Shen Wild Rift Guide: Breakdown of Builds, Runes, Combos, and Strategies

Author: Son Acton

Shen Wild Rift is a champion who possesses the ability to create and maintain shields for himself and his allies. The most popular build for Shen right now focuses on two items, Heartsteel and Titanic Hydra.Shen's gameplay revolves around roaming to skirmishes, protecting teammates, and creating numerical advantages. It is important to note that Shen - "The Eye of Twilight" deals primary damage with his Spirit Blade.

Shen Wild Rift

Shen Wild Rift

Patch 5.0a

Tank Tank - Lane: support top

Damage: Mixed

Power Spike

Difficulty

Damage

Toughness

Utility

CC

Mobility

Tier S
Win rate 52.32%
Pick rate 4.9%
Ban rate 1.1%
Shen Wild Rift Build
Shen: Wild Rift Build Guide

Shen's Item Build & Runes

Shen runes Win 78.23% and Pick 84.31%

  • Grasp of the UndyingGrasp of the Undying
  • Courage of the ColossusCourage of the Colossus
  • Second WindSecond Wind
  • RevitalizeRevitalize
  • Nimbus CloakNimbus Cloak

Shen runes Mid with Win 49.92% and Pick 21.45%

  • Grasp of the UndyingGrasp of the Undying
  • Shield BashShield Bash
  • Empowered AttackEmpowered Attack
  • Eyeball CollectorEyeball Collector
  • DemolishDemolish

Build Shen Wild Rift with the highest win rate

  • Item Gargoyle Gargoyle
  • Item Sunfire Aegis Sunfire Aegis
  • Item Titanic Hydra Titanic Hydra
  • Item Heartsteel Heartsteel
  • Item Death's Dance Death's Dance
  • Item Thornmail Thornmail

Shen Wild Rift China build

  • Item  Sunfire Aegis Sunfire Aegis
  • Item  Navori Quickblades Navori Quickblades
  • Item  Divine Sunderer Divine Sunderer
  • Item  Glorious Glorious
  • Item  Thornmail Thornmail
  • Item  Randuin's Omen Randuin's Omen

Shen Wild Rift item build third

  • Item  Trinity Force Trinity Force
  • Item  Wit's End Wit's End
  • Item  Protobelt Protobelt
  • Item  Dead Man's Plate Dead Man's Plate
  • Item  Sunfire Aegis Sunfire Aegis
  • Item  Warmog's Armor Warmog's Armor

See more build Wukong Wild Rift in Meta

Shen position

Top

Support

Shen summoner spells

FlashIgnite 

Shen Build Breakdown

Early Game

  • Plated Steelcaps: These boots are a perfect fit for a tank like Shen. They provide health, health regeneration, and armor. They are a great starting item against melee champions. The item's passive also blocks 10% of physical damage.
  • Sunfire Aegis: This item makes Shen's laning phase easier due to its auto-damage to nearby targets.

Mid Game

  • Titanic Hydra: This is a new item that is considered the new meta for Shen. It provides health and area damage. Shen will be in close proximity to many targets in teamfights. With this item, he will deal damage to multiple targets simultaneously.
  • Heartsteel: Provides health and regeneration. The item's attack also deals damage based on the enemy's maximum health. This way, Shen will not only be tanky but also deal a bit of damage.

Late Game

  • Thornmail: Provides health and armor. Additionally, any enemy that attacks Shen will be affected by the Grievous Wounds effect.
  • AMARANTH TWINGUARD: Provides a significant amount of armor and magic resistance.

Shen ability 

Shen ability order

skill order Shen

Q is the main source of damage and gives Shen a mutation in damage and attack speed, so it is necessary to raise Max first.

Shen abilities

KI BARRIER KI BARRIER

Upon completing a skill, gain a shield. If the skill affects an enemy champion, the cooldown of KI BARRIER is reduced. Dealing damage to enemies grants energy. This passive ability increases Shen's survivability.

TWILIGHT ASSAULT TWILIGHT ASSAULT

Summons a spirit blade that empowers Shen's next 3 basic attacks.

If the spirit blade passes through a target, it deals additional magic damage and increases Shen's attack speed.

Additionally, enemies the spirit blade passes through are slowed when trying to run away from Shen.

This is Shen's main damage ability. It should be used before engaging in combat with enemies.

Landing the spirit blade through a target is relatively difficult, but Shen will have a significant advantage if he does.

SPIRIT'S REFUGE SPIRIT'S REFUGE

Creates a zone that blocks enemy attacks. Can be used to protect himself or his allies.

Typically used immediately when engaging in a fight.

SHADOW DASH SHADOW DASH

Dashes towards and taunts an enemy. This ability is quite similar to Galio's taunt.

Used to taunt champions such as AD carries and AP carries.

Forces the main damage source to attack the tank.

Can also be used to help Shen escape dangerous situations.

STAND UNITED STAND UNITED

Channels energy to create a shield for an ally. This is Shen's way of supporting and turning any engagement into an advantage for his team due to the numerical advantage.

How to play Shen

I found him to be a very useful champion for the team, capable of providing long-range support and turning the tide of battle instantly.

Early Game

Shen is strong in almost all stages of the game. The key to dealing a lot of damage with Shen is to know how to maximize the power of his Spirit Blade.

Many people find it difficult to use Spirit Blade. The difficulty lies in how to hit the target with it.

I have a very good tip: use the third skill to dash behind the target and immediately activate the first skill. This will 100% activate the passive of the first skill. The reason is that when the target is taunted, they cannot run away or dodge.

With this combo, you will be very proactive in attacking.

A small tip is to use the third skill to taunt enemies near your turret. When taunted, the target will be forced to attack Shen and will take damage from the turret.

Mid Game

Once you reach level 5, you can roam the entire map to support your teammates. Make the most of this ability whenever it is available. However, the timing of its use is very important. Do not teleport immediately, but wait until the fight in the target location is at its most intense.

If you arrive too early, the enemy will retreat immediately. If you arrive too late, it will be useless.

Late Game

You can split push to force the enemy to split up. Shen can then join the teamfight quickly from the most advantageous direction. In teamfights, protect the AD carry or AP carry, or use your taunt to attack the enemy carries.

Combo:

Combo 1:

SHADOW DASH + Flash +TWILIGHT ASSAULT + AA + AA + AA

Combo 2:

TWILIGHT ASSAULT + SHADOW DASH + AA + AA + AA + TWILIGHT ASSAULT + AA + AA + AA

Combo 3: 

SHADOW DASH + Flash 

Combo 4:

TWILIGHT ASSAULT+ Flash + AA + AA + AA

Combo 5: 

TWILIGHT ASSAULT + AA + SHADOW DASH 

Combo 6:

SHADOW DASH + TWILIGHT ASSAULT + AA + AA + AA

Combo 7:

TWILIGHT ASSAULT + AA

Shen pros and cons

Pros

Strong laning phase.

Extremely good resistance comes from the inside.

The ability to negate countless damage.

Create outplay mutations in teamfights, ganks thanks to the ultimate.

Protect AD anywhere, even in bed.

Cons

Getting the most out of Shen's power requires good coverage.

Slow skill regeneration.

Short range.

Shen counters

Use crowd control while Shen is chanting to interrupt movement rhythm. Does not attack while Shen is in a turret.

Conclusion

Thank you for reading this guide on building Shen in Wild Rift according to the latest meta. I hope the information in this article will help you climb the ranked ladder more effectively with this champion.

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