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League of Legends Build Guide Author TRG Sky

Snowball Lee. The new Nunu [not finished]

TRG Sky Last updated on April 15, 2013
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Mid Lee

Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pickpocket
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nimble
 
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Hi there. This is my first guide on Mobafire. Please don't just dislike it. Tell me what i did wrong and I'll do my best to fix it. Now...

This is my Lee Sin Guide. Right now, thanks to Riots nerf on Junglers and such, I would rather play Lee Sin in lane than anywhere else. Especially in Mid Lane where he excels at dealing tons of damage to squishies. All these Item builds are viable, just suit your build to the enemy team's composition.

PLEASE DON'T JUST DOWNVOTE BECAUSE THIS ISN'T FINISHED OR IF YOU HAVEN'T TRIED IT. THE SNOWBAlL BUILD IS A HIGH RISK/HIGH REWARD BUILD, TRY BEFORE YOU CRY. IT IS A WORK IN PROGRESS BUILD/EXPLANATION. THIS ISN'T NEARLY A FINISHED GUIDE, BUT I JUST WANTED TO GET THE BUILDS OUT FOR YOU DARING LEE PLAYERS WHO WANTS TO TRY SOMETHING NEW


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Lore

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.


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Pros & Cons

Pros


  • He dominates the lane most of the time.
  • His damage is very high if played like an Assassin.
  • Awesome roamer. (Mobility boots)
  • Can help your jungler invade the enemy jungler/can take enemy buffs by himself.
  • Very hard to gank because of his high mobility.
  • Funniest, coolest... to make it short... best champ in the game!
  • Energy, higher sustain than 90% of the other midlaners.
  • Good at dodging skillshots (most midlaners have skillshots) due to high mobility. (If you're against a Ryze ask for a laneswitch. You're countered hard otherwise)
  • If you get fed you can snowball like a boss!
  • Did I mention that he is AWESOME?

Cons
  • Difficult champion.
  • You need to have an AP champ somewhere else (top/jungle/bot) or else you'll get countered by armor.
  • Enemies and Teammates will hate you. (teammates hopefully only at the beginning)
  • If you fall behind the game will be very difficult for you!
  • You are blind...


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Is mid Lee sin even viable?

Yes!

[Note this guy is using the snowball build. It allows you to snowball very easily]
/league-of-legends/champion/lee-sin-73
Quoted:

"Try before you cry"

-Shizukani (me = Big fan)


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Summoner Spells




Viable choices



In my opinion flash is necessary for making plays with Lee Sin. I pick Flash in 99% of my games. Only when I am jungling I sometimes make an exception and pick exhaust.

Ignite increases Lee's burst potential. It helps you burst down enemies faster and is almost always a good choice. Always pick this against champions with a lot of healing (e.g. Nidalee or Vladimir)

Smite... Not much to say here. If you jungle you HAVE to take it.

Really useful for toplaners. Not really on midlane Lee sin, but if you are top. Sure, go for it.

I only pick Exhaust if i am going against another AD mid (Even then I often pick Ignite) or someone with a lot of Attack Speed (Kiting potential).

Good against enemies with heavy stuns. General rule of thumb: Take it if they have 4 or more heavy CC-heavy champions ( Cho'Gath, Orianna etc.)

It's just worth mentioning for all the Hipsters out there! Lee can stay through ganks etc. because of mobility and that allows him to pick Barrier and e.g. Ignite. I don't really like it because you cant abuse it as much as flash. But if you want to pick it, do so.


Not Viable Choices



I prefer not to take this since you are better of getting a more useful spell. A jungler/mid-/toplaner shouldn't get this. If anyone should ever get this it's the support.

Lee sin doesn't use mana. End of conversation...


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Credits

Thanks to:

  • JhoiJhoi:
    For being such an awesome person and using her time to create a BBCode tutorial.
  • Everyone that upvoted:
    I love you guys. Hope my build has helped some of you guys. <3


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Changelog

15/04/2013: Started making the guide and proved that mid lee is viable. Added: The snowball Lee sin build, the balanced lee sin build, the introduction chapter, the lore, the Pros & Cons, The summoner spells, the Credit section and the changelog. Gonna add more later... Right now i am too tired to. Gonna publish it now.


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Runes

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