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Yasuo Build Guide by Boy0Champ
Yasuo Mid Lane
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+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+8 Magic Resist
Threats & Synergies
If you are against a pantheon that knows how to abuse the lane, there is absolutely no way to win in the laning phase. You can start cloth armor + pots OR Dorans shield+pot and hope to survive the laning phase with jungle help. You do not want to trade half your hp to get some few cs. Early levels it is important not losing EXP, so it is OK missing out on few cs, as long as you get the EXP! If you get poked too much, he will go for the all-in kill or dive with his jungler, and your game is over. Be sure to stay healthy, and recall if you think he might dive you!
There is not much to do against a skilled jayce. Taking dorans shield and [[resolve]] secondary is good here. He has ranged poke to make sure your shield is always down. He will E you in hammer form to stop your dash onto him and follow up with his burst. You are looking to safely farm with Q and take as little poke as possible. Try have your jungler helping, and play passive until you outscale, or he makes a mistake you can capitalize on.
He will just destroy you in lane. Farm safely with Q and let him shove in the wave. If he goes in for a combo and chunks you, be sure to return some damage as his cooldowns are pretty high. Stay far away if he has his redbar stacked, your HP will be gone in no time. IF you are low HP and getting pushed into your tower... BASE. You will most likely get dived by him+jungler.
Reworked Akali is also a quite difficult matchup because she's able to spam her Q's on you, and dissappear with smoke bomb when you're engaging. You have to bait her Q's by walking in and out, and try farm with your Q. You can also "fake" a engage in order to make her use her smoke bomb, and then you can all-in her. Be sure you have a minion wave around you when you're fighting, so you can dash around and make it much harder for her to hit her ultimate as both charges are skillshots. Take oracle lens after the laning phase. It won't reveal her, but it will show where she's going so you can still hit her with Q's.
In this matchup you want QSS early. Malzahar is very good at setting up free kills with his ultimate, so i suggest finishing your Zeal or Phantom Dancer and then rush a QSS.
Take exhaust. Start Q lvl 1 and look to poke him as much as possible when he goes in for every CS. Pre 6 you are looking to take short trades, without letting him hit E. Dash through minions, and do not take trades that lets him proc his empowered W. You want a hexdrinker ASAP, because he can oneshot you with ignite once his ult is up. You can windwall the fish,, but a good fizz will always animation cancel the R with his Q at very close range, making it almost impossible to dodge the ult.
You want to wait choosing your first ability until you know what she started. If she started her shield, you want to start Q and shove her in. If she started Q and plays agressive, you can start E and go for early trades. This is a skill matchup that favors Orianna in the early laning phase.
Conquerer is such a huge buff on Darius, and it made a lot harder for us. The key to winning this matchup is not being a pussy. You want to go in for short trades and back out - make sure he DOES NOT hit you with the outer Q. It becomes way harder when he gets level 6. Good item path is PD -> Ninja Tabi -> Frozen mallet. We get frozen mallet early so we can poke and kite until he's low enough for us to all-in.