Yasuo Build Guide by Doublestrife
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Threats to Yasuo with this build
|Lux||This has to be your easiest lane ever. They'd usually underestimate you. But you can easily kill her. (NOT A THREAT)|
|Twisted Fate||Windwall, nuff said. No seriously, windwall. That's practically it. ( Wut / Wut?)|
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Hey guys, Doublestrife here, I am a Summoner at the PH Server,I main mid lane champions such as Zed LeBlanc, Ahri and our ever so loving, Yasuo. So without further ado, lemme introduce you with, with another guide, for this guide, we're talking about Yasuo, the Wanderer/Unforgiven.
Yasuo is a melee, assasin. Crits are his thing, so try to build out Statikk Shiv, Infinity Edge and a bunch more. Although very mobile, and 1 hit killer, try to build him as tanky as possible, because without tank items, you will be decimated. And so, let's get started.
When your in ranked, its nice to pick Yasuo second, because as soon as there are a bunch of skill shot champions, it'd be worth it, otherwise, they'd counter you.
Way of the Wanderer is a passive that has 2 purposes, 1 to double his crit, but reduce the amount of damage given, and 2, to have Flow. He's first passive, is why you build Statikk Shiv first. He can do incredible damage, with only his statikk. His second passive, is the Flow Shield, this allows Yasuo to be a little tanky at early game, once his shield is proc'd, he instantly gets a shield. Note: If he get's hit with 1 damage that can kill him, he's shield won't proc.
Steel Tempest is Yasuo's stacks, depending on how much attack speed he has, he's Q is reduced in an equal percentage to how much his aspd is, the max cd for this is 83% if I can remember. His Steel Tempest is a basic attack, so it procs Statikk Shiv and Frozen Mallet.
Windwall allows Yasuo that blocks any enemy projectile heading his way, acting like a wall, will negate this. Turret shots are not included :P
Sweeping Blade is Yasuo's gap closer, it dashes to a nearby target, the cd of this is only half a second, but you can't dash to the same target twice. Use Sweeping Blade to get through battles and cs better, use the Sweeping Blade on enemy champions who are about to die, so that you don't can to dash on a target that doesn't die yet. Remember, the wrong use of Sweeping Blade can end your wandering days.
Last Breath is what makes Yasuo, well Yasuo, he certainly does when the battle is long. This serves him right, Last Breath makes you dash to the enemy (knocked airborne only) and proc damage against them. After that, you gain armor penetration, and some damage as well. Use Last Breath instantly you hit the squishies, do not tower dive without any support, or critical damage items.
This item will do good to champions that can't burst you down that early. ( Ahri, Xerath, Lulu, etc.)
Well this item will do really well for you, not only the crit, but the unique passive, each time you move you build up "Statikk Energy" and allows you to strike with lightning, each time you move, including when you move with your Sweeping Blade MUST BUY
We get this second because that's when champions like Jax, and Irelia START building tanky items, so better get this baby quick to damage them without them being tanky enough. MUST BUY
You might be asking, "DOBLESTRAYF!! Why pick Blade of the Ruined King over The Bloodthirster?" Well 1, you benefit from the active, the aspd, and damage altogether, from The Bloodthirster you just benefit from alot of damage and really good lifesteal. But that's besides the point, with Blade of the Ruined King you can beat their entire team. But with the BotRK, you can win the lanes easily, proccing your Q every 1 - 2 seconds. So that you'd be more useful in the team. MUST BUY
Well, we got a tank item over here. And that is correct, you'd want this certain tank item for chasing and the health and armor makes it not bad. MUST BUY
I love this item, most likely, if your getting setted on, in 1v2 or 1v1 situations, you'd escape, or get to kill them all the more. This will save your life all the time. I LOVE THIS ITEM it's a MUST BUY.
I don't like this item, to me this is a.... :/ I just don't like it. It's OPTIONAL. But you deserve better :P I still recommend Banshee's Veil over this.
I love this item, but i hardly use this. I RECOMMEND getting this when you got Ninja Tabi or Berzerker's Greaves.
Farming and Warding
Farming is simple, you either proc your Q, or use your E, note that when your using E, you have to use it consistently, so that you won't be out of place. Remember to ward the areas, such as the bush behind the red buff. Once you know that you're clear. Kill their mid laner. ~ Hey, life of a wanderer :P
Teamfights and Combos.
Now here's the fun part..
Requires the following:
Now, position yourself, in the middle of the team, or at the sidelines.
Get a perfect position to be able to knock them all up. If your relying on your teammates such as Wukong, Malphite, Orianna etc.. Then tell them when to go in. Most likely these guys are banned, so it's up to you.
Once your soaring in the sky. You have 2 seconds to find the adr in the mid-air. Using your Blade of the Ruined King, slow and take the Tank's speed, and aim for the ADR, or APC. Remember you still have wind wall up. Now in most cases, this will happen, but if not.. There are others.. Such as.
Use the creeps to get around, practice using Sweeping Blade by cs-ing with them. Once your satisfied/better go and E to your enemy, and punch that Q, and E to a creep back, usually your Flow is the one shielding you there. So you're safe..
There's a video in YouTube.com of a guy teaching how to move around the jungle with Yasuo, dashing from camp to camp. This will help alot. Try to learn it, and practice.
I find Yasuo an AMAZING CHAMPION who every assasin, mid laner should find out how to play. It will help alot in mechanics, and positioning. Anyways, I hope you enjoyed my guide. And i'd see you guys next time PEACE!