Shen Runes explained
There's one set of runes for Shen on patch
11.15that is the clear favorite for LoL players and pros alike. The best Shen Runes on the position Top are
Resolve as the primary path and
Domination as the secondary path with a pick rate of 77%. Besides runes you should take a look on Shen Build and if you are interested in pro matches take a look at Shen Probuilds. If you want to discuss
Shen then you should visit the champion subreddit.
Primary path on Shen
Resolve empowers the survivability of Shen and increases the tankiness. Most of high elo players – and our LoL pros in the the major regions – have agreed that
Grasp of the Undying is the best keystone rune to run on
Shen. This keystone rune gives Shen alot of sustain and helps to force your opposing champion out of the lane. This is usually followed up by taking
Second Wind and
Shield Bash powers up your tankiness and empowers your next basic attack while you have a shield.
Second Wind powers up your sustainablity in lane by healing after taking damage from an enemy champion.
Revitalize inceases heals and shields you distribute or receive.
Secondary path on Shen
When it comes to your secondary path, most
Shen players prefer to go with
Domination improves burst damage and assassination tools on Shen. On the
Domination path, the best runes for Shen are
Ultimate Hunter and
Ultimate Hunter scales up Shen ultimate haste on every unique champion takedown.
Cheap Shot makes you deal more damage to enemies with impaired movement, which has great synergy with the setup of Shen.