How to Win Kennen vs Heimerdinger Counter Matchup Kennen is in the b tier of champions

Kennen vs Heimerdinger

How to Beat Heimerdinger as Kennen in LoL Heimerdinger is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Heimerdinger as Kennen

based on 382 Kennen vs Heimerdinger matchups
Win Rate
44 %
K/D/A
2.19
Pick Rate
2.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of recently ranked League games each week. In our dataset, Kennen faced Heimerdinger in 382 rounds. Including so many games with Kennen versus Heimerdinger gives us a lot of faith in our ability to prepare useful statistics and a recommended build to crush Heimerdinger. This champ matchup is relatively rare. Kennen fights Heimerdinger in only 2.4% of his rounds.

Kennen vs Heimerdinger Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Kennen does a terrible job of beating Heimerdinger. On average, he wins a lowly 44.0% of the time the champs fight each other in. In Kennen vs Heimerdinger rounds, Kennen’s team is 0.0% more expected to get first blood, implying that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Heimerdinger.

Best Kennen vs Heimerdinger Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsAmplifying Tome

Core Kennen Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltVoid StaffZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Shadowflame

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Kennen to level up q
>
Second ability for Kennen to level up w
>
Last skill for Kennen to max out e

Runes

Sorcery Summon Aery Nimbus CloakTranscendenceScorch
Domination Taste of BloodUltimate Hunter
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Kennen's passive ability p
Kennen q ability q
Kennen w ability w
Kennen e ability e
Kennen's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
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Q
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W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Heimerdinger as Kennen

Tips for Playing as Kennen against Heimerdinger

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.

Advice to Win Against Heimerdinger

Be wary of Heimerdinger's Upgrade!!!, as he can use it to find an answer to most trouble he gets into. Once his ultimate is down, go in for the kill!

It's better to destroy all of Heimerdinger's turrets at once with the help of creeps than to fight them one at a time.

Kennen vs Heimerdinger Counter Stats

Kennen Image
Win Rate
44 %
VS
Win Rate
56 %
Heimerdinger Image
5.4
< Kills >
5.3
5.4
< Deaths >
6.3
6.4
< Assists >
6.7
1.2
< Killing Sprees >
1.23
151
< Minions Killed >
150
0.07
< Dragons Killed >
0.17
0.37
< Inhibitors >
0.54
1,871
< Physical Damage >
765
17,226
< Magic Damage >
23,619
717
< True Damage >
751
19,815
< Damage Dealt >
25,136
21,751
< Damage Taken >
18,532
10,919
< Gold Earned >
11,231
1.74
< Towers >
2.25
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.07
2,624
< Total Healing >
1,534
14,214
< Experience >
13,917
17
< Vision Score >
22
8
< Wards Placed >
11
95
< Time Dealing CC >
240

How to Counter Heimerdinger with Kennen in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here emphasize some valuable Kennen versus Heimerdinger counter stats that can help you appreciate the distinctions between the two. As an example, Kennen’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Heimerdinger’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Kennen may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Heimerdinger..

Kennen usually has a similar longest kill spree as his foe does. On average, he receives more damage than Heimerdinger. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also illustrate that the champ with more health has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Kennen and Heimerdinger

Damage Types Compared

Kennen
Heimerdinger
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Kennen
Heimerdinger

Who is Better, Kennen or Heimerdinger?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Kennen usually loses when trying to fight Heimerdinger, with a 44.0% win rate. Thus, Kennen makes a poor counter to Heimerdinger.

While Kennen does have a much lower winrate than Heimerdinger, when they face off with one another, Kennen also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes him a less difficult champ to pick up and master. You should be very concerned when picking Kennen into Heimerdinger.

Moreover, Kennen has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Heimerdinger. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Kennen vs Heimerdinger matchups, Heimerdinger is the better champ with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.

Kennen is a terribly counter for Heimerdinger. Focus your strategy on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Kennen against Heimerdinger.

Additional Information for Kennen Players

How We Calculated Our Kennen vs Heimerdinger Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Heimerdinger as Kennen, we analyzed 382 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Heimerdinger as Kennen comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To learn all of the intricacies of Kennen in order to counter Heimerdinger during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and stats shown above, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Kennen usually racks up a similar amount of CS as Heimerdinger. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values shown on this page to do well.

The ideal items to have in your Kennen versus Heimerdinger build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Void Staff, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Kennen used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better vs Heimerdinger than with many other common builds. In fact, Kennen boasted an average win rate of 44.0% battling Heimerdinger with this counter build.

To have the greatest chance of defeating Heimerdinger as Kennen, you should equip the Summon Aery, Nimbus Cloak, Transcendence, Scorch, Taste of Blood, and Ultimate Hunter runes from the Sorcery and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players chose for Kennen vs Heimerdinger fights, this sequence of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 44.0% winrate overall.

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