This guide has not yet been updated for the current season. Please keep this in mind while reading. You can see the most recently updated guides on the browse guides page
Yasuo Build Guide by pepino
Your votes and comments encourage our guide authors to continue
creating helpful guides for the League of Legends community.
Threats & Synergies
Skill matchup. Farm as well as you can and try to take his shield down with tornado or bait out his tornado then try to trade him. As long as you don't get cocky and die you're good.
Kat is an easy matchup if you know what you're doing with your wind wall. You can place it so it prevents her dagger from dropping on the ground, but if you mess it up, be careful, because her damage is much higher than yours early on.
Doesn't seem like it, but Akali is one of Yasuo's hardest matchups. You can block her Q with your wind wall and that helps with early trading, but she's way stronger than you once she hits 6 up until super late game, and even then she can easily duel you. Be careful of her Q auto and farm it up. Try to roam and prevent her from getting fed.
Pretty easy matchup. Early your shield will take all the damage from his shurikens and if he all ins you dash around him or the minions to dodge his Q's. If you play it well you can easily beat him at 6 but beware going for an E+Q when he has his ult up as he can dodge it and outburst you.
Ugh, Talon is annoying this patch. You can block his W and ult blades with your wind wall, but beware of his Q's crit/gapclose and his superior roaming potential. You can out trade him before 6 as long as you don't let him get his bleed off, but at 6 beware and try to follow when he roams.
Fairly simple if you utilize your dashes correctly. Don't get caught in his stun and you should be fine.
Fizz is like, always bullshit, but even more so since his W and R update. Just stay passive and farm, your wind wall can block his ult but won't make it disappear, it will just sit on the ground where you blocked it. Ask for ganks and roam, don't let him kill you early or he'll snowball and destroy you and your team.
It's somewhat easy to avoid her burst as you can wind wall her Q and her E, but getting on top of her to trade can be tricky because of Distortion. If you see her waste her W trade with her, but be careful if you get low health, as her ult can be tricky and she is very capable of bursting you if your wind wall is down.
He's somewhat similar to you, melee with a gapclose on a short cooldown. Play this matchup as you would another Yasuo. Keep in mind that you can block his Q with your wind wall and try to trade him right after he uses his ult as it has a short cooldown in between uses. Make sure you use your wind wall when his Q is flying towards you, if you use it too early he will hop over it with his ult and burst you.
Be very tentative in this matchup. It can go either way and it all depends on one skill: her Q. Your wind wall can block it, but if it is down she can easily all in you without even giving you a chance starting from the second she hits 6. She can out trade you pre-6 with her shield, but if it's down you should win trades.
You can block legitimately everything she does with your wind wall. If she lands a charm on you she can demolish you though, so be careful. She can also disengage or re-engage very well with her ult so all inning when she has it up is ill-advised.
M E T A S L A V E B O Y S. But seriously, this guy is strong as hell. You can only block the first part of his Q with your wind wall, and it doesn't stop him from getting the empowered attack after. If you're not careful he can 100-0 you in less than a second. If you try to trade him he can drop a stun on top of himself and Q you and run away. Only all in him when his ult/stun is down and make a point of dodging his laser. Trades are tough after 6, but pre-6 just wait for him to use his laser on the wave and dash through on top of him and dash out.
Poor TF. Same thing as Ahri, but easier. TF has no mobility like Ahri does, and you can block everything he does with your wind wall as well. This means if you position your wind wall correctly he can't even damage you while you kill him. Make sure to use wind wall while the stun card is flying towards you though, or he can walk through it and burst you pretty hard.
This guy's like the 2nd worst champ in the game right now. All you have to watch out for is his wall.
You can block her E, which is her fangs, with your wind wall, but if she ults you she'll demolish you with poison/fang damage. Try to use your E to get behind her when she ults, otherwise use it to dodge her Q. Her W can stop your E but it's easy enough to walk out of.
Your wind wall blocks her Q and E, but it's very easy for her to get around it due to her snare. Her all in after 6 is ridiculous, and it's hard to trade her because of her W. Try not to get poked and farm, if she wastes ult try to all in.
You block her Q with your wind wall, but if you dash through her E you're gonna take a lot of damage. Just avoid the minefield and getting caught without a way to dash on her and you'll win it.
Seems like she'd be easy seeing as you can block her E and R with your wind wall, but realistically all she needs is a Q+W on you to 100-0 you. If you don't have wind wall up you're going to get anally demolished, unless she doesn't have ult or misses her stun. All of her abilities except her ult are skillshots, but not necessarily easy ones to dodge if she places them correctly. She'll out trade you in lane nearly every time, and her all in at 6 is stronger than yours unless you massively outplay her and dodge everything. Try to kill her when she wastes ult and stun, otherwise stay away and bait the abilities out.
It's so beyond easy to dodge everything he has. He can't immediately pop his stun, so if you're in close melee range it won't hit you, his stars can't hit melees, and he's not mobile unless out of combat. His ult could be an issue if you can't E him, as it pushes you back somewhat far, but otherwise, he's not a problem at all.
If she lands the snare, you're dead, pretty much guaranteed. You can block that and her W and E with your wind wall, but if it's down she'll wreck you. Trade after she wastes her Q or shield.
Space AIDS. Seriously, screw this guy. You should consider buying a QSS for his ult, because if he E's you and ults you you're going to die without a chance of doing anything. He can easily push and roam, so make sure you do the same and follow him. Try to get his passive down then trade, making sure to dodge his Q. Only all in when his ult is down, otherwise you'll get demolished.
Oh god. You block his Q and R with wind wall, but that doesn't do much good if you're stunned and he can one shot you with literally any ability. Harass him as much as possible in lane, making sure not to get stunned, and prevent him from farming as much as possible. Focus this guy first in fights before he blows up your entire team with 2 abilities.
Annie is what I like to call a counter to you. You can block her Q with your wind wall, but the best part is it doesn't make her stun disappear if you block it. Her Q just goes on cooldown and doesn't damage you, but she still has her stun up. She can all in you any time she pleases, whether you're in range or not because of flash. It's very hard to farm against her because of the poke, can't all in because she's stronger than you, and her E really screws your HP if you auto attack her a lot. Overall just an annoying champ to face as Yasuo, but if you can get some ganks and shut her down it'll be a lot easier.
Meh. Mostly skill matchup, can go either way. You can block his E and Q with wind wall, but if it's down he can combo you to death. His snare kind of screws you, but you can wind wall while you're in it so it's not that bad. Just bait out his snare and all in him. Careful of his roam and waveclear though.
lol. Just farm farm farm and roam whenever you feel like it. He can't kill you unless you throw yourself into him, and if he doesn't have all 3 turrets up you can easily all in him. You can wind wall his rockets and his stun.
Hmm. Skill matchup, dependant on wind wall. You know the drill, same thing as Ryze.
This guy's kind of a joke to lane against. Dodge his Q's with your E and you'll be fine, he doesn't do damage if he doesn't land them. Watch out for his wall when you're getting ganked, and if you're low health run around to get your shield up to have a chance at surviving his ult. Otherwise, try to prevent him from farming and kill him as often as possible.
Same thing as Anivia and Ryze, but this time it's a little easier for him to poke you down before he all ins.
If he lands the stun on you, you'll blow up, but otherwise just dodge his abilities and wind wall the stun and you're fine.
Fuck Kennen. Wind wall his Q, still die to his ult anyway. He's faster than you and out trades you pretty much always. There's nearly no way to avoid him stunning you and 100-0ing you if he has his E up. Just farm and roam, hope to god he doesn't get a 5 man ult.
Only thing you can't block is his ult, ez pz lane.
You can block her Q, but her ball is easy enough to dodge with your E. If she lands a full combo she'll 100-0 you but if you dodge her ult or W you should out trade her.
This guy's just cancer, dodge his snare and try not to get DoT'ted down too much and you'll be alright. Beware of his bird form, as he can heal more damage than you do to him at pretty much all stages of the game. Your wind wall can block his birds and I believe his E, so use that to your advantage to prevent him from healing.
Easy enough, you can wind wall his Q and E so if you dodge those you aren't in any real danger as he has fairly long cooldowns and is very reliant on hitting a full combo because of his passive. His ult is very destructive however, so beware of it.
Wind wall can block many abilities
Fun to play
Very hard to 1v5 carry with if the enemy team has any sustain or cc
Hard to play and master
Easily countered by stacking armor/ Randuin's in general