This jungle Shen guide is by Diamond 1 player and Youtuber Foxdrop. Shen is a great champion due to his global ultimate and ability to be impactful throughout all of the game. He is not the fastest jungler, but is definitely worth playing.
Hi there, I'm Foxdrop and I'm a Diamond 1 jungler on EU West. I run an educational Youtube channel dedicated to helping people improve as players, focusing mostly on jungle. I play many champions in the jungle, including odd picks like Lissandra, Diana, and Thresh. My favourite junglers are Lee Sin,Kha'zix and Shaco.
Shen can be very tanky and can do a significant amount of damage at the same time. His ganks early game can almost guarantee a kill if you land your taunt. You want to be constantly ganking with Shen during the laning phase, because though his jungle clear time is a bit on the slow side, his ganks make up for it. Another factor that makes Shen a unique champion in League of Legends is that he is currently the only champion with a global teleport ultimate, considering Pantheon's ultimate and Twisted Fate's ultimate got nerfed significantly, no longer making them global ultimates. During team fights, you want to get as close as possible to their AD Carry or AP Carry until you are in range to land your taunt. Taunting the AD Carry or AP Carry almost guarantees a kill if your team cooperates with you. Shen is also one of the four champions in League of Legends with a taunt skill, the other three being Rammus, Ahri, and Galio. What makes Shen's taunt better than Ahri's taunt or Rammus' taunt is that Shen's taunt can target multiple champions, meaning Shen can taunt more than one person simultaneously, and if positioned/used properly you can taunt all five enemy champions. Currently, Shen is one of the most unique champions in League of Legends.
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. Shen is one of these shadow warriors, entrusted with the sacred duty of Watching the Stars - exercising judgment untainted by prejudice.
Born to a clan whose members have decorated the ranks of the Kinkou for generations, Shen was trained his entire life to become the Eye of Twilight, and thereupon to dispassionately determine what must be done in the interests of equilibrium. As his final trial to ascend to this position, he was made to attend the Takanu, a ceremony in which his father was tortured before his eyes to test his resolve. Any reaction whatsoever would have resulted in his immediate disqualification, but he never averted his gaze and never blinked, not once. As the Eye of Twilight, Shen must make decisions which would buckle the wills of ordinary men, removing all emotion from the equation. He now works with his fellows Akali and Kennen to enforce the balance of Valoran. This hallowed pursuit has unsurprisingly led the triumvirate to the Fields of Justice.
"The Eye of Twilight sees not the despair of its victims, only the elegance of equilibrium."