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[9.23] Rime's Ultimate Kennen Guide - KENNEN OTP

By Rime101 | Updated on December 5, 2019
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Runes: STANDARD (9.23)

1 2 3 4 5
Precision
Conqueror
Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity
Cut Down

Domination
Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter
Bonus:

+1-10% CDR (lvls 1-18)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor

Spells:

1 2
Standard
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport

Teleport

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Win 50%
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[9.23] Rime's Ultimate Kennen Guide - KENNEN OTP

By Rime101

Hey! My name is Rime and I am an NA high elo Kennen OTP! I started streaming/youtube/ guide making in season 9! Hit challenger for the first time in season 8 and managed to finish rank 180 in season 9!

I promote CDR/CONQ Kennen! its the BEST

If your in a rush here's a MATCHUP SPREADSHEET: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Z7tLtXLCrkbKspB4E3xd7p3iY04O0kOGwS7dCpfluhs/edit?usp=sharing


My playstyle/guide is built around killing the enemy bot lane

Sorry if this guide isn't the prettiest! I tried to keep it short and straight to the point!

Here's my biggest league accomplishments from season 9, and me flexing that conqueror is the best rune on kennen this season


YOUTUBE 10 MIN GUIDE, just ignore anything KLEPTO related, I'll make a new guide for season 10, just waiting till all Preseason changes are done! everyhing else about playstyle/matchups is still the same : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWN8dnktDuY&t=144s&ab_channel=Rime

Infographic (ignore klepto)
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PROS
+ Uses Energy
+ Safe Blind Pick
+ Lane Bully
+ High CC good vs champs like Master Yi, Yasuo
+ Can 1v5 if Ahead
+ Best top laner in the game at killing their ADC :)

CONS
+ Squishy
+ 0 lane sustain
+ Weak 1v1
+ Weak vs disengage ( Alistar, Vayne etc.)
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On 9.14 Ranged top laners got hit by the nerf hammer. Kennen, Jayce and Neeko were all nerfed early game to be less oppressive vs bruisers


The 9.14 changes were



Basically his attack damage is lowered by 3 level 1, and evens out to what it would normally be by level 6. His base attack speed nerf is the biggest nerf. Not much has changed, personally I already started E in all matches MUST

IN SUMMARY:
START E LEVEL 1
CDR stat rune is better with new Conqueror
Take armor/MR depending on lane opponent!


Here's the basic order:
Ability Sequence
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Start Lightning Rush then max Thundering Shuriken
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Choose your summoner spells based on the enemy bot lane

Teleport = good vs bot lanes with low disengage ex. Jinx, Draven, Varus, Jhin, Brand, Soraka, Zyra

Teleport = bad vs high disengage bot lanes like Tristana, Vayne, Alistar, Janna


I highly recommend taking Ignite vs high kill pressure lanes, especially ranged champs. EX. Cassiopeia, Quinn, Teemo, Akali

Can also choose to go Ignite vs champs with insane healing such as Fiora Illaoi Sylas etc.
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RUNES


Conqueror TAKE THIS RUNE VS ALL LANES YOU CANT SOLO KILL EX. Ornn, Sion, Volibear

Honestly Conqueror and Electrocute are both v good vs bruisers but conqueror is the better option for 1 reason.

THE REASON
Most top laners build very defensively vs Kennen. If you go electrocute you will win lane but if they buy Mercury's Treads Hexdrinker Spirit Visage etc. you won't be able to get a lead.

Conqueror is the better rune choice in 75% of matchups because even if they build like a virgin you can get a lead :)


MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO TAKE AT LEAST 1 SUSTAIN RUNE!
Kennen has 0 built in sustain so it is SUPER important to take either Taste of Blood or Ravenous Hunter

ALSO YOU NEED Perfect Timing rune vs Karthus or a Zhonya's Hourglass ASAP

SUMMARY: Conqueror& Electrocute are Kennen's best runes.
Phase Rush and Unsealed Spellbook are also good, just not in every matchup.
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THE MAIN COMBO:

Lightning Rush > Slicing Maelstrom> Flash> Hextech Protobelt-01 > Electrical Surge


MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO Slicing Maelstrom THEN Flash
R THEN FLASH IS 10X BETTER THEN FLASH R


SMALL TIPS:
+ You can Q while using your E
+ Your W hits everyone in your ult even if they don't have a mark on them
+ Kennen's ult does damage while in Zhonya's
+ Hextech Protobelt-01 procs Dark Harvest
+ You can kill any ranged top laner with Flash + Slicing Maelstrom + Ignite at level 6 if they dont have Ruby Crystal or Null-Magic Mantle
+ Always leave lane with empowered Electrical Surge AA ready


BIGGEST TIP:
+++ Buy Oracle's Lens on Kennen its insanely good. As a champion best at flanking this item allows you to get a very good engage]]
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Karate has the tiniest model so its pay2win :^)

I like Super Kennen & Karate Kennen the most
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If anyone's interested here's my Socials:

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/rime101

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rime101

Discord server: https://discord.gg/pf8ZDvw
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In Conclusion:

+ Play aggressive, you need to win lane as a lane bully or you will get outscaled
+ Start Lightning Rush, max Thundering Shuriken first 90% of the time
+ Slicing Maelstrom then Flash in teamfights
+ Switch to Oracle's Lens ASAP
+ Kennen will still be strong in season 10, hard engage with a team thats ahead is a free win

Was inspired to make a guide when someone in twitch chat called me a Kennen encyclopedia. This guide is a summary of my 2k+ ranked games of Kennen and I hope it helps with your climb!

Thanks for reading and have a great day!
League of Legends Build Guide Author Rime101
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[9.23] Rime's Ultimate Kennen Guide - KENNEN OTP
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