Shen Build

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

LoL Champion


88,070 LoL Matches Analyzed

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We established our Shen build suggestions by analyzing 88,070 recently ranked League of Legends matches with him selected. We only recommend the highest winrate Shen builds that have been used by ranked gamers enough times for us to suggest them. With so many rounds in our dataset, we are confident in our provided builds.

If you are looking for more champion specific build advice and strategies, please take a look at our guide to playing with Shen at the bottom of the page. Additionally, to view Shen builds tailored to a unique division, select your desired division from the dropdown menu above. In that case, the proposed Shen build will reflect that division's meta.

Best Shen Runes

If you are fighting a varied enemy team composition, you should strongly consider getting yourself the Grasp of the Undying, Shield Bash, Bone Plating, Overgrowth, Ravenous Hunter, and Sudden Impact runes. In recent games, he won the largest percentage of his matches when built with these runes. However, if you are battling a more homogenous enemy team comp, such as an AD heavy or a CC focused team, you should instead browse down and to the right to view the best Shen runes to win your particular match.


Grasp of the Undying Rune Grasp of the Undying
Shield Bash Rune Shield Bash
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating
Overgrowth Rune Overgrowth
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Versus Selected Team Comp
Grasp of the Undying Rune Grasp of the Undying
Demolish Rune Demolish
Second Wind Rune Second Wind
Overgrowth Rune Overgrowth
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity

Best Items for Your Shen Build

The most essential items to incorporate into your Shen build are: Sunfire Aegis, Warmog's Armor, Titanic Hydra, and Force of Nature. Additionally, similar to our rune setups, you can also get great, focused, Shen item builds below for the specific enemy team composition you are battling in your current game. Those who included these items in their setups had a much higher winrate than those who tried for other builds for Shen.

LoL Item Sunfire AegisLoL Item Warmog's ArmorLoL Item Titanic HydraLoL Item Force of Nature

vs AD Heavy Teams

LoL Item Sunfire AegisLoL Item ThornmailLoL Item Wit's EndLoL Item Titanic Hydra

vs AP Heavy Teams

LoL Item Sunfire AegisLoL Item ThornmailLoL Item Dead Man's PlateLoL Item Titanic Hydra

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.