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Lee Sin Build
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Lee Sin is very strong in lane against almost every champion. Try harassing your enemy with Sonic Wave/Resonating Strike and dash back to a minion with Safeguard. When their health is low enough you should attack, trying to get a kill, but do not risk. In a fight, try to exhaust your enemy if needed. Move in with Sonic Wave/Resonating Strike, give him 2 normal attacks, Use your Tempest, 2 normal attacks, Cripple, 2 normal attacks, and so on. If your enemy gets too close to his turret and you can't turret dive, flash behind him, use your Dragon's Rage to kick him away from the turret and follow him with Sonic Wave/Resonating Strike. Lee Sin can also handle very good a solo lane against 2 enemies, but you have to play him carefully or you will end up feeding and loosing the turrets. If you are single in your lane, try to harass the opponents with low health and defense like Vayne, Shaco, Janna, Sona, Caitlyn, etc. If you are having trouble holding the lane, ask the jungler to help you with a gank.
Lee Sin is able to jump in and out of the combat very fast and that's why he is very effective in team fights. Let the tank from your team initiate the team fight, and once he is focused, move in on the enemy champion with the highest damage output and take him out fast. Try protecting your teammates with Safeguard and use your Iron Will to get some extra lifesteal to stay longer into the combat. If you are focused, try to move out of the combat and rejoin when you can. In late game you will be able to run into the jungle, get the red buff and refill your health with that awesome lifesteal from Wriggle's Lantern and from Iron will.
Ganking and Escaping
Lee Sin is an excellent ganker. You can move in fast, hit your target hard and then get outta there. Land your Sonic Wave on the enemy that you are ganking. If it is a tank, hit him to with your ultimate and send him at your team so you can take him out fast. But if he is an assassin/mage with weak health and low armor, just take him out fast and try to save your ultimate. Use Dragon's Rage only if you can't kill him before he gets to the turret.
Also you can escape very easily if you use your skills correctly. If you are followed, use your Dragon's Rage to knock back the enemy and than Safe Guard on an teammate/minion/ward. Also, in jungle, you can hit your Sonic Wave on an monster, and go through the wall with Resonating Strike. If you don't have your ultimate up and you are chased, just be sure that you exhaust your enemy, and flash if you don't think that the exhaust is enough.