@SacredMesa: So either you are lucky with her or have some kind of trick we others dont know yet. If you could be a little more specific pls. What games, which position, runes, skills, items, general playstile....
To be honest, she feels better in 3vs3 and then in Rift, there I skill her 9/21/0 (no anti cc skills) and try to start with either a big armor for a sunfire, or boots + something else. Building her all tank works rather well on her there. Maybe its because the enemy doesnt have so much space to evade her like in RIFT? Or because she can better adapt to only 3 then 5 enemys.
In this scenario she can actually do really well. At best against squishy assasins and adc, which are picked a lot in 3vs3. So far, most games are over with: sunfire + wits or mallet.
Sadly the latest repricing on the sunfire hit this tactic again...
Lets have a quick look over items for her:
Wriggles, Wits, Mallet are very usual picks.
note: None has ap, only rather low AD, but she gets sustain, ats and cc.
now after we have this (around Lv12-15 maybe) we can starts building other stuff.
Hydra is great on her, the Health regen is very strange though.
Bloodthirster ? Not a must, but good anyway
Blade of the ruined king ? The old bloodrazor was better, as it gave ats.
All of those only push Q and W
What would an ideal Shyvana item have to look like ?
Trinity force ?, Hextech ? Rageblade would be interesting too, if she could use the AP better now.