Shen Build Guide by Dreadscythe95
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Runes: "From the shadows"
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order "You're already dead, you just haven't caught up yet"
Threats & Synergies
Does similar stuff but with more dmg which makes the life of a tank hard early/mid game
He counters all tanks because he steals their stats and heals like Jesus.
Very hard to punish because of his mobility and ultimate. Has a lot of magic dmg.
He is a high-skill champion but a good lee sin can make your life a nightmare early game and you can't cath him easily with your ultimates and taunt.
Can outfarm and run you down in early game
Red Kayne is made to counter tanks
He heals a lot which makes hard to kill him since shen is not a high damage champion.
Excellent synergy with the new Kalista top though it's very hard to find one on low Elo.
Protect and her and watch her reach her final form. Shen is great with all Hypercarries.
Undead duo late game that carries hard.
You kind of Funnel him and make sure he carries from mid to late game.
Similar to master yi. Shen is good with all late game Hyper-carries, especially the ones that want to go in.
Similar with the above.
Same as the above. The list goes on...
Champion Build Guide
In patch 10.6 Riot buffed Shen's Q so that it does doube damage to monsters. Shen was already a somewhat viable jungler and with this buff he can finaly claim his place in the Jungle role.
Shen is a champion that relies in snowballing his team with his ultimate and his ability to splitpush and take objectives while also being able to teleport imidiately to he heat of the battle. He is also a pretty strong duelist, especially in the early game and he is quite tanky as well. These traits make him a very strong jungler that can always be there for his teammates.
Eventhought the meta hasn't caught up yet, I am sure we will see more Shen jungle in the future.
So, HoB gives Shen massive attack speed burst for his first 3 attacks, which allows him to do his 3 empowered attacks from his Q, Twilight Assault, very fast. His Q does a lot of dmg, especially for such a tanky champion, and with HoB that dmg is very frontloaded as well.
This rune is obvious. it gives Shen extra burst dmg when he uses his E, Shadow Dash
This rune gives Shen more adaptive dmg. The other two choices ar enot very good with Shen because he is nto an invasive Jungler early game and he doesn't build lethality to get mac profit from zombie ward.
This Rune is very important for Shen because it decreases his Ultimate's cooldown, helping him have even bigger map pressure and snowball games better.
An excellent rune for Shen, it increases his passive shield, increases his dueling strength and his burst damage as well.
This rune is very useful, especially in the Jungle where smite has very low cooldown. Thsi Rune gives Shen extra tenacity, helping him against heave cc and loow him to stick to his targets, especially with the help of Boots of Swiftness or Mercury's Treads.
Stalker's Blade - Cinderhulk is essential for Shen because Bami's Cinder helps him with clear and dueling and it also gives him health stats. The blue smite helps slowing enemies that try to escape gangs.
Titanic Hydra pairs very well with CInderhulk since the items does more dmg with increasing health and Tiamat shoudl be prioritised early since it helps Shen with his jungle clears, since shen has no aoe dmg. The active also helps in waveclear and gives extra dmg in dueling.
Shurelya's Battlesong is the strangest item in the build, not only because it's a support item but also because it gives mana. Eventhough the mana stat gets wasted, it's a very small stat of the already cheap iteam that gives shen many useful stats like health, heath regeneration and 10% heal and shield power which increases his passive adn ulti strength. The most important stat of the item thogu is the active, which gives Shen and his teammates increased movement speed for 3 seconds, which can turn a gang or teamfight around since shen can activate the item after his ultimate and catch enemies that run or catch enemies that are out of position.
The boots usually shoud be Boots of Swiftness, because they give 15 movement speed more than all other boots (except boots of mobility) and they also give slows resitance, which helps shen stick to oponents and escape bad situations easier. Another good choice is Mercury's Treads, which are more helpful when the enemy has lot of AP and heavy CC like stuns and roots, since the boots increase tenacity.
A very good buy on Shen when he wants to go tanky but still do some dmg is Dead Man's Plate, since the item passive charges with movement speed and Shen with Shurelya's can charge the item very fast.
After these there are many viable items on Shen, he can choose to go tankyor he can choose a more dmg oriented option from bruiser items to attack speed and armor pen items. Everything depends on the enemy team comp.
I hope you guys found this guide useful and I hope that Shen will give you a lot of free LP. Good luck on Summoner's Rift.