Kayn Build Guide by sonni
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+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Threats & Synergies
any tanks are easy with darkin kayn
After doing this you should probably go for B if you don't see good gank on mid lane and you should buy skirmishers and boots and some long swords if you have money for them. After this you should just power farm and try to counter gank because it's super easy with kayn's E and try to gank if your lanes are getting pushed. I'll try to get some footage of my gameplay to here at some point. Anyway at 20 mins you should have at least 100+ farm and have death's dance and the darkin form. Sometimes you can just end at 20 mins if you have fed your laners enough but if not then im gonna tell you about mid game.
Mid game is pretty simple for kayn, you are excellent duelist and you can kill anyone and leave the fight with full hp because your ult heals you to full with the items you should have by then. Try to look for picks and keep farming your jungle and help your team with fights with your knock up W and insane dmg and tanking potential. You should have won by 30 mins because your mid game is super strong and enemies wont expect anything from you. If however your game goes over 30 mins and in to the late game, you better be prepared to make shot calls and pressure baron or split push if it's the only good choice. I would recommend going with your team and starting fights with your W and tanking enemy ults because you can just heal to full by ulting some tank or even squishy and killing them in the progress. So in conclusion kayn is play maker and fight started with his good aoe knockup and insane pressure of his E, I hope this helps you to play kayn and clarify what this champion is all about. Frontline damage soaking heal machine, better version of aatrox. 9/10 would main..
First of all jungle item, Skirmisher's Sabre- warrior, is must have because the dmg spike is insane and the red smite is super op on this champion.
After getting this you should rush ninja tabis for tankiness and movement speed which helps you stay in fight for longer and chase enemies. If your enemies have like 4 ap or a lot of crowd control since cc is the best counter for you as it stops your healing and damage output for a while.
i would say the most core item is black cleaver because it gives so much mobility and damage with the armor pene.
after black cleaver you should get guardian anger for dmg and armor which is super useful when you are in the middle of all the enemies after ulting or using E. This just gives you more options because of the revive and dmg to fight tanks and burst down squishies.
the last 2 items should be hp items like steraks gaze because it gives you a lot of hp and damage for low cost and gives you huge shield which helps you sustain the dmg and keep healing and now it gives tenacity when the passive procs which helps you to not get locked down. then you should get either thornmail or spirit visage depending if they have ap or ad heavy team, thornmail is strong because it gives a lot of armor to protect your hp and it also deals damage and applies grievous wounds which helps you to win long fights. and the spirit visage is obvious item if the enemies have ap damage because of the passive, "all healing on you is increased by 30%" which is insane for a champion like kayn and you should consider buying it if you have like soraka in your team even if the enemy team has only like one ap dealer.