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Kennen Statistics for ROX Rook

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

Value
Average
Games Played
19
6
Win %
47
43
Kills
5.6
5.6
Assists
6.1
6.8
Deaths
5.8
6.5
KA:D Ratio
2.0
1.9
Gold Earned
11.1K
11.4K
Creep Score
164.7
159.8
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Teleport/Flash

12.png4.png   Use these 90% of games. Teleport is used to apply global
                                  pressure and assist in dragon teamfights. Also if you are
                                  behind you can use TP to easily go back and to your tower
                                  without losing CS.


Ignite/Flash

14.png4.png  Use ignite against champions with lots of sustain.
                                  For example, 36_64.png and 50_64.png both have lots of sustain.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

These masteries allow for good hybrid damage. Good early game AD for those easy last hits and trading and some AP for your abilities to still do viable damage.

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Why Thunder Lords?????

Well to be quite honest, none of the other masteries apply to Kennen as amazing as Thunder lords. This is because Kennen's main combo in lane is a 3 hit combo. This combo can be done instantly if done right, which immediately procs Thunder Lords. It's seriously really OP and has helped me get kills I never would have gotten with out it.


Abilities Back to Top

W
Q
E
W
W
R
W
Q
W
Q
R
Q
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E
E
R
E
E
Passive
Q
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8
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12
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W
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4
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7
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E
3
14
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R
6
11
16

Passive ~ Mark of the Storm kennenpassive.png

This passive is what makes Kennen, Kennen. It is like an improved and much better version of Annie's passive. This passive allows you to double stun an enemy champion if you pull off the right combo. Each ability (and Passive W) applies one stack to any enemy it hits. Every 3 stacks on a champion counts as one stun. Pretty OP if you ask me.

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Q ~ Thundering Shuriken kennenshurikenhurlmissile1.png

This ability is Kennen's long range poke ability. It has great scaling and good base damage. Learning to use this ability at long ranges and landing them will make you a good Kennen player.

EDIT: I like to max this ability 1st due to the fact that it offers good poke, since Kennen's W range was nerfed.

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W ~ Electrical Surge kennenbringthelight.png

Electrical surge is one of my most favorite abilities in League of Legends. Due to the fact that its range and AoE damage it does is extremely strong. Whenever an enemy has atleast one stack of your passive on them, you gain the ability to use Electrical Surge. This does ridiculously good AoE damage to enemies and applies 1 stack of your passive.

EDIT: I max W second now, due to the nerfs on the range. I feel Q is a lot stronger now that the range for W is reduced.

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E ~ Lightning Rush kennenlightningrush.png

This ability is a great utility ability and wave clear ability. Mid game using a simple E --> W combo on the minions will allow an instant wave clear killing all the minions. This ability gives kennen a good burst of speed which allows him to use this as an offesive or defensive ability. Whether it is running away from an enemy gank, or simply catching up to an opponent to use your ult or landing that last hit with your W.

This ability doesn't do as much damage as the other abilities so I max it Last. Using this ability you will be able to tag enemies when you touch them while you are in the electric form. Tagging enemies applies one stack per enemy hit.

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R ~ Slicing Maelstrom kennenshurikenstorm.png

This is by far my favorite ultimate in the game. I believe it is the most OP ability ever seen by my eyes. This ability allows you to stun the entire enemy team if done correctly and if you position yourself right you can change the entire game and go from a loss to a win.

Every .5 seconds a strike of lightning hits a EVERYTHING inside the area around you. This does massive damage per strike and applies a stack of your Passive.

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Do I max Q or W?

Ok so I have gotten many questions regarding what to max out first on 85_64.png. I will give a brief synopsis and what to choose, when, and why.

 Screenshot_61.png When to Max Q Screenshot_61.png

  • When the enemy laner is stronger than you.
  • When enemy laner is ranged.
  • When you are being camped very hard by enemy jungler or are pushed to your turret constantly.

Why

Basically, because you are being beaten in lane, you generally do not want to use your W because it requires you to go closer to the enemy. With Q your range is much longer meaning you are generally much safer than using W. Also if you are being pressured and cannot go near the minions, your Q is great for last hitting because of its low CD and it's long range.



Screenshot_62.png When to Max W Screenshot_62.png

  • When you have the upper hand against your enemy.
  • You control the lane.
  • You are not pressured.
  • Easy or Med. Matchups.
  • Enemy is Melee.
  • Carrying.

Why

You max W on Kennen when you are ahead because it just does the most damage, because it is AoE meaning if you get 1v2'd you can dish out more damage than with your Q. Also it is your main tool for harassing the enemy, so if they are melee, go ahead and punish and bully them with your W passive. You have the range advantage because they are melee.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Item start #1 (Useful against almost every matchup).
    Item start #2 (Good against people who are skill-shot based.) ex. Jayce, Nidalee, Mundo. Also this is good start to rush Sorc boots for more MPen.

Core Items

    This is what your final build will look like.
    As soon as you hit level 9 BUY THIS TRINKET!!!! It makes placing your offense/defense wards super easy and it's a 250g sightstone!!!.
    This is your Bread & Butter. Protobelt + Flash Ult, then Zhonya when they focus you. I rush these two items 80% of the time.

Situational Items

    Only have 2 at max. I usually grab my second the moment i get 700 goldish.
    When situations are dire and the enemy nexus is the only thing left. TP backdoor and insta win.
    Lol in lower elo when you are pub stomping the enemies. Just for kicks and giggles :3
    Decent situational item. If you are ahead and want to do more AoE damage, this is a good item.
    If you are playing against a mage top laner and you are struggling. For example, Lissandra, Abyssal rush can be good.

Why choose these items you say?

  • Kennen is an amazing bullying champion. This means he can constantly dish out pokes to the enemy top laner while farming efficiently. Kennen has really good base stats for his abilities which in my opinion allows him to be able to start dorans blade. This is because since he is AA reliant on his poke this mixed damage of AD and AP is devastating to your opponent. Building 2 dorans blade early on allows for easy snowballing and allows you to scale nicely to mid game, and should give you enough damage till zhonyas.
  • You want to rush zhonyas first because the outplay potential you have in teamfights with you ult and zhonyas is really good. Because you are doing so much CC and damage to the enemy team they will all focus you because you are right next to them. Using zhonyas at the right time might make they waste ults or abilities on you that they can be using on your teammates. Also this disorientates them as they cannot target you giving your team some time to dish more damage.
  • If your opponent is AP and is doing good damage to you, rushing abbysal scepter after zhonyas would be good so your ult does more damage and you get MR. If you are utterly getting stomped on in lane then rushing abbysal before zhonyas would be viable.

In a normal game this is what I usually go for my build.

1055.png ---->1055_32.png----->3258_32.png----->3157_32.png---->(Hextech Protobelt)---->3089_32.png---->3135_32.png---> situationals

In a matchup against an AP champ such as 13.png or 127.png 

1055.png ---->1055_32.png----> 3001.png ----> 1313.png ----> 3157.png ----> 3089.png ----> 3135.png ----> situationals

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Hextech Protobelt (2nd Flash)

  • Hextech Protobelt is an amazing item. When it first hit the PBE, I tested it on Kennen, and found out, it is his new core item. The passive and stats of protobelt are amazing. Health allows Kennen to stay in teamfights longer, and the passive acts as a 2nd flash.
  • I would build protobelt, right after your zhonya's rush. This is because while protobelt is amazing Zhonya's actually got a little buff by being cheaper, so Zhonya's is too good to pass up as a 2nd item. Keep in mind, if you flash and protobelt to engage, the distance you clear is crazy!! Use this as an advantage to surprise the enemy and stun them before they can flash or disengage.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Luden's Echo

  • Luden's Echo, is a good item, when used correctly. It offers good damage, but leaves Kennen vulnerable because it has no HP stats. If you are ahead and need more AoE damage this is a very nice item.
  • Overall, I keep this item as situational because other core items could be better. If you're winning, go for Luden's. If not, then get something like Rylais too survive in teamfights longer.

luden 1.png


Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Aatrox
    Easy
  • Akali
    Medium
  • Alistar
    Medium
  • Annie
    Hard
  • Azir
    Medium
  • Cassiopeia
    Easy
  • Cho'Gath
    Easy
  • Darius
    Easy
  • Dr. Mundo
    Medium
  • Ekko
    Medium
  • Fiora
    Easy
  • Fizz
    Medium
  • Galio
    Medium
  • Gangplank
    Easy
  • Garen
    Easy
  • Gnar
    Medium
  • Heimerdinger
    Medium
  • Irelia
    Hard
  • Jarvan IV
    Easy
  • Jax
    Medium
  • Jayce
    Easy
  • Kassadin
    Medium
  • Katarina
    Easy
  • Kayle
    Medium
  • Kennen
    Easy
  • Kha'Zix
    Easy
  • Lee Sin
    Easy
  • Lissandra
    Easy
  • Lulu
    Medium
  • Malphite
    Hard
  • Maokai
    Medium
  • Mordekaiser
    Hard
  • Nasus
    Medium
  • Nidalee
    Easy
  • Nunu
    Medium
  • Olaf
    Medium
  • Pantheon
    Medium
  • Poppy
    Medium
  • Rek'Sai
    Medium
  • Renekton
    Easy
  • Rengar
    Easy
  • Riven
    Medium
  • Rumble
    Easy
  • Ryze
    Easy
  • Sejuani
    Easy
  • Shen
    Medium
  • Shyvana
    Easy
  • Singed
    Hard
  • Sion
    Medium
  • Skarner
    Easy
  • Swain
    Hard
  • Teemo
    Easy
  • Trundle
    Medium
  • Tryndamere
    Medium
  • Udyr
    Easy
  • Urgot
    Medium
  • Vladimir
    Medium
  • Volibear
    Easy
  • Warwick
    Medium
  • Wukong
    Easy
  • Yasuo
    Easy
  • Yorick
    Hard
  • Zac
    Easy
  • Zed
    Medium

VS

Aatrox

Easy

You cannot straight up 1v1 Aatrox his early game damage is just way too strong. But with constant ranged harass and poke you can wittle his HP down low enough so that you can finally engage and kill him. If you can dodge his knockup and skillshots then you are fine in this matchup and it should be pretty straight forward.

Playstyle: Passive

Start: 1055_32.png2003_32.png3340_32.png

VS

Akali

Medium

Early game she is a piece of cake as she is melee and has no gapcloser. You can easily farm and zone her out and also poke and harass her with ease as all she can do is poke with her Q. But beware because of this you will most likely be pushed too far. So buying some extra wards to ward top lane would be very nice to ensure you will not die. After level 6 this becomes a problem because her damage spike becomes really high. Avoid fights at level 6. Keep poking her and only commit to a fight once she is low enough.

Playstyle: Aggressive (After lvl6: Passive unless extremely fed).

Starting Items: 1055_32.png2003_32.png3340_32.png

VS

Alistar

Medium

Alistar can do massive damage up close. As long as you keep distance and don't let him get close you can win over time with constant harass. Late game you are more useful in a team fight as you can lockdown the entire enemy team. But late game do not 1v1 Alistar as he is too tanky and can kill you.

VS

Annie

Hard

This can be very tough. Annie has a point click stun which really shuts you down. Her constant harass with her Q and her long AA range stops you from harassing her. At level 6 her combo will insta kill you. I suggest farming safely and avoid harassing her. Farm under your turret whenever possible and ask for a jungle gank.

VS

Azir

Medium

Azir has long range than you. But if you can get close pre lvl 6 you can kill him. After level 6 a jungler gank will be needed. But as long as you play safe this is an even match up. And again you are more useful in teamfights than Azir.

VS

Cassiopeia

Easy

Keep moving, don't let her land her poison and you will win. You can bait her ult by rushing her with E and then quickly backing off.

VS

Cho'Gath

Easy

With you E you can easily dodge his rupture. Beware when he silences you as you are very weak at this state. You can beat him through harass but eventually he will get tanky and you cannot do anything. Try and get early kills to snowball your lane and go TP game bottom lane.

VS

Darius

Easy

You have range and poke and harass. If he pulls you in refer to Jayce's matchup on what to do.

VS

Dr. Mundo

Medium

This guy is hell without ignite. But if can take ignite you can win with a full combo. He can beat you if he lands all his cleavers on you. But as long as you dodge you will win. Especially with a jungler gank.

VS

Ekko

Medium

This guys ult can counter yours straight up, so be aware of that. This lane wont be easy for either opponents. Ekko has no range besides his Q meaning if you can dodge his Q while harassing him, you will definately win the lane. When he dashes to hit you, you can use E and get a couple his on him. Important thing, just dodge the Q it is very punishing. Also be aware that when you ult Ekko, he might place his stun bubble on top of your ult. So try to move accordingly.

Playstyle: Agressive(If you can dodge Q's) or Defensive(If you cannot dodge Q's).

Starting Items:  1055_32.png  2003_32.png  3340_32.png

VS

Fiora

Easy

Fiora is all about hard engaging the enemy with melee. Kennen is good at handling this. The moment Fiora lunges to you, Q --> E ---> W her and stun her and just back off. You will win the trade if done fast enough. Keep doing this and you will dominate the lane. Be careful of her level 6 as her ult allows her to tower dive. But if you have lots of HP just use your Ult and she will die.

VS

Fizz

Medium

Fizz can be tricky due to the fact that early game his damage is much stronger if he can get to you via his Q. If you can manage to position yourself well, then you can keep harassing him. After 6 Fizz has a better 1v1 than you especially if he goes AD fizz top which is pretty popular in the new meta. Just remember as long as you survive this la and do not feed Fizz you are much better in teamfights.

Playstyle: Agressive (but be cautious level 6)

Starting items: Dorans blade, HP pot, Trinket.

VS

Galio

Medium

This champ I really dislike, Galio just stacks MR due to his passive and does good damage to you with his abilities. Early game you are dominant as he doesn't have enough MR to beat you just yet. Use this time to your advantage to try an snag an easy early kill with your jungler. Late game with enough MR he can solo you so try roaming later in the game. During teamfights if you can ult when he ults and stun him, you can cancel his ult earlier so keep that in mind.

Playstyle: Aggressive (After 6 roam)

Starting items: Dorans blade, HP pot, Trinket. (getting an early void staff or abyssal scepter would help in this lane).

VS

Gangplank

Easy

Easy lane IMO. All GP has is his Q. His Q is a point and click ability. Abuse the bushes, he can not Q you if he can't see you in the bush. Make him waste his only ward in the bush so he doesnt have jungle wards. This pressures him and can lead to a early kill if your jg'ler ganks top. At level 6 you can really stomp him as he is melee and cannot reach you, especially if you keep stunning him.

Playstyle: Aggressive

Starting items: Dorans blade, HP pot, Trinket.

VS

Garen

Easy

Garen loves to camp in the bushes, whenever you don't see Garen in lane but suspect him to be in the bushes, lob a Q into the bush (it has long range). If you hear the effect of it hitting then chances are it's a wild Garen. When Garen Q's to you use E and run, when his speed buff wears off kite him with your spells and AA and stun him.

Playstyle: Aggressive

Starting items: Dorans blade, HP pot, Trinket. (Early void staff is good if the enemy Garen is stacking MR items).

VS

Gnar

Medium

This matchup can go both ways. If Gnar lands all his Boomberang Toss's then you're screwed. If he misses them all then you're fine. Whenever you have 2 procs of Gnar's passive on you don't let him land the third one. Back away and let it go away. Watch out Mega Gnar as he gains Armor and MR which will make you do no dmg whatsoever.

Playstyle: Poke / Defensive

Starting Items: 1055_32.png2003_32.png3340_32.png

VS

Heimerdinger

Medium

This match depends on how good the enemy Heimer is. Generally you want to get to top lane quickly because Heimer depends on having multiple turrets down to do damage. If you get to lane the same time as him, he will only have one turret. Destroy that turret and keep destroying his turrets. If you get to lane too late and he gets 3 turrets down, it will be harder to win this lane. Keep destroying his turrets with Q, W(Passive) and W and you should win. Becareful of his ult turret. If he uses it use E to run away or if you're stronger commit and nuke him before his turret kills you.

Starting Items: 1055_32.png2003_32.png3340_32.png
Playstyle: Agressive (If you can destroy his turrets). Defensive (If you cannot destroy   turrets).

VS

Irelia

Hard

MUST HAVE JUNGLER GANK or wait till Irelia nerf!!!!! Her passive counters yours.....
On a serious note, if you MUST lane against her, farm it out and look to gank other lanes, she really out trades you, especially when she get sheen or tri force.

VS

Jarvan IV

Easy

Don't let him E ----> Q you and you should win. Level 6 he has more burst so do not fight him if you are 50% HP as he can insta you with a simple E ---> Q ---> R.
Zhonya's when he Ults you and it will block all dmg. When he ults, you should ult back so he is stuck inside you ult. Use this to your advantage.

Playstyle: Poke / Defensive

Starting Items: 1055_32.png2003_32.png3340_32.png

VS

Jax

Medium

Jax is melee and can be beaten by Kennen is played correctly. In the beginning constantly harass him. When he uses his E run away by using your own E. Then when his E goes on cooldown go back and AA him to death. His E is a fairly long cooldown so you should have enough time to knock off 200-300 HP off of Jax. At level 6 if you are even Jax should not be able to kill you. He is all melee damage and your double stun can really screw his day up. Late game he can definately kill you 1v1 if he stacks MR. Also if you let Jax jump onto you he can kill you because Jax's damage is insane.

Starting Items: 1055_32.png1055_32.png3340_32.png
Playstyle: Agressive, but play Passive if he begins to stack alot of MR. (ex.3155_32.png3065_32.png3102_32.png)

VS

Jayce

Easy

Dodge his Q's by staying behind the minions. If he engages on you with his gapcloser just E on top of him and Q him and W and run away. You better land your Q because at this time he is very easy to hit since he is right next to you. If done right he will be stunned and only do his Q damage while you have done your whole combo thus, winning the trade.

Starting Items:  #2 (Refer to build section)

VS

Kassadin

Medium

Kassadin is rarely seen top lane anymore, but if you do see him then make sure to wait till he wastes his Q on a minion. After his shield goes away, immediately use your W passive or Q on him to poke him down slowly. At level 6 be careful as you cannot engage him because his ult allows him to easily run away.

Playstyle: Defensive

VS

Katarina

Easy

Stuns, stuns, stuns, and even more stuns. You counter Katarina so hard it's funny. She shunpo's to you and ults. You ult...... PROFIT!?!?!

Playstyle: Very Agressive. (Use your advantage to beat her and shut her down).

VS

Kayle

Medium

Kinda difficult. She can kite you and slow you so you can't gung ho rush her with E. If she wastes a slow then go in on her. After level 6 she can block all your dmg with her ult so I advise ganking a diff lane instead of forcing a kill top lane unless your jungler is there to assist.

Playstyle: Defensive (Go gank other lanes).

VS

Kennen

Easy

With my build you better make me proud : D

VS

Kha'Zix

Easy

He is melee..... He has to jump on you to do dmg. He does alot of burst damage later in the game so make sure you have full HP when dueling him. Do not go for sustained duels as he will win in the end. If he tries to poke you, you must go in and commit fully. He cannot win a straight up 1v1 battle with your whole combo.

Playstyle: Agressive.

VS

Lee Sin

Easy

Dodge Q's and the rest should be easy. He is melee so he cant do much other than fall down on his knees and accept your shurikens.

Playstyle: Agressive. (Dodge his Q's!!!!).

VS

Lissandra

Easy

Most people say Lissandra beats kennen. IMO kennen has a better teamfight because you are able to lock down the entire enemy team with your ult, while Lissandra can only lock down one person. In lane as long as you can dodge her Q's you will win. Use your E to bum rush Lissandra and dodge her Q. When E'ing go very close to her and then back away so she misses her W. Then use your normal combo on her and back away.

Playstyle: Agressive / Poke

Starting Items: 1055_32.png2003_32.png3340_32.png   (3001_32.png Abyssal Scepter rush before zhonyas can be good if you are behind, the extra MR and passive works good against AP champs).

VS

Lulu

Medium

She is rarely seen top but she can really cause problems for you if you don't play it correctly. Her polymorph ruins your engage on her so you're gonna have to surprise her when you engage. Constantly go for short trades, and dodge her Q's. If you can dodge most of her Q's you will win the lane. If you dont dodge, then it will be very hard to win. If you cant dodge her Q push the lane and gank mid.

Playstyle: Agressive (Unless you cant dodge Q's then go gank mid).

VS

Malphite

Hard

You can win early game, so you should try to get your junglers help in getting an early kill. If you cannot Malphite becomes a huge problem later because he will stack MR and Health which counters Kennen.

Playstyle: Agressive (Early game). Go gank mid after he gets tanky.

VS

Maokai

Medium

Maokai is pretty hard to handle. He one of the top three tanks in the top lane. He is very susceptible to poke in the early game, but beware. Do not underestimate his damage. All his abilities have high base damages in the early game, so he can kill you if you mess up. Make every hit count and also when he snares you, right when his animation to snare starts, press E. This will make him get marked so all you have to do is lob a Q and W, and he will get stunned. Then run away while AA'ing at the same time. If done right you will win trades. After he gets tanky go gank a lane or TP bot lane.

Playstyle: Agressive. (When he gets items go help team).

VS

Mordekaiser

Hard

He has the damage and shields to handle your poke. You can't win easily. I highly recommend to just farm as much as possible and ask for ganks. If you cant get ganks then go tp bot lane. Try and pressure the other side of the map. As long as morde gets no kills it will take very long till he can do good dmg to your team. Feed your teammates kills or make plays somewhere else.

Playstyle: Very defensive. (Highly recommend ganking other lanes).

VS

Nasus

Medium

This guy is a pain in the butt. He gets ridiculously tanky late game and you will do no damage to him. You have the early game dominance over him. Freeze your lane and keep harassing him as he cannot do anything. Later on when he gets too tanky push your lane fast and try to TP mid or botlane and help them.

VS

Nidalee

Easy

This can go either ways. If you are good at dodging her spears, this should be an easy lane. Nidalee's that go top or mid, dont usually build tanky. So as long as you dodge spears and poke her, you should win. If you hug the back side of your minions she can't land any spears.

VS

Nunu

Medium

This lane is very easy early on, keep poking him out. Everytime he goes to consume a minion, punish him by harassing him with your W passive and active. Late game he gets tanky so you cannot fight him. In teamfights you should be able to me much more useful, since if you ult while he does, your stun will cancel it.

VS

Olaf

Medium

This lane is easy if you can dodge his axes pre-6. After Olaf hits level 6, his ultimate olafragnarok.png will be able to negate all your stuns and he will chase you down and kill you. So if you are low and he is above level 6, be careful and farm safely.

VS

Pantheon

Medium

This guy just keeps poking you with his spears which is really annoying. If you can abuse his vision by using the bushes you should be able to trade with him. After he throws his spear, and you suspect that he is going to jump on you, pop your E so it tags him with a stack, then stun him. This is a skill matchup and whoever gets a lead can control the lane.

If you ever see him ulting to a different lane, and he is in your vision, do everything you can to stun him so that it will cancel.

VS

Poppy

Medium

VS

Rek'Sai

Medium

VS

Renekton

Easy

VS

Rengar

Easy

VS

Riven

Medium

VS

Rumble

Easy

VS

Ryze

Easy

VS

Sejuani

Easy

VS

Shen

Medium

VS

Shyvana

Easy

VS

Singed

Hard

VS

Sion

Medium

This matchup can go either way. If you cannot dodge Sion's E (the minion pushy thingy) then you will suffer and this matchup WILL be HARD. If you can dodge 90% of them, then this matchup will be EASY. This is the fact that Sion's main damage comes from his E and if you can keep dodging it and poke him you can eventually wittle his HP down to the point where he has to go to Base or Die. His teamfighting is good but yours is still better. Late game he will stack MR against you so pushing lane and ganking other lanes would be good.

Playstyle: Aggressive (If you can dodge skillshots) or Passive (if you cannot dodge skillshots).

Starting items: Dorans blade, HP pot, Trinket. (Void staff rush would be good, also using the alternate high risk reward build path is good if you are stomping Sion).

VS

Skarner

Easy

VS

Swain

Hard

VS

Teemo

Easy

Teemo aka. "Satan" is everyone's nightmare. Do not fear as Kennen is here to kill him. Teemo is mainly a champ that beats most AA'ers in lane due to his blind. While kennen is dependent on his W AA proc he doesn't "need" it to win against squishy champs like Teemo. Bait his blind by rushing him, then when he blinds you E and Q and W him. By the time you stun him his blind will wear off and you can use your W proc on him. Then ult and Teemo will wish he never picks Teemo again.(BEWARE of his shrooms as this can stop your rush. If he places it right when you come you have a 1.5 second time frame before the shroom becomes active and can blow up).

Playstyle: Aggressive

Starting items: Dorans blade, HP pot, Trinket. (Glass cannon full AP build this champ).

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Trundle

Medium

VS

Tryndamere

Medium

VS

Udyr

Easy

VS

Urgot

Medium

VS

Vladimir

Medium

VS

Volibear

Easy

VS

Warwick

Medium

VS

Wukong

Easy

VS

Yasuo

Easy

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Yorick

Hard

VS

Zac

Easy

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Zed

Medium

Pros/Cons Back to Top

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  • Great poke and harass with W and Q.

  • Good mobility and ability to escape ganks with E

  • You can stun the entire enemy team in 1 - 2 seconds.

  • You can double stun someone :D

  • Constantly throw stuns in your lane.

  • Strong all throughout the game in all phases.

  • Most OP ult in the game!!! Big Game Changer!!

  • Fluffy doctor :3


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  • Kind of squishy.

  • Doesn't do to well against really tanky champs that stack MR.

  • Needs team cooperation to "Truly carry games".

  • High skill cap on how to apply double stuns on multiple people.

  • Needs good positioning and a good ult to be effective.

Combos Back to Top

1055_64.png  Basic Combo - Harass and Poke  1055_64.png

- So basically in most games you will start your W. Get your W passive proc'd meaning your next Auto Attack will apply a stack. Use it on an enemy and then use W to apply another stack. From here you will make the decision "Will I keep attacking?" or "Will I go back and keep farming". If your enemy is low you can keep Auto Attacking till they completely back off and then you can zone. If not, then proceed farming and keep harassing.

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3136_64.png  Stun Combo - Just a normal stun.....  3136_64.png

Here is the sequence of what your abilities will look like.

W (passive) ---> W -----> Q = Enemy Stun.

W (passive) ---> W -----> E = Enemy Stun.

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Ult Combo - This combo = What makes Kennen, Kennen

Here is the sequence of what your abilities will look like.

E ----> R ----> W = Stun

R -----> E ----> W = Stun

Just a tip :) kennen is extremely dangerous when you flash and then ult. It surprises the enemy and allow you to position correctly to stun all 5 enemies. A good positioned ult is what makes a good kennen.

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OP DOUBLE STUN - RITO NERF PLZ (Will take practice).

Here is the sequence of what your abilities will look like.

W (Passive) ----> E -----> Q -----> R -----> W = Enemy team and one enemy person should be extremely low.

 (Whoever you target with your W passive and Q will be double stunned, Try focusing the enemy carries).

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A little more difficult stun combo for laning.

Here is the sequence of what your abilities will look like.

W (Passive) ---> AA -----> AA -----> W -----> AA ----> AA ----- > W (Passive) = Stun without Q.

This combo is great for when you cannot land a Q because of enemy minions. Your passive stacks last 7.25 seconds. In this time frame between each stack you can land 2 auto attacks on the enemy champion or minion. Then get your passive a second time and stun them. While they are stunned you can then E and Q easily and walk away.

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Have fun Stunning them all :D

Top laners Job Back to Top

Your job as a top laner, and how to carry your team!!

Today I will teach you what it means to be a top laner and why it is so important to carry your team!!!

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1. Pressure top = Enemy jungler camps Top Lane.

"But Doctor!! How will this benefit me? I need to farm and kill my lane opponent and win lane to carry?" WROOONNGGG!!! As a toplaner you can easily farm under turret as experience comes. Also if you are pressured under your turret it lets your jungler gank top easier so you can get kills. This is very important because if the enemy jungler is focusing your lane, your bot and mid lane can be free to harass and farm all they want so they can carry the game too with you!! If the enemy jungler goes top but you followed my guide to warding toplane he will have wasted his time going top while your jungler is farming and outscaling the enemy jungler.

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2. TP Ganks = Carry the game Globally.

You see your enemy top laner has wasted TP to go back to lane and farm. You notice your bot lane is under turret and needs help. You immediately TP to a ward down bot lane and give your ADC 2 kills. You take enemy bot turret and your jungler assists and you take dragon. Enemy got nothing but 2 deaths. You got 2 kills for your ADC, 2 assists for you and your support, snowballed your botlane, got global gold from turret, and dragon. Ryze got 6+ farm...... You just single handedly turned the favor of the game into your team. Keep making plays like this and you will win 90% of games.

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3. Turn LoL into Farm Simulator 2015

If there is no opportunity to TP gank as both lanes are winning, just keep focusing on farming. The more farm you get the more you can self snowball. When team fights come you will be an unstoppable furball because you farmed soo much.

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4. Peel for your team!!

With your passive and ult you can easily peel for your team with a good ult. It is your duty to peel for your ADC and AP Mage so they can clean up. Who cares if you don't get the kills. Who cares if you have a negative KD but have 15+ assists. As long as you win the game that should be all you want. Peel and you will win team fights.

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Do all of this successfully and you'll be seeing.

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This concludes Dr. Kennen's Lesson on, "What a toplaner's job is"

Warding 101 Back to Top

    Kennen's Toplane Medical School of Warding 101

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When to ward?

Now most things that I see that bad top laners do is NOT WARD!!!!
As referred to above what a top laners job is, is that you must take jungle pressure off the other lanes by pressuring yours. Well if you do this don't you need to ward so that you don't die by a gank? Well fear no more I Suparook will teach you the basics to warding top lane ;)

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Offense wards when to do it?

  • You are over pushed
  • You plan to over push within the next minute.
  • You see the enemy jungler at mid and he was last seen heading to top/red buff.
  • Enemy mid laner is MIA.

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Defense wards when to do it?

  • You are getting camped by the enemy jungler.
  • You are losing against your lane opponent.
  • Farming under turret.
  • Freezing minion wave near your turret.

This should be all you need to know for the basics of warding. And also the moment you hit level 9 push wave and go to base and upgrade your trinket! Its a free sightstone for 250g!

P.S. you never need to use both defense and offensive wards.

And that concludes Suparook's Medical School of Warding 101 lesson. Any questions? Put it in the comments section below and I will reply ASAP!

Kennen's Medical Staff (Synergy) Back to Top

Champs that work well with Kennen 

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Jarvan as a jungler works really well for Kennen. If he traps the entire enemy team in his ult you can land an easy ult, which would probably win the game if done properly.

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Maokai is another amazing champ to synergize wth Kennen. This is because he is an amazing frontline tank that will help you team soak up damage, and his ult is an AoE like yours and it decreases damage done to you by 20%. This means that it will be easier to do more damage in teamfights as you will probably not die or take longer to kill.

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Having an Orianna on your team is a godsend. When you E into the entire enemy team Orianna can "Latch" her E onto you which gives you a shield.(Sam Smith reference :3) This shield is amazing because it allows Kennen to take more hits meaning you can deal more dmg with your ult and stay in the fight longer. Then when you land a 5 man Ult Orianna can ult aswell and keep the enemies inside your ult. Overall, this is an amazing synergy combo.

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Ever had a JG Diana? Well with Kennen you should be happy. Her E has the same effect as Orianna's ult. Which is why Diana is good with Kennen.

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Wukong has an AoE Knockup Ult. Paired with Kennen's ult Enemies will not only be Double Stunned. But also Knocked up :) Have fun with your new Monkey friend as he does not need to be top, but he can JG.

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How does Season 6 affect Kennen? Back to Top

[SEASON 6]

OH MY GOSH!!!! SEASON 6 IS AMAZING FOR KENNEN!!!

  • First point that I'd like to make is that the new mastery trees are super amazing on Kennen. Before you had to sacrifice some points in order to achieve hybrid dmg masteries. Now the new masteries include all of it in a single fricken mastery!! (Natural Talent and Precision).
  • While runes and builds stay the same. I can't help but feel that Kennen is alot more fun to play with. Overall, season 6 has buffed Kennen slightly in my opinion, but to the point where the change is noticeable.
  • Hextech Protobelt and Zhonya's changes!!! Hextech protobelt is super good for Kennen, the dash is ridiculous with flash ult. And Rito changed the cost to Zhonya, while it does have less AP, it now has CD and a cheaper cost which means hitting your power spike, is now a lot faster!!
  • Kennen's Ult and W changes... Kennen's ult hits faster now, and can hit minions too!! I feel the ult change helps Kennen nuke a lot faster than before, which is a plus! Though the nerf on the range of Kennen W really hurts him, he is still an amazing top laner, just now it is much harder to poke with W. So now I max out my Q first since maxing W isn't as viable due to the lack of range.

U.R.F. Kennen [How To] Back to Top

Ok so I'm going to make this short and simple because I have to sleep soon.

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Build

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PlayStyle

Basically keep using your W or Q to proc a passive. Once a passive is proc'd spam your W to your hearts content. When they are stunned you can land another Q or use your E to proc your passive. Then rinse and repeat the process :).

Ok have fun stunning 24/7 (Literally) on U.R.F. :D

League Patches that Effect Kennen [5.5 - End of S5] Back to Top

In this section I will explain each patch whether they affect Kennen in any way or form.

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[Patch 5.5]

This patch is interesting as it introduces the new Item "Luden's Echo". This new item seems very interesting on Kennen and I will do more tests with it to see whether it is viable or not. For now the item looks promising, if you'd like you can try it in your build. Personally, I feel as if this item will benefit Kennen's poke and harass because of it's passive and also it gives very trong stats for Kennen. 120 AP means more damage, and the 7% MS boost will help Kennen get into teamfights faster for his ult. These are my preliminary opinions nothing is final yet. That is it for the rest of the patch, as the other things does not seem to be relevant to Kennen.

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[Patch 5.6]

This patch contains no changes for Kennen. But Irelia did see a nerf on her E which "slightly" makes the lane easier to deal with. When I mean "slighty" I literally mean like 0.8% more easier :\ but we'll take what we can get for a nerf on our biggest counter. Sion also got a decent DMG nerf on his Q and E which also should make the lane about 10% easier which is a good thing for Kennen in the laning phase for people who cannot dodge Sion's abilities :D

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[U.R.F.]

Urf is not a new patch, but because it is an amazing gamemode I will explain how Kennen is on URF. I believe Kennen is a mid tier champ in URF. He's really good because the short CD's allow him to spam him stuns. But there are other champions who can outrange Kennen and are just outright better than him. But all in all, he is still a very annoying yordle in URF and can be fun with the right team :).

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[Patch 5.7]

This patch yet again contains no changes to Kennen whatsoever, as expected. Some champion nerfs and changes such as Fizz's W which might make the lane harder for Kennen, due to the fact that his %Dmg is not a passive instead of an active. Other than that I see nothing else that has changed Kennen.

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[Patch 5.8] - [Patch 5.10]

Basically, lot's of things have changed. The addition to the new black cleaver has made some matchups stronger for example 62_64.png or others who depend on black cleaver. The matchups are still the same though, it will just be more dangerous to engage in combat with them. The new champion 245_64.png is extremely strong, I have seen some people use him on the top lane, and I must say his ult counters yours and he is very strong. Kennen can still win do to Ekko being melee. But I will post more on the champion matchups section. That is pretty much it for patch 5.10

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[Patch 5.11]

Pool Party Skins!!!!!! Why doesn't Kennen get any :(. But besides that, many new things were changed. For instance, Aatrox now has a buff on his Passive which allows it to be used more frequently. Other than that idk what else to say that will affect Kennen.

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In construction [Guide Updates List] Back to Top

Hi everybody this guide is extremely new and so I will be updating it frequently to fill in the missing gaps. Please bare with me as this is my first guide :c



Thank you for reading my guide!!!  ^___^

Updates

2/16/15 : Completed combos section. (Added a couple matchups).

2/23/15 : Completed the items section on why I use these items.

3/8/15 : Updated the items page. Added more matchups.

3/8/15 : Added Toplaner's Job Section

3/8/15 : Added Warding Lesson 101 Section.

3/12/15: Added Luden's Echo in "Situational items" Please comment below your opinions on Luden's Echo.

3/12/15: Added Patch Notes sections.

3/17/15: Added some synergy champs.

3/25/15: Added more indepth matchup explanations and Synergy Champs. Added Patch 5.6 opinions.

4/3/15: Added URF section.

4/8/15: Added Patch 5.7 Notes

6/8/15: Added Patch 5.10 Notes and Ekko matchup explanation. Added "When to max Q or W" in Abilities Section.

6/10/15: Added more matchups.

P.S. Feel free to leave a comment below with any feedback opinions or questions :)

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