Kayn Build Guide by DarkAuraLOL
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Runes: Cheese/early/one target runes
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order Maxing
Threats & Synergies
Easy matchup, you outclear him, can always invade him, kill him in his jungle because he loses a lot of HP , also go for counter ganks for that he is really weak early game.
not a common jungler, but if seen, she has a very bad clear, she needs so much time to get into game, but she has some gank potential, always try to spot her location on map in this matchup, for that she ganks 60% of the time, also make sure you take her camps and outfarm her, also invade her cause you will find her low on health for sure .
Not a common pick, she has a fine clear, she doesn't lose much of hp, she has a fine ganking potential cause of her gap closing , go for cheese early on either her raptors or blue side, and you should manage, also try to gank or counter gank her, cause pre 6 you're stronger, in both ganks and fights, so try not to let her scale for free, be really aggressive.
Easy matchup based on my experience. Never struggled with ekko matchup. his early clear is slow, he loses alot of HP , you can most of the time spot him in his jungle low on health without his e, invade him 24/7 , go for his camps, cheese early, and fight him as much as you can, also once you get blue form, you can be fast enough to one shot him without him reacting with R
Easy early game, you can invade her and fight her even if you are both same health, just avoid her cocoon, and care for her midlaner's follow, and try to make sure you spot her on map for your team, people tend not to know how to play against elise, so she can actually outpressure you early game, try to counter gank or spot her on map.
One of the easiest matchups in game for kayn, literally one of the slowest clears, she loses so much health, she has no escape, you can sit in her jungle for minutes, try to look for invades at all times, engage on her with ur e, into autoattack into q and auto into w and she has no escape, if she flashes , just flash on her and dash to her, you're much stronger early game, also go for stealing camps after she either dies or bases
fiddlesticks, like evelynn is really weak in early 1v1's but hes a bit stronger for his sustain and cc, and he doesn't lose much health in jungle, but you can look for stealing his camps to hold him behind, fight him in jungle and either kill him or get many orbs for form, try to spot him on his blue at lvl 2-3 , he will try to do both gromp and blue, u can kill him there and steal both. don't let him free farm and scale, cause at 6 he's a braindead champion .
Gragas has a fair clear, fair sustain, fair ganking potential, not an easy nor a hard matchup , his mobility and cc kind of is annoying, just look for cheesing his camps and fight him only if hes low on health in his jungle, or if you're counter ganking.
A really annoying matchup early, he has great mobility especially with phase rush, he has good invading kit, with his dash through walls , he has a real fast clear , and doesn't lose health, just try to cheese his other side of the map, and only fight him if he's lower than you, also don't chase him once he dashes, cause of phase rush proc, try to fight him off, back when he dashes, unless u can flash and finish him off . Also avoid him invading your jungle , ward and ping your teammates.
fair waveclear, fair early game, fair sustain in jungle. invade his red side, try to cheese him , if it possibly works he's doomed, also make sure you protect your side after cheesing , and maintain one level advantage and you'll be stronger, also once you get form you can actually one shot him .
A very annoying matchup, he always will take one of your camps, so most of your invades are countered, never let him take a camp for free, tell your team to ward, always make sure if he takes your red, you take something in return, also ward and spot him on map for your team, his ganking potential is really good, and he can be really annoying late game, avoid his root at all costs . You can fight him and counter gank him early game though
you have a faster clear and better sustain, as per usual invade his raptors and red, if that doesn't work, you will outclear him anyways don't worry, also if you dodge his combo you are stronger at 1v1's early, you can out clear him and look for ganks before him , and counter ganks , hes not a threat through midgame and late, you will probably have 100 cs lead also u can one shot him upon blue form if he doesnt go much arrmor , and if he goes full tank hes not that much of a threat into your team .
jax defenitely be annoying sometimes, but you can always outclear him by two levels, as usual invade him , try cheese on raptors into red, dont fight him on same health and lvls, get advantage, more items, then u can fight him, also after blue form you can one shot him and ult him on his e, easy matchup overall
he has a fast clear, but he loses alot of hp, you can fight him at all times, just side step his q's , also use your q to dodge and hit him at the same time, fast early form into this matchup, and you can kill him alot in his jungle, + steal some camps , try cheese on his raptors too , would make him rage quit, at blue form, you can one shot him always .
Not a tough matchup for me, but generally it is, my advice on this matchup, go for early cheese, either cheese his raptors and smite his red, hopefully he doesn't have vision, also if it is warded, go for your raptors into invading his blue, try not to fight him early unless hes a bit lower hp than you, you will out clear him , so just try not to die early, but also maintain camp advantage, once you get tiamat, you can fight him if you're not isolated at 6, also upon blue form, you can one shot him before he even press ult, overall, u have faster clear, and more ambush kit , use that to your advantage, he has a stronger early, and stronger 6, avoid him at 6 unless hes rly low and you're not isolaed.
Kindred doesn't have the best clear, so you're gonna out clear her, also if you cheese invade her you will be really ahead, you can invade her, but try to fight her if shes a bit lower than you, also dont be chasing her around alot, she can kite you well early, especially if she dodges your w, overall, you're eventually gonna be stronger than her once you get tiamat, and you can outclear her and out gank her, just be patient, but don't let her scale for free, make sure you steal her camps, and get some orbs from her , also on blue form you can destroy her .
The toughest matchup, literally, he has a fight clear, fine sustain, he has such huge burst and dps on you early game, so avoid him in jg at all costs, dodge q's cause if you get hit, you're doomed early, also try to play oppositely on his map, or just try to steal his camps or smite and run , you will out clear him as kayn, but if you die to him or your team feeds him you're gonna have a hard time, basically until you get tiamat and jg item, you can't do anything, you can try to depend on your team or call them if he invades you, also when you hit blue form if you're not behind and he's not fed, you're gonna be fine .
she has almost same clear as you, but she loses more health, also shes really weak early in 1v1's , so try to invade and steal her camps, fight her early for first blood or some orbs, fight her for camps, try to take 2 scuttles, you'll get an early form in this matchup so you'll be fine, you'll eventually one shot her on blue form too and be really ahead , you can ult her ult, actually a nice matchup .
you can outclear master yi in this matchup, also try to catch him on low hp in his jungle, you can easily outsmite him, he has low mobility early ,easy escape or chase, his gank potential is bad, you can counter gank him well, also, once you get jg item and tiamat, you can 1v1 him , but you cant just all on him, try to go burst him then e out, and he'll chase you, then you can use R and delay him, then hes gonna use his w, you can after than try to fight him after his ult expires, but if you guys are equal on level health and gold , he will win 1v1 early, so care, also you will outscale him if he doesnt get fed , just make sure you take his camps and protect yours and you'll be fine
Avoid her long range q, you have faster clear, better sustain, her mobility isn't the best, you can see her low hp on her jungle and go for her, early form, perhaps first blood, steal camps, avoid full range q and you win 1v1's, care she camps in bushes for a full range q, try to counter gank her cause you are stronger early , after you get form and items , you'll stomp her
such an annoying matchup, avoid fighting him at all costs ,even if he's lower hp than you, just try to steal camps and get out, try to play on opposite side of map, only counter gank if your laners are strong , go for scaling , outfarming, once you get items and form you can manage , try to use your smite to negate his shield .
Nunu & Willump
easy , he can't stop you from invading him and stealing his camps, cheese his raptors, try to smite his red then , go for invades and fights, he's really weak early, he usually has q on cd, so don't be afraid of him securing camps, also try to spot him and ping your team to avoid his strong gank potential, counter gank him, get form and you'll 1v9 while he won't even be tanky enough
He has a clear that might faster than yours , he has permanent sustain, he can legit burst you to half in 2 seconds, he has permanent dps, avoid fighting at all costs until you get some good burst items and you're with team, also try to sneak steal his camps, and ping your team to protect your camps, once you get heal reduction and form with some items, you'll be fine .
you can kill him early, easy invades, faster clear than him, just ward and ping for your team , spot him, cause his gank potential is annoying, don't play it safe and passive cause he can scale with his tankiness and be an issue, make sure to counter invade him alot, hold him behind, stomp early, try to counter gank him, get early form, and stomp his backline, he'll be weak to your team and easy game .
his clear is not bad, you certainly have a faster clear though, his gank potential is really risky, also he can always ping his teammates to help him against you and he can just flash and combo half your hp, avoid fighting him near laners, try to go to his jungle, only if hes low hp fight him cause his laners can react, try to cheese him and steal his camp, if u actually spot him low on health and steal a couple of camps he's doomed, also if you are faster than him on blue form combo, you can one shot him .
The toughest matchup you can ever play, rengar can just constantly invade you, jump you through walls from vision and stopping your e, he counters all your mobility cause of his jumps, he outbursts you hard no matter how behind he is, the only way to win him, is to avoid him pre 6, out clearing him, trying to steal his raptors or golumns, since his clear on them is bad, and try to play around your team against him, once you get your form and your a little bit ahead, you will need heal reduction for his w, after that you'll be able to 1v1 him, but later on you might struggle with his ult ambush, his kit is better than your on ambush, so id advice an early ga or a ninja tabi
easy, you can outclear her , she's weak early, you can easily catch her low hp and fight her in jungle, constantly steal her camps, cheese her raptors red, counter gank her with your lead, after you get form, midgame you can legit one shot her.
his clear is fine, his mobility is fine, just avoid getting caught by him , try to steal his camps and not fight him early, play around your team and try to get early form, then you can do something to him, you will also eventually outscale him with your clear.
a really easy matchup, his clear sucks, he loses fair amount of health on camps, you can always invade him, and kill him pre 3 so he has no escape, also they go ignite, basically early lv 1/2/3 invades are advised, you can also kill him on his blue, sometimes you can just go for camp and orbs from him . once you get blue form you can ambush him and ult him to avoid clone and hes dead
you can invade her early, she loses alot of hp, you have better dps than her and better clear invade her pre 6 and constantly fight her and steal her camps and you'll be fine
his clear and sustain are fair, he can be really annoying to invade, so try to just steal his camps unless hes really low on jungle or your team is around with priority, once you get items and he goes tanky, you out damage him and can look for a fight or counter gank, also once you get form you can outscale him, your clear is better , but avoid getting caught from his ult.
you outclear sylas, you can 1v1 him early, you can catch him with low health sometimes , get a midgame executioners, also when you get form he's doomed.
very weak early and bad clear, you can easily invade and steal her camps , kill her, and get early form
you outclear him, he can't catch you through walls, just avoid 1v1's try to couner gank him or just fight him on low health, go for clearing and you'll outscale him, try to get early form and heal reduction and you'll be fine .
he can be annoying, but you have more mobility and clear, so go for outclearing and play around your team, don't 1v1 him unless you're ahead in lvl and gold, also not full hp 1 on 1, you'll outscale once you get form
you outclear her , you cant fight her early though, and she might out gank you, so avoid her and ward for your team and ping them, also try to spot her on map cause its really helpful, if she doesn't get fed, and you get your form, she's doomed.
he has a fine clear and sustain, but you still outclear him , but his burst and lockdown is huge, avoid him at all costs, don't fight him unless your with someone , sometimes avoid him even if he's really low, you really need a huge lead to be able to fight him , once you get heal reduction and form , its possible.
he is indeed strong early, but his clear is trash, his ganks can be easily avoided if you spot him on map, just counter jungle him, avoid fighting, get heal reduction form, he'll eventually be useless
he has a bad clear, you can invade him, 1v1 him in jungle if he's low, he doesn't have much sustain so you should be fine, you have better ganking kit .
his clear and sustain are fine, but yours is better, just avoid 1v1 earlys, cause he has so much burst , dps, lockdown , you can do something with lead or team or blue form against him.
Easy, you outclear him, you can 1v1 him early in jungle, spot him on map , ping your team, counter gank him , get ahea d of him, get mortal reminder and form and you're fine .
If you are playing normals and got mirror matchup, the one who out paths and out farms will win, no matter what form, so look for invades, read his pathing , get lvl advantage and you're fine. also counter build, like executioners if he's going red etc..
Any aggressive midlane with wave clear + cc and follow up is good with kayn early. since kayn invades alot
Having akali on mid and on team is really helpful for kayn, for that you both can deal mixed damage when you run blue kayn + she has prio most of the time on mid .
really bad, 0 early impact, usually farming only , not the best synergy with kayn, late for follows, 0 dmg early, 0 cc
really nice support synergy, will roam alot with you, got cc heal dmg everything needed
good for follows
fine synergy, he will keep laners busy cause of his wave clear + he will have prio most of the time, issue is he will have most of his lead in lane, might not get out of it
really bad, 0 early impact and damage, you will have 0 prio mid for invades or scuttles
Reallly huge 2v8 synergy, her roaming on you after 6 with the extra mobility, healing, and damage is really powerful. One of the best synergies out there,
one of the nicest synergies out there for that you can engage with 700 ms on them or press ult into 5 man with her ult and she will deal them so much.
Great synergy, always helpful on risky plays, can ult when you're inside ult, making 2 players easily reach their carries , guaranteed tuant too.
like any other champion with cc lockdown, lissandra is one of the best with blue kayn, she can lock someone down and you'll easily full combo burst them
Again, every champion with cc lockdown is really huge with blue kayn, securing your combo burst on targets.
His aoe cc engage gives blue kayn potential to one shot 5 man.
Huge early prio, giving you free invades and backup on scuttles
Bad early game, no prio
Usually has no priority on lane, playing safe, will just leave you play the game solo and scale, not the best to play with.
A very huge synergy, good early follow, has prio in lane cause of his wave clear, can cc lock a target for 2 seconds, can ult you when you flank backline.
good early champ, has follow and prio
A fine synergy, not the best for follows, good for dives, but you have your ult anyways, leona or nautilus would be better.
little to no synergy, she can roam but she'll probably die half of the time.
Huge damage, follow, cc lockdown, and early prio in lane.
Really a great support or mid to play with, can make shot calls and keep on snawballing early .
good follow, with her dashes she can win you scuttle fights, has huge burst, usually has lane prio
good early game to follow , roams alot
Good follow up for scuts, got huge burst and nice cc
A very nice synergy, where you can permanently dive the laner, you can also use his hard engage to flash on people and combo them, especially if he hits aoe ult.