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Firstly - core items for this build are pure tanklike. For me Shen isn't any dps or whatever and trying to build him in this way is fail!
Shen is a tank and thats the point. But he also can score kills easy.
This build contains only core items, runes and masteries and description of possibles ways to extend it.
I love to play with my mate when hes playing Pantheon or TF. We can jump everywhere on map and score some kills. But any carry will be good lane mate for Shen.
475 gold start
Ok, there are two ways. First, defensive one, to stay on line as long as possible. You should start with Regrowth Pendant here. Even if you lose some hit point u can regenerate some hp near tower.
Second way, and my favorite, as well, is buying HP Crystal, going with lane mate in bushes and try to score a first blood with using vorpal, exhaust, normal attack and ignite.
When second time im visiting store im always buying Heart of Gold - some armor, HPs and 5 gold per 10 secs. Next item to buy is Ninja Tabi. Later im buying HP Crystal and turning it into Leviathan.
Its time to earn some stacks!
Cuz Leviathan is sooo powerful at 20 stacks u should gathering kills and assists and ofc avoid dying. If u doesnt have game mates on teamspak or other voice communicator try to observe map and save some friends ***es with killing some enemies by the way.
The Shopping Continuous
Try to complete Warmogs Armor and start stacking it. Kill as many creeps as possible, kill some forest monsters. Shen isn't that effectively in jungling like damage champs but he can kill every jungle creep without loosing HP.
Next item to Complete is Randuin Omen. U will love those cooldown reduction. Shen have two limits. Focus and cd's. With Randuin and Blue runes cd's isn't problem anymore.
It depends. U r winning or loosing game? U r unkillable or have some problem with surviving? U playing vs ability heroes or with damage carry?
If u r sooo hard to kill u can buy Atmas Impaler to nicely raise damage or Phantom Dagger to earn some running, attack speed, crit and dodge. Shen with that enormous movement speed from Dancers and Nimbleness are sooo funny. However Dancers dodge raise ur survivability.
For add some killing skills u can put red runes for attack speed for example.
Another options is Guardian Angel a second life and not losing leviathan stacks is nice too.
Or u can buy Rylais Scepter for power up abilities and earn some more HPs.
Its so simple. Just assault enemy u know u kill with taunt, throw vorpal and fight. If u r loosing so much HP use shield, if fight is going well deal some extra dmg with next vorpal, if hes running away, gather energy then taunt him again.
For tanks, or harder to kill enemies assault them with mates, u tank, they should kill them ASAP. Remember to try deal final blow with Vorpal :D
Try to taunt enemies near ur towers to get some extra damage boost :D
Use ur dash to evacuate rapidly when hp is very low, use shield when hit is incoming.
And remember. Using ur ulty can turn over whole fight. More often it will works with small fights, but it will help in 5v5 too.