Best Syndra Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends
Syndra is one of the oldest League of Legends champions, being released 10 years ago by Riot Games, and one that is getting a mini rework this year that will make her one of the registered trademarks of the following preseason. These are the best Syndra build, runes, spells, items League of Legends can offer her, as well as her greatest counters.
Best Syndra Build
Syndra is the epitome of a poke mage, with an incredible burst potential once she has a full rotation of her abilities. And with her lack of mobility, she leans all in to her class cannon nature.
Best Syndra Runes
Syndra's main way of trading in lane is to constantly poke her enemies with her Dark Sphere. So, Aery is far more efficient than Comet, due to the synergy with Syndra's abilities, especially their low cooldown.
|Best Rune Path||Sorcery||Inspiration|
|Best Keystone||Summon Aery|
|Best Slot 1 (Rune)||Manaflow Band||Biscuit Delivery|
|Best Slot 2 (Rune)||Transcendence||Time Warp Tonic|
|Best Slot 3 (Rune)||Scorch|
Syndra is one of the rare mage champions that is a lane bully. So, her playstyle prioritizes having enough mana to push her early-game advantage with constant pressure. And these runes are the best at doing so.
Best Syndra Rune Shards
Trading in mid lane as Syndra is not only limited to abilities. She is a ranged champion, and as such, her auto attacks need to be weaved in between her Darks Sphere for maximum damage.
|Best Rune Shards||Effect|
|Offense||+10% Attack Speed|
|Flex||+9 Adaptive Force|
|Defense||+8 Magic Resist|
As for defense, Magic Resist is the best rune shard. After all, the usual Syndra counters are mage champions. Though, when playing against Zed, Armor is a must.
<h3 id="Best Syndra Spells_id=3">Best Syndra Spells
When it comes to Summoner Spells, there are only a few champions who are managing League of Legends trials, without using Flash. Those are Shaco or Tryndamere. Flash is a must-have when playing Syndra, as Flash is, without a doubt, the best Summoner Spell in the game, overall.
With this build, that focuses on poke more than out-right burst, if you're close enough to use Ignite on the enemy, you're doing it wrong. Instead, Teleport is there to even more lane pressure, and perhaps a good gank to the bot lane.
Best Syndra Abilities Order
The first ability to level on Syndra, out of her skill order, is her Q - Dark Sphere. It's her main source of poke damage and applying pressure, as well as her main form of waveclear.
After that, the next ability in her skill order is her E - Scatter the Weak. It's Syndra's only CC, and she uses it to stop an enemy engage, or set up a kill for either herself or her jungle, as it stuns nearby enemies hit.
Finally, besides Syndra's ultimate, we have her W - Force of Will. In addition to Dark Sphere, this is the ability Syndra uses to clear minion waves as quickly as possible, while also slowing enemies hit and setting up for the rest of the combo.
And, as always, Syndra's ultimate is her bread and butter. It's known as the "outplay button", as her R - Unleashed Power, bombards the enemy with incredible magic damage, and is a point-and-click ability to boot. No wonder she is the Dark Sovereign.
Best Syndra Items
As a mage with extremely low mobility, and no survivability, Syndra needs to offset that weakness in her kit with items.
Best Starter Syndra Items
As all mage champion, Syndra mid starts out with a Doran's Ring for the mana regen and AP, as well as health Potions to round out the gold, and make use of her Time Warp Tonic, one of the best runes in the Inspiration rune set.
|First Item||Second Item|
|Doran's Ring||Health Potion|
Best Mid-Game Syndra Items
In the mid-game, if you’ve played the laning phase correctly, your core build should be ready. It consists of a non-negotiable Luden's Tempest as a Mythic Item, Sorcerer's Shoes, and Shadowflame.
|First Item||Second Item||Third Item|
|Luden's Tempest||Sorcerer's Shoes||Shadowflame|
Luden's Tempest is the best of all Mythic items when it comes to pure burst damage, while Shadowflame is a must for a champion as easy to catch as Syndra.
Best Final Late Game Syndra Items
following up with the trend of hitting two birds with one stone, and building Ability Power alongside survivability we have the best item in the game, Zhonya's Hourglass.
|First Item||Second Item||Third Item||Fourth Item||Fifth Item||Sixth Item|
|Luden's Tempest||Sorcerer's Shoes||Shadowflame||Zhonya's Hourglass||Rabadon's Deathcap||Void Staff|
And finally, during the late game, Syndra is best served by a Rabadon's Deathcap and Void Staff, for immense AP and Magic Penetration. After all, Syndra still needs the power to break through the current durability meta of League of Legends games.
Strongest Champions Against Syndra
Syndra players struggle against champions that can bypass her Scatter the Weak defense or those that can tank whatever she throws at them.
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Weakest Champions Against Syndra
On the other hand, the champions that Syndra can bully in the early game, due to her own strength or their need to scale are the ones she excels against.
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It’s these enemies that those who play Syndra like the most and dealing a killing blow to them is easy enough to do, by following this highest win rate Syndra guide.