Yasuo Build Guide by Gambinos
[9.1] Yasuo Build Guide, For newer playersBy Gambinos | Updated on January 23, 2019
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Runes: Passive Runes
+10% Attack Speed
+10% Attack Speed
Ability Order Main Upgrades
Threats & Synergies
Annie is a champ you should be scared of. This 6 year old bastard counters a wind samurai so hard, you'd rather commit suicide not for your honor, but to get away from this demonic asshole. Her whole kit counters you, as Yasuo is very weak against CC. Her stun and bear does just that.
This champ kit is way too strong, she has high burst and with her shroud, you cannot use your ult on her.
This is your main counter, she's your rival and you better respect her cause she counters you hard. She can both stun and airborne you, and as you know, Yasuo is very bad against CC.
Has a ton of range on you, can stun you, basically a Riven 2.0
This champion is just op very op. Her poison is very dangerous, and she can make you grounded, which you cannot E out of. Yasuo has low mobility without his E and this is just one of the reason why she counters you hard.
Kled is a champ I despise alot, as when he has a his gage up, he basically gets those health back. He's a pain in the ass to go against. Try to not feed him as it'll be very hard to get him without another person to back you up. Poke him until you get him into his mini form and then all in. WW at the time you think you should cause he gets his dino back pretty quick.
Respect her level 2-3 as she gets her stun at level 2. Wind wall her stun and ult, that's the perfect time to tornado ult her. She is very tanky early game but thing is, you're Yasuo, you out scale her late game. If she's building tanky, buy dusk.
He can poke you out all he wants, he has a passive shield that counters your tornado. His Ult stuns. He'll also play like a bitch so, have fun lol
Katarina hard counters melee pretty easily. Her ult is really quick too and being able to put high amount of burst. You can WW her Q but she has low cooldown so it wouldn't mean that much.
Watch out for his all in ability at level 2-3. He can just stun and eliminate you immediatly if you're not careful. He counters melee champ, and you're so happens to be one.
He's a very annoying champ to go against, and his ult is kinda hard to see so most of the time, you wouldn't be able to WW as quick. He can jump over your Tornado pretty easily.
Thing about her hook is that it goes through minions. Wind wall it if you can. Do not let her dive you, she is very tanky early game and late.
If you're bot lane Yasuo, Twitch can be a bitch to go against. You have your windwall but that will not stop him. It'll be good if you have a champ that'll combo with your ult like Blitz or Alistars. Once he has a 1 kill lead on you, you're basically done for.
His Stuns and his damage early game is a huge threat to Yas players. Try avoid him at all cost.
Against her top, she's annoying to go against. She counter Melee champs a shit ton. Avoid her parry ability as it'll stun you. I recommend poking her out as much as possible, use your tornado as much as you can.
You cannot 1v1 this champ, his life steal is way too much early game. Yasuo as a champ wants to snowball early game. I'd recommend your jg to help you with Vlad.
Shaco is annoying as all f u c k s. Watch out for his ganks and his box. Try finding the right Shaco first before ulting.
She is a very annoying jg to go against as she also has CC, and as said, CC is Yasuo worst nightmare.
Watch out for Lissandra Glacial path. She'll slow you down, making you out in the open for a gank. Also watch out for her ult.
Zed is a champ you'd be even with. You have WW to block most of the things. If you can, try dashing around as it's harder to hit you when he does his w-q combo. You'll be able to block 1 of his Q with your flow though. Just don't let him have a kill lead on you.
Watch for him, he's very annoying to go against. Poke him as much as you can at level 2, avoid being to close to him level 3 and above. Have your jg help you with him around level 6
Heimerdinger is such an annoying champ to go against. He'll be annoying but thing is, you'll probs win mid-late game. Maybe even early game. Thing about him is that he has turrets, but the thing is, you have W, your Wind Wall. That'll do much of the work. Also you should stay behind minion when against him anyways.
She'll poke you out with her balls but wind wall when you think it's best. All in her once you have your ult and ignite.
Fiddle support is annoying as all hell. He can Silence you with his crows, which means Yasuo can't get away with his E. Try poking him out with your tornado, once low enough, go all in with your ult.
Avoid her stun and watch out for her wall. Most likely, a jg will try to gank when she walls you. Dash around so you can get them chasing as head straight to your tower if do.
Does alot of damage with her Q. Avoid he Charm with your windwall or stay behind minion. Don't recommend all-ing her at level 2 as she will get her charm. Once she wasted the charm, go in on her. Most Ahri mains are passive anyways so don't worry, you'll win late game.
Watch out for her ganks as she will be able to charm you if she hits it. Other than that, stay under tower if she's close.
If you're new, you're most likely gonna struggle with Veigar's traps. A tip to avoid them is to try to go the middle as soon as possible. Also the trap takes a bit to set up. If you don't think you can make it out on time, just stay in it. You win early game as Veigar will not do as much damage as you will. You have a strong lvl 2-3. Use it wisely.
You counter Galio pretty well. You might have a bit of struggle as his tornado does alot of damage and he also have a taunt and airborne. Dodge all of those and you'll be able to kill him with your ult.
Neeko isn't really hard to go against, she's just annoying, just like Lux. The one thing about her from Lux though is her Ult. Cause once she ults you, you're slowed and since you're Yasuo, everyone on the team is gonna chase you down if you weren't dead from the ult. Keep your distance.
Karthus is an easy match up (IMO). Avoid his attacks by dashing through minions. Use minions as wise as possible, cause you can all in him lvl 2-3. If you can beat him early game, he'll be useless late game.
Draven is annoying to go against, but he is a glass cannon so, all in him level 2-3 with your support. (Ali, Blitz). Don't let him have a kill lead on you as it'll be a nuisance to go against.
You'll beat him early and late game. Most likely when you lane with him, he's gonna roam pretty hard. Thing about him though is that you can block most of his ability with your WW. His ult is useless once you WW it, same with his E. Poke him out level 3 I recommend as you have your WW ready. He will probably all in you as well so try lowering him first.
I feel as if a good Ekko can go against a Good Yas evenly. Ekko has a stun ability. Try avoiding that as much as you can. When going against an Ekko, try wasting his ult, that way, you can end him off you with your ult or such. Wind wall his Q if it's about to hit you as it slow you down.
Thing about Azir is that a good Azir will outlane a Yas. He will poke you out pretty heavily, causing you to not be able to go in at all with your strong lvl 2-3. Avoid his minions from coming to you by Wind Walling the closes Azir's minion to you. It cannot advance if WW. But he can still poke you though so watch out. You'll win late game against him so play super passive if you can, or wait for a jg to gank.
Respect him. He has a stun and can dive you. Avoid him by dashing through your minions. Once he uses his stun, all in him. He won't be able to do much without it.
He isn't tanky, all in him at 2-3. Watch out late game though, he can shread you.
Avoid his airborne ability and his silence. He'll get tanky really quick so I recommend getting dusk blade to deal extra damage.
Avoid him, wind wall his grab, stay behind minions. Watch out for his airborne as you're wide open for the adc to go all in on you.
Watch out for his whip and his grab. He'll most likely grab you and come to you. Windwall the whip and stay behind minions.
You'll maybe lose early game to him, but late game, you'll dominate him. Break his shield first then all in if you must.
Thing about Xerath is that he will poke you out long range but at close range, you're most likely win the fight. All in him at level 2 and you'll kill him or prevent cs from him by a bit. Avoid his attacks by dashing through minions. He'll most likely run barrier so try to make him waste it.
Stay away from him, do not all in at lvl 2-3. Go in on him once a jg ganks or when you poke him out at level 6 or up.
Watch out for Zac's ganks, his cc is game changing late game. He's also pretty tanky so watch out for him.
She can be annoying to go against. He'll poke you with her W. Just stay away and be passive.
Watch out for her level 2 ganks. She will be bouncing over walls and it'll be a hassle to try to go for her.
Amumu stun is such a pain in the ass to go against. It stuns you for so long, the whole team can just kill you. Watchout for his ganks.
Avoid her balls as much as you can. She'll throw her minions on you and it'll do alot. Wind wall em.
Lucian is very annoying to go against in Bot Lane. I recommend if you're laning with a Blitz or Ali, all in him at level 3. Use your WW at the right time.
Avoid her snowball, she doesn't do much damage but once she has that cc on you, you're gonna die most likely.
Watch out for this guys ganks cause he'll stun you for a bit or rack up a ton of damage. Try to play close to tower as possible.
He's not much at lvl 2-3. All in him at those points, watch out for his laser.
kill him out early game as he will get worse and worse late game. He gets tankier and tankier every level. He'll most likely play really passive too. All in him level 2-3 and ignite so you can kill him.
She isn't a problem, just block her ult with your wind wall. Squishy as well, easily all in with your support level 2-3.
Glass cannon, you can all in him with your support (Ali, Blitz). Avoid his mines and dash through minions to avoid his ult. Or ya know, wind wall lmao.
You can all in him level 2, he'll barely do any damage and you'll be able to kill him until level 5-6 where he has his warmog. Try to have another teammate with you as most likely he'll be too tanky for you to solo once in late game. I recommend getting Dusk Blade for this as it'll help you do more damage.
A good Yasuo will be able to avoid most of her stuff. She's really annoying though. You can block most of her stuff with WW. Not her ult though so becareful.
Don't let him hit you with the barrels. That's all.
Brand is one of those other high ap dealers that are annoying but you can still counter them. Your level 2 is strong, poke him as much as you can.
Teemo is always annoying, going against any champ. But with Yasuo, even though you have a strong lvl 2-3, play passive against him as he will poke you out. Get to Level 6 and then you can all in him with ult + ignite.
Like Soraka, avoid her stun, then focus her with your support. Do not focus the ADC. Focus her Late game as well.
Avoid his stuns, he's not that tanky early game, so you'll be able to kill him.
Avoid her silence, then go all in on her. If you're laning against her, focus her, not the ADC. She will out heal your damage.
Tanky but duel-able (get it) Go in on him at level 6.
Wind wall his bombs if it gets too close. You can most likely all in him, just watch out for his dynamite, don't let it make you go into his turrets.
Going against a Zoe isn't that difficult. She can put a ton of damage but if she's trying to his her Q on you, just dodge. When she hits her sleep on you though, wind wall in front of you, most likely you'll be ok. Stay behind minions and you'll be good,
Not much of a problem, block her tornado with your windwall.
You can wind wall his stun. He's very weak early game so go all in on him, but stay away from his comets. Also don't go under tower lol
Who again, my bad don't know any dota champs.
Amazing support, if you're Yas bot, this is the Ideal support you would want. Being able to lift up everyone is amazing.
His Airborne and taunt is also amazing combo for Yasuo's.
great support to be with, he can hook them and knock em up, that's when you can ult :p
Same as Alistar, can knock up. Amazing support.
If alone in a lane (mid, top). She's a great jg to be with, as her ult is basically a knock up.
Her ult is so good for team fights, group them up and airborn em.
Amazing CC. Can airborne, can easily get penta kill if they group up.
Her ult is very strong, as it cc and knocks em up. Great support to lane with as Yas. But not as good as others to combo.
Champion Build Guide
[9.1] Yasuo Build Guide, For newer playersBy Gambinos
Hi my name is Gambs :)
I'm a M7 Yasuo Player with over 250k+ Mastery score.
I mainly play Yasuo but I do play other champs, such as Shen, Irelia, and Talon.
Since I play Yasuo so much, I'd like to teach the newer Yasuo players on how to play him and such.
- -Fun to play
- -Snowballs pretty hard
- -Instead of Mana, has a shield
- -Fast pace champ, aggressive
- -Great in Team fights
- -Spammy, low cool down
- -Awards aggressive plays (If done correctly)
- -Amazing Kit
- -Hard to master
- -Countered hard by CC
- -Bad Rep
- -Banned alot
Yasuo is a champ that can 1v5. He's a champ that can be feeding but once he makes a comeback, ohh boy it's a comeback.
His kit is amazing, as they have low cool down (Except his W)
and has a windwall which block enemy project tiles.
As a Yasuo player, You would want this rune.
-Taste of blood will help you stay alive longer in lane when you're aggressive.
Ravenous is great for late game as you would always go with a BT, MS or DD.
-These are also great runes. These would let you stay alive longer. If you're passive get these. This is what I run the most if i'm gonna be honest, it lets me sustain damage and stay alive longer.
I'd recommend using these runes if you're passive or if you're still learning his kit.
Flash: This is an essential spell. The bread and butter of all spells.
Allows you to dash anywhere at a certain distance.
Great for chasing kills or fleeing from your death.
Ignite : Also the bread and butter of top and mid lane. You would run this most of the time mid, sometimes top. I use this mid basically and never switched since.
Heal : If you're gonna bot Yasuo, please take heal like an ADC should. ADC's tends to poke you out as a Yas ADC. If you're low and you need to run, Heal will help you a ton.
If you're not willing to take heal, atleast tell your support to take it.
Luckily, you're Y A S U O
Yasuo is one of the easiest, if not the easiest champ to farm with.
E-Q combo on the minions isn't really that hard.
Now once you're in laning phase, you'll get poked, especially in mid or bot lane.
What you would want to do is to wait till they're near an enemy minion, then you e-q combo it.
That way you poke them and then get a minion.
if you don't want to be that risky, your Q is amazing anyways without the E.
Your Q is a skill shot, and it has range.
Use it to your advantage as you can poke pretty easily with your Q.
If you're ahead, you'd be able to roam more. This is exactly why mid is my favorite lane, it tends to let me roam more and basically become a 2nd jg, helping other lanes.
And if you remember, Yasuo has a strong level 2 and level 3. That means going all in isn't such a bad idea. Just don't tower dive lol.
Poke them as much as you can. Remember, if you successfully hit your Q twice, that means you can shoot a projectile, aka your tornado, making them airborne.
Usually when I airborne them and they're not close to tower, I dash towards the close minion and do a E-Q combo, poking them and doing extra damage.
Once low enough, I'll dash towards them and Q them, igniting if I have to, or just AA.
That's an example of what i'd do.
The stereotype of Yasuo is that they'll all in you and feed.
There's a reason why stereotypes are stereotypes, and it's cause it's true.
Yasuo supports aggressive plays.
Thing about being aggressive with Yasuo is that it'll be rewarding, if done CORRECTLY.
I've seen so many Yasuo players just going all in and then they dash towards a low hp enemy under tower, and they don't kill them cause either they're charmed, stunned or rooted.
The champ supports aggressive plays but that does not mean you can't play passive.
Play aggressive when they're out of tower, when the enemy jg is ganking another lane, when you think it's right to, don't tower dive at level 4 thinking you'd survive.
And also, remember you're mid lane, you're in one of the easiest lane to get ganked by.
Stay back if your lane is getting camped.
Bot lane Yasuo is very good, as ADC tends to be a glass cannon.
If you're a bot lane Yas, I recommend getting heal cause you're ADC after all.
As for your support, ask for an Alistar, Malphite or Blitz.
As they have amazing combo's with Yasuo.
What I tend to do as Bot Yas is I wait for my support to grab them or airborne them, I would have my tornado ready, that way, once they're airborne, they'd be airborne for a second time, making it basically a stun.
That's when you all in them, making it an easy kill for you or your support.
And later on, at level 6, especially with with Ali and Mal
You can easily all in them, as Ali and Mal can knock up both or three of em (Jungler included).
You'd be able to help get dragon. Q'ing the Dragon will also let you get tornado, which means you'd be able to stop other from getting to dragon by hitting your nado.
It's great, especially when there's gonna be a fight at the dragon pit, you're be able to get your tornado and hit em with it, meaning you get an easy ult kill.
Just don't feed the ADC as hard cause once they get B.F sword or any damage dealing items, you'll have to be more passive, as you're not the only one that builds crits, most ADC's build crits.
Yasuo isn't really a tanky person per-se.
You're most likely gonna be going against a tanky top laner, that means you might not be able to solo later into the game.
Just poke em out as best you can, you got mobility over most tanks.
Now Yasuo top can either go well for you, or go wrong for you.
You against a Garen, you guys are pretty even. Garen tends to try to slam you with the with the silence and spin around like a maniac. He'll try to poke you out just like how you should try to poke him out.
Thing about that match up though is that you have minions. Use them carefully.
If you're facing a ranged at top (Teemo, Kennen, ETC) you would want to upgrade wind wall a bit.
As you're a melee champ but you have an ability to block ranged champ abilities.
Try to find a perfect opportunity to go in on them. I wouldn't really recommend going in on a Teemo immediately at lvl 2-3 as he can poke you and killed you easily with his Q and E.
At his level 6, start running oracle lens. His shrooms will slow you down, while you can E out, sometimes you might not get minions around. I would get a Quicksilver Sash for this, so you could build MS.
Kennen, you can easily take down as he doesn't do alot in early game. Just watch out for his AA and W as it stuns you, and his jungler might be ready to gank you level 2-3.
With ranged, I feel it's perfect to go on them when you have your ult and have items built.
Getting AP resist wouldn't be so bad either, as said, you can get MS, but you can also build MAW or build AH if you want to be a bit more tanky.
Usually when you want to play top as Yasuo, I recommend banning Renekton, Riven or Aatrox. These are the people that counter you the most, as they can stun you and/or airborne you.
Having an Ali or a Mal lifting them up all in the air and Yasuo ulting is such a satisfying thing to do.
But remember to do it correctly.
While Yasuo is a champ that can 1v5, you're not always gonna be able to 1v5.
Please play it smart, and if you think you can 1v5, call out atleastt, maybe your teammates will come in and help you.
This being said Yasuo in a team fight is amazing.
It can change the game around fast.
Coordinate with your teammates and tell them when you're going in, cause you're probably not gonna be able to kill them all by your ult. Tell them to follow up, that way, you will definitely win the team fight.
Also, as said, in the pick and bans, ask for an Ali or Mal if they're support.
If jg, you can ask for Zac for great CC and Airborne.
Ornn is also a great champ for knock ups and he can upgrade your IE to ME.
Also, to deal more damage, before you ult and you have your tornado ready, throw your tornado if you're in range, that'll definitely help deal a bit more damage.
It'll also help just in case if they weren't knocked up already, they'll be included in the ult.
Also you should remember that if you weren't able to kill them all, most likely they're gonna target you, cause you're Yasuo.
There's no point in explaining why they would target you.