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

Kennen vs Kayle

How to Beat Kayle as Kennen in LoL Kayle is in the a tier of champions
Mage Marksman
Fighter Support

How to Beat Kayle as Kennen

based on 506 Kennen vs Kayle matchups
Win Rate
45.1 %
K/D/A
2.11
Pick Rate
3.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked League games each week. In our database, Kennen did battle with Kayle 506 times. Including so many games with Kennen versus Kayle provides us a lot of faith in our ability to provide useful data and a pro build to counter your rival. This champion pairing is somewhat rare. Kennen fights Kayle in only 3.2% of his games.

Kennen vs Kayle Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Kennen has done a terrible job of countering Kayle. Normally, he wins a lowly 45.1% of games the champions clash against one another in. In Kennen against Kayle games, Kennen’s team is 0.0% more expected to obtain first blood. This indicates that he probably will get first blood against Kayle.

Best Kennen vs Kayle Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeHextech Alternator

Core Kennen Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Void Staff

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

Domination Electrocute Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Sorcery CelerityGathering Storm
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
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
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R
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W
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W
14
E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Kayle as Kennen

Tips for Playing as Kennen against Kayle

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 Kayle

Kayle starts the game as a weaker melee champion. Try to put her behind before she ascends to her ranged form.

Divine Judgment only grants Kayle or her allies immunity to damage. Slows and stuns can still be applied, so trap them if they're being overzealous.

Kayle is usually a fragile target. If you see her ultimate cast on an ally, switch to attacking her.

Kennen vs Kayle Counter Stats

Kennen Image
Win Rate
45.1 %
VS
Win Rate
54.9 %
Kayle Image
5.2
< Kills >
5.2
5.4
< Deaths >
5.3
6.2
< Assists >
5.4
1.2
< Killing Sprees >
1.24
146
< Minions Killed >
184
0.08
< Dragons Killed >
0.15
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.59
2,152
< Physical Damage >
5,009
17,199
< Magic Damage >
11,512
740
< True Damage >
1,177
20,091
< Damage Dealt >
17,699
20,379
< Damage Taken >
22,395
10,703
< Gold Earned >
12,063
1.97
< Towers >
2.78
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.07
2,195
< Total Healing >
5,632
13,568
< Experience >
14,868
19
< Vision Score >
17
9
< Wards Placed >
8
58
< Time Dealing CC >
215

How to Counter Kayle with Kennen in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here highlight some influential Kennen against Kayle matchup stats that can help you interpret the differences between the two. For instance, Kennen’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Kayle’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Kennen may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Kayle..

Kennen typically has a similar longest kill spree as his foe does. Commonly, he receives a similar amount of damage to Kayle. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also hint that the champ with higher health has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Kennen and Kayle

Damage Types Compared

Kennen
Kayle
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Kennen
Kayle

Who is Better, Kennen or Kayle?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Kennen usually loses when taking on Kayle, with a 45.1% win rate. Thus, Kennen makes a poor counter to Kayle.

While Kennen does have a much lower winrate compared to Kayle, when on opposite teams, Kennen also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less complex character to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Kennen into Kayle.

Additionally, Kennen has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Kayle. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Kennen vs Kayle matchups, Kayle is the better champ with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Kennen is a terribly counter to Kayle. You will do well by focussing your play on increasing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Kennen against Kayle.

Additional Information for Kennen Players

How We Calculated Our Kennen vs Kayle Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kayle as Kennen, we analyzed 506 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 Kayle 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.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To learn all of the intricacies of Kennen to counter Kayle during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and stats presented above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Kennen often gets a similar amount of CS relative to Kayle. Champions who typically don't get many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers shown here to do well.

The most important items to focus on in your Kennen versus Kayle build consist of Hextech Rocketbelt, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Kennen bought at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better when facing Kayle than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Kennen had an average winrate of 45.1% battling Kayle with this build.

To have the greatest likelihood of vanquishing Kayle as Kennen, you should take the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Gathering Storm, and Celerity runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players picked for Kennen vs Kayle counters, this order of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 45.1% winrate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Kayle as Kennen are given for all ranked divisions combined. If you would like to filter the stats and builds to a specific skill level, you should use the selection menu at the top of this page.