Shen Build Guide by ericbo6
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Shen is a tank that is ment to last for as long as possible and shield and help other teammates. He is a bit op, but is great for practicing how to play tanks because of this. He deals little damage like most tanks, but can still be very useful in a teamfight. However, he is banned in a lot of ranked games because he is a bit op. However, as i said before, he is the perfect champ to practice tanks with.
These runes for version 1 are standard offtank runes. Most oftanks should have these, and if they do not, have something similar to these. This will help him deal max damage, while still being tanky.
Version 2 runes are similar, but have no damage, and the ad is replaced with hp. It is a much more successful tank build than version 1, but deals less damage.
These masteries are the same because even though shen is a tank, he should deel a little damage, along with taking reduced damage and more hp. These are great masteries for any tank if they want to be very durable, but still have a dash of damage too.
Pros / Cons
VERSION 1 PROS: High damage, still tanky, annoying, has great team abilities, does well in team fights.
CONS: Not the most tanky, killed faster in team fight by a little bit, nothing else bad.
VERSION 2 PROS: High armor, hp, and magic resist, extreaamly hard to kill, very annoying, lasts long in team fights, and all abilities help team.
CONS: Lowish damage banned in ranked games (that is for both Versions), and fights take forever and are boring, even though you win :).
Version 1 is the ultimate offtank. Most tanks in my oppinion, should have more than 3000 hp, and less than 4500. Any less is not quiet enough and is slightly squishy for a tank, and any more means you are not focussing enough on armor and magic resist and bloodrazors will kill you. the atems deal magic damage, which is the second hardest thing to block, right behind true damage
Version 2 is much more tanky. still in my tank hp range and still can dish out a medium amount of damage thanks to frozen mallet, thornmail, and sunfires cape. He has 60 more armor, 650 more hp, and has 40 more magic resist. He is the perfect tank.
THe set skill sequence is very good, maxing vorbal blade by level 9, then Feint by level 13, than lastly shadow dash. Also getting the ult whenever you can. However, you can get shadow dash first than vorbal blade, and that is what i like to do (leading them and then taunting thme near the turret), but vorbal blade is a bit more practical.
Shen is a tank that if built right, can be the ultimate tank or offtank. he is banned in most ranked games but is great practice for non banned tanks. he is op and is strong if played right. hope you guys enjoy. :)