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Kennen


Kennen

The Heart of the Tempest
Kennen is played mainly top, but occasionally mid. 

DrMundo

Abilities

Passive – Adrenaline Rush
Q – Infected Cleaver
W – Burning Agony (Toggle)
E – Masochism
R – Sadism

Counter Champions

Garen Cho’Gath Counter Champion
Graves
Trundle Dr Mundo Counter Champion
Gnar Illaoi Counter Champion

Counter Items

The Black Cleaver
Blade of the Ruined King Cho’Gath Counter Item
Mortal Reminder

Introduction

How is it that all Yordles in this game seem to be annoying? Teemo is the most obvious example, but other Yordles are no exception. Lulu seems like she never let’s you kill her ADC. Tristana feels like you look away for 2 seconds,and your turret is gone. And Kennen. KENNEN! What an annoying top laner. You go to farm, and he harasses you with him basic attacks. You go to kill him and he’s great at brawls, with her stuns and high damage. You try to farm under turret and his Q still harasses you. You try to gank him and he just zooms away. What can you do? In midgame he has high damage and utility. You could choose another mage to counter him but… you’re a top laner.

Abilities


Passive – Adrenaline Rush

Passive – Mark of the Storm

Enemies hit by Kennen’s abilities gain a Mark of the Storm for 6 seconds. At 3 stacks,the marks consume themselves to stun the target for 1.25 seconds.

Q – Infected Cleaver

Q – Thundering Shuriken

Kennen throws a charged shuriken in a line in front of him, dealing magic damage to the first enemy it hits.

W – Burning Agony (Toggle)

W – Electrical Surge

Passive: Every 5 auto attacks, Kennen’s basic attack is empowered, dealing extra magic damage and applying a Mark of the Storm

Active: Kennen sends out a surge of electricity to all enemies afflicted by Mark of the Storm, dealing damage.

E – Masochism

E – Lightning Rush

Kennen turns into a ball of electricity, moving faster and gaining bonus armor and magic resistance. He can’t use basic attacks while in the ball, but can use spells. All enemies he touches take damage and have a Mark of the Storm stack applied.

R – Sadism

R – Slicing Maelstrom 

All enemies nearby take magic damage every 0.5 seconds for 3 seconds.

Our Top Counter Tips For Kennen


Doran’s Shield can help block a lot of the basic attack harass Kennen will do in lane.

Kennen has troubles with champions who have a knockback (Lee Sin, Tristana), as he needs to get into the middleof the fight to use his ultimate.

Step away from him when he has lightning around his hand, that’s the particle effect for his enhanced attack.

If you have a Mark of the Storm, be wary. He can get free damage by his electrical surge.

Mundo is strongest in the midgame. During lategame, he doesn’t do great damage and during early game his health costs make casting spells painful.

Kennen needs to use his abilities to push in the wave, so if you have someone who can push fast, go ahead and force him to farm under turret. Do this especially if you see the jungler somewhere else, because you can then teleport. If Kennen teleports, he loses a wave of farm.

Champions That Counter Kennen


Garen Cho’Gath Counter Champion

Jayce

If you can leap to him, he’s dead. Kennen doesn’t do well when enemy champions are close to him. Youhave good poke and good burst damage. In the midgame, you can poke him down so that when he initiates, he’slow on health. Build manamune first, but consider buying a hexdrinker if the lane is a little difficult.

Graves

Graves

You’re ranged as well, so you don’t get harassed by him. In lane, you can probably kill him just due to your higher burst at early levels. In the midgame however, he’s going to have a level of utility that means that you either have to push top hard or carry hard. Push him in constantly, but keep your bushes warded well.

Trundle Dr Mundo  Counter Champion

Lissandra

You’re a top lane mage, which is a huge counter to Kennen. You can trade evenly, but you can ult him so that he can’t jump into your team and ult. This is a skill matchup. Build Abyssal if you’re losing, Rod of the Ages if you two are trading evenly.

Gnar Illaoi Counter Champion

Gnar

In your ranged form, you can chase Kennen down, and in your Mega form, you can CC lock him. Build Spirit Visage first.

Itemization


Doran's Shield

Aegis of The Legion

Doran's Shield

Doran's Shield

Spirit Visage Diana Counter Item

Spirit Visage

While Kennen does a lot of damage with his basic attacks early game, don’t be fooled and buy armor. He’s going to transition into mainly magic damage during the rest of the game. Just build a Doran’s Shield to take away some ofthe bite from his basic attacks.