Easy Difficulty

Press the Attack
Press the Attack
Triumph
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace
Nullifying Orb
Gathering Storm
Attack Speed
Adaptive Force
Magic Resistance

Starting Items

Doran's Blade
Health Potion

Standard Build

Galeforce
Berserker's Greaves
Sanguine Blade
Stormrazor
Infinity Edge
Edge of Night

Situational Items

Mercury's Treads
Maw of Malmortius
Bloodthirster

Cooldowns

Q: 8-4

W: 14-6

E: 10-6

R: 120

R Range: 550

Kennen's Skill Max Order: Q → W → E

Overview

Matchup Tip: If Kennen lands Q on you, wait until the stun stack expires before going for a trade. If Kennen ever uses Q on a minion or if he misses his Q on you, instantly vault him and go for a quick trade. Launch your combo and proc PTA, and then instantly back off after his nearsight wears off. Kennen won't be able to generate enough stacks to stun you if he misses his Q so this allows you to vault aggressively. These short trades are your objectives in this lane. Do not do long trades with Kennen unless he's in kill territory.

Level 1: Kennen will start E or Q. You can Quinn Cheese in this matchup because you hard win level 1 regardless what he starts. Play as aggressive as you can, and zone him off the wave if you get the cheese off.

Level 2: Kennen will have E and Q, but you still win all trades. Play aggressive and side step his Qs or stand behind minions.

Level 3-5: These levels are where you follow the Matchup Tip listed above. Follow this tip for all trades and the lane will be a lot easier.

Level 6+: Kennen can't 1 shot you if you're full HP, but just make sure not to be close to him and low when his R is up. If He Rs you, vault him, AA instantly and then run back as quick as possible. His R range is 25 units greater than the distance that your E pushes you, but if you consume harrier then you have a chance to run out of his R before his second stun hits you. Nullifying Orb is broken in this matchup to survive his all in.

What To Do

I hear about a lot of Quinn's who struggle into Kennen, but recently I've come to almost master the matchup and I hardly have trouble into Kennen now with this build/playstyle.

Read this section carefully, and if you can apply it, then Quinn will hard win the Kennen matchup during laning phase.

I will first explain Kennen's passive because it's important to know Kennen's objective in the lane in order for you to be one step ahead of him.

Kennen's passive functions where Kennen's abilities mark enemy champions with Mark of the Storm for 6 seconds that stacks up to 3 times, and if he stacks 3 marks on you, then he will stun you and restore energy.

To win the Kennen lane as Quinn, your objective is to bait out his Q either by side-stepping Kennen's Q in lane, OR wait for Kennen to wiff his Q on minions.

Now, when Kennen uses his Q ability and it does not hit you, then you should immediately engage on Kennen for a trade.

Your goal in the trade is to proc your PTA on him, and if you are able to land your Q blind on kennen, then go for a longer trade because he can't retaliate if he is blinded.

The reason we wait for Kennen to waste his Q before we go in is because Kennen will simply not be able to apply his passive on us during the trade if he doesn't land his Q, which will result in Quinn hard winning the trade.

Important to note is to try to not use your E vault on Kennen while Kennen's E, Lightning Rush, is up because us vaulting kennen with his E active will apply a mark of his passive on us, so keep that in mind.

If you want to play the matchup even more 5head, then click on Kennen's champion in lane, and on the upper-left corner it will say how many stacks he has on his W passive.

Kennen's W passive functions where every 5th auto is empowered that also applies a mark of his passive.

If you see that he wastes the 5th hit on a minion, then you can engage on him to go for a quick trade before backing off because you will be able to back off in time before he is able to reach 4 stacks to apply the passive mark on you.

Now, post level 6 is obviously the scary part.

Quinn's E, vault actually pushes you at perfect range outside of Kennen's ult, but this interaction is quite difficult to pull off because usually Kennen will ult you not directly in front of you, which means he will likely stun you and nuke you before you can vault away to avoid the stun.

Just play post level 6 a bit safely and don't take bad trades.

If you aren't super far behind, then Kennen's R shouldn't be able to 100-0 you with Nullifying orb rune.

Your goal though if he ults on you is to vault away when you can, and don't fight him inside his ultimate.

The cooldown is 2 minutes, so if he ults you, then you can play the latter part of the lane the way I recommended by engaging when he dodges Q.

Just don't play too aggresive when Kennen's R is up :) I recommend to watch youtube videos for how I play against Kennen on the side here so you can see exactly how I win trades against Kennen in action.