You can stun your opponents by inflicting 3 Marks of the Storm upon them.
Lightning Rush can be used to initiate fights with its Energy return component, allowing him to use other abilities afterward.
You can land an initial Mark of the Storm debuff on an opponent with Thundering Shuriken, and then add to it with Electrical Surge.
Aatrox's Infernal Chains are easier to exit when running towards the sides or at Aatrox.
Keep your distance when Aatrox uses his Ultimate to prevent him from reviving.
Aatrox's attacks are very telegraphed, so use the time to dodge the hit zones.
The stat comparisons shown on this page underscore several important Kennen against Aatrox counter statistics that may help you distinguish the differences and similarities between the pair. Kennen’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Aatrox’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Kennen may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Aatrox..
Kennen often has a similar longest killing spree as his matchup does. Commonly, he receives less damage than Aatrox. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Kennen usually fairs equally well when taking on Aatrox, with a 49.4% win rate. As a result, Kennen makes an ok counter for Aatrox.
While Kennen does have a lower win rate compared to Aatrox, when they face off with one another, Kennen also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more time consuming champion to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Kennen into Aatrox.
Furthermore, Kennen has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Aatrox. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Kennen vs Aatrox matchups, Aatrox is the better champion with a similar win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.
Kennen is a somewhat poor counter for Aatrox. You will do well by focussing your actions on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Kennen against Aatrox.
If you would like to truly master Kennen to counter Aatrox during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips displayed above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Kennen typically accumulates a similar amount of CS relative to Aatrox. Champions who typically don't get much CS often don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers reported here to do well.
The ideal items to prioritize in your Kennen versus Aatrox build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Void Staff, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Kennen used at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better when fighting Aatrox than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Kennen had an average win rate of 49.4% battling Aatrox with this build.
To have the best likelihood of defeating Aatrox as Kennen, you should take the Summon Aery, Nimbus Cloak, Transcendence, Scorch, Taste of Blood, and Ravenous Hunter runes from the Sorcery and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune sets players picked for Kennen vs Aatrox face-offs, this sequence of runes yielded the best win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 49.4% winrate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Aatrox as Kennen are presented for all ranked divisions. If you want to narrow the statistics and builds to a distinct rank, you can use the selection menu at the top of this page.