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Best Lee Sin Build in League of Legends

Lee Sin is an early game champion who provides so much value to the team!

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Highlights
Lee Sin is an early game gank monster who sets up the perfect kill scenarios for his teammates.
He is very strong early on and his power diminishes in the late-game phase.
Lee Sin is predominantly a jungler, however, players can opt to take him to the solo lanes too.

Lee Sin, the blind monk, is a top-tier League of Legends champion who just does not go out of meta. As a jungler, he is one of the most popular picks in both Solo Queue as well as in pro play. Lee Sin goes by a high-risk, high-reward playstyle, but falling behind very early on in the game will be the biggest punishment for the player. Even though he is predominantly considered a jungler, he can also be taken to the solo lanes of mid and top occasionally, based on the match-up.

Lee Sin can start ganking from level three once he has unlocked his Q - Sonic Wave / Resonating Strike, W - Safeguard / Iron Will, and E - Tempest / Cripple. Level six is a massive power spike in Lee Sin’s kit as allows him to do creative combos with his R - Dragon’s Rage. This ability can effectively interrupt Teleports and also act as crowd control (CC) spell. However, much of Lee Sin’s kit revolves around single-target damage and dive potential, which makes him an early-game gank monster.

Jungle pathing on Lee Sin

If you are playing Lee Sin jungle on the Blue Side of Summoner’s Rift, this is the best pathing for you:

  • Red buff without Smite

  • Blue buff without Smite

  • Gromp using Smite

  • Gank top lane

If you are on the Red Side of the map, the following should be your ideal pathing:

  • Red buff

  • Blue buff

  • Gromp using smite

  • Bottom lane gank

Summoner Spells and Runes on Lee Sin jungle

In LoL Patch 12.10, Lee Sin playing with Conqueror rune has a 45% win rate in Jungle. Within the primary rune tree of Precision, the other runes to take are Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, and Last Stand. In the secondary tree, players can opt for the Inspiration tree and Magical Footwear, and Cosmic Insight as preferred runes.

Lee Sin runes

Lee Sin runes

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Since you are going to be playing Lee Sin in the jungle, the primary Summoner Spell would be Smite and you need to couple it with Flash to enable good engages for your team. The most famous Lee Sin combo is Ultimate + Flash which always takes the enemies by surprise and stops them from reacting.

What items to build on Lee Sin jungle?

Lee Sin is a champion who greatly benefits from rushing Goredinker since the item provides extra damage and also sustain. Another item to rush is your boots which should ideally be Plated Steelcaps, that gives you a bit of tankiness and movement speed while ganking lanes. Your core items would be complete once you pick up Death’s Dance.

Lee Sin items

Lee Sin items

For the complete build, make sure to buy Black Cleaver, Maw of Malmortius, and Guardian Angel.


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Sadakshi is the newest addition to AFK Gaming. As a passionate gamer and an ardent League of Legends fan, she brings her journalism experience to the esports scenes of LoL and Valorant