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Kayn Build Guide by Scythe Prince

Jungle IN DEPTH GUIDE TO KAYN SEASON 12 [updated] | SCYTHE PRINCE

Jungle IN DEPTH GUIDE TO KAYN SEASON 12 [updated] | SCYTHE PRINCE

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Runes: Standard Rhaast Runes

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Precision
Conqueror
Triumph
Legend: Tenacity
Last Stand

Resolve
Conditioning
Revitalize
Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-140 HP (lvls 1-18)

Spells:

1 2
STANDARD SETUP
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Smite

Smite

Threats & Synergies

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Champion Build Guide

IN DEPTH GUIDE TO KAYN SEASON 12 [updated] | SCYTHE PRINCE

By Scythe Prince
IN DEPTH GUIDE TO KAYN
About Me


Hello everyone,I am Scythe Prince I started playing Kayn since season 9 I have about 3k games with kayn, when kayn is banned I play Talon JG I peaked diamond 2 this season and ended on rank 100 with kayn season 11

My social media
twitter https://twitter.com/scythe_prince
discord Scythe Prince#1761
youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-f49TSDAh1kxn8qmSmUQlw


About Kayn


Kayn is one of the most unique junglers in the game. Due to his passive, The Darkin Scythe, he allows you to choose between different playstyles. One of them is taking the form of a passionate Assassin, skilled in shadow magic, and able to make your foes disappear within seconds. Abilities such as Shadow Step provide you with stellar mobility and slipperiness. Catching out squishies and assassinating them.

You may also choose to surrender to your weapon and become a horrific Darkin that wants to slaughter everything that crosses his path. But, you give up some of your mobility to get crowd control, insane healing, and utility. You will be able to duel tanks and bruisers.


KAYN'S POSITIVES

» Insane clear speed
» High mobility
» High damage output
» Unique gank pathing due to his (E)
» Best legendary skin in the game
» snowballing potential




KAYN'S NEGATIVES

» Weak early game
» Falls off late game especially for Shadow Assassin
» Can get kited easily
» Requires good macro knowledge

CHOOSING FORM


Which Form do I choose? When should I go Red or Blue ? Which form is better to climb with? This section should provide you with answers to all the things you might be wondering about.

First off, please don't wait until you get into game to choose your form. you should made your decision once you enter champion selection screen. both forms Blue or Red have a different rune page.




You mostly want to go for this form whenever the enemy team consists of more than two bruisers and/or tanks.

due to his passive The Darkin Scythe: Rhaast is more of a teamfight champ than blue Kayn once you get your spikes Goredrinker and Sterak's Gage you become an unkillable 1v9 teamfight machine. Also thanks to Blade's Reach Rhaast is what makes Rhaast more teamfight champ than blue Kayn.

Keep notice when you go rhaast you will lose a lot of mobility so enemy team will kite you easily , Also keep notice that heavy cc and grievous wounds are a big problem to rhaast.




You mostly want to go for this form whenever the enemy team has three squishies.

Deu to his passive The Darkin Scythe: Shadow Assassin this form performs best in catching catching people in side lanes and looking for picks.

Keep notice Shadow assassin falls off in late game.

SUMMONER SPELLS


Flash
The best Summoner Spell for Kayn. allowing you to do more mechanincal combos.

ignite
I usually go Ignite with Predator setup when I know I don't want the additional mobility from flash it helps you a lot to snowball the early game when you are a weaker champ and adding Cosmic Insight rune helps you get ignite in a short cooldown.


RUNES


Conqueror
Rhaast is a tank bruiser. his purpose is to stay in combat for as long as possible to deal a good amount of damage and peel for his carries.

Triumph
Restores 12% of your missing HP on Takedown as well as granting an additional 20 gold.

Legend: Tenacity
helps rhaast a lot due to his weakness to heavy cc.

Last Stand:
This rune will grant you bonus damage when you fall below 60% HP, reaching its cap at 30%.





Dark Harvest
Dark Harvest and First Strike are a solid options for shadow assassin.

Predator
Predator is a strong setup to go with Kayn it gives you more gank pressure and helps you snowball very hard. I usually go predator when I am sure I will close the game in less than 20 minutes ,It's a high risk high reward.
First Strike
First Strike is a strong setup to go with Kayn it gives you more scaling stats and good amount of damage which scales with you in the game ,I run this setup every game till riot nerf it.


ITEMIZATION


CORE ITEMS :


Goredrinker
the item basically giving Rhaast every thing he needs.

STERAK'S GAGE
Sterak's Gage shields you from incoming burst damage for a few seconds. It's good against burst ad/ap assassins that can get your hp 100 to 0 with ease.

Muramana
I discovered this technology on rhaast, you usually need to buy it when you are ahead in the game it helps you to snowball hard and synergies well with rhaast's kit.

SITUATIONAL :


BLACK CLEAVER
Rhaast loves this item. You need to buy this item if the enemy team is stacking alot of armour.

DEATH'S DANCE
Death's Dance is so good against ad assassins or heavy carries it synergies really good with steraks.

SPIRIT VISAGE
You generally want to build Spirit Visage whenever the enemy team has heavy ap comp.

RANDUIN'S OMEN
Randuin's Omen good against heavy carries like most of adcs and tryndamere and her slow active is good to catch people.

MAW OF MALMORTIUS
Maw of Malmortius prevents you from dying to burst mages by giving you a shield.

CHEMPUNK CHAINSWORD
You generally want to build this item if the enemy team has lots of healing.

THORNMAIL
It's a decent purchase against a heavy AD comps.




MYTHIC CHOICES



Prowler's Claw
Prowler's Claw is the way to go when you need to look for picks in side lanes more than teamfighting.

Goredrinker
You need to build Goredrinker if you are willing to play Purple Kayn
it helps you alot in aoe dmg and sustain in the fight due to its passive but your damage is lower compared to lethality items.

Duskblade of Draktharr
You need to build Duskblade of Draktharr if you will be more in teamfights, I recommend if you are in low elo you build Duskblade of Draktharr if you are going shadow assassin.

CORE ITEMS :


Youmuu's Ghostblade
Youmuu's works very well for snowballing thanks to the ms it gives.

Muramana
it gives a good amount of AD, Thanks to Manamune's strong scaling it makes for a great snowballing item. If you are behind, it is better to invest in Lethality items.

SITUATIONAL :


Edge of night
Edge of Night grants you a shield that blocks the next enemy ability. It is useful against champions such as Morgana, fiddlesticks.
Serpent's Fang
Serpent's Fang is a shield shredder.

Serylda's Grudge
If the enemy team is stacking lots of armor this your go-to item.


PLAY STYLE


Kayn is a champion weak early game due to his powerspike form. You should get your form by around 10 minute into game. Kayn is so fast in farm and clearing camps so you should abuse that during the first 10m of the game.

it is absolutely essential to have good map awareness. Tracking the enemy jungler is, how your laners are pushed in, and who's currently missing on the map.



This is the point of the game where Kayn starts snowball the game. Once you get your form.


you need to look for aggressive plays like dives, 1ving people

Shadow assassin :

you need to look for picks in side lanes.

Rhaast :

play around your win con and force dives with your team.





LATE GAME ON RHAAST


Rhaast loves to group with his team and push the map together so try to as much as you can with your team , play around dragons and look for 1v1s if possible,

LATE GAME ON SHADOW ASSASSIN


On Shadow Assassin your job is to assassinate enemies in side lanes and looking for picks. Whenever you see an ADC going to farm, Run towards them immediately and secure a kill. since you will be outnumbering the enemy (5v4) the teamfight should be more easier. If there is no opportunity for this however and the enemy team stays grouped up, be patient.
Beware of items such as Zhonya's Hourglass, Immortal Shieldbow, Crown of the Shattered Queen, Banshee's Veil, and Edge of Night. Lots of squishies will resort to building defensively in order to block your damage.
Special thanks

Thank you for reading my guide and making it all the way down here!


I put lots of effort and time into this project, so if you enjoyed reading, please leave a like or comment! don't forget to follow me on social media and add me on discord love you all !
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