The Best LoL Champions to Synergize and Counter Shen
159,995 Shen Counters and Matchups Analyzed
To determine the greatest and worst counters for Shen, we examined the results of 159,995 recently completed, ranked LoL games. We found which champs have the best and worst win rates against him. Furthermore, we isolated those select champions that are exceptional companions and who could help prevent your champ from being countered. Having reviewed so many games gives us complete confidence in our conclusions.
As shown above, Illaoi is the strongest to face off against Shen with a 53.5% win fraction against him. Close behind, Urgot and Sett are the next largest counters to Shen. These two have win rates of 53.4% and 53.2%, respectively. You should not take him into a game where any of these other champs has already been picked.
Who Counters Shen
Who Shen Counters
Conversely, if you are facing off against Renekton, you can expect to do much better. Shen counters them with a much better win percentage of 54.3%. Likewise, you can expect to do very well when battling Gangplank and Gwen. These champs have the next lowest win rates when countering Shen.
If you would like great champ synergies for your own comrades to enhance your winrate, look at our champion synergies below.
Shen Team Synergies
Master YiWin Rate: 54%
YasuoWin Rate: 53%
NocturneWin Rate: 53%
Xin ZhaoWin Rate: 52%
BrandWin Rate: 52%
Regardless of his chosen position, he does admirably when alongside Master Yi. This pairing typically enhances his chances of winning by a few percent. Yasuo and Nocturne are also superb champions to pair with.
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Guide to Countering Shen
- Be wary when ganking because Shen can sheild your target and then TP there with Stand United. Make sure you're ready to potentially fight 2 champions if you initiate on 1.
- Shen counters a lot of squishy carries. His Ult will allow him to join the fight and lock down any nearby enemies with his taunt.
- Additionally, Shen counters many ADCs with his AoE Spirit Refuge (W) ability by blocking all incoming auto attacks within range of his blade.