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League of Legends Build Guide Author Had

Your Lee Sin resource (Carefull Twitch , he can smell you)

Had Last updated on April 8, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
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.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 9

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 21

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 0

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Lee Sin's backstory

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�¢ï¿½ï¿½s 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�¢ï¿½ï¿½s 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�¢ï¿½ï¿½s entire village was obliterated by feedback from the ritual.
Lee Sin�¢ï¿½ï¿½s 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�¢ï¿½ï¿½s only possessions.

"The actions of one may sunder the world, but the diligence of many may rebuild it." �¢ï¿½ï¿½- Lee Sin

The protest

The events leading up to the Ionia vs Noxus rematch started when Lee Sin, a monk from the Shojin Monastery, set himself on fire within the Ionian Lotus Garden. He would not allow anyone to put out the flames until the three regions of Southern Ionia were freed from Noxus' occupation.[1] Lee Sin remained in this state of excruciating pain for over two months. After Ionia won their rematch against Noxus, he was greeted by his sister from the now liberated Southern provinces. Only then did Lee Sin allow the flames to be extinguished. Though his brethren swiftly brought the monk back to the monastery for treatment, he had already suffered the loss of his eyes due to the intense heat

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About him, and his origins

[*] Lee Sin's name may possibly be a homophone of the English word "listen", which means "to understand from sound".

[*] Lee Sin's self-immolation from the lore is likely a reference to the real life monk who set himself on fire as an act of protest against the persecution of Buddhist monks in South Vietnam.

[*] Lee Sin very closely resembles the character Yang Fang Leiden from Final Fantasy IV. Both characters are monks and feature hand to hand combat with a "kick" based move and defensive guarding move in their arsenal.

[*] Lee Sin is the only champion to feature two champion spotlights, a real one and a fake one for April Fool's.

[*] Lee Sin is the first champion to use energy that is not a ninja.

[*] Lee Sin is voiced by David Wenham, who played Dilios in the movie 300. (Your will is my hands)

[*] Lee Sin is the second champion to have access to 7 different abilities - the first one being Nidalee.

[*] Lee Sin is the first champion to receive buffs via hotfix and the fourth champion to be hotfixed. The other three champions: LeBlanc, Pantheon, and Udyr.

[*] Lee Sin is the first monk type champion announced but the third to be released after Udyr and Vladimir

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"Master yourself, master the enemy." - Lee Sin

Hello and welcome to Had's build for "Lee Sin, The Blind Monk" Before I start talking about the guide i would like to say something about his name and general contents.
This guide's name was larely inspired by Apotheosis's "Your Tryndamere Resource" and wRAthoFVuLK's "Your AP Katarina Du Couteau Resource (dont play with knives)"
I wrote few guides and they all went average, but i finnaly decided to evolve and write something that will really HELP the Lee Sin newbies and show his potential strenghts and weaknesses - like in the two guide mentioned above...

Also as Apotheosis suggested I'm gonna make a "Troll Vote" section to show which votes got me lower rating

Comment to vote, and don't just give votes randomly it pisses someones hours and hours of work

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Pros & Cons


-Lower HP enemy has Sonic Wave / Resonating Strike hits 'em harder
-Has 2 dash abilities Sonic Wave / Resonating Strike & Safeguard / Iron Will
-Has 2 CC abilities Tempest / Cripple & Dragon's Rage
-If wanted to his passive/trigger can be turned to non-stop passive with correct sill timing
-Utility - Possibilities are ENDLESS
-He's bald


-Can die?
-CC or lack of ally/enemy dash targets can make him easy pray but CC bots will help
-He's bald (Yeah it's a pro and a con)

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After Lee Sin uses an ability, his next 2 basic attacks gain 50% Attack Speed and return 15 energy each.

Sonic Wave / Resonating Strike
Sonic Wave: Lee Sin projects a discordant wave of sound to locate his enemies, dealing physical damage to the first enemy it encounters. If Sonic Wave hits, Lee Sin can cast Resonating Strike for the next 3 seconds.
Resonating Strike: Lee Sin dashes to the enemy hit by Sonic Wave, dealing physical damage plus 10% of their missing health.

[*] Cost: 60/40 energy

[*] Cooldown 10 / 9 / 8 / 7 / 6 seconds

Safeguard / Iron Will
Safeguard: Lee Sin rushes towards a target ally, shielding them both from damage. If a shield is broken, half the energy cost is returned. After using Safeguard, Lee Sin can cast Iron Will for the next 3 seconds.
Iron Will: Lee Sin's intense training allows him to thrive in battle. For 5 seconds, Lee Sin gains lifesteal, spell vamp, and armor.

[*] Cost: 60/40 energy

[*] Cooldown: 8 seconds

[*] Bonuses: Shield Strength: 40 / 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 (+0.8 per ability power).
Spell Vamp and Lifesteal Bonus: 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 %.
Armor Bonus: 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30

Tempest / Cripple
Tempest: Lee Sin smashes the ground sending out a shockwave that deals magic damage and reveals enemy units hit. If Tempest hits an enemy, Lee Sin can cast Cripple for the next 3 seconds.
Cripple: Lee Sin cripples nearby enemies revealed by Tempest, reducing their movement and attack speed for 4 seconds. Movement and attack speed recover gradually over the duration.

[*] Cost: 60/40 energy

[*] Cooldown: 8 seconds

[*] Bonuses: Magic Damage: 60 / 95 / 130 / 165 / 200 (+1.0 per bonus attack damage).
Slow: 30 / 37.5 / 45 / 52.5 / 60 %.

Dragon's Rage
Lee Sin performs a powerful roundhouse kick launching his target back, dealing physical damage to the target and any enemies they collide with. Enemies the target collides with are knocked into the air for a short duration dealing 200 / 400 / 600 (+2.0 per bonus attack damage).

[*] Cost: No cost

[*] Cooldown: 90 / 75 / 60 seconds

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Summoner Spells


Ghost Number one spell imo! You can run away with it, u can catch thing with it - what else do u need from a side-spell :D

Ignite This is good on any offtank/carry/DPS (melee/ranged) it just lets u counter those 1000/5 hp regen tanks, and finish off low's

Flash U could also take that, i mean dash, double dash - flash, yeah u can catch me

Exaust Good for taking down they carry's, like u will do, and making those Auto attacking 1000 critting dudes worthless


Cleanse U will be stuned ALOT

Clairvoyance U can see enemy jungler or ganks i guess

Teleport Could give it a shot


I'll just give few for example

Revive srsly

Fortify well it CAN be usefull but not tu the Monk, maybe to Rammus or Shen or Malphite

All the others are meh like those two... u decide

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Greater Mark of Desolation
Greater Quintessence of Desolation
Greater Quintessence of Health

Those two (Mark's and Quint's) are kinda most important to me..

U can also take Greater Seal of Evasion and Greater Glyph of Cooldown Reduction if u have money to spend

ArP is most awesome thing for Lee cuz since u are maxing HP at 1st early on dmg with those runes will be insane! mark my words "INSANE" (yeah just like Shaco the Insane)

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How to play him - stages

Early game

Here u start off with a Ruby Crystal and head off to your lane (solo or due u dont mind it - cuz u are Lee Sin the blind monk) Early game ur damage from Q/Q/E/auto attack/E combo is DEVASTATING so be sure to use it often but dont get to careless. Tryto pick on someone low HP - squishy (possibly an carry who came to ur lane) and when u pick up tempest go try to gank mid. If u die, it's not the end of the world ya know! u can easily come back to life with a well coordinated gank or 1v1 fight where u Ignite the guy and QQ (by "QQ" i mean Sonic Wave / Resonating Strike) him.. Try to farm as many minions as u can, and don't be afraid of using ur abilities to kill minions cuz u use energy and CD is relatively short on ur spells.....

1st trip back take Boots of Speed for increased movement capabilities and Long Sword, even Phage if u can afford it, for pwning with Q/E Do the same as above and proceed to the...

Mid Game

As I already noted u have 2 dashes and 2 CC so gank ALOT!!! Every time see a half HP champion wondering around - GO GET HIM TIGER

Lee is strong at all the stages, but i preffer OWNING as him in mid game <3 . Now u have ur boots and phage so start roaming aroun the map clearing undefended lanes and assassinating, cuz that is the best u do. Next grab another Ruby Crystal and after push/lane/kill thingy get the Warmog's Armor Finish the Mercury Treads and voila...

Late Game

Here your item build should look like this

But ur core SHOULD look like this

So, late game is most dangerous stage for Lee and maybe the weakest... try to gank, gank, gank and push, push, push with ur team... Finish 2 reamining items Frozen Mallet Atma's Impaler
and there u have about - 4500 HP, 120/5 HP regen, 250 dmg, 120 armor and u ROCK....


If u play good u will probably finish Atma's in the begining of Late which will open path for new items

So from there on u will have 2 empty item slots reday to be filled. Before i start explaining anything u moust get along with something: Guide is not a bible, different teams require different measures. So i made our core really flexible and good to counter all teams, but from here u can do as u want... I'll just give u few ideas:

1. Balanced game/u are losing-Heavy Caster Team: For last two i would take Banshee's Veil and Force of Nature

2. U are winning-Heavy Caster Team: Banshee's Veil The Bloodthirster

3. Balanced game/u are losing-Heavy Physical DPS (melee or ranged doesn't matter): Thornmail another Warmog's Armor

4. U are winning-Heavy Physical DPS (melee or ranged doesn't matter): The Bloodthirster Warmog's Armor

5. Balanced game/u are losing-Balanced Team: Warmog's Armor Banshee's Veil

6. U are winning-Blanced Team: The Bloodthirster Banshee's Veil/ Warmog's Armor

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Short item builds



-Physical DMG -

-Magic DMG -

-Balanced - /


-Physical DMG -

-Magic DMG -

-Balanced -

So i hope u got what is the rold u play with this build - it's a offtank/Assassin with HUGE AMOUNTS OF HP AND DISHING HUGE AMOUNTS OF DMG

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Situational items (Will be adding up)

Randuin's Omen double slow would work preety good i nteamfights...

Quicksilver Sash this combined with Banshee's Veil would do preety good agains CC teams


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Tips and Tricks for Lee Sin

Sonic Wave / Resonating Strike Can dash through walls but not at unlimited range.

Tempest/Crippleis very useful when facing stealth because it will reveal nearby champions and allows you to activate Cripple so that they can't get away.

Try to land aSonic wave on enemies that can escape easily. Once they've used their escape skill, catch up to them with

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Wall of scores

Here, i sahll put my or your scores (if u want to) using this guide. Now it's empty cuz i played so many with evelynn lately that there is only one Lee Sin score in my Match History - 12-4-5.

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Ranked Play

So this has nothing to do with the guide.

It's just a tip or a pray to u:

Do NOT test champions on ranked game.
Do NOT test build on ranked game.
Do NOT play ranked game when u aren't in a mood for playing LoL.
Do NOT enter ur friend account and play(fail) ranked (yeah happened to me)

So pls follow this rules to enchance urs and other's ranked ELO - I preety much hitted ranked testing champions as soon as i got lvl 30, and guess what? RUINED MY ELO!!! So now i wait for season 2 to start and ELO to, hopefully, be reseted so i can get somewhere....

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Troll votes!!!

Here I'll be posting troll votes...

"so tank I dnt prefer that" Jaz_lNw VOTED -1

"nope, sorry, no good" CallMePadrePlz VOTED -1

"no life regen for laning" AnIh VOTED -1

As i said im fairly disapointed with this and i would love you to test build without looking at scorw which was ruined by this noobs....comments which aren't reasonable and show that the user preety much DIDN'T read the guide....

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Final words

So 5 hours of work are just completed, and i look forward for u guys to rate my build and most importantly test it....