Shen Build Guide

LoL Shen Build Guide

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

83,512 Shen Builds Analyzed

Best Items for Your Shen Build

The most essential items to incorporate into your Shen build are: Sunfire Aegis, Spirit Visage, Thornmail, and Gargoyle Stoneplate. Additionally, like our rune setups, you can also get quality, focused, Shen item builds further down for the particular enemy team comp you are playing in your current game. Players who added these pieces in their setups had a much higher winrate than players who went for other builds for Shen.

Shen Items to Defeat Focused Team Comps

Best Shen Runes for Your Next Build

Grasp of the Undying Build Rune for Shen Grasp of the Undying
Shield Bash Build Rune for Shen Shield Bash
Conditioning Build Rune for Shen Conditioning
Overgrowth Build Rune for Shen Overgrowth
Legend: Alacrity Build Rune for Shen Legend: Alacrity
Triumph Build Rune for Shen Triumph
If you are battling a mixed enemy team composition, you should strongly consider getting Shen the Grasp of the Undying, Shield Bash, Conditioning, Overgrowth, Legend: Alacrity, and Triumph runes. In recent matches, he won the greatest fraction of his games when using these runes. However, if you are trying to beat a more single focused enemy team comp, such as an AD centric or a crowd control heavy team, you should instead look a little below to view the best Shen runes to defeat your particular set of opponents.

Shen Runes to Beat Dedicated Enemy Teams

Grasp of the Undying Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Shen Build Grasp of the Undying
Shield Bash Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Shen Build Shield Bash
Conditioning Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Shen Build Conditioning
Overgrowth Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Shen Build Overgrowth
Ultimate Hunter Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Shen Build Ultimate Hunter
Cheap Shot Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Shen Build Cheap Shot

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

Summary

We calculated our Shen build suggestions by analyzing 83,512 recently ranked League of Legends rounds with him selected. We only recommend the highest winrate Shen builds that were used by ranked gamers enough times for us to propose them. With so many rounds in our data, we are confident in our provided builds.

Additionally, to see the top Shen build from a different skill division, you can select a different one from the dropdown menu above. The proposed Shen builds will update to reflect that skill level’s meta.

FAQs About Shen

How should you use Shen in League of Legends?

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.