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Kayn Build Guide by T1NYT0R1A

Jungle Kayn Guide | Totaly not worthy

By T1NYT0R1A | Updated on June 11, 2020

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  • LoL Champion: Kayn
  • LoL Champion: Kayn
    Shadow assassin

Runes: Electrocute (read notes)

1 2 3 4
Sudden Impact
Zombie Ward
Relentless Hunter

Coup de Grace

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


LoL Summoner Spell: Chilling Smite

Chilling Smite

LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


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Jungle Role
Ranked #19 in
Jungle Role
Win 52%
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Threats & Synergies

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Guide Details
⧉ Intro
⧉ Closing
⧉ Changlog
⧉ Pros / Cons
⧉ Abilities and Combos
⧉ Form diffrences
⧉ Summoner spells
⧉ Runes
⧉ Matchups
⧉ Items
⧉ Jungle route
⧉ After transformation

(Why did I choose purple as the colour? His forms are red and blue and together they make purple! Pretty neat right?)
Intro Back to Top
Kayn, the Edgy lad with a scythe
Hey all and welcome to my Kayn guide! I'm a Kayn main with 600+ games and 300k points.I wrote a guide to hopefully help you learn this champ. I also made a VERY bad Aphelios guide.
This guide contains info for runes, items, matchups, spells and me fangirling over this champ (I also fangirl over Sephiroth. Don't Judge me !!
(/º _ º)/.
Pros / Cons Back to Top
+ High damage
+ Great jungle clear
+ Can avoid walls because of Shadow Step
+ High mobility
+ Fun to play
+ Extremely anime and edgy

Kayn is a unique champion because he is able to transform into a demonic bruiser that plays like Aatrox and Darius or a high damage shadow assassin who plays similar to Zed and Talon.

He ganks are extremly unique because he is able to ignore walls (which is amazing!!) And your able to clear jungle champs like Raptors and Wolves with only 2 casts of Reaping Slash.
- Low range
- Weak to Crowd Control
- Without a form he is extremely weak
- Has many hard matchups
- Needs to get form early to be useful
- High cooldown for Shadow Step
- Struggles vs ranged champs

Kayn Has many cons like his low range but has able to catch up to any mages or adc's. He gets countered by Master Yi, who is extremely popular and wuju win this match up? His early game is decent because of his ganks and jungle camp clear but his base form is very extremely squishy
Abilites Back to Top

The darkin scythe (Passive) Everytime Kayn damages an enemy champion he gains orbs that he automatically collect. If he damages Melee champions e.g. Leona, Sion and Yasuo he will gain orbs for Rhaast but if he damages ranged champions e.g. Nami, Aphelios and Neeko* he gains blue orbs

If he has more red orbs than blue ones he is able to transform into Rhaast/Darkin/Red Kayn. If he has damaged more ranged enemies than melee enemies he can become Shadow Assassin/Blue Kayn

Rhaast: Heals for 34.5%-43% health (depending on level) through abilities

Shadow Assassin: Every 8 seconds OR if he casts Umbral Trespass he deals 12%-44% Extra magic damage (depending of level) lasting for 3 seconds

Reaping slash (Q)
RANGE: 350
COST: 50 mana
COOLDOWN: 6 / 5.5 / 5 / 4.5 / 4
Kayn dashes in a straight line then slashes in the area around him. Both the dash and slash deal damage. This ability deals 40 extra damage to monsters.
Rhaast: Reaping Slash's damage is modified to deal damage depending on the target's maximum health.

Blade's reach (W)
RANGE: 700
COST: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80 mana
COOLDOWN: 13 / 12 / 11 / 10 / 9
Kayn deals damage in a line with his scythe, dealing physical damage to all enemies in a line in the target direction and slowing them by 90% decaying over 1.5 seconds.

Rhaast: Blade's Reach gains knockup

Shadow Assassin: Blade's Reach has a increased cast range and is able to move during the cast time because its casted by a living shadow Casting.

Shadow step (E)
DURATION: 7 / 7.5 /8 / 8.5 /9
COST: 90 mana
COOLDOWN: 21 / 19 / 17 / 15 / 13
Kayn gains 40% bonus movement speed, is ghosted and can ignore terrain collision for 1.5 seconds. Immobilizing effects will interrupt Shadow Step

Shadow Assassin: Shadow Step's cooldown is reduced to 8 seconds at all ranks. Casting Shadow Step cleanses Kayn from all slows and cripples and grants him slow immunity for the duration. Additionally, entering terrain will increase the bonus movement speed to 80% for the remaining duration.

  • Use Shadow Step to start your ganks
  • If this ability is active you recall one second earlier (Pretty neat right?!)

Umbral trespass (R)
RANGE: 550
COST: 100 mana
COOLDOWN: 120 / 100 / 80
Passively kayn marks enemy champions he damages. When activated, he becomes untargetable and infests and enemy for 2.5s

At the end kayn dashes out at a targeted location dealing damage.

Shadow Assassin: This ability gains an extra 200 bonus cast range and resets The Darkin Scythe cooldown.

Rhaast: Deals Max heath damage and heals for 70% of the damage.
Items Back to Top
Items for Rhaast

The red jungle item The core item of Kayn. You'll be building this every game. This item allows you to change Smite to Chilling Smite. which can be used to slow your enemies
Massive red axe Auto attacks and spells ignore armor so ye Your max health damage + Black Cleaver= a very dead tank. also you gain movement speed if you deal damage
Boot options Most of the time I would go Ninja Tabi vs a heavy ad team or or Mercury's Treads with a heavy ap team or if the enemy team has loads of CC.
Items for Shadow Assassin

The red jungle item The core item of Kayn. You'll be building this every game. This item allows you yo cast Smite of enemies and in this case it would slow them.
Edgy blade of an edge lord This item works well with kayn because of your Shadow Step. So you can come out of a wall and one shot the enemy adc.
Boot options Most of the time I would go Boots of Mobility for the out of combat movement speed or you could go Sorcerer's Shoes when ahead.
Sorry for the wait!! Back to Top
This guide to ages to update due to all the coding and I had to do school stuff as well and-

wait Aphelios got changes?!

Well damn

Pls don't expect an update on that im dying rn ;w;.
Closing Back to Top
Aaaand that's about it. I hope you enjoyed it. Good luck on you climb to your rank. If you have any got any questions comment them and I'll try and respond ASAP (or just comment if you want to talk about World of Warcraft I don't mind :)
Changelog Back to Top
A rather boring changelog
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