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League of Legends Build Guide Author Chaotic Bliss

Shen's Tanking Options

Chaotic Bliss Last updated on November 24, 2010
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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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 1

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
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Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ardor
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Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
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Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
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Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 8


Every 8 seconds, Shen's next attack deals 15 +5/level (+3.5% of his maximum health) bonus magic damage, and every time an enemy champion attacks Shen with a basic attack, the cooldown is reduced by 2 seconds.

I have always wanted to play Shen, and since he has so many different wasy to be played, Ive come up with a few ways. All are tankable and can get the best of his passive, but there is something different about each build.

The first build is how I would build him as a tank. He has armor, MR and health. All of which help him tank. Ive taken since he will have such high life, and it will help him with his dmg output. Not to mention he will be doing fairly well with his passive. The one thing that I find great about the tank Shen, is that is a great item to have. Now the thing is, I cant have 7 items. So is, IMO, situtational. If you are running against a heavy CC or nuke team, BV is great. If you are against a team with less burst and more phsyical dmg, TM works best. Also, if you have heavy AP enemies is best

The second build is a tanking build, but has some AP slashed in. Why? Well Shen will be able to harass better with , and will absorb more dmg with and . The other thing here is that his passive will be a lil stronger since there is Mpen. Now if you add the LB proc to an active passive... great dmg. You can still tank, but you will be able to give more to the team than just being a tank. This build is for the more aggressive Shen. Im not saying that Tank Shen isnt aggressive, so dont flip out. Unless you are gonna get the kill.

The third build is avoidance tank+AD. This build will still have the tank potential, but you will be able to do some more dmg. With VB on a target, and you are using Ghostblade, than staying alive shoudlnt be an issue. Now the downside to this build is that you have little defense against caster burst. This build doesnt work well with the CDR on hit from his passive, but avoidance tanking is rare. This build will need more work than the others, but Choatic Theory Crafting is suppose to require a lot of work.

The forth build is more of an AD DPS, but still tanky. Taking items that both give him health, so more power in his passive, and also giving him Armor and MR. This is a high HP build, and though expensive, the health will give Shen great power. Atma's will give you so much power while giving you awesome health. You cant beat that can you? This build is inspired HEAT.