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Shen Build Guides, Runes and Items

Shen Eye of Twilight

Find the best Shen 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 Shen build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Shen'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 Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[12.9] xPetu's Challenger Shen Guide

Guide by xPetu updated May 10, 2022
  • In-depth
9.8
30
Votes
1
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[12.9] Absolute ballsy scaling duelist Shen guide

Guide by dexcellent updated May 11, 2022
  • Off-Meta
9.5
721
Votes
58
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Sanun's Diamond Shen Guide [TOP&SUPPORT]

Guide by sanun updated May 12, 2022
9.5
42
Votes
3
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

La Shenciclopedia (Guía de Shen Diamante en profundidad)

Guide by Cryniu updated April 28, 2022
  • In-depth
9.2
918
Votes
67
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

My IMMORTAL Shen Build (All Lanes: Top/Mid/Jungle/Bot)

Guide by BaLoRi updated April 27, 2022
  • In-depth
8.9
143
Votes
22
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Raen's Shen Tips & Build (☯‿☯)

Guide by Raen updated May 12, 2022
8.5
65
Votes
9
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Leolynn's Shen Guide v8.2 / TOP - JUNG / Always Win Guarantee

Guide by Leolynn updated May 6, 2022
  • In-depth
7.5
8
Votes
2
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Freya's Shinobi Support Guide

Guide by JasonFreya updated May 3, 2022
Season 12 Builds // Patch 12.9 & Patch 12.8
New Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

shen support 1v9

Build by zodels updated May 16, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

OTP SUPP SHEN ALL Match UP

Build by SylvesterSS updated May 1, 2022
Season 12 Guides // Other Patches
9.3
24
Votes
2
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[UPDATED S12] Mastering the Eye of Twilight - A Guide to Pla

Guide by AWierdShoe updated December 23, 2021
  • In-depth
9.1
12
Votes
0
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[S12] 6 YEAR OLD SHEN MEME GUIDE

Guide by TrueGIXERJ updated March 7, 2022
  • Off-Meta
8.9
33
Votes
5
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

⚔️Shen support⚔️ 12.4

Guide by irtirtirt1029 updated February 18, 2022
  • Off-Meta
8.5
11
Votes
1
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[12.4] TR Rank 1 Shen Guide

Guide by qosmox updated February 26, 2022
  • In-depth
8.1
11
Votes
2
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shen Carry Jungle

Guide by Vega03 updated December 18, 2021
  • Off-Meta
8
46
Votes
10
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[12.6] Palestinian's Luck QUICK Shen Top guide

Guide by PalestinianLuck updated March 30, 2022
7.3
5
Votes
1
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

MaximusDave Shen Guide for climbers

Guide by MaximusDave updated December 13, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shen Jungle (Adaptive)

Guide by Zero macro updated January 3, 2022
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[Patch 12.1] Glacial Shen Support

Guide by commit lego foot updated January 16, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shenchanter / Assasshen

Guide by KanaBootyCamp updated December 22, 2021
  • Off-Meta
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Shen Build & Runes

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

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

Shen's Runes

Shen's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 8155 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 2011 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 2004 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

Shen's Summoner Spells

Shen's Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 12814 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 21235 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 498 Games

Teleport Ignite

Shen's Starters

Shen's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 33958 Games

Trinket

Shen's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 26474 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 4303 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 4273 Games

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

Shen's Runes

Shen's Best Runes 71%

Win Rate 76 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Runes 62%

Win Rate 69 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 415 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

Shen's Summoner Spells

Shen's Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 1200 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 1205 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 78 Games

Exhaust Flash

Shen's Starters

Shen's Best Starter Items 56%

Win Rate 2108 Games

Trinket

Shen's Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 1614 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Trinket 57%

Win Rate 317 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 629 Games

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

Shen's Runes

Shen's Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 112 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 509 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 73 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

Shen's Summoner Spells

Shen's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 1096 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 952 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 39%

Win Rate 778 Games

Flash Smite

Shen's Starters

Shen's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 1964 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Shen's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 1903 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 269 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 829 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
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Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Shen's Runes

Shen's Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 246 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Aftershock
Aftershock
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 142 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Runes 38%

Win Rate 61 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Aftershock
Aftershock
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

Shen's Summoner Spells

Shen's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 2672 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 45%

Win Rate 587 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 139 Games

Flash Teleport

Shen's Starters

Shen's Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 2398 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Shen's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 3074 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 382 Games

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Shen 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 Shen guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Shen Top in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Shen. 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.

Shen Skins

Shen's Abilities

Shen's Ki Barrier
Ki Barrier Shen's Passive Shen's Passive
Self
Shen's Passive
Shen's Passive
After casting a spell, Shen gains a 50−101 (+0.14 per bonus health) shield for 2.5 seconds (10 second cooldown). Spells that successfully affect an allied or enemy champion reduce this cooldown by 4-7.5 seconds.

Shen's power manifests as a spirit blade that he can control with abilities.
Q
Shen's Twilight Assault
Twilight Assault Shen's Q Ability
Self
140 / 130 / 120 / 110 / 100
8 / 7.25 / 6.5 / 5.75 / 5
Shen recalls his Spirit Blade. Enemies hit by the pull are slowed by 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35% while moving away from Shen for the next 2 seconds. Additionally, Shen's next 3 attacks deal an additional 10 / 16 / 22 / 28 / 34 / 40 (at levels 1 / 4 / 7 / 10 / 13 / 16) plus 2 / 2.5 / 3 / 3.5 / 4% (+1.5% per 100 ability power) max health as magic damage.

If Shen hit an enemy champion with the Spirit Blade, the damage is increased to 10 / 16 / 22 / 28 / 34 / 40 (at levels 1 / 4 / 7 / 10 / 13 / 16) plus 4 / 4.5 / 5 / 5.5 / 6% (+2% per 100 ability power) max health as magic damage and he gains 50% attack speed for those Attacks.
W
Shen's Spirit's Refuge
Spirit's Refuge Shen's W Ability
400
40
18 / 16.5 / 15 / 13.5 / 12
Shen's spirit blade creates a defensive zone for 1.75 seconds. Basic attacks that would hit Shen or an allied champion in the zone are blocked. If there are no champions to protect in the zone when it starts, the spirit blade will not activate until one enters or 2 seconds pass.
E
Shen's Shadow Dash
Shadow Dash Shen's E Ability
600
150
18 / 16 / 14 / 12 / 10
Passive: Dealing damage with Shadow Dash or Twilight Assault recovers 30 / 35 / 40 Energy.

Active: Shen dashes to a target location, taunting champions and monsters he collides with for 1.5 seconds and dealing 60 / 85 / 110 / 135 / 160 (+15% of bonus Health) physical damage to them.
R
Shen's Stand United
Stand United Shen's Ultimate (R) Ability
Self
0
200 / 180 / 160 / 160 / 160
Shen grants an allied champion anywhere on the map between 140 / 320 / 500 (+17.5% bonus health) (+130% of ability power) and 224 / 512 / 800 (+28% bonus health) (+216% of ability power) shield based on their missing health for 5 seconds (max shield at 60% missing health).

After channeling for 3 seconds, Shen teleports to his ally's location with his Spirit Blade.

Questions About Shen

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