Build Guide by Smitty224
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So this guide is obviously about Shen. Shen is by far one of the best 4 tanks in the game which in my opinion are Alistar, Rammus, Shen and Amumu. This guide utilizes health, armor and magic resistance in a nice balance for the perfect tanking combination.
Thanks to Searz for the awesome guide format! You can find it here.
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Pros / Cons
-AoE Taunt ()
-Great at saving teammates with and
-Self Shield ()
-Doesn't use mana
-Okay escape skill ()
-Doesn't get a lot of kills
-Only 1 damage skill
***Please note: None of the first 3 items on the cons list should matter. You are a tank, you don't need a lot of those.***
Q > E > W > Q > E > R > E > W > E > W > R > E > W > W > Q > R > Q > Q
This is a good sequence because it will utilize your tank skills over your damage skill.
This are a big pick for most characters. Adds to your magic resistance and movement speed. With its new tenacity feature it is almost a must.
****Read Doran's Shield****
This is not a necessary core item late game so I suggest selling it and picking up another viable item in the chapter below.
Other Viable Items
If you need more room for these items I suggest selling Doran's Shield, its not all the important late game and won't make much of a difference.
Vorpal Blade will heal you and your allies as long as you are attacking that target, hit the main focused enemies in team fights with this spell to help heal up.
Shadow Dash is a taunt, meaning it will force an enemy to attack you, this is great when they are pushing a turret.
Feint is your damage absorption, use it when initiating a team fight or even when escaping.
Make sure to watch the allied health bars on the side of your screen, this is crucial for helping you know when to use Stand United.
If you are with a pre-made team in a skype call, tell your team to call for Stand United if they need help.
Do not engage an enemy 1v1 if you expect to pick up the kill. Shen is definitely not there to do damage I suggest having an ally with you all the time to help with the damage.
Shen is not a solo laner and he never will be, if you have a jungler on your team make sure you lane with somebody and never take either of the solo lanes. I suggest laning with some sort of range dps champion such as
because you will not do a lot of damage nor can you harass. A ranged dps champion can harass the enemy for you and get last hits on them as well.
Farming is very crucial to Shen and he is not very good at it. Make sure you last hit every possible minion you can to get the gold. Gold and items are very important to Shen and without them you will not be a tank.
Teamfights will happen a lot in every match and it is very crucial that you are prepared for them as a tank. Your main focus in teamfights it keeping the damage off of your team. and will help you with this. If you are far from a teamfight use on the ally taking most of the damage and when you teleport in activate on as many of your enemies as you can pass through. When you are being targeted activate to take some of the damage off of you. Another thing that seems to be often overlooked in teamfights is Shens , use this on the enemy being focused the most to help heal your team mates.
I want to thank everybody for reading my guide and I hope it will help you in the future towards being a better Shen and being a better tank.
Please give me some constructive criticism in the comments as well as your recommendations for my build. I put a lot of time into this and I would greatly appreciate it.