Kennen Build Guide

LoL Kennen Build Guide

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

39,937 Kennen Builds Analyzed

Best Items for Your Kennen Build

The most important items to use in your Kennen build include: Riftmaker, Rabadon's Deathcap, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Morellonomicon. Additionally, like our rune builds, you can also find quality, dedicated, Kennen item builds further down for the specific enemy team comp you are playing in your current match. Players who included these items in their gear had a better win rate than those who utilized other Kennen builds.

Kennen Items to Defeat Focused Team Comps

Best Kennen Runes for Your Next Build

Electrocute Build Rune for Kennen Electrocute
Taste of Blood Build Rune for Kennen Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection Build Rune for Kennen Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter Build Rune for Kennen Ultimate Hunter
Overgrowth Build Rune for Kennen Overgrowth
Bone Plating Build Rune for Kennen Bone Plating
If you are fighting a mixed enemy team comp, you should strongly consider getting yourself the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Overgrowth, and Bone Plating runes. In recent matches, he won the largest percentage of his rounds when equiped with these runes. However, if you are fighting a more single focused enemy team comp, such as an AP heavy or a tank centric team, you should instead look a little down to find the best Kennen runes to defeat your particular combination of foes.

Kennen Runes to Beat Dedicated Enemy Teams

Summon Aery Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Kennen Build Summon Aery
Nimbus Cloak Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Kennen Build Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Kennen Build Transcendence
Gathering Storm Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Kennen Build Gathering Storm
Taste of Blood Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Kennen Build Taste of Blood
Ultimate Hunter Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Kennen Build Ultimate Hunter

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.


We established our Kennen build suggestions by analyzing 39,937 recently ranked LoL rounds with him selected. We only recommend the highest winrate Kennen builds that were built by ranked gamers enough times for us to propose them. With so many matches in our dataset, we are quite confident in our suggested builds.

Additionally, Kennen builds specific to a unique skill tier can be displayed by picking a different rank from the dropdown menu found above. The recommended Kennen build shown will be specific to that division’s meta.

FAQs About Kennen

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

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.

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

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.