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.
Vel'Koz is very dangerous if left alone in a fight. Try to focus him down early.
Vel'Koz has fairly low mobility and is vulnerable to ganks.
Life Form Disintegration Ray can be interrupted by stuns, silences and knockups.
The stats shown here feature several valuable Shen against Vel'Koz matchup stats that can help you distinguish the differences between the pair. Shen’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Vel'Koz’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Shen may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Vel'Koz..
Shen usually has a similar longest kill spree as his matchup does. Typically, he takes more damage than Vel'Koz. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the champ with increased HP has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further harm when engaged or poked.
Both League champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Shen usually loses when trying to fight Vel'Koz, with a 46.4% win rate. Therefore, Shen makes a poor counter to Vel'Koz.
While Shen does have a lower winrate than Vel'Koz, when they face off with one another, Shen also has a much lower difficulty level that makes him a less complex champ to learn. You may get destroyed when picking Shen into Vel'Koz.
Additionally, Shen also has a great deal of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Vel'Koz. 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 Shen vs Vel'Koz matchups, Vel'Koz is the better champion with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.
Shen is a bad counter to Vel'Koz. Make sure you focus your strategy on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Shen against Vel'Koz.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Shen in order to counter Vel'Koz 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 tips displayed here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Shen usually accumulates a similar amount of CS relative to Vel'Koz. Champions who on average don't acquire much CS often don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. 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, usually need several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers shown on this page to do well.
The top items to have in your Shen versus Vel'Koz build consist of Frostfire Gauntlet, Thornmail, and Demonic Embrace. When Shen bought at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better when fighting Vel'Koz than with many other common item sets. In fact, Shen had an average winrate of 46.4% battling Vel'Koz with this build.
To have the best likelihood of beating Vel'Koz 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 rune sets players picked for Shen vs Vel'Koz matchups, this blending of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 46.4% winrate overall.
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