Shen Build Guide

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Shen The Full-Tank-Solo-Top

written by prepo

Shen Build

Starting items

  • OR
  • OR
  • x 3
  • OR
  • OR
  • x 5

Core Build

Late Game / Luxury Items

Situational Items

  • OR
  • OR
  • OR

Skill Order

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • Ki Strike
  • Vorpal Blade
  • Feint
  • Shadow Dash
  • Stand United

Runes for Shen

Masteries for Shen

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    This is my first guide.  I create that guide for Shen cause my friend were telling me all the time .."go create a guide ,go go go " they think i am good ..naaah i just love shen .  So we are here in order to help the new guys who just started play shen or the intermidiate guys who love shen as Full-Tank .Lets get Started . Shen is a Support-Tank and when i say  "support" i mean that he can protect help and he can guide all the team to win the game .You have to consider that you are the main tank of the team ..and if you die then all the team will die . You have to Tank all the team /turrets/nashor or Dragon . Many times you have to die in order to save your mates dont be scared of the death think that you are the tank you ll probably dont have kills or you wont be on killing spree and by you death the other team wont take as much gold as killing your AD- Carry so .. its better you to die ..

  • Masteries & Runes

    Masteries: We said that you are the main tank so.. we play defensive .

    We just give  1 point at [mastery=Summoner's Wrath] in order to Increase the Duration of  Ghost  .The other 29 points will go all to defense (you may see the Masteries Tree at the beginning of the guide) .Dont forget to put 3 points to
     [mastery=Mercenary] you ' ll probably got many assists so you will really need these money 


    For Runes i use early game runes in order to control the top lane without problem .
    Flat Hp Runes for Marks (Greater Mark Of Fortitude)
    Flat Armor Runes For Seals (Greater Seal Of Ressilience) and 
    Flat Magic Resist Runes For Glyphs( Greater Glyph Of Warding)
    Flat Hp Runes For Quintessence (Greater Quintessence Of Frosty Fortitude)
    As the Main Tank of the Team you ll need these Resistances and the HP cause you ll always be in a hurry cause of your ultimate.You have to Tank a dive at the early levels so these. These Runes boost Shen too much for the early game . Now with the HP Runes you ll deal more damage with your Ki-Strike so you can harrash or poke your opponent plus the Healing you ll do to yourself by using the Vorpal Blade will be increased .

  • Items

    I dont have to say many things about the Items .Just an refinement about  Randuin's Omen you dont have to finish it immediately you just have to buid the  Warden's Mail and then... 
    Go to build
     [item=Force of Nature] but only the  Negatron Cloak cause in order to finish all the Force Of Nature and all the Randuin's Omen you have gain a lot of money

  • Skilling Order

    "Imagine" that you are in the Mid Lane and you have to Start the fight cause you are the main tank of the team, you have to do 2 specific moves in order to win or at least kill more enemies than the opposite team. You have to move all the time in order to find the right spot, when you find it , you have to find the right time to Taunt the Enemies( Taunt the whole team or at least the most of them be sure that you taunt the AD carry or The AP,  if you taunt more than 1 enemy you ll have energy to use 2 skills so Taunting more enemies = More energy to use your skills) . When you taunt them try to find the AD carry and use on ith the Vorpal Blade in order for your Team to heal themselves all the time . When you have the energy try to Taunt again in order to Save a Mate or to make the enemy Champs Hit you and not your AD or the AP cause you have to hold em alive in the whole Team Fight . Use your Ulti smart and dont be afraid of Wasting it . It is better to Waste your Ultimate than a Mate , so use it all the time when you see trouble. At the Team Fights your Ultimate can change the whole Fight .Keep an eye on the HPs of your Mates when you see that one of them is Low Hp use it on him . But always use it smart 

  • Summoner Spells

    For Summoner Spells i Recomment Teleport and Ghost . Othewise you may pick Teleport and Flash . As you can see i always pick Teleport cause you can be anywhere in the map and join in the team fight or save a turret . The enemy Solo Top is pushing the minions and you have to Ultimate at the Bot lane  so you ll leave your Turret .After you Ultimate you ll try to take taunt the enemies in order to be killed by the AD Carry or just save the bot . But dont forget the Top is Pushed and as you may see Shen is way to slow so you Teleport at Top and you save your Turret . With the Teleport and your Ultimate you canbe in 2 places at the same time first Ultimate and the Teleport . 
    I use Ghost for the obvious reason that Shen is a slow champ

  • Pros & Cons


    1.  Very stong Tank
    2. Amazing Ultimate
    3. Good Harassment 
    4.  Incredible lane Sustain


    1. Way too Slow 
    2. No Damage 

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