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Kennen Champion Spotlight

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Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Blade item Health Potion item Warding Totem item
Early Seeker's Armguard item Needlessly Large Rod item Boots of Speed item
Essential Zhonya's Hourglass item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Sorcerer's Shoes item
Standard Void Staff item Rabadon's Deathcap item Luden's Echo item
Situational Hextech Protobelt-01 item Banshee's Veil item Guardian Angel item
Consumables Health Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Sorcery item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran's Shield item Doran's Ring item
Early Needlessly Large Rod item Seeker's Armguard item Boots of Speed item
Essential Wooglet's Witchcap item Sorcerer's Shoes item
Standard Luden's Echo item Morellonomicon item Void Staff item
Situational Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Banshee's Veil item Liandry's Torment item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item
Howling Abyss
Starting Needlessly Large Rod item Health Potion item3
Essential Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Zhonya's Hourglass item Sorcerer's Shoes item
Offensive Rabadon's Deathcap item Void Staff item Liandry's Torment item
Defensive Hextech Protobelt-01 item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Oracle's Extract item Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item

Tips

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

Tricks

Ability Usage
  • Kennen's kit focus is around Mark of the Storm 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 Thundering Shuriken to finish off minions early game or as a main harassing tool against champions.
  • Basic attack charged with Electrical Surge 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 Electrical Surge when the enemy is on the second mark, therefore finalising a Stun icon stun, or killing them.
  • Lightning Rush 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 Electrical Surge to finish them.
  • Slicing Maelstrom Slicing Maelstrom applies three Mark of the Storm Mark of the Storm debuffs on enemy champions, regardless of any extra applied marks from previous skills.
Runes Usage
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's Ring item Doran's Ring or The Dark Seal item The Dark Seal as Kennen does not require mana. Instead focus on damage like Doran's Blade item Doran's Blade or Cull item Cull.
  • Rabadon's Deathcap item Rabadon's Deathcap is the ability's bread and butter to increase magic damage.
  • Additionally Void Staff item Void Staff can be a cheaper alternative.
  • It is essential to have Zhonya's Hourglass item Zhonya's Hourglass, especially when using Slicing Maelstrom Slicing Maelstrom so that you don't die in teamfights for example, because you do want to get into the middle of the enemy team to hit as many enemy champions as you can with your Slicing Maelstrom Slicing Maelstrom.
  • Another essential is Liandry's Torment item Liandry's Torment which synergies with Kennen's passive Mark of the Storm Mark of the Storm.
  • For extra health, buy Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Rylai's Crystal Scepter, which gives quite a lot of ap and a good slow when using abilities on top of the health.
  • Cooldowns can be helped with Hextech Protobelt-01 item Hextech Protobelt-01 plus dashing through combat or Banshee's Veil item Banshee's Veil.
  • Trinity Force item Trinity Force is unpopular choice but enhances both damage and ability, since Kennen relies on both.
Countering
  • 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 Thundering Shuriken.
  • Do not push far to the enemy tower as Kennen can Lightning Rush 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 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 mediocre (550) basic attack range, so use it to close the gaps easier.
  • When in teamfights, remain swift and scattered to avoid his Slicing Maelstrom Slicing Maelstrom.


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