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Shen Build Guide by Eugenius548
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I personally take ghost and exhaust, partly because they are high on the mastery tree not requiring any amount of previous points to get.
Ghost: Increases your survivability and able to catch those enemies that you just can't quite snag with your dash.
Exhaust: Used mostly for chasing, ghost is for escaping. But if your running from one enemy, exhaust would be a better choice.
Flash: Can replace your ghost or exhaust in catching up and escaping. Also has many other purposes such as ganking.
Smite: Only take this if you are jungling. Yes, Shen is a good jungler. Vorpal Blade and Feint make him last longer in jungle, and the dash can help you escape ganks. Your Ulti means you can get to team fights and save your squishy allies instantly from your jungle.\
Fortify: The idea here is to taunt an enemy and hit fortify so they take heavy tower damage. Now you can save your towers and save your allies.
Bad Summoner Spells:
Clarity: Probably the worst idea since Shen runs on energy and not mana...
Rally: Pretty useless summoner spell all around
Cleanse: This is used best for your squishy friends and not a beefy tank like you.
Revive can be good and bad: Firstly, you don't need the bonus move speed. But also as Shen, you shouldn't be afraid to die for your team so this can be good to get back into a fight right after you died. (Especially with your Ulti)
Teleport also goes either way: You have your Ulti which already makes you be able to jump to different locations fairly fast. Shen can get places pretty fast with his dash that can cut through walls in the jungle. Unless you are really crazy about mobility, don't get this summoner spell
Heal: Heal can be good in team fights and just when you need to stay in lane but have too little health to safely heal from vorpal blade. Maybe just to improve survivability. In my opinion, heal is not needed as Shen is pretty beefy and other squishy champs would probably take this. (Multiple heals in a row have diminished effect)
Early game, taunting an enemy trying to attack your turret can get you easy kills. Try just putting in a last hit here and there without unloading extra damage unto the enemy lanes. This means they will slowly push to your tower and you can get some free farm. They will be forced to stay at a safe distance since you would taunt them instead. Great to deny the enemy gold and experience. Vorpal blade lets you last hit from a range despite being melee, which should make gold farming easier.
Despite all the moaning and groaning from everyone that Shen's nerf makes him useless, Shen is still one of the best tanks in the game and really can be an asset to any team.