Build Guide by Sc0TT
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Hi there and welcome to the Shen The flippin' ninja build!
first of all Sjen is a tank tough he does tend to have some heavy dammage lika a dps.
especially your ultimate brings this opportunity to the front.
I go with a 0-22-8 build since he is mainly meant te be a tank and thus as a steppingstone for the DPS'ers out there. The logic is quit simple: a good defence on the tank can keep him alive a lot longer and thus are the DPS'ers of your team a while longer safe. lvlin' fast is a good advantage and so I choose to go for the extra XP in the support mastery tree.
I don't think this needs any explenation. It wil make it self clear why if you have allready played Shen or if you will play Shen. This was kind of a no-brainer .
when accuired all skill or partially the following should be the most use one:
Shadow Dash- Vorpal Blade- Feint ( if low HP )- Vorpal Blade- Shadow Dashthis should do the trick on almost any char with 60% HP who isn't a tank himself.
in teambattle's however, I suggest this:
Shadow Dash- Feint- Vorpal Blade- Vorpal Blade-Shadow Dashif your team back's you up, you will never have to end these entire sequences.
Having extra health beyond the standard amount really helps you with getting that first blood of the round. don't forget to fill your DPS in on the plan. I tried with standard health and i just couldn't kae the last hit, he was allways just a second ahead even when using ghost. The dodge is verry good when multiple enemies are attacking you. An attack more dodged means even a split second more for you and your DPS'ses to kill them.
Heal:Since Shen is a tank he can use healthboost any time in the game. for example: I managed to kill full HP evelyn when I had only about 30% HP left. just before you hit 5-10%HP use your healspell and you can supprise her and finish her off.
Ghost:Shen's base speed is actually low so when you see the enemy start to run away with less then 30% HP, activate Ghost and chase him down and finish him of. this is also good for last second escapes.
the item build is mainly first speed and survivabilty.
when a little longer in game it goes to speed and automated damage. this is good for farming and easier gaining gold so you can buy the next items.
at last when groupfights are more common health is essential. however i noticed Shen can really give some damage from himself attackspeed is attractive. so i combined it with cooldown reduction so you can use Vorpal Blade quicker after eachother.
Stay with you DPS, let him follow you everywhere
again make sure not to be alone though now you can use your ultimate to help finnish of a weakend enemy somewhere.
groupbattle's are your thing, never go in them without your decent backup. alone you might bring some one down however you will not make it out alive.
any note? PM me with them if they are really important.