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AP/DPS Shen...holy sh-

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FaerellG

Senior Member

02-03-2011

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k well maybe i'm not 100% familiar with the exact specifics of the terminology, i apologize for not owning a LoL textbook.

to me, farming is merely how well you make money off of killing creeps, which shen is technically good at. i don't have to be level 18 to be able to kill a creep with my Q>lichbane combo, and repeat it half a second later with my Q's low cooldown. say whatever, but i always have a lead on creep kills than the opposing mid, unless their mid is extremely aggressive at lvls 1-3 and zones me out.


I'm not trying to be a jerk about this, but it is a very critical difference for the purposes of this discussion since you're talking about multiple very expensive items.


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PineapplePine

Senior Member

02-03-2011

Oh, I want to add a few other details. Because you`re melee without any real damage abilities other than a 3-4 seconds mini nuke. You`re really quite useless as a melee DPS. At most, you can play him as hybrid tank/AP. But either way, you need to play him as a tank for the first bit of the game and grab a few tank items (whether its basic items - giant's belt for example - or full item - Randuin's for example -). He just deals way too little damage other than his Ki Strike and Vorpal Blade that even if you dash forward and do your whole burst combo, the enemy can flash/run away and kite you. If you are rolling, it is probably KS's just like a tank Shen's kill (usually). Its just now with a Shen or Lich Bane you can KS better. Rylai's is NOT a good item on Shen if you want to use Taunt backwards (you run pass the enemy and taunt towards your team). Rylai's is NOT a good item by maxed levels of Taunt. You taunt, they are taunted for 2 seconds which is just the same duration as Rylai's. So they wouldn't be slowed after Taunt. If you want Rylai's for Vorpal Blade... well I don't think thats cost effective.

Items that I would recommend if you go hybrid are: Hourglass, Abyssal if your team is stacking magic dealers otherwise FoN or Banshee's, and Sheen/Lich Bane. You won't be nuking with Lich Bane at really high damage like +400 since you have limited AP items so whether you upgrade Sheen is your choice. But Sheen is "ok" as Sheen + Passive + Auto attack = nice nuke. Sheen isn't hard to proc either since Q and W have short cooldowns when maxed.

Anyways, no matter what you build other than tank Shen people will rage at you.


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