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Kayn Statistics for Abstain

Author's performance with Kayn compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
11
7
Win %
18
40
Kills
7.0
6.1
Assists
4.4
6.4
Deaths
8.5
6.8
KA:D Ratio
1.3
1.8
Gold Earned
11.5K
11.2K
Creep Score
168.0
124.5
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Main picks

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Pretty easy choice. This should be taken every single game.

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I personally think that Ignite is the best 2. summoner next to flash since it gives you are higher kill pressure on the enemy laner but it's also helpful since it allows you to ult into an enemy instantly without having to rely on hitting your Q or W for an easy execution.

Other possible choices

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This one can be fine as well, however I think that ignite is well better. Kayn also gets a lot of ms while moving around the map which make teleport one of the weaker choices.


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It might help you get around in team fights or chase down a enemy however kayns E mobility should be enough.


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Exhaust is a good summoner spell if you are playing against assassins that have a burst which is hard to avoid with your ultimate like  238.png, 91.png, 84.png...

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Cunning

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6311.png A really good mastery for Kayn since later on you'll be wanting to shove the  waves in and then roam. This mastery helps you a lot roaming around the map and has good synergie with Kayn kayne.png.

6312.pngKayn doesn't really have a lot of single target spells expect for his ult so this mastery is quite uselss on Kayn. But it can be used it you have trouble last hitting in the early levels.


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6321.pngA longer bufftime for Kayn can be nice however the other 2 choices just outshine this in midlane.

6322.pngThe Cookie Masterys are quite nice since it helps you stay in lane longer especially with the flask start and is a viable option.

6323.pngAssassin is in my personal opinion the best option here. Kayn can catch out a carry with his kayne.png quite easy and this helps out dealing them even more burst damage. it's also strong in lane if you are trying to go all in.


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6331.pngI think that this execution mastery is a must pick for any assassin. It helps out a lot to finish low hp target by adding additional DMG

6332.pngSometimes if you face enemys witch are able to push in hard early, this might help out however I don't recommend skipping the Merciless mastery.


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6341.pngYou are mostly ganking through walls and it's hard to make use of this mastery in mid that's why I would avoid this mastery on Kayn.

6342.pngBandit can be a tool to gain additional money in the lane however this is hard to proc against most ranged matchups and against most melees you'll be loosing trade if you try to AA them so I wouldn't recommend this.

6343.pngThis is the best mastery for kayn in this bracket. Even though 5 % is low, those 5 % might just be enough to survive the moment between killing a target with your ult and escaping with your kayne.png


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6351.pngAs AD assassin we can't get enough lethality additionally it gives us Mpen which is a small bonus to our passive DMG definitely one of the best masterys for Kayn

6352.png5 % additional CDR is nice to have however the other mastery choice is just way better.


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6361.pngStormraider is my personal favorit. Since Kayn has a lot of burst it procs quite easy and helps out chasing after targets or escaping after after a kill. If you are able to hit a Carry with your W in the lategame it will usually already proc.

6362.pngThunderlords is the 2. great option for Kayn however I think that he has already enough burst that's why I'm going for stormraiders most of the time.

6363.pngI don't think that I have to talk about this one.

Ferocity

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6111.pngAttackspeed on a AD champion might sound good but you will rarely be using any AA while fighting an enemy champion except the 1 AA which will proc Duskblade, that's why I think that sorcery is a better mastery.

6114.pngThis mastery is really good on Kayn since he is a AD assassin which deals most of his DMG with his spells, so it's a nice bonus.


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6121.pngThis is my go to mastery if I'm playing against melee champions since it allows me to add a little bit DMG to every single small trade when the enemy is going for a CS. However it's not really good against ranged champions because you'll have a lot of trouble to make use of it in the laning phase and the additional DMG is really low later into the game.

6122.pngThis is the mastery which I take into range matchups, it helps you stay in lane for a little bit longer when you are getting harassed. As long as you don0t go all in and loose a big portion of your life this + Dorans shield will make every ranged matchup way easier.

6123.pngNot really useful for Kayn, the other mastery choices are just better.


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6131.pngadditional lifesteal can be nice on Kayn especially since I'm building my lifesteal item only late into the game. I'm not a big fan of it though because it doesn't add anything to the burst and I don't build any AS on Kayn which makes the lifesteal not the best option. It's a possible choice though and it's also fine to put a single point into this one.

6134.pngAdditional 10 AD at lvl 18, I prefer this one over the lifesteal mastery. It's not a big amount but it still adds some DMG to the burst. The AP is completely irrelevant since Kayn doesn't have any AP scaling ability.


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6141.pngThis mastery is one that is more based on snowball, however it is hard to get the 5 % bonus since there might be targets which are more difficult to kill as Assassin than others. And if you have a bad game you don't profit at all from this mastery. I only take this while smurfing because the mastery is to inconsistent for me.

6142.pngI think that this mastery is the best choice. It gives you overall a DMG buff however you'll be taking more DMG as well. however your able to hide with your ult and then you can escape with your e. This is my personal preference.

6143.pngThis is also a fine mastery since you can hide in your ult and it will still stack up to 3 %. However by that time you will probably have used most of your DMG that's why I prefer the other mastery.


Abilities Back to Top

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Q
E
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R
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Q
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E
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Passive
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W
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E
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R
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Passive

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You should try to aim your passive transformation at around 9-13 min ingame (if you play against melee this might take longer). Until you get your passive you should play passive and farm gold/exp as much as possible. Once you have Shadow form you get a 35 % DMG bonus (more or less since it gets mitigated by armor and mr) and you should also have your duskblade ready. This is your first big powerspike and where you have to start going for kills.


Q - Reaping Slash

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Your Q ability is a gap closer which hits 2 times. You have to be careful about using it since it will force you into a animation. Try to use it while close to the target or you might miss the first hit. This ability can also be used to jump over small walls like the midlane brush walls or dragon/baron pits.

The Q animation also gets faster with more movement speed.


W - Blade's Reach

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This ability should mostly be used in the lane to wave clear safely. Try to hit the enemy champion at the same time because this helps you stack up the passive. This ability does a huge amount of DMG however you have to be careful using it since it will lock you down until you get your transformation. once you get the Shadow assassin form and you roam around you should try to use it while still being in the wall because this will catch people off guard and can be used as a opener to burst somebody.


E - Shadow Step

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This is your Engage and Escape spell. It grants you a huge amount of movement speed and lets you walk through walls. Note that when you are infight and trying to escape, then it will only last for 1.5 sek after that it will kick you out of the wall. A important point is that you can also use this ability without being in a wall and it will still grant you the movement speed and the slow immunity but only for 1.5 sek. This is great in case you are just slightly out of range for your W or your ultimate. This spell can also be used to regain a small amount of hp in lane however this shouldn't be used to often because it costs a lot of mana and it is your only real escape.


R - Umbral Trespass

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Your ultimate doesn't deal a lot of DMG however it makes you untargetable (not invulnerable !!!). This ult should either be used to chase down an enemy, follow a tp, follow a flash or to dodge a ability from the enemy. you have up to 2.5 sek time before being kicked out of the enemy automatically however if you want to leave early you have a small delay because of the animation. It's also important to know that the ultimate resets Duskblade.


Full Burst Combo

kaynw.png  -> kaynq.png -> AA(Duskblade) -> kaynr.png -> kaynr.png -> kaynq.png -> AA(Duskblade)

If you are able to hit a Carry with the full combo they should dye however be careful not to stay to long into the ultimate because they will be trying to run of to their team mates. Most of the times the enemy will try to flash right after you come out of the ult so try to respond to that accordingly.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    poke/dot dmg

Core Items

    full build
    CORE

Situational Items

    heavy burst ?
    CC ?

-under construction-

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Ahri
    Medium
  • Akali
    Hard
  • Anivia
    Easy
  • Cassiopeia
    Medium
  • Corki
    Easy
  • Diana
    Easy
  • Ekko
    Medium
  • Fizz
    Easy
  • Heimerdinger
    Hard
  • Jayce
    Hard
  • Karthus
    Easy
  • Kassadin
    Easy
  • Katarina
    Medium
  • Kayle
    Medium
  • LeBlanc
    Hard
  • Lissandra
    Medium
  • Lux
    Medium
  • Malzahar
    Hard
  • Morgana
    Easy
  • Orianna
    Hard
  • Ryze
    Medium
  • Syndra
    Easy
  • Taliyah
    Medium
  • Talon
    Hard
  • Twisted Fate
    Easy
  • Veigar
    Easy
  • Vel'Koz
    Medium
  • Viktor
    Medium
  • Vladimir
    Hard
  • Xerath
    Easy
  • Yasuo
    Medium
  • Zed
    Medium
  • Ziggs
    Easy
  • Zilean
    Medium

VS

Ahri

Medium

Ahri can be a bit problematic since she has a way more mobility than 141.png. Poke her down with your kaynw.png however stay behind minions or she will ahriseduce.png you while you are stuck in the animation. Try to avoid all inning her while she is full hp and has ahritumble.png up. She will be able to outrun you and force you into a bad trade or into death. Also don't kaynr.png her to close to her tower or she'll jump under the turret and then you are forced to 4.pngaway.

VS

Akali

Hard

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Anivia

Easy

VS

Cassiopeia

Medium

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Corki

Easy

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Diana

Easy

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Ekko

Medium

VS

Fizz

Easy

VS

Heimerdinger

Hard

Heimerdinger is a really hard matchup since you can't oneshot his turrets with your kaynw.png alone and when you try to walk to them you'll take a lot of dmg. If you try to use kaynq.png to finish them off you will get stunned by heimer since you are stuck in the animation.

Try to farm under the turret until you get your transformation. Then you should be able OS heimerdinger in case he doesn't have 3157.png yet. Ask for jungle ganks but try to avoid staying in more than 1 turret. don't stay to long in your ultimate against him because that gives him time to place better into his turrets.

VS

Jayce

Hard

VS

Karthus

Easy

VS

Kassadin

Easy

VS

Katarina

Medium

VS

Kayle

Medium

VS

LeBlanc

Hard

VS

Lissandra

Medium

VS

Lux

Medium

VS

Malzahar

Hard

VS

Morgana

Easy

VS

Orianna

Hard

VS

Ryze

Medium

VS

Syndra

Easy

VS

Taliyah

Medium

VS

Talon

Hard

VS

Twisted Fate

Easy

VS

Veigar

Easy

VS

Vel'Koz

Medium

VS

Viktor

Medium

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Vladimir

Hard

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Xerath

Easy

VS

Yasuo

Medium

VS

Zed

Medium

VS

Ziggs

Easy

VS

Zilean

Medium

About me Back to Top

Abstain

Hello guys I am Abstain.I'm 22 years old and I play league of legends since S2 and have always been a fan of champs which have a big outplay potential like Zed, Ahri, Akali, Yasuo, Riven, Talon etc. I've peaked in Season 2 at Dia2 while playing a lot of Aurelion, Lissandra and Katarina.

I'm currently the Midlaner of Mysterious Monkeys Switzerland.

Feel free to ask me any question in the comments or on my stream.


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