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Lee Sin, Ganker Supreme

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Rosinja

Senior Member

04-09-2011

This build is set up on Mobafire as well, view it here Lee Sin, Ganker Supreme (http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/lee-sin-ganker-supreme-71827)

Lee Sin, Ganker Supreme. EDT: 1.1


  1. UPDATES (http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/lee-sin-ganker-supreme-edt-1-1-71827#chapter0)
  2. Introduction (http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/lee-sin-ganker-supreme-edt-1-1-71827#chapter1)
  3. Runes (http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/lee-sin-ganker-supreme-edt-1-1-71827#chapter2)
  4. Masteries//a note on scaling (http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/lee-sin-ganker-supreme-edt-1-1-71827#chapter3)
  5. Items (http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/lee-sin-ganker-supreme-edt-1-1-71827#chapter4)
  6. Pros / Cons (http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/lee-sin-ganker-supreme-edt-1-1-71827#chapter5)
  7. Summoner Spells (http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/lee-sin-ganker-supreme-edt-1-1-71827#chapter6)
  8. Skill Sequence (http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/lee-sin-ganker-supreme-edt-1-1-71827#chapter7)
  9. Team Work (http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/lee-sin-ganker-supreme-edt-1-1-71827#chapter8)
  10. A word on ganking (http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/lee-sin-ganker-supreme-edt-1-1-71827#chapter9)
  11. Creeping / Jungling in a nutshell (http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/lee-sin-ganker-supreme-edt-1-1-71827#chapter10)
  12. Summary (http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/lee-sin-ganker-supreme-edt-1-1-71827#chapter11)

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UPDATES

1.0 Apr 9. -> Created.
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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Introduction

Before you read my guide there are a couple things you need to recognize, 1. Lee Sin has a HIGH learning curve. 2. This is just one way to play as Lee.

This guide will teach you what you need to know about playing as Lee Sin and getting off total BS ganks.



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Runes

The obvious choice for this since the Hotfix

9x Greater Mark of Desolation for having more consistent damage throughout the game.
9x Greater Seal of Focus )
> both of these are for pushing your damage output skyward
9x Greater Seal of Celerity )
3x Greater 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.



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Masteries//a note on scaling

21/0/9

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)



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Items

All your items will be attack damage except for Boots of Swiftness which will be for high mobility.

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.

Bloodthirster->Wriggles



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Pros / Cons

Pros
  • High Mobility
    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?!

Cons
  • 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.



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Summoner Spells

You'll want Ghost and Exhaust

You have maximum mobility and being able to pass through creeps and get those vital slows/damage redux on autoattackers IE: Master Yi/Jax/Irelia.



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Skill Sequence

Here's where things go tricky, the priority if you have your ulti up is this during ganking.

Q->R->Q->E->E

For jungling

W->W->E->Q->Q->E


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.



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Team Work

While in your little posse` you're not the initiator, you're a finisher, because chances are the other team will focus on whoever gets in range first. Most times they overlook Lee Sin standing back because they don't think he's a threat. They're horribly wrong. Your ulti, done right can deal 1000 damage across the board, and turn the tides of battle.


Attack your enemies at less than 50% health.



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A word on ganking

You are Lee Sin, he does not farm creeps. He Ganks. He eats sleeps and breathes ganking.

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.



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Creeping / Jungling in a nutshell

Even though you won't WANT to go into the jungle you still can. And you can also creep farm pretty easily.

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.



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Summary


  • Focus on Attack Damage
  • Combo your moves to maximize damage
  • Be patient
  • Work as a team, with a focus on ending lives. You can do so much with Lee.


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Rosinja

Senior Member

04-10-2011

Spells: Ghost and Exhaust

Spell order:

----1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Q- x---x-----x----x----x----------------------------------------
W---------x---------------------------------x---x--------x---x
E----x---------------x-----x-------x----x-----------------------
R---------------x---------------x---------------------x---------


Masteries
----21-----------------------0------------------------9
OFFENSE----------DEFENSE-----------UTILITY
1-1-0-3-----------------------------------------0-3-0-1
---4-0----------------------------------------------4-0--
0-0-3-2-----------------------------------------1-0-0-0
--3-----------------------------------------------------0-0
--3--------------------------------------------------0-0---
--1--------------------------------------------------0------





Item Build Goal

Boots of Swiftness
Wriggle's Lantern
Youmuu's Ghostblade
Hextech Gunblade
Infinity Edge
Last Whisper / Hexdrinker if there are too many casters.


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Lancefighter

Senior Member

04-10-2011

WHy would you not pick up a point of w earlyish for the blink? The old 'drop ward, shumpo to it' works with safegard as well


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Rosinja

Senior Member

04-10-2011

Quote:
Lancefighter:
WHy would you not pick up a point of w earlyish for the blink? The old 'drop ward, shumpo to it' works with safegard as well


You know, I never thought about it, to be honest. that would allow for alot more early game ganks, setting up wards in the river, so far apart. I'll adjust the guide, thank you.


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Praedoran

Senior Member

04-10-2011

Glad to see others realizing the potential of Boots of Swiftness on Lee Sin. Since this seems to be aimed at Laning: What are your thoughts on Wriggle's Lantern? I often find myself using the free ward in lane rather than just the bushes, in order to captilize on the extra mobility. Also, when combined with Iron Will, he gains a great deal of sustainability in the lane since he can sometimes Leech back to full health after a single creep wave.

Also at late game when trying for position, you can use the free ward to jump over ledges and trees for position or escape. I'm of the preference for Cleanse/Flash though. Cleanse takes care of the CC that eats him alive, but it does add more to the skill depth of the character. Flash is certainly used for the positioning factor when trying to Ult someone, as well as an escape mechanism. Perhaps not as reliable as Ghost for escapes, but I love the instant teleportation. Just because he has lots of mobility in his kit, doesn't mean he can't use more (Ezreal and Kassadin for instance often take Flash)


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Clowntown

Recruiter

04-10-2011

i like to go for wriggles lantern - if you get a large hit off with your safeguard lifesteal you get major heals off of it. + i use the ward to drop across walls and pull myself to safety or to even gank if the enemy is low enough


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Rosinja

Senior Member

04-10-2011

Quote:
Praedoran:
Glad to see others realizing the potential of Boots of Swiftness on Lee Sin. Since this seems to be aimed at Laning: What are your thoughts on Wriggle's Lantern? I often find myself using the free ward in lane rather than just the bushes, in order to captilize on the extra mobility. Also, when combined with Iron Will, he gains a great deal of sustainability in the lane since he can sometimes Leech back to full health after a single creep wave.

Also at late game when trying for position, you can use the free ward to jump over ledges and trees for position or escape. I'm of the preference for Cleanse/Flash though. Cleanse takes care of the CC that eats him alive, but it does add more to the skill depth of the character. Flash is certainly used for the positioning factor when trying to Ult someone, as well as an escape mechanism. Perhaps not as reliable as Ghost for escapes, but I love the instant teleportation. Just because he has lots of mobility in his kit, doesn't mean he can't use more (Ezreal and Kassadin for instance often take Flash)



Wriggles Lantern, yeah actually that's an effective idea. Will update the build =)

Flash- works well in situations, but I prefer ghost. If there's too much CC I typically pick up a quicksilver sash til i'm able to pound through it.

Cleanse is nice for anyone, but I'm learning more and more Lee Sin is one of the only Level Restrictive champions, as in he's there to specifically drive the xp gain of enemy champions through the floor. Keeping them dead as much as possible.


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Praedoran

Senior Member

04-20-2011

After playing some more with him, I've noticed that this is indeed one way to play him. He does have a good last hit animation but his farm is certainly not the best. I've started calling this build "Carry" style, because he functions similarly to other carries in lane: Feast or Famine.

His base damage, quite frankly, is bad. However, his scaling is excellent. This of course, means that if you feed, you'll snowball rather quick, but if you can't (say you're up against superior lane opponents), you'd best change your itemization for standard laning (HoGs, Iron Will, and focusing on Last Hitting) or wind up useless mid game.

I'd certainly swap out Cleanse for Exhaust if I'm trying for kills. However, knowing when to plan B is also advisable. Some champions are just hard to gank and good at harassment. A good Vlad for instance, has harassment, sustain, and escape. By the end of the early game, our lane was 1-1-1 (we all got a kill, we all died once). He must have leeched off thousands of Safeguard HP and anything else I regained through Iron Will.


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Made in Asia

Recruiter

07-08-2011

lee sin's best build is atmog


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