IntroductionHello, i'm RaZeR, and this is a "Anti-Meta" guide to Shen AP Mid + my first guide ever, Keep in mind that this is a "Work in Progress" guide.
Everybody who doesn't believe he can, please just go, i don't want to deal with you :)
So i personally believe that you can play AP Shen because he can use it in all of his abilities and his will be extremely powerful early game, and it will be a really good thing late game too, his will also be a extremely powerful thing late game because it taunts!
Early GameSo this part of the match is extremely important, and sometimes i screw up, and has to get carried by the rest of the team to win the game, you need to farm minions and harrass the opponent as much as possible, if you don't harrass your opponent he/she will get alot of minions too, and if you don't farm, you won't get that much gold... and if you fail farming, you have to have a really good team, but if you farm good, then you can carry almost any team! Keep in mind, when you are playing AP Shen, you are extremely squishy which is why this is hard, play defensive, while farming alot is hard, and harrassment is even harder!
Mid GameThis part is also extremely important, but on the offensive side, now you need to go for kills, and ganks, you can gank top really good because of your and your that will mean that both your top, jungler and yourself can go for the kill, and that can't go wrong, if you get the taunt, the same thing with ganking bot, but there you don't need your jungler! And remember, still farm!
Late GameNow this part is not that important, it still is ofc. but if you are losing right now, just defend, there is not so much more to do with AP Shen, but if you are winning, you can go for alot of kills! You can , then you can , then if you are low on health you can , and run, to get away, use your , that is a really useful thing to use when you are running away. And win the game!
Team FightsRemember here, you aren't the tank, AP Shen is squishy, not tanky as he is when he is top, but you can still and use your and after that to get away after they've gotten out of the use your , and if the team fight is still going on after you might have recalled it is really good to use your .
Item explanations- Normally you should only use this when the enemy team got alot of magic, but might also be good because of the squishyness of AP Shen, or if you really want to play a little more aggresive, or if the opponent is getting alot of magic resist!
- Alot of AP and Some Armor to your squishyness.
- AP and CDR, which means, if you get to 40% CDR and level 18 you can spam every 3 seconds, which means you can solo dragon without losing any health, also that means you don't need CDR runes, but that is only if you are gonna use this.
- Pretty much same as above.
- AP BOOST!
- You need health, and this helps on it, alot and gives you AP too!
Other good picks:
- Magic Resist and alot of AP, and it's UNIQUE Aura!
- AP and UNIQUE Passive!
- This item is good because of it's UNIQUE Active, and it's upgrading from
- Some of all of it, the only thing you don't need from this is the mana.
- Respawns you, then you won't get killed that many times, if you even get killed, if you don't get killed you can't use this.
- This item is good because of it's UNIQUE Active, and it's life steal and ofc. it's AP.
NEVER EVER USE:
- USELESS. nuff' said.
Any mana item - USELESS, Shen doesn't use mana, he uses energy.
Match-upsSo i haven't played alot of AP Shen because almost nobody lets me do it... well, i've played a few times, so i will write here what i feel against those i play... against.
1-10 = Extremely Easy
11-20 = Really Easy
21-30 = Very Easy
31-40 = Easy
41-60 = Medium
61-70 = Hard
71-80 = Very Hard
81-90 = Really Hard
91-100 = Extremely Hard
Explanation: She is pretty easy to play against as a AP Shen, because it's all (except for her W) skillshots, just it will take away all the damage, and that is pretty much all her damage, especially if you build , just spam your , and harass with your .
How to play: Just do what you normally would do with a AP Shen, play a little defensive, but farm alot, this is a counterpick against .
When i played against: Won the lane, way too easy, won at about 18 minutes, got a 6-2-4 score. Way to easy. But i won't believe it's always like this.
Explanation: She is so annoying to play against when you are AP Shen, because she deals so much damage, if she is a good Katarina, if not, she is still annoying.
How to play: Don't forget to use your when harrasing, and harass with your and when you get your , Roam, just do it, you have no chance against her, or play defensive.
When i played against: Lost the lane, roamed to not feed, and won the game at last, it was a 40-45 minute game, it was a really annoying game, but we won late game.
Explanation: AP Yi is the most annoying thing to play in the game, well almost, AP Shen is more annoying, if you can play it well, but back to the point, AP Yi IS SO ANNOYING TO PLAY AGAINST, don't be afraid to use every single ability you have just to get him down, and if he gets fed it's, game over unless your other lanes is winning big time.
How to play: Use then then then try to do it again, and again, and if you can't, use your to roam.
When i played against: I got underleveled, not so much though, everybody else in the map was 18, i was 16, because i played so defensive, i tried to roam, but Master Yi had warded everything around mid lane, so annoying, we still won, because bot lane was fed, top lane was just, meh, boring lane. I ended up with a 2/1/1 score, because i played so defensive, i only got kills when jungle ganked, when it was succesful, jungle ganked often, but only 3 times succesful, and it weren't the junglers fault, it was my fault, or Yi's fault, because he was so annoying.
Explanation: Well early game is hard for Shen. TF would outplay an "okay" AP Shen, but Shen's ult counters TF's, which is really nice, and you just harrass him with ++AA's.
When i played against: I just harrassed, harrassed, and harrassed, and it ended up working, we won that game comfortably, with me going 3-0-5. Team score ended 21-16.
Explanation: Well early game it's around 46 and mid game around 53-55, but late game/end game it's 36 and it becomes so easy, and you can nuke her like a baws!
How to play: Harass, use and harass even more, remember to recall, it doesn't matter if she farms better then you, with around 10-50 minions it doesn't matter.
When i played against: I got underleveled with 1 level early/mid game, and then came back, i got first blood, and got a 5/3/0 score, it was a boring game, no junglers, just laning phase all game pretty much.
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Some more items to use.
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Final CommentsThanks for reading this guide, hope you can use it for something, myself i can use this, because i love Shen, and i wanted to play him mid :) Have fun!
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