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Shen - Heavyweight Champion

Last updated on March 14, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
4/
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 19

 
 
 
 
 
3/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 10


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Hi Shen!

So you wanna play tank. And you want a friggin' ninja to be that.
Shen is, imo, the best tank that can also pick up some nasty kills.
There are a few things you need to know about Shen:

1. His Vorpal Blade is healing. Does a few damage and when attacking that unit you will heal for 50(+x) health over 3 seconds.
2. Shen is melee. BUT: he can attack within a certain range (Q). Also: his Shadow Dash (e) is a taunt: he can catch up to players with low hp.
3. He is a ninja


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Slowly but surely

Shen needs attention.. He is wondering why light never caught a ninja, while it travels so fast! Therefor: play smart with this guy. For the first step, take vorpal blade (Q). In a lane with your teammate, use the vorpal blade only when needed (to heal) or just to get last hits (CD is near 2.5s). Also: default energy regen is fast enough. Just make sure you get full bar at the right time (requires some skill and patient).

When played properly (save, get back when needed) you will be able to stay in your lane long enough to keep them back. Most of the time, my first return to base is when I have near 1200 gold.
And sure you are thinking, oh lol then I haz enuff golds for Mercury Threads. Yes! But you don't.

Your Item list has to be:
Doran's shield
Boots of Speed
Cloth Armor
Null-magic Mantle

The Doran's shield is purchased at start. You have enough money to buy the other stuff. Then next up is Ruby's Crystal and the Aegis of the Legion. GET IT!
If you got it.. take some more armor (build thornmail if needed) and get the mercury shoes!

You don't need to recall if you are low hp!! Just play save and get some friggin' minions hit by Vorpal Blade!! BTW: you are in couple.. Your teammate can help. Don't force it though... you will die.


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Magic resist bla bla bla... whatever :D

Yep, you can always use some MR. 'Allmost' every spell from 90% of the champs in the game, will deal a bonus of magic damage. So.. that's usefull. AND!! If you are facing Yi, Ashe, Caitlyn, Miss Fortune or ANY other champ with AD and Crits (trynda / gangplank!), get - the - thorn - mail! Forget the mail from your girlfriends.. a THORNMAIL.
WIll absolutely help (in combination with the Sunfire Cape, Aegis and the FON).

Anyway; I can tell you what the best build is, the best guide or the way I play Shen (90% win).. but it depends on the game itself. Therefor I have just picked the best items!

Option 1
- Mercury Threads
- Aegis of the Legion
- Sunfire Cape
- Force of Nature (more AD? > WARMOGS)
- Banshees fail
- Quicksilver Sash (or any item with a passive for removing buffs, slows etc)

Option 2
- Ninja Tabi
- Aegis of the Legion
- Sunfire Cape
- Warmogs Armor
- Frozen Mallet
- Bilgewater Cutlass

Option 3
- Berserker Graves
- Aegis of the Legion
- Force of Nature
- Warmogs Armor
- Madreds Bloodrazor
- Giants Belt or Banshees veil

Depends how the game goes, how you are playing, how your team is playing and what the opponent does!!

Succes :)
For questions about Shen builds, more items and just questions... add me ingame @ elpligotha