Shen Counters

LoL Shen Counters and Best Teammmates

The Best LoL Champions to Synergize and Counter Shen

88,274 Shen Counters and Matchups Analyzed


To determine the greatest and worst counters for Shen, we analyzed the outcomes of 88,274 recently played, ranked League of Legends matches. We determined which champions have the highest and lowest win rates versus him. Moreover, we determined those few that are solid allies and who could help stop him from being countered. Having reviewed so many games gives us complete certainty in our conclusions.

As shown above, Ziggs is the strongest counter to Shen with a 54.0% win percentage against him. Close behind, Mordekaiser and Brand are the next greatest threats to Shen. These two champs have win rates of 53.0% and 53.0%, respectively. You should avoid taking him into a match where any of these champs has already been picked.

Conversely, if you are facing off against Akshan, you should expect to do much better. Shen counters them with a much higher win percentage of 60.0%. Similarly, you should expect to do very well when facing Rengar and Twisted Fate. They have the next worst winrates versus Shen.

Shen Team Synergies

If you are interested in the best champion synergies for your own teammates to raise your win percentage even further, glance at our Shen synergies above. Regardless of his lane, he does very well when paired with Swain. This pairing typically increases his chances of winning by 4.0%. Nocturne and Irelia are also great champs to fight alongside.

Our Methods

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We comb through millions of League of Legends matches pulled directly from Riot’s servers each week. We analyze the data using advanced algorithms to bring you the most accurate Shen counters online.

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.