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League of Legends Build Guide Author Venom Thorn

Syndra, the mid lane terror

Venom Thorn Last updated on November 23, 2013
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Team 1

Ability Sequence

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

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Offense: 21

Legendary Guardian

Defense: 0


Utility: 9

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Syndra is one of the best mids in the game right now. Since all the assassins have been nerfed, I think Syndra is very reliable mid laner right now. Her farming is easy with her autoattacks and even early, her skills can clear waves like no tomorrow.

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With Syndra, I prefer running Greater mark of hybrid penetration, Greater Seal of Armor, Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist, and Greater Quintessence of Ability Power. Armor/ Magic pen marks help with the early cs when mana is a small problem to Syndra and the others are quite self explanatory.

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For Syndra, I prefer running 21-9-0 or 21-0-9 depending on how hard I think the early match up is going to be. 21-9-0 for all the ap distributions in offence and defensive stats with extra health in defense. 21-0-9 for all the ap distributions in offence and mana and longer buff mastery for utility.

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I almost always start Doran's Ring and 2 Health Potion level one, the only time I do not is when I am against Talon, Kha'Zix, Riven, or Zed. Against those 4 champions, I usually take cloth 5 to help me sustain in the lane. My first back, I either prefer to get Boots of Speed and another Doran's Ring with some Health Potion or Chalice of Harmony if I am doing well ( Tear of the Goddess vs ad mid lanes). Vs ad I get Tear of the Goddess into Zhonya's Hourglass, Rabadon's Deathcap, then Void Staff. Against ap I get Chalice of Harmony into Athene's Unholy Grail, Rabadon's Deathcap, then Void Staff

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Skill Sequence

For level 1, I always start Dark Sphere first, then I get Scatter the Weak level 2. If the enemy mid laner is not careful, you can easily secure a kill with just a level 2 all in with Dark Sphere then Scatter the Weak. Late game, the best case scenario for a Syndra to maximize dps is Dark Sphere, Scatter the Weak, Force of Will, Dark Sphere, Unleashed Power. And if you have a DFG, it would be Dark Sphere, Scatter the Weak, Deathfire Grasp, Force of Will, Dark Sphere, then Unleashed Power.

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Pros / Cons

- the burst potential is very high with Syndra and her Dark Sphere also increases the damage of her Unleashed Power.
- You can stun multiple people with Dark Sphere and Scatter the Weak combo which is very rare for champions.
- Her Scatter the Weak can disrupt many of the motions of enemy gap closers like Jarvan IV Demacian Standard, Dragon Strike combo and Shyvana's Dragon's Descent.
- Her Force of Will acts as a secondary cc to ensure landing another Dark Sphere
- Her passive, Transcendent, is useless until level 9
- Her cd on her Scatter the Weak is very long early
- Her Force of Will is sometimes very hard to hit
- Her Scatter the Weak is somewhat predictable at times.

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Unique Skills

What you can do with Syndra is last hitting multiple creeps at once without pushing the wave. Sometimes you are forces to either push a wave or miss a creep because both creeps are low and the only way to get both is with a skill. If you pick up a creep with her Force of Will and aa the other low hp creep, you can ensure that you can get both cs.