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Champion Spotlight

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Kennen Champion Spotlight

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Playing As Kennen Kennen
Playing Against Kennen Kennen
  • Consider playing a bit more cautiously around Kennen when you have a Mark of the Storm.png Mark of the Storm debuff. If he hits you with 3 Mark of the Storm.png Marks of the Storm, you will get stunned.
  • Kennen is flimsy by nature - turn and attack him if he gets careless with Lightning Rush.png Lightning Rush.


Ability Usage
  • Kennen's kit focus is around Mark of the Storm.png Mark of the Storm, as all other skills damages and applies a mark with each successful hit.
    • The three mark Stun icon stun can be achieved by a variety of skill combinations, varying the situation of the gameplay, while it also restores a number of energy back.
  • Use Thundering Shuriken.png Thundering Shuriken to finish off minions early game or as a main harassing tool against champions.
  • Basic attack charged with Electrical Surge.png Electrical Surge is a good way of starting harassment as well, as it doesn't siphons energy on use.
    • Think tactically when attempting to use a charged basic attack, like covering behind minions or using it from brushes.
    • Attacking a turret or structure does not consume the charge, nor does it give magic damage.
  • It's best to activate Electrical Surge.png Electrical Surge when the enemy is on the second mark, therefore finalising a Stun icon stun, or killing them.
  • Lightning Rush.png Lightning Rush can be used to engage or escape enemies. Kennen can only use skills while under the effect.
    • Best use is for wave clearing, as Kennen can pass through enemy minions, followed up by Electrical Surge.png Electrical Surge to finish them.
  • Slicing Maelstrom.png Slicing Maelstrom applies three Mark of the Storm.png Mark of the Storm debuffs on enemy champions, regardless of any extra applied marks from previous skills.
Mastery Usage
  • Kennen thrives as an ability mage, however he still uses basic attack as his backbone. Therefore, a conjunction of Ferocity and Cunning masteries are recommended.
  • As an ability user, Sorcery mastery s4.png Sorcery helps with his skills.
  • Using Vampirism mastery s2.png Feast improves survival while farming.
  • To increase more health income, Vampirism mastery s3.png Vampirism is suited.
  • Evasive mastery s4.png Oppressor works well with champions affected by Stun icon stun.
  • Dangerous Game mastery s4.png Piercing Thoughts can be used for fighting resilient enemies.
  • Deathfire Touch mastery 2016.png Deathfire Touch works for harassment purposes.
  • Kennen could get some extra speed with Fleet of Foot mastery s4.png Wanderer
  • Being a ninja, means killing them alone, hence Weapon Expertise mastery s2.png Assassin works when fighting solo.
  • Executioner mastery s4.png Merciless is good as well for clean kills.
  • Dangerous Game mastery 2016.png Dangerous Game can add up more health.
  • Expanded Mind mastery s4.png Intelligence is good for cooldowns, yet Arcane Knowledge mastery s3.png Precision works for aggressive purposes.
  • Add more zapping with Thunderlord&#039;s Decree mastery 2016.png Thunderlord's Decree towards champions using skills and basic attack, consequently.

Item Usage
  • Kennen's main core is his aggressive skills that provides hard crowd control and agility at the same time plus gain quick kills. The drawback is that he can be squishy and less durable when fighting against a large crowd. He does not require mana as well, so the idea is ability enhancers with utility effects and a hint of durability.
  • As a starter, it is not recommended to buy Doran&#039;s Ring item.png Doran's Ring or The Dark Seal item.png The Dark Seal as Kennen does not require mana. Instead focus on damage like Doran&#039;s Blade item.png Doran's Blade and Cull item.png Cull or for Doran&#039;s Shield item.png Doran's Shield for tanks.
  • Rabadon&#039;s Deathcap item.png Rabadon's Deathcap is the ability's bread and butter to increase magic damage.
  • Additionally Void Staff item.png Void Staff can be a cheaper alternative.
  • It is essential to have Zhonya&#039;s Hourglass item.png Zhonya's Hourglass, especially when using Slicing Maelstrom.png Slicing Maelstrom against teamfights to infatuate foes.
  • Another essential is Liandry&#039;s Torment item.png Liandry's Torment which helps with stuns.
  • For extra health, buy Rylai&#039;s Crystal Scepter item.png Rylai's Crystal Scepter which can also slow down enemies on pursue.
  • Cooldowns can be helped with Hextech Protobelt-01 item.png Hextech Protobelt-01 plus dashing through combat or Abyssal Scepter item.png Abyssal Scepter
  • Trinity Force item.png Trinity Force is unpopular choice but enhances both damage and ability, since Kennen relies on both.
  • Kennen can be easily defeated if hard crowd control is applied or working with teammates.
  • Always stay on hot foot and behind minions to avoid his basic attack and Thundering Shuriken.png Thundering Shuriken.
  • Do not push far to the enemy tower as Kennen can Lightning Rush.png Lightning Rush through waves and towards you, therefore creating a trap.
    • Furthermore, don't stand near the closest allied turret from a strong Kennen, as he can use many swift means to kill and leave unscathed.
  • Always wait from safety if you are marked by Mark of the Storm.png Mark of the Storm.
  • Consider hard magic resist build and tenacity to diminish his effects.
  • Kennen functions swell in tight areas or with unchecked cover so get some backup.
  • He has low basic attack range, so use it to close the gaps easier.
  • When in teamfights, remain swift and scattered to avoid his Slicing Maelstrom.png Slicing Maelstrom.


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