Just picked up Kennen in Wild Rift and need a few pointers? Don't worry, just read on for our guide on the Heart of the Tempest and you'll be a master of the toplane in no time!
Kennen is a one of few select ranged champions to ply their trade in the top lane. He boasts a good auto-attack range which is guaranteed to make life difficult for his lane opponent early on. With this build, we've tried to build on that to allow you to put out enough early game pressure to really put the hurt on your opponent. Electrocute is an essential offensive rune for Kennen, given how easy it is for this champion to activate it in not only in teamfights, but also during short trades, where you can chain your abilities together quickly enough to lead to a stun.
Brutal is a perfect choice for dominating the lane during the early game, letting you capitalise off of your poke.
In green, Spirit Walker gives you some very handy resistance to slows. This rune is ideal for Kennen as your ultimate goal in the endgame requires you to be able to run through the enemy team as fast as possible.
Finally, Hunter- Genius in blue gives you some much-needed cooldown resistance, letting you cast your Slicing Maelstrom as much as possible.
Here is the optimal skill order for Kennen. Max out his abilities as outlined in the graphic below, though make sure you rank up your ultimate whenever you can.
Starting Items and Boots
The item you buy in game will vary heavily from match to match, depending on what composition the enemy team is running. We've put together a list of the most important items for Kennen, ranked by their effectiveness. Items in bold are must-have items that you'll opt for in most, if not all, of your matches on this champion.
Tips & Tricks
- In the late game, Kennen is at his best when he can flank the enemy team and catch them all unawares with a Slicing Maelstrom.
- Don't be afraid to use Lightning Rush if you need to quickly clear a creep wave. Activate it and run through the minions to apply Mark of the Storm on a group of them.