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

Author: Son Acton

Shen in Wild Rift brings a unique kind of support to the table. With his mystical powers, he can become a guardian for his allies, conjuring shields to protect them in the heat of battle. This "Eye of Twilight" isn't just a defensive powerhouse, though. Shen's primary weapon, the Spirit Blade, lets him unleash devastating blows on his enemies.

The Current Meta: Right now, the go-to build for Shen emphasizes his strengths in both offense and defense. Items like Heartsteel and Titanic Hydra not only bolster his defenses but also pack an offensive punch, allowing him to clear waves and contribute in teamfights.

Mastering Shen's Playstyle:  This champion truly shines when he roams the map, intervening in skirmishes and turning the tide for his teammates. By creating these numerical advantages, Shen can lead his team to victory.

Shen Wild Rift

Shen Wild Rift

Patch 5.0c

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

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Shen position

Top

Support

Shen summoner spells

FlashIgnite 

Shen Build Breakdown

Early Game

  • Plated Steelcaps: No fancy tricks here—these boots are a tank's best friend. They give Shen the health, armor, and a little extra regen he needs to survive those early duels. Plus, that damage reduction passive is a lifesaver against any AD champ who gets too cocky.
  • Sunfire Aegis:  Ever feel like a walking bonfire?  This is basically Shen's dream item.  It makes farming easy and turns him into a damage-dealing nuisance in those early skirmishes.

Mid Game

  • Titanic Hydra: This meta-busting item is Shen's new secret weapon.  More health is always good, but it's that splash damage that makes a difference. When Shen dives into the thick of a team fight, this lets him chip away at multiple enemies at once.
  • Heartsteel:  Talk about getting beefy! Heartsteel bulks Shen up while also giving him a surprising damage boost.  The best part?  The harder the enemy hits, the harder Shen hits back.

Late Game

  • Thornmail:  Tired of ADCs getting cheeky? Thornmail gives Shen the armor he craves and turns those pesky attackers into pincushions. Grievous Wounds is just the cherry on top to shut down their healing.
  • AMARANTH TWINGUARD: Sometimes you just need to be an unbreakable wall, and this item does just that.  Tons of armor AND magic resist? Shen will shrug off most attacks by this point.

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

Casting a skill wraps Shen in a protective shield, and landing those skills on enemy champions makes that shield come back even faster.  Each strike against his foes fuels this defense, making Shen a surprisingly tough target.

TWILIGHT ASSAULT TWILIGHT ASSAULT

Shen summons a spirit blade, supercharging his next three attacks. If this spectral weapon slices through an enemy, it deals a burst of magic damage and makes Shen's strikes lightning-fast. Foes caught in the blade's path will find it harder to escape Shen's relentless assault.

This is where most of Shen's damage comes from.  Aim to land the spirit blade directly on your target before a fight – if you succeed, you'll gain a serious edge in the duel.

SPIRIT'S REFUGE SPIRIT'S REFUGE

Shen creates a sanctuary where enemy attacks simply fade away. This protective zone can shield himself or a vulnerable ally.

This should be your first move when charging into battle.

SHADOW DASH SHADOW DASH

Shen charges forward, taunting an enemy champion into attacking him. Think of it like Galio's taunt, but in a straight line.

Use this to lock down the enemy's biggest threat – their carry. You'll force them to waste precious attacks on a well-armored tank. It can also get you out of a tight spot in a pinch.

STAND UNITED STAND UNITED

Shen channels a shield of energy towards an ally anywhere on the map. This is Shen's signature move –  warp in to support a teammate, and those extra numbers will turn the tide of the fight in your favor.

How to play Shen

Shen is a powerful addition to any team, offering incredible battlefield support and the potential to turn a losing fight in an instant. While he's strong at all stages of the game, learning to master his Spirit Blade is the key to maximizing his power.

Many players struggle with aiming the Spirit Blade. Here's a pro tip: instead of trying to lead your target, use Shadow Dash (your third skill) to get behind them, then immediately activate your first skill.  This guarantees your passive will trigger, dealing bonus damage and slowing your opponent.

Use this combo to put the pressure on your enemies! Another sneaky tactic is to Shadow Dash near your turret – the enemy will be taunted and forced to attack, taking free turret shots in the process.

Mid-game is where Shen shines. Once you hit level 5,  use Stand United to save teammates across the map… but timing is everything! Don't teleport at the first sign of trouble. Wait for the fight to get heated before swooping in to provide a game-changing shield.

Late-game, Shen can split push to pressure the enemy, then quickly rejoin his team for a teamfight. In those chaotic moments, either peel for your carries or use Shadow Dash to disrupt the enemy backline and take out their key damage dealers.

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

  • Dominates in the early lane: Shen can hold his own and even bully opponents in the early game.
  • Remarkably tough: His built-in defenses make him deceptively hard to take down.
  • Master of the block: Can negate huge chunks of incoming damage, frustrating enemies.
  • The ultimate game-changer: Shen's teleport ability can turn the tide of a teamfight or save an ally in a pinch.
  • Global bodyguard: He can shield his carry from danger, no matter how far away they are.

Cons

  • Skillful hands required: Unlocking Shen's full potential takes practice and map awareness.
  • Thirsty for energy: His abilities can drain quickly if you're not careful.
  • Limited reach: Shen thrives in close quarters, so he's vulnerable to being kited.

Shen counters

Hit him with crowd control: Disrupting his ultimate's channel can throw off his timing

Stay out of his zone: Don't fight Shen while he's protected by his spirit blade.

Conclusion

Thanks for checking out this guide on building Shen in Wild Rift! I hope these tips will help you climb the ranks with this unique champion.

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