[Top 3] TFT Best Shen Builds That Are Powerful

Best Shen Builds in TFT
You're already dead, you just haven't caught up yet.

Shen, the protector and one of the strongest tanks in TFT, is back shielding two of his allies to protect them from incoming damage.

Shen doesn’t only shield himself and his allies; he also deals some good damage when his shield explodes.

In this article, we will mention the combos to place Shen in, his best items, and how to make sure you win your games while protecting your team.

If light travels so fast, how come it's never caught a ninja?

Shen is a great pick in the late game as he shares three strong traits: invoker, bastion, and being an Ionia member.

Shen’s stats, traits, and items are all to be discussed down below to make sure you get the best outcome from placing him on your team.


Best Shen builds in TFT Set 9

Shen’s stats:

  • Cost: 4 Gold
  • Health: 1000 / 1800 / 3240
  • Mana: 70 / 140
  • Armor: 60
  • MR: 60
  • Ability Power: 100
  • DPS: 36 / 65 / 117
  • Damage: 60 / 108 / 194
  • Atk Spd: 0.6
  • Crit Rate: 25%
  • Range: 1


Shen’s traits:

1. Ionia

Each Ionian has a unique bonus within their Ability.

Every 4 seconds, a number of Ionians are enlightened to their spirit form, gaining 20 Mana and doubling stat bonuses for 4 seconds.

  • 3 100% Ionian bonus, 1 enlightened
  • 6 200% Ionian bonus, 2 enlightened
  • 9 325% Ionian bonus, 3 enlightened

2. Bastion

Bastion champions gain Armor and Magic Resist. This is increased by 100% for the first 10 seconds of combat.

  • 2 +25 Armor, +25 Magic Resist
  • 4 +55 Armor, +55 Magic Resist
  • 6 +100 Armor, +100 Magic Resist
  • 8 +240 Armor, +240 Magic Resist

3. Invoker

Every 3 seconds, your units gain Mana.

  • 2 5 Mana
  • 4 Additional 15 to Invokers
  • 6 20 Mana to all, additional 15 to Invokers


Shen’s ability

 Ki Barrier

Gain % Ability Power Shield and grant % of AP Shield to the 2 lowest Health allies for 4 seconds. After shielding his allies, Shen's shield refreshes with a burst, dealing magic damage to adjacent enemies.

  • Ionia Bonus: +9% Damage Reduction
  • Self Shield: 400% / 500% / 2000%
  • Ally Shield: 275% / 350% / 2000%
  • Damage: 240% / 360% / 2500%


Carousel priority:

These are the components you would need to focus on since the very first circle in order as you will need them to build up the required items for the team in most of the comps you will find bellow:


Shen’s best items

1. Redemption

Heal allies within 1 hex for 15% of their missing Health every 5 seconds. They also take 25% less multi-target damage for 5 seconds (damage reduction does not stack).

2. Warmog’s Armor

Grant 800 bonus Health.

3. Sunfire Cape

Grant 200 bonus Health. Every 2 seconds, an enemy within 2 hexes is 10% Burned and 30% Wounded for 10 seconds.


Best comps for Shen



  • 6 Ionia
  • 1 Technogenius
  • 4 Challenger
  • 2 Juggernaut

This comp focuses on high-tier champions and ionia champions, so this is a fast reroll to level 8 with a strong economy to make sure you get your high-tier champions to level 2 at least and the lower levels to level 3.

Best group to build this:

1. Yasuo will do a lot of damage in the front lines because he has both the Ionia trait and the Challenger trait.

2.Kai'Sa is the second person who does damage because she also has the trait of a competitor.

3. Heimerdigner is a great choice for this team because he can call up his turret and stun enemies, which gives the team a big boost.

4. As a member of Ionia, Shen is a great choice for the front lines because he is a great tank who can take a lot of harm.

5. Irelia is a great choice in the early game alongside Sett because she can take a lot of damage with her skill and give good damage as a Challenger.

6. Sett is a great choice, as others have said, because he shares both the Ionia and the Juggernaut, especially if you have his enhance.

7. Warwick will be a good fit for your team because he has both the Juggernaut and the Challenger traits.

8. Ahri is your sixth Ionian player who can do a lot of damage from behind the lines.



  • 1 Wanderer
  • 1 Technogenius
  • 1 Empress
  • 1 Darkin
  • 2 Bastion
  • 3 Ionia
  • 2 Sorcerer
  • 2 Slayer
  • 2 Invoker
  • 2 Juggernaut

This composition is hard to get because you need to be level 9. Make sure to level up quickly and have a strong economy, because all the champions except for Taric and Sett cost 4-5 gold.

Best group for this comp

1. Bel'Veth is a great choice in the late game, especially at level 2, since she does a lot of damage.

2. Heimerdinger will call up his turret, which will do a lot of damage and stop enemies.

3. Ryze's skill in this game, which depends on which city you chose in the first parade, will add a lot of value to the team. He will also add to the invoker trait.

4. Ahri will add to the Ionia trait and deal a lot of damage from behind the front lines.

5. Both Gwen and Aatrox can do a lot of damage as slayers.

6. Shen is a great main tank because he is a bastion and an invoker, which helps the team get more mana back.

7. As a Darkin hero, Aatrox will deal a lot of damage and heal a lot of health. As a Juggernaut member, he will take a lot of damage.

8. Taric is a great fit for your team because he has both the magician and bastion traits, which makes him a great frontline.

9. Sett will add to both the Ionia trait and the juggernaut trait.



  • 3 Juggernaut
  • 5 Slayer
  • 3 Noxus
  • 1 Darkin
  • 3 Ionia

This composition is based on the slayer trait, and you should slowly reroll to level 8 with a strong economy, trying to get all of the champions with a cost between 2 and 3 to level 3.

Best group for this comp:

1. Attrox is your fifth slayer, juggernaut, and darkin member. He will do a lot of damage in the front lines while healing himself and doing some crowd control.

2. Zed is your second slayer and second rogue, and Ionia is your third, which is a great choice for this setup.

3. Katarina is the main source of damage because she has both the noxious and rogue traits, but she needs a slayer symbol to be at her best.

4. Because she has the "slayer" trait, Gwen is a great source of damage and protection in the front lines.

5. Kled is a must, since he is both noxious and a killer.

6. Darius is a great frontline tank and damage dealer because he has both the Juggernaut, which makes him more tanky, and the Noxus, which boosts his general stats.

7. Sett is the third juggernaut, which makes him a good main tank and the second Ionia.

8. Shen is a great choice for the front lines because he can take a lot of damage and shares the Ionia trait, which gives him more points.

You may also be interested:

More on this topic:

Hello, I'm Ahmed Fawzy, and I'm passionate about games and writing articles, so I'm getting the best of both worlds writing about the best and the worst that could be found in games.
Gamer Since: 2010
Favorite Genre: MOBA
Currently Playing: League of Legends
Top 3 Favorite Games:League of Legends, Left 4 Dead 2, Rocket League

More Top Stories