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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 12.19. 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 11 Guides
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shen Mid (Actually OP)

Guide by SamIAm12 updated March 29, 2021
  • Off-Meta
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Hybrid AP/Tank Support Shen *IN PROGRESS*

Guide by Tartmeringue updated January 21, 2021
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[11.6] - SHEN JUNGLA EN ESPAÑOL - LordGaoo

Guide by LordGaoo updated March 18, 2021
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

"You Ain't Moving" Season 11 Shen Build

Guide by SwordCoast247 updated October 7, 2021
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Top Shen guide

Guide by Guest updated December 15, 2020
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

TheMightyNinja

Guide by TheMightyNinja updated December 11, 2020
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[10.25b] b4kk0n's Gold Tier River Shen Guide!

Guide by b4kk0n the Gold Jungler updated December 20, 2020
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shen Bronze guide

Guide by XteelRO updated July 8, 2021
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Eye Of The Twilight

Guide by timeinabottle updated April 1, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Turn the tide of team fights: Unkillable Tank & Mobile

Guide by localroman updated December 7, 2020
Season 11 Builds
8.8
18
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2
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

How to DOMINATE lane as Assassin Shen!!

Build by LlabilniLlama updated September 21, 2021
8.7
13
Votes
1
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shen Bapiro - The Protector of WAP (In-Depth Guide)

Build by Jannathan updated January 7, 2021
8.3
7
Votes
0
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[S11] Updated Shen Guide! "Enforced Equilibrium"

Build by Shend Support updated February 16, 2021
8.2
9
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1
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

crit shen :)

Build by CloveR3219 updated December 26, 2020
  • Off-Meta
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Mathematically Correct Shen

Build by Guest updated July 14, 2021
  • Off-Meta
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Ex master shen guide

Build by Huzzygame updated November 11, 2020
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

guide to shint

Build by golden5hotgun updated August 29, 2021
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

AethricAce's Ultimate Support Shen Guide

Build by AethricAce updated June 12, 2021
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

river shen uwu guide

Build by profortniteonetrick updated February 8, 2021
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shen Ultimate Equilibrium Guide

Build by Dristarz updated February 1, 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 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 12.19. 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 12.16: 469470 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Shen's Runes

Shen's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 10692 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 56%

Win Rate 1582 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 1660 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 12465 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 22793 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 60%

Win Rate 159 Games

Ghost Ignite

Shen's Starters

Shen's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 35679 Games

Trinket

Shen's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 27726 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 4627 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 4194 Games

Oracle Lens
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Patch 12.16: 469470 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Shen's Runes

Shen's Best Runes 63%

Win Rate 107 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 57%

Win Rate 560 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 109 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 1287 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 1009 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 62%

Win Rate 55 Games

Exhaust Flash

Shen's Starters

Shen's Best Starter Items 56%

Win Rate 2142 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Shen's Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 1624 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 511 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Trinket 57%

Win Rate 313 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 12.16: 469470 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Shen's Runes

Shen's Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 619 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 57%

Win Rate 84 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 55%

Win Rate 65 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 972 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 1031 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 42%

Win Rate 562 Games

Flash Smite

Shen's Starters

Shen's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 1949 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Shen's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 1782 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 687 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 237 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

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 / 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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