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Shen Build Guide by ninja8135

Jungle Jungle Shen is OP

Jungle Jungle Shen is OP

Updated on December 12, 2018
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Sgtwolf114 | August 9, 2019 7:24am
I'll be honest, i started playing this when i was around a high-ish M4 on shen. After just a single weekend of playing almost exclusively this build, with minor tweaks to fit my style, i got M6 and a M7 token. Shen is just such a fun champ and its almost a shane that not that many people play him. Still an amazingly fun pick for screwing around and winning without reason. XD
ninja8135 (6) | August 9, 2019 7:46am
Shen is a really fun champion to play and he is very versatile as to the roles and lanes he can play. The issue with him at the moment is he is fairly weak in duels after the first few minutes. This was done because his ult gives massive map pressure so if he was a good duelist he would be insane in pro play (This is what led to a lot his nerfs in the first place). In solo q he is largely team dependent. With the current state of the game though, it is hard to trust your team. That is why brusiers and dueling champs are the meta right now. This means that in order to be useful on Shen you need to be aggressive. Do this and you can win. PS Shen is getting buffs im 9.16 so that should help him be better into the brusier and tank matchups that he sometimes struggles into.
NDarKnight (24) | November 27, 2018 4:29pm
Greetin ninja8135, i never before played shen jungle i was just planning to play it in jungle but i never did, until now when i saw this guide i was like lets go and i won that game it was really usefull guide and i would like to ask you can some other runes work too on this build???
ninja8135 (6) | November 28, 2018 3:37am
Thanks for your interest. With the new changes to the rune system, jungle Shen is a little harder to pull off, but with good game knowledge it can still be done. I went over the other optional rune choices in the Rune chapter of the guide. The Resolve or Domination secondary will probably serve you best now, although you can still run inspiration for the free boots. All in all, the reworked rune system opened the door to more secondary rune options for Shen. I still recommend sticking with PTA Precision for your primary tree since the damage it gives you is suprisingly large and will catch most enemies off guard, especially in the early game.
Allu x | November 13, 2018 3:40pm
Thank-you very much for making this Shen build found it really useful <3
Be good to see what other runes you could find out that may work? Like domination?
ninja8135 (6) | November 13, 2018 3:48pm
Thanks for your interest :).
The difficulty with moving away from these runes is that they provide the clear speed that you need in to make Shen an effective jungler. The precision tree is essential to make this work. If you are going to swap runes you could really only swap the secondary tree. Resolve would be the obvious go to. I would run Conditioning and Revitalize in that case. Although I haven't tried it, you could run Domination with Ravenous Hunter and Sudden Impact. Like I said though, I recommend using the runes listed for the attack speed.
KuuHaKu_OtgmZ (55) | November 5, 2018 8:10am
So this is the so-called river Shen? Nevermind, ninjas everywhere. This build is really nice, given Shen's ganking potential and countermeasures for nearly all lanes. Would like to see this build in action, unfortunately I don't play as Shen kkkkk
ninja8135 (6) | November 5, 2018 8:49am
I enjoy this build because it is an off-meta way to play Shen. Your global ultimate makes this build absolutely awesome. The only issue is that Shen isn't great at most 1v1's. Ironically, his best matchup is against Xin Zhao. Thanks for your comments :)
Vash8542 | September 6, 2018 10:46am
Wouldn't aftershock be a better rune for jng shen? You'd get some extra armor in case someone invades with your taunt you can lock an enemy to get your laner to come in and help you.
ninja8135 (6) | September 6, 2018 11:43am
Thank you for your thouughts and comment.

Aftershock is a great rune on support Shen, but there are two main problems taking it on jungle Shen. The first is your early clear speed. The biggest challenge with jungle Shen is keeping a decent clear speed early. When you take Precision with Inspiration it gives a 21% attack speed bonus (18% from the trees and 3% from alacrity). It doesn't sound like a lot, but in practice it makes a huge difference. Secondly, if you are comboing correctly, Aftershock's bonus armor and magic resist is useless. Poping your W gives immunity from auto attacks. For an early invade, this is usually the only damage that a jungler has. Aftershock then ends at the same time as your W expires. Therefore you really only get the damage. Looking at this raw damage output, Press the Attack gives a much larger bonus and the armor reduction will help you deal more damage after your W and empowered Q expire. The problem is that if you see an invade you have to be the aggressor. If you taunt them and do a full combo you can easily win any early trade. I have destroyed a Xin Zhao when I had half health. The trick is ensuring that you begin with an empowered Q for the bonus attack speed and damage.

Your thoughts are good, but if you use this build you shouldn't need help from your laner.

Hope this helps :)
ikon wizard | June 21, 2018 7:47am
Got my first s+ using this guide with shen it worked great in my ranked match.
ninja8135 (6) | June 21, 2018 9:04am
Glad to hear it worked for you. People underestimate this build and if you capitalize on it you can carry any team.
ikon wizard | July 31, 2018 4:49am
Do you think it can work for top lane shen?
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