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Lee Sin Statistics for Miah

Author's performance with Lee Sin compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
72
5
Win %
61
40
Kills
6.6
6.0
Assists
9.4
7.7
Deaths
6.1
6.5
KA:D Ratio
2.6
2.1
Gold Earned
11.5K
10.7K
Creep Score
45.8
130.4
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Just take these summoners. Please.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Abilities Back to Top

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

Always max Q first. Always.


Maxing E or W second is debatable, E is obviously a more aggressive style and yields more damage, while W allows for more lifesteal and sustain, along with the ability to shield your allies. Try both, see how it works for you.


Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Lee Sin is all about the early game, so you can opt for regular potions if you so choose or if you aren't confident about your first clear, but you should be able to get lv3 without being too low on health, Lee Sin is a very good clearer.
    Wards are INVALUABLE on Lee Sin, this is an excellent item choice.
    can work if you want to buy sightstone, but personally I don't like spending an extra 800 gold when I can just get Tracker's Knife

Core Items

    Core Items for early/mid game. What you choose to buy after this is your choice. Opt out of the hexdrinker if they literally have no ap threat whatsoever, that means champions like tryndamere top, khazix jungle, yasuo mid and a low-damage support.
    Choose one or both, choosing black cleaver may take you past the cooldown cap depending on your runes.
    I usually go for this after hexdrinker, depending on the threats on the enemy team, but it is a very solid option.
    All-out defensive items that you may require, especially if your team lacks tankiness.
    If your team is braindead and don't know when to build magic resist vs a heavy AP team, you may have to take matters into your own hands and buy this for them.
    If you find yourself being focused heavily, this is an excellent item to give you some extra power in teamfights!
    If you're planning on playing a tanky jungler, then there are better choices than Lee Sin. Would not recommend this item.
    Very expensive item and you will be squishy af if you decide to build it, but it's fun so who cares. Do it if you so please.
    Good item, especially if you mess up trying to kick the adc and just die in the midst of a team fight. Pretty cheap too.

Situational Items

    If you feel you can go without either Dead Man's Plate or Spirit Visage, you can go for one of these.
    Kick + Zhonya's = Swag Kick

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Aatrox
    Medium
  • Alistar
    Easy
  • Amumu
    Easy
  • Brand
    Easy
  • Elise
    Hard
  • Evelynn
    Easy
  • Fiddlesticks
    Easy
  • Gragas
    Easy
  • Hecarim
    Medium
  • Jarvan IV
    Hard
  • Jax
    Hard
  • Kha'Zix
    Medium
  • Kog'Maw
    Easy
  • Master Yi
    Medium
  • Nocturne
    Medium
  • Rammus
    Medium
  • Rek'Sai
    Medium
  • Rengar
    Easy
  • Riven
    Medium
  • Sejuani
    Medium
  • Udyr
    Hard
  • Vi
    Hard
  • Warwick
    Medium
  • Wukong
    Medium
  • Xin Zhao
    Medium
  • Zac
    Easy

VS

Aatrox

Medium

Aatrox in general isn't the best jungler at the moment so it's pretty easy to out-pressure him but the removal of the atack speed debuff on Lee's E hurts his dueling potential with Aatrox.

VS

Alistar

Easy

Alistar may be OP in the top lane but as far as jungling is concerned, Lee Sin should destroy him.

VS

Amumu

Easy

It's very easy to bully an Amumu at early levels 

VS

Brand

Easy

Lee destroys Brand, even if he's a very uncommon jungler.

VS

Elise

Hard

Now a rather tricky matchup for Lee Sin after the Elise buffs, if she misses cocoon, you can win the duel

VS

Evelynn

Easy

Eve is squishy early so if you get deep wards and ambush her at a camp it can be an easy kill.

VS

Fiddlesticks

Easy

Similar to Eve, if you get deep wards in and ambush him when his drain is on CD then it can be an easy kill.

VS

Gragas

Easy

Garages is now significantly weaker than he was in season 4 and 5, so now he is very manageable.

VS

Hecarim

Medium

Early game is pretty easy vs a Hecarim as his clear speeds aren't phenomenal and as a result, he can get quite low in the jungle, giving an opportunity to counter-jungle or pick up a kill. Hecarim is scary late game though.

VS

Jarvan IV

Hard

Jarvan could duel Lee before his E got nerfed and now J4 kinda destroys him if he gets a good E-Q combo off. Lee can always jump out of his ult though.

VS

Jax

Hard

Although Jax is considered more of a top lamer than a jungler, he can be played in the jungle, and since he is highly dependant on attack speed, Lee Sin has a very hard time duelling him 1v1. Yes, Lee has better banking potential but Jax out scales Lee by the time he gets 2-3 items.

VS

Kha'Zix

Medium

While isolated, Kha'Zix has more damage, depending on what he is maxing but in skirmishes you can reveal him in his ult and beat him.

VS

Kog'Maw

Easy

Although Kog'Maw is a very scary late-game jungler, he is incredibly easy to kill early game and has a hard time sustaining in the jungle. Kill him early.

VS

Master Yi

Medium

no more AS slow on Lee's E means Yi really hurts him even without his ult, however lee has the mobility and versatility advantage.

VS

Nocturne

Medium

This can be a hard matchup because Lee can't slow Nocturne's huge attack speed buff anymore but if the Nocturne choses to go Feral Flare and AFK farm in his jungle you can pressure lanes easily without much trouble.

VS

Rammus

Medium

Ramous can be counter jungled very easily early game, but later becomes a problem.

VS

Rek'Sai

Medium

One of the top junglers at the moment but can be killed early by Lee Sin.

VS

Rengar

Easy

Lee can capitalize on the fact that Rengar generally gets very low whilst clearing the jungle so he can pick up easy kills.

VS

Riven

Medium

Riven can beat Lee in duels, but she has a really hard time clearing the new jungle.

VS

Sejuani

Medium

Cinderhulk OP man. Sej can be dealt with early game but her teamfight presence is what's scary.

VS

Udyr

Hard

No attack speed slow on Lee's E means Udyr can shit on him in a duel.

VS

Vi

Hard

Vi wrecks Lee, nothing much to say. Weaker early but stronger once she gets an item or two.

VS

Warwick

Medium

It sometimes proves difficult to find opportunities to kill him, but Lee has much more early game pressure

VS

Wukong

Medium

Can reveal Wukong in stealth but Wukong greatly out-scales Lee

VS

Xin Zhao

Medium

Xin is reliant on attack speed and the 4.14 nerfs to Lee's E means he is less of a counter to Xin.

VS

Zac

Easy

Let's be real. Zac sucks.

Jungle Paths Back to Top

I dont like starting at the raptors unless I know I can do it without losing any meaningful health, I prefer to keep it simple, do your buff nearest to botlane, do wolves and your second buff, I then will look to gank/invade enemy jungle at their second buff/do scuttle.

Lee Mechanics (InSec etc.) Back to Top


This is a VERY helpful video if you wish to learn the mechanics that can make your Lee Sin play a LOT more effective.



GripeX and Others Back to Top

GripeX is a challenger jungler with Lee Sin being his main champion, as well as having multiple smurf accounts in diamond. 

GripeX's social media:
  • http://www.twitch.tv/gripex90
  • https://twitter.com/GripexJ
  • https://www.facebook.com/Gripex90
  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC01zP3AZBRBDRh-lbPFV5jA/videos
Thiese are a few of my favourite clips on GripeX's YouTube channel, The English guy you hear in this video is Foxdrop, another diamond jungle main/64_64.png player.


The following video is a pretty awesome montage edited by Lelayce in October 2014 of GripeX's best plays. I could watch this over and over again.


For those who don;t understand what happened in the 2v1 clip, he ward-hopped to line the kick up with Shaco so the impact from Ashe would kill him.

As well as watching GripeX, I have found a few other streamers/youtubers that helped a lot in the process of learning 64_64.png and the complex mechanics that go with it. For example, Foxdrop is a diamond 1 jungle main that produced educational LoL content on his YouTube channel (links to follow). Links to his social media are as follows:

  • http://www.twitch.tv/foxdrop
  • https://www.youtube.com/user/foxdropLoL
  • https://www.facebook.com/Foxdroplol
  • https://twitter.com/Foxdroplol

Lee Sin in Solo Queue Back to Top

If you are searching for Lee Sin guides that will help you carry games in solo queue, or give you a better understanding of how to play/build Lee in order to carry more ranked games, you are looking at the wrong champion if all you care about is gaining LP. 


Yes, Lee Sin is one of if not the best early-mid game jungler there is, but his late game carry potential is one of the worst out of all junglers. Lee Sin is very reliant on his team to capitalize on the opportunities he creates, yes, you can InSec the fed carry into your team, but if your team is far behind or simply bad, Lee Sin cannot single-handedly win teamfights.

Having said this, Lee Sin is in my opinion one of if not THE most fun champion to play in League of Legends. His diversity and kit are unmatched and he is very rewarding if played correctly.

About Me Back to Top

I play on EUW, summoner name Dy5functi0n. Started playing league around August 2013, reached level 30 around November or December of that year, I went 4-6 in my provisional games in season 3 and was placed in Bronze 1 and was later demoted to Bronze 2 (because I sucked).


In season 4 however I decided to main jungle rather than top as I believe it is much easier to carry as a jungler. I have over 250-300 games on Lee Sin to date after watching A LOT of GripeX and Foxdrop (diamond 1 jungle main streamer/youtuber). I went 6-4 in my season 4 provisionals and was placed in Bronze 2, since then I climbed to Bronze 1 and failed my promotion games to Silver 7 times until I was finally successful. I managed to get to gold on the 26th of October 2014! I mainly play aggressive junglers like 64_64.png60_64.png254_64.png121_64.png and 62_64.png, I have played my fair share of 32_64.png and 154_64.png too. I intend on learning  35_64.png107_64.png soon. Apart from jungling I really like 238_64.png/103_64.png and other assassins, 238_64.png being my 2nd most played champion. I usually play support if I don't get jungle in Champ select, mainly 412_64.png89_64.png.

Update: Went 7-3 in provisional games for season 5 (in which I played 3 games on Lee and went 3-0), Gold II. Going for Plat soon.

Update: April 10th 2015, got Plat. 

As of now, I don't intend on playing many ranked games, if at all, before my exams in June. I will however do my best to update this guide as best I can after every patch with the best of my knowledge from watching YouTube and Streams.

A like/comment is greatly appreciated!

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