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

Kennen vs Nasus

How to Beat Nasus as Kennen in LoL Nasus is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Nasus as Kennen

based on 492 Kennen vs Nasus matchups
Win Rate
47.2 %
K/D/A
2.16
Pick Rate
2.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup stats from the millions of recently rated League matches that we review each and every week. This guide on how to beat Nasus as Kennen resulted from an evaluation of 492 ranked games where both champs engaged each other. This particular champ matchup is relatively rare. Kennen has to counter Nasus in only 2.6% of his matches.

Kennen vs Nasus Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Kennen does a poor job of beating Nasus. Normally, he wins a lowly 47.2% of matches the champions battle one another in. In Kennen against Nasus rounds, Kennen’s side is 0.0% more expected to gain first blood. This indicates that he probably will get first blood against Nasus.

Best Kennen vs Nasus Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeHextech Alternator

Core Kennen Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltZhonya's HourglassMorellonomicon

Optional Items

Void StaffShadowflame

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 BloodTreasure 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
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Nasus as Kennen

Tips for Playing as Kennen against Nasus

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 Nasus

Nasus is prone to being kited. Try not to engage him at full Health.

Max rank Wither is a very effective counter to Attack Damage characters, so try to avoid getting caught alone by it.

While transformed by his ultimate, Nasus is stronger than most champions in the League. Engage him only if you have a clear advantage.

Kennen vs Nasus Counter Stats

Kennen Image
Win Rate
47.2 %
VS
Win Rate
52.8 %
Nasus Image
5.2
< Kills >
5.3
5.6
< Deaths >
5.2
6.9
< Assists >
5.5
1.15
< Killing Sprees >
1.25
147
< Minions Killed >
159
0.09
< Dragons Killed >
0.17
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.62
2,716
< Physical Damage >
13,144
19,593
< Magic Damage >
5,371
749
< True Damage >
460
23,059
< Damage Dealt >
18,976
21,610
< Damage Taken >
36,675
10,856
< Gold Earned >
11,736
1.97
< Towers >
2.68
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
2,902
< Total Healing >
4,806
13,909
< Experience >
14,844
19
< Vision Score >
16
9
< Wards Placed >
8
63
< Time Dealing CC >
405

How to Counter Nasus with Kennen in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here emphasize some strategic Kennen versus Nasus counter stats that may help us figure out the differences and similarities between this pair of champions. As an example, Kennen’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Nasus’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Kennen may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Nasus..

Kennen often has a similar longest kill spree as his opponent does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Nasus. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the champion with more HP has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Kennen and Nasus

Damage Types Compared

Kennen
Nasus
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Kennen
Nasus

Who is Better, Kennen or Nasus?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Kennen usually loses when playing against Nasus, with a 47.2% win rate. Therefore, Kennen makes a bad counter to Nasus.

While Kennen does have a lower win rate than Nasus, when facing one another, Kennen also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less challenging champ to learn and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Kennen into Nasus.

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

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Kennen vs Nasus matchups, Nasus is the better champ with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Kennen is a bad counter to Nasus. Focus your strategy on keeping up your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Kennen against Nasus.

Additional Information for Kennen Players

How We Calculated Our Kennen vs Nasus Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Nasus as Kennen, we analyzed 492 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 Nasus 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

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Kennen in order to counter Nasus during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats shown above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Kennen usually accumulates a similar amount of CS as Nasus. Champions who typically don't get much CS typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The top items to use in your Kennen versus Nasus build consist of Hextech Rocketbelt, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Morellonomicon. When Kennen used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better vs. Nasus than with most other common item sets. In fact, Kennen had an average win rate of 47.2% battling Nasus with this counter build.

To have the highest probability of crushing Nasus as Kennen, you should use the Summon Aery, Nimbus Cloak, Transcendence, Scorch, Taste of Blood, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Sorcery and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune builds we have analyed for Kennen vs Nasus matchups, this mix of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 47.2% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Nasus as Kennen are presented for all ranked divisions combined. If you would like to scope the statistics and builds to a distinct division, you may use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.