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Shen vs Vel'Koz

How to Beat Vel'Koz as Shen in LoL Vel'Koz is in the a tier of champions
Tank
Mage

How to Beat Vel'Koz as Shen

based on 1,080 Shen vs Vel'Koz matchups
Win Rate
46.4 %
K/D/A
2.71
Pick Rate
2.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked League of Legends games that we analyze each week. Our guide on how to beat Vel'Koz as Shen resulted from an evaluation of 1080 ranked games where both champions engaged each other. This pairing is fairly rare. Shen fights Vel'Koz in only 2.5% of his matches.

Shen vs Vel'Koz Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Shen has done a terrible job of beating Vel'Koz. Typically, he wins a lowly 46.4% of games the champs clash against one another in. In Shen vs Vel'Koz rounds, Shen’s team is 0.0% more expected to obtain first blood, implying that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Vel'Koz.

Best Shen vs Vel'Koz Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsBami's Cinder

Core Shen Items

~22 Mins
Frostfire GauntletThornmailDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Titanic HydraForce of Nature

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot 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
Adaptive 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
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E
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E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Vel'Koz as Shen

Tips for Playing as Shen against Vel'Koz

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 Vel'Koz

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.

Shen vs Vel'Koz Counter Stats

Shen Image
Win Rate
46.4 %
VS
Win Rate
53.6 %
Vel'Koz Image
4.2
< Kills >
5.1
5.2
< Deaths >
5.8
9.9
< Assists >
8.8
0.95
< Killing Sprees >
1.16
129
< Minions Killed >
96
0.1
< Dragons Killed >
0.11
0.37
< Inhibitors >
0.54
6,337
< Physical Damage >
540
6,530
< Magic Damage >
18,187
1,314
< True Damage >
5,266
14,182
< Damage Dealt >
23,994
27,576
< Damage Taken >
16,287
10,120
< Gold Earned >
10,275
1.55
< Towers >
1.9
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
2,980
< Total Healing >
1,269
14,036
< Experience >
12,381
19
< Vision Score >
40
9
< Wards Placed >
19
629
< Time Dealing CC >
203

How to Counter Vel'Koz with Shen in LoL

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.

Differences between Shen and Vel'Koz

Damage Types Compared

Shen
Vel'Koz
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Shen
Vel'Koz

Who is Better, Shen or Vel'Koz?

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.

Additional Information for Shen Players

How We Calculated Our Shen vs Vel'Koz Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Vel'Koz as Shen, we analyzed 1,080 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 Vel'Koz 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

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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