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Shen Build Guide by Moday

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Moday

The Top Lane Tank(Under Construction)

Moday Last updated on February 16, 2013
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Team 1

Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
3
8
10
12
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Honor Guard
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pickpocket
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nimble
 
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Introduction



Hello everyone, this is my first guide, so I would welcome any feedback you have. Shen is,in my opinion, one of the most overpowered champs in the game. This guide will show you how to take overpowered and turn it into godpowered.

SPECIAL THANKS: Credits to jhoijhoi for the template, which you can find here.



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Pros / Cons

Pros / Cons


Pros


+ Global Ultimate
+ Abilities scale on hp
+ Good escape with Dash
+ Good Harrass with Vorpal Blade
+ Very Tanky

Shen can be anywhere on the map almost instantly to help an ally when his ult is up. He can make great turret dives, and has high survival chance under the turret with low hp. Ex. An Enemy champ sees u have 100 hp left,, they run in, u feint, dash on them, vorpal blade, flash out. They die. The End.
Cons

- Almost allways banned in ranked

To be honest, this is probably the only downside to Shen. He is an amazing tank, and so op he is banned constantly.



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Masteries

Masteries


Masteries
4/1
4/5
1/1
4/1
3/1
3/5
2/1
1/1
1/5
2/1
3/1
1/
1/

MASTERY For the masteries in the attack category, I use them because of the massive cd on [[Shen] ultimate. The rest of the masteries of basic tank selections.



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Runes

Runes



Runes

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed
3




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Summoner Spells

Summoner Spells



Ignite: Most enemies will expect the tank to have exhaust or heal, but shen simply doesn't need either. Ignite is far more useful in taking down enemies with large lifesteal or health regen, and simply grabbing an extra kill from a running enemy.

Flash: Flash is always helpful for escapes or fast initiaion.



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Abilities

Ability Explanation



  • Ki Strike: This ability is very strong, and scales with your hp. It's the perfect tank passive.
  • Vorpal Blade (Q): Great for harrasing, and also allows youto heal yourself and your allies, and the health regeneration scales with your hp aswell.
  • Feint (W): This shield cd is so fast at level 18 that it seems it is on half the time. Very good for tanking turrets and turret diving.
  • Shadow Dash (E): This ability is very helpful early game, to drag your enemy into the turret, a great initiator, and a good escape.
  • Stand United (R): A great global ultimate, the main reason Shen is banned so much. Also a means of escape for shen if you are being chased.



Ability Sequence Order


Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

> > >
All of your abilities are very important, but upgrading Shadow Dash early on mostly only reduces the cooldown, which is still long. It is best just to level up that ability last. Vorpal Blade is a great harraser and sustain tool,so it should be leveled up first. Stand United should of course be leveled up as quickly as possible. Finally, Feint shields shen for large amounts of damage, making it a useful second ability.


Ability Scaling with Health


Now, I'm sure if u saw my second build, you are thinking, " why all this hp and only a small amount of armor and magic resist?" It's because of the Ki Strikeand Vorpal Blade. Building health allows your passive ability to do way more damage, and increases the Vorpal blade heal for you AND your allies by a huge amount.

This picture shows your Ki Strike stats with the second build(Notice the 6024 Health)

Yes, you saw correctly. That is 472 damage.

And this picture shows the Vorpal Blade heal

Yes, that heals 37 hp per second. Now add that to your hp regen, which is 108 per second. While attacking your enemy, you get 145 health per second.


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Items

Items


Item Sequence

Frozen Mallet
3100

Warmog's Armor
2850

Atma's Impaler
2300

Enchantment: Alacrity
450

Abyssal Scepter
2750

Randuin's Omen
2900

Mercury Treads This is important for shen's initations, and when he chases after an enemy

A great item for health

An important item for stopping your enemies from fleeing, aswell as providing attack damage and health.

The Unique Active makes for a great tool in teamfights to counter the ADC

Your main magic resist, also helps scale up all your abilities

Atma's and Warmogs go together verywell, and it provides a large amount of attack damage aswell as armor to make you a threat to the enemy team.


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Conclusion

Summary


OVerall, Shen is one of the best champs in the game. Hopefully this guide will help you use him to greater effect. Again, if you have any feedback, please post it. Thanks for reading

SPECIAL THANKS: Credits to jhoijhoi for the template, which you can find here.

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