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Shen Build Guide by The_Real_Wickd

Top Wickd's Season 11 Shen Guide

Top Wickd's Season 11 Shen Guide

Updated on March 31, 2021
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Runes:

Resolve
Grasp of the Undying
Shield Bash
Second Wind
Revitalize

Domination
Cheap Shot
Ravenous Hunter
Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor

Spells:

1 2
Flash + Teleport
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport

Teleport

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Hello Mobafire!
I am Mike aka Wickd. I've been playing this game since beta.
I have been Challenger every season, peaked rank 1 world, played professionally for 6-7 years and I've been to Worlds twice.
Last time I made a guide was back in season 1 and I thought it's about time to make another one.

After I retired from professional play I started doing educational content on my stream and youtube
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Shen's Damage dealer build is meant for dealing a lot of damage. You choose this build if you have a good chance at snowballing your lane. It's an amazing build against high health tanks that tend to build a low amount of Armor. For example against bruisers like Renekton or tanks like Cho'Gath
First Base Item
You want to get Phage on your first back as it's the best early game item for Shen due to how well it synergises with him.
Second Base
Shen is extremely powerful from lvl 1-5, but generally weak afterwards until you get your first fully completed item. That's why you often tend to skip boots and rush Divine Sunderer
Boots
You obviously need standard boots as movement speed is extremely crucial and they're relatively cheap. Only upgrade them right away if you aren't ahead.
Titanic Hydra
Finally you have Titanic Hydra, and it's time to start taking over with split pushing. The reason Titanic Hydra is huge for Shen is because he got terrible wave clear by default. Titanic Hydra allows Shen to finally push lanes quickly which makes it possible to pressure the map harder.
Upgraded Boots
You have to upgrade boots now if you haven't already. Both Plated Steelcaps and Mercury's Treads are amazing. Buy whichever counter the opponent team the most.
Abyssal Mask
Now you have options in your build path. You build Abyssal Mask against Magic dealing enemies, and you buy Thornmail if your enemies are Primarily Physical.
Thornmail
If you got Abyssal Mask earlier it's now time to get Thornmail. If you got Thornmail earlier it's now time to get Abyssal Mask
Randuin's Omen
Finish up your build with a Randuin's Omen as it's an excellent last item for Shen. Especially due to how many crit champions there are in the current meta
First Base Item
Goal is to base on wave 7-9 depending on how well you CS. At that time you will be able to buy which will increase your damage by a lot
Plated Steelcaps
With Shen's tank build your goal is generally to survive and allow your team to carry. That's why you don't need to rush your Mythic Item, and it's completely fine to upgrade your boots early.
Boots
Now it's finally time to upgrade your Mythic Item. You will be decently strong, but remember to focus on playing around your team since you are their tank.
Titanic Hydra
Shen's Wave clear is decent with Sunfire Aegis, but with Titanic Hydra is becomes excellent. You can clear waves extremely fast and quickly get back to your team mates.
Abyssal Mask
Now you have options in your build path. You build Abyssal Mask against Magic dealing enemies, and you buy Thornmail if your enemies are Primarily Physical.
Thornmail
If you got Abyssal Mask earlier it's now time to get Thornmail. If you got Thornmail earlier it's now time to get Abyssal Mask
Randuin's Omen
Finish up your build with either Randuin's Omen or Gargoyle Stoneplate. Randuin's is a excellent last item for Shen. Especially due to how many crit champions there are in the current meta
Gargoyle Stoneplate
Finish up your build with either Gargoyle Stoneplate or Randuin's Omen. Gargoyle Stoneplate is an item that you only build if you're against few crit champions and a lot of burst from the enemy team. Generally I would go with Randuin's Omen, but there are definitely situations for a Gargoyle.
The standard Rune Page for Shen. It is always solid and works 100% of the time.

If you want you can opt in for instead of and instead of

The rest of the runes shouldn't be changed.
Your first job is to figure out if you're stronger or weaker than your opponent in the first few lvls of the lane phase.

If you are weaker you let the opponent push you in and focus on farming safely.

If you are stronger you now need to figure out where the enemy jungle starts. If he starts top side you want to slow push and focus on trying to damage / kill your opponent. Try to be 2 hits ahead of your opponent in the push. That way you don't end up pushing too fast and your wave manipulation will end up being excellent. Your goal is to push third or fourth wave into the enemy tower.

However, if the opponent jungle is starting bot side. Prepare to get ganked on the third or fourth wave. You want to let your opponent push you in. If your jungle also started bot side you can choose to push again and try to get a 2 versus 2 fights going at the third or fourth wave.

If your jungler started top side and their jungle started bot side. Prepare to be weaker and allow the enemy to push you in even if you are stronger than him in a 1 versus 1 situation.
The guide in video format. It tells you about the tank version of the Shen Guide.
Learn how to play Shen Mechanically in this 3 minute guide that I made. It's better in a video format which is why I refer you to the video.
Learn how to play against the 10 most common Shen matchups in this video
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