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Kennen Build Guide by HellBladeZ

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League of Legends Build Guide Author HellBladeZ

AD Kennen - Deadly? Better nerf Kennen!

HellBladeZ Last updated on June 26, 2013
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Ability Sequence

2
8
10
12
14
17
Ability Key Q
1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key W
4
13
15
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pickpocket
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nimble
 
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction!

Hello all. welcome to my in-depth guide for solo top Kennen in season 3. I don't have many ranked games played with him this season, however, I'm well experienced with Kennen, and can play him pretty damn well. This guide is where I'll be sharing my knowledge with you to help you succeed as well as i do (Most of the time xD)


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Pros/ Cons

Pros

[*] Enjoyable and rewarding to play.
[*] Exceptionally good teamfight and late game.
[*] Incredible farmer.
[*] Great harass with autos + Electrical Surge
[*] Built-in gap closer.
[*] Good AP scales.
[*] Can fit into almost any team comp.
[*] Can be built to cater to a variety of different play styles.




Cons

[*] Squishy early game.
[*] Poked easily while farming.*
[*] Unable to control who Slicing Maelstrom targets.
[*] Runs out of energy quickly.
[*] No built-in sustain.
[*] You cannot basic attack while in Lightning Rush.




Kennen is a high damage ranged champion. He has great poking ability's which allow him to keep his target under damage. The only problem is, if you use your E (Lightning Rush) at the wrong time you can be very easy to gank with very little ways to get out of it. Other then the high damage and high sustain with a little bit of lifesteal, kennen is a great Top Laner to play in Season 3.


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Counters

Counters

Kennnen as a top laner actually has very little counters!

Swain
[*] Will out sustain
[*] Will match farm
[*] Works better with junglers
[*] Stops engage
[*] Pokes hard
[*] Almost completely ignores damage from Slicing Maelstrom

Yorick
[*] Will out sustain
[*] Pokes hard
[*] Wins trades
[*] Denies you farm

Vladimir
[*] Out sustains
[*] Pokes hard
[*] Denies you farm
[*] Dodges ult with Sanguine Pool
[*] Pushes lane hard while farming

Irelia
[*] Out sustains
[*] Farms more efficiently
[*] Can tank harass
[*] Wins trades


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Skill Order

I have explained above the reasons why i like to use this skill order, but just to go over it again, i like this skill order because it allows me to get stuns relatively fast and keep the target enemy champion under pressure. This allows you to out farm and get set ups for friendly junglers/ gankers.


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Credits

Thanks for reading my guide.
I will edit my guide for future updates to keep you at the top of the game with AD kennen.
~Vilmos