Lee Sin Build Guide by cavemanick
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Lee Sin Build
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To start off, grab a Cloth Armor and 5 health pots. Proceed to the double golems. Take a point in your E (tempest/cripple). If somebody offers to leash the golems for you, take the offer (conserves health pots). When fighting things in the jungle, be sure to use your passive to your advantage, meaning auto attack twice so you can get the energy back and take down creeps faster. Smite one of the golems, then when you are finished with the golems head over to wraiths. Focus the larger wratih first, making sure to use your passive to your advantage. Once the large wraith is down you will level up, and then take a point in your W (safeguard/iron will). Head over to wolves, making sure to focus down the large wolf first. After you fight the wolves, your smite should be ready again. Head over to blue buff, you will be able to take him if you've been keeping up with using your health pots, making sure to stay at moderate health. Take down blue buff using your passive to your advantage. After you take blue buff down you will reach level 3, getting a point in sonic wave/resonating strike. At this point look for lanes to gank. Now that you have your Q, you will be able to gank efficiantly. If there is a lane in need of a gank, and you feel that with your current health you can take them down, go for it. After you return, whether you ganked someone of not, you will have enough for ninja tabi. Ninja tabi makes jungling much easier, as you will be dodging most of the creeps attacks. After you get ninja tabi you will be up to 21% dodge chance. Grab a few health pots if you feel you will need them to grab red buff.
Red buff and beyond
Proceed to red buff, again your smite should be up when you get there, if not it will be when you are fighting it. Take down red buff making sure you use your passive to your advantage. Once you take red buff head down to double golems. At this point you want to look around for lanes to gank. If a lane needs a gank, gank it. If not, head back over to wraiths. Throughtout your jungle route, you should mainly be focusing on leveling up your Tempest/Cripple, only take a second point in your Safeguard/Iron Will at level 5. After killing wraiths you want to head over to wolves again. Once you hit level 6, ganking does become much easier. You can start coming in from behind the enemy, and kicking them back towards your team when they try to run away.
If you feel the enemy jungler is an easy kill for you, try and find them when they would be taking a buff. try and smite steal the buff and take them on 1v1. Lee Sin has great sustain with his Safeguard, and has an easy time chasing people that try to run away. If you feel like being an ***hat, you can take the enemy's 3 small wraiths near the beginning of your jungle while they get blue buff. Since Lee Sin doesn't necessarily NEED blue buff, you could mess around in their jungle a bit then head back over to your own.
After you get your Wriggles Lantern, you can start getting your core build. Start off with a Phage, then work your way into a Warmogs. After you get the Phage and Warmogs, start working on an Atma's. Once you acquire your Atma's, you can start completing your Tri-Force. Get a Zeal to build into your Tri-Force. Once you get the Tri-Force you can get some more damage. Work towards getting a bloodthirster. If you get far enough into the game where you don't need a Wriggle's Lantern Anymore, sell it and go for a Force of Nature. The Force of Nature will give a good amount of move speed, more health regen, and balances out your overall resistances. But, if the enemy team has little to no magic damage, then you can go for more armor and health with Sunfire Cape. The extra magic damage will help take out the squishier champions a little bit, and you will be able to survive hard hits from people like Master Yi, or Caitlin.
So overall, this build is aimed at efficient jungling, and lane control. The constant ganks at different lanes will keep your team in the game. Your late game will be an Offtank/DPS build. Lee Sin excels at offtanking while still dishing out a good amount of damage. You will be able to initiate team fights very well, and if you play your cards right, you can get your team an easy ace. As a DPS offtank, you should be with your team in team fights 99% of the time. The initiations Lee Sin gives are outstanding, and your team will appreciate it. Remember to gank often, give blue buff to your mid ally if they need it, etc.