The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition
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.
Versus Selected Team Comp
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.
vs AD Heavy Teams
vs AP Heavy Teams
vs CC Heavy Teams
vs Tanky Teams
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.