League of Legends Champion Kennen Kennen is in the b tier of champions

Kennen

Mage Marksman
Kennen is a mage Role mage
Difficulty Average
Power Spike Mid-Game
Mark of the Storm ability p
Thundering Shuriken ability q
Electrical Surge ability w
Lightning Rush ability e
Slicing Maelstrom ability r
top
middle

Kennen Build

based on 12,575 matches
Win Rate
47.9 %
Pick Rate
2.1 %
Ban Rate
0.3 %

How We Come Up with Our Kennen Builds

We process over 1 Million League of Legends games every day to bring you the most accurate Kennen build so you can destroy your enemies and improve you win rate. We've broken down our Kennen builds by rank, position, and enemy team type, so you can find the most accurate set of Kennen core items and runes for any situation.

Kennen Build Summary

Kennen is a a poor top lane champion in League of Legends. His best rune sets are Inspiration Domination. Including the selected runes shown below in your Kennen build will provide you the additional stats to help him play well through the laning phase of the round and into the late game. Kennen players should start by building up his q ability first.

Best Build for Kennen

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
CullHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Blasting WandHextech Alternator

Core Kennen Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltRabadon's DeathcapZhonya's HourglassSorcerer's Shoes

Optional Items

Banshee's VeilVoid StaffShadowflameMorellonomicon

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Kennen to level up q
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Second ability for Kennen to level up w
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Last skill for Kennen to max out e

Runes

Inspiration First Strike Perfect TimingMinion DematerializerCosmic Insight
Domination Taste of BloodUltimate Hunter
AttackSpeed Adaptive MagicRes
Kennen's passive ability p
Kennen q ability q
Kennen w ability w
Kennen e ability e
Kennen's ultimate ability r
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Q
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W
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E
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Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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W
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Q
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R
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R

Kennen Matchups Overview

More Gameplay Tips for Kennen Players

Tips and Tricks

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.

Kennen FAQs

Q: How can I make the best use of Kennen's Ultimate?

A: Kennen's Ult can single handidly turn the course of a teamfight. It deals massive AoE damage and can easily stun the whole enemy team. To maximize his Ult, you need to dive right into the middle of the enemy team. Include Zhonya's Hourglass in your Kennen build to keep him alive when you dive.

Q: Is AD Kennen viable, or or should I only play AP Kennen?

A: While AP Kennen is often the better choice, AD is still viable. His auto-attacks can stack Mark of the Storm, especially if he has a lot of attack speed. Furthermore, his Electrical Surge ability stacks damage faster with AD than with AP. That being said, all of his abilities scale with AP.

Additional Kennen Build Insights

League of Legends Kennen players will likely find him to be a complex champ to build out properly. You will find that his build varies when he is playing against either well-rounded or homogenous team comps, indicating you should not follow the same Kennen build every single game of League of Legends

The best items to incorporate into your champion's build are: Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. Those who added these items in their kits had a much better winrate than those who worked towards other item builds for Kennen. Likewise, if you are facing a varied enemy team arrangement, you should really consider grabbing Kennen the Inspiration, and Domination runes. In recent matches, he won the greatest number of his rounds when equipped with these runes.

We set our Kennen build recommendations by analyzing 12,575 recently ranked League of Legends rounds with him in them. We only propose the best winrate Kennen builds that have been built by ranked players enough times for us to advise them. With so many rounds in our dataset, we are quite confident in our suggested builds.