AP Kindred Build

AP Kindred build with runes and items. AP Kindred guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play AP Kindred build in League of Legends Patch 14.13!

Updated: 2024-05-22 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Kindred and build AP.
AP Kindred build with Liandry's Anguish. You and Wolf watching the world burn together. With DOTs.
Credit: LuckierLion
Kindred ARAM modifiers
DMG done +10%
DMG taken -10%

TLDR

Starting items
Haunting Guise should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Kindred ability Wolf's Frenzy should be leveled first.
W
Kindred ability Dance of Arrows should be leveled second.
Q
Kindred ability Mounting Dread should be leveled third.
E
Final items
Sorcerer's Shoes should be final item in your build.
Liandry's Torment should be final item in your build.
Shadowflame should be final item in your build.
Blackfire Torch should be final item in your build.
Riftmaker should be final item in your build.
Void Staff should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Arcane Comet from Sorcery tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Ghost as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

AP Kindred Runes

Sorcery
Sorcery major tree Summon Aery rune.
Sorcery major tree Arcane Comet rune.
Sorcery major tree Phase Rush rune.
Sorcery major tree Nullifying Orb rune.
Sorcery major tree Manaflow Band rune.
Sorcery major tree Nimbus Cloak rune.
Sorcery major tree Transcendence rune.
Sorcery major tree Celerity rune.
Sorcery major tree Absolute Focus rune.
Sorcery major tree Scorch rune.
Sorcery major tree Waterwalking rune.
Sorcery major tree Gathering Storm rune.
Precision
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand rune.
Passive
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How it works

  1. You play as Mage building Burn items.
  2. You rush Liandry's Torment.
  3. You burn your enemies. With DOTs. And debuffs.

How to play

  1. Playing AP Kindred build, your default rush is Liandry's Torment vs. HP, Blackfire Torch vs. squishes. Then get the other item
  2. Adapt to an enemy team. Are they full of tanks, and they rush tons of Magic Resist? You rush Void Staff as #2 or #3 item to counter MR stacking. Their team has champs with lots of healing? Rush Oblivion Orb as #2 item (upgrade to Morellonomicon as 4th or 5th item).
  3. Items like Morellonomicon or Oblivon Orb are extra effective with this build, thanks to damage over time effects from Liandry's Torment.
  4. An enemy team has an extremely strong shielding? You can get Serpent's Fang to counter it. It works with your DoTs, meaning shield reduction lasts longer.
  5. They have lots of melee? Or you just want to kite them? Get Rylai's Crystal Scepter.
  6. Somebody is going after you each fight? Always getting ulted by enemy assassins? Rush Zhonya's Hourglass.
  7. If you are doing well, are ahead and want to have some fun, you can buy The Collector item. It works off your damage over time effects!
  8. AP Kindred build is focused on Wolf's Frenzy (W). Your goal with this build is to annoy your enemy by spamming W to poke.
  9. Your W is going to be bread and butter of this build. It works with Arcane Comet, Liandry's Anguish, Demonic Embrace and Rylai's Crystal Scepter.
  10. Your Wolf's Frenzy (W) scales with AD, AP, Attack Speed and completed hunts (your Passive).
  11. You can cast W and move to be at the very edge of it, so you are outside enemy poke.
  12. You can offset low AP scaling of your build by buying Lich Bane and Nashor's Tooth and do some auto attacking.
  13. This build is very off-meta and not performing good in every scenario, but it is very fun to play.

Tips and Tricks

General
  1. Usually the best targets for hunt (Kindred's Passive) are melee/tank champions. Especially in the early game.
Riot
  1. Moving around between attacks while jungling will help you avoid damage and also generate more heals from Wolf's Frenzy.
  2. Pick which Hunts you want to pursue carefully; getting many of them is the key to success as the game goes on.
  3. Don't go in first to a large team fight. Wait for your teammates to initiate.

Skill Order

  • Kindred [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Dance of Arrows
  • Kindred [object Object] ability.
    W
    Wolf's Frenzy
  • Kindred [object Object] ability.
    E
    Mounting Dread
  • Kindred [object Object] ability.
    R
    Lamb's Respite

Items

Starting items
Haunting Guise item.
Rush this
Liandry's Torment item.
Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
For mana problems
Rod of Ages item.
Seraph's Embrace item.
Tear of the Goddess item.
Good items
Blackfire Torch item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.
Horizon Focus item.
Shadowflame item.
Riftmaker item.
Situational items
Nashor's Tooth item.
Morellonomicon item.
Imperial Mandate item.
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Banshee's Veil item.
Lich Bane item.
Against high MR
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Void Staff item.
Cryptbloom item.
Counter healing
Oblivion Orb item.
Morellonomicon item.
Counter shields
Serpent's Fang item.
Fun item that works with DoTs
The Collector item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Sorcery item.
Seeker's Armguard item.
Elixir of Iron item.
Example final build
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Liandry's Torment item.
Shadowflame item.
Blackfire Torch item.
Riftmaker item.
Void Staff item.