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Shen Build Guides, Runes and Items

Shen Eye of Twilight

Find the best Shen build guides for League of Legends S13 Patch 13.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Shen build for the S13 meta. Learn more about Shen's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 13 Guides // Patch 13.1 & Patch 12.23
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[13.1b] xPetu's Challenger Shen Guide

Guide by xPetu updated February 2, 2023
  • In-depth
9.5
1012
Votes
72
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 26, 2023
  • In-depth
9.2
245
Votes
27
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

The Season 13 Shen Jungle

Guide by asdfajigs updated January 23, 2023
8.9
93
Votes
8
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[13.1] Absolute ballsy scaling duelist Shen guide

Guide by dexcellent updated February 2, 2023
  • Off-Meta
8.9
149
Votes
26
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Raen's Shen Tips & Build (☯‿☯)

Guide by Raen updated January 31, 2023
8.3
19
Votes
4
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shinobi Support Guide

Guide by JasonFreya updated January 26, 2023
8.2
66
Votes
12
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

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

Guide by Leolynn updated January 16, 2023
  • In-depth
8
55
Votes
8
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

13.1 La Shenciclopedia (Guía de Shen en profundidad)

Guide by Cryniu updated February 1, 2023
  • In-depth
6.3
5
Votes
3
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[13.1] The Ultimate All Roles Shen Guide (wip)

Guide by Smudey updated January 23, 2023
  • In-depth
Season 13 Builds // Patch 13.1 & Patch 12.23
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[13.1b] "Target marked" Radiant Virtue Shen Guide

Build by MathematicallyCorrectGold updated January 28, 2023
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

SHEN RAMZAN-AKHMAT-CHEHEN

Build by Guest updated January 11, 2023
5.9
5
Votes
4
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[13.1b] "Enforced Equilibrium" Hybrid On-Hit Shen

Build by MathematicallyCorrectGold updated January 28, 2023
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shen - The Eye of Twilight | Top |

Build by BlastCraft updated December 12, 2022
New Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

SHEN SUPPORT PER GABRY

Build by Guest updated January 25, 2023
New Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

mid shen

Build by Guest updated January 24, 2023
  • Off-Meta
New Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

mid shen

Build by Guest updated January 24, 2023
  • Off-Meta
Season 13 Guides // Other Patches
8.6
32
Votes
5
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[S12] 6 YEAR OLD SHEN MEME GUIDE

Guide by TrueGIXERJ updated December 1, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shen of Steel - The Preseason 13 Shen Heartsteel Build

Guide by GannicusTTV updated November 30, 2022
  • In-depth
Season 13 Builds // Other Patches
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shen Jungle Guide | Preeason 2023

Build by Jojoschili updated November 19, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shen AP Build

Build by DemonTheJudgeOfficial updated December 4, 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 13.1. 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 13.1: 781867 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Shen's Runes

Shen's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 30228 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 51%

Win Rate 4765 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

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 2963 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 19965 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 49415 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 918 Games

Teleport Ignite

Shen's Starters

Shen's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 68713 Games

Trinket

Shen's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 55111 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 8743 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 7465 Games

Oracle Lens
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Patch 13.1: 781869 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Shen's Runes

Shen's Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 2096 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 60%

Win Rate 288 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 61%

Win Rate 132 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 3894 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 2865 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 61%

Win Rate 74 Games

Teleport Ignite

Shen's Starters

Shen's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 6302 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Shen's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 4872 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Trinket 58%

Win Rate 1377 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Trinket 57%

Win Rate 874 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 13.1: 781870 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Shen's Runes

Shen's Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 2205 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 63%

Win Rate 71 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 61%

Win Rate 76 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Aftershock
Aftershock
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
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 2798 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 1848 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 43%

Win Rate 1547 Games

Flash Smite

Shen's Starters

Shen's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 4499 Games

Trinket

Shen's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 4356 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 1506 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 609 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 13.1: 781880 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Shen's Runes

Shen's Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 1993 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 55 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Aftershock
Aftershock
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
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 48%

Win Rate 662 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 48%

Win Rate 5445 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 1155 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 91 Games

Flash Heal

Shen's Starters

Shen's Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 4930 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 1856 Games

Health Potion Relic Shield

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 469 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Trinket

Shen's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 6070 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 1077 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Trinket 42%

Win Rate 103 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Shen Counters

Learn Shen'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 / 40 / 50 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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