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

If you wanna try Kindred but you're clueless about what items and runes to get, you've come to the right place!
Best Kindred Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends




Kindred, The Eternal Hunters, is a marksman champion released by Riot Games for League of Legends in October 2015. While this champion can be versatile and played in any lane, being the meta as Kindred ADC back then, Kindred Jungle has had a higher win rate in later patches.  

Best Kindred Build 

Kindred can be quite menacing even in early game, especially for their passive, “Mark of The Kindred”, which gives you additional attack range and ability damage for every mark. Our Best Kindred Build of all time will help you get a higher win rate in your League of Legends Games. 

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Best Kindred Runes

The best rune set for this Kindred build can be found in the “Precision” and “Domination” rune trees for Kindred Jungle. “Press the Attack” is one of the best runes to pick for Kindred Jungle as it gives you a lot more damage in the early game from the procs it grants which will be useful for successful ganks and duels. “Triumph” will increase your survivability during team fights. “Legend: Alacrity” will grant you more attack speed, while “Coup de Grace” gives extra damage when the enemy is low on HP.

Best Rune PathPrecision
Domination
Best KeystonePress the Attack
Best Slot 1 (Rune)Triumph
Sudden Impact
Best Slot 2 (Rune)Legend: Alacrity
Relentless Hunter
Best Slot 3 (Rune)Coup de Grace

For the “Domination” runes, “Sudden Impact” will help you shred your enemies’ resistances and defense while “Relentless Hunter” is going to help you stack on gold quickly.

Best Kindred Rune Shards

The best rune shards for Kindred are Attack Speed for “Offense”, Adaptive Force for “Flex”, and finally Armor for “Defense”

BEST RUNE SHARDSEFFECT
Offense
+10% Attack Speed
Flex
+9 Adaptive Force
Defense
+6 Armor

These Kindred runes shards choices complement them very well, since it has a bit of everything Kindred needs.

Best Kindred Spells

Kindred best summoner spells are “Flash” and “Smite”, the first one is an almost universal option for every League of Legends champion.

BEST SPELLSICON
Flash
Smite

Meanwhile, “Smite” is a must-have out of the summoner spells for any champion that is intended to be played in the jungle.

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Best Kindred Abilities Order

You'll need to max out Dance of Arrows, Mounting Dread, Lamb's Respite, and Wolf's Frenzy in this exact skill order.  This will make it easier for you to snowball more with the "Mark of The Kindred" passive.

Kindred_AbilityOrder

It is important to have “Dance of Arrows” maxed out first in the skill order since you mostly kite when using Kindred, which gives you attack speed when casted. Kindred's ultimate, “Lamb's Respite”, heals you the more you upgrade it and has a shorter cooldown so you want to upgrade it as much as possible when it's up. Then prioritize “Mounting Dread”, which deals more damage based on your enemy's missing health. Lastly, you should upgrade “Wolf's Frenzy” last since this build gets damage from auto attacks.

Best Kindred Items

Here's the item path that we recommend.

Best Starter Kindred Items

We recommend getting Emberknife so that you can upgrade to Challenging Smite later in the game. You will also need to get a refillable potion and a stealth ward for clearing jungle.

FIRST ITEMSECOND ITEM
Emberknife
Refillable Potion

On your first back, prioritize getting a Noonquiver over boots first then a Control Ward and Oracle Lens for easier Jungle clearing. Then later on get some boots for mobility.

FIRST ITEMSECOND ITEMTHIRD ITEM
Noonquiver
Control Ward
Oracle Lens

Best Mid Game Kindred Items 

Out of all mythic items in this patch 12.14, Kraken Slayer is more fitting for this champion. Make sure to get it as early as you can as it'll give you more Attack Damage and Attack Speed. You should also have Berserker's Greaves by now and The Collector hopefully at 19 minutes into the game.

FIRST ITEMSECOND ITEMTHIRD ITEMFOURTH ITEMFIFTH ITEM
Kraken Slayer
Control Ward
Berserker’s Greaves
The Collector
Refillable Potion
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Best Final Late Game Kindred Items 

Later in the game, you'll want to get Rapid Firecannon, Infinity Edge and Guardian Angel. If you are up against a very tanky team, replace The Collector with Lord Dominik's Regards instead. 

FIRST ITEMSECOND ITEMTHIRD ITEMFOURTH ITEMFIFTH ITEMSIXTH ITEMSITUATIONAL ITEM
Kraken Slayer
Berserker’s Greaves
TheCollector
Infinity Edge
Rapid Firecannon
Guardian Angel
Lord
Dominik's

Best Champions to pair Kindred with

For Patch 12.14, the best champions to pair our Kindred with are Galio with 56.8% win rate, Lissandra with 56.0% win rate, and Riven with 55.5% win rate.

CHAMPIONWIN RATE %ICON
Galio58.6%
Lissandra56.0%
Riven55.5%

These champions are good at initiating teamfights and act as frontlines making it easier for Kindred to entrer and deal as much damage as possible at the back.

Strongest Champions against Kindred

Here are the champions that Kindred can counter.

CHAMPIONWIN RATE %ICON
Trundle57.2%
Ekko56.2%
Lillia54.9%

Kindred is a better jungle champion in terms of team fights, securing objectives, and jungle path clearing than these champions.

Weakest Champions against Kindred

Here are the champions you need to look out for when playing Kindred Jungle. 

CHAMPIONWIN RATE %ICON
Karthus42.6%
Nunu and Willump43.2%
Amumu44.4%

These champions are better in terms of team fights and it'll be tough to clear the jungle before them. That concludes our build guide for Kindred from League of Legends. Good luck and have fun on the Rift, Summoner.



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