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Kennen Statistics for Spoøky

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

Value
Average
Games Played
44
4
Win %
57
43
Kills
9.7
5.1
Assists
5.6
6.7
Deaths
4.9
6.0
KA:D Ratio
3.1
2.0
Gold Earned
12.6K
10.5K
Creep Score
178.5
156.6
Average

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Summoner Spells Back to Top

If you are playing Mid lane, either of these is fine, however with Ignite there is a much higher rate of lane dominance as you can all in at level 6 with ignite.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

First off, Your keystone mastery should always be Thunderlord's Decree Because of the ability to simply auto an enemy with your kennenbringthelight.png Passive active and then activate the W to proc the Thunderlords. The scaling ap and ad are useful to make up for the loss of flat AP in runes that is being replaced by the magic penetration. As far as the Magic Penetration vs CDR goes in the Cunning tree, it is more preference. Kennen revolves around dishing out high damage very quickly in teamfights and Magic Penetration is very useful, however CDR is useful for poking in lane with kennenshurikenhurlmissile1.png

Abilities Back to Top

Q
W
E
Q
W
R
Q
Q
Q
W
R
W
W
E
E
R
E
E
Passive
Q
1
4
7
8
9
W
2
5
10
12
13
E
3
14
15
17
18
R
6
11
16

Maxing Q in lane secures a high amount of poke damage and can also be a good way to initiate. Your Q does insane damage when maxed and applying a mark as well makes it easy to kennenlightningrush.png to an enemy and begin your spell rotation.


NOTE: There is also a skill path that is do-able in which you max kennenshurikenhurlmissile1.png and kennenbringthelight.png simultaneously. In other words, once you get to level 7, you can rotate back and forth between putting a point in Q and a point in W. If you do this, be sure to level the ability that is most beneficial for your lane first. (i.e if you are against a squishy target, put a 3rd point in q before a 3rd point in W) 

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Cull is a good start because most of the time your lane will be passive and this item is just a really good item for having early game gold to snowball with.

Core Items

    Rush a Rylai's because it gives you high damage, good early health for sustain and gives you a slow which is good for buying yourself more time to E on to them in order to Ult
    If you are against an AD assassin mid lane, I would go for a zhonyas early and get this before Liandry's, however if you are not and are doing fine, buy a liandry's as it gives you more Magic Penetration and health
    Sorc Shoes are the best boot for Kennen as it gives him even more magic penetration.
    Rabadons is useful for giving him a little more AP since he builds mostly Magic Pen with other items. Void Staff is a great last item if the enemy team is heavily magic damage based. Use your judgement though. If they are heavy AP damage, you might want to buy this item sooner than later.

Situational Items

    Spell vamp is really good on Kennen in certain situations. If you are against a poke heavy laner such as brand and need to quickly restore your hp in lane, then these items are great. With them, simply Q minions every now and again and you will slowly gain more and more health back.

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Annie
    Medium
  • LeBlanc
    Hard
  • Orianna
    Easy
  • Vel'Koz
    Easy

VS

Annie

Medium

Annie will forever be that champion that does so much easy point click damage for no reason. Although you can trade with her somewhat, she will probably outpoke you in lane, or even blow you up at level 6. If you find yourself low enough to be killed by Annie at level 6, you are probably better off just recalling. I would also highly recommend starting an 3001.png in this matchup.

VS

LeBlanc

Hard

LeBlanc, in my opinion, is the hardest matchup you can have on Kennen. Your early game damage is high, but Leblanc is really good at punishing you for your CD's. Also, keep in mind you have your Q and W to poke with that tickles compared to LB's massive QW + Thunderlords damage early game. If you can survive early game without feeding away the lane, you might have a shot at stopping her later from snowballing.

VS

Orianna

Easy

Orianna is another champion that Kennen doesn't struggle with much. Your early Q damage is strong enough to really poke her down enough to where you can all in at 6 if you play correctly. If you wait to catch her ball in an awkward position and then engage, by the time she is unstunned she wont have time to pull her ball in for a shield or an ult on you.

VS

Vel'Koz

Easy

Going against a vel'loz with kennen might be one of the easiest lanes for Kennen. Once you get to level 6, you will be able to stun him almost instantly if he tries to ult you. Your early game damage is also too strong for him to tank unless he is running insane MR against you.

Playstyle Back to Top

How you should play the lane is as follows:


- Always try to poke your enemy laner with kennenshurikenhurlmissile1.png
- If you are able to land a Q, follow up with your kennenbringthelight.png Active.
- If your W passive comes up, and you manage to auto the enemy, also follow up with your kennenbringthelight.png Active to proc thunderlords for maximum damage.

- Once you get your enemy low enough, try to land a kennenshurikenhurlmissile1.png. Once they have 1 stack of your passive, that makes it easier to then kennenlightningrush.png forward on to them, or 4.png on top, then usekennenbringthelight.png active for either 2 or 3 stacks (depending on if you hit them with kennenlightningrush.png or not) Once they are either stunned or have 2 stacks of passive, then you can ult to either secure the stun, or try to stun them again with the 3 shock revolution.

- Also keep in mind that since you are starting cull to primarily focus on farming the first 7 minutes or so if you can. Getting that really early farm can help you get closer to getting a 1058.png on your first back for your 3116.png or can land you a 1026.png and a 1033.png for your 3001.png

Conclusion Back to Top

I hope you learned a lot from this guide and if you did then I did my job :D


I've been playing Kennen as my main since the beginning of Season 4 and I have learned so much about him. He is super fun to play and not incredibly difficult either.

If there is anything else you would like to know about Kennen be sure to leave a comment below and I will try to answer it for you.

Also, if there is something confusing about this guide that you notice let me know too and I will be sure to edit it to make it more clear.

Thank you for reading and Good Luck with the Kennen Bae. ^_^

- Spooky ^_^

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