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Shen Build Guide by Vikt0r

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Vikt0r

Offtank shen

Vikt0r Last updated on September 3, 2012
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Ability Sequence

1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
4
8
10
12
13
Ability Key W
2
14
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18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





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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
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 9


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Introduction





Hello everyone! In this guide, i'd like to introduce how i play Shen, the Eye of Twilight. This is my first guide so i'm not very experienced in this and you may notice that while reading. I would consider myself as a rather decent player, although i don't play much ranked, so i don't know how well this works in ranked.
I actually haven't played shen for such a long time, i just recently opened my eyes for him and i really enjoy playing him as solo top, and below, you will read how i play Shen, as solo top.


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Shen, Eye Of Twilight

First of, i'd like to introduce shen as a champion.
Shen can be played as both support and solo top, probably also jungler but i wouldn't recommend that. But since i play him as solo top, we will focus on that.
Shen is mainly a tank, and won't have a great damage output. But as a solo top he won't really need that.
He has great sustainability during the lane phase, and there is quite few champions who really counters him, especially if you play him carefully and don't overextend much, which you aren't supposed to do either due to his low damage. The safest way to play shen is to lay back and farm minions with your Vorpal Blade, which will ,incase of taking damage, rather quickly heal you back up, which is the head key to his sustainability. Getting a quick Warmog's Armor will add on to that and make him almost impossible to kill early game.


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Pros / Cons

Pros


+ Tanky!
+ Great sustainability
+ Global ulti which can turn around teamfights
+ Great taunt to engage in teamfights

Cons


- Low damage output, especially early game
- Rather slow movement speed


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Runes

Runes

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Health
3




My runes



Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
Although damage ain't your main focus you want to have something to harass with, these runes will do the job.

Greater Seal of Armor
You're a tank, armor is a must!

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
As above, you're a tank, the reason why i choose these over flat MR runes is because you seldom meet a champion that deals much magic damage in the top lane. You're magic resist will do a greater impact later during the game when teamfights occurs.

Greater Quintessence of Health
A great HP boost which will help you tank those turrets!

Optional runes


Runes

Greater Mark of Attack Damage
9

Greater mark of strenght
Gives a slight AD increase which will make you more painfull and help you lasthit those minions.

Runes

Greater Seal of Health
9

Greater Seal of Scaling Health Regeneration
9

Greater Seal of Health
Will increase your early game sustainability, usefull against champs dealing true damage.

greater seal of regeneration
quite usefull against ranged dpsers like teemo.

Runes

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Greater Glyph of Cooldown Reduction
9

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
Usefull incase you'll face an AP based champ during lane phase like kennen.

Greater Glyph of Cooldown Reduction
Will allow you to spam your Q more often + taunt.

Runes

Greater Quintessence of Scaling Health Regeneration
3

Greater quintessence of regeneration
I wouldn't even recommend any other runes than Greater Quintessence of Health but these are the only ones i would consider optional.