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Kindred Build Guide by iGotHooked

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League of Legends Build Guide Author iGotHooked

Tanky Kindred Top

iGotHooked Last updated on July 1, 2016
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Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
8
Ability Key Q
3
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
2
9
10
12
13
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

5/
Fury
 
 
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Vampirism
 
 
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
Bounty Hunter
1/
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 12

Wanderer
 
 
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Merciless
 
 
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Dangerous Game
 
 
 
 
 
Precision
 
 
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Cunning: 0

5/
Recovery
 
 
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
Explorer
1/
Tough Skin
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Insight
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 18



Threats to Kindred with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Dr. Mundo Mundo's lack of initiation paired with his short range make out-harassing him a breeze. Deny him as much CS as possible by E'ing and bursting him down any time he tries to farm.
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Introduction

Kindred was introduced as a Marksman Jungler, but with the recent itemization changes for many champions, i.e Sunfire/Gauntlet on every top-laner, I decided that Kindred, with their insane kiting ability, immense trade potential, and infinite sustain, would make a great tank frontline.


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Masteries

With Kindred's change to her W, taking Fervor is a lot more risky than is recommended. If you feel confident with the champion and the matchup, Fervor can grant easy early lane dominance, which will allow you to snowball your lane. However, in a less-favorable lane matchup, Grasp is preferable, as it is her only early-game sustain ability. Without that sustain, Kindred is easily out-traded by champions like Yasuo and Taliyah.


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Matchups

Most top-laners counter Kindred, with her being a squishy marksman with no reliable escape and no hard cc.


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Pros / Cons

Pros:

    Good kiting
    Good sustain
    Great frontline
    Lots of utility with Gauntlet
    Can solo many carries late game

Cons:
    VERY weak early game
    Punished by any champion with a gap-closer or long-ranged harass
    W changes make sustain difficult
    Weak wave-clear until Gauntlet
    You'll probably get flamed by your team
    Most popular Top-Laners right now counter her