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League of Legends Build Guide Author Withdrew123

Lee Sin ~ I'm Blind. But I Can Feel You.

Withdrew123 Last updated on November 27, 2011
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Team 1

Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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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.



Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 9

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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As a young teen, Lee Sin was intent on becoming a summoner. His will and dedication were unmatched by any of his peers, and his skill drew the attention of Reginald Ashram, the League's High Councilor at the time. While studying at the Arcanum Majoris, Lee Sin became frustrated with instruction paced for the other students. He spent his free time researching the nuances of summoning in hopes of graduating sooner. He made amazing advances in his arcane studies, surpassing all other students. By all indications, he would have become one of the League's greatest summoners were it not for one terrible mistake. Too impatient, he attempted to test his ability by summoning a beast from the Plague Jungles. What he summoned instead was a young boy, but not in one piece. He barely had time to look the boy in what was once his face before the jumbled human mass fell lifeless to the floor. A League investigation later revealed that the boy's entire village was obliterated by feedback from the ritual.

Lee Sin's talents were so promising that the League was willing to overlook the incident, but he could never forgive himself. He left the Institute and journeyed to the Shojin Monastery for eternal repentance, swearing never to practice magic again. Years later, hoping to atone for his crime with martyrdom, he set himself ablaze as a protest of the Noxian occupation of Ionia. He remained alive in this state, enduring searing agony for weeks. His actions paved the way for a League match wherein Ionia prevailed, but by the time he was doused, his eyes had been burned completely from their sockets. Hailed as a savior, he was reborn, and his will to act invigorated. He joined the League of Legends to continue his atonement with sweat and blood, a true monk's only possessions.

''The actions of one may sunder the world, but the efforts of many may rebuild it.'' - Lee Sin

Hello, Withdrew123 with another hopefully-good guide. This time on Lee Sin as a Jungler. Lee Sin is a great jungler, with quite alot of burst damage and a shield that gives lifesteal. He has great assassin abilities, too, with the ability to dash in and out of combat. He is one of the best junglers in my opinion.

Table of Contents:
1. Introduction/Contents
2. Runes and Why
3. Masteries
4. Items (Quite tanky)
5. Skills
6. Skill Sequence
7. Summoner Spells
8. Pros/Cons
9. Jungling
10. Team Fights
11. Ganking
12. Summary
13. Additional Info

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Runes and Why

The Greater Mark of Desolation will help you with jungling, by of course giving you more damage from the armor penetration.

The Greater Seal of Armor are for early game armor, so you can have the survivability for the jungle creeps. You don't want the # at 18 runes since you really won't need armor to survive jungle creeps, and you probably won't even be jungling anymore in late game.

The Greater Glyph of Magic Resist are for flat Magic Resistance, they make you tankier and (of course) more resistant to casters.

The Greater Quintessence of Desolation are for, of course, early game creep damage.

For the Secondary Jungle, I get these runes:

The Greater Mark of Attack Damage runes are for flat attack damage for early game.

The Greater Seal of Armor are for survivability in the jungle early game.

The Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist are for Magic Resistance late game.

Finally, the Greater Quintessence of Desolation is of course for the Armor Penetration.

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For Masteries you want to go with 21-9-0, getting all the Offense Masteries for AD/DPS, and the Hardiness , Tough Skin , and Bladed Armor .

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The first item for jungling Lee Sin you want to pick up is Vampiric Scepter. Then you want to buy Cloth Armor and a few Health Potion. After that, buy a Wriggle's Lantern and go for Mercury's Treads next. You want to start building Phage into Frozen Mallet once you have your Treads. Next two items should be Atma's Impaler and Warmog's Armor. The last two should be The Bloodthirster and Guardian Angel. Before the The Bloodthirster though, you should sell your Wriggle's Lantern. If the other team is more AD oriented, get a Thornmail if they're more AP oriented get a Force of Nature and if there are both get a Guardian Angel.

For the Secondary build you want to pick up a Cloth Armor and x5 Health Potion. After go with the first build and get Wriggle's Lantern. Mercury's Treads or whatever boots you feel comfortable with are the ones you should get. Phage into Trinity Force, followed up with Warmog's Armor and Atma's Impaler. For the last two items, The Bloodthirster and Guardian's Angel are what I like, but switch them out with anything you need for the certain match. (Switch out Wriggle's Lantern for The Bloodthirster.

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(Passive Ability): After Lee Sin uses an ability, his next 2 autoattacks within 3 seconds gain 50% attack speed and return 15 energy each.
Flurry is a great jungling Passive, it increases your damage output quite a bit.

(Active): Lee Sin shoots a wave of sound in a line, dealing physical damage to the first enemy it encounters and revealing his enemies for 3 seconds. If Sonic Wave hits, Lee Sin can cast Resonating Strike within the next 3 seconds.
Cost: 50 energy
Range: 975
Cooldown: 11/10/9/8/7 seconds
(Active): Lee Sin dashes to the enemy revealed by Sonic Wave, dealing a base amount of damage plus 10% of their missing health as physical damage (Max: 400 damage vs. Monsters).
Cost: 30 energy
Range: 1100
Sonic Wave / Resonating Strike is a great Assassin ability, just hit the enemy and press it again, and gank city.

(Active): Lee Sin dashes towards a target ally unit, shielding them both from damage for the next 5 seconds. After using Safeguard, Lee Sin can cast Iron Will within the next 3 seconds.
Cost: 50 energy
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Range: 700
(Active): For the next 5 seconds, Lee Sin gains bonus lifesteal, spell vamp, and armor.
Cost: 30 energy
Safeguard / Iron Will are two great shielding abilities, especially Iron Will with its active lifesteal. Two decent jungling abilities all shoved into one!

(Active): Lee Sin smashes the ground dealing magic damage to all nearby enemies and revealing them for 4 seconds. If Tempest hits an enemy, Lee Sin can cast Cripple within the next 3 seconds.
Cost: 50 energy
Cooldown: 10 seconds
Radius of AoE: 350
(Active): Lee Sin cripples all enemies revealed by Tempest reducing their movement and attack speed. The movement and attack speed recover gradually over 4 seconds.
Cost: 30 energy
Tempest / Cripple is another good jungling ability, AoE damage that can damage all four wraiths at one time.

(Active): Lee Sin performs a powerful roundhouse kick knocking his target back, dealing physical damage to the target and any enemies they collide with. Enemies the target collides with are briefly knocked into the air.
No cost
Range: 375
Knockback distance: 1,200 (estimate)
Cooldown: 90 / 75 / 60 seconds
Dragon's Rage is a great ultimate. If you kick the enemy tank into the enemy carries, then they're all popped up and damaged. It can damage and CC the whole other team at once.

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Skill Sequence

For your first jungling ability, you should get Safeguard / Iron Will, then Tempest / Cripple, then another point into Safeguard / Iron Will at level 3. The Priority here should be: ---> ---> ---> .

At level 4 get one more Tempest / Cripple then at level 5 get a Sonic Wave / Resonating Strike. At level 6, 11, and 16 get your ult, Dragon's Rage. Level 7 should be Safeguard / Iron Will, level 8 should be Tempest / Cripple, and level 9 and 10 should be more points into Safeguard / Iron Will. At level 12 and 13 upgrade Tempest / Cripple, then at level 14, 15, 17, and 18 upgrade Sonic Wave / Resonating Strike.

For the Secondary build, get Tempest / Cripple, Safeguard / Iron Will, and Sonic Wave / Resonating Strike for your first three levels. The priority here should be: ---> ---> ---> .

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Summoner Spells

For summoner spells, you should, of course, as any other jungler pick up Smite immediately. After that you have an option of Ghost, Exhaust, Flash, or Ignite.

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Great jungling abilities
AoE ability that can damage many creeps
Active lifesteal on a shield ability
Great teamfight ult
Good assassin abilities
All-around good tanky damage dealer

Hard to master
If you don't land Sonic Wave the gank fails

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For a jungling route you should go:

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Team Fights

In team fights you might be initiating if you don't have a dedicated tank. To initiate you want to Sonic Wave / Resonating Strike to the closest champion, and Tempest / Cripple the whole other team. If there's another teammate being focused down, Safeguard / Iron Will to the ally and save his life.

If you're not initiating, then wait just about half a second, find the squishy-damage-dealing carry, Sonic Wave / Resonating Strike to the carry and beat his/her *** down. Either that or even Dragon's Rage him into the enemy team and knock them all up.

You can also Flash in and Dragon's Rage an enemy into the other team for a beatdown. (Or beatup?)

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For ganking, you want to start around level 5-6 so you atleast have your Sonic Wave / Resonating Strike. First of course you don't want to miss with Sonic Wave / Resonating Strike. If you do actually hit, then immediately press Q again and dash towards the enemy. If they're still alive, land a few basic attacks if you can, Tempest / Cripple them, and pick up a kill or even first blood. You could even tank the turret if you had to, just make sure there's an ally or minion nearby and once you kill the enemy Safeguard / Iron Will towards the ally champion or minion.

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All in all, Lee Sin is a great jungler. He's a decent initiator, has good AoE CC, a great assassin ability, active lifesteal with a shield, and a few dashes. He's even fun to play! He's an amazing jungler and fun to play! :D Have fun!

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Additional Info

Same thing here, just comment, constructively criticize, rate, etc etc. Have fun with Lee Sin!!
Thanks to: chf23, Flash actually does work better :).