Arena of Truth season 7 with a lot of “god dragons”, one of the dragons trusted to win in version 12.13, is none other than Dark Dragon Sy’fen.
The reason why Dark Dragon Sy’fen became “hegemonic”:
In patch 12.12, the dragon clan’s counter line, “Do Long” received a relative nerf at the first trigger.
– Bonus AP: 20/50/80 => 15/50/100
Along with that, Xayah’s squad was also “touched” when equipped with “terrorist” specializing in dragon slaying, Giant Slayer received a significant reduction in strength.
– AD and AP increased: 25% => 20%
– Attack and AP to enemies above 2200 health: 50% => 45%
Meanwhile, the dragon god Sy’fen is favored by Riot when it comes to increasing the strength of both the clan and himself.
– Bonus AD and AP: 1/2/4/6 => 1/3/5/8
Attack speed: 100 => 110
– Energy: 120/200 => 120/175
– Bite damage: 450/500/2500% => 500/525/2500%
Not surprisingly, veteran players around the world such as Bebe, TSM Keane, … are aiming for Sy’fen as the main “carry” for the squad more and more with many “variants”. With three items “suppressing faction”, “Blood Sword”, “Giant Power” and “Alchemy Scarf”, Sy’fen will oneshot almost all enemies after the ultimate.
Here’s how to play for a squad revolving around Dark Dragon Sy’fen:
Dragon God Upgrade (Technology Core):
The lineup has many variations, so the choice of core is not too important. However, some cores proved to be extremely “heavy” when going with the Sy’fen lineup.
“The League of Dragons” or “The Dragons of Chaos” is something you will not be able to ignore when building a squad with Sy’fen – Divine Dragon.
In addition, “Rely on Steam”, “Boots” and “Best Friend” are very valuable “Upgrade Dragons” for Sy’fen. Or money cores like “Gift from God”, “Pandora’s Box” that help “draw” things are also great.
Early game stage:
On the first market round, head to Cung Go. Then, prioritize strong early game champions to keep health like Ezreal, Tahm, let Ezreal keep Sy’fen’s stuff. Build possible items to keep health, because the squad needs to be level 8.
However, in the game, there are times when it is not possible to keep health in the early stages (due to incomplete champions, equipment), you should play for yourself losing streaks to gain profits. Then in the mid game, upgrade the squad as follows:
With 4 dark dragons, the amount of damage is guaranteed for Sy’fen. Along with 4 gladiators, each member will have 325 health (with gladiator generals it is 650 health), strengthening the resilience of the squad. With that, the duo of lightning dragon killers will cause “difficulty” for the “carry” of the enemy squad.
During the sprint, prioritize Sy’fen’s main items at “God’s Treasure” if you don’t have enough items. Complete the formation with Pyke and Thresh to activate 6 dark dragons. Please align the cards so that Syfen can “butt” into the main position of the enemy. Victory will come easily if you build the above formation.
In addition, a few variations of Sy’fen that you can consider when “popping” items, not showing champions …
Sy’fen – assassin:
Huge amount of damage from assassins, formations around Xayah, Corki will be difficult to protect their main force.
Sy’fen – magician:
The squad with tons of control effects “Variable Destiny” from Bard, or the “Tornacle”, “Daisy Summon” phase of Zoe, creating conditions for Syfen to sweep the entire enemy team.
Sy’fen – Dragon God:
With the core “Radical Dragon” or “Fraged Dragon”, Sy’fen is greatly increased in stats as well as Idas. Idas’ stamina will help Sy’fen and Pyke make “salad” on all enemies.
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