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Shyvana Build Guide by litecrunch



Updated on June 9, 2021
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Runes: AP Bruiser Shyvana PTA

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Press the Attack
Legend: Tenacity
Coup de Grace

Gathering Storm

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


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LoL Summoner Spell: Challenging Smite

Challenging Smite

LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


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Champion Build Guide


By litecrunch
About the AP Bruiser Build
It has now been quite some time since season 11 has officially started. Many different people have been out discovering new builds for Shyvana as many different items get nerfed and buffed. For the AP Bruiser Shyvana build, there is a combination that is quite strong and really competes well with the AD variation of Shyvana. The build is:

Nashor's Tooth > Iceborn Gauntlet > Zhonya's Hourglass > Cosmic Drive > Void Staff

The boots you will be going mainly are the Sorcerer's Shoes, but depending on who you are facing you can go Plated Steelcaps into heavy AD and auto attackers or Mercury's Treads against Heavy AP teams or teams with a lot of CC. Alternatively, you could also go Ionian Boots of Lucidity instead of sorcerers if you prefer ability haste in exchange for the magic penetration.

As always, you want to rush Nashor's Tooth first because attack speed is very important on Shyvana. The attack speed allows you to get your ultimate quicker as well as farm really fast. Nashor's also makes you a pretty good fighter so that you can matchup against other fighter champions that want to duel you for extended fights.

Next item is Iceborn Gauntlet. This item is pretty good because it gives you the tank stats as well as the utility you need on a bruiser. It also makes you get a lot more health for every legendary item you complete, which you really need if you are going to frontline as AP Bruiser Shyvana. Another reason this item is good is because it is rather cheap at 2800 gold as of patch 11.3.

The next items that you go are your choice of either Zhonya's Hourglass or Cosmic Drive. It is all preference. If the enemy team has more AD or you want to make plays and stall for your team to follow up then go for Zhonya's Hourglass. You can go Cosmic Drive if you prefer to deal a bit more damage and fight tankier targets better. Most of the time you will probably get Zhonya's Hourglass first because it is the safer option and is never a bad buy.

The last item is the Void Staff. This item will make your base damages pop off and once you complete it your damage will be pretty nuts on your fireballs and your ultimate.
Early Game
In the early game you usually want to start in the bot lane to get that bot lane leash. If you are against an early game jungler or a jungler that wants to invade you then I can suggest to start with a top lane leash instead. By doing this you prevent the enemy jungler from being able to kill you, as invading junglers usually start wherever their bot lane is and path to your next buff. Always do a full clear, you can skip gromp (If starting red) or krugs (if starting blue) if scuttle just spawned and you want to make sure you secure the scuttle. After you take it you can walk back and take the last camp that you skipped. Always build attack speed after your first back, and a control ward. Look for possible chances to take dragon. You take dragon rather quickly on Shyvana by yourself, just make sure that you place a control ward and leave quickly if you notice enemy laners are rotating and gone missing.

If there is a good and free gank available, finish whatever camp you are clearing and go directly over there and gank. It doesn't matter if there is a free scuttle to take, if a gank is free then both you and your laner will become ahead. Don't forget that killing gromp gives you a lot of fury, so if you want to get your ult for an upcoming gank or fight, then do gromp!

One of Shyvana's Strengths is her ability to clear get objectives rather quickly. If it is safe to do so, do rift heralds and place them after an enemy laner has died. A good rift herald is one where the tower is already down by two plates. Towers become tankier the less plates they have available so you usually dont want to place a herald when the tower is at full health. If you take first tower you will be at a massive advantage over anyone else, as the gold it gives if you kill it is equivalent to 2 champion kills.

Buying a dark seal early is 100% worth it. You can get up to 65 AP from just a 350 gold item if your dark seal is fully stacked. If your dark seal is decently stacked and you are ahead then you can even buy Magi's to boost your lead even further. Buy this item, as there is never a situation where it isn't good!!!
Mid and Late Game
During the Mid and Late Game you want to be looking for big engages with your ultimate. Always provide vision to your team before a big objective spawns so that your team can have the vision advantage, and have a chance to ambush the enemy team while hiding in a bush. You want to hit as many people with your e to increase the damage output. If you are the only frontline for your team then avoid using your dragon form to poke them unless they are already low. Tell your team you want to engage with your ultimate by pinging that your ult is ready. A lot of times teams don't follow up because they don't know your plans. An example is telling your yasuo that your ult is a knockup, tell him to use it by pinging your ult and then pinging him. If you and your team communicate how to play fights out then you will have a better chance of winning the teamfight and the game.
About The AP One Shot Build
The classic AP Shyvana One Shot build is stronger than ever before in Season 11! I guarantee that the enemy team will call your champion broken if you manage to pop off and get a lot of kills with this build. As with the AP bruiser build mentioned above, the AP one shot build always starts with Nashor's Tooth rush first. It allows you to duel people in human form pretty well, get dragon forms faster, and increase your clear speed drastically. After you finish that then buy Night Harvester ASAP. This item is pretty ridiculous and make your e's REALLY STRONG. Even in human form, if the Night Harvester item effect is off cooldown on an enemy champion, your human e will deal really unexpected damage. It actually makes you a good threat and your human form actually useful. The rest of the items consist of Rabadon's Deathcap for huge burst and the last item is optional, build Void Staff for more penetration or Zhonya's Hourglass for survivability. Overall I believe Shyvana is even stronger in season 11 then she is last season. This may change as items get nerfed but so far in the preseason Shyvana is really strong. Enjoy one shotting everyone from a whole screen away and enjoy your enemies crying for AP Shyvana nerfs in all chat. Have fun!
I hope you guys like my build, and I would really love it if you try it out. I will also love to hear what kind of new builds you are running in season 11. I wish you guys the best of look in season 11!
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