Kennen Build Guide by ShockMaster
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Runes: Season 10 runes
++8 ability haste
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Threats & Synergies
Easily match..just start with doran and poke her hard.You re ranged and you have more chances to win then she.You can also ult in her w if she s low
Skill matchup,ask help from your jungler cuz she can easily dodge your ult with her ult,she can predict when you use e to initiate the all in combo
Dreadfull skillmatchup..She s ranged and you can t go all in cause she have her Icewall.In teamfight s a good Anivia player can make the diference.Start with Doran Shield btw
Not a bad matchup,but be quiet.Keep distance when she have her stun on,and try to all in her after 2 or 3 Q s
This Chicken is baddest one here..poke him with Q,when he is nearly 70% HP you can go all in if he used already his Q,but behind him,cause it will be very hard for him to use ult
Skill matchup,dodge her q and all in her after you hit a simple q+w+passive combo
Poke him hard in Pre 6 and be carefull with his ult,you can t go all in on him cause he have his ult and you are in this situation a little bit useless,ask your jungler help
Very Tricky,he can dodge your ult with his E,and if he catch his Ult you are already dead tho. Try to dodge his ult with your E,and play very agressive at the first levels
Easy one,just try aggresive style and when she jump on you with her [[Shunpo]] All in her
No counterplay,she can piss on your E engage,try to farm and ask jungler's help at every chance
Dodge her Q and E with ur E,play agressive and when she use all of her abilities on minions go all in,easy one
R Champ,his E dmg is Horrible,and i don t want to speak about his R and Q silence,fck this shiet i m out mmm. Just play deffensive and ask jungles's help
Not a bad counterplay,but be carefull with her ball (That s what she said :3 ) Same as lux,if she already used her q and w on minion go all in
There s the only one champ who made me start with Cleareans instead of ignite. Play carefull pre 6,then play aggro,remember,you have one more ability then him
Use your E+Flash+Ult to spite her man.
He is one of the eassiest to kill,start with doran blade,poke him hard,rush hextech protobelt..Play with ignite,he can t react to your e+r+prot+w+Q combo if you use it good
Hard matchup,you should buy some armor early cause he gives a lot of damage...If he is begginer you can rush Hextech Prot,you can see from the start how he is .Do not use your combo e+r+W+q on him if his ult is on
Poke him hard with Q,after the 8.8 patch you can buy Oracle Lens at lvl 1,which help you a lot if you against 1 or more invisibles enemies. After level 6 make sure he used his W and if he s not near a wall you can go all in him.
If you predict when she want to use her E you can dodge it and go all in,she is immobile
After the 8.8 patch LeBlanc can be a problem for Kennen,try to rush magic resist and if you re feeling uncomfortable against her choose a Barrier
From PLat 5 up,Xerath players are very good,and you don t have to underestimate them..it s a difficult matchup because his poke is very large..and if he kill you he snowball very hard. Buy some magic resist,and go all in if you 3 times Q,surely,if you dodge his E.
Think is an easy matchup for you,just rush your aggresive build and when he land his E on you use flash to surprise him,and go all in
Very immobile champ,and is very hard for him to predict your E dash,so you can easily go all in him when you re feeded and you will be very ok
Skill matchup,if you re against a good Viktor player,you must ask help from jungle,cause you can defeat him single.
When he use his w on minions go all in,he have no chance.
This matchup is a bit complicated,like who made the first one shot win. Wait for him to use 2-3 abilities on minions,and go with a different combo: E+R(R instead of flash with 1 sec difference)+Flash+W+Q.This combo will surprise him and will not let him to escape with his W
I don't think that Qiyana is a hard matchup for Kennen. Just avoid her Q+W poke and after u set her at 60% hp you can go in
Amumu and Kennen are ideal together, because both of them got AOE dmg and a lot of CC. Amumu can tank also a lot of dmg before you can get 3 or 4 enemies in your ult
Zac is also good with Kennen. He can get 2 or 3 enemies for you, which results in a double or triple most of the time.
When Gnar goes in with E+R+w, a lot of enemies will be stunned and you can clear it again
Edit: I finally get my first season when i reached Diamond 5 playing only Kennen and Gnar <3
Sorcery I use this rune page first for the Damage and CD reduction,which is the most important on Kennen.
Summon Aery,this KeyStone is the best one right there,your poke is important and you can t wait for Electrocute cooldown.
The Ultimate Hat help you a lot with his Slicing Maelstrom cooldown,which is very good
Celerity best one,great combination with Lightning Rush which gives you a good movement speed and ap at teamfights
Scorch is very good with Thundering Shuriken,i usually rush it as last rune
Nimbus Cloak Replaces now the removed The Ultimate Hat Rune. You have to choose this rune, being essential to a speed-driven champion like Kennen,which is very important in teamfights.
Domination These runes gives you a bigger powerspike than the Inspiration runes.
Taste of Blood replaces the old start on Kennen with old runes and Doran Blade,giving you sustain.
Ultimate Hunter is like the old The Ultimate Hat. This rune helps you a lot with CD reduction,depending on how many Takedowns you make.
UPDATE: I will keep this build for u guys...cause this build was one of the best
UPDATE:I'm back,this is the new build i usually use: Hextech Rocketbelt is still the core item on Kennen,which help you a lot with ap,hp,cooldown passive and with his active,cause you can make your ult more large with it. Sorcerer's Shoes help you with movement speed and magic pen,magic pen is esentially very important for Kennen. Next you have 3 options,which depends on the phases of the match: If you are VERY AHEAD WITH LIKE 5/0 Spellbinder is the best item to play with,he gives you a big advantage in teamfights when you use it,cause he give you 100 Ap and 30% movement speed for 4 seconds. If you are still ahead,but you are not sure you can melt enemies very good,you can use new
Morellonomicon,he gives you HP for sustain in lane,ap and magic pen most esentially things for Kennen + he is a very good item against champs with big HP regen,like Vladimir, Swain or Soraka with Grievous Wounds effect.If the enemies are so squishy,you can buy Spellbinder and Morellonomicon in same build.After you have to buy at your decision,if you think the teamfights are too hard,buy a deffensive item,like Zhonya's Hourglass against Ad champs or Banshee's Veil against Ap champs.You have to buy Rabadon's Deathcap in late game,this item gives you a lot of ap in late =) Do not forget Void Staff,this item helps you a lot against high magic resist comp enemies
General build (normal matchup) Hextech Rocketbelt, Sorcerer's Shoes, Morellonomicon, Zhonya's Hourglass OR Banshee's Veil, Void Staff and Rabadon's Deathcap
The melt build (only if you are ahead):
Hextech Rocketbelt, Sorcerer's Shoes, Spellbinder, Morellonomicon, Void Staff and Rabadon's Deathcap
Note: The melt build is very good in late game, Rabadon's Deathcap with Spellbinder grant you enough ap to melt enemies in late game.
Note: Shurelya's Battlesong is a very good item at the moment on Kennen,which helps a lot with movement speed against heavy cc comp enemies,you can use it in combination with Spellbinder,to maximize his movement speed.
Thundering Shuriken max that second cause this ability is the second central damage power core
Electrical Surge Since,ur Lightning Rush should be maxed last,cause Electrical Surge gives you more damage
|Cost: 60/55/50/45/40 Energy.Range: 950||
Kennen throws a fast moving shuriken towards a location, causing damage and adding a Mark of the Storm to any opponent that it hits.Throws a shuriken that deals 75/115/155/195/235 (+75% Ability Power) magic damage to the first enemy it hits. Thundering Shuriken is a basic ability,try to hit as many as these as you can in lane. If you catch one of Thundering Shuriken,try to use Electrical Surge and if you think you are able to kill enemy use your Lightning Rush to stun the enemy
This ability helps you a lot when you are against a heavy hard matchup,to play passive
|Cost: 40 Energy Range: 725||
Kennen passively deals extra damage and adds a Mark of the Storm to his target every few attacks, and he can activate this ability to damage and add another Mark of the Storm to targets who are already marked.
Passive: Every 5 attacks, Kennen deals bonus magic damage equal to 15/20/25/30/35 (+0) (+30% Ability Power) and adds a Mark of the Storm to his target.
Active: Sends a surge of electricity through all nearby enemies affected by Mark of the Storm or Slicing Maelstrom, dealing 65/95/125/155/185 (+55% Ability Power) magic damage. Electrical Surge passive helps you a lot with a mark of your passive,and for some nice damage.In lane it's just used after hitting a Thundering Shuriken for some added damage, unless you're trying to stun to get a kill.In teamfight you must use this ability in combination with Slicing Maelstrom
|Range=200 Cost:100/95/90/85/80 Energy||
Kennen Kennen morphs into a lightning form, enabling him to pass through units. Each enemy unit he touches takes damage and receives a Mark of the Storm.
Kennen doubles his base movement speed and ignores unit collision for 2 seconds, dealing 85/125/165/205/245 (+80% Ability Power) magic damage to any enemy he passes through. Additionally, Kennen will gain 10/20/30/40/50 Armor and Magic Resist for 4 seconds.Kennen gains 40 Energy the first time he passes through an enemy.Lightning Rush deals half damage to minions. Lightning Rush This ability, when used correctly,is very good. It's a much needed mobility ability and makes Kennen pretty hard to gank or get caught while also having the ability to be used for wave-clearing; You can just dash through all the minions, and then use Electrical Surge on them all.
|Cost: No Cost,Range: 550||
Kennen summons a storm that strikes at nearby enemy champions for magical damage.
Summons a magical storm for 3 seconds that deals 40/75/110 (+20% Ability Power) magic damage to all enemies near Kennen every 0.5 seconds. Each maelstrom hit applies Mark of the Storm, up to a maximum of 3.Successive maelstrom hits against the same enemy deal an additional 10% damage for each hit they've already suffered from this storm. Slicing Maelstrom This ult is the key for winning the most of the games,i swear.When i losed a match with Kennen That was because i was a little bit behind with the other champs,or i didn t use my ult when Slicing Maelstrom was on cd
This ability is like a circle of death for your enemy. Your stacks of Mark of the Storm applied with Slicing Maelstrom. Since it applies the stacks from Mark of the Storm, when combined with Electrical Surge, or sometimes even just on it's own, it can become a massive area of effect stun. Use your Lightning Rush combined with your Flash and with your Slicing Maelstrom which makes it much easier to get huge ultimates. I usually use Slicing Maelstrom when i have Flash on,cause in this mode you can surprise the enemy.
Note Patch 8.9 P.B.E changes,mini rework at Kennen with Electrical Surge and Lightning Rush
Electrical Surge gets on pbe a large buff,he gain more Base Damage and more Attack Damage,which possibly makes him a champion who can try a hybrid build.
Lightning Rush If Lightning Rush damages an enemy champion, Kennen gets 30/40/50/60/70% Attack Speed for 4 seconds upon existing Lightning Rush. Lightning Rush bonuses no longer remain when Kennen returns at his normal form. This change will probably make Kennen build a hybrid build combination like : Guinsoo's Rageblade, Nashor's Tooth and Hextech Rocketbelt or Hextech Gunblade
Ignite second choice for an agressive start,i use that vs Easy countered champs like Yasuo, Akali, Lux
Teleport,use that if you want more map control for your team
Barrier against assasins like Zed, Talon etc
+ No mana champ
+ Very good at teamfights
+ One of the most fun champ to play with.
+ Almost impossible to catch when mastered.
+ Fast wins.
+ Great snowball
+ You can easily turn on a teamfight for your team
- Easy to play. Extremely hard to master to climb in a big division.
- You must stay focused and calmed to play him good If you overextend with Slicing Maelstrom off and with no energy,you are dead
- You'll get flamed sometimes for picking him at mid,cause he is normally a toplaner,but i prefer to use his snowball power in other lanes,and Mid lane is the easiest one
- Squishy champ.
- He have troubles against Guardian Angel and revealing champs like Malzahar or Lissandra
Simple combo:Q, 4 th hit on minion,w active,w passive
What i mean up with all in?
This combo: W passive auto, E, Flash W active stun, E(cancel ur e) aa + Q + aa
Ranged stun: W passive+Q+W for a ranged stun
Chase combo: E+Q+W
Retreat combo: W passive+Q+W
Maximum damage combo: E+R+PROTOBELT (protobelt after R in MAX 1 sec,biggest impact damage,and you should like it) +W+Q+W passive and there you have 2 stun stacks,the enemy can t even move,also you can use ignite for secure if you re not feeded yet
Melt build combo: Spellbinder+ Lightning Rush+ Slicing Maelstrom+ Hextech Rocketbelt+ Electrical Surge+ Thundering Shuriken
Kennen is a very fun champ tho,i don t have the perfect guide for you...I write a lot without an editor or whatever xD I hope you can climb with Kennen like me.And a secret tip:If you play Kennen as maximum potential,you d never get bored cause he s one of the most funny and great champ in LOL. Good luck in your games,Summoners,with love,ShockMaster