League of Legends Champion Shen Shen is in the s tier of champions

Shen

Tank
Shen is a tank Role tank
Difficulty Average
Power Spike Mid-Game
Ki Barrier ability p
Twilight Assault ability q
Spirit's Refuge ability w
Shadow Dash ability e
Stand United ability r
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Shen Build

based on 53,133 matches
Win Rate
51 %
Pick Rate
5.3 %
Ban Rate
1.2 %

How We Come Up with Our Shen Builds

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

Shen Build Summary

Shen is a good top lane champ in League of Legends. His best rune sets are Resolve Domination. Adding the specific runes shown below into your Shen build will give you the bonus stats to help him play well through the laning phase of the round and into the late game. You should focus on leveling up his q ability first.

Best Build for Shen

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Ruby CrystalHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Null-Magic MantleBami's Cinder

Core Shen Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisTitanic HydraDemonic EmbraceMercury's Treads

Optional Items

Warmog's ArmorRedemptionSpirit VisageWit's End

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Resolve Grasp of the Undying Shield BashSecond WindRevitalize
Domination Taste of BloodUltimate Hunter
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
Shen's passive ability p
Shen q ability q
Shen w ability w
Shen e ability e
Shen's ultimate ability r
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Shen Matchups Overview

More Gameplay Tips for Shen Players

Tips and Tricks

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 his Ultimate, Stand United. This is a global; use it on a strong carry to shield him and then TP to him for support.

Shen FAQs

Q: How should you use Shen in League of Legends?

A: Shen is a great tank with good damage potential. He's also one of the best supporting champions in the game. Your Shen build should augment his ability to protect his carries. Shen should Ult to protect carries or Q enemies trying to engage them. If you can outlast your enemies or protect your carries better, you will do better as Shen.

Additional Shen Build Insights

LoL Shen players will find him to be a challenging champ to build out properly. You'll notice that his build changes when he is playing against either generic or highly focused team compositions, showing you shouldn't select the same Shen build every single round of League of Legends

The best items to include in your champ's build include: Sunfire Aegis, Titanic Hydra, and Demonic Embrace. Players who added these items in their kits had a higher winrate than those who went for other item builds for Shen. Likewise, if you are facing a well-mixed enemy team composition, you should really consider grabbing Shen the Resolve, and Domination runes. In recent games, he won the largest percentage of his rounds when built with these runes.

We calculated our Shen build guidance by examining 53,133 recently ranked League matches with him in them. We only advise the highest winrate Shen builds that have been used by ranked players enough times for us to advise them. With so many matches in our dataset, we are confident in our provided builds.