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Shen Build Guide by leXith

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League of Legends Build Guide Author leXith

Shen - Balance In All Things

leXith Last updated on June 21, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
4/
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4/
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
1/
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 22

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 8


My Build

This is the way I like to play Shen. Please note that this isn't a full guide. I don't like to be redundant when there are plenty of other great guides out there that cover the rest of what you need to know. So I won't be explaining the skills or the summoner spells or the rune build. I primarily do this because when I browse through these I only really care for the item setup and maybe glance at the rest.

With that said, I'll explain my item setup.

I like to start with the Regrowth Pendant and a health pot. I don't like Doran's Shield because it just simply doesn't give enough HP regen for me. The way I like to play with Shen has me eating at the enemy's mana (which means I need to take hits), Doran's just doesn't heal quickly enough for me to do that. Plus the Regrowth Pendant builds into the FoN, so win/win.

We all know boots are situational, but these are always a good choice. If you go with the dodge runes, the Ninja Tabi's might be a better option for you depending on the other team's match-up.

You may be wondering about several things. I expect that the biggest question is why Rylai's? This is because with it alone you'll gain 50 to your W, 80 to your ult, more dmg/healing from your Q and cause your Q to also slow. I'd say that's worth it considering you're also getting HP out of it.

I know the Banshee isn't helping with the mana department but it's the only item in the game that gives HP and (viable amounts of) MR (plus an awesome bubble), so it's in.

You may be wondering why I don't have an Aegis of the Legion. I don't like this item either. It gives too little of everything to be worth the item slot. Sure it shares the buff with your team, but you're not a support, you're a tank.

Now that the key points are out of the way. I prefer to build a balanced setup as I progress in terms of HP/Armor/MR. I only sidestep that a little for the thornmail as I feel it's a very powerful item for Shen.

Ultimately if you make it to endgame you'll find you have a bit more armor then MR. This is mainly because the GA gives a lot more armor than MR, but the passive is too good to pass up as a final item for Shen.

Feel free to leave feedback.