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Kennen is a champion in League of Legends.[1]

Abilities

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Mark of the Storm

Mark of the Storm.png

Innate: Kennen's abilities apply a stack of Mark of the Storm to affected enemies for 6 seconds, which refreshes on subsequent hits and stacks up to 3 times.

The third stack consumes them all to Stun icon.png stun the target for 1.25 seconds and restore Energy icon.png 25 energy. The duration is reduced to 0.5 seconds if this occurs on the same target again within 6 seconds,

Slicing Maelstrom Slicing Maelstrom can only apply up to 3 stacks on a target.

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  • Kennen will still restore energy if the target dies from the third stack of Mark of the Storm.
  • After Slicing Maelstrom Slicing Maelstrom applies its third stack, the target gains a 6-second stack immunity against Slicing Maelstrom that refreshes on subsequent hits.

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Thundering Shuriken

Thundering Shuriken.png

Active: Kennen throws a shuriken in the target direction that deals magic damage to the first enemy hit.

Magic Damage:
75 / 120 / 165 / 210 / 255 (+ 75% AP)

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  • This ability will cast from wherever the caster is at the start of the cast time.

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Electrical Surge

Passive: Kennen's basic attacks Pix, Faerie Companion.png on-attack generate a stack of Electrical Surge, which stacks up to 4 times. At 4 stacks, his next basic attack consumes them all to deal bonus magic damage and apply a stack of Mark of the Storm Mark of the Storm.

Bonus Magic Damage:
35 / 45 / 55 / 65 / 75 (+ 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120% bonus AD) (+ 35% AP)
Electrical Surge.png

Active: Kennen sends out a surge of electricity that deals magic damage to all nearby enemies afflicted by Mark of the Storm Mark of the Storm or within Slicing Maelstrom Slicing Maelstrom.

Magic Damage:
60 / 85 / 110 / 135 / 160 (+ 80% AP)

An enemy within Range center.png 775 units with Mark of the Storm Mark of the Storm or inside Slicing Maelstrom Slicing Maelstrom is required to cast this ability. The target does not have to be Sight icon.png visible to be targeted by this ability.

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  • The empowered basic attack applies bonus Disintegrate.png spell damage, while the electrical surge deals Death Lotus.png area damage.
  • Electrical Surge's enhanced attack will be consumed and the bonus damage will not be applied if Kennen is Blind icon.png blinded.
  • The empowered attack will trigger but not be consumed nor apply its effects against structures and wards.

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Lightning Rush

Lightning Rush.png

Active: Kennen becomes lightning, a Ghost.png ghosted form that is unable to declare basic attacks but gains Movement speed icon.png 100% bonus movement speed for 2 seconds. He deals magic damage to enemies he passes through, halved against non-champions, and restores Energy icon.png 40 energy upon damaging at least one enemy.

Magic Damage:
80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 240 (+ 80% AP)
Non-Champion Damage:
40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 (+ 40% AP)

Lightning Rush can be recast after 0.5 seconds, and does so automatically after the duration. The recast can be used while affected by Silence icon.png cast-inhibiting crowd control.

Recast: Kennen ends Lightning Rush and gains Attack speed icon.png bonus attack speed for 4 seconds.

Bonus Attack Speed:
40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80%

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  • Lightning Rush will only damage any particular enemy once per cast.
  • For the purpose of aim-assist, Kennen's Range icon.png attack range is reduced「 by 575 」「 to -25 」during Lightning Rush, further reduced to -33.75 with Rapid Firecannon Rapid Firecannon.

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Slicing Maelstrom

Slicing Maelstrom.png

Active: Kennen summons the Shuriken Storm around himself for 3 seconds, gaining Armor icon.png bonus armor and Magic resistance icon.png bonus magic resistance.

Bonus Resistances:
20 / 40 / 60

The storm strikes lightning bolts down on all nearby enemies every 0.5 seconds, dealing magic damage.

Magic Damage Per Bolt:
40 / 75 / 110 (+ 20% AP)

Slicing Maelstrom deals 10% increased damage against a target with each successive strike, up to a maximum of 150% damage with one strike.

Total Single-Target Damage:
300 / 562.5 / 825 (+ 150% AP)

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  • No additional notes.


Champion skins

This article section only contains champion skins. For all associated collection items, see Kennen (Collection).
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Original
RP 880
08.04.2010
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.
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Actor.pngPhilece Sampler
Artist.pngPan Chengwei
Loot eligible.png Loot eligible

Patch history

For the expanded patch notes, see here.
V12.10
  • Stats
    • Base health increased to 611 from 541.
    • Health growth increased to 98 from 84.
    • Armor growth increased to 4.95 from 3.75.
    • Magic resistance growth increased to 1.3 from 0.5.
  • Electrical Surge Electrical Surge
    • Undocumented: Effect radius reduced to Range center.png 775 units from 1600.
V12.6
V12.5
  • Electrical Surge Electrical Surge
    • On-hit base damage increased to 35 / 45 / 55 / 65 / 75 from 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60.
    • On-hit AP ratio increased to 35% AP from 25% AP.
    • On-hit bonus AD ratio increased to 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120% bonus AD from 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100%.
V11.19
  • Thundering Shuriken Thundering Shuriken
    • Base damage reduced to 75 / 120 / 165 / 210 / 255 from 85 / 130 / 175 / 220 / 265
    • AP ratio reduced 75% AP from 80% AP.
V11.15
  • Thundering Shuriken Thundering Shuriken
    • Base damage increased to 85 / 130 / 175 / 220 / 265 from 75 / 115 / 155 / 195 / 235.
    • AP ratio increased to 80% AP from 75% AP.
V11.10
  • Electrical Surge Electrical Surge
    • On-hit base damage increased to 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 from 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50.
    • On-hit AP ratio increased to 25% AP from 20% AP.
V11.8
  • Electrical Surge Electrical Surge
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where the SFX would continue to play after cast until his death.
V10.16
  • Lightning Rush Lightning Rush
    • Bug Fix: Killing the clone from Shaco's Shaco's Hallucinate Hallucinate and dying to the detonation no longer causes the ability to be permanently swapped to the recast.
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 Blood Moon Kennen Blood Moon Kennen and Super Kennen 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.
  • Blood Moon Kennen Blood Moon Kennen
    • Unique VFX updated based on the same principles as the above.
  • Super Kennen Super Kennen
V8.22
V8.14
  • General
    • New SFX on entire kit.
V8.10
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 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.

Trivia

  • His dance references the Airflare, a breakdance move.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
      • He shares this dance with Camille Camille.
      • Her dance is very similar to PROJECT: Vayne's PROJECT: Vayne's, whose dance is a similar breakdance move.
  • Kennen used to gain the 'Law of Inverse Ninja Strength' 'Law of Inverse Ninja Strength' cosmetic Easter egg debuff ("This unit is a flippin' ninja!" - "Ninjas are more effective when they work alone. For every Ninja on your team beyond yourself, you lose 1 health.") when he, Akali Akali, Shen Shen, and/or Zed Zed found themselves on the same team. It was removed in V3.14 for unknown reasons.


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References

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