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January 11, 2012 2:21pm
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by marxr87 » January 11, 2012 2:21pm | Report
So I kind of want to write a guide for Kennen, and I have had alot of success with this build and Kennen in general. I go Doran's Shield (mostly, not all the time) to Hextech Revolver > Boots > Will of the Ancients >Sorc Shoes > Rylais > Haunting Guise > Abyssal Scepter > Void Staff

I know it seems a little unconventional after the Rylai's, but I have been doing excellent with this build. Kennen's ap ratios are so-so (not bad at all, but also not excellent) so I don't really like to go Rabadon's to Zhonya's like Hugenjpana's guide. This build is also far cheaper, coming in at under 13000 (w.o dorans shield).

Another thing I have noticed about Kennen is that he is a very unique character. I consider my core really only as Rylais, WoA, and Sorc Shoes. After this the rest is optional. He is a great harasser, decent carry, and amazing teamfighter. My build is geared towards the teamfighting element. I have three items that greatly contribute to it (rylais, WoA, and abyssal) This really adds up and is a great boost to your team.

It is very hard to get people to buy wards in solo q, even in ranked (at 1200). Since I need so few items, I will many times end up buying upwards of 10 (usually high teens) wards for my team. This serves two purposes. By telling everyone I am doing this, I can usually guilt trip the rest of my team into actually buying wards and it also gives supreme map control. Having a low cost build helps this even more.

Many games I will not even finish a Rabadon's, and I have only once actually built Zhonya's, so I was thinking of a more realistic build and came up with this one. With runes and masteries kennen is sitting at 50 magic pen, 50% magic pen, and over 400 ability power and with a build that I quite often finish.

What do you guys think?
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by rawrcat » January 11, 2012 7:15pm | Report
The build is fine. You should browse a few guide writing guides and get started on it. People can offer feedback on the guide better than here when they fully see your idea, and its editable any time.

At a glance, its pretty normal, you went cheap but dont leave anything out. after all your items, finish the build by adding items you would get if the game went past what you had and have a full build at the end.

I personally run gunblade over the will of ancients, and find zhonryas to be too good to pass up on ken, althought i rarely play him.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by marxr87 » January 12, 2012 1:32pm | Report
Thanks! Its nice to get motivating comments. I'm going to start on it this weekend. I've had a toss up between WoA and gunblade for awhile...I just feel WoA is more team oriented and that, I feel, is his greatest strength. As much as I love Zhonya's, I find myself rarely getting it although I did last night because the game went an hour. Anyway, thank you very much!
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Pølsemanden » January 13, 2012 10:03am | Report
Hauinting guise is an early-game magic pen item. Should be gotten before rylais imo.
(imo rylais is one of the last items u get as kennen :p)

edit: U get all this Magic pen, yet u choose to end it with a void-staff oO? does this make sense to u oO?
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by marxr87 » January 13, 2012 1:34pm | Report
I agree that haunting guise is an early game item...but its cheap and still fits in pretty well. My question is why wait for ryalis? He has three abilities that can hit more than one target so I try to get it as soon as possible. I try to compromise for the lack of ap with as much magic pen as possible so I pick up void staff. I like to get abyssal first because at this point the enemy is usually capable of nuking pretty hard so the mr helps, and it is also a team oriented item since it lowers all enemies mr as well, and team fighiting is my first priority with this build.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Pølsemanden » January 13, 2012 2:49pm | Report
When i play kennen i usually go for something like:
Boots of Speed+4 Health Potion, Hextech Revolver, Rabadons Deathcap, Will of the Ancients(cuz u're ofc going for double will on the team), Zhonya's Hourglass(then u go for 1 out of 3 items: Abyssal Mask, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, or last but not least Void Staff. Finish with rylais.
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