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League of Legends Build Guide Author xEraLegion

Twilight Lyfe - A Top Lane Guide To Shen (Season 3)

xEraLegion Last updated on July 12, 2013
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Ability Sequence

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8
Ability Key Q
2
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13
Ability Key W
3
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Ability Key E
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Honor Guard
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pickpocket
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nimble
 
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction




Hello my name is Wallawallabang a Top Laner on the North American Server. Shen is probably my fourth favorite champion. He is primarily a tank initiator. Building health is a really good thing to do on this champion. So if you love being tanky and undying champions then Shen is one of the right choices for you!



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Pros/Cons




- Tanky
- Big damage with KI STRIKE
- Lots of sustain with VORPAL BLADES (Q)
- Nice initiate
- Global Ultimate
- Awesome Skins
- Great split pushing potential

- Gets shredded with Blade of the Ruined King
- Global Ultimate with a long cool-down
- Ap ratios
- SHADOW DASH (E) large energy cost
- Always banned in solo que


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Champion Ability's


~ Every 8 seconds, Shen's next basic attack deals bonus damage. (this ability scales off of health, when you see you hands glow purple/red then your KI STRIKE will be activated, so try and save it for an enemy to use the extra damage effectively.)
~ Damage target unit and life taps them, healing allies that attack it. (this is your main sustain ability and a harass ability keep using it when you can on your enemy. don't be afraid to use it on minions to push/heal up.)
~ Shen shields himself absorbing incoming damage for a few seconds. (keep using this to make sure you don't get harassed to much. Most lane opponents will look to bait it out but just wait till you see there animations and pop that quick.)
~ Shen dashes rapidly to a target location, taunting enemy champions he encounters and dealing minor damage. (this is Shen's main initiation tool, but with a very high energy cost you should not spam it all the time. It cost 120 energy at all levels so there is no worry's on it getting increased. On another note if you put more points into this the cool-down will be reduced making it useful for more engages.)
~ Shen shields target allied champions from incoming damage, and soon after teleports to their location. (shens ultimate is what makes him shen, it is a very valuable ultimate and a game changer as well turning engagements that should have been 4v4 in 5v4. Make sure you do not waste the ultimate on lower priority teammates. Save it for if a carry is in danger or if you can just save a teammate.)


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Counters/Synergies



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SYNERGIES













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Masteries/Runes/Summoner Spells

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


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Runes


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First Choice's



~ I take flash in the result if I have to flash away from an enemy or flash in to an engagement. Flash is really useful for the flash->taunt combo.

~ I take ignite for securing kills and applying it onto an enemy with good regen to cut the regen amount in half.

Second Choice's



~ Giving you two teleport's is pretty cool

~ A good summoner for chasing or running away, would be my second choice to flash.

~ Exhaust is really good for the slow and attack speed debuff, I would possibly take this if I was jungling for more powerful ganks.


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Core Items


-Sunfire Cape is my first choice for a core item. The AOE you receive from its passive is really good on the early game making Shen really strong. It gives health witch works with Shen's Passive Ki Strike giving you really good burst. It also gives you armor witch is helpful as well.


-Warmog's Armor is usually my second core item. The mass amount of health and hp regen is too hard to refuse on Shen. I generally get this item too get more burst for my Ki Strike and to get more health to make plays with.


-Wits End is a great damage third core item. Giving you good attack speed and much needed magic resist for this build. The passive for this item being what malady used to be witch is.. -Basic attacks steal 5 magic resist from the targets. Basic attacks deal 42 bonus magic damage. -


-Randuin's Omen is a great counter to AD Carry's that need attack speed because along with the health and armor randuin's gives you the passive.. -When you are hit with a basic attack there attack speed is slowed by 15% and moment speed is slowed by 10% for 1.5 seconds. - And the active being.. ~Slows the movement speed of enemys around you by 35% for 2 seconds + 1 second for every 100 armor and magic resist you have, 60 sec Cool-down, 500 range. ~


-Spirit Visage give's you a very wealthy amount of magic resist, health, CD reduction. The passive... -Increases your healing, regen and drain effects on yourself by 20%. -


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Game play

Dyrus playing Shen -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3Vd7FmuVys
Voyboy playing Shen -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-A6xiyBRrQ

If you want me to add more links of other pro players comment and let me know.


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Summary

Shen is a super fun champion who gets super tanky and still does damage!

and please comment and vote!

also I would like too thank jhoijhoi for the tips on making the build!

Also I would like to thank riot for making this brilliant game that I love! :)

This is the end of: Twilight Lyfe - A Top Lane Guide To Shen!


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Update's Log

Finished build - 10/07/2013