Kayn Runes
Core Kayn Item Build Order53.7% Win Rate (11,589 Games)
Doran's Shield

Starting

Youmuu's Ghostblade

1st

Ionian Boots of Lucidity

2nd

Axiom Arc

3rd

Youmuu's Ghostblade

4th

Axiom Arc

5th

Serylda's Grudge

6th

Doran's Shield
Youmuu's Ghostblade
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Axiom Arc
Youmuu's Ghostblade
Axiom Arc
Serylda's Grudge

Core Kayn Item Build Path

Situational

Edge of Night
Opportunity
Guardian Angel
Serpent's Fang
Eclipse
Profane Hydra
Hubris

Summoner Spells

Flash
55%17,389 Games
Kayn Skill Order0
The Darkin Scythe

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Reaping Slash
Blade's Reach
Shadow Step
Umbral Trespass

Kayn Guide

Learn Kayn with our Kayn guide. Learn about Kayn's strengths and Kayn's weaknesses, and harness key insights to optimize your playstyle. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to Kayn, our guide provides the tools you need to dominate the battlefield.
Key Insights
  • Kayn can become Shadow Assassin by damaging ranged champions or Rhaast by damaging melee champions.
  • When Kayn is near enemy champions during
    Kayn
    E
    , a visual indicator shows up on the wall.
  • Kayn
    E
    's duration is reduced to 1.5 seconds if Kayn enters combat with enemy champions. Auto attacking or being hard CC'd ends it.
Strengths
  • Spikes upon acquiring a new form.
  • Rhaast excels at skirmishes and teamfights.
  • Shadow Assassin excels at finding picks and all-ins.
  • Chilling Smite can be used to enter a target with
    Kayn
    R
    for safety in a pinch.
  • Rhaast is best with items that enhance durability and healing.
  • Shadow Assassin is best with items boosting burst damage and mobility.
Weaknesses
  • Is naturally weaker without a form.
  • Needs to constantly land his skillshots or he'll have significantly lower damage output.
  • Significantly harder to play from behind.
  • When playing as Rhaast, any form of Grievous Wounds hurts Kayn because of how much healing he has in his kit.