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League of Legends S12: Kindred Jungle Build Guide

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League of Legends S12: Kindred Jungle Build Guide

Find out all you need to know to build Kindred Jungle in League of Legends Season 12, including runes, items, and skill order.

League of Legends S12: Kindred Jungle Build Guide

From runes to items, gameplay tips amd more, we've put together a guide to help you master playing Kindred in the jungle in League of Legends.

Be mindful that there are several ways to build and play a champion, and you'll need to be adaptable as the game and the enemy team progress.

That said, this guide is a good starting point to helping you get to grips with the champion and making an impact in your games.


Kindred Rune Choices - League of Legends
Kindred Rune Choices

Core Items

Kraken Slayer

3400 Gold

The Collector

3000 Gold


Kraken Slayer is perfect on Kindred, as it synergises well with Mounting Dread.

The Collector reinforces your damage output, while making it easier for Kindred to eliminate targets. Pairing Mounting Dread with the passive of Kraken Slayer will bring most enemies to low health.

Other good items include Rapid FirecannonInfinity Edge, and Wit's End.

Starting Item & Boots

Refillable Potion

150 Gold

Jungle Item

350 Gold

Berserker's Greaves

1100 Gold

Skill Order

While your choices may differ according to how the game progresses, the typical Kindred skill priority is:

R > Q > W > E

Summoner Spells

These are the summoner spells most typically taken by Kindred in this role. Naturally, this may change depending on match-ups.

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Kindred scales very well thanks to her passive, and can be explosive later on in the game. Focus on securing marks, and if you've done well enough, you should shred through any kind of enemy champion - tanks included. 

  • Level 1 - Take W - Wolf's Frenzy, to help with jungle clear. 
  • Level 2 - Take Q - Dance of Arrows, for a dodge and more damage. 
  • First Back - Boots will grant you greater attack speed, or you can build towards Kraken Slayer with a Noonquiver.

Tips & Tricks

  • A large source of damage is based on your passive. Focus on collecting marks, but be careful not to be too greedy invading the enemy jungle.
  • Dance of Arrows momentarily increases attack speed, and crucially, allows you to hop over walls.
  • Mounting Dread is more effective on enemies below 15% health, increasing as your crit chance increases. 
  • Lamb's Respite can often change the course of a fight. Use it when your team is about to die, for a possible turnaround in teamfight fortunes.
  • Casting Wolf's Frenzy reduces the cooldown of Dance of Arrows to 2 seconds, as does using Dance of Arrows within the Wolf's Frenzy area of effect.
  • Make the most of the slow on Wolf's Frenzy when farming jungle monsters, in order to take as little damage as possible.
  • When preparing a gank, don't forget to manually mark the target champion - although it reveals your intentions, building marks is the key to success on Kindred.


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