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Feels good to be Shen

Last updated on July 26, 2010
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Ability Sequence

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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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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: 0

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
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Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 21

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

Utility: 9


Seeing that my old Shen build was outdated (made before Shen got nerfed) I had had a look around at the other Shen builds and I was dumbfounded. People were rating up the sunfire Shen build, i've tried it in the past and it is easily countered by any kind of caster. I can agree with the build if your not planning to be the main tank, but generally you will be the main tank and you need a build for all situations.

Firstly if your after what all Shens spells do go read my other guide (Shen - You tank they die)it will explain it all for you.

Flash and Cleanse are your spell choices, Flash works so well with your dash that its just stupid not to use it, Cleanse along with your merc treads kills snares and debuffs.
If you want you can change them up for, Ignite, Exhaust and Run (if you change for run put the extra mastery point in run instead of perseverence).

Masteries and Runes are just the standard tank build, gives a good coverage of all areas.

Now the item build is where a Shen player can truely shine

Start off with Dorans shield and a HP Potion

The first item you want to grab is Merc Treads, gives magic defence and debuff protection, I would get these boots 99% of the time, if that 1% chance of a full melee team comes along feel free to get ninja tabi.

You should now be looking at getting a randiun's omen, it gives solid defence and its usefull for when you initiate a team fight (AOE slow when you click the shield)

After that you generally want to grab a banshees veil, good magic defence and you basically become undebuffable along with your merc treads and cleanse.

Now you have established your main items, the game perhaps might be nearly over at this stage and it becomes purely situational on what you buy next. If their caster heavy grab a Force of Nature, if you want some extra damage and hp get a sunfire cape and a frozen mallet. I have also put in a guardian angel and thornmail which are both solid choices aswell, as you play Shen more you will tell who is doing the most damage to you and will understand what items to buy in those circumstances.

There is no best tank build but there are good tanks, good tanks understand what items they need to buy to suit different teams. The items I listed are personally the only items I would ever buy with Shen, I don't believe the Aegis of legion is anything worth bothering over, it does help your team a little bit but its not a good tank item.

Tips and tricks can be found in my other guide, please have a look, it will help your gameplay as Shen alot.