I love Shyvana, she is my first champ i bought and i have hundreds of game experience with her but in a recent conversation with a friend of mine he said Shyvana is "flawed" and "outdated" and although i hate to say it, Shyvana just can't perform as well as she did. sure she can jungle and solo top but there is better, and i find it very hard to solo top when very other game Darius is solo top and Darius counters Shyvana, or Riven or Elise who compleatly destroys Shyvana
Shyvana's Q is outdated, Vi proved this when her E scales just as well or even better then Shyvana's Q AND it also has a base damage, though small, as well as being AOE. Shyvana's Q just don't hurt as much anymore, and it realy needs better scaling like starting out at 95% and goes up to 120% or something like that, that way it does the damage it needs. Whenever i hit people with her Q it doesn't feel like it did enough even at max level.
Shyvana's W is less useful then other champion's abilitys, and sense Shyvana rely's heavily on attack speed i think giving it either passive or activated bonus attack speed as well as the aoe damage. i would prefer a passive starting at 10% and ending at 30%.
Shyvana's E is really under powered, no other way to put it. sure it reduces armor by 15% but Vi's W not only reduces armor by 20% but also speeds her up AND does a % of max health every 3 hits. So yeah, 15% is weak, especially when it is a skill shot, does not do that much damage, and minions can block it AND scales with AP that Shyvana doesn't build.
Shyvana's ult, is it meant to be CCed during transformation animation? Vi hit me with her Q during the ult's animation and interruped it TWICE in the same game, I've also been pulled by Darius and CCed by other champs during flight. it makes it really weak as you only gain the armor buff and don't get away or do the damage it should have done. It also scales with AP so it doesn't do damage, up to 400 damage, wow that's a lot. i think it should scale with ad even if a little. While the CC interruption didn't happen before season 3 it shows Shyvana is getting a little dated.
SO, riot, please show shyvana some love and update her and please, please, please, please, please, giver her a legendary skin, preferably the whiteout/forstfire/frostbite skin in this thread: