Kayn
P
Q

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W

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E

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R

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Toughest Matchups:
Master Yi
39.5%
Warwick
45.5%
Rek'Sai
46.2%
Shaco
46.7%
Graves
46.8%
Kha'Zix
47.6%
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Ranked Solo/Duo
Platinum+
10.1
Win Rate
49.8%
(-0.7%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate
6.5%
(-0.2%)
vs last patch
Ban Rate
1.9%
(-0.7%)
vs last patch
Playing against Kayn
Key Insights
Kayn has 2 forms
P
: Shadow Assassin (more damage) and Rhaast (more tanky).
When Kayn is in terrain near you, you will get a visual warning on the edge of the terrain he's in.
R
requires Kayn to damage a target first for him to use it.
Damaging Kayn to force him to enter combat will cut the duration of
E
to 1.5 secs. Hard CC will end it immediately.
Grievous wounds will help when playing versus Rhaast, and
and
can be used to negate the damage from
R
, similarly to Zed’s Death Mark.
While harvesting orbs for his transformation, if he damages melee champions more than ranged champions he will transform to Rhaast, if damage was dealt more to ranged champions he will transform to Shadow Assassin.
Kayn can use Smite while using
E
or
R
.
Power Spike
Kayn does best after purchasing several items. For Shadow Assassin, his big spike will be after Warrior,
, and
, and for Rhaast, it will usually be Warrior,
and a tank item.
Main power spike comes after he transforms due to
P
. Shadow Assassin is best against vulnerable and squishy targets while Rhaast is best against tanky team comps.
Another power spike comes after finishing
and
. After finishing both items, Kayn's ganking potential becomes a lot higher. Keep an eye out for this spike so you'll know when to start playing safer.
Vulnerable
Kayn is most vulnerable in the early game, before transforming
P
to the Shadow Assassin or Rhaast.