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Using Hybrid Items on Kennen worth it?

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October 14, 2012 9:09pm
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Hi all, been playing as kennen mainly since I started LoL and he is by far my favorite champ. AP style mid and solo top has been the funnest I've had, and lately I've been playing around with Hextech Gunblade > WOTA (only if another AP has WOTA obviously) and trying working in Guinsoo's early for harrass fun. Generally just using the "standard" AP build: Zhonya's, Rabadon, Void Staff, Merc Treads/Sorc Shoes. I do notice a bit of MR problem sometimes, in which case I drop void and sorc shoes for Abyss Scepter and Merc Treads. I like this type of setup a bit more, cause it's hella fun to poke and harass the lane with, + gunblades on demand snare + dmg is fun mixed with Ken's stuns. Just curious if anyone else has tried using items like this on AP ken, and if anyone has any suggestions along the same itemization.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by DillButt64 » October 14, 2012 9:26pm | Report
Kennen was meant to be an AD champion when he was released but ended up being a much better AP champ

same with Kass

but honestly hybrid builds are not very good in this game because you dont get the best of both worlds you get like...half powered of each and end up dealing like halfish damage

honestly id just stay pure AP kennen
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by PsiGuard » October 14, 2012 9:33pm | Report
Would not recommend. Kennen usually rushes in, comboes and hourglasses. There isn't a whole lot of room to use AD items. Sure, you can autoattack when the invulnerability ends, but if your burst is too low then you're just going to melt.

Go AP and use your autoattacks to supplement your burst (and proc W) or go AD and use your CC to supplement your DPS. Don't go halfway, Kennen can't really burst and DPS at the same time.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Sakon Tareni » October 14, 2012 9:56pm | Report
Yeah standard AP setup is tried and true for sure, just was messing around with it and found it fun, just wasn't sure on viability outside of extremely specific setups. I know the AP is really close to the same but you trade off a bit of health, the multi target snare with rylia's, and a fair bit of mres, for the marginal increase in right click and W passive. Just has some fun early/mid with rushing those 2 items.

While fun, figured it was just adding an unneeded complication to the build that works great already, just figured I'd ask since I'm still generally a noob at LoL.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by DillButt64 » October 14, 2012 11:42pm | Report
well i mean if you wanna play to have fun build whatever you want

normally "viable" builds are for tryharding and i just build whatever i want when im not tryharding or wanting a win
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Pølsemanden » October 15, 2012 2:14am | Report
both of thoose items are pretty much garbage. I've been messing around with duel penetration runes and getting the sunder in offence tree, for the early AA harrass but i still find AD or Magic pen more beneficial.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by FatelBlade » October 15, 2012 6:02pm | Report
I would only take some AD items on Kennen if you manage to get quite tanky. Since his range nerf, he has to get much closer to utilize his AA. Also, by building AD, you lose damage on your Q, which I find to be a great skill to use before a fight. Sure, you have your ult, but its fun landing your Q on someone and watching it chunk. You lose all of this with some AD items.

If you wanna have fun, go Pure Ad Kennen, because his W makes for some fun damage, especially when you build some attack speed.
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