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==Champion Spotlight==
 
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==Recommended Items==
 
==Recommended Items==
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|s2 = Health Potion
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|s3 = Warding Totem
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|ea1 = The Black Cleaver
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|ea2 = Boots of Speed
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|ea3 = Caulfield's Warhammer
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|st1 = Duskblade of Draktharr
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|st2 = Youmuu's Ghostblade
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|st3 = Boots of Mobility
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|d1 = Edge of Night
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|d2 = Mercurial Scimitar
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|d3 = Guardian Angel
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|ag1 = Ravenous Hydra
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|ag2 = Death's Dance
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|ag3 = Mortal Reminder
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|c1 = Health Potion
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|c2 = Elixir of Wrath
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|c3 = Control Ward}}
   
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{{Recommended items
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|map = Summoner's Rift (Rhaast)
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|s1 = Doran's Shield
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|s2 = Health Potion
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|s3 = Warding Totem
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|ea1 = The Black Cleaver
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|ea2 = Boots of Speed
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|ea3 = Caulfield's Warhammer
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|st1 = Spirit Visage
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|st2 = Titanic Hydra
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|st3 = Mercury's Treads
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|d1 = Dead Man's Plate
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|d2 = Guardian Angel
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|d3 = Gargoyle Stoneplate
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|ag1 = Death's Dance
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|ag2 = Mercurial Scimitar
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|ag3 = Mortal Reminder
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|c1 = Health Potion
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|c2 = Elixir of Wrath
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|c3 = Control Ward}}
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{{Recommended items
 
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|map = Summoner's Rift (Jungler)
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|s1 = Hunter's Talisman
|s2 =
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|s2 = Refillable Potion
|s3 =
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|s3 = Warding Totem
|ea1 =
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|ea1 = Stalker's Blade
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|ea2 = Boots of Speed
|ea3 =
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|ea3 = Hunter's Potion
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|e1 = Stalker's Blade (Warrior)
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|e2 = The Black Cleaver
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|e3 = Caulfield's Warhammer
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|st1 = Guardian Angel
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|st2 = Maw of Malmortius
|o3 =
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|st3 = Sterak's Gage
|d1 =
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|c1 = Health Potion
|d2 =
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|c2 = Elixir of Wrath
|d3 =
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|c3 = Control Ward}}
|c1 =
 
|c2 =
 
|c3 = }}
 
   
{{ri
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|map = Twisted Treeline<br>(Shadow Assassin)
|s1 =
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|s1 = Doran's Shield
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|s2 = Health Potion
|ea1 =
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|s3 = Boots of Speed
|ea2 =
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|ea1 = The Black Cleaver
|ea3 =
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|ea2 = Caulfield's Warhammer
|e1 =
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|st1 = Duskblade of Draktharr
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|st2 = Youmuu's Ghostblade
|e3 =
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|st3 = Boots of Mobility
|st1 =
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|d1 = Edge of Night
|st2 =
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|d2 = Mercurial Scimitar
|st3 =
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|d3 = Maw of Malmortius
|si1 =
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|ag1 = Ravenous Hydra
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|ag2 = Death's Dance
|si3 =
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|ag3 = Mortal Reminder
|c1 =
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|c1 = Health Potion
|c2 = }}
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|c2 = Elixir of Wrath}}
   
{{ri
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|map = Twisted Treeline (Rhaast)
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|s1 = Doran's Shield
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|s2 = Health Potion
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|s3 = Boots of Speed
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|ea1 = The Black Cleaver
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|ea2 = Caulfield's Warhammer
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|st1 = Spirit Visage
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|st2 = Titanic Hydra
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|st3 = Mercury's Treads
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|d1 = Dead Man's Plate
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|d2 = Gargoyle Stoneplate
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|d3 = Thornmail
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|ag1 = Death's Dance
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|ag2 = Mercurial Scimitar
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|ag3 = Mortal Reminder
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|c1 = Health Potion
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|c2 = Elixir of Wrath}}
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{{Recommended items
 
|map = Twisted Treeline (Jungler)
 
|map = Twisted Treeline (Jungler)
|s1 =
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|s1 = Hunter's Talisman
|s2 =
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|s2 = Hunter's Machete
|s3 =
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|s3 = Refillable Potion
|ea1 =
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|ea1 = Stalker's Blade
|ea2 =
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|ea2 = Boots of Speed
|ea3 =
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|ea3 = Hunter's Potion
|e1 =
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|e1 = Stalker's Blade (Warrior)
|e2 =
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|e2 = The Black Cleaver
|e3 =
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|e3 = Caulfield's Warhammer
|st1 =
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|st1 = Guardian Angel
|st2 =
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|st2 = Maw of Malmortius
|st3 =
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|st3 = Sterak's Gage
|si1 =
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|c1 = Health Potion
|si2 =
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|c2 = Elixir of Wrath}}
|si3 =
 
|c1 =
 
|c2 = }}
 
   
{{ri
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{{Recommended items
 
|map = Howling Abyss
 
|map = Howling Abyss
|s1 =
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|s1 = Health Potion
|s2 =
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|s3 =
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|s2 = Guardian's Hammer
|e1 =
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|s3 = Boots of Speed
|e2 =
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|e1 = The Black Cleaver
|e3 =
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|e2 = Mercury's Treads
|o1 =
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|e3 = Duskblade of Draktharr
|o2 =
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|o1 = The Bloodthirster
|o3 =
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|o2 = Ravenous Hydra
|d1 =
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|o3 = Infinity Edge
|d2 =
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|d1 = Maw of Malmortius
|c1 =
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|d2 = Death's Dance
|c2 =
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|d3 = Mercurial Scimitar
|c3 = }}
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|c1 = Corrupting Potion
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|c2 = Elixir of Wrath}}
   
 
==Tips==
 
==Tips==
 
;Playing As {{ci|Kayn}}
 
;Playing As {{ci|Kayn}}
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* Look at the line-up of both your team and the enemy's team when picking {{ai|The Darkin Scythe|Kayn|your form}}.
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* Remember that nearby enemies can see which wall you're in.
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;Playing Against {{ci|Kayn}}
 
;Playing Against {{ci|Kayn}}
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* {{ai|Umbral Trespass|Kayn}} requires {{ci|Kayn}} to damage a target first. Try to dodge {{ai|Blade's Reach|Kayn}} to deny him a long range cast of {{ai|Umbral Trespass|Kayn}}.
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* When {{ci|Kayn}} is in terrain near you, you will get a visual warning on the edge of the terrain he's in.
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* Damage {{ci|Kayn}} while he's in {{ai|Shadow Step|Kayn}} to shorten its duration, or apply hard crowd control (stun, charm, knockup, etc.) to end {{ai|Shadow Step|Kayn}} immediately.
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* {{ci|Kayn}} is fairly weak before he has transformed into the {{ci|Shadow Assassin}} or {{ci|Rhaast}}. Coordinate with your team in the early game to apply pressure on him and delay his transformation.
   
 
==Tricks==
 
==Tricks==
 
;Ability Usage
 
;Ability Usage
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* {{ais|Reaping Slash|Kayn}} dash speed scales with '''Kayn's''' movement speed, allowing it work well in conjunction with {{ai|Shadow Step|Kayn}}. The delay duration of the slash is static however.
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* A great trick for a more efficient and faster clear is dashing into a wall with {{ai|Reaping Slash|Kayn}} to shorten the delay of the dash. This works best on the camps with only one monster, like Gromp and the buffs.
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* Only attacking will immediately end {{ai|Shadow Step|Kayn}}. Using abilities such as {{ai|Reaping Slash|Kayn}} and {{ai|Blade's Reach|Kayn}} will not end the effect, allowing for hastier entrances and poke while in terrain.
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* {{ais|Umbral Trespass|Kayn}} damage '''''does not''''' ramp up based on the time spent in the target's body. Remaining will leave you untargetable longer, may make it more difficult for the enemy to use an ability to escape and gives your other abilities a chance to become available again. However, it may also allow the enemy to reposition themselves to your disadvantage. Consider the position of your target and both teams when deciding whether to reactivate early or not.
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;Rune Usage
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*{{ri|Electrocute}} is the keystone that Kayn should use most of time, as it can potentially benefit both of his forms. When going for the {{ci|Shadow Assassin}} form, it is the best keystone, as it complements his burst damage and is benefical at all stages of the game. {{ci|Rhaast}} has potentially better alternatives, but because sometimes it may be more appropriate to get the {{ci|Shadow Assassin}} form instead of Rhaast, or vice versa, you want to use a keystone that can benefit both forms.
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*{{ri|Conqueror}} is a good option if you plan to transform into {{ci|Rhaast}}, as it works well with the fact that most of his abilities deal damage based on a percentage of the enemy's health. Part of them is converted into true damage, allowing {{ci|Rhaast}} to essentially deal damage that cannot be countered. However, this keystone is risky to use, as sometimes you might be delayed the {{ci|Rhaast}} form because you damaged too many ranged champions, and Conqueror is terrible for {{ci|Shadow Assassin}}, as he wants as much burst as possible. For this reason, {{ri|Electrocute}} is the safer option.
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*{{ri|Ravenous Hunter}} is a good option for {{ci|Rhaast}}, increasing his sustain even more, especially when combined with {{ii|Spirit Visage}} and/or {{ii|Death's Dance}}. For {{ci|Shadow Assassin}}, {{ri|Relentless Hunter}} and {{ri|Ultimate Hunter}} are better options. The former gives him more movement speed which makes for better ganking/roaming potential, better mobility, and more global presence. However, the latter gives {{ci|Shadow Assassin}} a lower cooldown on his ultimate, which can be a good asset because Shadow Assassin relies on his ultimate to kill enemies at full health.
   
;Mastery Usage
 
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;Item Usage
 
;Item Usage
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* {{ii|Duskblade of Draktharr}} works well with Kayn's {{ci|Shadow Assassin}} form. With his ult, Kayn becomes unseen by the enemy, allowing him to potentially proc Nightstalker a second time.
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* {{ii|Death's Dance}} adds an additional form of sustain from all [[physical damage]] for both forms, in addition to some resilience to burst damage. The high amounts of AD also scales his healing when using {{ai|Shadow Step|Kayn}}.
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* {{ii|Spirit Visage}} boosts {{cis|Rhaast}} passive healing as well as his heal from {{ai|Shadow Step|Kayn}}, thus giving him more sustain in duels, teamfights, and roams/ganks.
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* Both of {{iis|The Black Cleaver}} passives aid Kayn in skirmishes. Since {{ai|Reaping Slash|Kayn}} deals two instances of physical damage, a well-aimed proc applies the ''Cleave'' passive twice, shredding 8% of an enemy champion's armor instead of 4%. Additionally, the passive movement speed buff is welcoming to Kayn's mobile assassin kit, in particular when used with {{ai|Shadow Step|Kayn}}.
   
 
;Countering
 
;Countering
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* Because {{ci|Rhaast}} is reliant on healing to last during teamfights and to duel enemies, it is recommended to buy {{tip|Grievous Wounds}} items to have a better chance of fighting him. Keep in mind, however, that {{ii|Bramble Vest}} and by extension, {{ii|Thornmail}}, are less effective against {{ci|Rhaast}} than other healing reliant champions. This is because he heals with his abilities instead of his basic attacks.
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* {{ai|Umbral Trespass|Kayn}} works in a similar way to {{ai|Death Mark|Zed}}. Purchasing a {{ii|Zhonya's Hourglass}} on AP champions will make you immune to the final damage effect.
   
 
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Champion SpotlightEdit

Kayn Champion Spotlight

Kayn Champion Spotlight

Recommended ItemsEdit

Summoner's Rift
(Shadow Assassin)
Starting Doran&#039;s Shield item Health Potion item Warding Totem item
Early Black Cleaver item Boots of Speed item Caulfield&#039;s Warhammer item
Standard Duskblade of Draktharr item Youmuu&#039;s Ghostblade item Boots of Mobility item
Aggressive Ravenous Hydra item Death&#039;s Dance item Mortal Reminder item
Defensive Edge of Night item Mercurial Scimitar item Guardian Angel item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Wrath item Control Ward item
Summoner's Rift (Rhaast)
Starting Doran&#039;s Shield item Health Potion item Warding Totem item
Early Black Cleaver item Boots of Speed item Caulfield&#039;s Warhammer item
Standard Spirit Visage item Titanic Hydra item Mercury&#039;s Treads item
Aggressive Death&#039;s Dance item Mercurial Scimitar item Mortal Reminder item
Defensive Dead Man&#039;s Plate item Guardian Angel item Gargoyle Stoneplate item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Wrath item Control Ward item
Summoner's Rift (Jungler)
Starting Hunter&#039;s Talisman item Refillable Potion item Warding Totem item
Early Stalker&#039;s Blade item Boots of Speed item Hunter&#039;s Potion item
Essential Stalker&#039;s Blade (Warrior) item Black Cleaver item Caulfield&#039;s Warhammer item
Standard Guardian Angel item Maw of Malmortius item Sterak&#039;s Gage item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Wrath item Control Ward item
Twisted Treeline
(Shadow Assassin)
Starting Doran&#039;s Shield item Health Potion item Boots of Speed item
Early Black Cleaver item Caulfield&#039;s Warhammer item
Standard Duskblade of Draktharr item Youmuu&#039;s Ghostblade item Boots of Mobility item
Aggressive Ravenous Hydra item Death&#039;s Dance item Mortal Reminder item
Defensive Edge of Night item Mercurial Scimitar item Maw of Malmortius item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Wrath item
Twisted Treeline (Rhaast)
Starting Doran&#039;s Shield item Health Potion item Boots of Speed item
Early Black Cleaver item Caulfield&#039;s Warhammer item
Standard Spirit Visage item Titanic Hydra item Mercury&#039;s Treads item
Aggressive Death&#039;s Dance item Mercurial Scimitar item Mortal Reminder item
Defensive Dead Man&#039;s Plate item Gargoyle Stoneplate item Thornmail item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Wrath item
Twisted Treeline (Jungler)
Starting Hunter&#039;s Talisman item Hunter&#039;s Machete item Refillable Potion item
Early Stalker&#039;s Blade item Boots of Speed item Hunter&#039;s Potion item
Essential Stalker&#039;s Blade (Warrior) item Black Cleaver item Caulfield&#039;s Warhammer item
Standard Guardian Angel item Maw of Malmortius item Sterak&#039;s Gage item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Wrath item
Howling Abyss
Starting Health Potion item3 Guardian&#039;s Hammer item Boots of Speed item
Essential Black Cleaver item Mercury&#039;s Treads item Duskblade of Draktharr item
Offensive Bloodthirster item Ravenous Hydra item Infinity Edge item
Defensive Maw of Malmortius item Death&#039;s Dance item Mercurial Scimitar item
Consumables Corrupting Potion item Elixir of Wrath item

TipsEdit

Playing As Kayn OriginalSquare Kayn
  • Look at the line-up of both your team and the enemy's team when picking The Darkin Scythe your form.
  • Remember that nearby enemies can see which wall you're in.
Playing Against Kayn OriginalSquare Kayn
  • Umbral Trespass Umbral Trespass requires Kayn OriginalSquare Kayn to damage a target first. Try to dodge Blade&#039;s Reach Blade's Reach to deny him a long range cast of Umbral Trespass Umbral Trespass.
  • When Kayn OriginalSquare Kayn is in terrain near you, you will get a visual warning on the edge of the terrain he's in.
  • Damage Kayn OriginalSquare Kayn while he's in Shadow Step Shadow Step to shorten its duration, or apply hard crowd control (stun, charm, knockup, etc.) to end Shadow Step Shadow Step immediately.
  • Kayn OriginalSquare Kayn is fairly weak before he has transformed into the Shadow Assassin OriginalSquare Shadow Assassin or Rhaast OriginalSquare Rhaast. Coordinate with your team in the early game to apply pressure on him and delay his transformation.

TricksEdit

Ability Usage
  • Reaping Slash Reaping Slash's dash speed scales with Kayn's movement speed, allowing it work well in conjunction with Shadow Step Shadow Step. The delay duration of the slash is static however.
  • A great trick for a more efficient and faster clear is dashing into a wall with Reaping Slash Reaping Slash to shorten the delay of the dash. This works best on the camps with only one monster, like Gromp and the buffs.
  • Only attacking will immediately end Shadow Step Shadow Step. Using abilities such as Reaping Slash Reaping Slash and Blade&#039;s Reach Blade's Reach will not end the effect, allowing for hastier entrances and poke while in terrain.
  • Umbral Trespass Umbral Trespass' damage does not ramp up based on the time spent in the target's body. Remaining will leave you untargetable longer, may make it more difficult for the enemy to use an ability to escape and gives your other abilities a chance to become available again. However, it may also allow the enemy to reposition themselves to your disadvantage. Consider the position of your target and both teams when deciding whether to reactivate early or not.
Rune Usage
  • Electrocute rune Electrocute is the keystone that Kayn should use most of time, as it can potentially benefit both of his forms. When going for the Shadow Assassin OriginalSquare Shadow Assassin form, it is the best keystone, as it complements his burst damage and is benefical at all stages of the game. Rhaast OriginalSquare Rhaast has potentially better alternatives, but because sometimes it may be more appropriate to get the Shadow Assassin OriginalSquare Shadow Assassin form instead of Rhaast, or vice versa, you want to use a keystone that can benefit both forms.
  • Conqueror rune Conqueror is a good option if you plan to transform into Rhaast OriginalSquare Rhaast, as it works well with the fact that most of his abilities deal damage based on a percentage of the enemy's health. Part of them is converted into true damage, allowing Rhaast OriginalSquare Rhaast to essentially deal damage that cannot be countered. However, this keystone is risky to use, as sometimes you might be delayed the Rhaast OriginalSquare Rhaast form because you damaged too many ranged champions, and Conqueror is terrible for Shadow Assassin OriginalSquare Shadow Assassin, as he wants as much burst as possible. For this reason, Electrocute rune Electrocute is the safer option.
  • Ravenous Hunter rune Ravenous Hunter is a good option for Rhaast OriginalSquare Rhaast, increasing his sustain even more, especially when combined with Spirit Visage item Spirit Visage and/or Death&#039;s Dance item Death's Dance. For Shadow Assassin OriginalSquare Shadow Assassin, Relentless Hunter rune Relentless Hunter and Ultimate Hunter rune Ultimate Hunter are better options. The former gives him more movement speed which makes for better ganking/roaming potential, better mobility, and more global presence. However, the latter gives Shadow Assassin OriginalSquare Shadow Assassin a lower cooldown on his ultimate, which can be a good asset because Shadow Assassin relies on his ultimate to kill enemies at full health.


Item Usage
  • Duskblade of Draktharr item Duskblade of Draktharr works well with Kayn's Shadow Assassin OriginalSquare Shadow Assassin form. With his ult, Kayn becomes unseen by the enemy, allowing him to potentially proc Nightstalker a second time.
  • Death&#039;s Dance item Death's Dance adds an additional form of sustain from all physical damage for both forms, in addition to some resilience to burst damage. The high amounts of AD also scales his healing when using Shadow Step Shadow Step.
  • Spirit Visage item Spirit Visage boosts Rhaast OriginalSquare Rhaast's passive healing as well as his heal from Shadow Step Shadow Step, thus giving him more sustain in duels, teamfights, and roams/ganks.
  • Both of Black Cleaver item The Black Cleaver's passives aid Kayn in skirmishes. Since Reaping Slash Reaping Slash deals two instances of physical damage, a well-aimed proc applies the Cleave passive twice, shredding 8% of an enemy champion's armor instead of 4%. Additionally, the passive movement speed buff is welcoming to Kayn's mobile assassin kit, in particular when used with Shadow Step Shadow Step.
Countering
  • Because Rhaast OriginalSquare Rhaast is reliant on healing to last during teamfights and to duel enemies, it is recommended to buy Grievous Wounds icon Grievous Wounds items to have a better chance of fighting him. Keep in mind, however, that Bramble Vest item Bramble Vest and by extension, Thornmail item Thornmail, are less effective against Rhaast OriginalSquare Rhaast than other healing reliant champions. This is because he heals with his abilities instead of his basic attacks.
  • Umbral Trespass Umbral Trespass works in a similar way to Death Mark Death Mark. Purchasing a Zhonya&#039;s Hourglass item Zhonya's Hourglass on AP champions will make you immune to the final damage effect.

ReferencesEdit

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