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Kennen Render
"The Heart of the Tempest beats eternal... and those beaten remember eternally." - Kennen OriginalSquare Kennen

More than just the lightning-quick enforcer of Ionian balance, Kennen is the only yordle member of the Kinkou. Despite his small, furry stature, he is eager to take on any threat with a whirling storm of shuriken and boundless enthusiasm. Alongside his master Shen, Kennen patrols the spirit realm, employing devastating electrical energy to strike down his enemies.

Heart of the Tempest

There exists an ancient order originating in the Ionian Isles dedicated to the preservation of balance. Order, chaos, light, darkness - all things must exist in perfect harmony for such is the way of the universe. This order is known as the Kinkou and it employs a triumvirate of shadow warriors to uphold its causes in the world. Kennen is one of these shadow warriors, entrusted with the sacred duty of Coursing the Sun - tirelessly conveying the justice of the Kinkou.

Kennen was born in Bandle City and it was said that in his first living moments he bolted first from the womb and second from the midwife who delivered him. His parents had thought that he would outgrow his boundless energy, but as he matured his energy found no limits and was matched only by his unnerving Lightning Rush speed. Despite his astonishing gifts, he remained unnoticed (or at least uncaught, as he was quite the prankster) until, on a dare, he ran straight up the great outer wall of the Placidium. When word of this feat reached Kinkou ears, Kennen was quickly and quietly brought in for an audience. He found that the role of the Heart of the Tempest suited him, frenetically delivering both the word and the punishments of the Kinkou across the realm. He now works with his fellows Akali OriginalSquare Akali and Shen OriginalSquare Shen to enforce the balance of Valoran.

Kennen Render old
"The Heart of the Tempest beats eternal... and those beaten remember eternally."

There exists an ancient order originating in the Ionian Isles dedicated to the preservation of balance. Order, chaos, light, darkness - all things must exist in perfect harmony for such is the way of the universe. This order is known as the Kinkou and it employs a triumvirate of shadow warriors to uphold its causes in the world. Kennen OriginalSquare Kennen is one of these shadow warriors, entrusted with the sacred duty of Coursing the Sun - tirelessly conveying the justice of the Kinkou.

Kennen was born in Bandle City and it is said that in his first living moments he bolted first from the womb and second from the midwife who delivered him. His parents had thought that he would outgrow his boundless energy, but as he matured, his energy found no limits and was matched only by his unnerving Lightning Rush speed. Despite his astonishing gifts, he remained unnoticed (or at least uncaught, as he was quite the prankster) until, on a dare, he ran straight up the great outer wall of the Placidium. When word of this feat reached Kinkou ears, Kennen was quickly and quietly brought for an audience. He found that the role of the Heart of the Tempest suited him, frenetically delivering both the word and the punishments of the Kinkou across the realm. He now works with his fellows Akali OriginalSquare Akali and Shen OriginalSquare Shen to enforce the balance of Valoran. This hallowed pursuit has unsurprisingly led the triumvirate to the Fields of Justice.

Previous Abilities

Previous Splash Art

  • 1st Classic Kennen
  • 1st Deadly Kennen
  • 1st Swamp Master Kennen
  • 2nd Swamp Master Kennen
  • 1st Kennen M.D.
  • 1st Arctic Ops Kennen

  • Swamp Master Kennen

Patch History

V10.13
V9.14
  • Stats
    • Base attack damage reduced to 48 from 50.544.
    • Attack damage growth increased to 3.75 from 3.3.
    • Attack speed at level 1 reduced to 0.625 from 0.69.
  • Lightning Rush Lightning Rush
    • Bonus attack speed increased to 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80% from 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70%.
V9.13 - June 27th Hotfix
V9.13
  • Lightning Rush Lightning Rush
    • Now more quickly and reliably applies its effects to enemies they hit.
V9.9
  • Lightning Rush Lightning Rush
    • Removed: No longer grants 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 bonus armor and magic resistance while active.
  • Slicing Maelstrom Slicing Maelstrom
    • new Effect: Now grants 20 / 40 / 60 bonus armor and magic resistance for the duration.
V9.6
  • Slicing Maelstrom Slicing Maelstrom
    • New Effect: Now triggers effects that are triggered by DoT AoE abilities.
V9.4
  • General
    • Updated visual effects.
    • Basic attack shuriken model and hit VFX updated for readability between basic attack, empowered attack, and Thundering Shuriken Thundering Shuriken.
    • All skins aside from Kennen BloodMoonCircle Blood Moon Kennen and Kennen SuperCircle Super Kennen use the base VFX aside from changing the shape of their shuriken where applicable.
  • Mark of the Storm Mark of the Storm
    • Proc VFX updated to better indicate source of the stun.
    • Passive marks on minions are dimmer.
  • Thundering Shuriken Thundering Shuriken
    • Shuriken model and hit VFX updated for readability between basic attack, empowered attack, and Thundering Shuriken.
  • Electrical Surge Electrical Surge
    • Surge VFX updated.
    • Empowered attack shuriken model and hit VFX updated for readability between basic attack, empowered attack, and Thundering Shuriken Thundering Shuriken.
  • Lightning Rush Lightning Rush
    • VFX updated to indicate area of effect and show his model during the animation.
  • Slicing Maelstrom Slicing Maelstrom
    • VFX updated to reduce visual noise.
  • Kennen BloodMoonCircle Blood Moon Kennen
    • Unique VFX updated based on the same principles as the above.
  • Kennen SuperCircle Super Kennen
V8.22
V8.14
  • General
    • New SFX on entire kit.
V8.10
  • Electrical Surge Electrical Surge
    • Bug Fix: Passive damage now correctly appears on Death Recap.
V8.9
  • Electrical Surge Electrical Surge
    • Passive base damage changed to 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 from 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35.
    • Passive bonus AD ratio increased to 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100% bonus AD from 60% at all ranks.
    • Passive AP ratio reduced to 20% AP from 30% AP.
    • Active base damage reduced to 60 / 85 / 110 / 135 / 160 from 65 / 95 / 125 / 155 / 185.
    • Active AP ratio increased to 80% AP from 55% AP.
  • Lightning Rush Lightning Rush
    • New Effect: If Lightning Rush damages an enemy champion, he gains 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70% bonus attack speed for 4 seconds upon exiting Lightning Rush.
    • Bonus resistances now only persists while in lightning form, from a static 4 seconds.
V8.3
  • Stats
    • Base health regeneration reduced to 5.5 from 5.592.
V7.22
  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 29 from 24.3.
    • Base health increased to 541 from 535.72.
    • Health growth increased to 84 from 79.
  • Lightning Rush Lightning Rush
    • Active base damage reduced to 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 240 from 85 / 125 / 165 / 205 / 245.
V7.13
  • Electrical Surge Electrical Surge
    • New Effect: Passive now deals 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 base damage.
    • New Effect: Passive now scales with 30% AP.
    • Passive AD ratio changed to 60% bonus AD at all ranks from 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80% AD.
    • New Effect: Passive counter increments upon launching an attack, previously was upon landing a hit.
    • Runaan's Hurricane item Runaan's Hurricane no longer grants extra stacks on secondary targets.
  • Lightning Rush Lightning Rush
    • AP ratio increased to 80% AP from 60% AP.
V7.9
  • Stats
    • Magic resistance growth increased to 0.5 from 0.
V7.7
V7.4
V7.3
  • General
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug on most of Kennen's skins where the on-hit particles for his basic attack were not properly appearing.
V7.1
  • Slicing Maelstrom Slicing Maelstrom
    • Base damage reduced to 40 / 75 / 110 from 80 / 145 / 210.
    • AP ratio reduced to 20% AP from 40% AP.
    • Per target successive strike modifier increased to 100 / 110 / 120 / 130 / 140 / 150% from 100 / 75 / 50 / 50 / 50 / 50% on strikes 1 to 6.
      • New Effect: Successive maelstrom hits against the same enemy deal an additional 10% damage for each hit they've already suffered from this storm.
      • Removed: Each time an enemy is struck, further hits deal 25% less damage (minimum of 50% damage).
V6.17
  • General
    • Kennen's basic attack animation has been updated to better match when the shuriken leaves his hand.
  • Stats
    • Basic attack missile speed increased to 1700 from 1600.
  • Electrical Surge Electrical Surge
    • Empowered attack missile speed reduced to 1700 from 1800.
V6.9
  • General
    • New ability icons.
  • Mark of the Storm Mark of the Storm
    • Mark duration reduced to 6 seconds from 6.25.
    • Diminishing returns stun duration reduced to 6 seconds from 7.
    • Additional stun duration reduced to 0.5 seconds from 0.6.
  • Thundering Shuriken Thundering Shuriken
    • Energy cost reduced to 60 / 55 / 50 / 45 / 40 from 65 / 60 / 55 / 50 / 45.
  • Electrical Surge Electrical Surge
    • Range reduced to 750 from 800.
    • Energy cost reduced to 40 from 45.
  • Slicing Maelstrom Slicing Maelstrom
    • Duration reduced to 3 seconds at all ranks from 3 / 4 / 5.
    • Damage tick interval increased to 0.5 seconds from 0.25.
    • New Effect: Targeting changed to all enemies within AoE from random.
    • Removed: 3-hits-per-target limit.
    • New Effect: Enemies take 25% less damage with each successive hit, down to a minimum of 50%.
    • As a result of these changes, maximum possible individual damage increased to 300 / 543.75 / 787.5 (+ 150% AP) from 240 / 435 / 630 (+ 120% AP)
V6.8
V6.7
V5.13
V5.3
V4.21
  • Electrical Surge Electrical Surge
    • New Effect: Performs additional checks on-cast (besides after cast time).
  • Slicing Maelstrom Slicing Maelstrom
    • Damage tick interval reduced to 0.25 seconds at all ranks from 0.5 / 0.4 / 0.33.
    • New Effect: Cannot hit the same target more than once every 0.5 seconds.
    • Tooltip updated (storm duration from maximum hits, duration unchanged).
V4.5
  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 18 from 14.
V3.14
  • Electrical Surge Electrical Surge
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where Electrical Surge would not properly hit a target if Mark of the Storm wore off or was fully consumed before the casting time of Electrical Surge completed.
      • Mark of the Storm Mark of the Storm no longer wears off mid-cast.
      • If cast just as Mark of the Storm Mark of the Storm is consumed by another ability, Kennen will still deal damage and add a stack as normal.
V3.9
  • Stats
    • Base attack damage reduced to 47.2 from 51.3.
  • Mark of the Storm Mark of the Storm
    • Duration reduced to 6 seconds from 8.
V3.02
V3.01
V1.0.0.154
  • General
    • Basic attack updated to be more responsive.
V1.0.0.152
  • Stats
    • Movement speed increased to 335 from 310.
V1.0.0.142
  • General
    • Basic attack animations updated to be more responsive.
  • Stats
    • Attack range reduced to 550 from 575.
V1.0.0.134
V1.0.0.123
  • Thundering Shuriken Thundering Shuriken
    • AP ratio increased to 75% AP) from 66% AP.
  • Lightning Rush Lightning Rush
    • AP ratio increased to 60% AP from 55% AP.
    • Energy cost reduced to 100 / 95 / 90 / 85 / 80 from 100 at all ranks.
V1.0.0.118
V1.0.0.109
V1.0.0.101
V1.0.0.99
  • Mark of the Storm Mark of the Storm
    • Stun duration reduced to 1 second from 1.25.
    • New Effect: Stun has a diminished duration if applied to same target more than once within 7 seconds.
  • Electrical Surge Electrical Surge
    • AP ratio increased to 55% AP from 45% AP.
  • Lightning Rush Lightning Rush.
    • Energy cost reduced to 100 from 110.
    • New Effect: Grants 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 bonus resistances for 4 seconds.
  • Slicing Maelstrom Slicing Maelstrom
    • AP ratio increased to 40% AP from 33% AP.
    • Bolts increased to 6 / 10 / 15 from 6 / 8 / 10 (3-hits-per-target limit unchanged).
    • Removed: Cap of only applying a single Mark of the Storm Mark of the Storm per target.
V1.0.0.86
  • General
    • New sound effects for basic attacks against different materials.
V1.0.0.82
  • Added
  • Mark of the Storm Mark of the Storm (Innate)
    • Kennen's abilities add Marks of the Storm to opponents they hit, which explode at 3 stacks, stunning the opponent and restoring some of Kennen's energy.
  • Thundering Shuriken Thundering Shuriken (Q)
    • Kennen throws a lightning infused shuriken towards a location, damaging the first enemy it hits and adding a Mark of the Storm to them.
  • Electrical Surge Electrical Surge (W)
    • Kennen passively deals extra damage and adds a Mark of the Storm to opponents every few attacks, and can activate this ability to deal damage to all nearby marked units and add another mark.
  • Lightning Rush Lightning Rush (E)
    • Kennen transforms into a writhing ball of electricity, receiving a massive energy boost and gaining the ability to move through units. Enemy units he passes through receive damage and gain a Mark of the Storm.
  • Slicing Maelstrom Slicing Maelstrom (Ultimate)
    • Kennen summons an electrical storm around him, casting down lightning bolts to a random enemy champions near him multiple times per second.

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