How to Win Shen vs Ryze Counter Matchup Shen is in the s tier of champions

Shen vs Ryze

How to Beat Ryze as Shen in LoL Ryze is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Ryze as Shen

based on 372 Shen vs Ryze matchups
Win Rate
54.3 %
K/D/A
3.19
Pick Rate
0.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our matchup statistics from the millions of recently rated League of Legends rounds that we evaluate each and every week. This guide on how to beat Ryze as Shen resulted from an evaluation of 372 ranked rounds where both champions faced each other. This particular counter pairing is somewhat rare. Shen encounters Ryze in only 0.9% of his rounds.

Shen vs Ryze Matchup Summary

Shen has done a great job of countering Ryze. On average, he wins a fantastic 54.3% of matches the champs face off with one another in. In Shen vs Ryze matches, Shen’s team is 0.1% more probable to obtain first blood, indicating that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Ryze.

Best Shen vs Ryze Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalBami's Cinder

Core Shen Items

~22 Mins
Frostfire GauntletThornmailTitanic Hydra

Optional Items

Force of Nature

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Resolve Grasp of the Undying Shield BashSecond WindRevitalize
Domination Cheap ShotUltimate Hunter
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Shen's passive ability p
Shen q ability q
Shen w ability w
Shen e ability e
Shen's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Ryze as Shen

Tips for Playing as Shen against Ryze

Keep an eye on allies and be ready to save them with your teleport.

Leverage your Energy to get a long-term advantage over Mana users.

Advice to Win Against Ryze

Crowd controlling Ryze during Realm Warp's windup will cancel the portal.

Ryze is especially dangerous to opponents that are marked with Flux.

Use Realm Warp's windup time to figure out how to deal with what may be coming out of the portal.

Shen vs Ryze Counter Stats

Shen Image
Win Rate
54.3 %
VS
Win Rate
45.7 %
Ryze Image
4.4
< Kills >
4.7
4.8
< Deaths >
6
10.9
< Assists >
6.5
1.03
< Killing Sprees >
1.12
125
< Minions Killed >
175
0.11
< Dragons Killed >
0.13
0.45
< Inhibitors >
0.42
6,546
< Physical Damage >
998
6,701
< Magic Damage >
18,844
1,238
< True Damage >
420
14,485
< Damage Dealt >
20,263
26,534
< Damage Taken >
24,832
10,097
< Gold Earned >
11,430
1.74
< Towers >
1.93
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
3,000
< Total Healing >
2,784
13,862
< Experience >
14,189
19
< Vision Score >
20
9
< Wards Placed >
9
608
< Time Dealing CC >
133

How to Counter Ryze with Shen in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here emphasize several valuable Shen versus Ryze matchup stats that may help us appreciate the differences between this pair of champions. As an example, Shen’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Ryze’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Shen may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Ryze. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Shen normally has a similar longest killing spree as his opponent does. Commonly, he receives a similar amount of damage to Ryze. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also show that the champ with higher HP has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Shen and Ryze

Damage Types Compared

Shen
Ryze
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Shen
Ryze

Who is Better, Shen or Ryze?

Both LoL champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Shen usually wins when taking on Ryze, with a 54.3% win rate. Thus, Shen makes a great counter for Ryze.

While Shen does have a much higher winrate compared to Ryze, when facing one another, Shen also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less challenging character to develop with. You should be be fine when picking Shen into Ryze.

Moreover, Shen has a great amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Ryze. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Shen vs Ryze matchups, Shen is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Shen is a great counter to Ryze. Make sure you focus your actions on increasing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Shen against Ryze.

Additional Information for Shen Players

How We Calculated Our Shen vs Ryze Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Ryze as Shen, we analyzed 372 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 Ryze as Shen 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 Shen in order to counter Ryze during both the lane 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 pay attention to the build and tips presented here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Shen most often racks up a similar amount of CS compared to Ryze. Champions who typically don't take many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values displayed here to do well.

The top items to have in your Shen versus Ryze build include Frostfire Gauntlet, Thornmail, and Titanic Hydra. When Shen included at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better when fighting Ryze than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Shen had an average winrate of 54.3% when countering Ryze with these items in his kit.

To have the highest probability of vanquishing Ryze as Shen, you should use the Grasp of the Undying, Shield Bash, Second Wind, Revitalize, Cheap Shot, and Ultimate Hunter runes from the Resolve and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Shen vs Ryze counter picks, this combo of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 54.3% win rate overall.

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