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Kennen Build Guide by K1ng0wn4g3

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League of Legends Build Guide Author K1ng0wn4g3

Kennen - AP Kennen mid

K1ng0wn4g3 Last updated on February 10, 2012
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Ability Sequence

1
8
13
15
18
Ability Key Q
2
4
5
10
17
Ability Key W
3
7
9
12
14
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
4/
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 22

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 3


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Kennen - AP Kennen mid guide

This is my first guide so please be nice and don´t comment my spelling mistakes, etc. cause I´m not an english guy! ;)


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Introduction

First I have to say:
Kennen isn´t as easy as many peops think he is!
You have to know how and when to use your Q spell to hit them and to dominate the lane!
Also I gank after getting my ulti and dominating the lane.


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Skill Sequence

Easy to tell you how you have to specc:
Important is to start with your Q spell cause you need to hit the enemy without getting too close.

You have to choose which spell you wanna max first or if you max all spells.
I play on maxing my W spell first to get CC on the lane (e.g. minions and champs, ganking, etc.)


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Runes

To the runes:

Marks:
I use Magic Penetration marks.
Why?
It´s easy to tell you:
Kennen is a strange early champ and you haven´t enough time to buy Void Staff or your boots as early as you need ´em.

Seal:
Why do I use Armor seals on an AP Champ?
The answer: You need defense to resist the tower and enemy Champs (Normal hits and AD mid champs) ´till you get Rylais!

Glyph:
You know why I use Ability Power Glyphs, don´t you?
You need as much AP as you can to start the game with your skill shot ( Q spell ) and damage your enemy!


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Masteries

My masteries are easy to explain.
I play mid and an off mage, what I have to say?
22/5/3

22 Points on Offense to get AP and 5 Points on Defense to stay as long as possible on lane and 3 Points on Utility to get +10 Energy


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Summoner Spells

You can choose how you like to play, I prefer to play with ignite and flash.
The reason?
You can ignite your enemy if he´s near to be finished and getting your masterie buff.
I use flash to escape from dangerous situations or in combination with my E spell to hunt enemy champs and finish them!


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Items

I use these Items cause you need Spellvamp on low level to survive ganks!
Your boots depending on the enemy team (off, deff, teaming, solo fighting, jungler, etc.) and Sorcerer´s Shoes are the best to pick.

The last 2 Items depending on your situation, if you need more defense you pick Force of Nature and / or Thronmail.
If you need more AP you pick another Rabadon´s and Void staff.
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Pros / Cons

Pros:
-Good CC on early game
-Well lane controll cause skillshot and stuns
-High skilled players can easily gank other lanes
-Teamfighter with great CC ulti and spells

Cons:
-low deff
-low life
-if stunned you haven´t any chance
-you´ll be focused in every teamfight


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Team Work

Team Work is the most important thing while playing Kennen!
Try to manage your ulti and your CC stun (E + W) to kill the enemy team fast!

Remember:
By hitting With your E spell you earn 40 energy needed for your W spell!!!


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Summary

For me Kennen is the best champ ever!
No champ can top him (Ziggs isn´t as good as Kennen, too, cause he got no stun)!
May you like him more while using these tipps!

If you have any questions, write a comment please!