Shyvana Wild Rift Guide: Breakdown of Builds, Runes, Combos, and Strategies

Author: Son Acton

Shyvana Wild Rift is a very strong jungle fighter when "Dragon's Descent". The way to build Shyvana items is to equip items for attack speed, which can be built to withstand AD or stack AP damage. The way to play "The Half-Dragon" is to focus on farming to level 5 early to gank.

Shyvana Wild Rift

Shyvana Wild Rift

Patch 5.0a

Fighter Fighter - Lane: jungle

Damage: Physical

Power Spike

Difficulty

Damage

Toughness

Utility

CC

Mobility

Tier A
Win rate 50.86%
Pick rate 2.4%
Ban rate 2.0%
Shyvana Wild Rift Build
Shyvana: Wild Rift Build Guide

Shyvana's Item Build & Runes

Shyvana AD runes Win 53.23% and Pick 23.33%

Shyvana runes Jungle with Win 52.92% and Pick 22.45%

Conqueror

Triumph

Coup de Grace

Legend: Alacrity

Overgrowth

Build Shyvana Wild Rift AD with the highest win rate

  • Item Trinity Force Trinity Force
  • Item Wit's End Wit's End
  • Item Gargoyle Gargoyle
  • Item Death's Dance Death's Dance
  • Item AMARANTH TWINGUARD AMARANTH TWINGUARD
  • Item Spirit Visage Spirit Visage

Shyvana build second

  • Item  Nashor's Tooth Nashor's Tooth
  • Item  Luden's Echo Luden's Echo
  • Item  Rabadon's Deathcap Rabadon's Deathcap
  • Item  Infinity Orb Infinity Orb
  • Item  Morellonomicon Morellonomicon
  • Item  Protobelt Protobelt

Shyvana item build third

  • Item  Blade of the Ruined King Blade of the Ruined King
  • Item  Wit's End Wit's End
  • Item  Quicksilver Quicksilver
  • Item  Phantom Dancer Phantom Dancer
  • Item  Guardian Angel Guardian Angel
  • Item  Death's Dance Death's Dance

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Shyvana position

Shyvana is both a fighter and can be a tank for the whole team. Shyvana has a special mixed magic and physical damage that will be extremely powerful when in dragon form.

Shyvana usually goes jungle and Baron lane.

Shyvana summoner spells

FlashIgnitesmite

Shyvana Build

Building Shyvana in the direction of AD damage gladiators, the first equipment you aim for is "Trinity Force" followed by "Wit's End". Both items give attack speed and increase damage from basic attacks. Help clear the forest quickly, control big targets easily. The next equipment will tend to withstand, reduce damage. With this build, you can stand on the front lines dealing poke damage. And allin as needed.

Building Shyvana in the direction of the first AP equipped will be "Nashor's Fang" which provides 50% attack speed and "Luden Echo" which increases magic damage on hit. The next equipment can increase magic resistance. When equipped in the direction of AP, Shyvana can stack damage very well. Every time the dragon turns into a dragon to capture the main enemy, it can be killed immediately. But building towards AP Shyvana is quite fragile.

Shyvana ability 

Shyvana ability order

Shyvana ability order

Shyvana abilities

DRACONIC BLOODLINE DRACONIC BLOODLINE

Function: Grants permanent stacks upon slaying monsters, dragons, and champions. Enhances abilities at specific stack thresholds.

Effect: 8 stacks per large monster, 12 stacks per champion/Herald/Baron, 35 stacks per dragon. Enhances abilities at 100, 200, 300, and 400 stacks.

Usage: Focus on farming and slaying objectives to stack Draconic Bloodline quickly. Play around your enhanced abilities based on your stack count.

Advantages: Strong scaling potential, versatile enhancements.

Disadvantages: Relies on objective control and farm.

TWIN BITE TWIN BITE

Function: Empowers next attack for double strike, cooldown reduced on hit. Dragon form: larger area, applies on-hits. Upgrade at 100 stacks: slows enemies hit.

Effect: 58 + 100% AD and 12 + 20%-80% AD physical damage, 0.5s cooldown reduction per hit. Dragon form: wider area, applies on-hit effects. Upgrade: 50% slow for 1s.

Usage: Use for burst damage and last hitting minions. Dragon form is great for wave clear and teamfights.

Combo: Use with Burnout for extended attack window and movement speed.

Advantages: High damage, wave clear potential, utility slow upgrade.

Disadvantages: Single target, requires cooldown management.

BURNOUT BURNOUT

Function: Deals damage over time, grants decaying movement speed. Dragon form: larger area. Upgrade at 200 stacks: additional movement speed buff.

Effect: 35-80 + 30% bonus AD magic damage/s, 30%-45% movement speed for 3s (extended by attacks). Dragon form: wider area. Upgrade: 25% additional movement speed.

Usage: Use for chasing, escaping, and dealing sustained damage. Dragon form is excellent for area control and teamfights.

Combo: Use with Twin Bite for extended attack window and additional damage.

Advantages: Movement speed buff, sustained damage, area control in Dragon form.

Disadvantages: Requires positioning, vulnerable during activation.

FLAME BREATH FLAME BREATH

Function: Launches a fireball, damaging and scorching enemies. Dragon form: explodes on impact, leaving a damaging fire zone. Upgrade at 300 stacks: Scorch damage becomes true damage.

Effect: 60-210 + 30% AD + 40% AP magic damage, applies 5s Scorch debuff. Dragon form: AoE damage, leaves 4s fire zone. Upgrade: Scorch damage becomes true damage in Dragon form.

Usage: Use for poke, wave clear, and applying Scorch debuff. Dragon form is great for area damage and zoning.

Combo: Use with Burnout for increased movement speed while chasing enemies with Scorch.

Advantages: Poke damage, wave clear, Scorch debuff, true damage upgrade in Dragon form.

Disadvantages: Skillshot, requires aiming.

DRAGON'S DESCENT DRAGON'S DESCENT

Function: Passive: Generates Fury. Active: transforms into Dragon, gaining health and flying to target location, damaging enemies along the way. Upgrade at 400 stacks: gains omnivamp in Dragon form.

Effect: 1 Fury/s, 2 Fury/attack, transforms into Dragon, heals for 230-400 health, deals 150-350 + 80% AP magic damage, 15% omnivamp in Dragon form (upgrade).

Usage: Use strategically to engage, escape, or secure objectives. Manage Fury to transform into Dragon at crucial moments.

Combo: Use with Burnout and Twin Bite for maximum damage output in Dragon form.

Advantages: High mobility, engage/escape tool, objective secure, sustain upgrade.

Disadvantages: Long cooldown, vulnerable during transformation.

How to play Shyvana

Early game

Focus on farming early in the game, target level 5 early to be able to cause a surge in power. Can gank whenever "Dragon Transformation" is available. Besides, big targets like Dragon must try to rob.

Mid game

Keep farming, the more big targets you kill, the faster and stronger Shyvana will level up.

Late game

Go with the squad, look for opportunities to capture the main enemy, and cover your squad

Combo

TWIN BITE BURNOUT FLAME BREATH DRAGON'S DESCENT

Combo 1:

DRAGON'S DESCENT + FLAME BREATH + Flash + TWIN BITE + AA

Combo 2:

FLAME BREATH + BURNOUT + AA + TWIN BITE + AA

Combo 3

DRAGON'S DESCENT + FLAME BREATH + BURNOUT + AA + TWIN BITE + AA

Shyvana pros and cons

Pros

Easy to play.

Clear the forest fast.

Good resistance.

Cons

Only strong with ultimate.

Equipment dependent.

Shyvana counters

Avoid standing close to each other in combat. Shyvana "Dragon's Descent" can deal massive damage to all nearby members. Choose a ranged champion to poke Shyvana. If Shyvana's "Fury" is near full avoid engaging her for now.

Conclusion

Shyvana Wild Rift has a variety of ways to build equipment. Clear the forest fast, easy to play, suitable for many types of squads.

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