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Shen Build Guide by Roronoa EvrIs

Tank Shen: God in Ninja Armor

Tank Shen: God in Ninja Armor

Updated on September 6, 2013
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Encross (54) | September 18, 2013 12:55pm
Yeah, I have to -1 this. Here's why:

On your 1st trip back home you should be able to buy Mercury's Treads and 1 Sight Ward at least.

??? What? I didn't expect to see this in a guide with millions of views and a 90%+ upvote rate.

Shen has fantastic mobility without upgraded boots and relies heavily on early tankiness for your first Stand United. You're much better off going down the path of Negatron Cloak + Boots if you're that dead set on magic resistance.

You're currently either rushing Sunfire Aegis or Spirit Visage. Rarely do you see these items take a back seat to upgraded boots barring the occasional Ninja Tabi and it's extremely disappointing seeing such a high rated guide advocating for a forfeit of any snowball you've managed to create.

Next, we have the default Greater Quintessence of Magic Resist. I know you go down the whole "this is my preference do whatever you want" shtick in your descriptions, but I'm going off of the cheat sheet here. Why are these set to default? They are incredibly matchup dependent and almost anything would be better off occupying the base slot for any beginner's Shen page.

Why do you skip Defender in your masteries? Sure, it's not the best laning tool - but you're a team-fighting champion. You are designed to control lanes and Stand United on an engage. Defender is going to put in a lot of work for that first Dragon fight and gets even better in the context of people actually rushing upgraded boots.

No mention of Doran's Shield + Health Potion to start? It's basically the go-to in the current meta and puts in a ton of work in a lot of Shen's unfavorable match-ups.

Lastly, I really dislike Frozen Mallet in the current meta. It just doesn't have a place in the shadows of Trinity Force or Blade of the Ruined King and comes up as a constant trap for newer Shen players.
Fayyaz | September 18, 2013 12:26pm
Hey, did you already try out Trinity Force instead of Wit`s End? Works great together with Frozen Mallet and it's a really OP item since the buff.

Roronoa EvrIs (63) | September 6, 2013 3:03pm
Thx. it's now correct although Im thinking of taking Sion entirely of the Section... Noone plays him anymore
XKillerMachineXx (11) | August 31, 2013 5:43pm
just a small mistake but in the sion matchup you wrote "ve".
PsyonicX | August 27, 2013 8:42pm
Would you want to skip the phage now that it isn't need to build into things like frozen mallet?
LG17 | August 24, 2013 10:01am

Would go Mogs though.
Test0ML (6) | August 6, 2013 5:14am
Wow,really nice guide dude!

Here is you +1 ;)
XKillerMachineXx (11) | August 6, 2013 3:58am
Have you ever considered Blade of the Ruined King as situational item? It gives you some atkspeed, movementspeed and very nice damage (ofc just if you need more damage). I like picking it up personally.
Roronoa EvrIs (63) | August 4, 2013 7:14pm
Made an update on the overall build and itemization. Be sure to give me some feedback guys.

@Ilynx: Updated about the Aatrox match up.
@Arcane: I won't add Vayne as she is an AD carry and even in teamfights you will still anticipate her as such. Im kinda surprised however that you easily won the lane. vayne has the means to destroy tanks with her Silver Bolts and she can be difficult to deal with if she gets ahead.
LeeSinDra (1) | August 3, 2013 8:16am
RIP Bulwark
Dalneoz | July 31, 2013 10:59pm
At what lane??? only top? :P
Roronoa EvrIs (63) | July 28, 2013 3:43am
Sorry for not updating this guide in a while but I've been somewhat busy lately and I didnt even play much Shen so I couldnt update it without trying things 1st. I'll update it asap.
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