Hey guys, this is Ravager and I welcome you to my guide for Syndra,The Dark Sovereign.
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button,you will return back to this list. Syndra is a high damage mage that has the
potential to burst down squishies from 100 to 0 in just a couple of seconds.She has a
powerful stun and a slow which makes her deadly in lane and out of lane when roaming or teamfighting.But
there is a downside to all of this power,she is hard to master because all of her abilities
are skillshots. So,If you want to get better with Syndra, you have to put the time in.
Abilities Let's start with her passive called Transcendent:
Each of Syndra's abilities gain an extra effect at maximum rank. It enhances her spells giving
them extra damage,slow,width and range. Her Q: Dark Sphere - This is your main source
of damage ability. It has a low cooldown and also high damage. This spell has a nice range
on it and a slight delay, but the delay is short enough that this is fairly easy to land.
You can use it to harass your enemies and also farm with it.
Her W: Force of Will - This is an awesome spell. You can pick up spheres,minions and
also neutral targets and throw them at the enemy. If the spheres or whatever you grabbed
lands on the enemy champion he is slowed and takes magic damage. You can use this ability
for kiting,harassing or even stealing jungle camps like the blue buff.
Her E: Scatter the Weak - This spell is pretty unique and it has 2 uses. If you use this
ability on an enemy without a sphere,the enemy will be knocked back but if you use this ability
and you have a sphere, the enemy will be stunned for 1.5 seconds. You can use this spell to
set up combos,ganks,escape ganks and also AoE stun the entire team if you have enough
spheres on the field. Her ultimate: Unleashed Power - With this
ability squishies stand no chance against you.The damage this ultimate gives you is
insane,especially if you have more than 3 spheres near your target. Remember,for each
sphere around the target, her ultimate gets even more damage. Also, every sphere fired
by this spell bounces off the target and remains on the ground,so if you use your E ability
towards the spheres,you can AoE stun the entire enemy team.
Skill Order At level 1 take your Q and max it first
At level 2 take your W and max it second At level 3 or 4 take your E and max it last
And as with any other champion put a point in your ultimate at level 6/11/16.
Some people prefer to max E second because of the wider range and utility it gives, but
I prefer to max W second since it has the biggest AP scaling and damage.
Skill Combos So,before level 6, here is the skill combo
you should use. First,cast your Q on your target,followed up by your E to stun your
target.Once he is stunned,quickly pick up the sphere, throw it on him and cast another
Q. This combo can also be used for escaping ganks
or when running away. Once you get to level 6,the combo stays the
same. Q , stun with your E, slow him with your W, Q again and cast your ultimate. This
way you will have 5 spheres in total and you will do tons of damage with your ultimate.
Pros & Cons Let’s start with her pros:
She has insane amounts of damage. She has good crowd control.
She has great harassment tools. She has a great laning phase.
And her spells can be cast while moving. Her cons:
She is very squishy. She is mana hungry.
She has no escape abilities. She is skillshot dependant.
General Strategies Dark Sphere has no channel upon cast, which
means you can cast it without interrupting your movement. Take this into consideration
when playing Syndra, since it allows you to kite and chase enemy champions easily.
During laning, keep Syndra always on the move, only stopping to last hit or kill someone.
This way Syndra will be more safe from skillshots and delayed abilities and she will be free
to poke with Dark Sphere while still moving. After you hit an enemy champion with Force
of Will, follow up with Dark Sphere; they'll be slowed and have a hard time avoiding it.
If you are confident enough in your own aiming, casting Dark Sphere right after Force of Will
will cause them to hit at the same time; this can save a few seconds if you are considering
a combo for Unleashed Power. In teamfights try to stay back since Syndra
is pretty fragile.You should only get close to use your ultimate after you have summoned
about two spheres. If someone gets too close cast a Dark Sphere [Q] and stun him with your
Scatter The Weak [E].
Like I told you in the pros & cons section, Syndra is mana hungry. So, I highly recommend
you to buy the Athene’s Unholy Grail. The extra stats this item gives you are extremely
useful.The cooldown reduction will provide stronger harass with Q and W combos, and being
able to maintain more dark spheres on the battlefield will increase the damage on your
ultimate. Runes & Masteries
Ok guys, let’s see what runes we need for Syndra.
For quintessences take the quitessences of ability power, for marks take the magic penetration
marks or hybrid penetration marks if you have enough Influence Points [IP]. For seals,take
armor seals and for glyphs take flat magic resist glyphs.
For masteries, standard ap carry masteries taking 21 points in offense and 9 in utility.
But,if you are against a burst mage or assassin, take 21 points in offense and 9 in defense.
Item Builds For items, if you are against an AP mid take
the Dorans Ring and Health Potions. After that,buy the boots,Chalice of Harmony and
the Fiendish Codex. Upgrade your boots,buy the Athenes Unholy Grail and Rabadons Deathcap.
At this point,you can itemize depending on your needs, if the enemy team focuses you,get
the Zhonyas after Rabadons.If they build magic resist, take the Void Staff .. or if you need
more damage, get the DFG. Against an AD, take Cloth Armor and Health
Potions. Get the Chalice of Harmony and Seekers Armguard , rush for the Zhonyas and get the
next core item which is Athene’s Unholy Grail. After that get the Rabadons Deathcap,
Void Staff and DFG. Thanks for tuning in to my Syndra guide. I
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