League of Legends champion profile: Shyvana, the Half-Dragon

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Shyvana. League of Legends.
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If you’re a new League of Legends player trying to learn, or just a veteran trying to refine skills about a champion you’re unfamiliar with, we have you covered. Today, we introduce Shyvana, the Half-Dragon.

There are a lot of champions in the League of Legends universe to pick up and play, so we’re here to provide a bit of insight into the lore and gameplay behind every champion. If you’re someone who enjoys flying through the air as a dragon while also getting to beat down on helpless opponents, Shyvana is for you.

A jungler who runs across the Rift destroying camps before turning into a monstrous dragon, Shyvana is a fun hybrid of diver and front-line. If that seems like your cup of tea, here is a breakdown of Shyvana, the Half-Dragon.


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Shyvana was born from the egg of a dragon, but instead of a baby dragon, a humanoid girl emerged. Raised by a mage who stole the egg from her mother, Shyvana quickly demonstrated that her dragon heritage was not extinct, as she was able to switch between her human form and her true dragon form at will.

After her father passed, Shyvana wandered the world, searching for meaning, until she stumbled upon a dying Demacian soldier. It wasn’t until later that she learned she had saved the life of the crown prince Jarvan IV and he invited her into his inner circle. Shyvana now serves uneasily in his royal guard, but she still struggles to find acceptance among the suspicious people of Demacia.

Best quotes

  • “Come get a glimpse into the belly of the beast!”
  • “Think you’re a dragon slayer? Come here and try.”
  • “What do you get when a dragon sneezes? (chuckles) Out of the way.”
  • “I will dance in their ashes.”