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Kennen Build Guide by Jungl

Top AP/AD Kennen for top or mid

By Jungl | Updated on April 8, 2021
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Runes: AP 1 (Electrocute)

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Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter

Gathering Storm

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


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LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport


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Champion Build Guide

AP/AD Kennen for top or mid

By Jungl
Why listen to my guide?
I have literally no idea. I'm a mediocre league player with a love for Kennen and Zoe. Kennen is just really fun to play and hence I decided to make a guide as not many are updated often.
How to play AP Kennen Back to Top
Ap kennen is the most basic version of kennen there is. This is by far the easiest kennen type and can be used to great affect. This build I find is affective mostly in mid lane but top lane can use it as well with varying success rates. This entire build is meant to kennen into the fight with a great ultimate ingage ( Hextech Rocketbelt). Laning is very similar to any other ranged top laner in that you harass a lot. As being extremely squishy you must keep your distance though. Proper use of all of your abilities is what will really keep you alive including not using Lightning Rush as much to clear but using Hextech Rocketbelt instead. Keeping Lightning Rush always ready is great to help back up in a lane if you are over extended as it gives you a great burst of movement speed. Another important part of Kennen is the passive of his W Electrical Surge. This passive will help with Kennen's main passive of his 3 charge stun. This extra passive will keep a charge on your aa.
How to play AD Kennen Back to Top
This version of kennen is rarely used now-a-days but can be a very good pocket pick. AD Kennen is also known as attack speed kennen or on-hit kennen. It can be very good if your team has lots a tanks and no adc and instead have an apc such as Syndra or Corki. This build can also be used as an insane splitpushing champ. This version of Kennen does not work very will in the midlane but instead could be used as and ADC but its only good for certain matchups against shortrange champs such as Corki or Vayne. Your main items of Blade of the Ruined King, Runaan's Hurricane, and Guinsoo's Rageblade are your core items used to do maximum damage. This is by far the weirdest kennen build I have ever used but it works surprisingly well when used correctly. Playing back and maximizing your usage of kennen's e passive Lightning Rush is required to use this build. Kennen while building full ad can be an amazing splitpusher. His attack speed and high ad really melts towers later into the game. I've tried out Bloodthirster on kennen and with how fast his attack speed is it really heals.
How to play Unsealed Kennen Back to Top
Unsealed Kennen is the newest kennen build i've seen floating around and has even brought back kennen into some more proplay. It completely revolves around you use of your first 2 items of Hextech Gunblade and Spellbinder. These 2 items really help out in laning phase and really have to get you into the game with massive damage on your ultimate. Being a champion that uses energy you can charge spellbinder easily by spamming Q while going to places. Spellbinder will be your main source of damage as it can stack massive amounts of ability power within its active. While using unsealed spellbook switching to ghost a few seconds before a teamfight could really change the outcome of a fight. Say if they have no hard CC on the other team and you can get an easy engage. Take barrier to get into the fight so you don't get one-shot by the other teams 15-0-1 LeBlanc. After the 10.15 patch unsealed spellbook comes up a minute later and now is just slightly worse then before.
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