Kayn Build

The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition

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175,548 LoL Matches Analyzed

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Our Kayn builds result from our evaluation of 175,548 recently ranked Kayn games. Only the highest win rate Kayn builds that are also commonly used are recommended. Since we have so many matches in our database, we are very confident that we can produce high quality builds to help you win your next round!

To find more champion specific build guidance and advice, feel free to read our guide to playing with Kayn at the bottom of the page. Additionally, to get Kayn builds customized to a unique skill level, pick your desired rank from the dropdown menu located above. In that case, the recommended Kayn build will be based on that division's meta game.

Best Kayn Runes

If you are playing a well-mixed enemy team composition, you should really consider grabbing yourself the Conqueror, Overheal, Legend: Tenacity, Coup de Grace, Eyeball Collection, and Ravenous Hunter runes. In recent matches, he won the largest fraction of his matches when built with these runes. However, if you are trying to beat a more homogenous enemy team composition, such as an AP focused or a crowd control heavy team, you should instead glance down and to the right to find the best Kayn runes to win your particular game.


Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Overheal Rune Overheal
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Versus Selected Team Comp
Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Transcendence Rune Transcendence

Best Items for Your Kayn Build

The best items to incorporate into your Kayn build include: Goredrinker, Guardian Angel, Spirit Visage, and Ravenous Hydra. Moreover, as with our rune builds, you can also find great, dedicated, Kayn item builds further down for the particular enemy team composition you are facing in your current match. Those who added these items in their gear had a greater winrate than players who used other builds for Kayn.

LoL Item GoredrinkerLoL Item Guardian AngelLoL Item Spirit VisageLoL Item Ravenous Hydra

vs AD Heavy Teams

LoL Item GoredrinkerLoL Item Guardian AngelLoL Item Sterak's GageLoL Item Spirit Visage

vs AP Heavy Teams

LoL Item EclipseLoL Item MuramanaLoL Item Youmuu's GhostbladeLoL Item Maw of Malmortius

vs CC Heavy Teams

LoL Item GoredrinkerLoL Item Sterak's GageLoL Item Death's DanceLoL Item Serylda's Grudge

vs Tanky Teams

LoL Item GoredrinkerLoL Item Sterak's GageLoL Item Black CleaverLoL Item Silvermere Dawn

Guide to Playing with Kayn

  • Don't always select the same Kayne form. Make note of what players are chosen on each time before selecting Kayne's form.
  • Select Shadow Assassin if your team needs extra damage or if you need to eliminate a hyper carry in team fights.
  • Darkin Kayne has much more sustain, but can still deal plenty of damage. Choose the Darkin form if you need more sustain in fights.
  • You build blue essence (shadow) by attacking ranged champions and red essence (darkin) for damaging melee enemies.