Hello dear Mobafire people. This is my first guide ever on my favorite tank Shen. In this guide I am here to show maybe even help you jungle on one of my favorite champs. The reasons I enjoy jungling on Shen is the fact he has great jungle sustain and can always come out with close too full hp, I will admit his ganks may not be as good as other junglers but still they are good none the less. With Shens taunt/ult make him pretty good at ganking being able to gank any were on the map and hold them in place for a few seconds for your carries to nuke them down plus you add a nice little heal to their hits.
Pros / Cons
Good jungle sustain
No need for Flash
Since buff can jungle fast
Easily counter jungled
Pretty slow early game
Marks: I use Magic pen marks since Shens Q goes off magic damage and I figured the extra damage would be nice to help finish the jungle route faster.
Seals: For seals I run armor for a more sustained jungle early on. Other seals that I found too work are energy per level or flat energy seals too be able to spam your abilities and dodge which goes well with
Glyphs: I run 6 per level magic resist glyphs for late game benefit and 3 flat magic resist glyphs because I like to gank at level 2 (If my team is good) I do not recommend any other glyphs
For my masteries I went 9/20/1 getting the things I felt would help Shen sustain in the jungle While helping him clear it just a tad bit faster, For you people that wonder why I didn't spec into
it, this due to the fact I never find myself under leveled, but if you feel you need it, all power too you. These masteries may not be the best but they fit the way I play Shen.
Jungling Route / Counter jungling
This is the jungle route i use most often for that fact I get to gank early and give my ap carry blue buff all within 4-5 mins, if you did it all right you should have no need to go back at all and can just keep moving on (Go back before dragon so you can pick up Wriggles). If on the occasion you get counter jungled, it is simple to recover as Shen. Invading their jungle is easy, Shen may not be able to stop people from stealing his jungle but he sure can kick their *** in their jungle. Since Shen has great jungle sustain he can easily go in their jungle and gank them while they are taking their buff or simply clearing a camp.
At low levels (1-5) Shen can pretty much harass any champ he may encounter while doing his jungle route or while just roaming around, thanks to his Vorpal Blade and Feint
~Ganking pre level 6~
For ganking you want to be aware of your lanes to see if they enemy team is over-extending. what you need to do is inform your teammates you are going to gank their lane and to be prepared at that point in time you rush in and hit them with Vorpal Blade so that you give you and your teammates that tiny bit of health, at that point you just auto attack and shield. If you get the kill great! But if you didn't, you still helped your team. Remember that if you don't get the kill a wasted summoner spell still counts as a successful gank
~Ganking level 6+~
At this point you just got you're ult, your on bot lane helping out and you notice my top needs help, "Oh sheeet! have no fear! my ult is here." You ult up to the top lane, taunt those noobs and teach them a lesson. If your teammate is low and you know you can't get a gank simply just let him go back and now they got a fight a full hp Shen.
This is my guide on jungle Shen, I do remind you this was my first guide so if you have any suggestions to make it better please leave a comment I would love to hear what you have to say either bad news or good. I will be checking and updating as often as I can.
Here is a little special thanks to a few people who helped me out