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Build Guide by Zodarius
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1.1 Apr 10 -> Changed Item choice to include Wriggles instead of Blood Thirster, Updated skills to get safeguard at lvl 4.
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9xGreater Mark of Desolation for having more consistent damage throughout the game.
9xGreater Seal of Focus
both of these are for pushing your damage output skyward
9xGreater Glyph of Celerity
3xGreater Quintessence of Desolation
Rune choices are based on getting more damage out in late game and forcing his cooldowns to come up more, since he's now a pretty OP character.
Extra xp and Damage. It is important to avoid attack speed, it's absolutely useless.
Extra XP because you will need as much as possible, you won't be creep farming EVER unless you're getting hp back or pushing.
The reason you want damage so much is because of his gains to his abilities.
Bonus damage are as follows since the hotfix.
Sonic Wave/Resonating Strike (1.0 AD)
Safeguard/Iron Will (1.0 AP)
Tempest/Cripple (1.0 AD)
Dragon's Rage (2.0 AD)
During your game you'll wanna start out with a Boots of Speed and a Health Potion then work towards each end item. It is better to get attack damage over extra effects. For example you'll want to work on your build and go to The Brutalizer and leave it there until you've completed the rest of the build because the extra active proc is not needed til late game. If you have a caster in the other team who can frequently gank you IE: ANNIE or LUX pick up Hexdrinker immediately after boots of swiftness they save you so much.
Here's a good flow for his build:
Boots of Speed->Health Potion->Boots of Swiftness->Blood Razor->Sight Ward->Wriggle's Lantern->The Brutalizer->Buccaneer's Cutlass/Hexdrinker->Infinity Edge->Last Whisper->Hextech Gunblade from Cutlass if you bought it.
UPDATE It has come to my attention you can pull off alot more early game ganking and have more mobility if you grab sight wards and Safeguard to them, this also provides necessary information to keep from getting ganked. They're cheap and should probably be purchased throughout the game up until you get Last Whisper. UPDATE 2 A change to the build allows for a free ward to jump to making it more viable and shows pre planning when ganking.
Ridiculous Damage output from Abilities
The ability to pull off moves that other assassins would die from IE: Turret diving to get a kill at lvl 6 with half health
Did I mention you get the freaking BEST COMBO IN THE GAME?!
Impatience is ****, gets you ganked hardcore.
You'll be behind your teammates in levels, making you squishier.
If you spam your abilities you'll be a baddie
If you aren't good at landing skill shots, he is the hardest to land EVER.
If there are 3 or more enemy champions nearby do NOT rush in, let someone else get focused. You will DIE so fast because of spamming Q->Q if you're new to Lee Sin. And then you'll be Q_Q ing. Remember Q->Q = QQ
PRO TIPS FOR TEAM GANKING
1. Wait for your team to engage
2. Your follow up Q move does TONS more damage the lower the hp they have. Your team will scream "KS KS" but you'll be feasting on their tears tonight.
3. Your ultimate is not a getaway move, only use when attacking.
You CAN turret dive due to your ability to get out fast.
Just harass, go in and shoot skill shot, move out and go in for the kill when they're at 25%.
Another thought on his Q move, go check the range and practice hitting at max range on creeps to get a feel for using Sonic Wave.
Attack your enemies at less than 50% health.
Your job is solely to Kill every champion every time you see them. You start ganking at level 1 if you're good at it you can kill both champs in your lane before they know what hit em.
At level 9-11 on other champions try to keep your distance they tend to even out in power in mid-game, then you pull ahead again in late game.
Before the Damage Hotfix, I was pulling 18/2/8 ish nearly every game. Now I'm pulling a lot more on average.
Pick any lane, or any mob spawn point of wolves or mini golems, and level up that Safeguard. You should be able to solo anything at level 9 if you pick up a guinsoo's rageblade rather than a Brutalizer. Everything but Baron, that is. Just time your abilities to be inbetween 2 attacks each.