Shen Tank Runes

Build Patch 14.13

Core Shen Item Build Order

57.3% Win Rate (10779 Games)
Doran's Shield

Starting

Plated Steelcaps

1st

Sunfire Aegis

2nd

Thornmail

3rd

Thornmail

4th

Sunfire Aegis

5th

Titanic Hydra

6th

Doran's Shield
Plated Steelcaps
Sunfire Aegis
Thornmail
Thornmail
Sunfire Aegis
Titanic Hydra

Core Shen Item Build Path

Situational

Hollow Radiance
Heartsteel
Kaenic Rookern
Dead Man's Plate
Randuin's Omen
Iceborn Gauntlet
Locket of the Iron Solari

Summoner Spells

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Shen Skill Order

0
Ki Barrier

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Twilight Assault
Spirit's Refuge
Shadow Dash
Stand United

Shen Guide

Learn Shen with our Shen guide. Learn about Shen's strengths and Shen's weaknesses, and harness key insights to optimize your playstyle. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to Shen, our guide provides the tools you need to dominate the battlefield.
Key Insights
  • Shen
    P
    's cooldown is reduced when he affects any champion with an ability.
  • Shen
    Q
    's 3 autos gain bonus attack speed and more max % HP damage if the Spirit Blade passes through an enemy champion.
  • Shen
    R
    's shield increases based on his ally's missing HP.
  • Even if Shen is interrupted during
    Shen
    R
    's channel, the shield persists.
Strengths
  • Timing his aggression with
    Shen
    P
    will help him win most trades.
  • Has a strong level 2/3 with
    Shen
    E
    's and
    Shen
    Q
    's empowered autos.
  • Excels at splitpushing with
    Shen
    R
    's global presence.
  • Excels with items that enhance his tankiness, split-pushing capabilities, and team utility.
Weaknesses
  • Burns through Energy very quickly, especially when he misses an ability.
  • If the Spirit Blade doesn't pass through an enemy champion during
    Shen
    Q
    , his trading is weaker.
  • Shen
    W
    and
    Shen
    E
    have longer cooldowns of 18 seconds at rank 1. Once used, he can be punished.
  • Shen
    R
    has a very long cooldown of 200 seconds at rank 1. Once used, his global presence is gone for a while.