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Skill Usage Edit
- Dragon's Descent has a minimum duration of 16.66 seconds if no autoattacks are made. With an attackspeed of 1, the maximum duration is 25 seconds. With 1.5 it's 33.33 seconds. With an attack speed of 2.5, the maximum duration is 100 seconds, assuming that she is constantly attacking. These calculations do not take in account that Twin Bite doubles the amount of fury gained and can hit multiple targets in dragonform.
- With good positioning and timing, Twin Bite can massively extend the duration of Dragon's Descent. By hitting three targets, it generates enough fury to stay in dragonform for another two seconds.
- Twin Bite is a great turret pushing tool, as it allows you to autoattack 3 times in the time space of ~1.5. (taking into account attack animation time and casting time)
- Use Burnout to chase down or flee from enemies, as it grants bonus movement speed.
- Burnout provides the largest bonus movement speed at the start of the ability. Activating it gives a quick burst of speed that can be used to juke skillshots and enemies.
- Casting Burnout followed by Dragon's Descent will lead to a flaming trail from where you started Dragon's Descent.
- Dragon's Descent can be used to chase in, or escape from any situation.
- When using Dragon's Descent, try to position yourself to be able to hit as many targets as you can with your AoE abilities.
- Attacking turrets, inhibitors or the nexus does not trigger Fury of the Dragonborn's cooldown reduction for Twin Bite. It does, however, reset her auto-attack timer, build fury and extend the duration of Burnout.
- While both hits triggered from Twin Bite deal on-hit effects, only the first hit is able to deal a critical strike. The second hit only deals a percentage of Shyvana's attack damage as damage.
- Shyvana's kit allow her to do large amount of damage over time at close-range, but it doesn't provide her with burst capabilities. Failure to combine Shyvana's abilities together to effectively constantly attack a target will create a weakness for a period of time that your opponents can take advantage of, so be aware of your enemies' potential methods to disengage from you.
- Flame Breath may be a skillshot ability with a fairly long range, but a lot of its value is in its armor reduction and additional on-hit magic damage, so it is frequently better to cast it when you are close to the desired target.
- While Flame Breath may not seem like an important skill to level up on an AD-focused Shyvana, keep in mind, that, between the armor reduction and additional on-hit effect, giving it a little priority during leveling can lead to surprisingly high damage output, especially, when deciding between leveling up Twin Bite or Flame Breath. The greater damage in a small amount of time of Flame Breath is also generally better for harassing in lane.
Build Usages Edit
- Shyvana lacks crowd control aside from the knockback from Dragon's Descent, which tends to be unwieldy and dubious in effectiveness in many cases. Movement speed slowing items like or items that are built from it are an effective source of CC.
- Both and are very powerful on Shyvana, but buying both is not recommended. Which one you upgrade your into depends on the state of the current match, being the longer upgrade path that gives superior late-game damage and being the tried-and-true choice for utility and tankiness.
- On-hit effect and attack speed items have substantial synergy with Shyvana's skillset. They will increase fury generation, lower the cooldown on Twin Bite, proc the on-hit effect from Flame Breath more often, and increase her overall damage output significantly.
- Items that grant attack speed and cooldown reduction are great offensive items for Shyvana's abilities, especially Twin Bite and Dragon's Descent.
- Although is more of a support item, it offers CDR, attack damage, health, lifesteal and an aura.
- is an excellent item for damage purposes on Shyvana. Its active-effect's attack speed and movement speed help Shyvana utilize her passive effects and chase, provides large amount CDR and the armor penetration scales with the armor reduction of Flame Breath.
- is an effective item for her, offering a very cost effective mix of attack speed and CDR that it grants a good deal of ability power that is not wasted as two of her abilities scale significantly with it
- is great on Shyvana as it gives her most of the stats she needs: attack speed, CDR, attack damage, and movement speed. also gives Shyvana tenacity which allows her to replace with other boots
- While it may seem odd, will make her highly resilent to magical burst, and vastly boost the damage Dragon's Descent and Flame Breath because they scale with AP, but also of Burnout as it deals magical damage and the scepter aura reduces MR
- is a great defensive item for Shyvana. Its AoE active is very useful due to Shyvana having a fairly minimal method for crowd control and her kit's pletheora of area of effect abilities prefers when enemies that are close together to stay that way as long as possible.
- synergizes with Shyvana's Dragon's Descent passive, granting you a lot of survivability at a small cost in early game.
- is a great mid game item as it helps Shyvana's sustainability along with the unique effect that allows her to stick to her target.
- used to be stacked as it's effect wasn't unique and it was procing for each target hit by Shyvana's Twin Bite while in dragon form, a video demonstrating this can be seen here
- and share a unique passive Cleave, meaning that stacking / doesn't increase splash damage and only procs on the primary target due to an intern timer.
- Consider picking up for extended survivability and a to give your ganks more effectiveness.
- Starting items: , × 5 OR × 5
- Skill progression: Burnout→ Twin Bite → Flame Breath → personal preference.
- Possible Jungling orders:
Gank at any time after killing the Red Lizard if an opportunity presents itself.
Recommended builds Edit
|The Howling Abyss|
|The Crystal Scar|
|The Twisted Treeline|
- While Shyvana deals primarily physical damage, Shyvana's Burnout deals magic damage, which scales off the bonus attack damage that is built. Consider buying some MR items to reduce damage taken by it.
- If you notice Shyvana using her Dragon's Descent, move away from the spell path to avoid it damaging you.
- Shyvana has a lot of potential for AoE damage while using Dragon's Descent. However, Twin Bite and Flame Breath strike in front of her, so splitting apart to make Shyvana unable to face as much of your team at once will reduce the effectiveness of Twin Bite and Flame Breath.
- Take note if Shyvana's fury bar is full while you are attempting to kill her. The long range of Dragon's Descent can easily allow her to go over walls even while a fair distance away from them, so avoid wasting abilities with significant cooldowns and costs on her.
- Dragon's Descent requires fury, which is quickly gained by Shyvana auto-attacking. That's a great opportunity to harass her from range and delay her ultimate.
- Shyvana shines in an extended close-combat fight over time. Use champions with many options to disengage and do your best to avoid such a fight against her.
- Shyvana has no natural ways to keep you in place for her to auto-attack you. After using Dragon's Descent, she has little ability to catch up if crowd-controlled out of melee-range. Using crowd-control effects to hinder her movement during Burnout can also stop her from getting the ability to its maximum duration.
- Burnout provides a very large amount of bonus movement speed at the beginning of the ability, which decreases a bit in effectiveness over time. Try to avoid using skillshots against Shyvana until after she casts Burnout, as the movement speed boost, especially at the ability's initial use, can allow her to easily dodge them.
- Shyvana tends to jungle and normally, Shyvana's jungle route starts at red. Thus, considering stealing her blue is a likely safe method to take experience away her early jungle and to prevent any enemies from having it.
- In her dragon form, Shyvana is more powerful than during her human form.
- The passive in her ultimate is doubled, therefore it is recommended to buy armor penetration or spell penetration items.
- Keep your allies spread to avoid her Twin Bite and Flame Breath as the spells are turned into AoE spells.
- Beware overextending into tense situations to chase her in her dragon form. Burnout increases her movement speed to make catching her difficult and leaves a fiery trail that can deal significant damage if you do not avoid it.
- Following the burning trail allows you to find her easily, but you also take DoT.
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