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Shyvana - What Happens When a Dragon Sneezes?

Tomer8009 Last updated on May 14, 2012
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High HP(Best)/Tank(If have to)



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Ability Sequence

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

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Offense: 9

Honor Guard

Defense: 21

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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Hello guys :) this is my first guilde.
Lets begin.

Shyvana is a melee champion with a very spacial ultimate, her ultimate ( Dragon's Descent) improve her all other abilities.
Her abilities makes the perfect champion, the chaser ( Burnout), the damager ( Twin Bite), the harraser ( Flame Breath), and the escaper ( Dragon's Descent).

I play shyvana as a full tank but she can eazily fill the position of the carry/jungler.

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Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

DF=Dragon Form

Fury of the Dragonborn - get evry farming you can get
Twin Bite is a great spell thet let shyvana deal alot of damage with her next atak
i upgrade this ability only one point at level 2 and the rest at levels 14, 15, 17, 18 because this ability doesnt get stronger as fast as the other abilitys of her.
DF - atak all the enemies infront of her.
You need to upgrade this ability before flame breath if there are more melees in enemy's team than rangers
Burnout gives you a great burst of speed and also a alot of damage
you should max it as soon as posible because it is the primary skil of shyvana
Df - leave a trail of fire behind her and damaging all the enemies walking in the fire.
Flame Breath this skil is realy affective for damaging ranged champions. it is also good at 1v1 fights becuase of the passive affect.
DF - send 3 flame breaths and the flame breaths atak all the enemies infront of her.
Dragon's Descent is shyvana's ultimate. it is used mostly to escape. it can pass through walls, this ability let shyvana escape escape from allmost any champion. i upgrade it as soon as posible at levels 6, 11, 16.

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Regular Build
- is a very good item, it gives you early health and armor to make you tanky and also health regain that helps in the lane
- more defence, more trancy.
- its a very important item in shyvana's build, this item upgrades shyvana's burnout, gives her health and armor and lets her start diving towers against low health champions, on my opinion this is the most important item, its like infinity edge for tryndamere or thornmail for rammus.
gives her even more health and slow passive that helps her chase guys even without burnout, very affective and totaly worth it item.
- more damage, critical strike works on both attaks ([twin bite]) and the active of this item with the active of frozen mallet is just too awesome!
both items are great on shyvana and they work trice on her Q, makes her exremly powerfull
Alternate Items
- replace this with [frozen mallet] or [madred's bloodrazor] if there are alot of enemy dpses
if there is no tank in your team
this item is usefull if you have bought a [warmog's armor] already^^

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Summoner Spells

Primary Sommoner Spells:

exhust : it is great to reduce damage of the strong dps and also can slow the guys thet try to escape.
Ignite : it is very effective against high life steal and to against champions with low life amount

alternative spells

Heal Or Flash : this spells works good on any champion
Smite : good for the jungle (Do not take it if you are not a jungler)
Ghost : works perfectly with your burnout and let you escape from trubles such as champions like Tryndamere Ashe Ezreal Kassadin and more

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Greater mark of desolation greater quintessence of desolation this runes gives 1.66 armor penetration and it is awesome on shyvana, she need alot of armor penetration and also be tanky in the same time.
Greater Seal of Armor Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist shyvana need alot of armor and this runes are perfect for thet.

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Creeping / Jungling

Shyvana isnt the best jungle out there but she can jungle nicelyAs the jungler you need to help your lanes kill the enemies and push (spacialy top lane)
Important stuff:
Dont kill the golems in the early game, they will drain your health and force you to recall after you kill them
Dont gank unwisely because it can destroy your whole game
Let your teamates know your coming by writing : "OMW X" (X=name of the lane like top bot or mid)

Step 1: Take the red buff (with a leash) without the red buff your chances to kill something in ganks is allmost 0%

Step 2-3: take the witches and the wolves

Step 4: in this step you should have the red buff and you are level 2 (at the ned of level 2) so go now to the top lane by the way i pictured in the map above^^ and gank, if you kill him go to step 5, if you didnt and your stil level 2 farm top until your level 3 (should take up to 30 seconds)

step 5: go to the enemy's jungle and stil their red buff and than gank mid

step 6: go to the enemy's jungle again and still their blue buff for the solo mid, sopport, AD carry. and than gank bot with the guy you gave the blue buff

step 7: take the dragon

step 8: gank evrywhere and get the enemy's buffs, gank top more than mid and bot.


you can buy instead of Wriggle's Lantern alot of potions and shoes

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in this chapter i will explain about a common situations and common solutions:
when the enemy is coming from all sights find the closest wall and escape through him with your ultimate

when your ultimate is on CD find places to refill it at like the jungle or the lane (minions) because without your ultimate you are unable to escape from champions with slows/high speed

in TF dont spend your dragon form in the start, keep it to reach low health champions thet are trying to escape

if you are using one of the tanker builds up there^^ dont be afraid to dive on squishy champion, but dont forget to let your teamate know thet you are going to dive

When you reach level 2 go in the brush in the lane do like that: activate Q than active burnout and atak him, after you attak with your Q run abck to the brush, mostly he wont react in time and it will a great harras, if he decides to go in think fast: can you kill him or you cant? and choose if you escape before its too late or fight.

if you have more Tips for shyvana please post a comment and i will add them

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Pros / Cons


Shyvana can chase allmost anybody in the game
Shyvana can escape with her ultimate from many bad situations
Shyvana can be jungler/dps/tanker
Shyvana's ultimate pushes enemys back wich let her to save her teamates sometimes and keeping enemy away from escaping
Great damage
pepole hates dragons


its allmost imposible for shyvana to catch an enemy with a teleport skil ( Ezreal, Kassadin)
Shyvana's only ranged atak does allmost no damage.
small boobs

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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

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Few More Words From The Creator

im playing shyvana sence the day after she has realised and shes pretty great solo to p

you can post in the comments any questions, tips, stuff to add to the guilde, etc.

thank you reading this and have a good day

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Change Log

5.10.2012 - This Guild Went up
5.12.2012 - Added tank build
5.14.2012 - Added Jungler