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.
Stand away from your creeps in a lane to take less collateral damage from Explosive Charge.
If you see Tristana activate Rapid Fire in a fight, stun her and try to back off until the spell dissipates.
The stats shown here underscore several critical Shen vs. Tristana counter stats that can help you understand the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Shen’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Tristana’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Shen may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Tristana. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.
Shen normally has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his enemy does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Tristana. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Shen usually fairs equally well when facing off against Tristana, with a 49.9% win rate. Thus, Shen makes an ok counter to Tristana.
While Shen does have a lower win rate compared to Tristana, when on opposite teams, Shen also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more time consuming champion to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Shen into Tristana.
Moreover, Shen has a lot of utility and CC, a similar amount to Tristana. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Shen vs Tristana matchups, Tristana is the better champion with a similar win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.
Shen is a somewhat poor counter for Tristana. Focus your actions on increasing your CS and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Shen against Tristana.
If you would like to truly master Shen to counter Tristana during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Shen often racks up a similar amount of CS compared to Tristana. Champs who on average don't get many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values displayed on this page to do well.
The ideal items to prioritize in your Shen versus Tristana build include Sunfire Aegis, Thornmail, and Titanic Hydra. When Shen bought at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better versus Tristana than with most other common item sets. In fact, Shen had an average winrate of 49.9% battling Tristana with these items in his kit.
To have the greatest likelihood of defeating Tristana as Shen, Shen players 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 runes players picked for Shen vs Tristana battles, this blending of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 49.9% win rate overall.
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