Kindred Wild Rift Build & Guide

Kindred Wild Rift

S+ Tier

Class: Marksman

Best Kindred Wild Rift build guide for Season 11 Patch 5.0 of WR. With our Kindred guide you will learn which items to build, runes to select, skill order, who counters Kindred, and how to use abilities properly.

Recommended Builds

Starting Item Long Sword
Boots Boots of Dynamism Stasis Enchant
Core Items Trinity Force Bloodthirster Infinity Edge
Complete Build Trinity Force Bloodthirster Stasis Enchant Infinity Edge Mortal Reminder Magnetic Blaster
Kraken Slayer
Giant Slayer
Legend: Alacrity
Bone Plating
Starting Item Long Sword
Boots Berserker’s Greaves Stasis Enchant
Core Items Trinity Force Blade of the Ruined King Phantom Dancer
Complete Build Trinity Force Blade of the Ruined King Stasis Enchant Phantom Dancer Mortal Reminder Infinity Edge
Giant Slayer
Legend: Alacrity
Sudden Impact

Kindred Wild Rift Build Recommendation

Here are Item Build Recommendations that works on this champion and which are the best build for Kindred Wild Rift in this patch.

Champion Hunters

Trinity Force Bloodthirster Stasis Enchant Infinity Edge Mortal Reminder Magnetic Blaster

This Kindred Wild Rift Build is her standard build to decimate and hunt enemies as much as possible. They’re equipped with tons of Attack Damage, Armor Penetration, and Critical Strike Damage, with a stasis enchantment to provide survivability if things go out of her way. This build will also enable her to hunt for stacks as it provides the most damage possible.

Eternal Hunters

Trinity Force Blade of the Ruined King Stasis Enchant Phantom Dancer Mortal Reminder Infinity Edge

This alternative Kindred Wild Rift Build provides a generous amount of Attack Damage, Critical Strike Damage, and Movement Speed, which is essential for junglers like Kindred. Trinity Force and Phantom Dancer’s movement speed can provide great jungle pathing, resulting in a good gank for Kindred. It is also good against tanks due to the armor penetration of Blade of the Ruined King and Mortal Reminder, shredding through their HPs.

Runes for Kindred in Wild Rift

For Kindred Wild Rift, you can pick between Kraken Slayer and Conqueror for their Keystone. Kraken Slayer is great for shredding tanks if tons of them are in the enemy team. At the same time, Conqueror would also be great if there were no tanks on your team, as it provides survivability like Physical Vamp. It also provides attack damage so more damage overall for Kindred. Brutal is great even to add more firepower to her normal attacks, while the Giant Slayer further boosts their damage against enemy tanks. Legend: Alacrity adds more attack speed as an essential stat for a normal attack champion like Kindred. Bone Plating adds more survivability, while Sudden Impact further boosts Kindred’s damage after using her dash to engage in combat.


In our Kindred Wild Rift Guide, here are the best champion spells that you can equip on her.

Wild Rift Flash

Flash has been a must-have for all champions, as it provides great utility, making them blink through any terrain or escape dangerous scenarios.

On the other hand, it is beneficial to equip Smite, as Kindred is a jungle champion. They need it to eliminate jungle camps as soon as possible to provide ganks and other support a jungle champion can do.

Skill Order


Kindred in Wild Rift can start by taking Wolf’s Frenzy at level one. This ability can help her clear jungle camps fast with the help of her wolf’s damage. She can also have decent sustain due to its passive heal. Then, she can take Dance of Arrows next, as having mobility as a jungle champion can help you gank and position better. It can help Kindred leap through walls to set up great ganks for your teammates. Next is Mounting Dread. This ability can further benefit Kindred, enabling her to deal enormous damage and eliminate key opponents, such as enemy marksmen. Lastly, Kindred must level up her ultimate, Lamb’s Respite as much as possible, as it can help turn the fight around by preventing champions from dying inside her ultimate.


Infernal Chains

Kindred can mark targets to Hunt. Completing a Hunt permanently empowers Kindred’s basic abilities. Every 4 hunts completed also increases Kindred’s basic attack range.

Infernal Chains

Kindred tumbles and shoots up to three arrows at nearby targets.

Infernal Chains

Wolf enrages and attacks enemies around him. Lamb passively gains stacks by moving and attacking. When fully charged, Lamb’s next attack restores health.

Infernal Chains

Lamb fires a carefully placed shot, slowing the target. If Lamb attacks the target two more times, her third attack instead directs Wolf to pounce on the enemy, savaging them for massive damage.

Infernal Chains

Lamb grants all living things inside a zone a respite from death. Until the effect ends, nothing can die. In the end, units are healed.

Abilities Analysis

Passive | Mark of the Kindred

Kindred’s passive ability makes her one of the best heroes in the late game. Each stack will provide a bonus attack range for Lamb and her second ability, Mounting Dread. You’ll mow down enemies when the late game arrives if you eliminate marked enemy champions and units. Make sure to utilize this ability and stack as many as possible, as it will be Kindred’s bread and butter for winning the game.

Additionally, to get a guaranteed kill on marked enemies, Kindred must position themselves properly if a mark appears on the mini-map. Make sure to ward and take space near the marked one. However, if Kindred fails to eliminate the marked enemy unit, opposing champions can take it down and will not benefit Kindred.

Kindred Passive

Q | Dance of Arrows

On cast, Kindred will do a short leap and shoot up to three arrows into the enemy. This ability enables Kindred to be more agile in combat. A well-timed Dance of Arrows can also help you escape tough situations. On the other hand, this ability can also help to pursue escape enemy champions. Additionally, this ability can help Kindred leap through thin walls and make a good position with it in the jungle.

Kindred Dance of Arrows Wild Rift

W | Wolf’s Frenzy

This ability provides two benefits to Kindred. On cast, Wolf will be enraged and attack an enemy in a certain area. This ability provides additional damage that can help take down enemy champions faster. Meanwhile, its passive ability provides a small healing to Kindred after hitting a normal attack at full stack. Additionally, the stack will build up as she moves, so movement is your friend with Kindred.

Kindred Mounting Dread Wild Rift

E | Mounting Dread

This ability is one of Kindred’s key abilities. This skill also makes her one of the best jungle champions in the game. Enemies caught will be slowed and receive tons of damage if hit three times by Kindred. You should cast this ability at the start of combat, activating the third hit as soon as possible. This will give Kindred an immediate advantage, so activate it if you think you would proc the third normal hit.

Kindred Mounting Dread Wild Rift

R | Lamb’s Respite

When cast, this ability requires great timing, as everyone will not die as long as they’re inside the ultimate. This can turn around team fights, especially when you prevent your team from dying, thanks to her ultimate. However, enemy units can also not die while inside of it, so be wary of when to cast it.

Kindred Lamb's Respite WR

Kindred Early Game Guide

In the game’s early stages, Kindred can start in the Red buff as a normal attack champion. It can help Kindred to slow and burn enemies off if they want to gank an opposing lane champion.

Additionally, Kindred needs to power farm as much as possible, prioritizing stacks as much as possible. They can also target an enemy champion, as it can provide additional stacks for Kindred’s passive. Lastly, always remember that Kindred must build first to get powerful in the late game.

Kindred Late Game Guide

In the late game, Kindred is a powerful champion who can decimate enemies even in team fights. Kindred can burst opponents with her normal attacks and Q ability, so target vulnerable champions like mages and marksmen to be effective. However, if Kindred gets behind, she must prioritize farming again, as it is hard to play if they’re behind.


For our Kindred Wild Rift Guide, we highly recommend using Kindred with the following champions as they synergize well with her.

Janna WR

Janna is a great champion to pair with Kindred, as she can knock enemies out of Kindred’s ultimate with her own ultimate, Monsoon. Also, Janna can provide survivability for Kindred with her shields.

Lulu WR

Lulu is also one of the good champions to play with Kindred. Her utility can be useful for team fights, such as her ultimate, Wild Growth. This ability can further enhance Kindred’s survivability, while also having attack speed from Pix.

All Kindred Wild Rift Counter Champions

In this section, we’ll specifically show champions that can easily counter Kindred in Wild Rift.


Kha’zix can greatly counter Kindred, especially those proficiently using him. He will try to catch you in the jungle and strip off your own jungle resources. His whole kit is great in a 1v1 scenario so it is best to avoid him in a duel at any cost.

Wild Rift Kayn

Kayn is also an exceptional champion at countering Kindred, as he can walk through walls while dishing out tons of damage. He can one-shot Kindred with his combo, especially if Kindred gets caught off guard in the jungle.

Pros & Cons About Kindred

Here are some pros and cons if you are playing with Kindred in Wild Rift.


  • Strong early game and late game if played correctly
  • Great Mobility
  • Ranged Champion, great at kiting enemies
  • High Tempo Champion


  • Hard to play when behind
  • Squishy and easy to get killed with poor positioning
  • High skill ceiling

FAQ's About Kindred in Wild Rift

How good is Kindred in Wild Rift?

Kindred in Wild Rift is an S-tier champion. This champion is dangerous to the hands of a great Kindred player, as they can burst and take objectives easily with great positioning. On the other hand, if you’re just starting and don’t know how to use her, it would be very hard as she is a squishy champion who can ultimately get you behind when you make a mistake.

What role / lane should I play with Kindred in Wild Rift?

Kindred in Wild Rift can be played comfortably in the jungle with her great jungle-clearing capabilities and mobility. It is also perfect for ganks and taking objectives, as she can also provide great survivability to her team with her ultimate.

What are the best runes for Kindred in Wild Rift?

Conqueror and Kraken Slayer are the best runes for Kindred, as they provide Attack Damage and a bit of survivability with Conqueror’s Physical Vamp. Kraken Slayer would also be great if Kindred were against tanks, as it can shred enemy HPs.

What is the best build for Kindred in Wild Rift?

According to our Kindred Wild Rift Guide, it is best to equip her Trinity Force, Infinity Edge, Bloodthirster, and Mortal Reminder for tons of attack and critical strike damage. Additionally, Kindred can build Blade of the Ruined King if she is against tanky champions, helping her to shred them.

When is the release date of Kindred in Wild Rift

Kindred is expected to arrive in Wild Rift on March 29th, 2024.