IntroductionWelcome to my AP-Shyvana Guide.
In this Guide i will focus on Top/Mid-Lane AP-Shyvana she has just 2 skills which scale with AP,
but just like AP-Rengar if build and played correctly she can be very good.
She's very squishy as an AP Champ cause she has to go in meele range with her attacks which proc her E and
Please note english isnt my first language so i excuse for every grammar mistake or wrong spelling ;P
And now Wall of Text incoming!!!
Pros,Cons & Difficulty
-Good Early and Mid-Game
-High Teamfight Presence
-Depended on Early and Mid Game to make DMG in Late-Game
-Hard to learn
There are different Difficulty levels:
is Advanced to Hard
You take for simply reasons.
Escaping,Chasing or blinking into a fight.
And this for other reasons.
You just have 2 skills for DMG.
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Other Summoners aren't viable cause you will have one skill less (Ignite)
And Without Flash you would be fu**** up
MasteriesEither you choose this masteries for more XP,Gold and mobility in lane or you do normal AP-Bruiser masteries 21/9/0.
I personally prefer these masteries as i use them on every champ, Top,Jungle,Mid,Adc,support you are just way ahead of your enemies in lvl and you can start with 5
Passive: Fury of the Dragonborn
Shyvana's melee attacks enhance her abilities.
Twin Bite - Reduces the cooldown by 0.5 seconds.
Burnout - Extends the duration by 1 second to a maximum of 6 seconds.
Flame Breath - Deals 15% of the ability's damage to debuffed targets.
Dragon's Descent - Attacks generate 2 Fury and Shyvana gains 1 Fury every 1.5 seconds while in human form.
These are extra effects for your Skills if you autoattack.
Q: Twin Bite
Next auto attack hits twice, second hit deals 80 / 85 / 90 / 95 / 100 % of total attack damage
Dragon Form: second hit deals aoe damage in front of her
Dragon Form: Twin Bite cleaves all units in front Shyvana.
Cooldown 10/9/8/7/6 seconds
This is just to finish of creeps or champs and to stack fury for
Shyvana deals 25 / 40 / 55 / 70 / 85 (+20% of bonus attack damage) magic damage per second to nearby enemies and moves 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 % faster for 3 seconds. Shyvana's Movement Speed bonus is reduced over time.
Dragon Form: Burnout scorches the earth, continuing to damage enemies that stand on it.
Cooldown 12 seconds
With this makes you the perfect chaser.
You are faster than your enemy slow him and can land your
E: Flame Breath
Shyvana unleashes a fireball that deals 80 / 125 / 170 / 215 / 260 (+60% of ability power) magic damage and burns 15% of their armor for 4 seconds.
Dragon Form: Flame Breath engulfs all units in a cone in front of her.
Cooldown 12/11/10/9/8 seconds
This is your main skill for DMG and procs with your passive.
R: Dragon's Descent
Active: Shyvana transforms into a dragon and takes flight to a target location. Enemies along her path take 200 / 300 / 400 (+70% of ability power) magic damage and are knocked toward her target location.
Passive: Shyvana reinforces her scales, increasing her Armor and Magic Resist by 15/20/25. Defensive bonuses are doubled in Dragon Form.
Cost 6 fury a second and max fury to activate
Also scales with AP.
Explanation of skills (detailed)You maybe noticed the skill section isnt really detailed.
Well thats cause i explain it here :D
Well if this is before a skill: it means the dragon form skill and NOT the normal skill.
: Your Q helps you to farm minions and neutral monstercamps thats cause of the doubled DMG of the normal Autoattack and cause its resets your autoattack timer.
That means, you land a basic attack (AA or Autoattack also) and then activate your Q to attack immediatly after the first attack.
If you want to smash towers then first buy then activate Q and do like 300 DMG if you just have later its up to 700DMG with .
: Your Autoattack now dont hit twice, now its dealing damage to all enemies in front of you this means:
If you standing in front of 2 enemies and activate your Q then you hit both with just one autoattack.
This also means, your now deals DMG to BOTH targets and not just to one.
: It's make you a nice chaser together with cause you get a speedboost and your chased target gets slowed down by 15%.
This skill also helps you to escape and to farm minions in lane or in jungle even if it scales with AD.
: With this its alsmost the same as with your normal W.Just that you live a track of fire behind you which lets you deal Damage even if you run away
or if you get chased.This is also essential part of your teamfight potential cause of its AOE damage.
: This is her first skill which scales with AP it also reduces the Armor by 15% which is quite nice for your carry or in teamfights.
If you autoattack with the debuff on an enemy its gonna deal 15% of the before dealt damage as extra damage.
: This is the powered version which does AOE Damage on the whole enemies in front of you and also applies the debuff on hit targets.
This combined with your Q does enormous dmg to all in a teamfight.
: this can help you to engage or disengage a fight.
if you want more damage use this on the whole enemy team and afterwards use all your spells Order is :
then go to two or more enemies and use then chase or kill with if you didnt kill one to now then use ur again.
You start with
and cause you can allow you some mistakes then. For example: The enemies invade you def your jungle and now you have lost life.Just use Heal Pots and everything is okay :P
Or you towerdived an enemy ^^.
If you are advanced with you could also try to start with and this is for more DMG in early Game but you lose your movement speed from boots and are easier to gank.You also lose Sustain cause you dont have .
If you start with and then you buy as your second item.
They give you CDR which is important for you so that your is up faster.
If you start with and its all your choice which item you buy second.
You could get or thats your choice but if you get more experienced with her you should know which item to choose second ;)
You normally get into Mid Game with these items
and if you dont have atleast these items you should learn lasthitting ;P
But if you dont have these well then just farm, farm and farm.
In my opinion are way better than Ionian Boots of Lucidity you can just try it yourself.Mercurys give you tenacity which is really good.
Your first item in Mid Game should be .
Lich-Bane is such as you have an extra skill.It also gives you nice Burst damage for 1 vs 1 situations and to push , burst down towers.
Lich-Bane scales to your AP which is quite nice cause it's your assistant for the whole game.It's never useless cause it does to low damage or whatever it's always depended on your AP.
Your second Mid-Game item:
You normally get into Late-Game with these items:
+ and .
Late Game Options
: Makes you the perfect chaser with your
: Gives you quite more sustain in teamfights and provides the whole team AP which is great for your AP-Carry (you or if an other ap carry also him) and your supporter heals or such stuff.
: I get this if they dont have much MR but quite high magic damage.
The 20Magic Penetration is good if they dont have over 100 MR.
Well if you get Abyssals then you should get close ranged more and not shooting your from behind.
: Get this if they have 80-100MR for more Damage >:D
: If you can use it and dont forget(like me -.-) then get this EVERYTIME for burst down tankies and finish squishies.
And now when to get .
You get Mejas if you are feed after 5 to 10 minutes otherwise it wont help you much.
If you get Mejas then you have to play more in team and never go solo cause you would lose your stacks...
well if you have 2 stacks it doesnt matter but if you have 20 or so then you should be careful :P
Season 3 Items: I think this item isn't that good as everyone says at all, well that's my opinion. But if you combine it with Rylai's you gonna get more out of it, especially in a teamfight were the effect is applied to every single enemy :)
: I get this Enchantment the most cause i think it's one of the best in the early laning phase and also in late game. As Example you have to go back because you are low life but your mid is being pushed then you just run back with full life and you dont even have to wait for it :)
: Since you do more AoE-Dmg i think this isn't the best choice for you also cause you are melee and you have your
: It's not necessary if you go just with if you go with also it's a really good choice
: I didnt use this one but if you have a support in your team then let him buy it
: This is the second best choice for your enchantment cause it gives flat movespeed and is not depended on anything.
: I would get this item if the enemies are heavy-AD and it's still early game so you can farm it a bit.
If you get this build it into .
: As long as you have i dont think it's necessary. Otherwise ask your support to buy it or buy it if you like it ;)
Early GameIn Early game you should focus on harassing with your and farming minions.
If you get ganked just use and run away use Flash only if necessary.
after level 6 you can take down enemies with half life quite easily and burst them down rly quick.
Your usual Combo should be:
--> --> --> --> more autohits --> and if they run.
Mid GameIn mid game you should gank other lanes cause of your which is quite nice for ganking :P
Then use usual Combo (look early game) and after kill or if enemy escaped go out again x)
If a teamfight happens you should use this skill combination:
--> --> (on all enemies)
--> and more autohits.
Late GameIn Late game focus on teamfights or take down solo guys with a mate ;D
Matchups for Mid and Solo/DuoTop: Ahri has very high mobility after level 6 and can really outplay you if she's good.
Beware of her E (this heart thing) and then you shouldnt have much problems against her at Mid Lane.
If you have probs with her ask your jungler to gank her :)
: Hm... i never played against her (till now) but i think till level 6 she's kinda easy especially cause she's also melee ^^
: Against Anivia you should dodge her Q.
Harass her early to make her egg useless or ask you jungler if she's on low life to kill her with you cause you should get her in 4 seconds even if she dont have that much MR and Armor as without her egg.
: She's allways low life ;) but beware of her stun without her stun you can kill her quite easy :).
: Not that easy but i think its not hard just dont let her hit you with poison and you are kay :)
: Fizz is a bad boy his burst DMG is enormous and his mobility also f****s you up ;p
: Quite easy if you lane with a hard CC-Jungler or Mate such as . Just be aware of her Ulti which makes her untargetable.
Final CommentsThank you for reading my guide i hope you enjoyed my guide :)
If you dislike this guide please say WHY you dislike it cause i really put much time in it and rather give it a try than just dislike it cause its AP-Shyvana :D
And always remember to get your Fury up as fast as possible.
Added Matchups and will go straight forward in the ABC. xD
Added Fizz to Matchup
Added Fiora to Matchup
Added Cassiopeia to Matchup
Changed Masteries so they are viable for S3
Added the Season 3 Items (it was time for it :P )
changed masteries and slight little update on items (changed mercury treads with ionian boots)