“Kennen is able to pick fights whenever he desires with his range advantage in the lane. He is able to disengage very easily with his e + passive w stun and is a pain to punish since he can just sit back and q farm until his jungler is ready for a gank. In this lane look to q "bear trap on a rop" farm and freeze the wave near your turret until your jungler is able to assist you.”
“Playing aggressive against him early and shoving him under his tower tends to be the better option, as he suffers from the same effect we have when pushed in. Side step his abilities and try not to get too close when you are hit, as he can stun you. If you are under your tower, and he decides to all in you with his (R) it would be wise to have a stopwatch in the early game, if you wanna be extra cautious. When he uses Zhonya's Hourglass and & tries to flash away shroom his feet immediately as he enters stasis as he nor any other champion can flash out of setting it off as they changed how it interacts.”
“Go Fleet Footwork. Annoying ass rat champion, you only kill him if his monitor is turned off. He beats you in lane and he outscales you. Make sure to follow his tp plays. Try to ult him away from ur team when he ults. Pray ur team is better.”
“Kennen is just annoying in lane and hard to kill but he shouldn't really kill you either, early merc treads can be good since he has a lot of CC, flash E can also secure you kills in this lane, but you probably won't be going for many normal E's unless he gets out of position or you bait him in well. Both champs scale pretty decently in teamfights but he can't do anything against your splitpush pressure in a sidelane so simply push him in and look for roams and tp plays in the mid game.”
“Can be annoying but doesn't really have kill pressure. You win if even at 6, rush tenacity.”
“I haven't faught a top lane Kennen yet but I faced him as Ahri in mid once. His poke is dreadful even to her. This means hell for top laners. The mobility and poke Kennen has is metaphorical cancer. He also has a lot of stuns when he ults so Legend tenacity is a must pick rune. Mercs will help also.”
“You can start Corrupting Potions or Dorans shield. In laning phase try to avoid his Qs and be mindful of how many shock stacks he has applied to you. Do not let him harass you early with poke. Farm and try to go for short trades and learn the pattern of his stun. Once you have 2 shock stacks, wait about .5 seconds to parry as he will most likely use his W then. Try to play for late game, and buy Quick silver sash for team fights”
“Don't fight on the first levels.
Be the first to trade with your R.”
“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 4th auto is empowered that also applies a mark of his passive.
If you see that he wastes the 4th 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.”
“You lose level 1 and level 2 you beat him, level 3 you lose again, play passive and farm, you beat him later”