Lee Sin Build Guide by Mintymilk
Not Updated For Current Season
Lee Sin Build
Not Updated For Current Season
Hey guys, this is a very quick build on the way I play/build Lee sin. This is a laning Lee guide, not a jungling one. This is my first build, so tell me what I can do to improve in the comments!
Pros / Cons
-Good early/mid/late game
-Takes time to master
-A bit squishy early game
Ok so during team fights, make sure to always shield your AD carry. Find their AD carry/squishy and open up with a Q. As Lee, you can burst him quite quickly, so you should then focus on interupting any harmful enemies Nunu, Malzahar, etc. Remember to never ever use your ult to steal a kill, it is much more useful on interupts than to get 1 kill.
Farming....ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS. You should always try to get Dragon for your team when it is up. Always get yourself that red buff. It is amazing on Lee. Even if you aren't doing well at the beginning of the game, you can still turn it around with some farming. Also, last hit as much as possible! NEVER farm when your team is in a team fight, they need you! Team fights>farming>pokes.
Why Exhaust and Ignite? Well why not? You already have your shield to ward hop/shield and ally, and your Boots of Swiftness for that extra speed. So, you have the mobility, and now you have the damage and CC!
Heal-save it for the support or AD carry
Ghost-same reason as Flash
Revive-you shouldn't die anyways(horrific item)
and others....no. You have a lot of movement speed with boots of swiftness=55 and your W.
You should always start with a Doran's Blade. It gives you the extra damage, and some lifesteal to sustain. Depending on how fed you get, you should get 2 more Doran's Blade or go ahead and get your boots. Boots of Swiftness is very general. If they are heavy AD I recommend Ninja Tabi. Or if they are heavy AP, build Mercury's Treads. If you are not doing as well as you should be, sell your The Bloodthirster for a Armor or a Magic Resist item. Atmogs (warmogs+atmas impaler) should give you enough damage to beat on the enemy team. Your build should be situational, but you should always get Warmog's Armor and an Atma's Impaler those are a MUST.
Boots of Swiftness- Why? That extra speed will allow you to get away from ganks, and chase enemies down no problem.
Warmog's Armor- Why? This is item is what makes Lee tanky. With all this health, is he a tank? a dps?
Atma's Impaler- Why? This is the ultimate item paired with Warmog's Armor. The armor allows AD melee champions to scratch you, and with the effect, it also gives you damage for how much health you have!
guardian's angel- Why? Gives you more armor+some magic resist! Allows you to live again! Doesn't everyone want another chance? :D
The Bloodthirster- Why? It is the best lifesteal item in the game. Provides tons of healing when it has full stacks! Do damage and heal yourself? Talk about OP.
Frozen Mallet- Last but certainly not least, Frozen Mallet. More health, some damage, and a slow?! An ultimate item for chasing enemies.
Force of Nature- Good if the enemy team is AP heavy.
Thornmail-Good if enemy team is AD heavy.
Last Whisper-If the enemy is very tanky. For champions such as- Shen, Singed, Olaf, Rammus, etc.
Banshee's Veil- Another great item, gives health+1shield+MR!
One of Lee's best combos is his Q,E,E,R,Q. Not many people use it but I have found it does A TON of damage, and does not let your enemy get away. Lee's passive is amazing early game and when farming. Try to wait a bit after you use a skill for that extra attack speed. This build provides the damage, health, and lifesteal to sustain and be an absolute boss in team fights. The reason some people have trouble playing Lee Sin is because of his Q. If you can't land your Q, you pretty much lose a kill, unless the enemy has no way of escaping. Make sure to predict your opponents actions and position yourself well.
In ranked, I usually jungle, but since this is a laning guide, I will talk about everything you need to know about laning Lee Sin in a ranked game. If your laning, you should solo top, never go bot because that should be for your AD carry+Tank/support. Anyways, guard blue for your jungler or your mid. After leashing, head back to your lane and farm. Last hit what you can and don't play aggressive unless your jungler is waiting for the gank, or you have warded the bush at the river. Harass with your Q on the enemy and W back to a minion. You should only go back after a kill or you are low on HP. Remember to always signal your jungler to cover your lane when you B. When you head back to your lane, you should have another Doran's Blade (maybe 2 more), or your boots. Try to get a ward if possible and some health pots. Continue last hitting until laning phase is over.
During mid game, you should already have Doran's Blade (x2 if possible), Boots of Swiftness, and Warmog's Armor. Grab red buff and dragon if possible. always ward Baron,Dragon, and areas with buffs. Don't steal kills from your AD carry, and play cautious.
By end game you should have your core, Boots of Swiftness, Warmog's Armor, Atma's Impaler, and a b.f. sword or a Vampiric Scepter. By now you should be in lots of team fights. Always focus AD carries or their squishies. Remember to always buy elixirs! They give a huge boost to your stats. Grab elixirs/oracle when you can. NEVER EVER TARGET THE TANK OR CHASE AN ENEMY CHAMPION! If you are engaging a team fight, why aim the tank? The other champions are pounding on you, and their tank is well, a tank.... Why never chase? For example, why chase someone like Fizz if he is on the run when someone like Vayne and her team is attacking your AD carry? If you play smart and ward, you should have no trouble winning a ranked game.(Applies to normal as well.)
Remember to always play safe and farm,farm,farm. You should wreck face if you play smart. Always follow the tank, don't initiate fights unless you have no tank, because remember, your an assasin. Eliminate those squishies! Remember to try the build out before you rate! Comment on what I can do to improve this guide, etc. :)