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Shen: I KEEP HITTING HIM AND HE KEEPS LAUGHING!
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If you are looking for a hero you can play constantly ranked then this guide is not for you for Shen is almost always banned. If you are looking for a killer, again this is not the guide for you. Shen is a tank. He taunts the other team, feints, and then laughs as the other team gets pissed because your carries took down the entire other team. If you want to deny kills from across the map and shrug off damage then this IS the guide for you.
Most importantly have fun :) keep in mind that these builds are EXAMPLES and you need to stay flexible to what is hurting you and your team.
seals: Get armor. i have seen people say dodge but id rather go with the sure thing of a percentage taken off then a small percentage chance of taking no damage. (yes i understand with ninja tabi it gets close to 20% dodge chance but that means you have to buy ninja tabi every game) armor seals make you better prepared for whatever your laning against.
Glyphs: magic resist. early game magic resist is a godsend against mage champs.
quints:health... kinda obvious reasons :P
good choices for Shen: flash
not recomended on Shen: Revive(UNINSTALL... i mean this slot could be used on something to keep you alive), rally (battles usually move too much for it to matter),ignite (your carries will probably take it), clarity (Shen doesn't use mana), heal (only useful early game and if you need it you're playing too aggressively), clairvoyance (unless you're amazing with it you should put something else in the spell slots), fortify (i just don't like it. i only see this as a minor hindrance except early game)
if you are having trouble in lane get feint first otherwise get shadow dash, get whatever you didn't get at level 2 at level 4
i reccomend a 2nd rank of feint at level 8 because the 50 extra damage helps. but if you're team is kicking some *** then go ahead and get the taunt so they have more time to give them an *** kicking at their leisure.
but dashing is what lets you keep the pressure off the carries so they don't have to worry as much
As Shen your ult is amazing it lets you deny kills from across the map.
another good sign that the lane could use help is if you see the enemy in constant motion heading to your towers. check to see if it's because they are chasing champs or just pushing the hell out of the lane.
if you see a tanky dps and a carry at low health and under attack. ULT THE CARRY! saving the carry is more important because once you get there you might be able to save both with a taunt anyway. if the carry is in no real danger but the tanky dps is then yeah ult the one in danger.
You're going to feel obligated to use your ult to save each and every dying person. but there are a few times not to ult them.
-They are way over pushed and even if you were there you couldn't save them.
-They are on a suicide mission and have all 5 of the other team after them.
-YOUR lane is being pushed hard and you need to defend it
-You are solo lane and if you leave the tower will take alot of hits
-your lane partner wont be able to stay by himself for 30 seconds while you do this
-they died fifty billion times due to stupidity and they aren't worth saving
Use your judgement! IF you don't ult and get yelled at cause they died calmly tell them that they shouldn't be playing that aggressive just because they have a Shen.
also if your ulting in so somebody can escape quickly say "keep running" as your ulting them. it happens many a time where people say "oh i have a Shen ult? I'M INVINCIBLE!" only to kill both of you.
so remember PAY ATTENTION TO THE MAP! AT ALL TIMES! THEN YOU SHALL BECOME THE BANE OF GANKERS!
If the item gives armor, magic resist, or a lot of health its most likely a tank item. Don't get things that involve mana cause you don't use it.
I'm sorry this is a wall of text... i will try to fix this in the future... don't hate the guide because of it i'm sorry :( also i'm terrible at spelling so please forgive any mistakes. Please don't just say "BAD GUIDE!" tell me what you don't like about it.
Now go be a ninja tank.