Shen Build Guide by FlamingZ
[11.3]River Shen: The Ultimate Hunter
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+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
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Threats & Synergies
His speed and damage are dangerous if he tries to stop one of your ganks.
Yi has good move speed, so it can be easy for him to counter your ganks. But because you have fast ganks, it will be hard for him to show up in time to do anything
Mundo is slow but tanky. He will never be stopping your ganks, but if he decides to camp a lane to wait for you, his tankiness will end in your death
Kayn can move around enough to mkae ganks troublesome, or to help his laners take away your teams gold advantage.
Ammumu ganks well, so expect to need to help out lanes. In a 2v2, you will be even, so long as your laner isn't facing one of their counters.
Yuumi isn't a jungler, and cant do much damage as a support, so ganking her lane should prove to be easy.
Hecarim builds speed, and thatgives him more damage. Expect to be in many 2v2 or 3v3's with him.
Champion Build Guide
VideoGameStoich claims that he had witnessed multiple River Shen's, and had come into contact with them prior to the release, although there is little footage of the encounters. since then, there have been numerous guides an gameplay footage of River Shen, notably from former Rank 1 jungler, Pants Are Dragon. He has also been played in Worlds 2020 by Spicia.
1. Exhaust/Ignite is a must, becuase you will be underleveled due to lower CS, and so you need all of the damage you can get.
2. Always have predator. All other runes are encouraged, but predator is required.
3. Never take jungle or lane CS. Scuttle Crabs will give all the CS you need.
4. After every play you make, good or bad, "River Shen" must be put into /all chat.
5. Do NOT stop ganking lanes, no matter what.
Step 1: Gank top lane. Hide in the middle bush, and have your top laner kite the enemy out, by any means necessary. They should intentionally get hit, run at turret, or even dance in front of the enemy. Just make sure the enemy is to far from turret to run. Once they have passed the middle bush, run at them and hit them with the E/Exhuast Combo so they cannot run. Chase them down until they die. If this fails on the first try, leave. Don't waste time, and instead go to step 2.
Step 2: Gank Mid Lane. On the way, take top scuttle, and use the predator boots ability to get to mid fast. Gank and kill the enemy.
Step 3: If you got credit for both kills, back and buy. Otherwise, go bot. Take bot scuttle, wait for a good position, and kill everyone.
Step 4: Take Drake
Step 5: Back Again.
Step 6: Keep ganking; prioritize lanes with the least kills, so that they can snowball harder.
Step 7: Watch that sweet, sweet LP roll in.
If there was anything I missed, or that you think should be in this guide, say so in the comments.