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League of Legends Build Guide Author Ediwir

Lee Sin - he excels at everything

Ediwir Last updated on April 2, 2011
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Ability Sequence

1
14
15
17
18
Ability Key Q
2
3
5
7
9
Ability Key W
4
8
10
12
13
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 9


Chapter 1

Welcome :) this is just a very quick guide, for now, since i'm planning to evolve this and modify it during the next days. for now, i found playing Lee Sin as a semi-tanky DPSer works very good, and i want to share with you my (poor, for now) experience with him.

i focus on defensive runes for seals and glyphs, while taking armorpen for marks and quints. HP quints also work very good for the early game, but i think it's a matter of playstyle.

i've seen many Lee Sin using Sonic Wave as first ability. while this is of course good for ranged lasthitting and harassing thanks to the gap-closer, the damage boost isn't that great this way, and your shield is too weak to be of any use. leveling the shield, however, gives you a very high amount of lifesteal, spell vamp, and bonus armor, wich are quite interesting during the early game. you can regenerate a very high amount of health on a minion wave, and your energy bar + doran shield assures you won't be easily forced out of lane. also, shielding your teammate can save him multiple times. and a 30-60% AoE slow is something IMBA. so get them, the %-life component on Resonating Strike will ensure that your first skill still deals damage.

for the items, i go for a Sheen first. your abilities have long cooldowns, yes, but they're easily chainable so that you end up with an ability every two seconds very easily. Ghostblade gives you armorpen and a good amount of speed and damage.
after building those two, you may choose. you can go for banshee/omen first (i'd say banshee, since you already reach a good armor amount with iron will), building up some defence, or rush triforce if things are going really good. i suggest to take Phage first. it gives some hp, damage, and a on-hit slow. Zeal is good, but you don't need attackspeed that much. you already have ghostblade and flurry for that.
after those two (defensive + trinity or trinity + defensive) work on your Bloodthirster. it boosts your lifesteal (30% from iron will + 15-25% from 'thirster) and damage. i know it's not the best offensive item generally speaking, but it's the only way to get damage and lifesteal on a single item, and you need to regenerate your health while fighting.
as last item, close with a second defensive. armor if you got magic resist, magic resist if you got armor.

for now, it's all. wait for an update :)