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League of Legends Build Guide Author Thaking3

Why not pick Kennen?

Thaking3 Last updated on July 1, 2013
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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Offense: 22

Honor Guard

Defense: 0


Utility: 8

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Hey guys, King here with a little guide for some of you maybe needing that extra help on playing Kennen. First guide so cut me some slack :P

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Typical combo for Kennen.

When you get your Zhonya's Hourglass most would run in with their E (lightning rush) and hit as many people as possible, pop the quick w (Electrical Surge) Then press hard with their ult (Slicing Maelstrom). Remember that your Zhonya's is a nice little bonus hey you cant touch me item that allows your ult to do more damage. after these fights are over most of the enemy team should be gone or extremely low hp, simple chase with your E and snipe them with your Q (Thundering Shuriken)

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[*] Great gank capabilities
[*] Great mix of CC and Damage
[*] Not often focused until its to late
[*] Extremely squishy early game
[*] Requires some skill to combo
[*] Can fall off easily if you cant rack up those creeps.

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Early Game

So, many people like to maybe go with some type or sustain, i prefer to go with more damage and a little health pot to keep me in lane. kennen is a very fast creeps clearer, so push your lane to turrent fast and just go B for more supplies. Remember, always harass them with your q, low cd and great poke.

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Mid game/ Laning phase.

At this point it is crucial for you to think big, core items need minor items to be built, so why not rack up those minor items. You should have enough gold for those fancy boots we need, and depending on how you feel either a stinger or a haunting guise depending if you want to get more of your w's passive off or if you rather burst down them with your combo's.

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Late game/ Team fights pushing for the win!

By this time your Nashor's tooth and you Zhonya's Hourglass plus your Liandre's Torment should be completed, and in most cases your Rylai's is devastating for any opponent. They will see you coming and run for the hills!
This point is when your Zhonya's comes in handy the most, while kennen is not meant to be tanky or take damage, with this little puppy he can! Just simply combo into the start of the fights, most likely at this point they are weary of your presence so don't get all trigger happy with your ult. Try to get their attention on you and group them up for your ult, simply initiate your combo and watch them drop dead like flies as you and your team sync together and theirs fall apart because of all the problems someone as little as kennen has caused.

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Thanks and Support

Please people, first guide here and would love some positive feedback. feel i left anything out or maybe need to add some spots you believe are crucial? leave a comment below and i shall make changes.