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Shen·Top Build

Ki BarrierP
Twilight AssaultQ
Spirit's RefugeW
Shadow DashE
Stand UnitedR
Win rate52.0%
Pick rate3.3%
Ban rate0.5%
Matches10 762-
Shen Top has a 52.0% win rate with 3.3% pick rate in eloName and is currently ranked S tier. Based on our analysis of 10 762 matches in patch patch the best build for Shen is Redemption, Ionian Boots of Lucidity, Locket of the Iron Solari, Knight's Vow, and Hollow Radiance. Most picked runes for Shen Top are Grasp of the Undying, Shield Bash, Second Wind, and Revitalize for primary tree, as well as Cheap Shot, and Ultimate Hunter for secondary tree.
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Shen Build

Top Top  Patch 14.10

Most Popular

Win Rate 51.6% based on 948 matches

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Recommended builds

Build
WR
Grasp of the UndyingDomination
Redemption

Most Popular

51.6%
Grasp of the UndyingDomination
Sunfire Aegis

2nd Most Popular

52.0%
Grasp of the UndyingDomination
Hollow Radiance

Alternative

58.7%
Grasp of the UndyingDomination
Heartsteel

Off-Meta

58.0%

Top Players

Player name
WR
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ErMarins OTP

64.3%
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Khasen#HYÖ OTP

44.4%
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Shaquete OTP

50.0%

Matchup Specific

vs Champion
WR

Aatrox

46.7%

Darius

44.2%

runes

Resolve
Resolve
Grasp of the UndyingAftershockGuardian
Demolish
Font of Life
Shield Bash
Conditioning
Second Wind
Bone Plating
Overgrowth
Revitalize
Unflinching
Domination
Domination
Cheap Shot
Taste of Blood
Sudden Impact
Zombie Ward
Ghost Poro
Eyeball Collection
Treasure Hunter
Relentless Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
Adaptive Force
Attack Speed
Ability Haste
Adaptive Force
Move Speed
Health Scaling
Health
Tenacity and Slow Resist
Health Scaling

spells

SummonerFlash

D

SummonerHeal

F

items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's Shield
Health Potion
Stealth Ward

@ 11 sec

Early Items

Bami's Cinder
Boots

@ 5 min

Core Items

Redemption
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Locket of the Iron Solari

@ 21 min

Full Build

Redemption
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Locket of the Iron Solari
Knight's Vow
Hollow Radiance
Thornmail

ability order

Max:

Q

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E

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W

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Skills

Ki Barrier
Twilight Assault
Spirit's Refuge
Shadow Dash
Stand United
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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
17
W
18
W

situational items

Sunfire Aegis
Moonstone Renewer
Kaenic Rookern
Randuin's Omen
Jak'Sho, The Protean
Abyssal Mask

Shen Matchups Overview

Shen General information

Shen tips and tricks

Use your Stand UnitedR proactively when you see your teammates going for 1v1’s. Keep a constant eye on the map for ganks and be prepared to pull the trigger if needed.

Try to whittle down your opponent with short and effective trades based around your Passive and Spirit's RefugeW.

Before using your Shadow DashE, check the minimap to see if the enemy Jungler is nearby. If they’re not nearby, try to bait out an ability before going in. If they’re nearby, do not use your Shadow DashE aggressively.

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The Best Shen Builds, Runes and Items for Top in

Most Popular

If you want to use the most popular Shen Top build, you should take Flash and Heal as your Summoner Spells. For runes, you should pick Grasp of the Undying as your keystone, followed by Shield Bash, Second Wind and Revitalize in the primary tree, as well as Cheap Shot and Ultimate Hunter in the secondary tree. For rune shards, you want Attack Speed in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health Scaling in defense, though it depends on the matchup. Finally, for your items, you should build Redemption as your first item, followed by Ionian Boots of Lucidity and Locket of the Iron Solari. For your last 3 items, you should build Knight's Vow, Hollow Radiance and finish with Thornmail. For the skill order, you want to stick with Q - E - W. Right now, this build has 51.6% winrate over 948 matches played.

Optional

Your second option for Shen Top build would be to take Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells. The runes that this build takes advantage of are Grasp of the Undying as your keystone, Shield Bash, Second Wind and Revitalize in the primary tree, and Cheap Shot with Ultimate Hunter in the secondary tree. The shards used in this build are Attack Speed in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health Scaling in defense. The items for the build are Sunfire Aegis, which you should build first, followed by Plated Steelcaps as your second item and Thornmail as your third item. The rest of the items in order are Kaenic Rookern, Randuin's Omen and Titanic Hydra. The skill order for this build is Q - E - W. In the current patch, this build has a 52.0% win rate over 773 matches.

Alternative

If you're looking for alternatives, you can use Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells, with runes being Grasp of the Undying as your keystone, Shield Bash, Second Wind and Overgrowth in the primary tree, and Cheap Shot with Ultimate Hunter in the secondary tree, as well as Adaptive Force, Health Scaling, and Health as your rune shards. The items that this build incorporates are Hollow Radiance as your first item, then Ionian Boots of Lucidity as a second item and Dead Man's Plate as a third item. You want to finish the build with Iceborn Gauntlet, Kaenic Rookern and Thornmail. As far as ability max order goes, you want to keep it Q - E - W. This build is currently sitting at a 58.7% win rate across 358 matches played.

Off-Meta

If you want to try an Off-Meta Shen Top build in the current patch, try Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells, Grasp of the Undying, Shield Bash, Second Wind and Revitalize as your primary rune tree, and Cheap Shot with Ultimate Hunter as your secondary tree. Use Attack Speed, Adaptive Force and Health Scaling as your shards. For items in this build, you want to complete Heartsteel as your first item, then finish Plated Steelcaps as your second item, and Sunfire Aegis as third item. The last 3 options are Titanic Hydra, Thornmail and Kaenic Rookern. The ability order for this build is Q - E - W. As of the current patch, this build has a 58.0% win rate over 352 matches played.

Situational Shen Runes and Items

Depending on the context of your game, your matchup, and enemy champions, you might want to consider building some situational items or take specific runes. Carefully examine your team, enemy team, game state , and your matchup to plan your Shen build accordingly! For example, when it comes to rune shards, you might want to take either Armor or Magic Resist, depending on which champion you are about to lane against.

Furthermore, if you want a more detailed breakdown, you should also check out Shen runes page.

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