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Kennen Build Guide by Arcanie34

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Arcanie34

Kennen the Thundering Assassin

Arcanie34 Last updated on July 2, 2012
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Ability Sequence

1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
8
10
13
15
Ability Key W
4
11
14
17
18
Ability Key E
6
12
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: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Kennens' Playstyle

Kennen is a high mobility champion who can be played mid, or solo top. Ability Power Kennen is a lot strong in most situations and brings more UTILITY to his team. He has lots of cc due to his passive. His ultimate can stun entire teams while he can burst down or farm with his e and w. His q is great for getting marks on champions or for harassment in lane.


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Pros/Cons

Pros
1-High Mobility
2-Can Harass Well with Q
3-Can Poke with Q
4-Stuns entire teams
5-Can kite almost everyone
6-Can farm with w and e to clear
entire creep waves
7-Snowballs well off of 1 or 2
kills
8- MOST IMPORTANTLY HE IS A LOT
OF FUN TO PLAY!!!

Cons
- Squishy early and late game relative to
other solo tops
- Poor sustain compared to other solo tops
- Can be shut down with CC
- High skill cap
- Gets banned in ranked


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Summoners.

As we are playing Ap Kennen I don't feel that exhaust is a good choice. I take Flash and ignite. Although Kennen can kite MOST champions, flash is always a good failsafe and saves your life or can be used to initiate with ult and zhonyas to bring more bang to a teamfight.Ignite is also good for securing kills and for reducing enemies healing such as the summoner spell heal or Nidalees E which can sometimes turn a fight around.


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Team selection and roles for Kennen.

Kennen should be selected as a safe pick for top, or as a counter pick. Kennen does well against champions solo top lane or in a 1v2 situation against champions like Trynd, Darius, Irelia, Udyr, Renekton, and Swain. Kennen can bait enemies into tower diving, then using his passive procs or his ulti to stun under tower and get a kill. Kennen is strongest ap, so make sure to have an Ad carry and jungler to make sure you opponent just doesnt stack magic resist.


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Leveling Skills

Okay, this is the tricky part. Which skills to max first? IF in lane against a Bruiser and you out range them. Max Q and W first, 80% of the time this will be the case. Just land q and then get in range for your w and if W passive is up auto attack. If against another ranged champion( kayle included) max your w and e. Here is why, You are Kennen, if you can get in with your e use q and then w this will stun them and allowing you to get away most of the time.


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Item Choices and why

First off, Get Rylias. This will give you health and decent dmg output. Kennen is squishy and this item needs to be rushed. Sometimes if I know i wont be harrased to much in lane i will forego boots and pots and get the amplifying tome and a pot to get Rylais that much quicker. Depending on Whats going on in lane. if you are getting harrassed a lot i would go ahead and get a WoTa ( Will of the Ancients) for the !spell vamp! If you are winning lane (kills or cs or your just not getting harrassed very much) go ahead and get a Deathcap, this will give you the dmg you will need to be a serious threat to the enemy team. If you find that you are A- getting focused in teamfights or B- need a good initiate. Then get a Zhonyas , just go in with your e, ult then use zhonyas while your team continues to kill everyone :D. If this isnt the case and you have someone such as Jarvan or Blitz, get a void staff. This will give you more Ap, and Magic pen for those tankier characters. To top it all of, get your Gaurdians Angel, so if you die, you can just keep on throwing those shurikens