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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 12.15. 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 12.15 & Patch 12.14
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[12.15] xPetu's Challenger Shen Guide

Guide by xPetu updated August 10, 2022
  • In-depth
9.8
934
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 July 27, 2022
  • In-depth
9.5
59
Votes
4
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[12.14] Absolute ballsy scaling duelist Shen guide

Guide by dexcellent updated July 28, 2022
  • Off-Meta
8.9
145
Votes
24
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Raen's Shen Tips & Build (☯‿☯)

Guide by Raen updated August 4, 2022
8.5
65
Votes
9
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Leolynn's Shen Guide v8.2 / TOP - JUNG / All Kinds

Guide by Leolynn updated August 6, 2022
  • In-depth
Season 12 Builds // Patch 12.15 & Patch 12.14
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shen top

Build by Tview updated July 27, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

shen

Build by chlebson updated August 8, 2022
Season 12 Guides // Other Patches
9.5
722
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
9.3
20
Votes
1
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[S12] 6 YEAR OLD SHEN MEME GUIDE

Guide by TrueGIXERJ updated June 16, 2022
  • Off-Meta
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
9.2
47
Votes
4
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

La Shenciclopedia (Guía de Shen Diamante en profundidad)

Guide by Cryniu updated July 15, 2022
  • In-depth
8.5
11
Votes
1
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shensational

Guide by Dinox1976 updated June 26, 2022
  • Off-Meta
8.5
14
Votes
2
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shen Carry Jungle

Guide by Vega03 updated December 18, 2021
  • Off-Meta
8.3
10
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
8.3
37
Votes
7
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

⚔️Shen support⚔️ 12.4

Guide by irtirtirt1029 updated February 18, 2022
  • Off-Meta
8
13
Votes
3
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Freya's Shinobi Support Guide

Guide by JasonFreya updated June 16, 2022
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
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Racz's Beginner Shen Guide [12.12]

Guide by Racz updated June 27, 2022
  • In-depth
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
7.2
5
Votes
2
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shen Jungle (Adaptive)

Guide by Zero macro updated July 16, 2022
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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 12.15. 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 12.14: 438954 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Shen's Runes

Shen's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 8987 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 53%

Win Rate 1579 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 52%

Win Rate 1512 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

Shen's Summoner Spells

Shen's Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 10773 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 20189 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 167 Games

Exhaust Flash

Shen's Starters

Shen's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 31282 Games

Trinket

Shen's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 24159 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 4225 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 3748 Games

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Patch 12.14: 438954 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Shen's Runes

Shen's Best Runes 60%

Win Rate 98 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 60%

Win Rate 102 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 465 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 55%

Win Rate 916 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 1094 Games

Flash Teleport

Shen's Starters

Shen's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 1860 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Shen's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 1374 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Trinket 57%

Win Rate 482 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 297 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Patch 12.14: 438954 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Shen's Runes

Shen's Best Runes 64%

Win Rate 64 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 59%

Win Rate 533 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 88 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 856 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 917 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 497 Games

Flash Smite

Shen's Starters

Shen's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 1748 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Shen's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 1579 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Trinket 57%

Win Rate 246 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 585 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 (+12% 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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