Best Kayn Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends

Shieda Kayn, a jungler that can set a gank out of nowhere, has all the resources to silently get kills as he wanders the Summoner’s Rift jungle
Best Kayn Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends




To play Kayn jungle in League of Legends is rather easy, in the early game he has the means to effectively heal himself and deal decent damage thanks to his "Reaping Slash" and other abilities. Because of this, we will explore the best out of the Kayn builds in League of Legends.

Best Kayn Build

The best Kayn build offers the Shadow Reaper all he needs to deal excellent physical damage and get kills as he takes the opportunity on enemy champions who are low on HP, let's explore the best Kayn build in League of Legends.

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Best Kayn Runes

The ones shown below here are Kayn's best runes, and although some people prefer "Domination runes for him, the truth is that his best rune set can be found in both "Precision" and "Inspiration" trees. In the first part, you'll have what you need to maximize the attack damage when it comes to Kayn jungle.

Best Rune PathPrecision
Inspiration
Best KeystoneConqueror
Best Slot 1 (Rune)Triumph
Magical Footwear
Best Slot 2 (Rune)
Best Slot 3 (Rune)Last Stand
Cosmic Insight

In the "Inspiration" tree, "Magical footwear" will save you some money on boots, while "Cosmic Insight" grants you some nice ability haste necessary for his skill order.

Best Kayn Rune Shards

Regardless if you use Blue Kayn or Red Kayn in the late game, these rune shards are great for him. Starting with the "Offense" and "Flex" sockets, you will choose adaptive damage for this patch 12.14.

BEST RUNE SHARDSEFFECT
+9 Adaptive Force
+9 Adaptive Force
+6 Armor

Moreover, in the "Defense" socket, Armor is the way to go, since you will need that resistance in League of Legends games.

Best Kayn Spells

The best summoner spells in this Kayn build, and in general, are "Flash" and "Smite". Flash, as always, is great at stealing objectives, but Kayn by himself has his own way to go through walls, therefore it can be saved for very extreme occasions.

BEST SPELLSICON
Flash
Smite

"Smite" is a no-brainer for all jungles, the only must-have out of the summoner spells available for this role.

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Best Kayn Abilities Order

Kayn’s skill order is quite simple, first you want to maximize his "Reaping Slash", then follow up with his "Blade's Reach", finally when you reach the late game, level up "Shadow Step". Lastly, as always, for all champions, spend points in his ultimate whenever you can.

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Something to take into consideration when playing Kayn or following any other Kayn guides, is the fact that his abilities change depending on whether you choose Blue Kayn or Red Kayn.

Best Kayn Items

Kayn's best items are simple, yet powerful choices that increase his overall attack damage and physical defense, magic resistance.

Best Starter Kayn Items

The best starting items for this Kayn build consist of the good old "Emberknife", a "Refillable Potion", and a "Stealth Ward".

FIRST ITEMSECOND ITEMTHIRD ITEM
Emberknife
Refillable Potion
Stealth Ward

Best Mid Game Items 

Once you’ve reached the mid game, for this item build you have to get the "Goredrinker", "Plated Steelcaps", and the "Death's Dance". The first one will be the mythic item that grants you some nice vampirism to increase survivability.

FIRST ITEMSECOND ITEMTHIRD ITEM
Goredrinker
Plated Stealcaps
Death’s Dance

The "Plated Steelcaps" will protect you from any attack damage, which fits well with the rune "Last Stand" for any Kayn builds.

Best Final Late Game  Items 

For this full item build you get a bit of all that Kayn needs. From Attack Damage to ability haste, and even resistance shreds thanks to the "Black Cleaver" which is great against tanky champs in League of Legends.

FIRST ITEMSECOND ITEMTHIRD ITEMFOURTH ITEMFIFTH ITEMSIXTH ITEM
Goredrinker
Plated Stealcaps
Death’s Dance
Black Cleaver
Spirit Visage
Manamune

The "Manamune" lets you use Kayn's abilities more often in the late game of League of Legends, it also complements your mythic item when it comes to the item build order in this patch 12.14.

Best Champions to pair with Kayne

Lillia, Singed, and Diana are outstanding choices to pair Kayn with each of these champions and offer some form of crowd control that Kayn can take advantage of to delete any missing health of the enemy.

CHAMPIONWIN RATE %ICON
Lillia60.0%
Singed58.1%
Diana57.7%

Despite Kayn's relatively high ban rate, you can still aim to pair him with any of these champions if you play with a friend.

Strongest Champions against Kayne 

Kayn struggles the most with Vi, Rengar, and Elise because these characters' CC easily keeps him locked in one place, without being able to use his "Blade's Reach" to defend himself. If you want to ensure a high win rate, you better block any of these.

CHAMPIONWIN RATE %ICON
Vi44.3%
Rengar46.7%
Elise47.1%

Weakest Champions against Kayne

Kayn excels against a champion like Sejuani or Pantheon because he can avoid their stuns with his ultimate, which can be quite frustrating if you're against him, but it will ensure a good win rate if you're playing this champion.

CHAMPIONWIN RATE %ICON
Sejuani58.4%
Udyr57.8%
Pantheon56.5%

Kayn's best build consists of fun and simple choices to deal a lot of damage, some items are flexible, such as boots, that can be replaced by "Ionian Boots of Lucidity", other's are a must, but nonetheless, if you follow this guide to the core, you'll have a strong Kayn to win your games.



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