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Proper use of Shen's ult

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Sky Avenger

Senior Member

05-06-2011

When should Shen use his ult, is it better to use it when your teammate is low hp, or when he starts getting hit and when you feel they are going for the kill. I try to save his ult for the very last moment but seems to fail every time, starting to think that its better use it earlier than later.

What is your opinion about Shen's ult?


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Prometheius

Senior Member

05-06-2011

Early, always.


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Iolaus

Senior Member

05-06-2011

Quote:
Prometheius:
Early, always.


There are plenty of times where you want to bait someone longer. If there's no risk of someone else showing up (wards are OP yo) and the opponent(s) aren't burst-y, it's better to wait until the enemy commits far enough so that you might kill them. If the enemy IS burst-y though, early is usually better. Lives are not to be gambled with!


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atsmith893

Senior Member

05-06-2011

In order to be effective with shen you should be experienced (and competent) enough to read into a situation and see if your teammate will most likely win or lose the battle.

You don't want to ult someone the moment they get poked by the enemy and waste your ultimate when it's not needed, likewise you don't want to ult someone the moment before they die so you barely save them and they have to blue pill.

Ideally you use your ult in 1 of 2 ways. Either coordinate with your a teammate to be more aggressive than they normally would in lane and ult in the fight early or when your opponent looks to have the disidvantage in a fight and you ulting in could save him or could actually result in you both killing the opponents.

If you ult to late in a fight your teammate will not have the confidence most likely to remain fighting. They have most likely already committed to retreating and are not even in the position to begin fighting again. You have to ult in earlier enough so they still have sufficient health after your ult has been burned through.

DO NOT ult in when it's obvious your teammate is dead and ulting in will most likely result in you getting killed as well. Typically end game when your buddy is out in the jungle alone and its a 5v1. This is not the time to ult.


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iamjstar

Junior Member

05-06-2011

Shen's ulti will always depend on the situation and what you're trying to do. Are you trying to save your allies life? Are you trying to support for an aggressive kill? If your team mate is getting pummelled at a tower at mid game, you ulti as soon as you see this. For saving an allies life in a gank, ulti as soon as possible while still considering your own safety and whether you can still make it out alive.

Your AD ally is duking it out with another AD one for one. They're both low on HP. Regardless, you should be watching to use your ulti here if no one else needs it more. If an enemy shows up for the kill, ulti in. If the enemy runs away to a tower and your ally might be able to take the kill, ulti.

If your ally is fighting a burst champion, you should be aiming to ulti early and not risking your ally.

All in all though, Shen's ulti is situational. No one can really teach you when to use it every time. You need to be experienced enough to use it accordingly to every situation.


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FaerellG

Senior Member

05-06-2011

Use it when it will make a difference. For team fights, use it once the fight is committed and you know who is getting focused.

Karthus' ult going off? Ult your low HP ally to save a life.


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Sky Avenger

Senior Member

05-07-2011

thanks a lot! really appreciate


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iP1ayJarvan

Senior Member

05-07-2011

for an easier version to practice, learn using soraka's ult. they're pretty similar only you dont have to aim. then try using shen, thats how i learnt


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