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League of Legends Build Guide Author tajatysz

Kennen- Shuriken Throwing Machine

tajatysz Last updated on September 9, 2010
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 12

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 9

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 9


Mark of the Storm(Passive): Your skills are applying stacking debuff on enemies, upon 3 stacks enemy gets stunned, and you regain some energy.

Thundering Shuriken(Q):Throws Shuriken to target location, dealing damage and applying Mark of the Storm, very nice harrasing skill.

Electrical Surge(W): Passive: Every 5th attack deals additional damage and applies Mark of the Storm.
Active: Deals damage to everyone around Kennen, that have been afflicted by Mark of the Storm, and adds another stack. Very good skill for damaging group of enemies if teamed up with Lightning Rush.

Lightning Rush(E): You're gaining some movement speed, everyone who will get touched by you gets damaged and afflicted by Mark of the Storm.
Very good skill for damaging group of enemies if teamed up with Electrical Surge. Also good for chasing, or escaping.

Slicing Maelstrom(Ultimate)(R): Deals damage to random enemy near you ever 0.5 second and applies Mark of the Storm, can't hit same target thrice.Very good for teamfights.

Why Those Items?:

Boots of Swiftness: They are pretty fast, so they will make it easier to escape or chase your target.

Guinsoo's Rageblade: It gives some Abillity Power for your Thundering Shuriken, also it gives you more of it and Attack Speed with every attack or skill use and of course, attack damage, cuz we dont want to tickle them.

Malady: Nice Attack Speed and some Lifesteal, that's very good for our build.

Sword of the Divine: Again, very good Attack Speed and bonus damage every 4th attack, you'll have 2 bonus damage attacks per 5 hits now.

Frozen Mallet: As i said we don't want to tickle them, also it gives you HP, so you can survive longer, and it slows enemies Move Speed, so this+Boots of Swiftness will prevent all enemies from running away.

The Last Whisper: Nice attack speed, also it gives you some damage and armor penetration.

Why Attack Speed?:

Attack Speed is very good choice for Kennen, the faster you strike, the faster you afflict enemy with Mark of the Storm, so you can attack them with Electrical Surge and stun them fast.

In-Game Tactic:

Early Game:
Start by getting boots and 2 HP potions, they will help you survive. Try not to get into enemies range, just hit them with Thundering Shuriken and fall back. When you'll have lvl 3, you can easily farm minions by combinating Lightning Rush with Electrical Surge. At lvl 6 you should have Boots of Swiftness and Guinsoo's Rageblade, you can get closer to enemy champions, try to apply Mark of the Storm as fast as possible, ranged champs will be easier for you, you can use Thundering Shuriken->Lightning Rush->Electrical Surge combo on them, but don't use Lightning Rush at melee fighters, you'll get into their range.

Mid Game:
Start pushing towers, but dont be too aggresive, keep distance if you see that enemy is targeting you, dont fight too close to enemy towers w/o minions.

Late Game
Keep pushing, use Slicing Maelstrom->Lightning Rush->Electrical Surge[/color] to apply Mark of the Storm fast on team fights, and don't let melee fighters get too close to you.