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Shyvana Build Guides, Runes and Items

Shyvana The Half-Dragon

Find the best Shyvana build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.18. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Shyvana build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Shyvana's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Shyvana Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Shyvana we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Shyvana, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Shyvana this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 12.18. However, if you are a new Shyvana player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Shyvana!

Patch 12.16: 469470 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Shyvana's Runes

Shyvana's Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 7151 Games

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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Press the Attack
Press the Attack
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning

Second Best

Shyvana's 2nd Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 2509 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Press the Attack
Press the Attack
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning

Third Best

Shyvana's 3rd Best Runes 62%

Win Rate 261 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Press the Attack
Press the Attack
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Shyvana's Summoner Spells

Shyvana's Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 14182 Games

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Second Best

Shyvana's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 8662 Games

Ghost Smite

Third Best

Shyvana's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 2314 Games

Smite Ignite

Shyvana's Starters

Shyvana's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 9154 Games

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Trinket

Shyvana's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 19480 Games

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Second Best

Shyvana's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 6304 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Shyvana's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 436 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Patch 12.16: 469470 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Shyvana's Runes

Shyvana's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 2711 Games

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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Press the Attack
Press the Attack
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Second Best

Shyvana's 2nd Best Runes 65%

Win Rate 72 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Press the Attack
Press the Attack
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Third Best

Shyvana's 3rd Best Runes 60%

Win Rate 94 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Press the Attack
Press the Attack
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning

Shyvana's Summoner Spells

Shyvana's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 4766 Games

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Second Best

Shyvana's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 2061 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Shyvana's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 1311 Games

Teleport Ignite

Shyvana's Starters

Shyvana's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 8771 Games

Trinket

Shyvana's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 7411 Games

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Second Best

Shyvana's 2nd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 1460 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Shyvana's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 1179 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Shyvana Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Shyvana guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Shyvana Jungle in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Shyvana. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Shyvana Skins

Shyvana's Abilities

Shyvana's Fury of the Dragonborn
Fury of the Dragonborn Shyvana's Passive Shyvana's Passive
Self
Shyvana's Passive
Shyvana's Passive
Shyvana deals 20% more damage to Dragon type jungle monsters. She gains 5 armor and magic resistance, increased by an additional 5 for each Dragon defeated by her or her allies.
Q
Shyvana's Twin Bite
Twin Bite Shyvana's Q Ability
Self
0
9 / 8 / 7 / 6 / 5
Shyvana's next attack strikes twice, dealing 100% attack damage (+35% of ability power) then 20 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80% (+25% of ability power). Attacks reduce this ability's cooldown by 0.5 seconds.

Dragon Form: The empowered attacks hit all units in front of Shyvana. This ability triggers spell effects upon dealing damage.
W
Shyvana's Burnout
Burnout Shyvana's W Ability
325
0
12
During the next 3 seconds, Shyvana deals 20 / 33 / 45 / 58 / 70 (+0.2 per bonus attack damage) magic damage each second to nearby enemies and gains 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50% (+8% per 100 ability power) increased movement speed. Shyvana's auto attacks also deal 25% of Burnout's AoE damage for the duration of the ability.

The movement speed bonus is reduced by 15% of the original amount every 0.5 seconds. Shyvana's auto attacks increase Burnout's duration, up to a maximum of 4 seconds.

Dragon Form: The range of Burnout increases to 350 / 365 / 380 at rank 1 / 2 / 3 of Dragon's Descent.
E
Shyvana's Flame Breath
Flame Breath Shyvana's E Ability
925
0
12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8
Shyvana unleashes a fireball that deals 60 / 100 / 140 / 180 / 220 (+70% of ability power) (0.3 per attack damage) magic damage and marks for 5 seconds. The fireball stops on the first champion hit.

Shyvana's attacks against marked targets deal an additional 3.75% of the target's max health as magic damage.

Dragon Form: The fireball explodes once it ends, dealing an additional 100-160 + 60 / 100 / 140 / 180 / 220 (+100% of ability power) (0.6 per attack damage) magic damage and scorching the earth, dealing 30-60 (+10% of ability power) (0.05 per attack damage) magic damage over 4 seconds (depending on level).
R
Shyvana's Dragon's Descent
Dragon's Descent Shyvana's Ultimate (R) Ability
850
0
Shyvana's Passive
Passive: Shyvana's basic attacks generate 2 fury, even in dragon form or against structures. While in human form, Shyvana will also passively generate 1 / 1.5 / 2 fury each second.

Active: Shyvana transforms into a dragon and dashes to a target location. Enemies along her path take 150 / 250 / 350 (+100% of ability power) magic damage and are pushed toward her target location. Shyvana must have a full fury bar to use this spell.

While in dragon form, Shyvana gains 150 / 250 / 350 bonus health and her attack range is changed to 175 / 190 / 205. Dragon form also increases in size by 8 / 16% at ranks 2 / 3.

While in Dragon Form, Shyvana will lose 5 fury every second. Once her Fury bar is empty, she will return to her normal state.

Questions About Shyvana

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Hybrid Shyvana Viable?

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Eternity

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