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Shen Build Guide by Naneo

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Naneo

Turret Taker Shen + Shen TOP Lane

Naneo Last updated on March 23, 2013
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Team 1

Ability Sequence

3
9
10
12
13
Ability Key Q
2
4
5
7
8
Ability Key W
1
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: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Honor Guard
 
 

Defense: 29

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pickpocket
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nimble
 
 

Utility: 1


Shen Owns Anyone

Introduction



Hello All, thank you for visiting my very, very newbie guide. I am Naneo, here to bring you a Shen guide. Shen is one of the best tanks in the game, since he is pretty much just a tank depending how you build him. Today I shall tell you what I build in games. Honestly this build is based off of Armor, since I am under the assumption that you are going bottom lane. Well, have fun reading this guide. Please give me constructive criticism and feed back. :D
// SPECIAL THANKS: My Thanks to jhoijhoi for the nicely fitted template, which you can find here.



Pros / Cons


Pros


+ Epic SuperHero Save Move
+ Good Initiation
+ Tanks towers like they are nothing
+ Super Heals for your Team
+ Epic Personal Mini Shield

Shen has the best global ultimate in the whole game. Locket of the Iron Solari is a great choice for Shen, just for the fact of its great shield and can restore Shen's shield when he ulti's another champion just like it did before.
Cons


- Hard to master
- Shen gets banned in Ranked.
- Deals Minor damage unless AP Shen



Shen is a champion that needs constant map awarenss. Without it, you will miss all your ultimates and can throw the game pretty pretty hard. Be sure to know when to ultimate.




Masteries


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

MASTERY
My Masteries may seem idiotic to anyone reading this guide and may have already closed the guide. Oh well. This are my masteries, and feel free to tweak them as you feel fit to. I take 0/29/1 Trying to get the most out of the defense mastery while I can have improved recall. This will allow me to return to lane a tiny bit faster. You may take out improved recall if you like.


Runes



Runes

Greater Seal of Scaling Armor
4

Greater Seal of Armor
5

Greater Mark of Armor
4

Greater Mark of Magic Resist
2

Greater Mark of Scaling Magic Resist
3

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
4

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
5

Greater Quintessence of Armor
1

Greater Quintessence of Health
1

Greater Quintessence of Scaling Armor
1




Summoner Spells



Flash: Get away and positioning skill to catch run-aways or get a better taunt

Exhaust: Exhaust is very useful since you are a support and you may need this to save your or your ADC's life.

Teleport: More map mobility. Allows you to get around the map faster. I wouldn't put this on a support Shen, but if I am not support, I would greatly recommend this.



Ability Explanation



  • Ki Strike: This works like a Sheen. Except it has a cooldown of 8 seconds and is triggered by basic attacks.
  • Vorpal Blade (Q): Your epic heal over time move. Restoring your health in battle with a warmog and this skill will allow you to stay in fights a little longer than most tanks can.
  • Feint (W): Super sustain shield go! Feint isn't as overpowered as it use to be, but I still level it up before any of my skills to avoid giving the other team unnecessary kills while Shen is being awesome on the battlefield.
  • Shadow Dash (E): Your initiation tool. You take 50% less damage from all sources for some time allowing you to become OP Tank Shen for a very short period of time.
  • Stand United (R): Shen is the super hero to all ally champions on the battlefield. He saves their lives not once,as many times as he feels the need to.



Ability Sequence Order


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

Shadow > > >
// Feint allows sustain for laning phase. Damage is the second priority for a tank. You want to be able to sustain hits from the enemy Attack Damage Carry, Attack Damage Caster or Ability Power Carry, Ability Power Caster.



Items


Item Sequence

Thornmail
2350

Warmog's Armor
2850

Randuin's Omen
2900

Guardian Angel
2400

Ninja Tabi
1100

thornmail is very useful early game due to its passive. You also get the benefit of 100 armor.

Warmog gives insane health and takes care of the need for pots.

Nice active and passive and 70 armor and 500 health for you.

Allows you to stay in fights and come out of nowhere.

Can be easily traded for merc treds. Boots are situational.

Deathfire grasp size=40] Some Ability Power and a nice active.



Teamfights


When Team fights come, be always the head of your team. Be in front so the first thing they see is you. They may think, Shen is out of position, let's all jump on him! If they jump on you and your team is right there, it is a easy fight to win as long you are tanky enough to sustain alot of damage.



Summary


Shen is one of my favorite champs in League of Legends to play. He has great CC, nice shield, and a healing tool. This was my Shen guide and I hope you like it! If I had any flaws then please tell me below!

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