Kindred Build Guide by Rosinac
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First Purchase/Early Game
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Threats to Kindred with this build
|Karthus||easy, dodge his Qs, kill him.|
Hey everyone I'm Rosinac and my goal is to main Kindred as she has amazing potential both raw and outplay. This is a new guide so I will be updating it often. Kindred is a relatively squishy marksman that is meant to go jungle but can play the adc role as well. With just a few stacks from her passive she can decimate health bars like no other.
Kindred excels in Kiting people as well as dealing sustained damage. She can also be a major help to your adc or mid laner with her ult which essentially makes them immune to death for a few seconds. Her ult can really level the playing field by bringing everyone low after a bad engage or beginning of a fight. Even though the devourer was nerfed, it is still a fantastic pickup on her, the attack speed has great synergy with her passive as well as the occasional phantom hit that can deal easily 20% of their current hp in damage. The alternative is warriors but her AD ratios are relatively low which aren't too appealing to the warriors.
Pros and Cons
Has good clear and sustain with her Q and W.
Can kite very well.
Has a lifesaving ultimate for anyone.
Can shred tanks with her passive alone.
Deals sustained and burst damage.
Can have a good rebound if behind.
%HP damage through passive and E
Can fall behind relatively easy with early game.
No hard CC, only has a slow.
Ult can affect enemies as well.
Creeping / Jungling
You want to consistently be using your W and Q to hop around and clear camps quicker. The movement will also charge your W's passive to heal you on autos. Always keep moving to charge it. Use your E for the tankier creeps to quickly deal chunks of damage.
Buy your items and start the jungle, your rotation should be a general clear of your own jungle before a back, help any lane that looks like it could need help early and possibly start yourself with an assist or kill. During your first clear it is nice to mark a random opponent to make them slightly worried they will get ganked early. Do not go for your marked camp on their side during your first clear unless you see the enemy jungler on the map away from it. Perform typical jungle duties and help out the lanes.
By now you should have your devourer, focus on building that up along with farming your stacks through enemy camps. This is a synergy due to you obtaining stacks in 2 things for one camp. Don't only focus on your devourer, help out with enemies and always go for the scuttles/Epic monsters whenever you can. Get your BOTRK and stack up. Soon you will have immense damage.
Late Game you will want to finish your build with the last situational item and constantly stick with your team. Take objectives whenever possible and move together. Kindred works very well with cooperative team mates. Your main goal is to keep behind the tanks, but also attack whatever you can. The runaans along with your passive will completely shred any front liners that they have. Worse comes to worse use your ult to reset or level the fight. Don't save it just for yourself, it has a decent duration and it is extremely powerful to save a tank or your mid laner, or the support (unless any of the mentioned get mindlessly caught out, even then you can use your ult to counter initiate). Shred their team, kite, peel, and lead it to victory.
Thank you for reading my guide, as the days go by and I progressively play Kindred more and more, I will update this guide. Expect frequent updates with new information, builds, etc.