Yasuo Build Guide by MathBuilds
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Buy these when you can, don't upgrade them.
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WHY do you rush Trinity Force over Statikk?
Trinity Force is a COMPLETELY superior item to Statikk Shiv (besides the price, of course.) The reason for this is that Trinity Force does twice of Yasuo's BASE AD. This will always do more damage than a Stattik Shiv. -
Stattik Shiv will do 100 damage in an AOE. It can do 200 damage if it crits.
Meanwhile, Trinity Force does 200% of Yasuo's BASE AD. It also doesn't require charging. Yasuo's Q will activate AND PROC Trinity Force if it hits something. This means, if Yasuo has at least 100 Base AD, it will deal 200 damage. This will scale even better into late game. Also the Rage Passive will help you chase fleeing enemies, and also generate your shield quickly, as you gain 60 movespeed when killing any unit, including minions, also the 20 movespeed when hitting something.
Why do you rush Trinity Force over Stattik? - Continued
Trinity Force is also a better item from the stats.
Stattik Shiv Stats -
20% Crit Chance
Trinity Force Stats -
10% Crit Chance
8% Movement Speed
As you can see, Trinity Force stats are better. The movement speed will help you generate your shield faster, the 30 AD and AP means your Q and E will deal 30 more damage, as they have 100% scaling. The passive on Trinity Force is basically a crit. The crit chance on Trinity Force is less, but makes up for it with the Spellblade and the Rage helps you get the shield. 10% less AS is not much of a difference. The health is good for self explanatory reasons.
About the build.
Youmouu's is an underrated item on Yasuo. The 20+ armor pen is pretty huge, along with the 12 armor pen from the runes, the 35% armor pen from Last Whisper, and the huge 50% armor pen with your ult will make it so the only way to counter you is health, pretty much. Ravenous is another underrated buy on Yasuo. The AOE lifesteal will help you sustain greatly in fights, it provides almost as much AD as a Bloodthirster (only 5 less AD) and it will also work with your Q and it will make up for the lost wave clear from not getting Statikk. We get boots as our last item because I just feel that they are not as important on Yasuo. You can get the boots earlier if you like. We don't start Dorans Sword because as a melee champion, you will be auto attacking less, therefore the lifesteal will not help you as much. ONLY START DORANS ON RANGED ADC The potions will also give you more health than Doran's would, so more sustain overall. The extra AD will help you with trades. If you are against an AD Champion, just start cloth and 5. They will not be able to hurt you, and you can shrug off harass with your 5 potions. This will actually help you win trades more than if you started a long sword. You can sell the cloth on 1-5th back. This concludes my build... oh and
DON'T FORGET TO UPGRADE YOUR TRINKET!!!