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Kindred Build Guide by EvilOranges

Forever Together - 9.11 Guide for Lamb and Wolf

Forever Together - 9.11 Guide for Lamb and Wolf

Updated on June 2, 2019
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Choose Champion Build:

  • LoL Champion: Kindred
    Warrior build
  • LoL Champion: Kindred
    Bloodrazor on-hit build (Usually against tanky teams)

Runes: Main

1 2
Press the Attack
Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace

Absolute Focus

+10% Attack Speed
+10 Adaptive (6 AD or 10 AP)
+6 Magic Resist


The only spells
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Smite


Threats & Synergies

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Greetings everyone! I'm EvilOranges, and this is my Kindred jungle guide. I worked very hard for this, as I love playing Kindred. I hope you enjoy my guide, and would greatly appreciate any feedback you have. Feel free to leave any comments with questions regarding gameplay as well!

Thank you all for taking the time to read my Kindred guide!
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Why play Kindred?

In short, Kindred is an extremely unique jungler, because of her passive and because she is ranged. Being a ranged jungler with max.hp percentile damage is extremely useful no matter what elo or what teamcomp you are against. She is an extremely fun and rewarding champion which can melt both squishies and tanks alike, while providing utility in the form of her E Mounting Dread and R Lamb's Respite.
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Pros / Cons


+ Can get ahead and stay ahead very easily
+ Ranged jungler makes it easy to kite
+ Good mobility with Q Dance of Arrows
+ Infinate scaling with passive Mark of the Kindred
+ Good early ganks
+ Team-saving ultimate
+ Decent CC and peel with E Mounting Dread
+ Flexible build-wise

Kindred is a strong hypercarry, which aims to get a small lead early on and snowball it to a late game monster. She has a decently strong early game, and a monstrous late game. She can teamfight with ease, acting as a second ADC or playing more of a support/ADC role, dealing damage while peeling enemies for the other carries.

- Squishy
- Little sustain in jungle
- Hard to master
- Falls behind easily
- Misused ultimate lambs respite can save entire enemy team
- Can get counterjungled

Although Kindred is an strong champion, she falls behind easily and gets punished hard by mistakes. She gets counterjungled and invaded by assassins with invisibility, making her fall behind.

In short, Kindred is a sort of feast or famine type jungler, but with a bit more security than say a Kayn, because of her ult and percentage damage. She can turn a small lead into a massive snowball, but falls off if she is put behind.
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Main Runes:
Press the attack:
Press the attack is a great rune for Kindred. She can activate it easily with her attack speed build and with her Q attack speed boost. It also synergies with her E, as it does extra damage.

Hail of blades:
A good rune when the enemy has tanks and you are going on-hit. You can focus less on crit and more on percentile damage. Good against 3+ tanks.

Good rune, helps a lot during successful ganks, extra gold helps buy items earlier, Overheal is garbage without lifesteal, and Presence of Mind got nerfed.

Legend: Alacity
Take this because Kindred plays like an ADC, and needs attack speed. Legend:Bloodline is also a viable choice when you desperately need sustain, but alacity should ensure you kill any enemies before they do damage, and you have your ult for self-preservation.

Coup de Grace:
Great during ganks, high damage boost. Good in all situations, very versatile.

Waterwalking/Gathering Storm/Absolute Focus:
This is a choice. Waterwalking is a good rune for early scuttle mark contests. Gathering storm for late game boost in AD, and absolute focus because you will be dealing most of your damage around max hp (because you will be kiting melee enemies).

Celerity was nerfed to no longer give movement speed and adaptive force based on movement speed, but instead makes speed buffs more efficient. This is useless on a champ like Kindred who would benefit more from another rune.
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  • Mark of the Kindred: Use right as you load in, mark the enemy jungler. You will be able to mark laners when you gank later, but in case of an invade, your team invading, or you 1v1'ing the enemy laner, you want to have the mark defaulted to the enemy jungle. Alternatively, mark the player with the most deaths. When marking for a gank, make sure you mark either as you show yourself, or way before you decide to gank. This way, you don't scare off the laners.
  • Dance of Arrows (Q): Use this to reposition in fights, use it in 1v1's to kite, use as a gap-closer for ganks, and use the small attack speed buff. Use it in your W to reduce the cooldown.
  • Wolf's Frenzy (W):Your W is your hp percent damage. It scales with your attack speed, and reduces the CD for your Q. The passive part isn't worth much except a little sustain in the jungle.
  • Mounting Dread (E):
    Essentially a 3 hit execute, or does percentile damage based on target's missing health. Use this during ganks for the immediate CC or use it later to execute a target. You can use it in your ultimate and execute them as it ends.
  • Lamb's Respite (R): Great ult, can save your team, yourself, or... the entire enemy team. Try not to use this just for the heck of it when you are teamfighting, as you may end up saving the whole enemy team. Use your E and execute the enemy right as your ult ends to win any 1v1.
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Summoner Spells

FLASH: Self explanatory, used on almost any champion. Get over walls, makes ganks easier, can flash to save a teammate with ult, escape, etc. Always take this.
SMITE: Other must-have. Use it to buy jungle items, use to clear camps, gives you much needed sustain, etc.

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On blue side: Red, Krugs, Scuttle, Blue
On red side, Blue, Gromp, Scuttle, Red

Save your smite for scuttle contests or Krugs. If enemy is a good early game fighter with cc, e.g. udyr or xin, don't go for your first mark unless you are certain you can kite them. If they are weak, e.g. amumu or sejuani, just go take your mark.
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Wolf's Marking System

Wolf marks:
Scuttle at 2:00

With 1-3 marks, wolf can mark:
Scuttle, Raptors, Gromp

With 4-7, wolf marks:
Blue, Red, Krugs, Wolves

With 8+ marks, wolf marks:
Rift Herald, Baron, Dragon

All marks spawn in enemy jungle. ONLY TAKE MARKS WHEN YOU KNOW YOU CAN GET THEM AND WON'T DIE. Make sure you ward up, and go when you know the enemy can't contest it. Honestly, even if you ignore marks early and go for ganks and clears, you will mess up the enemies pathing and get ahead. When you are ahead, you can take all your marks easily.
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How and when to gank

This is essentially the same as other junglers, however be wary of ganking a lane with no good support, or where the enemy has good damage. You are squishy. THE NUMBER ONE RULE IS TO NEVER GANK LOSING LANES. Set your winning or even lanes ahead, ward before ganking, and make sure the enemy cannot see you through wards.

Ganking Combo
You can cast W and E with no animation if you do it during your Q, making it hard to escape for your enemy.

I like to gank mid lane, because the 2v1 is easier to win, and using R Lamb's Respite makes counterganks less likely to
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Kindred is a fun, strong jungle champion that melts tanks and squishies if ahead, but may not do as well if behind. If you have any comments, questions or queries about my guide, feel free to post them in guide comments

Have a great pre-season on the rift!

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This guide needs some more BBCode and more information, and I will update that once I am fully finished with my Kha'Zix guide here! My In-depth Kha'zix Guide!

As for this guide, stay tuned for a BBCode update and a transition to the new guide editor! So excited for it! Thank you again for all your support and feedback.
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