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Shen

Shen Counters

Tank

Average difficulty

Power Spike (Early, Mid, Late)

Early

Mid

Late

Playstyle

Damage Type

50% ap

50% ad

Top

Win 52.2%  Pick 4.8%  Ban 0.5%

Support

Win 48.6%  Pick 1%  Ban 0.5%

Support

Win 48.6%  Pick 1%  Ban 0.5%

Jungle

Win 47.6%  Pick 0.4%  Ban 0.5%

Shen lane counter picks

Based on the average gold difference at min 15 (GD@15), Shen loses the lane to:

Illaoi

- 71

GD@15

Darius

- 51

GD@15

Gnar

- 50

GD@15

Tahm Kench

- 47

GD@15

Garen

- 46

GD@15

Teemo

- 42

GD@15

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Shen best lane matchups

Based on the average gold difference at min 15 (GD@15), Shen counters:

Irelia

+ 91

GD@15

Riven

+ 79

GD@15

Camille

+ 77

GD@15

Jax

+ 72

GD@15

Sylas

+ 70

GD@15

Kayle

+ 64

GD@15

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Shen game counter picks

Based on the win percent vs champs in all roles, Shen loses the most against:

Nunu & Willump

45.3%

Win Rate

Cassiopeia

45.8%

Win Rate

Mordekaiser

46.2%

Win Rate

Kayle

46.5%

Win Rate

Volibear

47%

Win Rate

Amumu

47.3%

Win Rate

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Shen best game matchups

Based on the win percent vs champs in all roles, Shen counters:

Pantheon

61.2%

Win Rate

Irelia

59.8%

Win Rate

Qiyana

58.6%

Win Rate

Yuumi

58.2%

Win Rate

Gragas

57.3%

Win Rate

Ezreal

57.3%

Win Rate

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Shen counter tips

Laning Against

Strong trades with his Passive shield define the early laning phase for Shen, avoid trades where his shield is up. The shield has a 10 sec static cooldown reduced whenever an ability hits a champion.

Watch out for Shen's Blade passing through you! If his sword passes through you it increases his damage, attack speed, and it also slows you. Potentially leading to more empowered

Q auto attacks.

Shen's most important tool early is his taunt

E. It is the guarantee for his increased
Q
damage and is the most effective way for im to trade. If he lands his taunt
E
, back off as soon as you can and re-engage when it’s on cooldown.

Strategy VS

When Shen hit’s level 6, it gives him access to his

R. Fortunately, it is not a damaging
R
. Look to all in him when you hit 6 as he will have one less ability to trade back with. Also, trading with him will stop him from casting his
R
on an ally.

Stand United (Shen’s R) has a 3 minute 20 second base cooldown at rank 1. If it can be baited out in a skirmish, you take a significant amount of his power out of the game for a good amount of time as there are few items with cooldown reduction Shen will ever build.

Shen will be looking to split push while his

R is up as it allows him to apply pressure in two places at once. Whenever you see him channeling his
R
, either kill off the target or disengage for now. Look to fight while it’s on cooldown.

Power Spikes

Shen's first power spike is level 2 in lane. Taunt + empowered

Q with Grasp will win him nearly any trade early. Be sure to get the early shove so that you can get level 2 first and deny him this power spike as he does not want to taunt into your minion wave.

At level 6, Stand United

R allows Shen to impact his other lanes from anywhere on the map. Be careful for tower dives or of enemy players baiting an engage into a Stand United. Ping as soon as he hits 6.

Titanic Hydra givens Shen high amounts of burst, higher wave clear and gives him mixed damage. Be cautious about getting taunted (hit by E) as Shen with this item early is a reasonably strong duelist.

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