Tank Kindred Build

Tank Kindred build with runes and items. Tank Kindred guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Tank Kindred build in League of Legends Patch 14.11!

Updated: 2024-05-19 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Kindred and build Tank.
Tank Kindred ARAM build with Jak'Sho. Get tanky and adapt to enemy team!
Kindred ARAM modifiers
DMG done +10%
DMG taken -10%

TLDR

Starting items
Guardian's Horn should be final item in your build.
Ruby Crystal should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Kindred ability Dance of Arrows should be leveled first.
Q
Kindred ability Wolf's Frenzy should be leveled second.
W
Kindred ability Mounting Dread should be leveled third.
E
Final items
Mercury's Treads should be final item in your build.
Jak'Sho, The Protean should be final item in your build.
Warmog's Armor should be final item in your build.
Thornmail should be final item in your build.
Spirit Visage should be final item in your build.
Unending Despair should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Grasp of the Undying from Resolve tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Ghost as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Tank Kindred Runes

Resolve
Resolve major tree Grasp of the Undying rune.
Resolve major tree Aftershock rune.
Resolve major tree Guardian rune.
Resolve major tree Demolish rune.
Resolve major tree Font of Life rune.
Resolve major tree Shield Bash rune.
Resolve major tree Conditioning rune.
Resolve major tree Second Wind rune.
Resolve major tree Bone Plating rune.
Resolve major tree Overgrowth rune.
Resolve major tree Revitalize rune.
Resolve major tree Unflinching 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 to play

  1. You start with Guardian's Horn. Your #1 rush should be item that counters enemy team most (MR or Armor item). Get Jak'Sho as #2 item. Then adapt.
  2. You will be more tanky later on, so play more carefully in the early game.
  3. Triumph is better overall (heal + gold), but if you want to have easier time with your mana, go Presence of the Mind.
  4. Guardian's Horn is a surprisingly good item for its price. You can keep it for very long time (or even have it as 6th item).
  5. You need to adapt your items to the game. Enemy team heavy on AP? Buy MR. They heavy on AD? Buy Armor. You need some damage? Well buy that.
  6. Remember to consume your Grasp of the Undying procs!

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
Guardian's Horn item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Boots
Mercury's Treads item.
Plated Steelcaps item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Good tank items
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Good MR items
Force of Nature item.
Spirit Visage item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Good Armor items
Thornmail item.
Randuin's Omen item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Frozen Heart item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Situational items
Trailblazer item.
Knight's Vow item.
Zeke's Convergence item.
Situational DMG items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Runaan's Hurricane item.
Blade of The Ruined King item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Wit's End item.
Overlord's Bloodmail item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Wrath item.
Example final build
Mercury's Treads item.
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Thornmail item.
Spirit Visage item.
Unending Despair item.