Shen Build

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

LoL Champion


679,068 LoL Matches Analyzed

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We established our Shen build suggestions by examining 679,068 recently ranked League games with him in them. We only advise the highest winrate Shen builds that were built by ranked gamers enough times for us to advise them. With so many matches in our dataset, we are very confident in our provided builds.

To find more focused build tips and tactics, you should read our guide at the bottom of the page. Additionally, to get Shen builds dedicated to a particular division, select a different division from the dropdown menu located above. In that case, the ideal Shen build will reflect that division's meta gameplay.

Best Shen Runes

If you are battling a varied enemy team composition, you should strongly consider getting Shen the Grasp of the Undying, Shield Bash, Conditioning, Revitalize, Legend: Tenacity, and Triumph runes. In recent matches, he won the largest fraction of his matches when using these runes. However, if you are fighting a different enemy team composition, such as an AP heavy or a crowd control centric team, you should instead browse down and to the right to get the best Shen runes to defeat your particular enemy team.


Grasp of the Undying Rune Grasp of the Undying
Shield Bash Rune Shield Bash
Conditioning Rune Conditioning
Revitalize Rune Revitalize
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Triumph Rune Triumph
Versus Selected Team Comp
Grasp of the Undying Rune Grasp of the Undying
Shield Bash Rune Shield Bash
Second Wind Rune Second Wind
Overgrowth Rune Overgrowth
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact

Best Items for Your Shen Build

The most critical items to incorporate into your Shen build include: Frostfire Gauntlet, Thornmail, Randuin's Omen, and Gargoyle Stoneplate. Furthermore, similar to our rune advice, you can also get quality, dedicated, Shen item builds below for the specific enemy team comp you are playing in your current game. Players who added these items in their kits had a better winrate than those who used other Shen builds.

LoL Item Frostfire GauntletLoL Item ThornmailLoL Item Randuin's OmenLoL Item Gargoyle Stoneplate

vs AD Heavy Teams

LoL Item Sunfire AegisLoL Item Abyssal MaskLoL Item Randuin's OmenLoL Item Titanic Hydra

vs AP Heavy Teams

LoL Item Sunfire AegisLoL Item Abyssal MaskLoL Item ThornmailLoL Item Warmog's Armor

vs CC Heavy Teams

LoL Item Sunfire AegisLoL Item ThornmailLoL Item Warmog's ArmorLoL Item Titanic Hydra

vs Tanky Teams

LoL Item Sunfire AegisLoL Item Sterak's GageLoL Item ThornmailLoL Item Titanic Hydra

Guide to Playing with Shen

  • The best combo to work on: Shadow Dash, Twilight Assault, and then auto attack.
  • Shen can quickly turn an enemy gank on an ally into a counter attack with Stand United. This is a global; use it on a strong carry to shield him and then TP to him for support.