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Kindred Build Guides, Runes and Items

Kindred The Eternal Hunters

Find the best Kindred build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.9. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Kindred build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Kindred's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 12 Guides // Patch 12.9 & Patch 12.8
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LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide

[12.8] Kindred the Solo Carry Machine

Guide by LambWolf updated April 29, 2022
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide

[12.6] Kindred ADC Guide by Nuts

Guide by Massive Nuts updated April 28, 2022
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide

[S12] SUPPORT KINDRED ¿lamb or wolf?

Guide by sssky updated May 16, 2022
  • In-depth
  • Off-Meta
9.5
52
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LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide

Kinder Egg Top UNLEASHED

Guide by IvernLover74856 updated May 11, 2022
  • In-depth
  • Off-Meta
7.9
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LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide

[12.9] Off-Meta Guide to Kindred ADC

Guide by Amberdragon updated May 11, 2022
  • In-depth
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide

Kindred - The Hunt outside the Jungle (updated, but still unfinished)

Guide by Banu The Ghost Banana updated May 7, 2022
Season 12 Builds // Patch 12.9 & Patch 12.8
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide

Kindred Jungle Patch: 12.8

Build by AkimboTs updated May 6, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide

Kind DREAD

Build by 6e9Fael updated May 16, 2022
New Guide
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide

Kindred

Build by Razkle updated May 14, 2022
Season 12 Guides // Other Patches
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LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide

[S12] Doopliss - Challenger Kindred Mid [Updated 12.6]

Guide by kindo updated April 9, 2022
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LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide

[12.7] Play Maker Build By 'Yed'

Guide by Narutoe updated April 20, 2022
  • In-depth
9.8
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LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide

[S12] "They break too easy!" - Kindred Mid Guide

Guide by Candyness updated March 14, 2022
  • In-depth
9.8
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LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide

[S12] Kindred jungle guide and build

Guide by Gumipapucs updated January 7, 2022
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LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide

[S12] KINDRED MID - "Treasure your final moments."

Guide by TrueGIXERJ updated March 7, 2022
  • In-depth
  • Off-Meta
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LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide

All Sparks Kindle New Flames~ Kindred Mid Guide

Guide by Rermo99 updated March 24, 2022
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide

OTP Player Kindred Guide

Guide by Katszu updated February 7, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide

Guide to Kindred ADC (semi wip)

Guide by Grifynn updated January 11, 2022
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide

SEASONS 12 OP KINDRED BUILD - CARRY YOUR WAY OUT OF LOW ELO

Guide by Sahalio updated December 14, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide

[PreSeason 12] Kindred, the eternal guide to ADC and Jungle

Guide by electorch updated November 24, 2021
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Rating Pending
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide
LoL Champion Kindred Build Guide

Kindred Off-Meta ADC Guide

Guide by IM NOT TOXIC updated February 18, 2022
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Kindred Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Kindred we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Kindred, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Kindred this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 12.9. However, if you are a new Kindred player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Kindred!

Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Kindred's Runes

Kindred's Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 4558 Games

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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Press the Attack
Press the Attack
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Relentless Hunter
Relentless Hunter
LoL Rune: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact

Second Best

Kindred's 2nd Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 3475 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Press the Attack
Press the Attack
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter
LoL Rune: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact

Third Best

Kindred's 3rd Best Runes 65%

Win Rate 162 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact

Kindred's Summoner Spells

Kindred's Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 28637 Games

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Second Best

Kindred's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 413 Games

Smite Ignite

Third Best

Kindred's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 130 Games

Ghost Smite

Kindred's Starters

Kindred's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 17538 Games

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Trinket

Kindred's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 22314 Games

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Second Best

Kindred's 2nd Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 5563 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Kindred's 3rd Best Trinket 64%

Win Rate 64 Games

Eye of the Herald
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Kindred Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Kindred guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Kindred Jungle in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Kindred. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Kindred Skins

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Kindred's Abilities

Kindred's Mark of the Kindred
Mark of the Kindred Kindred's Passive Kindred's Passive
Self
Kindred's Passive
Kindred's Passive
Both Lamb and Wolf mark targets to hunt. Lamb marks an enemy champion for death (this mark activates after an 8 second delay), while Wolf periodically marks monsters in the enemy jungle. All champions can see which targets are marked.

After 40 seconds of having no active jungle mark, Wolf marks an enemy jungle monster for 3 minutes.

Wolf marks jungle monsters based on Kindred's current stacks:

0 Marks: Rift Scuttler
1-3 Marks: Rift Scuttler, Crimson Raptor, Gromp
4-7 Marks: Red Brambleback, Blue Sentinel, Ancient Krug, Greater Murk Wolf
8+ Marks: Rift Herald, Baron Nashor, Elemental Drakes, Elder Dragon

If Kindred kills a marked target or assists in their death, they gain a mark. Kindred's basic attacks and Mounting Dread gain 75 range at 4 stacks, plus 25 range every 3 stacks thereafter. Stacks also amplify Kindred's basic abilities:

Q - Dance of Arrows: Bonus attack speed increased by an additional 5% per stack.
W - Wolf's Frenzy: Current health damage increased by an additional 0.5% per stack.
E - Mounting Dread: Missing health damage increased by an additional 0.5% per stack.

Targets successfully hunted cannot be targeted again for 240 seconds. Lamb can also change her target after 90 seconds if the target hasn't died in that time.
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Kindred's Dance of Arrows
Dance of Arrows Kindred's Q Ability
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Kindred vaults, firing an arrow at up to 3 enemies, 60 / 85 / 110 / 135 / 160 (+0.75 per bonus attack damage) physical damage and gaining 25% attack speed (+5% for every mark) for 4 seconds. While inside of Wolf's Frenzy, this ability's cooldown is reduced to 4 / 3.5 / 3 / 2.5 / 2 seconds.
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Kindred's Wolf's Frenzy
Wolf's Frenzy Kindred's W Ability
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Passive: Kindred gains stacks as they move and attack. At 100 stacks, Kindred's next attack restores up to 100 health based on their missing health.

Active: Kindred claims a territory, ordering wolf to bite at the last enemy lamb attacked. Wolf's bites deal 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 (+0.2 per bonus AD) plus +1.5% (+1% per Mark current health as magic damage.
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Kindred's Mounting Dread
Mounting Dread Kindred's E Ability
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Lamb cripples the target unit, slowing them by 50% for 1 second and applying Dread for 4 seconds. Lamb's next two attacks mounts the Dread and refreshes the duration.

On the third attack, Lamb signals Wolf to pounce on the target, dealing 80 / 100 / 120 / 140 / 160 (+0.8 per bonus AD) (+ 8% (+0.5% per Mark) of target's missing health) bonus physical damage. Percentage damage is capped at 300 vs. monsters.

Jaws of Death: Wolf's' pounce critically strikes targets below 15% health for 50% (+0.5% × bonus critical damage) bonus damage. Threshold increased by 0.5% health per 1% critical strike chance (up to 65% health at 100% crit chance).
R
Kindred's Lamb's Respite
Lamb's Respite Kindred's Ultimate (R) Ability
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180 / 150 / 120 / 120 / 120
Lamb blesses the ground under herself for 4 seconds, creating an area in which no living things, ally or enemy, can die. Upon reaching 10% of their maximum health, units become immune to further damage or healing. When the blessing ends, all living things inside the area heal for 250 / 325 / 400.

Questions About Kindred

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kindred mid ???

Is kindred MID playable ???

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Damage Mitigation

[img=https://i.gyazo.com/7ee4f74ef6c5c93df194e98d2ee1943f.png width=500] [br] Two part question 1) When do buy I [[Maw of Malmortius]] vs. [[Phantom Dancer]] as damage mitigation. 2) If you are still getting blown up through [[Maw of...

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When do enemy champions see that they are marked by Kindred?

[[kindred]] has an 8 second timer between the moment they mark a champion and the moment they can collect their mark on kill. So when does the enemy realize that they got marked? Instantly when you mark them, or after that 8 second timer?

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When can I solo Baron as Kindred?

So, I know that [[Kindred]] can solo [[baron nashor]] without a dedicated build because of their ult, but can anyone tell me when I should actually consider it? What would my stats, hunt stacks and items have to be like?

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Should I buy Kindred or not? (maybe Kha 'Zix)

Should I buy Kindred or would you guys recommend me someone else in the jungle? I'm not sure if I should buy me Kindred because the champ just got nerfed and I dont know if the champ is still good or will get nerfed again soon... Or should I get...

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Kindred build for 6.11

Hey guys. After some of these item changes in the last patches I haven't had a definite build for Kindred. Lately I've been running something along the lines of Bloodrazor, Berserker's greaves, Runnan's Hurricane, Maw, Black Cleaver, and Mortal...

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Kindred jungle

What i should build on kindred in jungle and what way is the best for easy jungle timeing ,and a potential early invade ?

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Lee Sin/Kindred/Nocturne/Other Junglers

Hello. So I don't know who is better/Which to main jungle. Lee Sin is fun and has lots of abilities, Kindred seems to be the good jungler right now but I have never used her and nocturne is sorta hard with his q but his ultimate is cool. Tell me...

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KINDRED JUNGLE

hello guys, i have tried out kindred now and i got one good game so far. can someone tell me how to build the strongest kindred in LEAGUE OF LEGENDS. respond someone please :)

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When will kindred be released? and is she/he/they good for mid lane?

I saw the new cinematic for kindred and i was like YES...YES...1 GAZILLION TIMES YESSSS! and then i checked the Q&A for kindred someone asked: when they coming out for NA servers? then people are like Thursday or Friday and i was like YAY and...

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Poacher's Knife Viability?

So with what Ive seen w/ youtubers playing on the PBE, Kindred's recommended jungle item is Trailblazer, but since he is encouraged to invade, how viable is Poacher's Knife? Also, Shaco's invades CAN be insanely strong, wouldnt it help?

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