The Heart Of The Tempest

Kennen INFO

  • Kennen was released on 08 April 2010 and can be purchased from the Riot Store for 4800 IP or 880 RP.
  • Kennen was one of the champions chosen from the Ionian pool available during the Ionia vs. Noxus match.
  • Kennen's dance is a reference to a breakdance move called an airflare.

Kennen Skins

Kennen Pros

  • Strong laning phase.
  • Great teamfight control.
  • Lots of area of effect damage.
  • Multiple stuns if played right.

Kennen Cons

  • Very item dependent.
  • Unreliable waveclear.
  • Falls off late game.
  • Requires good positioning in teamfights.

Kennen Counter Tips

  • Just pick a Ground Pokémon. Everyone knows that Ground Pokémons counter Electric Pokémon!.
  • Kennen has a hard time against champions with Knock-back (e.g. Tristana Buster Shot) which prevents him from entering a fight with his Maelstrom.
  • Step away from him when he has his Electrical Surge proc up, otherwise you'll take additional damage as well as get marked.
  • Most Kennens build a bit of AD early into AP mid-game, so don't be fooled and build MR against him.


  • "Kennen" means "to be familiar with" in German and Dutch.






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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 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 and Shen to enforce the balance of Valoran. This hallowed pursuit has unsurprisingly led the triumvirate to the Fields of Justice.

“The Heart of the Tempest beats eternal…and those beaten remember eternally.”

Kennen Abilities

Mark of the Storm

Kennen's abilities add a Mark of the Storm to its target for 6.25 seconds. Upon receiving 3 Marks of the Storm, an opponent is stunned for 1.25 seconds and Kennen gains 25 Energy. The stun has a diminished effect if it occurs again within 7 seconds.

Thundering Shuriken

Kennen throws a fast moving shuriken towards a location, causing damage and adding a Mark of the Storm to any opponent that it hits.

Electrical Surge

Kennen passively deals extra damage and adds a Mark of the Storm to his target every few attacks, and he can activate this ability to damage and add another Mark of the Storm to targets who are already marked.

Lightning Rush

Kennen morphs into a lightning form, enabling him to pass through units. Any enemy unit he runs through takes damage and gets a Mark of the Storm.

Slicing Maelstrom

Kennen summons a storm that strikes at random nearby enemy champions for magical damage.