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League of Legends Build Guide Author Challeedholm

Kennen The Thunder Lord

Challeedholm Last updated on January 19, 2012
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Ability Sequence

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

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Offense: 22

Honor Guard

Defense: 0

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 8

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Welcome to my Kennen Guide!

Kennen The Heart of Tempest is an awesome early and lategame champion. He is also a good character for the team because of his ccs. He also buy alot of good items that will make u and your team better for example Will of the Acients.
Kennen is also a good engager like morgana becuse he's fast and have this ulti when u stun all around if he 3x Mark of The storm gets stuck on your enemies.
I want comments that gives me feedback or comments that could help me improve this guide. I am not done yet i still go more things to fix and i really hope you like it when its finish but please read the chapters below and give me a comment! :)

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Summoner spells.

and are my favorite summoner spells
U don't have to use , u can also use or .
is good if u want to chase your enemies and is good if u want to be back in your lane after a death/recall. It can also be good if u want to gank other lanes to get more kills.I still prefer and because from u get 5 AP and a dot on the target and will help u if your getting ganked or close to die.

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As u can see at my build u always start with a Dorians Shieldand u will probably replace it with the in late game. is a very good item for Kennen because it will give u alot of AP and health. It also gives u an awesome slow effect. is awesome. It gives u spellwamp which will help u out in teamfights and for example when u are getting chased by a enemy when u have a small amount of health. Then cast your Q ability to regenerate some health by hitting a target.
is the best AP Carry item in the game and it gives u alot of AP.
Zonyas Hourglass is one of the best items for kennen because it will help u and your teamm8s in teamfights and do you know why? Well it depends on that u can cast it while you're doing your ultimate and that will be a good start for your team in a teamfight.
When u got every item without you sell your to get more AP and u also have enough health because of your scepter.
If you are getting fed in the start of the game u can always buy because it will increase your ability power and u will also get many assists/kills with your ultimate :)

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Runes and Masteries

This is my masteries and i use them because it gives u more dmg and also better movment speed.

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration

Greater Seal of Ability Power

Greater Glyph of Ability Power

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
My mark runes are always magic pene because it will increase your burst in early game.
My seal runes are always AP because u get alot of AP and that will make u deal more early game and is very good because u always buy a as starting item.
I use AP Glyph runes because of the same reason as i told u about my seal runes.
My Quintessence are also AP but u can use magic pene if u want more magic pene on tanky targets late game

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Some things about Kennen

Kennen is a really good champion for the team and he will give your team an advantage in teamfights because of his awesome stun. In teamfights i first use , then ulti and at last to stun them all. As i told u earlier in this guide about when you jump in to teamfigths you use your ulti and then pop zonyas u will be untargetable and still nuke your enemies with your ulti. If u succeed with this your team will probably win the teamfight. When you play kennen you will always go mid and if the enemies tries to gank you, you should cast and then run back to your friendly turret. Keep those two tips in your mind that i just told you. If you havnt played Kennen before i really recommend him, he's one of the best mid characters and he's fun to play!

Kennen do pwn some characters in the mid lane but he can also get pwned by for example annie, veigar and leblanc.
When i meet Annie in mid i never attack when she got the stun ready, you can also be aware of how many spells there is until she get her stun.
When you meet veigar you should harras him with Q spell until he have about 50% health left and then u only have to do you spell combo to kill him.
When you meet Leblanc in mid try to kill her as many times as possible. If this doesnt work, you should start with the rylan crystal scpeter to get more health and also if u want to survive her deadly spell combo at lvl 6.

When you kill your enemy it's good to go gank another lane because some people can forget to call ss when they are dead since they probably have their focus on the shop. This can be one way to get fed.
One thing i really love with Kennen is that when his ulti is ready he can kill the jungler and the enemy mid laner at the same time but it also depends one who the jungler is and how much health the mid laner has.

During early game you should play safe and just harras and last hit minions, but at lvl 6 you can be little more aggresive since you deal alot of dmg during the time your ulti is active.