Originally Posted by Xelios
I just recently started playing Kennen and loving it so far despite all the horrible things I hear on the forums about him
I'm just trying to figure out which items work best for him. So far I've been doing:
Dorans shield + hp pot
abyssal or lich
(mainly but it changes depending on the team)
Is this okay? Does anyone who plays him pretty often have any advice to what I can change to maybe get the most out of him?
I've looked at most of the guides but alot of them are outdated or just not good whatsoever. Thanks!
Don't listen to the other idiots telling you to build for physical DPS. Only ONE of your skills will benefit from such a build. Meanwhile, the other three will be worth jack ****, except for building your passive. The passive isn't that amazing: it stuns for one second and refunds energy.
Since your passive is meant to refund energy, this means your abilities are meant to be the focus of your play, which means you need to help ALL of them be worth the energy.
Build for AS/AP. Rylai's, Rageblade, Nashor's Tooth, Hextech Gunblade are all good for him.
Okay, mabe the Gunblade and the Rageblade mean I technically built him as a hybrid, but I focused mostly on the AP.
You could even build a Trinity Force or a Lichbane, depending on whether you want to go hybrid or total AP.
The AS is mostly for his W skill, so that you can get that extra damage quickly, and apply a mark to the target with it.
Note: building Kennen as physical DPS is as stupid as building Akali only as physical DPS, without any AP.
Hybrid works. Pure AP works. Pure AD fails.