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League of Legends S12: Syndra Mid Build Guide

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League of Legends S12: Syndra Mid Build Guide

Find out all you need to know to build Syndra Mid in League of Legends Season 12, including runes, items, and skill order.

League of Legends S12: Syndra Mid Build Guide

From runes to items, gameplay tips amd more, we've put together a guide to help you master playing Syndra in the midlane in League of Legends.

Be mindful that there are several ways to build and play a champion, and you'll need to be adaptable as the game and the enemy team progress.

That said, this guide is a good starting point to helping you get to grips with the champion and making an impact in your games.


Syndra Rune Choices - League of Legends
Syndra Rune Choices

Core Items

Luden's Tempest

3200 Gold


3000 Gold


Luden's Tempest is a must-have item on mages for mobility, burst, and magic penetration. 

Shadowflame will give you more magic penetration and tank-busting potential, as well as a decent amount of AP.

Other good items include Zhonya's Hourglass (more or less a core item too), Void Staff, and Rabadon's Deathcap.

Starting Item & Boots

Corrupting Potion

500 Gold

Sorceror's Shoes

1100 Gold

Skill Order

While your choices may differ according to how the game progresses, the typical Syndra skill priority is:

R > Q > E > W

Summoner Spells

These are the summoner spells most typically taken by Syndra in this role. Naturally, this may change depending on match-ups.

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Syndra is more of a medium-range mage, relying on Dark Sphere for damage and zoning in lane. She's great at controlling the lane in the early game, and becomes a fearsome burst mage later. Just be mindful of ganks! 

  • Level 1 - Take Q - Dark Sphere, Syndra's main tool for farming, poking, and zoning. 
  • Level 2 - Take E - Scatter the Weak for more lane control and waveclear.
  • First Back - Lost Chapter or Hextech Alternator are good first items for damage, or you can go boots.

Tips & Tricks

  • Force of Will can grab units such as Annie's Tibbers or jungle monsters. 
  • At max ranks, Syndra's abilities get extra bonuses. Use this knowledge for a brief powerspike right after levelling.
  • You'll be granted vision where a unit thrown by Force of Will's recast lands.
  • Use Dark Sphere during Scatter the Weak's animation to surprise the enemy.
  • Remember that Syndra can still move during the animations of Dark Sphere and Force of Will, so use this to surprise the enemy.

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