Lee Sin has taken over the jungle in Wild Rift. With a high skill cap and strong early game, players have been abusing him in all elos so much that Riot recently nerfed his kit. But despite his nerfs, he stands as one of the strongest junglers in the game.
Here are two typical build paths for the blind monk.
This build mixes armor penetration and lethality to give Lee Sin great early burst damage. Ghostblade first is a staple for Lee sin. The rest of the build is variable dependent on matchups, but this build works great when ahead.
Lethality and armor penetration leave little room for enemy champions to make a comeback against Lee Sin, as his damage numbers are often enough to 100 to 0 most champions.
Abilities Upgrade Priority:
1 > 3 > 2 > 1 > 4 > 1 > 1 > 3 > 4 > 3 > 3 > 2 > 4 > 2 > 2
Note that Ghostblade rush on this build as well. Ghostblade is too great of an item to not build on Lee Sin, as the movement speed and initial burst damage is great for his kit.
For the second item, Guardian Angel rush is very common as well. If looking to snowball a lead a bit more, and sitting on a lot of gold, the second item Trinity Force may be the better option. But if looking for a quick buy, Guardian Angel’s gold value is great.
Abilities Upgrade Priority:
1 > 2 > 3 > 1 > 4 > 1 > 1 > 2 > 4 > 2 > 2 > 3 > 4 > 3 > 3
Runes and Summoner Spells
For Keystone, Conqueror is the way to go for Lee Sin. His abilities have double casts, giving him opportunities to maximize auto-attacks. This allows Lee Sin to stack up Conqueror incredibly fast, giving him great damage and healing in trades.
The secondary rune tree is largely dependent on playstyle. The ones shown here work well, but do not feel obligated to stick so closely to them.
Lee Sin should always take smite and flash in the jungle. Solo Lane Lee Sin can take other summoner spells, but for the jungle, these are the go-to spells no matter what matchup.
Ghostblade rush is a must for Lee Sin. The item gives a broken amount of movement speed, potentially more than boots. To add on, the item gives burst damage for the first basic attack, which aids in Lee Sin’s kit tremendously.
As a burst reliant jungler, Lee Sin should always rush Ghostblade in the current meta. The item allows him to take over the map more efficiently and gives him great damage.
Guardian Angel is a great item to build in Patch 1.1 for Wild Rift for champions who can work with it. Lee sin is one of those champions. At only 2800 gold, Guardian Angel utility is great offering decent damage and tankiness all in one kit.
Players have been rushing the item second, which is a completely viable build path for Lee Sin as well. As Lee Sin’s early game snowball is essential to his playstyle, Guardian Angel’s bargain price alongside utility gives Lee Sin insurance to build his lead.
Locket Enchant is the most versatile upgraded version of boots in the game. This item provides survivability for the entire team, countering the biggest issue of the game: too much burst damage. Even Lee Sin builds this item.
For boots themselves, all boot options work well on Lee Sin. Cooldown, life-steal, armor, magic resist, all options work. Just build according to matchups and play style.
Lee Sin is a fantastic champion in Wild Rift. Abuse him while possible, before further nerfs and other champions that contest him are released. Be sure to always build Ghostblade on the blind monk, but feel free to get creative with the rest of his build.
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