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BUILD VERSION: 1.1
By my experience and thought, the best way how to play jungler Shen is with summoner spell FORTIFY. He have not gank possibilities like Rammus or Ammumu, so you must think about different style of play with him. For example ultimate skill + fortify = he can take care of almost any problems when enemy wants to push tower and no-one is close enough or solo player needs to return to base for shopping or reheal.
Most important thing is to get on level 6 ASAP and farm golds for your main item. Help other players only if it is realy nessesary, and don't waste time by standing at bush for gank when enemy is full HP since Shen can't gank so easy like other jungling characters ( depends on team mate too )!
Why it isso important?
[*] every 3rd minute you can put a ward
[*] 14% life steal + Shen'sis super combination
[*] 20% chance to deal 500dmg to minion (Very useful, because he don't have aoe skill which give you ability kill neutral monsters and minions at once)
[*] 30 armor and 23 AD is bonus
Next item must bedodge + armour since it's necessary for all jungle/tank characters.
Then you should build200 health 30 magic resist and 12% ability cooldown reduction plus 20% increase healing and regeneration for prize of 1250 gold is good choice for Shen.
is standard item for most of junglers in LoL...and it gives to Shen at least one aoe dmg.
why this item? Because Shen PASSIVE Ki Strike Every 8 seconds, Shen's next attack will deal 10+5 per level(100@18) (plus 3.5% of his maximum Health) bonus magic damage. Each time a champion hits Shen with an attack, Ki Strike activates 2 seconds quicker.
!!!higher Hp = more dmg = more FUN!!!
And mind that Shen'sand FORTIFY(can be used when zou are dead!) skills have realy long cooldowns so try to sense where and when is the right time to use them
( combined or separately ). Get use to it, because it can save you and your team a lot of troubles and makes you "Pain in the ***" for enemy team and it will demoralize them too when you do it properly. ;)
Special thx to Rozmetal
GL & HF