Shyvana

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Shyvana
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The Half-Dragon
Release Date: November 1, 2011
Cost: 3150 BE 790 RP
Primary Attribute: Fighter
Secondary Attribute: Tank
Resource: Fury
Statistics
Health Mini Icon.png Health: 594.6 (+ 95)
HealthRegen Mini Icon.png Health Regen: 8.59 (+ 0.8)
MovementSpeed Mini Icon.png Movespeed: 350
AttackDamage Mini Icon.png Attack Damage: 66 (+ 3.4)
AttackSpeed Mini Icon.png Attack Speed: 0.658 (+ 2.5%)
Range Mini Icon.png Range: 175
Armor Mini Icon.png Armor: 38 (+ 3.35)
MagicResist Mini Icon.png Magic Resist: 32.1 (+ 1.25)
Skins
Ironscale Shyvana Released: 2011-11-01 / 750 RP
Boneclaw Shyvana Released: 2011-11-01 / 520 RP
Darkflame Shyvana Released: 2012-05-28 / 975 RP
Ice Drake Shyvana Released: 2013-04-30 / 975 RP
Championship Shyvana Released: 2014-10-14 / 975 RP
Super Galaxy Shyvana Released: 2016-05-26 / 1350 RP

Lore

  • Biography
  • Story
  • 3rd bio
  • 2nd bio
  • 1st bio
Shyvana is a half-dragon with the magic of a fiery rune shard burning within her heart. Though she often appears humanoid, she can transform into a fearsome dragon at will. Unsure if she is fundamentally human or beast, Shyvana fights to master her powers as she shifts between two forms.

The interminable mysteries of dragons confound and elude all theories. Those who study the subject speak of ancient, elemental runes split between dragon bloodlines, fractions passing from female dragons into their firstborn daughters. These shards instill the dragon that bears it with potent magic of wind, earth, water or fire.

One such dragon egg nested deep within an equatorial volcano, pulsed with the faint echoes of a fire rune. Drawn by its power, a daring mage attempted to extract its runic magicks, only to be interrupted by the dragon mother’s return. The mage fled, having unknowingly infused the egg with his own mortal magic in the chaos. The dragon mother, Yvva, marveled at the fiery energy swirling beneath the shell, oblivious to the alloyed magic within. She and her mate planned to name their progeny Shyvana to honor Yvva’s legacy.

The blood moon of autumn gave way to winter and the egg finally hatched, revealing a human infant with violet skin. As the child took her first breath and began to cry, her body shook and rippled, taking the form of a dragon. Yvva recoiled at the hybrid abomination and sought to kill her child – she would not allow such an unnatural thing to pollute her bloodline. But her mate could not allow Shyvana’s murder, and after a ferocious battle, Shyvana’s father fled with the newborn in tow.

For years, Shyvana and her father flew from place to place to escape Yvva’s vengeance. As Shyvana grew, she struggled to control her tempestuous emotions and volatile power. Her father helped temper her dragon side, which unleashed a ruthless fury she had inherited from her mother. While in her humanoid form, Shyvana suffered numerous self-inflicted burns as she learned that life could be fragile and not everything could be set aflame without consequence. Occasionally, her dragonfyre activated the runic echo within her, an echo that was intrinsically linked to her mother.

As Shyvana’s power grew in strength, Yvva was able to sense her daughter’s presence from afar. She found the child alone and taunted Shyvana with tales of her origin, revealing that her true father was a feeble human who had twisted her noble draconic lineage into a disgusting perversion. Her mother would undo what should never have been brought to life, and attacked. Young Shyvana defended herself, but suffered many wounds before her father arrived to save her. He fought with savage fury to give Shyvana time to escape, showing no mercy or restraint to his former mate. Ultimately, he succumbed to the heat of Yvva’s dragonfyre and was slain.

As Shyvana grieved, she fled in search of a strange land her father had told stories of – a place awash with petricite, stones of nullifying power that diminished any nearby magic. When she reached the outer territories of Demacia, she knew she had discovered what she sought. The land itself felt heavy and oppressive, making it difficult to wield her runic powers, and Shyvana found it easier to remain in human form. Here, she hoped she could mask her magic enough to hide from her mother.

While hunting for fresh meat, Shyvana followed the scent of blood and came upon an injured warrior named Jarvan near death in the wilds. Though her predatory instincts told her to finish him, her human side recognized that he needed her help. No one was likely to find him in the remote hills of greater Demacia, and he would die without aid.

Shyvana carried the semi-conscious Jarvan to the nearest town, despite her fear that she’d be met with the same disdain she’d encountered all her life. To her surprise, the locals welcomed her to their town and thanked her for helping the soldier. She saw how the villagers pulled together to nurse Jarvan back to health, even though he was a stranger, and Shyvana observed something she’d never known: comradery. Demacians looked out for each other, she learned, and the more she saw of the community, the more she longed to be part of it.

For months, Shyvana lived in peace, hunting wild boars and white elk by day, and returning to the village with her spoils to share by night. She learned that Jarvan had been a prisoner of a neighboring realm and escaped his captors, but felt unworthy of returning to his life in the capital.

One evening, Shyvana heard the sound of leathery wings beating in the distance, and knew her mother had come for her once more. The great dragon ravaged the land in search of Shyvana, burning towns and fields with her flaming breath. Jarvan led the panicked villagers to Castle Wrenwall, a high-walled stronghold where they could shelter behind its stone walls.

Knowing her presence would only harm those she had come to care for, Shyvana decided to return to the wilderness. Jarvan confronted her as she prepared to leave, and she ruefully admitted that she was a half-drake, and the root of her dragon mother’s furious wrath. Jarvan refused to let her leave – she had saved his life, so he would lay down his to defend hers. Jarvan proposed they fight Yvva together. With the support of the local villagers and Wrenwall’s soldiers, he was convinced they could defeat the monster. Moved by his concern for her safety, Shyvana accepted his offer.

After Jarvan had trained the townsfolk to fight alongside the soldiers of Wrenwall, Shyvana entered a nearby ruin built from ancient petricite, shivering as the nullifying stones suppressed her powers. The soldiers and villagers hid themselves nearby as piercing horns grew from Shyvana’s forehead and she erupted into a scarlet-winged drake. She roared, shooting plumes of fire into the sky to lure her mother to the ground.

Shyvana heard the telltale beating of ancient wings as Yvva approached. Upon her mother’s arrival, soldiers loosed volleys of arrows tipped with petricite to weaken her. The great dragon retaliated with tearing claws and roaring torrents of flame that roasted scores of soldiers in their armor. At Jarvan’s command, the villagers continued their barrage of attacks as yet more nullifying arrows pierced the dragon mother’s flesh, anchoring her to the ruins below.

Shyvana stood before her mother in proud defiance, but Yvva only laughed; she had always underestimated her daughter's wrath. Tooth and claw tore flesh from bone as the two dragons clashed in a titanic battle, crushing the foundations of the ruins to dust. Shyvana ripped Yvva's wing from her back, but her mother locked Shyvana's neck between her razor-sharp jaws. Blood streamed from Shyvana's collarbone, and she collapsed into her human form.

As Yvva loomed over her daughter, ready to end the life she had begun, Shyvana channeled all her grief and fury, and summoned the power of the fire rune within her blood. She dug her claws into her mother's flesh and tore the living heart from her chest. As Yvva’s lifeblood drained, Shyvana felt no mercy, and roared in triumph.

Before the entire village, Jarvan honored Shyvana’s bravery, declaring that she would always have a home in Demacia. For the first time, Shyvana knew she belonged to something greater than herself, and, thanks to Jarvan, understood that Demacia’s strength was its unity of purpose. She was humbled, and in turn swore her service to Jarvan, offering to fight alongside him no matter his path.

With the great dragon destroyed, Jarvan’s faith in his ability to lead was restored, and he felt he could return to his home city. Shyvana returned to the capital with him, and they bore her mother’s skull as a reminder of their incredible triumph. Shyvana knew Demacia could be dangerous for someone as magical as her, but she had never felt a greater sense of belonging. In the capital, Shyvana remains in her purple-skinned humanoid form as she defends her adoptive home, though every so often, she escapes into the wild to spread her wings. She proudly serves Demacia, but knows that someday she must answer the runic call that burns within her heart.

I am of two worlds, yet I belong to neither.

- ShyvanaSquare.png Shyvana

THE WINGED BEAST

The gated watchtower was empty.

Shyvana knew its stern, gray-bearded guard, Thomme, would have cut off his own hand before abandoning his post. She had scented human blood while patrolling the northern hills of Demacia and followed its trail to this tower.

Inside, the smell was all but overpowering, though no bloodstains were visible. As a soldier of Demacia, Shyvana remained in her humanoid form most of the time in order to conceal her true nature, though her dragonic instincts remained sharply intact. She chewed her tongue to distract herself from her growing hunger at the scent. Shyvana climbed to the top of the tower where she could better survey the surroundings, and fixed her gaze on the thick, tangled trees where leaves rustled near the edge of a clearing.

Shyvana leapt from the window of the watchtower and landed on her feet, five stories below. She detected a hint of blood on the wind, and sprinted west into the forest, dodging branches as she pursued the scent. At the edge of the clearing, a large feline beast with golden fur feasted on Thomme’s mangled body. Atop the creature’s shoulders were black feathered wings, and its forked serpentine tail twitched as if independent of its owner.

The smell of fresh blood was intoxicating, but Shyvana forced herself to focus on the hunt. She had joined Demacia to be part of something greater, not to surrender to her animalistic desires.

She crept toward the beast and felt dragonfyre warming in her hands as she readied to strike. But before she could attack, the creature turned from its kill. Its face was hairless and wrinkled, like an old man. It smiled at Shyvana through bloodied fangs.

“All yours,” it said.

Shyvana had heard stories of the vellox’s ferocity, its appetite for human flesh and its slick agility. But nothing had prepared her for the creature’s eerily human face; its unblinking eyes held her gaze as it slinked into the brush and disappeared. Shyvana’s heart raced as she sprinted to catch and kill the beast. The vellox’s fur mingled with the dappled sunlight, camouflaging its torso as it leapt over fallen bramblewoods and raging rivers. It could not disguise the blood on its breath, however, and Shyvana followed the scent.

A fallen boulder blocked the path ahead. The vellox’s claws scraped the rock as it leapt and disappeared over it. Shyvana dug her heels in at the top of the crag to halt her momentum – the rock marked the edge of a wide crevasse, plummeting in a steep vertical drop.

Across the gap, the forest continued indefinitely, and the vellox was already deep into the thicket. Shyvana sighed; there was only one way to cross the ravine, and she had not wanted to resort to it.

She checked to ensure no one was watching, inhaled as much air as would fill her lungs and felt her breath burn within her chest. Even across the width of the ravine, she could smell Thomme on the vellox’s fangs. She embraced her hunger until it powered the furnace-heat beneath her skin. With an exhalation of streaming flame, Shyvana burst into her enormous draconic form and roared. The ravine shook as it echoed back her mighty call. She spread her thick, velvety wings, and swept across the ravine into the forest ahead.

She no longer had to duck between trees. Instead, she barreled through their branches, tearing down anything in her path. She leaned into her wings and the forest blurred into a whirl of brown and green. Woodbears, silver elk, and other woodland creatures scrambled to evade her path, and Shyvana relished the power she felt at their fear. She breathed a flaming torrent of fire, burning a thick grove to smoldering ash.

She spotted a trace of gold fur ahead and leapt onto the vellox’s back. Its teeth raked her flanks but she barely noticed the pain.

“I know you,” the vellox snarled, fighting to break free. “They call you the Chained One.”

The golden beast leapt, slashing taloned paws and grazing her throat with its teeth. Shyvana sank her claws into its back and savored the sensation of tearing flesh.

“Why do you hunt me?” the vellox asked. “We are not enemies.”

“You killed a soldier of the Demacian army,” Shyvana said. “Thomme.”

The vellox drew blood from her neck, but she exhaled plumes of fire and it spun away to avoid the flames.

“Was he your friend?”

“No.”

“And yet you attempt to avenge his death. I fear the rumors are true. You are merely a tamed pet.”

Shyvana growled.

“At least I am no killer of men,” she said.

“Truly?” the vellox smiled through its stained teeth. “You have no thirst for human blood?”

Shyvana circled the vellox.

“I see the hunger in your eyes,” it said. “The taste for living meat. You need the hunt as much as I. After all, where’s the fun in a meal without a good chase?”

Now Shyvana smiled.

“Which brings us to my intent,” she said.

Shyvana dashed forward. In one quick motion, she pinned the vellox’s body to the mulched forest floor and gorged on its throat. The vellox spit scorching venom and clawed at her chest, scraping scales from her skin. Shyvana’s eyes burned from his poison and her wounds stung, but she held fast.

The vellox’s once-glossy fur was now sticky and matted with blood. Its watery human eyes stared up at Shyvana in horror as its life dripped away.

Though her hunger was unrelenting, Shyvana stopped herself before she devoured his flesh. She exhaled, releasing the dragonfyre from her chest and shuddered as she transformed back into a human. She was disturbed at how much she had enjoyed the kill. Shaking, she lifted the vellox’s body and dragged him back to the crevasse. There he would lie, proof of her inhuman hunger, hidden in the darkness beneath the rock.

A half-breed born from the union between dragon and human, Shyvana searched all her life for belonging. Persecution forged her into a brutal warrior, and those who dare stand against Shyvana face the fiery beast lurking just beneath her skin.

Dragonkind considered Shyvana's impure blood an abomination, and she spent her youth pursued relentlessly by one cruel drake. Constantly on the run, she and her father, an outcast dragon, never knew a lasting home. A brutal reflection of countless battles, Shyvana grew hateful and savage. After years of strife, her father finally fell to the other dragon, but not before gravely wounding his foe. Furious with grief, Shyvana pursued her father's murderer as he fled north to recover. There she encountered a group of humans on the trail of the same drake. Though the men looked upon her in fear, their leader approached Shyvana peacefully. He introduced himself as Jarvan IV, the Prince of Demacia, and offered to aid Shyvana in her quest for vengeance. Together they hunted down and confronted the vicious dragon that had slain her father. Shyvana did not expect the men to survive, but in the clash of fire and steel, Jarvan and his men fought with strength she had never believed humans to possess. The ironclad warriors drove their foe into submission, and Shyvana struck the final blow, tearing the beast's heart from its body. Inspired by her ferocity, Jarvan offered her a place in the ranks of his elite guard. Shyvana could still see fear in the eyes of his men, but she longed for a true home. Trusting Jarvan's word, she accepted his offer and now serves as a Demacian warrior. Though her human allies admire her power, they keep their distance. Shyvana strives to repay the prince's kindness with the power of the dragon within, but she cannot help but wonder if the humans are right to fear her.

"I have proven my might to dragonkind - what challenge shall humans pose?"

- ShyvanaSquare.png Shyvana

Half-Dragons are the forbidden scions of humans and shape-shifting dragons. There have been few in the world, as they are typically hunted down by their draconian relatives. The scarce and reclusive dragons left on Runeterra find it disgusting to mix their blood with the frivolous and violent lesser races. However, there are those who become fascinated with humans, such as Shyvana's father. It was to Prince Jarvan IV's surprise when his hunt led him to a legendary young half-dragon. She wept over the dead, mutilated corpse of her father, murdered for her existence. Something in Jarvan was moved by Shyvana's plight. Together they plotted revenge against the mighty dragon responsible. The assault cost the Demacian Prince many men, and nearly his life, but ultimately Shyvana and he prevailed.

The experience changed the both of them. Shyvana lost her place in the world, left alone to be hunted by those dragons who discovered her existence. Because of what he'd seen, Jarvan lost his taste for the hunt and wished to return home as protector of his people. Jarvan IV, as Crown Prince of Demacia, offered Shyvana a place as a noble warrior in the ranks of the elite guard. Out of gratitude and necessity, she accepted. Since their return to Demacia, Shyvana has proven herself to be a fierce and powerful soldier. She blends her fiery draconian blood with her adopted principles of justice. She revels in the power she now feels in the human world and there are few who do not quake before her in combat. However, by and large there remains only one place for glorious battle. When Jarvan joined the League of Legends, it wasn't long before Shyvana answered the call as well.

"I have the blood of dragons in my veins. I am fear to all who oppose me."

- ShyvanaSquare.png Shyvana

There are those few dragons in Runeterra who have mastered the intense magical energies that course through their unique anatomies, evolving into an elusive Celestial Dragon. These powerful and enigmatic creatures spend most of their time hidden away from the lands of men. However, there are those who find themselves drawn to civilization and who take on human forms to immerse themselves in the world of humans. Occasionally, one finds itself drawn to the spirit of a human and they have relations. Sometimes, in the slimmest of odds, the union will bear fruit and that offspring will be one of the few half-dragons to have graced Runeterra. Shyvana is one such creature, born to a simple Demacian farm-girl and her Celestial Dragon father. Left to be raised by her mother, her oddities were something that couldn't be hidden from her community, though she was protected by her family. Once her family had perished in disaster, she was left alone for the first time - truly alone. Shyvana quickly became an outsider and it wasn't long before the community's fear began to put her in danger. Facing mortal danger at the business end of an angry mob, she was rescued by the traveling noble, Jarvan Lightshield. The noble was a man who strangely knew exactly what she was and took her under his wing. It wasn't long before she was offered a chance to use her natural skills in the service of Demacia, as Jarvan initiated her as one of the elite guard. Following Jarvan into the League of Legends was only natural.

Shyvana is a fierce warrior, with the blood of one of the most powerful magical predators in all creation flowing through her veins. Unlike some of her fellows, she is a subdued personality - somber, cool, and collected. However, when the moment strikes, her draconian heritage manifests and there are few that can stare her in the eyes and not feel the primal urge to flee.

"By the blood of my father, I will end you!"

- ShyvanaSquare.png Shyvana

Abilities

Shyvana's abilities don't have any cost related to them, so the use of her abilities is only limited by cooldowns. Instead she uses fury as her secondary bar.

Fury is only needed as a requirement for the use of her ultimate, which allows her to change form if she has 100 fury and remain in that state for as long as she has enough fury. Shyvana won't generate fury unless she has at least one point in Dragon's Descent, and once she puts the first point on the skill she will fill the bar immediately. Any gained fury will not be lost until her ultimate is used.

Fury of the Dragonborn.png Fury of the Dragonborn [Passive]

Active: Shyvana deals 10% more damage to dragons.

Shyvana gains 5 Armor and Magic Resistance. Elemental drakes defeated by Shyvana or her allies grant her an additional 5 Armor and Magic Resistance.

Twin Bite.png Twin Bite [Q]
Cost: No Cost Cooldown: 9 / 8 / 7 / 6 / 5 seconds

Active: Shyvana strikes twice on her next attack.

While Twin Bite is on cooldown, basic attacks reduce the remaining cooldown duration by 0.5 secpnds.

Dragon Form: Twin Bite cleaves all units in front of Shyvana.

Second Strike Damage: (+20 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80% total)
Burnout.png Burnout [W]
Cost: No Cost Cooldown: 12 seconds Area of Effect: 325 | Dragon's Descent.png 350 / 365 / 380

Active: Shyvana deals magic damage per second to nearby enemies and gains Movement Speed that dacays over 3 seconds.

While Burnout is active, basic attacks deal magic damage to nearby enemies and extend its duration by 1 second.

Burnout has a maximum duration fo 7 seconds.

Dragon Form: Burnout grows in size.

Damage per Second: 20 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80 (+20% bonus)
Movement Speed: 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50%
On-hit Damage: 5 / 8.75 / 12.5 / 16.25 / 20 (+5% bonus) (+2.5%)
Flame Breath.png Flame Breath [E]
Cost: No Cost Cooldown: 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8 seconds Range: 925 Area of Effect: Dragon's Descent.png 220 / 240 / 260

Active: Shyvana unleashes a fireball that stops after hitting a champion. All enemies hit take magic damage and are marked for 5 seconds.

Shyvana's basic attack against marked targets deal [+2.5% their maximum] as magic damage on hit.

Dragon Form: Flame Breath explodes on impact or at the target location, dealing bonus magic damage and scorching the earth for 4 seconds. Enemies on scorched earth take magic damage per second.

Magic Damage: 60 / 100 / 140 / 180 / 220 (+70%)
Dragon's Descent.png Bonus Damage: 100 - 200 (+3%)
Dragon's Descent.png Damage per second: 60 - 120 (+2%)
Dragon's Descent.png Dragon's Descent [R]
Cost: 5 Fury per second Range: 850

Passive: Shyvana generates Fury every second. Basic Attacks generate 2 Fury.
Active: Shyvana transforms into a dragon, gaining Heath and flying towards the target location. Enemies along her path take magic damage ad are knocked towards her target location.
Fury: 1 / 1.5 / 2
Magic Damage: 150 / 250 / 350 (+100%)
Bonus Health: 150 / 250 / 350
Bonus Attack Range: 175 / 190 / 205

Patch History

v8.9

E and R ability power damage ratio increased. W ability power damage ratio removed.

A relatively unexplored part of Shyvana's fantasy is the whole flying-around-breathing-fire thing. We're moving around some of her ability power ratios to enable more people to try out this play pattern. That way, when players opt into that playstyle, she feels like a different dragon entirely: bombarding enemies with fireballs before descending on the enemy team, not just the same old dragon wearing a magical hat.

Burnout.png W - Burnout

ABILITY POWER DAMAGE RATIO [10%] 0%

Flame Breath.png E - Flame Breath

FIREBALL DAMAGE RATIO (AP) : [0.3] 0.7 ability power

Dragon's Descent.png R - Dragon's Descent

DAMAGE RATIO : [0.7] 1.0 ability power


v8.5
Attack damage per level increased.

Last patch, we toned down Shyvana's scaling attack damage and Twin Bite to compensate for the additional power Press the Attack was bringing. It turns out, those were too much combined, so we're reverting the scaling attack damage changes.

Base Stats

ATTACK DAMAGE GROWTH : [2.8] 3.4


v8.4
Attack damage per level decreased. Q base damage decreased.

Shyvana is one of the strongest users of Press the Attack. With the power increase PtA is getting (see below), and the half-dragon needs to lose some base power as a result.

Base Stats

ATTACK DAMAGE GROWTH : [3.4] 2.8

Twin Bite.png Q - Twin Bite

SECOND HIT BASE DAMAGE : [40/55/70/85/100%]
20/35/50/65/80% total attack damage


v7.23
Base attack damage decreased.

Shyvana's emerged as one of the top performers in the jungle across a number of keystones. We're reducing her base attack damage so she doesn't gain quite as much value with the early attack speed many of her preferred Runes builds opt into.

Base stats

BASE ATTACK DAMAGE : [69] 66


v7.22

BASE ARMOR : [29] 38
BASE ATTACK DAMAGE : [60.71] 69


v6.24
W no longer deals extra damage to monsters.

We’re happy to say Shyvana’s recent ability update has improved the gameplay issues we were targeting, though she’s been somewhat overbearing since then. To bring her back in line, we’re targeting less-interesting strengths that accumulated on her kit over time. In this case, that’s the jungling crutch we added to Burnout a few seasons back.

Burnout.png W - Burnout

FOREST FIRES Burnout no longer deals 20% bonus damage to monsters


v6.24
Passive can now be stacked on Howling Abyss and Twisted Treeline

Following up on last patch’s ability update, we’re giving Shyvana ways to earn Fury of the Dragonborn stacks on maps that don’t have elemental drakes.

Fury of the Dragonborn.png Passive - Fury of the Dragonborn

HOWLING ABYSS : Shyvana gains 5 armor and magic resist for each turret her team destroys
TWISTED TREELINE : Shyvana deals 10% increased damage against Vilemaw and gains 5 armor and magic resist for each Vilemaw kill her team earns


v6.23
Dragon’s Descent can’t be interrupted. E is now an exploding fireball in Dragon Form. Passive resistances down.

Shyvana’s one of League’s first opportunistic updates, where a smaller amount of work (compared to big updates) can still yield big improvements. Shyvana’s already a pretty cool champion - we wanted to make her better. We wrote a nifty article about Shyvana’s changes - this context is a simplified summary of it, so if you’ve still got questions, click that link!

Shyvana’s unique strength is that she periodically gets to ignore one of the juggernaut class’s core weaknesses: reliably getting to their targets. Ignoring weaknesses doesn’t help when you’re too behind to flex your strengths, which is why Shyvana has such a hard time clawing her way back from a disadvantage. Broadly speaking, we aimed to give Shyvana more flexibility and help her make better use of juggernaut items. In Dragon Form, Flame Breath’s been redesigned away from a basic damage cone toward something she has more options around using. Dragon Form now gives health instead of resistances, letting her leverage health-scaling items like Titanic Hydra and Sterak’s Gage.

In exchange, we shaved off some mechanics she should still be able to function without. Burnout’s flame trail in Dragon Form asked Shyvana to stay in front of enemies she otherwise wanted in front of her, so we nixed it. We also had to shrink Dragonborn’s resistances based on playtest results, though rather than pure nerfs, we added in a way for her to gain back some resistances if she and her team play the objective game well.

Fury of the Dragonborn.png Passive - Fury of the Dragonborn

BONUS ARMOR & MAGIC RESIST : [5/10/15/20 (at levels 1/6/11/16)] 5 at all levels
DRAGON-HATING DRAGON Shyvana deals 10% more damage to elemental drakes (including Elder Dragon)
DRAGON SCALES Fury of the Dragonborn's bonuses no longer double during Dragon Form
OTHER DRAGONS' SCALES For each elemental drake Shyvana or her allies defeat, she gains an extra 5 armor and magic resist

Burnout.png W - Burnout

FLAME TRAIL No longer leaves a flame trail behind Shyvana while in Dragon Form
SIZE IN DRAGON FORM [325 (same as Human form)] 350/365/380 at rank 1/2/3 of Dragon's Descent

Flame Breath.png E - Flame Breath

LAW OF CONSERVATION OF ENERGY : Now stops on the first champion hit (in both Human and Dragon form)
RATIO : [0.6 ability power] 0.3 ability power
MISSILE SPEED : [1700] 1575
THE POWER OF CHOICE While in Dragon Form, Shyvana can target Flame Breath anywhere within its max range
DRAGON FORM EXPLOSION While in Dragon Form, Flame Breath explodes when it hits a champion or reaches its target location, leaving behind a flame zone
DRAGON FORM EXPLOSION DAMAGE 100~200 (at levels 1-18) (+0.3 ability power) magic damage, stacking with Flame Breath's normal damage on all targets hit (not just the first!)
FLAME ZONE DURATION : 4 seconds
FLAME ZONE SIZE : 220/240/260 (at ranks 1/2/3 of Dragon's Descent)
FLAME ZONE DAMAGE : 60~120 (at levels 1-18) (+0.2 ability power) magic damage per second
DON'T STAND IN FIRE : Enemies that remain in the flame zone are persistently marked for Flame Breath's bonus on-hit damage

Dragon's Descent.png R - Dragon's Descent

UNSTOPPABLE Shyvana can no longer be knocked out of Dragon's Descent's dash
MAX RANGE : [950] 850
DAMAGE : [175/300/425] 150/250/350
BONUS HEALTH 150/250/350
DRAGON FORM ATTACK RANGE : [175] 175/190/205 at ranks 1/2/3
BIGGER DRAGON Dragon Form is 8/16% larger at ranks 2/3


v6.20
Q animation visually sped up.

A while back, we adjusted Twin Bite’s animation for her base skin. While the actual timing of Shyvana’s damage didn’t change, her swings felt a bit slower. We’ve sped the animation up a bit to give back some of Twin Bite’s snappy feeling (though again, no impact on actual damage timing).

AESTHETICS : Twin Bite’s animation has been visually sped up


v6.15
R passively generates more fury.

Dragon’s Descent gives Shyvana the ability to make great initiation plays for her team, even from behind. This acts as a release valve, allowing us to keep Shyvana out of ‘feast or famine’ balance territory. We’re giving Dragon’s Descent better uptime in the early game to ensure Shyvana’s consistently contributing to her team.

Dragon's Descent.png R - Dragon's Descent

PASSIVE FURY GAIN PER SECOND : [0.66/1.33/2] 1/1.5/2


v6.10
W has an AP ratio.

Pretty much the same thing as Nocturne’s context. Re-read that but pretend we said ‘Shyvana’ instead.

Burnout.png W - Burnout

RATIO Now additionally scales with 0.1 ability power per second
RATIO ON-HIT Now additionally scales with 0.025 ability power on-hit


v6.6
Q's scaling reduced at early levels.

Shyvana’s too strong. So what are we going to do about it?

While the below changes might not look like much for anyone that’s been mauled by the half-dragon lately, Shyvana is a champion that we define as high-variance. That is to say ‘She’s okay to rampage through a neighboring lane (or village) because Shyvana can’t do that every game’. This isn’t just about risk vs reward or winrates - variance is the other side of the coin of reliability, describing a champion’s spread of being able to achieve certain outputs over time. To break that down, let’s use examples. Amumu can sometimes land 5-man ultimates - or he can whiff entirely - creating a high variance champion. By contrast, let’s look at Kayle’s Righteous Fury. No matter what you do, it’s always going to give you a buff to your range. Does what it says. There’s still some variance at play (was this the right time to use it?), but it’s pretty low-variance overall.

So what does this have to do with Shyvana? Well, ability usage (input) isn’t the only thing that can be high-variance. Champions that are more linear have variance in their output instead. For every game where Volibear was allowed to speed racer his way to the backline and flip tables, he’s also had games where he’s been kited to the moon and denied every opportunity. Shyvana’s variance comes from ‘was she starved on gold or did she literally eat your entire jungle?’

For those of you who have fought against Shyvana recently, the answer is almost always ‘she literally ate my entire jungle.’ (And your bottom laners. Sorry you had to find out this way.)

The below changes (combined with Titanic Hydra’s changes further down) represent our viewpoint that to attack Shyvana’s power level, we have to affect that variance. Lowering her damage in the early stages, especially when dueling champions, should see a stunt in that growth from ‘always on’ to ‘sometimes on’ as her opponents seek to close the gaps in her flame horizon.

Twin Bite.png Q - Twin Bite

RATIO : 180/185/190/195/200% total attack damage ⇒140/155/170/185/200% total attack damage


v5.23
 Attack Range Changes
A few champions are getting increased range. Except Nunu and Tahm Kench. You know what you did.

With preseason being the time to dig deep and reevaluate assumptions, we finally started looking at attack ranges as a stat for tuning rather than just something we did simply because characters have polearms. This is only a first pass as we start to think of melee attack ranges as in 'tiers', first of 125 and 175, but possibly even up to 225! This means a few bonuses to range for some champions that have trouble movin' around in combat or just needed the love. We'll be back relatively soon for a follow-up, but at least now Trundle won't look so goofy as he punches you with his enormous iceclub.

MEGA GNAR ATTACK RANGE : [150] 175
CONSUME SIZE BUFF ATTACK RANGE : [137.5] 125
DRAGON FORM ATTACK RANGE : [125] 175
ATTACK RANGE : [150] 175
ATTACK RANGE : [200] 175
ATTACK RANGE : [125] 175
ATTACK RANGE : [125] 175


v5.11
W gives Shyvana stronger basic attacks for its duration.

"Despite a brief spark in competitive play via Cinderhulk/Skirmisher's Sabre, Shyvana remains a champion that feels left behind. We're loading her up with more basic-attack beatdowns when Burnout is active to reinforce her melee moshing and make you feel better when diving in for the kill."
  • Burnout.png W - Burnout
    • BURNING FINGER : Now does 25% of Burnout's AoE damage per basic attack for the duration (still does AoE magic damage per second)
    • BUGFIX : Fixed a bug where Burnout had twice its bonus attack damage ratio only while in Dragon Form

v5.8
Mass Texture Rebalance (Part 10)

"With this last bundle of champions, the "Mass" part of our Texture Rebalancing has been completed. That doesn't mean we'll never update a texture again - we'll continue to do so as opportunities arise - but this is the end of seeing these as a major patch note item. Thank you everyone for your continued feedback!"
"For those interested in final numbers, these ten installments have rebalanced around 311 skins across 62 champions over 7 months (we started back in patch 4.17)!"
  • LuxSquare.png Lux
    • Base, Commando, Imperial, Sorceress, Spellthief, Steel Legion
  • NocturneSquare.png Nocturne
    • Ravager (update to a previous rebalance)
  • PoppySquare.png Poppy
    • Base, Battle Regalia, Blacksmith, Lollipoppy, Noxus, Ragdoll, Scarlet Hammer
  • ShacoSquare.png Shaco
    • Base, Asylum, Nutcracko, Mad Hatter, Roya, Workshop
    • Base Jack-In-The-Boxes have also been updated for all skins that use them
  • ShyvanaSquare.png Shyvana
    • Base, Boneclaw, Darkflame, Ironscale
  • TeemoSquare.png Teemo
    • Base, Astronaut, Badger, Cottontail, Happy Elf, Panda, Recon, Super
    • Base mushrooms (for all skins that use them) and custom mushrooms for Astronaut, Panda and Super skins have also been updated

v5.5 E's damage proc up!

"When looking to punch Shyvana's ticket aboard the Buff Barge, we decided a more general boost to her effectiveness would suffice. Often used for her mixed-damage and innate defensive stats, we like Shy most when she actually has to punch the stuffing out of you to win fights - so that's exactly what we're reinforcing here!"
  • Flame Breath.png E - Flame Breath
    • BONUS DAMAGE AGAINST MARKED TARGETS : 2% maximum health per autoattack 2.5% maximum health per autoattack

v5.1

"We're making readability improvements to a bunch of the champion portrait icons which were added or updated over the past few months."
  • PORTRAITS : The following champion portrait icons have been updated:
    • Azir, Cho'Gath, Ezreal, Gragas, Graves, Janna, Jarvan IV, Kayle, Kog'Maw, Lee Sin, Malphite, Maokai, Orianna, Renekton, Rengar, Rumble, Shyvana, Sion, Talon, Tristana, Udyr, Vayne, Veigar, Viktor, Zilean

v4.21
Twin Bite has a slightly lower cooldown and Burnout now deals bonus damage to monsters.

"In light of her recent exit from popularity, Shyvana's a character that's been left without a clear identity. Is she a human? Is she a dragon? Is she viable? Leaning on her original jungling roots, we've decided to boost Shyv's clearing speeds so that she can be one of the faster farmers out there, opening her up to make cooler decisions than just shoving in top-laners and living forever."
  • Twin Bite.png Q - Twin Bite
    • COOLDOWN : 10/9/8/7/6 seconds 9/8/7/6/5 seconds
  • Burnout.png W - Burnout
    • [NEW] MONSTER MASHING : Burnout now now deals +20% bonus damage to monsters
    • IT'S COMPLICATED : Fixed a bug where Burnout was scaling incorrectly with attack damage when Shyvana was in her dragon form

v4.15

"While we realize this is a small power reduction, we had the choice of either buffing Shyvana's late ranks in damage or just reducing her level 1 damage by 20."
  • FlameBreath.jpg E - Flame Breath
    • SORRY SHYVANA Fixed a bug where Flame Breath was dealing an extra 20 damage at Rank 1. Shyvana's damage now accurately reflects the tooltip (at 60 damage).
    • VISUALS Adjusted Flame Breath's dragon form particles to better match the damage cone. Actual area of effect remains unchanged.

Updated Splashes

"As we've mentioned previously, the splash art team is engaged in a long-term effort to update our oldest base splashes. We've got a few more fresh updates for this patch. "
  • SPLASH The following champions have received updated base splashes (click the portraits for the full image!):

v4.13
Shyvana can't double her W duration through dragon form, and her flame trail now applies damage less often (on par with W's damage tick rate)

"While we didn't want to make significant changes to Shyvana, we did make two bugfixes which should tame some of her more obscure strength."
  • Burnout.jpg W - Burnout
    • REMOVED DRAGON TAMING Burnout can no longer be extended past its intended maximum duration through the use of Dragon's Descent
    • CONTROLLED FIRE Dragon's Descent's Flame Trail now applies damage every 0.75 seconds ⇒ 1.0 seconds (to match Burnout's damage rate)

v4.11
"This might be a nerf (or buff if you enjoy eating skill shots) to the following champions, but we want to ensure for the sake of clarity that their hitboxes always match their visual representation."

  • HITBOX: The following champions had smaller than average hitboxes so we've increased them to the average hitbox size. In other words, we've added 27.3% Teemos to each champion's overall hitbox (from 50 units all around to 65 units all around) but there should be no visual change:

v4.1 Summary: We’re lowering Burnout’s overall damage and Flame Breath’s damage at earlier levels. Dragon’s Descent also received a bug fix and the damage now matches the tooltip.

Shyvana’s doing a lot of damage in the early to mid-game, even when she builds tanky. It turns out that when Shyvana can push, wave clear and out-trade opponents all at once, things can get a little frustrating. We’re cooling some of that dragon blood down to make her early bullying more manageable.

  • Burnout.jpg W - Burnout
    • Damage per second reduced to 20/35/50/65/80 (from 25/40/55/70/85)
    • Minimum magic damage reduced to 60/105/150/195/240 (from 75/120/165/210/255)
    • Maximum magic damage reduced to 140/245/350/455/560 (from 175/280/385/490/595)
  • FlameBreath.jpg E - Flame Breath
    • Damage reduced at earlier levels to 60/100/140/180/220 (from 80/115/150/185/220)
  • DragonsDescent.jpg R - Dragon's Descent
    • Damage now correctly matches the tooltip at 175/300/425 (from 200/300/400)

v3.15

  • E - Flame Breath
    • Fixed a bug where Flame Breath was shredding armor in Dragon Form

v3.09
We're repositioning Flame Breath as a core tool for objective control and faster jungle clear, while also emphasizing its use as a “burn down” ability to be followed up with auto attacks against tankier fighters. We've also fixed a long-standing bug with Shyvana's Burnout where it wasn't scaling with attack damage while in Dragon form. This fix - along with her increased fury gains and reduced fury decay – will help her in late game teamfights. Lastly, we've moved the descriptions of her previous passive effects to their new ability tooltips to help centralize information.

  • Fury of the Dragonborn - Remade. All Fury of the Dragonborn effects have been moved to their respective abilities.
  • Dragonborn - Gains 5/10/15/20 Armor and Magic Resist. These bonuses are doubled in Dragon Form.
  • Flame Breath
    • No longer reduces Armor by 15%
    • Now passes through all units hit instead of stopping at the first
    • Debuff duration increased to 5 seconds from 4
    • Damage reduced to 80/115/150/185/220 from 80/125/170/215/260
    • On-hit magic damage to debuffed targets changed to 2% of the target's maximum Health from 15% of Flame Breath's damage (12/18.75/25.5/32.25/39 + 0.09 Ability Power).
  • Burnout
    • Fixed a bug where Burnout wasn't scaling with attack damage when Shyvana was in Dragon form
  • Dragon's Descent
    • Passive Armor/Magic Resistance component removed
    • Passive Fury Gain increased to 1/2/3 per 1.5 seconds from 1/1/1
    • Fury decay while in Dragon Form reduced to 5 per second from 6 per second

v1.0.0.152

  • Base Movement Speed increased by 25.

v1.0.0.145

  • Fixed a bug where Dragon's Descent would hitch on initial use when using skins

v1.0.0.136

  • Updated Fury of the Dragonborn tooltip to more accureately reflect actual values in game
  • Fixed a bug that caused Burnout to last longer than intended
  • Dragon's Descent passive armor and magic resist bonus reduced to 10 / 15 / 20 from 15 / 20 / 25

v1.0.0.134

  • Fixed a bug where Flame Breath could shred the armor of shred-immune units (DragonSquare.png Dragon, Baron NashorSquare.png Baron Nashor)
  • Dragon's Descent allied ultimate HUD indicator will now go grey immediately after using

v1.0.0.128
ShyvanaSquare.png Shyvana released



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