Kayn Build
S
Jungle

Kayn Build

The Darkin Scythe
Reaping Slash
Q
Blade's Reach
W
Shadow Step
E
Umbral Trespass
R
Fighter
Fighter
21/18
Win/Loss
<1%
Pick Rate
11%
Ban Rate

Matchups

Kayn is strong against
56%
55%
55%
55%
53%
Zac
53%
Amumu
53%
Shyvana
53%
Viego
52%
Nocturne
52%
Karthus
52%
Hecarim
52%
Lillia
52%
Jarvan IV
52%
Talon
52%
Ekko
52%
Graves
51%
Taliyah
51%
Volibear
51%
Nunu & Willump
51%
Kayn is weak against
Master Yi
46%
Fiddlesticks
46%
Rek'Sai
47%
Kindred
48%
Evelynn
48%
Trundle
48%
Kha'Zix
48%
Poppy
49%
Wukong
49%
Bel'Veth
49%
Rengar
49%
Nidalee
50%
Elise
50%
Vi
50%
Shaco
51%
Diana
51%
Warwick
51%
Nunu & Willump
51%
Volibear
51%
Taliyah
51%

Early Kayn Build

Summoner Spells
FlashSmite
83%
246
Smite
14%
40
Smite
3%
9
Starter Items
Hailblade
Refillable Potion
68%
199
Refillable Potion
32%
95
<1%
1
Starter Trinket
Stealth Ward
78%
229
Oracle Lens
22%
66
Item
First
Second
Umbral Glaive
35%
100
Goredrinker
27%
78
Prowler's Claw
21%
61

Kayn Item Build

Mythic Item
Prowler's Claw
52%
146
Goredrinker
31%
86
Eclipse
13%
38
Item Buy Order
Two
Three
Umbral Glaive
Prowler's Claw
31%
69
Prowler's Claw
Manamune
14%
31
Eclipse
Black Cleaver
8%
18
Core Items
Prowler's Claw
50%
147
Manamune
42%
125
Umbral Glaive
37%
109
Goredrinker
29%
86
Serylda's Grudge
24%
70
Black Cleaver
14%
42
Eclipse
13%
38
Guardian Angel
10%
30
Death's Dance
9%
28
Final Boots
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
71%
184
17%
45
12%
32
Final Trinket
Oracle Lens
94%
275
Stealth Ward
4%
12
2%
7

Abilities

Spell Skill Priority
Reaping Slash
Q
Blade's Reach
W
Shadow Step
E
85%
250
Blade's Reach
W
Reaping Slash
Q
Shadow Step
E
15%
45
Reaping Slash
Q
Blade's Reach
W
Shadow Step
E
Umbral Trespass
R

Runes

Inspiration + Domination
1
2
3
Inspiration
Inspiration
Glacial Augment
Unsealed Spellbook
First Strike
Hextech Flashtraption
Magical Footwear
Perfect Timing
Future's Market
Minion Dematerializer
Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight
Approach Velocity
Time Warp Tonic
Domination
Domination
Cheap Shot
Taste of Blood
Sudden Impact
Zombie Ward
Ghost Poro
Eyeball Collection
Treasure Hunter
Ingenious Hunter
Relentless Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
Offense
Offense
Offense
Offense
Flex
Flex
Defense
Flex
Flex

How to play Kayn

Kayn
Kayn – the Shadow Reaper – is based on our LoL Tier List on patch
12.14
a S-Tier Jungle Jungle champion. Based on ranked matches from summoners with a PLATINUM+ tier,
Kayn
Kayn has a win rate of
51%
, a pick rate of
11.2%
, a ban rate of
15.4%
and an average KDA Ratio of
0.0
, which shows that the
Fighter
Fighter is in an excellent spot in the current meta of season 12. If you want to learn how to play Kayn on your matches, keep in mind that this champion is mechanically advanced to play in LoL. This Kayn guide will give you also an understanding on how to beat Kayn. The upcoming LoL Kayn Jungle Build is the most popular build picked by many Pros.

Pregame Build

In champion select you need to choose your

Kayn
Kayn runes and summoner spells. The best Kayn Jungle Runes
12.14
are
Inspiration
Inspiration as the primary path and
Domination
Domination as the secondary path. The most supportive
Kayn
Kayn keystone rune is
First Strike
First Strike.
Flash
Flash and
Smite
Smite are the summoner spells, which fits this LoL Kayn Build the most.

Item Build on Kayn

The starter items for the best Kayn Build on patch

12.14
are
Hailblade
Hailblade,
Refillable Potion
Refillable Potion, and a
Stealth Ward
Stealth Ward as the trinket. 57% of all Kayn Probuilds include
Prowler's Claw
Prowler's Claw as the favoured mythic item. As the game progresses, the most popular
Kayn
Kayn items are
Prowler's Claw
Prowler's Claw and
Umbral Glaive
Umbral Glaive.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Ionian Boots of Lucidity are the most bought
Kayn
Kayn boots by Pros. This Kayn Build will immensely increase your chances to gain LP and to climb the leaderboard in LoL.

Kayn Abilities

At the beginning of a match start to skill the ability

Reaping Slash
Reaping Slash on
Kayn
Kayn. As the match progresses, it is best to maximise
Reaping Slash
Reaping Slash into
Blade's Reach
Blade's Reach and at last
Shadow Step
Shadow Step.
Reaping Slash
Reaping Slash is a very strong ability of
Kayn
Kayn in order to build up a lead and dominate your opponents. The passive is called
The Darkin Scythe
The Darkin Scythe and there is no need to set it manually on a Kayn Build.

Select one of the abilities below in order to start a clip of the ability:
The Darkin Scythe
Reaping Slash
Q
Blade's Reach
W
Shadow Step
E
Umbral Trespass
R
The Darkin Scythe

Kayn wields an ancient weapon and fights Rhaast, the darkin within it, for control. Either the Darkin will triumph, or Kayn will master Rhaast and become the Shadow Assassin.

Darkin: Heal for a percentage of spell damage dealt to champions.

Shadow Assassin: For the first few seconds in combat with enemy champions, deal bonus damage.

Biography

A peerless practitioner of lethal shadow magic, Shieda Kayn battles to achieve his true destiny—to one day lead the Order of Shadow into a new era of Ionian supremacy. He wields the sentient darkin weapon Rhaast, undeterred by its creeping corruption of his body and mind. There are only two possible outcomes: either Kayn bends the weapon to his will... or the malevolent blade consumes him completely, paving the way for the destruction of all Runeterra.

Read Kayn's bio

Available Kayn Skins

Besides the Kayn build you can select a skin for Kayn. The best Kayn skins you can find below.

Explore

  • Short Story: The Blade of Millennia by Michael McCarthy
    Kayn stood confidently in the shadow of the noxtoraa, surrounded by dead soldiers, and smiled at the irony. These triumphal arches of dark stone were raised to honor the strength of Noxus—to instill fear and to demand fealty from all who passed beneath them. Now this one was a tombstone, a monument to false strength and arrogance, and a symbol of the fallen warriors’ own fear turned against them.
  • Short Story: The Lure by Dan Abnett
    Keelo always cried “Surprise!” when he attacked.