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Question about Shen

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Qomic

Junior Member

10-16-2012

what do you fellow players recommend for solo top shen using bruiser style build, witts trinity sunfire etc,

MARKS = magic pen runes or attack speed runes? in that case which mastery, magic or armor pen?


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FaerellG

Senior Member

10-17-2012

AS is better. More AS, more frequent Ki-strike procs.


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Mr Fáhrenheit

Member

10-17-2012

Attack Speed. Thats what i use!


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PracticalPotato

Senior Member

10-17-2012

Wit's or Ionic is a very good early bruiser item, depending on whether you're up against AP or AD (usually AD). AS means more Ki Strike!


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Qomic

Junior Member

10-18-2012

awesome thanks for the tips guys


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NukedWhale

Senior Member

10-18-2012

Good to know, I've always been using MPEN, but I think I will switch to AS.


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FaerellG

Senior Member

10-18-2012

FYI, there's nothing explicitly wrong with Mpen. It makes his Q and E hurt a lot more, but if you want to go for magic damage, you might as well get raw AP as it will help your W and R as well.

Currently though the way DPS adds up, auto attacking just plain generates more damage when you tack on a chunk of ki-strike rather than focusing on QE-Ki-Strike harass.


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NukedWhale

Senior Member

10-18-2012

Typically when I play Shen I support bottom. (Folks laugh at support Shen until I start kicking serious butt.)

Anyways, would you recommend AS or MPEN on my support shen? When I'm bottom I typically buy tank gear.


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FaerellG

Senior Member

10-19-2012

Support shen is doable. And it's not too bad, but it's mostly meant as a kill lane, utilizing his Q to poke them down then CCing them with E so you can properly murder your opponents.

I would recommend straight AP and HP. So, lets keep in mind your primary functions as support:
Keep your Carry alive.
Harass your opponents, and possibly go for a kill.

Your healing from your Q is bases on your HP, so building raw HP helps that. It also lets you face-tank more damage early game. (raw HP is more valuable early game, while resistances are more valuable late game)

AP increases the damage on your Q and E. Let's not worry about your R and W yet, though they get AP ratios as well, they don't come into play until the laning phase is mostly over. You can't really afford to be spamming your W in a laning situation.

So to that effect, I recommend AP or HP on your reds.
Your yellows should be armor and your blues should be magic resistance.
Your quints should either be MS or Gold per 10.


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NukedWhale

Senior Member

10-19-2012

Thanks FaerellG. Agreed, a support Shen lane does tend to get a lot of kills.

I do feel like I get a lot of clean up kills, and the ADC seems to die more than with other supports. However, early game, my ADC deaths seem to result in 1 for 2 exchanges.


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