Shen Build Guide by Chaos Teddy
Not Updated For Current Season
This guide has not yet been updated for the current season. Please keep this in mind while reading. You can see the most recently updated guides on the browse guides page.
Not Updated For Current Season
Shen is a high HP Tank Champion.He deals lots of damage and is OP he also has a global shield ult.He has lots of durabillity and his base tankiness if very good.He is very hard to push out of lane because of his Q ability Vorpal Blade which you can use to Stay in lane more longer.He got a huge buff and is now used alot in tournaments and ranked games and also banned alot his global ultimate is very good to save teamates from scary situations and he is just overall so hard to take down.
You dont have to always take 30 points in the defense you can take 9 points in utility for reduced flash cooldown and movement speed.You can take 9 points in offense for bonus damage early game,it will help in damage trades and fighting one on one.Ionic sparks passive is nice the attack speed is also good and help you fight one on one.
You can take HP Quintessence and CDR Glyphs And HP Marks or anything else but i leave the Early game HP to the masteries and only MR and Armour in runes.You can take Magic resist per level but i prefer just Normal Magic Resist Glyphs.9 attack damage marks are good for damage and one on one early game.
Try to use ki strike to last hit minions as your basic deal more and use vorpal blade when you dont need to use it to heal.Farming is important for shen as you are the tank and need to get health and sustain quickly if losing farm early game consider getting philosophers stone early.
For Summoner Spells you would mainly want to take Flash and Ignite or either I would take teleport and flash if i would go solo top.take Smite and flash when jungling and if being Support shen which i never do take CV and flash or either flash and exhaust i dont really see CV being that useful on Shen.you can take Flash and heal but if you do dont take a point in siege command in masteries and take summoners resolve instead to get the health that you get from heal increased by 10% its cooldown is fairly long.you can also use flash and revive becaus you can revive and use stand united on a ally who is dieing.
Mainly i only like being as tanky as possible you can also sacrafice yourself to save your carries use stand united on your carry if their going to die and when you teleport you can taunt the enemies away.Most of the times you will get away be sure to use it in team fights and try and taunt the whole enemy team because you want them to focus as much as possible.Try to avoid killstealing if being more of a support shen.He deals massive amounts of damage early game and do good damage trades due to his Vorpal blade and feint,shadow dash is most effective if vsing a ad champ in top.If you are vsing a strong AD champion solo top try staying back early and only farm with your vorpal blade but dont be afraid to tank some damage you are the tank and your fient shield is very effective build ninja tabi early to block damage and mercury treads against strong CC champs.
You should take advantage of Shadow dash's taunt and also using it instead of using flash use to escape your enemies.Use feint your shield to tank for your team and to tank turrents and use your ultimate Stand United to help your team around the map it is a global ultimate so you dont have to worry about positioning It has a very High cooldown so use it wisely.Your Vorpal blade your only ranged skill use it on enemy minions and attack them to heal your allies could also use the effect so it is a very good skill and also use it to harass enemies.
Mainly you should just build tank items as shen as he is the tank.Sunfire is nice health and OK armour the passive can be good one on one Phage and recurve bow early will make you quite dangerous solo top in trades and one on one buy heart of gold for the gold per 5 mercury treads for the CC reduction and ninja tabi if their carry or solo top does too much damage.You can build heart of gold into randuins omen this is great against AD carrys for 75 armour and good HP the slow passive is good for catching up to enemies or running away warmogs is never a bad choice it gives a massive amount of hp and is awesome guardians angel is always nice on any champion shen is good it works well to use your ultimate and make quick escapes with Shadow dash and feint.