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How to Build Senna in Season 11? – The Best Runes, Items, and More!

by Zaraki Kenpachi

Welcome to our build guide for Senna, the Redeemer. In this post, we will lay out the best runes, items, and strategies for the champion. We will tell you what and why you should pick, as well as give you the fundamentals of winning with Senna. Let’s begin.

Senna build

Ever since her release, Senna has pretty been obnoxious in the support role. Although she can be played as ADC as well, her playstyle is much more suited for the support. The reason for this is because Senna doesn’t necessarily need to farm to deal damage. Her passive works all the same and she is better at being a healing + damaging support, rather than a simple ADC.

The Senna build that we’re showcasing here has the highest win rate currently. It’s constructed to give you enough defensiveness in the early game, and a large amount of peeling and damage later on. We highly recommend you to follow the runes and items presented below. And if you do you will see an instant success with Senna!

However, we have to note that there are multiple different builds for Senna in season 11. Different runes can be synergized with different items. One notable combination is Glacial Augment and Kraken Slayer. This is a well-balanced strategy, but it’s a bit weaker than the one we’re advocating for. So, let’s check it now!

LoL Season 11 Senna Build – Runes

Senna build runes

Runes in order:

  • Grasp of the Undying
  • Font of Life
  • Bone Plating
  • Revitalize
  • Presence of Mind
  • Legend: Alacrity

Grasp of the Undying

Rune - Grasp of the Undying

The fundamental rune in our Senna build here is Grasp of the Undying. This is a standard tank keystone that provides a bit of an extra damage and healing. You trigger it through your auto-attacks and the effect is available every 4 seconds in combat.

So why do we want Grasp of the Undying on Senna? Well, this rune deals 4% bonus damage based on your max Health. Here we focus on building tanky items on Senna, such as Frostfire Gauntlet. As a result, we turn Senna into a ranged tank that also deals a significant amount of damage every 4 seconds!

Font of Life

Rune - Font of Life

The rune that you want to select in the second row of the Resolve tree is Font of Power. It works very well with your W which roots the target in place and activates its effect. Font of Power marks the enemies you CC for 4 seconds. And if your teammates damage them during this period, they will get healed for a small amount. It’s not the most important choice, but it’s pretty useful.

Bone Plating

Rune - Bone Plating

Here we have Bone Plating. Simply put, Bone plating is one of the best defensive runes in the game, especially against burst damage. The way it works is by reducing the incoming damage once in 45 seconds. This can be enough to survive an all-in by LeBlanc, Zed, or Talon, so make sure to pick it up.


Rune - Revitalize

And Revitalize is the last rune you should take from Resolve. It’s a baseline 5% Heal improvement and 10% more whenever your allies are below 40% HP. Anything that can help you heal more on Senna is recommended and Revitalize is one of the best runes to have.

Note that Overgrowth, which is on the same row, works well with the idea we mentioned above – more max HP equals more damage. However, it isn’t necessary for we don’t recommend it in 100% of your games.

Presence of Mind

Rune - Presence of Mind

For the secondary runes, you want a bit of Precision. Presence of Mind is a brilliant way to keep your mana regeneration healthy throughout the game. Its effects proc when you damage an enemy champion and takedowns restore 15% mana. This can be very useful in team fights, especially later on. So always include Presence of Mind in your Senna build!

Legend: Alacrity

Rune - Legend Alacrity

In the end, we have Legend: Alacrity. Senna doesn’t normally require much attack speed and you can skip this rune entirely. However, the bonus attack speed does make the whole gameplay smoother and you’ll avoid canceling the basic attack animations. As the rest of the options on this row, Legend: Alacrity works with stacks. Each minion, monster, or champion kill grants you stack, so you can quickly max it out.

The runes in this Senna build are structured in a way to give you many advantages. With Grasp of the Undying and Resolve, you’re much less likely to die in the lane. Instead, you have healthier trades and more reliable scaling. On top of that, Precision gives you enough mana regeneration and attack speed for the entire game, so you can focus your gold elsewhere.

Now let’s check the items you should buy on Senna!

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LoL Season 11 Senna Build – Items

Senna build items

Items in order:

  • Frostfire Gauntlet
  • Guinsoo’s Rageblade
  • Black Cleaver
  • Rapid Firecannon
  • Redemption
  • Berserker’s Greaves

Frostfire Gauntlet

Item - Frostfire Gauntlet

As we mentioned above, we want Frostfire Gauntlet as our mythic item because of all its defensive stats. However, the biggest reason why Senna absolutely needs this item in her build is because of the absence of Glacial Augment. Frostfire Gauntlet works in the same way, providing a slow effect through your basic attacks. It’s really a complete item on Senna and it’s currently the strongest option by far.

Guinsoo’s Rageblade

Item - Guinsoo's Rageblade

Riot Games recently went on a crusade to completely nerf this Senna build. They did a couple of changes to Guinsoo’s Rageblade, but the power is still here. Besides its obvious bonuses, Rageblade has a fantastic passive effect that most people forget. Seething Strike makes it so every third basic attack procs your on-hit effect twice. This means that both the Frostfire Gauntlet and the Grasp of the Undying effects can be applied twice if they line up as third attacks. It’s a very powerful addition so don’t skip it!

Black Cleaver

Item - Black Cleaver

Next on the list is Black Cleaver. This is simply a further contribution to your primary goal – getting more maximum Health and more damage. Black Cleaver has a very beneficial stats for Senna, not to mention its passive. With it, your auto-attacks will shred your opponent’s Armor, which is one more way of assisting your allies. You can go up to 30% Armor reduction and help your team take down everyone, including the tanks.

Rapid Firecannon

Item - Rapid Firecannon

Rapid Firecannon is another must in this Senna build. It extends the range of your first auto-attack and grants more attack speed and more critical strike. This is absolutely vital because you need to reach your enemy in order to apply your slow and the rest of your on-hit effects. Senna often struggles to keep up with a running enemy champion if she can’t apply her Frostfire Gauntlet or her Glacial Augment. So having Rapid Firecannon is more than recommended!


Item - Redemption

As a fifth item, you can go with pretty much anything on Senna. Our personal recommendation is Redemption and here is why. If you manage to get the four items we’ve listed above, you will have no problem with either damage or survival. Redemption is a nice way to assist all of your teammates, especially in the late game. Remember that Redemption can be used even after death, so the value of the item is doubled.

Berserker’s Greaves

Item - Berserker's Greaves

To keep enemies slowed for a longer period of time, you also need Berserker’s Greaves. These boots give attack speed and make you hit much more faster. Combined with the rest of the items in this build, Senna can rely on an excellent attack speed ratio. You can also go for Mercury’s Treads or Plated Steelcaps, but only in certain situations.

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Situational Items

One of the greatest things about Senna is the fact that she benefits from nearly all AD items in the game, no matter if they’re intended for marksmen, bruisers, tanks, or assassins. As an example, you can always swap out Redemption for a Guardian Angel or Wit’s End. The first item grants you a “cheat death” effect while the second helps you out against multiple AP champions.

Another thing that you should be aware of is the power of the Lethality items and the Grievous Wounds. Umbral Glaive is always a good option on Senna and it even helps with clearing wards and setting up vision around the map.

On the other hand, Chempunk Chainsword is your best friend when dealing with champions like Yummi, Sona, Seraphine, Vladimir, or Viego. The amount of healing and self-healing those champions have is absolutely insane, so you need a way to stop them. Other than that, keep close to the original Senna build laid here and you’ll be all right!

LoL Season 11 Senna Build – Summoner’s Spells

There a couple of options that you can shuffle through when it comes to Summoner’s Spells. Flash and Barrier are the go-to in many games, with Exhaust being very valuable against assassins. You can also communicate with your ADC and take Heal, so they can pick something better as well.

Summoner's Spell - Flash
Summoner's Spell - Barrier

Flash + Barrier =

recommended in most games.

Summoner's Spell - Flash
Summoner's Spell - Heal

Flash + Heal =

if your ADC is running Exhaust or Teleport.

Summoner's Spell - Flash
Summoner's Spell - Exhaust

Flash + Exhaust =

helpful against assassins and burst damage.

Senna’s Skill Order

Skill Order

The skill order for Senna has been the same ever since she joined League of Legends. Q is your most important ability, at least in the early stages of the game. It is your highest damage dealing spell, but also your only way supporting your carry. Senna’s Q can be reset with auto-attacks, so make sure to include them between your spells. Later on, you can focus on maxing your W second and your E third. And, of course, your ultimate whenever you can!

Senna ability - Q
Senna ability - W
Senna ability - E
Senna ability - R

Q > W > E > R

or Q> E > W > R in some cases.

LoL Senna Build for ARAM in Season 11


ARAM Senna build runes

Runes in order:

  • Glacial Augment
  • Magical Footwear
  • Biscuit Delivery
  • Approach Velocity
  • Presence of Mind
  • Legend: Alacrity


ARAM Senna build items

Items in order:

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  • Kraken Slayer
  • Manamune
  • Guinsoo’s Rageblade
  • Rapid Firecannon
  • The Collector
  • Berserker’s Greaves

Additonal Info

In ARAM, you have the freedom to shake things up and try a different Senna build. We highly advise you to play the Glacial Augment + Kraken Slayer build here, simply because you don’t need all the extra Health. Instead, you can focus on being much more aggressive and purchase Kraken Slayer to destroy your opponents.

Another popular purchase here is Manamune. Howling Fjord can be quite chaotic and you’ll be constantly spamming your abilities. So having Tear of the Goddes to increase your maximum mana is always good. And keep in mind that Manamune now converts your mana into AD right away and not only at max stacks!

One more thing to mention here is The Collector. This is one of the best AD items in League of Legends and it’s by far the most powerful one in ARAM. It executes targets below 5% HP, which lets you successfully snipe champions with your R.

Is Senna a Good Support in LoL?

Yes, absolutely! Senna is currently one of the most played and the most useful of supports. Not only does she offer a lot of safety in the lane, thanks to her Q and E, but she also does a lot of damage. If Senna manages to snowball a lead, she can easily 1v1 the enemy ADC and carry team fights by herself. It’s definitely a champion for people that like to play aggressively and get leads early on.

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