Nami's ultimate can come in very handy for initiating on enemies who are far away.
Using Ebb and Flow during an engagement with enemy champions will help sway the battle in your favor.
Aqua Prison has a long cooldown, make sure to use it at the right moment.
Consider playing a bit more cautiously around Kennen when you have a Mark of the Storm debuff. If he hits you with 3 Marks of the Storm, you will get stunned.
Kennen is flimsy by nature - turn and attack him if he gets careless with Lightning Rush.
The stats shown on this page emphasize several significant Nami vs. Kennen counter stats that may help you distinguish the differences and similarities between this pair of champs. Nami’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Kennen’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Nami may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Kennen. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in assists.
Nami usually has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than her matchup does. Commonly, she takes less damage than Kennen. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also show that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Nami usually fairs equally well when taking on Kennen, with a 50.4% win rate. As a result, Nami makes an ok counter for Kennen.
While Nami does have a higher win rate than Kennen, when on opposite teams, Nami also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more complex character to develop with. You should be careful when picking Nami into Kennen.
Moreover, Nami also has a great amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Kennen. 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 overall in League of Legends, in Nami vs Kennen matchups, Nami is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.
Nami is a decent counter for Kennen. Make sure you focus your gameplay on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Nami against Kennen.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Nami to counter Kennen during both the early game 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 pay attention to the build and stats presented here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Nami on average racks up a lot less CS relative to Kennen. Champions who on average don't earn much CS usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers reported on this page to do well.
The top items to have in your Nami versus Kennen build include Ardent Censer, Imperial Mandate, and Staff of Flowing Water. When Nami combined at least these three items in her build, she did much better vs. Kennen than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Nami had an average winrate of 50.4% battling Kennen with this counter build.
To have the best likelihood of annihilating Kennen as Nami, Nami players should use the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the runes we have analyed for Nami vs Kennen counters, this composite of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 50.4% win rate overall.
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