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League of Legends Build Guide Author Portu89

SHEN - THE AP/TANK (UPDATE 18 nov 2011)

Portu89 Last updated on November 18, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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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.



Offense: 9


Defense: 21

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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Hi, This its my First Guide for Shen, is a little different than the others builds, but has given me very good results.

first of all, excuse me if my English is not very good, I'm using the google translator beacuse my language is Spanish, and I'm not very good with English, if I have any mistake, tell me

Now you might wonder, Why shen Ap? shen skills, use ap, only the shadow dash does not use ap, if we put a little app to their abilities, we can protect more with our ult, the feint will protect us more, and the Vorpal will do more damage

I would like to leave their comments and opinions about this build to improve gradually

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with the last patch made ​​the feint and the vorpal blade shen are more useful, as appropriate, and changed the way up to the tanking skills a little more for the feint, and do some more damage at early game, while to better farmer


Change the Exhaust by Teleport beacuse teleport, its better to protect Lanes, solo lane
Shen its a Ninja that never lost a fight, teleport its great for that ^^

Thanks for ludacolo


Thx for Feedback, i test to get First Heart of Gold before Giant's Belt, His passive Help so much at Early Game, and u can get more Fast Rylai's Crystal Scepter

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Pros / Cons

+Nice survivality
+Excellent in team fights
+Extremely good ganker.
+Disrupts enemy team
+Support his team

-Can Get problems vs Range at early Game
-Low dps output
-relies on teammates for kills

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Greater Mark of Insight: this Runes can Help you at Early game to do Farm and harassment with your Vorpal Blade, if you're not confident of your abilities as a tank, try...

Greater Mark of Warding: Very helpful runes, if u dont have experience with shen, pick this runes, and it give u nice survibility at early game

Greater Seal of Vitality
Greater Seal of Vitality: A tank need health, These runes are very helpful to have more survibility, I think these are the best runes or you can try...

Greater Seal of Evasion: these also good runes, many people like runes of evasion, in my personal opinion, I recommend the runes of vitality


Greater Glyph of Shielding: any tank needs magic resist, These runes can help us have a little of MR, or u can try...

Greater Glyph of Focus: other good runes, but shen is a tank, not a caster, although it is good to have cooldown Reduction for our ult


Greater Quintessence of Fortitude: this its a Must-have runes for Shen, all tank need a nice amount of health, especially at early game

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Under Construcction

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Summoner Spells

Its a must-have Spell for Shen, u can escape of dangerous situations, or u can use whit your shadow dash to catch a enemy

i think this its More helpfull spell that Exhaust, more if you go solo lane, if u think its a waste, cuz shen have a teleport with his ult, i think Its better helpfull use it when u have a partner i a dagerous situations, and use teleport to help ur team

Optional Spell

Another Good Spell for Shen, use it to catch a enemy, escape of dangerous situations, or Blind a enemy Dps

Another alternative, especially at early game, or you can use to help your team

only if u Will do Jungle

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Skill Sequence

in skills, try to give priority in this way

Ur Ult its the most important of Shen, try to use when the enemy team focus a member of ur team

Vorpal Blade its a Nice skill to do Harass, to get last Hist on minions, or u can heal ur life with it

Feint dont Block so much damage, but with a little of Ap, can block a nice amount of damage, and can save u from potential ult, like Requiem

a Nice initiator of team fights, it can help to save ur team, cancel a ult like Bullet Time or Crowstorm, or catch a enemy

I always try to maximize Vorpal blade, give 1 point in shadow dash on level 2, 1 point on level 4 in feint and 1 point on Stand United, when my Vorpal blade is in level 5, maximizes feint with Stand United, and finally maximize Shadow Dash

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Unique Skills

"Shen is a potent combo with , , , or , as he can ulty to the 3 stealthers without revealing them and get an excellent game. Also, you can combine ulties with TF to piss the other team off, backdoor, gank, w/e you want."

From Stormagent's Build

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"Now this is important, if you are laning with a carry, focus on zoning the other team and harassing them while letting your carry farm freely. If you are laning with a mage or fighter, farm your heart out, you need it as much as them, your build is expensive. Your vorpal blade is a great farming tool, with a low cd and the fact that you use energy. Don't be disappointed if your farming drops off mid-game, as team fights should be starting and you should spend more time supporting your team."

From Stormagent's Build

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Now comes the interesting part

Core Build

Early Game

im start grabbing Doran's Shield, Nice armor, Nice Health and HP regen, all-in-one, ill try to stay in my lane all the time i can, only do back if u r with low healt, or u have a nice amount of money, and ur lane can stay alive, Next item Mercury's Treads, give MR, and Reduce CC and if u get a nice farm, and extra money, grab Heart of Gold.

Mid Game

At this point, u have , now its time to decide

Magic Damage

Heavy Nuker/Magic Damage
This Build its Vs nuker Magic damage like Veigar Karthus Annie Anivia, etc

Balanced Team

u can change what item Pick first, Force of Nature or Randuin's Omen

Physical Damage

Late Game

Now its Time to Finish ur Build!, if u pick Magic Damage or Balanced Team ur Final build will be

If u pick Heavy Nuker/Magic Damage ur Final Build its

if u pick Physical Damage ur Final Build its

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well, This was my First Build, I hope they will be helpful, leave your comments and make your vote with a conscience

Finally,I recognize Stormagent's Build, this build help me to do this guide