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Shen Build Guide by DexTrou

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League of Legends Build Guide Author DexTrou

BANANA-POWER! Shen Full-Tank| Laning and Jungling

DexTrou Last updated on July 11, 2011
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dps-TANK | Laning/Jungling

[VS]

Alternative-Build

Ability Sequence

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10
Ability Key Q
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9
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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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

 
 
 
 
 
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 1

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
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Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4/
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 8


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ATTENTION

LAST UPDATE: 10th June 2011

FIRST BUILD (TEAM 1)IS FOR JUNGLING
FIRST BUILD (TEAM 1) IS FOR JUNGLING
FIRST/SECOND BUILD (TEAM 2) IS AN ALTERNATIVE LANING-BUILD

I have to say: The ALTERNATIVE-Build is my favorite :D
---> much life, armor, magic-resist, not too weak damage, middle attack-speed


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Why Shen?

Shen is a awesome tank. If you pay attention u can safe your teammates many times of dieing.
But Shen can more than just tank and help teammates. He has a awesome mapcontrol, because of his ultimate and with "Shadow Dash" you can slide through walls or other barriers.
In mid or lategame u are also able to do some serious damage (yes he´s not such strong than other champs like Tryndamere or Xin Zhao but u can even kill them - easily).


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Pro´s <---> Con´s

Pro´s:
-Much life
-Nice supporter
-Does more damage with more life
-Can slide trough walls
-Never goes out of Mana (-->ENERGIE)
-Awesome map-control
-Heals with "Vorpal Blade"
-Everyone in your team loves you :D

Con´s:
-Not the strongest champion in 1vs1
-Not so much damage
-dependent on you laning partner in early-game
-That´s it :D
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Item explenation

[*] Dorans Shield -> It´s very good starting item vor Shen... it gives you a good life-pool for the beginning, some life-regeneration and 10 armor (you will need it). With this item you can even start tanking with lvl 1.

[*] Mercury's Treads -> I think they are a good choice, because of some magic-resist, and (more important) the 35 Tenacity... very important, if you don´t want to be stunned for a long time

[*] Warmog's Armor -> okay "Warmog´s" is your first BIG item :D it gives you an AWESOME amount of health and also good life-reg... With it your passiv should do some damage.

[*] Atma's Impaler -> great item for shen... you just need some armor and the 18% critical chance are okay, too. But the thing with the whole damage is amazing... The more life you have, the more damage you do (it´s like with your passive)

[*] Madred's Bloodrazor -> Really cool Item... gives you some damage, a lot of attack-speed and armor... This item has a really cool passiv... I often call it "Tank-buster" :D whatever, it works great with Shen...

[*] Force of Nature -> It´s a really great item for Shen... huge amount of magic resist, life-reg and movement-speed.

[*] Randuin's Omen -> really cool item for Shen... some health, huge value of armor, life regeneration, cool passiv (its amazing in combination with Frozen Mallet) and the active of this item is great for teamfights...
[*] Randuin's Omen -> really cool item for Shen... some health, huge value of armor, life regeneration, cool passiv (its amazing in combination with Frozen Mallet) and the active of this item is great for teamfights...

[*] Thornmail -> This item gives you the pure awesomeness of armor... 100 armor is a lot stuff and together with the passiv of this item, you should take them down... I´m really a big fan of this thing...

[*] Frozen Mallet -> I don´t think, that I have to explain this item... but: much life, 20 damage and a great passiv. good for tracking enemies

ATTENTION:
You can also take the "TEAM 2-BUILD" for jungling... just take "Madred's Razors" instead of "Dorans Shield" as first item and then go on with this build... But don´t forgett: "Smite" instead of "Ignite"


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Spell explenation

Laning-Builds:
[*] Ghost -> I think you can´t be fast enough... I mean you just need ghost, if you want to have even more mapcontrol (your ultimate has a sloooooooooooow Cooldown Reduction). You can also take "Flash", but I think you can also use your abillity "Shadow Dash"...
[*] Ignite -> It´s a really cool dps-spell... it does great damage, reduces healing and it great to support your own damage

Jungle-Builds:
[*] Ghost -> I think you can´t be fast enough... I mean you just need ghost, if you want to have even more mapcontrol (your ultimate has a sloooooooooooow Cooldown Reduction). It´s cool to track enemies, or escape from them... You can also take "Flash", but I think you can also use your abillity "Shadow Dash"...
[*] Smite -> I don´t think that I have to explain this... you just need it to jungle in earlygame... but also in mid- and lategame it´s a cool spell... for example to steal red/blue buff, lasthit Baron , or in a bad situation kill super-minions...


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When to use your skills...

[*] Vorpal Blade (Q) - Really great abillity...Low energy cost, some damage and a great heal (not too powerful, but better than nothing). It can really help you to stay on your lane. I use the Cannon Minions as healing pads for my team mate and myself.

[*] Feint (W) - This abillity is really great to safe yourself... it´s really usefull if you have low hp und walk into a trap of Nidalee, Caytlin or into one of these ****ing mushrooms -.-"
U can also use it together with "Shadow Dash"... just use this abillity right before and slide into enemies or minions.

[*] Shadow Dash (E) - This really cool ability. There are so many possibilities to use it. you can use it to escape, to make yourself faster, taunt enemies (do it near to your tower and they won´t have any change to survive), slide trough walls, save your mates( just taunt the enemies tracking your mate), AND, AND, AND

[*] Stand United (R) - Shen´s Ultimate is one of the best saving/teleporting skills... use it wisely... it can safe your mates very often... just do your ultimate before your mate dies and then taunt them with "Shadow Dash"... It works great. You can also use it to escape or just to cross the map in no time

[*] KI Strike (Passiv)
Shen´s Passiv is his main damage-source... it will get stronger the more life you have... it´s great to last-hit minions... but it also can get you an awesome kill... people underestimate Shen... but "Vorpal Blade" and "KI Strike" is a awesome combo... but remember... it needs 8 seconds to recover


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States

Sorry, but the states above are wrong... runes and masteries are not counted...
Here are most important states... (with lvl18) CHANGES IN JUNGLE-/ALTERNATIVE-BUILD
Health 4721.94
Health Per 5 sec 119.75
Armor 196
Magic Resist 137
Damage 146 (might be more)
Critical Chance 27.68
Movement 410.4
Attack Speed 12% (might be more)
Dodge 2%


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Jungling

You CAN start in Jungle with Shen...
"Vorpal Blade" is great against Minions in Jungle, because it heals you quite good and "Feint" is also good to protect yourselve...
But to be honest... I´m not a fan of jungling at all...
But if you like jungling, Shen is a good choice...

In early- and mid-game the red buff is really cool for Shen, because you need to slow your enemies and the damage will also help you (yes I know its not much). Also in late-game the red buff is a good choice...

The blue buff is not necessary, but if you think your energie recovers to slow you can take it (:

ATTENTION:
You can also take the "TEAM 2-BUILD" for jungling... just take "Madred's Razors" as first item and then go on with this build... But don´t forgett: "Smite" instead of "Ignite"


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