Shen · Guide




Power Spike (Early, Mid, Late)


Damage Type

50% AP

50% AD

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Shen Strengths & Weaknesses

Able to mitigate any form of auto-attack damage with his Spirit's RefugeW. This can make the enemy physical damage carries to be practically useless when this ability is active.

He can set really good cheese brushes as well as all-in opportunities with his Shadow DashE. When combined with certain items, Shen can put additional debuffs on the taunted champions with ease.

His Ultimate Stand UnitedR can allow him to act as a guardian for his teammates. This becomes really beneficial if one of Shen’s teammates is fed and needs to be peeled for.


His Shadow DashE is quite short-ranged which makes it hard for him to land this ability from clear vision. This can hamper his all-in potential.

If he uses his Spirit's RefugeW and Twilight AssaultQ carelessly, then he and his team will be in a really disadvantageous position, and will get pelted down quite easily.

His Ultimate Stand UnitedR has a very long cooldown and will force him to lose lane priority almost instantly. This can allow the enemy laner to get a lead, and can also allow his carry to fall back (if Shen is Support).

Game plan
Early game
0 - 15 min
Shen is Average

Your goal in the early game is to play safe, pick up gold and XP and avoid dying to the enemy laner. You are rather weak in the early game and need time to come online.

Once you have quite a few levels under your belt, you should look for short favourable trades. As you’re not strong in the early game, you may wish to wait for the enemy to waste an ability before playing aggressive.

Keep the minion wave closer to your side of the map in the early game. This will ensure safety and reduce your chances of dying in lane.

Mid game
15 - 25 min
Shen is Average

Split push when your Ultimate Stand UnitedR is up. Keep a constant eye on your allies and be prepared to cast your Ultimate Stand UnitedR on them when necessary.

Look for picks during the mid-game with your Shadow DashE. Catching someone out of position could result in your team picking up a lot of free gold.

Peel for your carries in mid-game team fights. If they die, you’re not going to win the fight. Peel and keep them alive for as long as possible.

Late game
25+ min
Shen is Average

Peel for your carries in late game team fights to increase the chances of your team winning the fight. If they die at the beginning, you will not be able to win the fight alone.

Stick with your team in the late game. Do not split up or walk away from them otherwise the enemy may try to pick you off or initiate a 4v5 fight when you’re away from your team.

Focus the nearest enemy champion to your carries and work as a team to take down the enemy one by one. If you focus the backline alone, you may be an easy target for the enemy and may die quickly. By focusing on the nearest champion, you will survive for longer and keep your carries alive.

Power Spikes
Early game0 - 15 min

Shen's Twilight AssaultQ is a significant ability for him. His power will entirely depend upon how he uses it in the lane.

Once Shen gets his Shadow DashE, he should be able to all-in his targets efficiently. This will allow him to unload his entire damage combo on them.

Getting his Ultimate Stand UnitedR is a significant power spike for him. He can now start saving his carries no matter where they are on the map.

Mid game15 - 25 min

Getting his core items should help him a lot with his damage output and survivability. It allows him to use his Shadow DashE to taunt high priority targets freely.

His Spirit's RefugeW will be very beneficial during this phase of the game. It allows him to create an auto-attack deflecting zone, which can turn the tide of a fight during a major skirmish.

Hitting level eleven is another significant power spike. His ability to use his Ultimate Stand UnitedR frequently will allow him to save more lives.

Late game25+ min

Split push during this phase of the game as long as your Ultimate Stand UnitedR is up. Avoid splitting if it is on cooldown. His Ultimate Stand UnitedR will allow him to join a fight immediately and help his teammates.

His Shadow DashE should be very beneficial during this phase of the game. He can easily catch high-priority targets with ease, which allows his team to kill that target.

He should try to focus on hiding in the fog of war and taunting multiple targets with his Shadow DashE. His Spirit's RefugeW zone should save him from a lot of damage.

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