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LoL Champion Build Guides: Shen

Shen Eye of Twilight

Find the best Shen build guides for League of Legends S11 Patch 11.21. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Shen build for the S11 meta. Learn more about Shen's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

[FR][ENG]SHEN AD-AS OP SNOWBALL PRESEASON 10

Build by pikapaper3488 updated December 29, 2019
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shen top guide s10

Build by Mehmetuzg updated November 23, 2019
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

SHEN 1vs9 Full Guide

Build by Demon_Lieben updated October 11, 2020
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shen is really broken play him for freelo

Build by 1997FordMustang updated September 5, 2020
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

River Shen

Build by Veketal updated August 10, 2020
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

SHEN / SPIRIT BLADE

Build by Haouchar updated July 23, 2020
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shen almost unkillable

Build by Guest updated July 16, 2020
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

River Shen

Build by MikeGambito updated May 1, 2020
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Im Shen's Guide

Build by Im Shen updated April 27, 2020
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

A shensational guide.

Build by Guest updated March 14, 2020
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

SHENdzreuli Shen!

Build by SHENdzreuli updated March 3, 2020
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

One-Man-Army Shen

Build by Okay Ace updated February 2, 2020
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Full AD Shen Jungle

Build by One Punch Moth updated November 22, 2019
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

John's Shen Guide

Build by Varro33 updated September 24, 2020
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shen Top With Shocking

Build by King IsLegend updated April 23, 2020
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shen top critique

Build by Guest updated April 23, 2020
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shen Attack

Build by Guest updated November 28, 2019
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shen Jungle [10.22]

Build by Lvlz0 updated November 8, 2020
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shen guide basic

Build by SpinnerPvP updated November 1, 2020
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LoL Champion Shen Build Guide
LoL Champion Shen Build Guide

Shen top -- easy mode

Build by Momro updated October 29, 2020
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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 11.21. 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 11.21: 264934 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Shen's Top Items

Shen's Runes

Shen's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 5797 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 1994 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 53%

Win Rate 1406 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 51%

Win Rate 19583 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 6306 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 72 Games

Exhaust Flash

Shen's Starters

Shen's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 19259 Games

Trinket

Shen's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 20287 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 3158 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 3005 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Patch 11.21: 264944 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 143 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 52%

Win Rate 100 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 49%

Win Rate 77 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 2407 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 503 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 154 Games

Flash Teleport

Shen's Starters

Shen's Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 1826 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Shen's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 2770 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Trinket 44%

Win Rate 336 Games

Stealth Ward
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Shen's Ability Order

Shen's Best Ability Order 68%

Win Rate 25 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.
Patch 11.21: 264958 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Shen's Top Items

Shen's Runes

Shen's Best Runes 64%

Win Rate 94 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 124 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 75 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 51%

Win Rate 1015 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 595 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 45%

Win Rate 643 Games

Flash Smite

Shen's Starters

Shen's Best Starter Items 63%

Win Rate 56 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Shen's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 1444 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 706 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 201 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 11.21: 264955 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Shen's Top Items

Shen's Runes

Shen's Best Runes 59%

Win Rate 78 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 338 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 122 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 55%

Win Rate 1164 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 738 Games

Flash Ignite

Shen's Starters

Shen's Best Starter Items 56%

Win Rate 1237 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Shen's Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 1293 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Shen's 2nd Best Trinket 58%

Win Rate 210 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Shen's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 481 Games

Oracle Lens
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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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