The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition
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.
Versus Selected Team Comp
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.
vs AD Heavy Teams
vs AP Heavy Teams
vs CC Heavy Teams
vs Tanky Teams
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.