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League of Legends Build Guide Author NoormanBV

TEST: AS Mindtaker Shen

NoormanBV Last updated on December 18, 2010
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Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 25

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 5

 
 
 
 
 
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 0


This build is mainly a test to see if it's a viable option to play Shen this way. Also the item sequence and runes may need to be changed after testing. The build is fairly costy (16300 gold), so perhaps small changes are needed to be of use in midgame.

The skill sequence is specifically designed to go 1 vs 1 or to quickly take out a single champion in a teamfight. Because this build makes you a weak tank, together with your items, your Q and W skill can keep you in the fight longer and make best use of your low amount of energy. The idea is to save your energy to strengthen your attacks (Sheen is a lovely item here) and to escape or catch up and possibly taunt with your E-skill. Everything has to happen on a "need to" basis.

Even though you are not much of a tank, you can still pave the way for an ally and yourself by using your Ultimate, quickly followed by your W-skill. While your slows allow your ally to escape, you can save yourself by using Flash and your E-skill.

Pros:
- Low cooldowns
- Ultimate to turn the odds in teamfights
- Good farming abilities
- Easy last hitting with Q skill
- Great 1 vs 1
- Great towerkiller
- Great towerdiving with Flash, W- and E- skill
- Lifesaver with Ultimate
- Can solo baron easily
- Can initiate in some teamfights
- Great escape with Flash and E-skill
- Little CC problems with Thread's and Cleanse
- A taunt and 2(!!) slows

Cons:
- Tough to kill, but no tank
- Mostly can't initiate in teamfights
- Vulnerable to CC champions when Cleanse is on cooldown
- Low amount of energy
- Costy build, constant farming is a must