Build Guide by drastiK
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First guide. Here goes. This is a 5v5 guide. The item sequence and everything else could be the same for 3's. However, i'm writing this as a 5's guide.
Ok, so you bought Kennen and you want to know how to play him correctly. Here is my step by step guide on how you will be annihilating the other team.
You will do mass amounts of damage late game
People will fear you
You can win any 1v1, most 1v2s
People will always focus you in team fights
You have some survivability, but it never seems like enough if there's stuns
Starting items and tactics
Alright, with Kennen i buy my boots of speed and 3 hp pots and head out. Farm the creeps and throw your stars at your opponent if they get close enough, but don't throw yourself into an actual fight against him until you're at least level 3-4. The reason you want to be level 3 or 4 is so you can get your full combo off to ensure 1-2 stuns depending on how long they will let you attack them.
How to get first blood
So. Hit the creeps until you have your star charged up to where it adds a mark when you throw it at them. Lightning Rush in and Flash on them if you have to to catch them as soon as possible. Electrical surge and throw your melee star at them for the stun. When they are stunned throw your Thundering Shuriken at them for the sure hit. Throw your ignite on them and proceed to throw stars at them until you can last hit them with your Thundering Shuriken. There you go. Most likely First Blood.
Alright so by mid game you should have your boots, Mejai's Soulstealer with around 4-8 stacks, and best of all your Ultimate, Slicing Maelstrom. Once you have your ultimate and you can leave middle lane without being called MIA by your opponent, start heading to the top or bottom lanes and having your teammates setup a nice gank. Just pop out of the bushes and once again Lightning Rush / Flash to them and cast your W. Once you have casted W pop your ultimate and start unleashing hell. you should be able to get 1-3 stuns on your opponents (if they last that long) which is more than enough for you and your teamates to kill them and push the tower.
Late Game Tactics
By now the teams have most likely grouped up and are trying to do anything to keep the rest of their towers up. Continue to run around getting your blue buff and ganking the lost souls that still think it's safe to solo. When the time comes you should get your team together and push, have your tank jump into the group and then you Lightning rush in, W, R, annihilation, dead, push towers. Rinse, Repeat, Win.
Ok, so if you have done anything remotely close to what I have explained in this guide then you should have some pretty good games going on. If you're still having trouble on kennen after reading this, then you're most likely a high functioning ****** and you should just play Garen like the rest of the noobs out there. Thanks for reading. Hope you learned something from this.
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