority is the damage, obviously with our stats, using a little more of damage can do a winning machine that can heal himself more and kill faster, so, with our non-impressive maximum hp, the Coup de Grace is a good option.
But while you use Lethal Tempo, I would be glad if you try different runes, trying to accommodate them to your playing style.
Lethal Tempo is the base of my build, because you need to hit VERY fast.
If you want to try other runes, try to go for this, I suggest that in this order:
6-Tenacity (Resistance against "cc" or "crowd control")
7-Armor and magic resistance
Good options are Legend: Alacrity, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Absolute Focus, Gathering Storm, Waterwalking, Celerity, Relentless Hunter, Eyeball Collection, Future's Market, Approach Velocity, Biscuit Delivery, Bone Plating, Revitalize, Conditioning, Overgrowth, Unflinching, and even Demolish can be a good option to help more in lanes.
There are a lot of choices, so, I wont put all of them here, It's more enjoyable playing and trying different runes and builds in game!!
Chilling Smite: Choose this if you can easily kill the enemy jungler in early or midgame and you want to prevent him from escaping.
Or if you think that you can gank better with this, it depends on your style playing.
Challenging Smite: Use this if the enenmy jungler it's a little stronger than you and you want to fight back anyway.
Think twice before choosing this smite, because if the enemy jungler (or team) is much stronger than you, the other smite can help you to escape too.
Indeed, I use more the other smite usually.
Flash: The most used spell, a good escape or pursuit route, it can be helpfull but if you're sure about this, you can choose other options.
Ghost: You can use this if you need a good movement speed to escape from a Talon, a Kayn, or some champs, you need to be careful with your escape routes especially before you get level 6 because without flash or Dragon's Descent , you'll be in danger if you try to counterjungle, or if the enemy team try with an ambush.
Ignite: More damage but less escape or pursuit options, this is for fighting enemies with a lot of lifesteal or life regeneration, be careful if you use this spell.
Exhaust: I don't recommend this but it's an option, maybe to gank better or something.
2-Then you start to raise the Twin Bite because we´re going to abuse this ability, to do more hits faster and do, of course, more damage.
3-The maximum life percentage damage of your Flame Breath doesn't change at all and that's the only reason we use it with this build, that's why we don't raise this ability in second place like others do.
(As you can see, this build depends of number of hits that you do, by your Flame Breath and the abilities of our core items, that's why the damage from Flame Breath and Burnout are just a little extra damage that we don't consider much when we are fighting other champions, we only consider that damage when we are clearing waves of minions or the jungle)
(From Flame Breath, when we are fighting a enemy champion, we consider more than anything the maximum life percentage damage that we do with number of hits)
Okay, the cc and the poke are threats for you, that's why you have Dragon's Descent, you need to catch the enemy and boom, with your lifesteal and mediocre defensive stats you'll be fine, you can splitpush or play with your teammates in a teamfight, meanwhile the enemy team will try to kill your adc, you'll be doing the REAL damage.
But, like every shyvana, you can't just go in 5 minutes and win a match, this isn't that simple, you need to farm!!! It's the most important task for you, it's like a Master Yi charging the old devourer (if you don't know what is it, it was a jungle item that was "loaded" with your farm)
You need to get advantage of level and abuse of your speed clearing the jungle, you need your core items and everything will be fine.
Get the advantage, try to snowball, and voilá, easy win.
Like your base stats are your only defenses if you use my favorite build, you need to kill the dragons the faster you can to get defenses from Dragonborn and, in any case, be a little more careful against AP enemies.
Don't be too tryhard!!! This champ isn't about being a Korean proplayer that can Flash you in the face and use mechanics from a Zed or a Riven to appear like the mvp in the LCS, this champ is about making good decisions and not wasting your time ganking without helping in the lane, dying, trying a imposible counterjungle and that stuff.
You need to calm down and ignore the tilted dudes that ask for a imposible gank at the start of the match or literally everytime.
Gank when you're sure about it, farm in good routes, and don't waste your time dancing or something while you see the enemy jungler, intimidating him meanwhile nobody is farming.
2-Go to the birds, use a good E to hit almost everyone and give every little bird two hits, it should be enough, kill the big bird.
3-Go to the rift scuttler, if there's the enemy jungler, don't be too risky and you can try to steal the scuttler or go to your golems, maybe gank mid, or even go to the another scuttler.
After farming to get like 630 gold, go back to the base and purchase the jungler item (at this moment, depending of the enemy team, you need to choose the chilling or the challenging smite)
After that, just go to your jungle and farm more, try to counterjungle when you can if the enemy jungler isn't a threat, gank when you're sure about that, and get the advantage.
IMPORTANT: some dudes can try to steal your Blue buff, it's normal, you just need to ward the enemy Blue buff at 1:10 (GO WITH YOUR TEAM, BE CAREFUL) and ask to your team for a ward in your Blue buff, use the Ghost poro and your wards to track the enemy jungler and counterjungle him when you need or when you can, if he try to steal your Blue, you steal his Blue, simple, "eye for an eye" (?
Ah, if you steal his Blue buff, you can try to steal his Wolves and his Gromp (The thing that's like a giant frog), it's very common that the enemy jungler steals only your Blue buff and maybe your Gromp, but he wont be in his Blue soon, so, steal everything and you'll get a little advantage (cause, probably you still have YOUR Wolves), and that's how you win, with that "little advantages".
Anyway, increasing this stats without buying items and getting some buffs it's great for you and your team, especially when with the elder dragon you increase that buffs in a 50% and get extra damage by every drake that your team defeated, that's why this is one of your principal objectives.
There are some tips to know how you should be killing the dragons, when, and why.
1-The mountain drake it's one of the most importants dragons because it gives you help to get other objectives like the baron and the towers, if your team is trying to play with splitpush and avoiding the teamfights, it's very helpful.
2-The cloud drake it's one that can help a lot in every match, the movement speed that it gives can help your teammates to escape from enemy ganks, from teamfights or bad trades, pursuit enemies in disadvantage, and to go lane by lane farming and pushing, or even for your jungle clear speed, you NEED this drake.
3-The infernal drake helps a lot in late, isn't impressive in early because the percentage is low, but it scale with your damage, that's very high in, obviously, late game.
If your team is for forcing fights or lategame, defeat (or steal) this drake almost at all costs.
4-The ocean drake , the perception that players have in general of this drake is interesting, they see it like an objective but sometimes doesn't think about how it can help in the game.
Okay, this is the best drake for EARLY, for the lane phase, he gives some sustain to every lane but in lategame, when it's easy for everyone go to the base or heal himself with abilities that doesn't use a lot of mana, or a Warmog's Armor, or lifesteal, this drake isn't too necessary, that's why sometimes when you're in midgame or lategame, fighting for get this objective isn't always worth, you must keep that in mind.
5-The elder dragon is one of the most important objectives in the game but it depends a lot on how many dragons you killed before, if you killed at least 4 dragons, the buff that this dragon gives you can do easily 225 true damage to your enemies if you hit them with an ability or autoattack.
This is the best objective to teams with abilities with a great range, traps, autoattacks, etc. Champions like Teemo, Caitlyn, Twitch, Jhin, Ezreal and everyone that can poke a lot, can abuse with this buff, keep that in mind because sometimes you'll need to choose between a elder dragon or a baron nashor .
6-The baron nashor , the most popular objective, one that can give the victory to an almost defeated team in difficult matches, the center of attention in the Esports.
It gives the team that kill (or steal) it a great amount of experience and gold, up to 40 AD and AP, a recall of 3 seconds, a great regeneration of mana and hp, and a buff from the nearby minions to push the lanes and destroy the towers faster.
This buff is too powerful and important, especially for teams that can't poke a lot and have strong tanks and fighters without a impressive way to cath a fast enemy team, like Shyvana, Darius, Galio, Graves, Dr. Mundo and others.
This buff is always similar (the damage buff can change a little), so you don't need to kill a lot of drakes before or something.
7- The rift herald is a midgame objective that can help your team get the tower advantage, pushing a lane and opening more routes to splitpush, doing pressure, escape and the posibility to "rotate" or leaving a lane alone more time to kill drakes, do roaming, and chasing an enemy jungler when you can see him.
It's very easy defeating this objective but you need to decide WHEN.
If you do it too early, you're going to lose farm and experience and the enemy jungler can get the advantage and even kill a drake.
But if you want to do it later, the enemy jungler can easily get it when you're in bot, farming, or too weak to fight and stop him, and the lane phase will be over a long time ago, in adittion, you can't get the bonus from destroying the turret plating after minute 14.
The rift herald can easily help to end the lane phase earlier but you should know when it helps or harms your teammates, indeed, a Nasus needs a longer lane phase when he isn't losing against the enemy top, and you, a Shyvana, need a lot of time to farm and get the core items, so it's your decition when you're going to take and use the rift herald .
Now, where are you going to use it? I't depends again on your teammates, and try to use it when you gank and kill the enemy champs in the lane (or they need to retreat), in this way you can exploit the rift herald destroying even two towers and hitting the third.
8-Turrets or Towers are important because they are a threat to you and your team when you want to move freely through the map, the enemies that need to farm like Nasus can use them to farm safely and get prepared to win the match, that's why you must judge when and where you're going to take down the enemy towers and how you're going to do it, it can be with a rift herald , with your teammates, after a good gank or pushing a abandoned lane alone.
A good way to see the map is doing a imaginary line between the active external enemy towers, everything behind that line is a dangerous zone for you and your team.
Okay, about the drakes, you need to know that after the level 4, you should be capable to do it alone, anyway you need to be sure that nobody's going to steal it, that's why you need vision in the enemy jungle and your mid and botlane should be helping you or pushing the lane.
As a Shyvana, you should kill the drakes as soon as possible, after you'r first drake you should kill them when they spawn, that's why you should prepare the jungle for that objective, avoiding the counterjungle (because the enemy jungler can lose time farming) and warding, maybe you can try a gank to get the botlane or midlane help, and removing in this way a possible threat.
If the enemy has taken the rift scuttler you can take advantage of that, you need to enter to the dragon pit jumping through the wall with the "fruit" that appears often or with Dragon's Descent, using a pink ward or the Oracle Lens to watch for enemy wards, and killing the dragon without getting in the area of the speed shrine
And don't forget to play with your team, I'll give you tips for situations where you can't fight with help.
1-He will gank a lot more than you, in that case, go to his jungle and steal everything, use your trinkets and wards and the ghost poro to track him and sabotage his ganks.
2-Farm and buy the core items without the Guinsoo's Rageblade, instead of it, buy lifesteal like a Death's Dance and some maximum hp item like a Frozen Mallet, I know that Thornmail inflicts grievous wounds, but if you minimize the number of hits against Rammus, wait till his Defensive Ball Curl ends, and get more lifesteal, you can kill him without problems.
3-You always can get some Tenacity, try to change your runes using Legend: Tenacity and Unflinching, buying in game the Mercury's Treads, or even a Mercurial Scimitar, if you do that, you can forget about his Frenzying Taunt and everything will be easier for you.
1-Avoid stealing his jungle if you don't know exactly where he is, because he's probably faster than you and with his stun, you can't kill him in early game, farm and get armor, maximum hp, lifesteal and maybe tenacity, you can try with more defensive runes like Bone Plating and Unflinching, be careful when you decide to use Ninja Tabi or Mercury's Treads (I recommend ninja tabi, but the enemy team can be 4 AP and a Udyr, or maybe an unusual AP udyr, ¿who knows?)
2-If you can, use your Dragon's Descent when he's going to stun you, in that way you're flying meanwhile you're stuned and you can apply some cc, get the improved versions of your abilities and some hp, it's a good way to get a lot of advantage in the fight.
3- Thornmail!!! it's a very good defense against champions like Udyr, Jax, Master Yi and everyone that do a high number of hits and have a great lifesteal or healing.
1-Don't fight him if it's not necessary, you can easily evade his counterjungle (or gank other lanes if he is in top)
2-Get the advantage of farm/kills and get maximum hp and lifesteal, a Frozen Mallet, a Thornmail, or a Ninja Tabi are good options.
3-Fighting him, try to wait untill he uses Counter Strike (evade it lol, or you can use Dragon's Descent in the right moment like I explained against Udyr) and then you can do a nice barbecue with his head.
1-You can't win if you don't have some magic resistance items (because your magic resistance base stat is too low, so, get the Mercury's Treads if you're going to fight against teemo
2-Get the Maw of Malmortius, it's necessary
3-When he use Blinding Dart, you'll have like 2.5 seconds to approach (even, you could use Dragon's Descent) and after that, you need to delete him in the next 5.5 seconds and heal yourself with your lifesteal, if he uses Zhonya's Hourglass, just run, you can't win that fight.
4-Be careful with the Noxious Trap, use your pinks and that stuff.
1-You simply can't win against him in early, you can kill problematic enemy junglers if you use good your Stealth Ward and you find them with low hp in his jungle but it will not happen against a Graves, you only can try to farm faster than him and use your Stealth Ward to help your teammates avoiding ganks, try to track Graves!!!
2-Avoid fighting him alone, you surely can win a 1 vs 1 against him IN MIDGAME OR LATEGAME, indeed, playing with your teammates will be crucial to win matches against Graves.
3-Get a more defensive runes or items, the most important thing with Shyvana is farming and building you faster than anyone in the match, if you need to go defensive sometimes it's okay, you can use this build without Lethal Tempo for example, you can change everything of this build, but if you keep it in mind, you'll know when you can go with another option of agressive build, and when you need to use a standard build with Titanic Hydra and all that stuff that other guides recommend.
4-Get movility, rush some boots, even the Boots of Swiftness are a great option against him, try to steal his red buffs and he will not be able to catch you.
But I'm a decent jungler that main champs like Evelynn, Kayn, Rammus, Elise and more.
I'll be doing more guides and if you want to ask me anything about them or discuss something, I'll be glad.