Kennen Build

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

LoL Champion

Kennen

23,871 LoL Matches Analyzed

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Summary

We established our Kennen build recommendations by analyzing 23,871 recently ranked League of Legends rounds with him in them. We only recommend the best winrate Kennen builds that have been used by ranked League players enough times for us to propose them. With so many matches in our dataset, we are confident in our suggested builds.

To find more focused build advice and strategies, please take a look at our guide to playing with Kennen farther down on the page. Additionally, to see the best Kennen build from a different skill rank, please pick a different one from the dropdown above. The proposed Kennen builds will change to reflect that skill level’s meta.

Best Kennen Runes

If you are playing a varied enemy team composition, you should strongly consider getting yourself the Phase Rush, Nimbus Cloak, Celerity, Gathering Storm, Ultimate Hunter, and Taste of Blood runes. In recent matches, he won the largest percentage of his rounds when using these runes. Yet, if you are battling a different enemy team composition, such as an AD focused or a tank centric team, you should instead glance down and to the right to find the best Kennen runes to defeat your particular set of opponents.

Overall

Phase Rush Rune Phase Rush
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Celerity Rune Celerity
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Versus Selected Team Comp
Phase Rush Rune Phase Rush
Nullifying Orb Rune Nullifying Orb
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter

Best Items for Your Kennen Build

The most important items to use in your Kennen build are: Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, and Zhonya's Hourglass. Additionally, like our rune builds, you can also get quality, dedicated, Kennen item builds below for the specific enemy team comp you are battling in your current match. Those who included these pieces in their builds had a higher winrate than those who worked towards other builds for Kennen.

LoL Item Hextech RocketbeltLoL Item Rabadon's DeathcapLoL Item Rylai's Crystal ScepterLoL Item Zhonya's Hourglass

vs AD Heavy Teams

LoL Item Night HarvesterLoL Item Rabadon's DeathcapLoL Item Zhonya's HourglassLoL Item Morellonomicon

vs AP Heavy Teams

LoL Item Hextech RocketbeltLoL Item Rabadon's DeathcapLoL Item Zhonya's HourglassLoL Item Cosmic Drive

vs CC Heavy Teams

LoL Item Hextech RocketbeltLoL Item Rabadon's DeathcapLoL Item Zhonya's HourglassLoL Item Cosmic Drive

vs Tanky Teams

LoL Item Hextech RocketbeltLoL Item Void StaffLoL Item Zhonya's HourglassLoL Item Cosmic Drive

Guide to Playing with Kennen

  • Mark of the Storm stuns an enemy after 3 marks; use this to burst down enemy champions or to set up other forms of damage.
  • Thundering Shuriken deals plenty of damage to harass the enemy lane champion.
  • Slicing Maelstrom, Kennen's ultimate, is great during teamfights if you can get in the middle of the enemy formation. It provides AOE damage around himself.