Shyvana Build Guide by xccoaster
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This is my first guide but I have been jungling for a long time. I have been giving Shyvana a shot all week at jungling and she is extremely successful at it. She is a lot of like Nocturne by not having a strong a early gank and relies on lane CC but 6 is where she begins to shine. I have found it is best to jungle hard and fast (which is she is clearly capable of doing) and beat everyone else to 6. I use her end game both to initiate fights and mess up team fights. The longer she can stay in a fight the better.
Again this is my first guide so and tips and advice for building this guide are helpful too.
Armor yellows are important for any jungler. AS reds and blues I use standard for a many champs but it especially helps Shyvana. Due to her passive each on-hit affects her abilites, thus making AS even more important. I makes her Q come up more often and her W last longer.
She doesnt need much in terms of defense as she should be mowing through groups pretty fast and early. If you want switch some out of utility into Hardiness.
I tend to build her strong AD at first to build up her damage and then transform her to offtank. Black Cleaver is a super strong item for AD but the debuff it gives also adds to her DPS from her E. After the Black Cleaver it varies on how the game is going. If we need more defense, Sunfire Cape is next but if we are doing quite well then the Frozen Mallet. She has a speed boost but is only useful if you can keep hitting your target. She can be CC'd out of range quite easily so the Frozen Mallet will help keep them closer. Those are my core items and the last are up to you and what you are up against. Starks and Abyssal Scepter are especially nice for her. Starks will give you more AS and Lifesteal while the Scepter will give you additional AP and MR. Both of these also have an AOE debuff that will enhance the power of your E. Again build as needed.
Golems -> Wraiths -> Wolves -> Lane/Enemy Jungle
She is a very fast jungler so running to steal an enemy jungle group is very easy. You can easily run in and out of there with your W. Once you get 700g, back and get Madreds. Now you can easily grab any buff quickly. Madreds will proc on your Q, because it counts as two attacks. Just keep blasting through the jungle as yours and your enemy groups pop up. Leveling W first and maxing it out will give you ganking potential and is the ability that significantly pushes your jungling faster.