Kayn Wild Rift Build with Highest Winrate - Guide Runes, Items, and Skill Order

Author: Son Acton

Kayn Wild Rift is a jungle champion. There are 2 fighting modes: Darkin (Red) and Shadow Assassin (Blue). With the Darkin mode, Kayn lacks mobility so he must build defensive items. On the other hand, the Shadow Assassin mode will build lethality items for high damage. Below are the item build for Kayn Wild Rift according to the latest Meta.

Kayn Wild Rift

Kayn Wild Rift

Patch 5.0c

Fighter Fighter - Average - Position: jungle

Damage: Mix

Power Spike







Tier A
Win Rate 49.97%
Pick Rate 9.2
Ban Rate 9.8%
Kayn Wild Rift Build
Kayn: Wild Rift Build Guide

Kayn's Item Build & Runes

Kayn Red runes Win 78.23% and Pick 72.31%

  • ConquerorConqueror
  • TriumphTriumph
  • Coup de GraceCoup de Grace
  • Legend: TenacityLegend: Tenacity
  • TRANSCENDENCETranscendence

Kayn Blue runes Mid with Win 53.92% and Pick 54.45%

  • First StrikeFirst Strike
  • Sudden ImpactSudden Impact
  • Mark of the WeakMark of the Weak
  • Eyeball CollectorEyeball Collector
  • TRANSCENDENCETranscendence

Build Kayn Wild Rift with the highest win rate

  • Item Youmuu's Ghostblade Youmuu's Ghostblade
  • Item The Collector The Collector
  • Item Maw of Malmortius Maw of Malmortius
  • Item Edge of Night Edge of Night
  • Item Guardian Angel Guardian Angel
  • Item Gluttonous Greaves Gluttonous Greaves

Kayn Wild Rift China build

  • Item  Boots of Dynamism Boots of Dynamism
  • Item  Youmuu's Ghostblade Youmuu's Ghostblade
  • Item  The Collector The Collector
  • Item  Edge of Night Edge of Night
  • Item  Duskblade of Draktharr Duskblade of Draktharr
  • Item  Guardian Angel Guardian Angel

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Kayn's Runes

The Darkin: Bruiser with Bite

In his Darkin form, Kayn transforms into a frontline menace, soaking up damage while dishing it back out. These runes turn him into a bloodthirsty brawler:

Conqueror:  This keystone rune is a Darkin's best friend, stacking damage and granting a whopping 8% lifesteal. The longer Kayn stays in the brawl, the stronger he gets and the more life he steals back.

Triumph: Kayn's shadowy ambushes are perfect for triggering Triumph. Each enemy champion kill instantly restores 10% of his health, letting him chain takedowns and survive even the messiest fights.

Coup de Grace: Why finish a target off yourself when this rune can do it for you? Kayn thrives on isolating weakened foes, and Coup de Grace's 7% extra damage to low-health enemies can mean the difference between a kill and a frustrating escape.

Legend: Tenacity: No bruiser enjoys being crowd-controlled. This rune offers valuable resistance, ensuring Kayn won't be locked down and left helpless in the middle of a team fight.

Ultimate Hunter: REAPING SLASH is Kayn's bread-and-butter damage tool.  Ultimate Hunter helps unleash those brutal knock-ups more frequently, keeping him unpredictable and dangerous.

The Shadow Assassin: Lethal and Elusive

Kayn's Shadow Assassin form is all about high-risk, high-reward ambushes.  To maximize his burst damage, these runes are a must:

First Strike: Dealing the first blow in a fight is crucial for an assassin. First Strike rewards that aggression with bonus gold and a massive 9% true damage boost – perfect for slicing through squishy targets.

Sudden Impact: Bursting from the shadows perfectly triggers Sudden Impact. The bonus armor and magic penetration help shred enemy defenses after Kayn's initial strike.

Eyeball Collection: Assassins snowball quickly, and Eyeball Collection fuels the fire.  Each takedown grants a little extra damage, sharpening Kayn's blades as the match progresses.

Relentless Hunter: Speed is everything for an assassin.  Relentless Hunter's out-of-combat movement speed helps Kayn slip through the jungle unseen, finding the perfect angles to strike.

Kayn Build Breakdown

Kayn, the shadowy hunter, thrives on taking down the enemy's most vulnerable targets – those squishy ADCs and AP carries. To unleash his full potential, you'll want to load him up with damage and armor-piercing items.

But there's a catch: Kayn isn't the most durable champion. His playstyle is all about striking hard, then darting back into the shadows to safety. Because of this, you'll want to weave in at least one defensive item towards the end of your build, no matter if you choose the bruiser-like Darkin (Red) form or the lightning-fast Shadow Assassin (Blue) form.

Two items should always be on your shopping list: Youmuu's Ghostblade for its speed boost and The Collector for that satisfying kill confirmation.

For your third item, choose your poison:

  • Mortal Reminder: Put a stop to enemy healing and really ruin their day.
  • Duskblade of Draktharr: Vanish after a kill, leaving the enemy team wondering where you went.
  • Serpent's Fang: Crush those pesky shields and make them regret their item choices.

Finally, a lifeline never hurts. Opt for Edge of Night to block that crucial spell or Guardian Angel to make a dramatic comeback and change the tide of the fight.

Kayn position


Kayn's summoner spells

Smite + flash

Kayn ability

Kayn's skill order

Kayn's skill order

Kayn's abilities


Embrace the ruthless power of Kayn, a shapeshifter who can become a deadly Shadow Assassin or an indomitable Darkin Brute. If the enemy team is packed with fragile, long-range foes, the blue form is your weapon of choice. But, when the foes are sturdy and love a brawl, the red form will make you a nigh-unstoppable force on the frontline.

Hit and Fade as the Shadow Assassin

As the blue master of shadows, your attacks sting like a viper. Weave in and out of combat, striking with vicious precision before melting back into the terrain. Remember, each time you vanish from sight, your next strike will burst with a surge of dark energy, dealing a brutal 44% additional damage!

The Darkin Brute Revels in Bloodshed

A crimson whirlwind of destruction – the red form transforms Kayn into a relentless juggernaut. Every vicious blow you land replenishes your health by a mighty 22%. Unleash your fury, and you'll become an unkillable force, your wounds closing as swiftly as you inflict them.


This swift slash propels Kayn forward. Master this versatile ability; it offers both a devastating strike and a desperate escape when cornered.


In your Darkin form, this ability's true power lies in its earth-shattering knock-up.  Send your foes tumbling – it could be the difference between a glorious team fight victory or a messy rout.


The Shadow Assassin form grants incredible fluidity with this skill, allowing you to dart through even the thickest walls.  But remember, this isn't just about evasion – it also replenishes your health, keeping you in the fight.


Timing is everything with this terrifying ability. Ambush your enemies from within their own ranks, then unleash your wrath as the element of surprise fades. In the ensuing chaos, slip back into your chosen target, buying precious time to reset your skills and outmaneuver your bewildered foes.

How to play Kayn

Think of Kayn as a restless spirit trapped in a mortal body – he's itching to take his true form!  Whether you crave the shadowy power of the Blue Assassin or the monstrous strength of the Red Rhaast, the key is getting that transformation ASAP.  Before he changes, Kayn's a little underwhelming, so focus on one thing: filling that transformation bar!




Kayn pros and cons


  • Master of Ambush: Kayn's ability to phase through walls lets you strike from truly unexpected angles, making you a nightmare for squishy carries to track.
  • Relentless Fury: When it comes to rapid-fire assaults, Kayn is unmatched. His fluid attacks and ability cooldowns create a whirlwind of blades perfect for overwhelming opponents.
  • The Ultimate Shapeshifter: Whether your team lacks a bursty assassin or a durable frontline bruiser, Kayn can adapt. His transformation ability makes him a uniquely flexible pick.
  • Squishy Slayer (Shadow Assassin): A well-timed Shadow Assassin combo can vaporize an enemy ADC before they know what hit them.


Bound to his Passive: Kayn's true power heavily depends on whether he's collected enough orbs to transform. Early on, he can feel a little lackluster until he assumes the right form for the situation.

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