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LoL Champion Build Guides: Shen

Shen Eye of Twilight

Find the best Shen build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.1. 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 12.1 & Patch 11.24
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[12.2] xPetu's Challenger Shen Guide

Guide by xPetu updated January 18, 2022
  • In-depth
9.8
24
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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
9.8
32
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

La Shenciclopedia (Guía de Shen Diamante en profundidad)

Guide by Cryniu updated January 17, 2022
  • In-depth
9.2
140
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Raen's Shen Tips & Build (☯‿☯)

Guide by Raen updated December 10, 2021
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64
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

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

Guide by BaLoRi updated January 7, 2022
  • In-depth
8.5
9
Votes
0
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shen Carry Jungle

Guide by Vega03 updated December 18, 2021
  • Off-Meta
8.3
65
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9
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

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

Guide by Leolynn updated January 10, 2022
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[12.1] TR Rank 1 Shen Guide

Guide by qosmox updated January 12, 2022
  • In-depth
8
49
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[11.24] Palestinian's Luck QUICK Shen Top guide

Guide by PalestinianLuck updated December 8, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[S12] 6 YEAR OLD SHEN MEME GUIDE

Guide by TrueGIXERJ updated January 1, 2022
  • Off-Meta
7.8
8
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

⚔️Shen support⚔️

Guide by irtirtirt1029 updated December 22, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[12.1] Absolute ballsy scaling duelist Shen build

Guide by dexcellent updated January 15, 2022
7.3
5
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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

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
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shenchanter / Assasshen

Guide by KanaBootyCamp updated December 22, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Enforced Equilibrium

Guide by Xochii updated December 14, 2021
Season 12 Builds // Patch 12.1 & Patch 11.24
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Good Shen Stuff

Build by Friednuts updated January 16, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Burn baby BUUUUUUUURN

Build by TheAK1906 updated December 12, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shen Support

Build by Guest updated December 30, 2021
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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 LeagueSpy's 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 12.1. 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 12.1: 491190 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Shen's Top Items

Shen's Runes

Shen's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 14611 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 54%

Win Rate 3733 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 3874 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
More Shen Runes

Shen's Summoner Spells

Shen's Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 21795 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 43703 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 1340 Games

Teleport Ignite

Shen's Starters

Shen's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 63813 Games

Trinket

Shen's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 51524 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 8633 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 7354 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 12.1: 491209 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Shen's Top Items

Shen's Runes

Shen's Best Runes 67%

Win Rate 51 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 53%

Win Rate 942 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 273 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
More Shen Runes

Shen's Summoner Spells

Shen's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 2319 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 1900 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 64%

Win Rate 94 Games

Teleport Ignite

Shen's Starters

Shen's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 3900 Games

Trinket

Shen's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 3932 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 1808 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 463 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 12.1: 491211 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Shen's Top Items

Shen's Runes

Shen's Best Runes 68%

Win Rate 71 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 61%

Win Rate 233 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 54%

Win Rate 860 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
More Shen Runes

Shen's Summoner Spells

Shen's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 2523 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 1954 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 104 Games

Teleport Ignite

Shen's Starters

Shen's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 3982 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Shen's Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 3156 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 1115 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 509 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 12.1: 491206 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Shen's Top Items

Shen's Runes

Shen's Best Runes 58%

Win Rate 73 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: 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 55%

Win Rate 123 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

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 53 Games

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
More Shen Runes

Shen's Summoner Spells

Shen's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 5154 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 1188 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 84 Games

Flash Heal

Shen's Starters

Shen's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 5014 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Starter Items 59%

Win Rate 456 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 1289 Games

Health Potion Relic Shield

Trinket

Shen's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 5893 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Trinket 63%

Win Rate 93 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 856 Games

Stealth Ward
Don’t forget
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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 completing an ability's effects, Shen shields himself from 50-101 (depending on level) (+14% of bonus health) damage for 2.5 seconds. If the triggering ability successfully affected at least one champion, Ki Barrier's cooldown is reduced by 4−7.5 seconds (depending on level).

Shen's power manifests as a Spirit Blade that he can control with his 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 to his location. Enemies the blade collides with are slowed by 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35% for the next 2 seconds when moving away from Shen.

Once it arrives, Shen empowers his next 3 basic attacks within 8 seconds to gain 75 bonus range and deal 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 AP) of target's maximum health as bonus magic damage.

If the Spirit Blade collides with an enemy champion, the empowerment is enhanced, dealing 3% (+0.5% per 100 AP) of the target's maximum health as bonus damage and Shen gains 50% bonus attack speed.

Twilight Assault deals double damage to monsters, up to a maximum of 120 / 140 / 160 / 180 / 200 bonus damage.
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 channels for 3 seconds, shielding the target allied champion for 5 seconds. The shield blocks 140 / 320 / 500 (+17.5% bonus health) (+130% of ability power) damage, scaling up to 224 / 512 / 800 (+28% bonus health) (+216% of ability power) based on the target ally's current health (shield maxes out at 40% health).

Upon completing the channel, Shen and his Spirit Blade teleport to the target ally's location.

Questions About Shen

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