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Yo, let's talk about [how to counter] Shen

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April 18, 2012 8:03am
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Wintermond » April 18, 2012 8:03am | Report
So, even though Shen usually gets banned every game you will still face him occasionally and the matchup is usually an infuriating one. I have to admit that I am kind of inexperienced vs Shen because he gets banned 95% of the time, but I just had a game that made me want to figure out some counter strategies to Shen.
(I went 0/3 vs Shen in what would have been my 2k game as Lee vs Shen)

Shen's pros are:
-Good sustain
-Great harass
-Good dueling
-Can support ganks really good.

His cons:
-Has to leave lane because of his ult.
-Vulnerable to constant pressure

One thing I like to do when playing vs Shen is pushing my lane to his turret so he has to use his Q to cs minions and will lose minions when he ults.
The downside of this is obviously that you are pretty vulnerable to jungler ganks and can't shut him down completely, hard to kill a Shen at the turret.

Good laners vs Shen I've found so far:
Udyr, Yorick

Yea, share your ideas.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Lugignaf » April 18, 2012 8:08am | Report
Wintermond wrote:

One thing I like to do when playing vs Shen is pushing my lane to his turret so he has to use his Q to cs minions and will lose minions when he ults.
The downside of this is obviously that you are pretty vulnerable to jungler ganks and can't shut him down completely, hard to kill a Shen at the turret.

Do that. Don't bother killing him.

Trade with him whenever possible. "Trade" being used loosely.
Basically, after he's used Ki strike, slap his ****.
If he has teleport, which he should, don't try to damage him when he ults as he's probably going to back anyway and that's time you're losing to push the tower.

TL;DR Push, push, push. Only attack him when Ki strike is down.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Opaque_Shadow » April 18, 2012 8:11am | Report
A ranged high harass champ is best. Cho'Gath does well because his Q & W allow him to farm from a distance. As a Shen player, farming and harassing is made easy because I can spam my abilities since I run off energy. A Champ that can out harass or out range my harass while still farming up will do excellent. How ever, Champs like Fiora do terribly against me due to reliance of attack damage and my ability to annihilate them if they try to engage me thanks to the shield from my W and my passive(assuming I have been using my Q to harass).

So go with Cho'Gath or a similar champ
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by NicknameMy » April 18, 2012 8:19am | Report
Kennen vs Shen, battle of the ninja gods.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Searz » April 18, 2012 8:35am | Report
I'm pretty sure Cho gets raped, hard, anally.
But Cho does push pretty well, so he's not a lost cause.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Klausenheim » April 18, 2012 11:15am | Report
Searz wrote:

I'm pretty sure Cho gets raped, hard, anally.
But Cho does push pretty well, so he's not a lost cause.


Does not compute.

1. He is terrible
2. He's A-OK.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Searz » April 18, 2012 11:25am | Report
To clarify: Cho doesn't stand a chance when FIGHTING with Shen, but he PUSHES well so he might be able to stand a chance if he just focuses on pushing.
I think Cho just gets raped regardless though.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Adovid » April 18, 2012 11:25am | Report
Man shen is hard, he can be mediocre or he can smack stuff up. Regardless hes a lot of trouble to kill.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Mowen » April 18, 2012 3:38pm | Report
AP Janna. Push up lane and farm, pretty safe from ganks even when pushed up. Can use Tornado or Ult to interrupt his channel (and on much lower cd). Can push hard and fast once he leaves lane. Can also farm from a distance and not have to deal with his harass. Only had a chance to try this once but it worked really well. Wrote a blog about it. o.O
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by DuffTime » April 18, 2012 7:21pm | Report
Ban him.
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