Thornmail Shyvana Build

Thornmail Shyvana build with runes and items. Thornmail Shyvana guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Thornmail Shyvana build in League of Legends Patch 14.12!

Updated: 2024-05-01 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Shyvana and build Thornmail.
Thornmail Shyvana build for ARAM. Counter physical damage, stack Armor or don't play at all!
Shyvana ARAM modifiers
DMG done -5%
DMG taken -5%

TLDR

Starting items
Bramble Vest should be final item in your build.
Ruby Crystal should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Shyvana ability Burnout should be leveled first.
W
Shyvana ability Twin Bite should be leveled second.
Q
Shyvana ability Flame Breath should be leveled third.
E
Final items
Thornmail should be final item in your build.
Abyssal Mask should be final item in your build.
Jak'Sho, The Protean should be final item in your build.
Sunfire Aegis should be final item in your build.
Dead Man's Plate should be final item in your build.
Randuin's Omen should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Grasp of the Undying from Resolve tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Mark as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Thornmail Shyvana Runes

Resolve
Resolve major tree Grasp of the Undying rune.
Resolve major tree Aftershock rune.
Resolve major tree Guardian rune.
Resolve major tree Demolish rune.
Resolve major tree Font of Life rune.
Resolve major tree Shield Bash rune.
Resolve major tree Conditioning rune.
Resolve major tree Second Wind rune.
Resolve major tree Bone Plating rune.
Resolve major tree Overgrowth rune.
Resolve major tree Revitalize rune.
Resolve major tree Unflinching rune.
Precision
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand rune.
Passive
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How it works

  1. You rush Thornmail.
  2. You go full Armor.
  3. Hit or miss. Works only if an enemy team is full of physical melee damage dealers. Otherwise, play regular tank build.

How to play

  1. How is this Thornmail build for Shyvana different to regular tank builds? Item order, Armor stacking and countering enemy physical damage dealers!
  2. This build is aimed to counter AD comps. Since you don't know the enemy team, you need to adapt in game. It is hit or miss. If they are heavy AP - just play regular tank.
  3. Late game, you can consider selling boots for 6th item - for even more sweet Thornmail damage!
  4. Remember to consume your Grasp of the Undying procs!
  5. You get extra spikey because of Fury of the Dragonborn (Passive), thanks to additional Armor.

Tips and Tricks

Riot
  1. Shyvana's abilities all benefit from attacking units. As a result, Attack Speed items are more valuable on her than most champions.
  2. Flame Breath is great to level-up against difficult lane opponents.
  3. Burnout is an ideal choice for jungling. Monsters will be hit by the full duration, and the speed boost improves her ganking potential.
  4. It can be valuable to purchase one of the items that can slow enemies: Frozen Mallet, Dead Man's Plate, or Entropy.

Skill Order

  • Shyvana [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Twin Bite
  • Shyvana [object Object] ability.
    W
    Burnout
  • Shyvana [object Object] ability.
    E
    Flame Breath
  • Shyvana [object Object] ability.
    R
    Dragon's Descent

Items

Starting items
Bramble Vest item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Rush this
Thornmail item.
Good tank items
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Good MR items
Force of Nature item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Abyssal Mask item.
Hollow Radiance item.
Spirit Visage item.
Good Armor items
Sunfire Aegis item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Thornmail item.
Unending Despair item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Randuin's Omen item.
Situational items
Titanic Hydra item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Wrath item.
Example final build
Thornmail item.
Abyssal Mask item.
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Sunfire Aegis item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Randuin's Omen item.