Ken Bone, Mid Lane Meanie
Full Build VS highly AD team
Threats to Kennen with this build
|Yasuo||Easy, He comes close, Ult or stun him. Max W first|
|Garen||Kite him and stun.|
So you Want to play Kennen?
Well, in my opinion, he is amazing. He has good Harass and can kill most people with his level 6 power spike.
I am PleaseClap12, I have mained Kennen for a long time now, and I am inlove with the little guy. He is not a hard champ to play or to learn, and when you get the hang of it you can easily carry games.
Why Should you Play Kennen?
For starters, his stun, is amazing. Being able to stun a whole team if played properly can win a team fight and the game. Second, his ultimate, is amazing. Stunning and doing alot of damage to such a large mass, and the only way to stop him from 100-0 your whole team is hard CC.
Flash is needed as always.
It lets you get in to the middle of team fights as well as getting out if need be.
I play Kennen Mid, so I normally run Ignite, but in certain matchups I run Barrier or Exhaust or ghost sometimes.
If you are top, the meta says you should get teleport. Personally I dont like teleport or the top lane, but you do you.
Kennen is quite strong early game. He is able to get a kill or flash at level 2 if you play aggressively and your level 6 spike is a kill.
If you are against someone who outranges you (azir/syndra) just play passively and farm with your Q. Just done give them kills for trying to get minions. Tell your jungler to gank and you should be fine.
Ward the side bushes along mid lane or top, and play more to that side. This gives you an vision and an easily escape with your e.
Abilities - Mark of the Storm (P)
Every time the enemy gets three stacks of Mark of the Storm they are stunned for 1.25 seconds.
Great Passive. this allows you to start an attack as well as stunning people to get away from them. In team fights this is crucial.
Abilities - Thundering Shuriken (Q)
Q is a long range poke that allows you to harass or start your stun. It does a decent amount of damage
Use it to harass the enemy laner and last hit.
Ablilities - Electrical Surge (W)
Passively, every 4 basic attacks you get an empowered basic attack that does bonus Magic Damage and applies a Mark on them.
Active. you electrify all enemies with a mark, adding another mark and doing damage.
When you get an empowered basic attack try to harrass the enemy, then proc the mark with you W.
Abilities - Lightning Rush (E)
You get bonus MR and Armour and movement speed for 2 seconds.
You are unable to use basic attack but you can still use all of your abilities.
Make sure you dont double click E because it will cancel the ability.
If you hit a target with your E a mark is applied to them.
Use your E to get out of ganks or to get away from Bad team fights, but also keep in mind you can finish a stun with your e.
Abilities - Slicing Maelstrom (R)
This single ability is able to win team fights and any 1v1.
The stun, stuns the whole team and continues to do damage for 3 seconds. This can 100-0 any carry if you are in the back line.
Pros / Cons
- Easy to learn, and play
- E can get you out of ganks
- Stun is nice
- Does not need mana
- Ult Can penta easily
- Normally cant lose a 1v1 with ult
- Can Run out of energy if spamming.
- High Risk High reward
- Have you get in the middle of team fights to do most damage
- Can be hard to farm and push lanes without Protobelt
Best combo is to Q the enemy, hit them with an empowered W and activate it. This will proc thundelords and stun them. You can add ignite and chance them down and auto attack, you will normally kill them.
At 6, stun the enemy proc Thunderlords then ult, easy kill
Team fights you need to get right in the middle of the battle to do the most damage, you can either Protobelt into the middle ult and watch everyone die.
Or Flash - Protobelt - ult - W - Zhonyas then watch everyone die, this is the common one for team fights.
Manage you W-Passive so you can get the mark on the enemy laner, then proc it and proc Thunderlords.
E to places to get there quicker
Use the Q to last hit and harasss
Fire the Q whenever its off cooldown, you make up the energy while the cooldown is still up
Use Protobelt to clear waves under turret or when there are alot of minions.
Use E to put a mark on all the minions then W to clear most of them
When you ult, you W right after to get the stun quicker. Then Q and auto attack to finish them off
If you are getting ganked and are low and dont have e, Ult. It will stun them if they come close and will get you out of some fights.
Your E increases your magic resist and armour, so use it when cc'ed, can some times save you
E also does do some damage, so use to get the final kill off some Champs
Kennen is a great champion. He does a lot of damage throughout the game and can carry games if ahead. He's not super strong in the current tank meta, but he is alot of fun. I have alot of love for Kennen and I hope you enjoy him to.
Have fun with him, main him and climb with him.