Kindred is a champion that feels like every single Riot gimmick in a single champion. It’s a champion made of two champs: Lamb and Wolf. They’re an ADC who doesn’t fit in the bot lane, with a 3-hit passive, invincibility, percentage max-health damage, and high mobility. It’s every single Rito meme possible. But it all works together to make an incredibly fun champion to play. It’s just not very fun to play against.
Kindred is a marksman jungler. They have a strong early game, with the ability to invade and duel well, with decent ganks. Their late game damage really depends on the number of stacks they’ve been able to accumulate throughout the game.
However, when behind, Kindred is one of the worst junglers in the game. In this guide I’ll be teaching you how to take advantage of their weaknesses and respawn this emblem of death.
Passive – Mark of The Kindred
Kindred marks champions and jungle monsters. Killing those with the mark will gain a stack. Each stack gives Kindred more damage.
Q – Dance of Arrows
Lamb dashes in a direction, unleashing up to 3 arrows to nearby enemies, dealing damage. If inside Wolf’s Frenzy, the cooldown of this ability is greatly reduced.
W – Wolf's Frenzy
Lamb casts a large field, and Wolf attacks enemies within that field.
E – Mounting Dread
Lamb cripples the target unit, slowing them and placing a mark upon them. If she manages to attack them 3 times, Wolf pounces, doing physical damage.
R – Lamb's Respite
Lamb creates a field under her. Any units, friendly or enemy, cannot die while in this field. After 4 seconds, the field collapses, healing all units inside.
Kindred is a strong earlygame duelist and relies on snowballing, because they’re mainly a damaging jungler.
Within the zones, Kindred is much stronger.
You should walk into her ultimate if she casts it, because then you can’t be killed either.
You can knock Lamb out of her ultimate, then kill her outside
Kindred is very squishy. If stunned, she can die very quickly.
Vi can knock Lamb out of her ultimate and can CC lock her so long that she’ll die. Be very careful about early game skirmishes, because Vi has a poor clear. Build Warrior’s into either Trinity Force or Black Cleaver.
You can dodge all of Kindred’s damage with your E, and you scale better.
Farm until you get a few levels, then try to countergank Kindred. If you manage to get a kill pre-6, it’s gg. Just chase her, and she’ll never be able to fight back.
Kindred does physical damage. Build armor items like Randuins or Deadman’s Plate.