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Kayn Build Guide by Ghionova
[8.18] Kayn, Path of Shadow Assassin
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Choose Champion Build:
Shadow Assassin Kayn
Hail Attackspeed SA Kayn
Dark Harvest Oneshot Build
Threats & Synergies
She is squishy and easy to kill if she is alone.
If the enemy Twitch is a jungler, its gg. To squishy and an easy one shot.
He is dangerous but also an easy target, if a bush is warded.
You can ignore his E with your W and Q. You can also dodge his E with your R.
Dodge his ult with yours and wait until his ult is over. He isn't that strong without R.
Executioners calling is very useful against him. You can dodge his E and R with your R.
Executioners calling is a must have against him. He is a little bit hard to kill but not a problem if youre fed.
If your R is on cd you shouldnt fight Kindred. Try to fight Kindred and force them to activate the ult. Use ult after one second and wait until Kindred's ult is over and let your ult kill Kindred.
It is a fight between 2 strong champions. It's "You one-shot him or he one-shots you" if both are fed.
If you see her, just run. She has alot defense and damage in early and she also could ruin your early game.
To strong for Kayn, you need team mates to kill him. He has alot damage, true damage and slow. Fighting him means suicide.
If you got a Cho'Gath as enemy jungler, you should choose the darkin.
-Creeping / Jungling
-Shadow Assassin Kayn Montage
+ Has an ult that makes him untargetable (damage over time and hydra still work while he is inside of a champion.)
+ Kayn has good clear in jungle
+ Q can also be used to dash over some walls
+ Has good clear in jungle
+ He is really fast out of combat.
Cons - Requires transformation to become truly strong
- Once you choose a form you can't change
- Shadow Assassin isn't that effective against tanky champions
- Pretty low range
Is the safer option than Dark Harvest because you might be behind and wont come into mid or late game. Electrocute is also a very nice pick because a single Q Reaping Slash and auto attack / Q Reaping Slash and W Blade's Reach trigger the Electrocute rune.
Is a must have for Kayn/Rhaast. Your Q Reaping Slash triggers the rune effect(dash) and gains lethality for 5 seconds. That means you actually have always a lethality buff in a fight, because your Q Reaping Slash has less than 5 seconds cd.
Gives an AD buff for enemy takedowns or derstroyed wards. Really good in combination with Duskblade to get 20 stacks very fast.
I prefer Ravenous Hunter instead of Relentless Hunter because you already get enough movementspeed from Mobility Boots, , Youmuu's Ghostblade, E Shadow Step and Dead Man's Plate. My focus is on healing from abilities. So Ravenous Hunter is really strong in combination with Death's Dance .
I prefer Legend: Tenacity because youre more resistant against much cc and you have more timing / a better chance to cast abilities.
You wont need Legend: Bloodline because this item build is based on healing from abilities.
Great rune to finish an assassination. If you wont kill an enemy with your combo, he will be surely on less than 40% hp. So if your combo didnt work, you still deal more damage on him to take him down.
Cut Down is not recommended because my guide includes Hp-Items.
Last Stand is actually made for fighters. My guide is still focused on being an assassin who strikes from the shadows.
(Kiting with melees is more difficult, but its worth a try) :)
Reaping Slash:Is a good trigger for Electrocute
Blades Reach: Is your most important ability. It has a high range, you can move while casting it and the damage is insane.
Shadow Step: Makes easy ganks possible. Also a great ability for escaping and engaging. It gains alot movementspeed, combined with Mobility Boots Youmuu's Ghostblade Dead Man's Plate
Umbral Trespass: You can actually dodge all abilities with it. Use Stalkers Blade , it 's a nice trigger for your ult because you can use it directly after you smited an enemy champion.