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Lee Sin Build Guide by Jericho Auditore

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Jericho Auditore

A "Sinful" OP Lee Sin build

Jericho Auditore Last updated on September 12, 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: 23

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 7

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

Utility: 0

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I have been playing Lee Sin since the day he came out, and I feel like it is time I show my take on, in my opinion, one of, if not the, strongest laners and killers in the game today.

A Little Info About How I Play Sin

This build is not a tank build for Lee Sin. I do not find building Sin even a little tanky viable for any team. Sin is a jump-in, do damage, get out champion. I play Sin with huge damage and chasing ability.

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Help A brotha out

If you have any suggestions on how to improve my build, do please let me know.

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In my opinion, runes are completely based on preference. I take lots of armor pen marks and quints because I hate when a tank is stacking armor to make me useless. I also take attack speed seals and glyphs because when you are hitting this hard it only makes it more fun to hit more often.

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Summoner Spells

Exhaust Now, i know what you're thinking, "OMFG He usues exhaust, What a womanly thing to do. He must be the worst player evar!" But I'm really not, I just like cutting the idea of Tryndamere critting me for 3. I also use it as a tool to catch those pesky opponents and show them who is boss.

Ignite Ignite to me is a situational spell on Sin. If you have a mundo against you, or that damn warwick. Then you should probably take this spell to counter them.

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Skill Sequence

While playing sin, I choose to max out Sonic Wave/ Resonating Strike first, because that is my main chasing ability and when you can chase while doing tons of damage is always a plus

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Unique Skills

Lee Sin has one very unique quality about his skills. He has the ability to move in and out of team fights and 1v1 really fast and almost unnoticed. To me lee sin defines the word assassin.

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Early Game

Now we get into how to play lee sin. Start off with buying a Doran's Blade and head to your lane. Put a point into sonic wave. Not many champs are as strong as lee sin early game, so be aggressive. It is worth working for first blood. After first blood goes to you, begin to work on farming as much as possible. Your build is very expensive so you will need the gold.

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Mid Game

By now, you should at least have your boots and phantom dancer. With those items, begin to gank for you teammates and help them push their lanes, because they are not as good at it as you are. When no opponents are on the map, and all the towers are being pushed, head to dragon with your team or into the jungle for the extra gold. However, don't be the "Oh my god our tower is being pushed, I should go kill those golems that spawned across the map." Be aware of what is happening

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Late Game

This is where lee sin shines. With all of your items you will be 3-shotting the squishie members of the enemy team with no problem. Your life steal will keep you alive while fighting anybody at all. You will be attacking very fast and hitting very hard at all times. Tanks stand no chance, and neither does anyone else. Now, what should your strategy be? Look at your map, is anyone on their team alone? If yes, hide behind a wall or in a bush near them, Sonic Wave to them, then auto-attack and tempest/cripple them to ensure that they don't get away.

So, your team gets into a fight, what is your role, your role is much like jax's. You get to the back of the enemy team and destroy the carries, if they have a trynd (Or any other auto-attacking carry), ult him away from your team to stop him from killing all of you.

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That is about all the information I have for right now, again, if anyone has a suggestion as to how I could improve my build, then please tell me. I'm only looking to better this build. Wil be updating and checking this build almost daily.

Until next time, Stay classy Summoners.