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KENNEN BUILD GUIDE: Smaller is better! [S4] Top Lane Ap by TheHawkPower

by TheHawkPower (last updated 1 month ago)

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Greater Quintessence of Ability Power(+14.85 ability power)
9
Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist(+1.35 magic resist per level (24.3 at champion level 18))
9
Greater Mark of Magic Penetration(+7.83 magic penetration)
9
Greater Seal of Armor(+12.69 armor)
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7
2
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 2/4
mastery 3 4/4
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 3/3
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 1/1
mastery 3 3/3
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 3/3
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 3/3
mastery 3 1/1
mastery 2 1/1
21 Offense
mastery 1 0/2
mastery 2 2/2
mastery 3 2/2
mastery 4 0/2
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 3/3
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 0/3
mastery 1 0/3
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/4
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 2 0/1
7 Defense
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 2/3
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/3
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 0/2
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 2 0/1
2 Utility
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Player Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Mark of the Storm
QThundering Shuriken
WElectrical Surge
ELightning Rush
RSlicing Maelstrom
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Introduction

To everyone who speak French, this guy http://www.twitch.tv/snowifrit is a really good player (French Only Though)

Hi everyone, I'm TheHawkPower. This is my second guide ever made. I am a experimented player with Kennen with 21 games in ranked for 16 victories 5 defeats with a 76.2%win ratio + Over 50 games in normals. Bad stats, bad Elo don't mean bad guide, take a look at it and test it, it will for sure help you. Ps. Karate Kennen So cute!!! 15k views soon?


Pros & Cons
Pros
- One of the best poke in the game.
- Tons of CC and even more with Rylai's.
- Really nice escape in lane, hard to gank.
- In combination with Zyra, Amumu etc... he can be a real pain in the ass.
- Counter the actual meta who is Ad Bruiser Top. Ex: Renekton, Riven, Jax, Nasus, Darius...
- Super Cute!
- Cuter then Teemo!
- Can go either Ad or Ap though this guide for Ap Kennen.

Cons
- Fall off hard if not fed or zoned from minions, need an high number of gold.
- Not as powerfull as other ap in late game.
- Hard to master and play when starting.
- Very high skillcap
- Player who are not playing with unlocked screen might have problem with position in teamfights with ult.

STATISTICS
HEALTH 403 (+79) ATTACK DAMAGE 47 (+3.3)
HEALTH REGEN. 4.5 (+0.65) ATTACK SPEED 0.690 (+3.4%)
ENERGY 200 ARMOR 14 (+3.75)
ENERGY REGEN. 50 MAGIC RES. 30 (+0)
RANGE 550 (Ranged) MOV. SPEED 335

Runes

Masteries

mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 2/4
mastery 3 4/4
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 3/3
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 1/1
mastery 3 3/3
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 3/3
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 3/3
mastery 3 1/1
mastery 2 1/1
21 Offense
mastery 1 0/2
mastery 2 2/2
mastery 3 2/2
mastery 4 0/2
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 3/3
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 0/3
mastery 1 0/3
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/4
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 2 0/1
7 Defense
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 2/3
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 3 0/1
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/3
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 0/1
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/1
mastery 3 0/3
mastery 4 0/2
mastery 1 0/1
mastery 2 0/3
mastery 2 0/1
2 Utility

Summoner Sets

Flash & Ignite
I'm running Flash & Ignite for an easier engage or disengage, Flash + E is an easy way to catch people off guard and Ignite is really good to secure kills.
Flash & Teleport
I usually run this in the lane I know I can't get kills, ask bot lanes to wards so you can teleport and gank. Teleport is always good to secure dragon or splitpush in late game, AP Kennen is a strong pusher in late game so use it to backdoor when you can.

Item Builds

Starting Build(s)
Default Starting Build
2
Boots are always good to dodge CC from champions like Jax, Riven, Aatrox, Darius... because it's easier to dodge or bait stun from them and it gives you a strong advantage when it comes to out run opponent, escape ganks or when it comes to kit people.
Final Build(s)
Standard Final Items
Standard final build, the magic penetration is really good on Kennen, the slow from Rylai's is really really good in combo with his ult and the damage over time from Liandry's is just so good. He his a cc machine in late game who can win team fights by his own. But be aware the build is really expensive and require a lot or farm or kills.
Build Order
The early Magic pen is really good plus the extra health from Haunting guise is pretty good on Kennen, then get a Zhonya's ASAP its really good in a team fight combine with you're ult. Then go for a Rylai's for even more CC, Really strong duo with your R. Then get Rabadon's to add damage and Void Staff for the Magic Pen then finish with Liandry's for a final and AWESOME final build. Total Price : 15755 Gold without boots upgrade of your choice.

Skill Order

Player Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Mark of the Storm
QThundering Shuriken
WElectrical Surge
ELightning Rush
RSlicing Maelstrom
Maxing Q is the best way to poke and last hit minion's in lane, playing against the current meta who is usually : Nasus, Riven, Jax, Renekton, Tryn, Darius etc... where you need to poke a lot to come out on top . Then max W for an nice extra dmg then finish with E for the utility. Always Max R ASAP like usual on any champs.

Skills

Mark of the Storm
Enemies hit by Kennen's abilities receive one Mark of the Storm, which lasts for 6.25 seconds. These marks stack and upon receiving 3 Marks of the Storm, they detonate to stun the target for 1 second and grant Kennen 25 energy. If the stun is applied more than once within 7 seconds, it has a diminished effect and will only stun for approximately 0.5 seconds.
Thundering Shuriken
ACTIVE: Kennen throws a charged shuriken in a line in front of him, dealing magic damage to the first enemy that it hits.
MAGIC DAMAGE: 75 / 115 / 155 / 195 / 235 (+ 75% AP)
RANGE: 1050 - COOLDOWN: 8 / 7 / 6 / 5 / 4 - COST: 65 / 60 / 55 / 50 / 45 - ENERGY
Electrical Surge
PASSIVE: Every fifth basic attack will deal extra magic damage proportional to Kennen's attack damage.
MAGIC DAMAGE: 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80% AD

ACTIVE: Sends a surge of electricity through all nearby enemies afflicted by Mark of the Storm, dealing magic damage.
MAGIC DAMAGE: 65 / 95 / 125 / 155 / 185 (+ 55% AP)
RANGE: 800 - COOLDOWN: 14 / 12 / 10 / 8 / 6 - COST: 45 ENERGY
Lightning Rush
ACTIVE: Kennen transforms into a ball of electricity ignoring unit collision and gaining 100% base movement speed for 2 seconds. Any enemies he passes through take magic damage, dealing half damage to minions and monsters. Kennen also gains 40 energy from the first enemy he hits. Kennen cannot use basic attacks while Lightning Rush is active.
Additionally, for 4 seconds Kennen's armor and magic resistance are increased. While Lightning Rush is active, Kennen can activate it again to cancel the first part of the ability.

MAGIC DAMAGE: 85 / 125 / 165 / 205 / 245 (+ 60% AP)
MAGIC DAMAGE TO MINIONS & MONSTERS: 42.5 / 62.5 / 82.5 / 102.5 / 122.5 (+ 30% AP)
ARMOR & MAGIC RESIST: 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50
COOLDOWN: 10 / 9 / 8 / 7 / 6 - COST: 100 / 95 / 90 / 85 / 80 ENERGY
Slicing Maelstrom
ACTIVE: Kennen summons a magical storm around himself that zaps a random enemy champion within range every fraction of a second, dealing magic damage. The storm hits several times, increasing with level, and cannot hit the same target more than 3 times.
MAGIC DAMAGE PER BOLT: 80 / 145 / 210 (+ 40% AP)
MAXIMUM SINGLE TARGET DAMAGE: 240 / 435 / 630 (+ 120% AP)
DURATION: 3 / 4 / 5
NUMBER OF BOLTS: 6 / 10 / 15
TIME BETWEEN BOLTS: 0.5 / 0.4 / 0.33
RANGE: 550 - COOLDOWN: 120 - COST: NO COST

Champion Matchups

Aatrox
Difficulty
Favors You
Same as Jax but now you have to dodge the knock up instead, poke him, harass him, it should be an easy lane and if he catches up to you, he can't really deal too much damage so enjoy the free lane and hf. The macthup goes in your favor.
Darius
Difficulty
Favors You
Darius is probably the easiest lane to go against in the game, if he grab you, be sure to get a stun on him. He's his easy to kit, poke and his grab is even easier to dodge BUT as always if he out play you and get early kills, he can be a serious pain in the ass so be aware, he' is dangerous. Still the matchup goes in your favor.
Jax
Difficulty
Favors You
This guy can be either the easiest lane of your life or the worst, manage to dodge stun with E and stun him ASAP then smell the blood and shoot for kills, usually you should be able to dodge the stun and send back all the damage and even more BUT if he manage to stun you, he can deal serious damage so never underestimate the Jax. Still the matchup goes in your favor.
Nasus
Difficulty
Favors Enemy
He can't kill you he his easy to kit and harass BUT he's a late game machine and there nothing you can do about it, zone as much as possible and try to get his Q stack low at the end of the laning phase, as a ranged AP Carry it should be easy but it's Nasus and his wither is really good to setup gank, if the Nasus follow my guide :D link in the conclusion bellow :D you could be in trouble in late game. Try to harass him as much as possible and pray so your team can handle him in late game. Would say the matchup is 50-50 cause you have the early and he has the late. I'll rate it at 3 because of
Riven
Difficulty
Favors You
Kit all day, each time she engage use E and kit, get a stun and poke her down ASAP, keep her away from farming and win the lane. Just like Renekton if she catches up to you she can deals tons of damage and probably get a kill if you have a slow reaction time. Still the matchup goes in your favor.
Teemo
Difficulty
Favors Enemy
Mue, this guy's cute but you are cuter with the Karate Skin so you should be good in term of Post-Game with Ahri at your mercy. Oh wait that a guide on how to kill... shit oh well, this guy can deal tons of damage has a good poke and he can blind you, he a really Bad lane to go against, I would not play it if had the choice. Still if you fall vs him, never AA trade with him and try to harass with Q, farm under the turret and wait until late game, it's your turn to shine, he's cute but you are cuter. Gl hf with Ahri :D, The matchup goes in his favor.
Tryndamere
Difficulty
Favors You
Though this champion retarded, you should have an easy laning phase and probably 1 or 2 kills at the end of it­. Just like Aatrox and Jax he can be kited and harass really easily so try to use the fact he's melee and abuse your range and your poke to zone him away from the minions. This matchup goes in your favor.

Early Game

In the early game Kennen should always try to put a high presence in the lane by constantly harassing people with your combo AA+Q+W. Always keep your E to escape the enemy or to finish kills. Always buy wards and not only trinket! Buying wards in the best and safest way to put pressure on your lane cause the enemy jungler won't be able to gank your lane if you buy wards AND watch your map... At least if you buy wards watch the map.... No Ahri No! buying ward not for losers! You should come ahead in farm at the end of the Early Game.

Mid Game

This is where you should be aiming for either kills of turrets, Mid game Kennen is really good at getting kills by zoning and harassing people. By constantly doing that, you'll find yourself getting their turret before they can even touch your... AND I'm not talking about Ahri! Then try to help other lane or setup a dragon, in fact be ready to team fight or help your jungle if he's getting counter jungled. All your movement in the mid game will have reaction in late game so be sure to play the right pieces at the right moment just like in a game of chess... yea I know I'm super bad ass! or maybe not.

Late Game

This is where you either shine of fall off, each movement is important and you have to play right and think before doing something, in late game one baron steals or one team fight lost can cost you the game so be ready to anticipate the enemy team movement and counter attack, at this point if your inventory not full be sure to ward objective like baron or dragon AND a trinket is not enough! At least upgrade it! Jesus Christ Ahri wake up! I won't give you any candy after the game if you keep playing like that... in late game... be ready to fight... FOR NARNIA!!!! oh wait wrong quote... FOR IONA!!!

Teamfights

Team fights are easy with Kennen if your positioning good that mean in the middle of everyone with your ult and znonya's up. In team fights you wanna be sure you stun their carries and their bruiser, when your ult come off, try to obliterate the carries with a Q + W. I don't see anything but that, oh yea always peels for your carries, it's easy you have stun and slow so use it... puff this Ahri can't protect herself from the mean Teemo so you have to help her.

Conclusion

Well, I hope you guys enjoyed the guide and will use it, gl and hf with Ahri, oh **** I meant on the rift... Dayum... Leave some comments below and leave a like or dislike, do not hesitate to add me in game, My summoner Name is TheHawkPower and I'm playing on the Na Server.

Link for my Nasus Guide: http://www.solomid.net/guide/view/120191
Kassadin Guide: http://www.solomid.net/guide/view/61696
Annie in 3v3 Guide: http://www.solomid.net/guide/view/58917
And my Vayne guide: http://www.solomid.net/guide/view/63183

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To everyone who speak French, this guy http://www.twitch.tv/snowifrit is really good! take a look if you want to.
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