Shen's Best Equipment List

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AutoSponge

Senior Member

03-25-2010

Shen needs hp. Here's a list of the equipment you want and how they compare:

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Name                           gp            Value      Diff        %Diff
Leviathan (full)              1275.00    2781.24    1506.24     2.18
Warmog's Armor (full)         3160.00    6287.70    3127.70    1.99
Doran's  Shield                 435.00      721.20     286.20    1.66
Doran's  Blade                  435.00      681.77     246.77    1.57
Warmog's  Armor (half)+         3160.00    4646.61     1486.61    1.47
Doran's ring                      435.00    524.77        89.77    1.21
Rod of Ages  (full)             3035.00    3397.91     362.91    1.12
Heart of  Gold                   975.00    1086.28     111.28    1.11
Leviathan  (half)+               1275.00    1290.70      15.70    1.01
Giant's  Belt                    1110.00    1110.00        0.00    1.00
Ruby  Crystal                    475.00      464.65     -10.35    0.98
Rylai's  Scepter*               3105.00    3010.70     -94.30    0.97
Phage*                            1315.00    1246.81    -68.19    0.95
Warmog's  Armor+                 3200.00    3005.53    -194.47    0.94
Aegis of the  Legion*             1925.00    1794.75    -130.25    0.93
Trinity  Force*                   4070.00    3657.34    -412.66    0.90
Frozen  Mallet*                 3240.00    2546.98    -693.02    0.79
Banchee's  Veil*               2715.00    2040.38    -674.62    0.75
Rod of  Ages+                  3035.00    2055.93    -979.07    0.68
Sunfire  Cape*                  2810.00    1861.63    -948.37    0.66
Soul  Shroud                    2285.00    1342.33    -942.67    0.59
Catalyst  the Protector          1325.00    748.60     -576.40    0.56
Innervating  Locket              2650.00    1110.00  -1540.00    0.42
Leviathan+                       1275.00    464.65     -810.35    0.36
+ = This item scales
* = This item has properties not calculated in the value formula

General Observations: Leviathan is really bad if you get it late or the team is in a bad position but also really good if you get the stacks. Rylai's Scepter may be better than Frozen Mallet for CC/DPS. If you're behind, stacking HoGs until you can buy something better makes total sense. You can't go wrong with Doran's first.

Enjoy.


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Sarpati

Senior Member

03-25-2010

Does the Leviathan part consider the effective HP increase from the secondary effect of having 20 stacks?

[e] I guess that's not really something to be quantified, as it scales based on total HP.


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AutoSponge

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03-25-2010

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Does the Leviathan part consider the effective HP increase from the secondary effect of having 20 stacks?

[e] I guess that's not really something to be quantified, as it scales based on total HP.
Actually, based on my calculations, 15% mitigation is the same as 18 MR and 18 Armor. So, yes, I added that in the calculation. If anyone has a better estimation, let me know.


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PatMcGroyne

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03-25-2010

Also as a tank it pretty unlikely that you will get 20 stacks... Yes possible but very unlikely... If you are a tank and getting 10 kills or 20 assists with no deaths it is because the other team is completely incompetent... I have played shen and he can't put out the damage to get the kills however he can get the assists.


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gakule

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03-25-2010

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Also as a tank it pretty unlikely that you will get 20 stacks... Yes possible but very unlikely... If you are a tank and getting 10 kills or 20 assists with no deaths it is because the other team is completely incompetent... I have played shen and he can't put out the damage to get the kills however he can get the assists.
I get plenty of kills as shen with my build. I average 12 kills a game and 15 or so assists.


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AutoSponge

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03-25-2010

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Originally Posted by PatMcGroyne View Post
Also as a tank it pretty unlikely that you will get 20 stacks... Yes possible but very unlikely... If you are a tank and getting 10 kills or 20 assists with no deaths it is because the other team is completely incompetent... I have played shen and he can't put out the damage to get the kills however he can get the assists.
Levi got patched to give 2 stacks on kill OR assist. So you just need to go 5/0/5 or 3/0/7 or something. Shen has a better chance of getting that then, say, Alistar does IMO because he has burst damage and chasing ability.


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Jimmyjames

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03-25-2010

well shen has the ability to KS really well, in a 1v1 he can port over and get the last hit. but really thats it. Other wise you can turret taunt A-la Rammus


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Sarpati

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03-25-2010

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Originally Posted by PatMcGroyne View Post
Also as a tank it pretty unlikely that you will get 20 stacks... Yes possible but very unlikely... If you are a tank and getting 10 kills or 20 assists with no deaths it is because the other team is completely incompetent... I have played shen and he can't put out the damage to get the kills however he can get the assists.
2 stacks per assist. He can participate in most ganks with his ulti. He can counter-gank. He's a great tower diver. I've never lost a 1v1 against physical DPS (about 12 games so far, around 9 wins). Sorry, but if you can't keep 20 stacks up, you're doing something wrong. Even in losing games with me dying a lot for the sake of the team, I very rarely went below 14 (participate 3 kills and you go back to 20).