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League of Legends Build Guide Author setsunanoob

Shen - WTF Is Warmogs? Jungle/MAD Solotop

setsunanoob Last updated on February 21, 2012
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Jungle

[VS]

Solo Top

Ability Sequence

1
4
5
9
10
Ability Key Q
2
7
8
13
14
Ability Key W
3
12
15
17
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 1

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 18

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 11


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Notice

I had previously done this guide on my friends account, however i decided to make my own account

Changelog - 21/2/12 - Warmogs Armour, added more to solotop, changed masteries.


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Shen - Emotionless


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Introduction

Introduction



First jungle guide based on shen. He may not be the fastest but he is definitely not the slowest.

So Why Play Shen??



He has great survivability, especially post level 6. He has a great escape due to Shadow Dash and it is effectively a flash, as long as you don't run out of energy. He also has a medium to strong sustain due to Vorpal Blade. Spamming, his Feint in the jungle, it makes him quite difficult to die in the jungle.

Shen's map wide, global ultimate helps him apply pressure on lanes without him actually being there. It let's him roam around the jungle, continue his route without having to run across the map to gank. Synchronised with someone's jump like Tristana It can easily be a semi-initiator for a 2v1 fight, without the enemy actually aware. If your are being chased down, then you can simply hide in a brush and use your Stand United. Kind of a wussy move, but whatever.

Overall, shen is a great jungler, but he is played more to have fun than in the competitive scene. So if you are going for ranked games, he will usually hinder behind from the enemy's jungler such as Shyvana or Udyr or Lee Sin etc, the more higher tier junglers.

With that in mind, hope you enjoy this guide.

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Note : If you can get a pull/leash, start at wolves - blue - wraiths - red - golems (gank)
If you can't start at blue to gain the cooldown reduction.

I'm still experimenting with runes, so don't mind the stats on the bottom left, however, you always end up with spare pots.

-Solo top shen THE BEST!!!


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Pros / Cons

Pros / Cons

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Pros


+ // Great Survivability
+ // Global Ultimate
+ // Great Split Pusher
+ // Got buffed in Nautilus patch!!
+ // Great ganking possibilities
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Cons


- // Ultimate can get disrupted
- // More defensive than offensive
- // Try not to get the kill
- // Ganking relies on Shadow Dash
- // Fairly slow jungle


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Runes

Runes


Runes

Greater Mark of Attack Speed
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Lethality
3

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
3

  • greater quintessence of Desolation: // This Armour Pen helps you do more damage against the jungle camps, and can also help you slightly during ganks. I find this more beneficial than taking Armour pen marks and hp quintessences.
  • Greater Mark of Attack Speed: // Being quite a slow jungler, the increased attack speed will greatly improve the speed of clearances, especially early game.
  • Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist: // General runes, gives higher and higher magic resist throughout the game.
  • Greater Seal of Armor: // Basic runes for most junglers. Combined with cloth armour, this guarantees a safe jungle route + health pots.
    Optional
  • Greater Mark of Magic Penetration: // You can swap out around 3 AS Runes for this if you want to deal slightly more damage with poking or your E and Q Combo. However, i don't think it is as much beneficial than the extra attack speed.
  • Greater Quintessence of Health: // This makes you slightly more tanky but you wont do as much damage with your attacks. At most, i recommend only one of these, while keeping atleast two Armour Pen Quints


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Masteries

Thanks to a comment from, Mikuroo. We are adjusting from 1/15/14 to 1/18/11
For our masteries, instead of taking a more defensive route such as x/21/x

Taking the improved ghost in the offense tree.

Taking the improved smite, defence, magic resist and health masteries in the defense tree.

We are taking 11 points in utility so that we can reach movement speed. Shen needs this movement more than most junglers as he has quite a slow base speed.

We are removing the greed, as the gold gained isn't as beneficial and adding more movement speed, the more the better!


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Summoner Spells

Ghost Smite

Explanation:

Ghost can easily get you out of tight situations that Flash won't help (Stuck in two brushes in top/bot lane). Your Shadow Dash is a flash anyway. Ghost is taken as it's great of chasing while waiting for the cooldown of your taunt or while you are split pushing and need to make a run for it !

Smite is THE jungle spell. Speeds up your jungle immensely and grants extra gold.
If you don't really mind dieing. Having a large map awareness allows you to countless steal the Dragon And Baron by using Shadow Dash into smite.. like a boss


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Overall Objective

So what are your objectives?

TANK
TAUNT
SPLIT PUSH
JUNGLE
INITIATING

Your main objective being initiating.
This is when you and your team mates are forcing/starting the fight. It is best that you go in first and take any damage from their mage bursts. Your best bet is to taunt one player, allowing your team to focus on that player, and then the opposite team has to come in and help,. If you have someone like Ashe or Ahri, it would be better for them to initiate, and for you to taunt someone so that they useless for the period and that you don't take damage from all 5 of the opponents, or you could easily lose a chunk of health.


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Warmogs Armour???

Warmog's Armor
Pros:
Great health + stacks
Helps passive do much more damage
Great health regen

Cons:
Only health
No damage / Ability power
Countered by Madred's Bloodrazor

Hey, it provides immense health!! why don't you like it?

Well, simply because it's only health. I believe Shen will benefit more with items such as Rylai's whhich provide health, ability and even slow. Ability power will help most of his abilities as they all stack ability power. It makes you more tankier, more healthier, but it won't really benefit the teeam that much. However, this is only my opinion. I will however add a third build with warmogs, but i don't really recommend it over the first builds.


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Shen Solo Top !

Shen solo top stands out in top from most solo top characters. you can easily lane against the likes of Nasus Irelia Kennen Gangplank and the other well knowns. You should stay in lane without having to recall until around level 6, and make sure that if you get a gank from your jungler or mid laner pre level 6, it will almost easily be a kill.

Always use your Shield if they are going to poke you, Land your q on the more healthy minions and get hits to restore your health. Try to taunt them near the tower in which they will receive at least one hit. If it's 2v1 solo top, try not to push too far, as the tower really is your best defence. You will need to practice last hitting next to tower, as your CS/Farm should be around the same as your mid laner if played correctly. Keep it warded and ask for ganks often


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Runes

Runes



  • greater quintessence of Desolation: // This Armour Pen helps you do more damage overall, helping you to last hit minions, and can also help you slightly during ganks. I find this more beneficial than taking Armour pen marks and hp quintessences.
  • Greater Mark of Magic Penetration: // This overall helps you do more damage. Especially with your pokes. You can easily use your shield, pop your Q and hit with your passive. And you will outpoke for sure. If either of you are low on heath, Shadow Dash Helps you chase them down or just run away.
  • Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist: // General runes, gives higher and higher magic resist throughout the game. Will help against those pesky pokers up top.
  • Greater Seal of Armor: // Provides armour, great for early game. Also slightly helps you not drop from minions as much.
    Optional
  • Greater Quintessence of Health: // This makes you slightly more tanky but you wont do as much damage with your attacks. At most, i recommend only one of these, while keeping atleast two Armour Pen Quints


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Summoner spells

Ghost Heal Teleport

Explanation:

Ghost can easily get you out of tight situations that Flash won't help (Stuck in two brushes in top/bot lane). Your Shadow Dash is a flash anyway. Ghost is taken as it's great of chasing while waiting for the cooldown of your taunt or while you are split pushing and need to make a run for it !

Heal, the "noob" spell. Countless matches when i dive and pop heal i get flamed at. However, it's great for saving lives. If your lucky, you can Stand United and pop your heal to save his live, and get praised!!. It's also good generally if your low on health on solotop lane and don't want to base just yet, or you have to defend your tower

Teleport, is the third suggestion. It's great for split pushing or teleporting to wards for a secret gank. It can also be the subsistute for wussying out. If your cornered and cannot Stand United to get out, you can always pop this to get away. It also helps you to return or go to a lane to stop a wave of minions and farm, or just to save a tower. If a tower is low on health and you teleport in, the enemy champion will probably end up stop attacking.


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Summary

This guide is a work in progress, i will be adding newer chapters (When i have time)

Feel free to comment with suggestions, fixes and ideas. Or if i have explained something wrong.

Constructive Criticism would be appreciated, try not to be rude though =(, or i will cry : D

-Thanks to jhoijhoi with "Making a guide"
-http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/making-a-guide-101506