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League of Legends Build Guide Author Kavanator


Kavanator Last updated on December 3, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

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Hello this is my first build and hopefully my last!

This Shyvana build is built to early game dominance and late game beefiness. If played correctly Shyvana can penta kill and carry team to Victory. This build doesn't require you to be Fed and can be completed quickly.

Here is a screenshot of my most recent games with this shyvana Build:

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Pros / Cons


    Great Burst damage early/mid/late Game
    Easy to play
    Her spells work well together with other champions
    Amazing Ganker
    Good Jungler
    Easily Get out of Ganks with
Dragon's Descent/ Burnout/ Flash

    Squishy early Game
    Easily harassed in laning Phase
    Aimed in team fights

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I like to start off with Cloth Armor Health Potion x5 this allows you to be Aggressive and maintain high health.

Why not Boots of Speed Health Potion x3 ?? with this build maxing out Burnout over everything else, the speed boost from Burnout will be enough to compensate, Plus you will be to squishy.

Something with hp/armor is a must to start of with.

Core items for an average game:

For a more in depth Item Sequence:

Cloth Armor Health Potion x5
Boots of Speed
Vampiric Scepter

I try to always go back with enough gold for both Boots of Speed and Vampiric Scepter, but waiting for enough for Wriggle's Lantern + Boots of Speed is prefered.

Wriggle's Lantern Wriggles is great armor/damage/lifesteal and a free Ward!
Recurve Bow I prefer to get This before Mercury's Treads because youll be able to do more damage and still be able to keep up with enemies with Burnout (When you hit while Burnout is Active the duration is increased.)
Mercury's Treads /// Berserker's Greaves I prefer Mercury's Treads due to Shyvana being squishy.
Wit's End
Trinity Force When building Trinity Force I build Phage >>> Sheen and then complete it without buying the Zeal first.
The Black Cleaver
Guardian Angel great for being over aggressive and no being punished for it
after you have finished the build you can sell the Wriggle's Lantern and buy a The Bloodthirster because you wont be needing the the wriggles proc anymore and the dmg increase is amazing

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Wriggles Lantern Placement

NOTE This Picture/Infomation is not mine and all rights go to Your Tryndamere Resource (Updates)

This is where you should ward with your Wriggle's Lantern.

Yellow: Vital to protect the jungler on your team
Blue: For protection depending on which lane you're on
Red: To guard Dragon and Baron
Orange: In order to Counter-Jungle

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Greater Mark of Desolation x9
Greater Quintessence of Desolation x3

Going with Armor Pen Marks and Quints allows Shyvana to build attack speed early on and still hit big

Greater Seal of Armor x9
Greater Glyph of Magic Resist x9

In my opinion Shyvana struggles early game due to her squishiness going more defensive Seals and Glyphs allows you to Be more agressive and take a beating.

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In my belief Shyvana Needs that extra defence to combat her squishiness early game. With my masteries 21/9/0 Shyvana is able to stay in lane longer and still be able to dish out alot of damage.

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Skill Sequence

Shyvana's Passive encourages building attack speed

Twin Bite is great for last hitting minions and since the passive reduces its cooldown you cant waste it.

Burnout is perfect for chasing/running, this the bread and butter of Shyvana as the damage is huge and consistent. i recommend maxing this out over Twin Bite and Flame Breath

I try not to harass with Flame Breath as the damage is low and the speed of the attack is unreliable. I try to use Flame Breath when in melee range to maximize my damage with the debuff it gives on hit.

Dragon's Descent Changes Shyvanas spells into harder hitting and aoe versions. when initiating with my ult i try to get behind them and ult them towards my team/tower. Shyvanas ult is also very useless for getting out of ganks. i recommend using the flash/ult combo when getting the **** out of there.

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Summoner Spells

Recommend Summoner Spells

Flash is a must on any champion and Shyvana is no exception. Shyvanas Ult Fury of the Dragonborn works great with flash, You will be able to get out of any gank.

Ignite is great for finishing off runners/heavy Lifesteal enemies.

Viable Summoner spells

Since Shyvana has her ult as a Flash you could pick up Exhaust

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Shyvana, the Half-Dragon

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.