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[3.5b] Yasuo Guide - YASUO FULL GUIDE [UPDATED]

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January 15, 2023 12:59
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YASUO FULL GUIDE [UPDATED]

Yasuo is one of the best mid/late game trader with high mobility. Today I'll show you the best way to play and master him as a 1200 games with 65% wr.

Pros

  • good at short trade and all in
  • high mobility
  • has 1v2 potential
  • can carried the whole team once fed
  • can combo with other champion
  • is yasuo

Cons

  • lose to most bruisers (yasuo baron is bad pls don't))
  • rely on team by a lot
  • can get ganked easily in early game
  • can get punished easily after misplay
  • one of the hardest champion to master in the game
  • really trash if enemy snowballed

Yasuo Build

Best Build Guide for Yasuo

starter
Dagger
core items
Solari Chargeblade
Recurve Bow
Cloak of Agility
Infinity Edge
Blade of the Ruined King
optional
Divine Sunderer
Wit's End
Guardian Angel

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items


YASUO BUILD

as you know, YasuoYasuo is one of the champions that relies on the item, Means that if you built him wrong, you could ruin your entire career, so please pay attention to the item that you built him with.

So, YasuoYasuo 's item should relies on critical rate because it really suits Yasuo Way Of The WandererWay Of The Wanderer that's doubling your critical rate, also Steel TempestSteel Tempest can deal critical hit making it the best way to build YasuoYasuo around critical items, YasuoYasuo also relies on attack speed because it can reduce Steel TempestSteel Tempest cooldown, which is yasuo core damage. So the first item you can both buy DaggerDagger or Brawler's GlovesBrawler's Gloves because both are fine.(i usually buy DaggerDagger first because my luck was just plain bad)


PS: YasuoYasuo doesn't need more than 2 critical strike items because of his passive Way Of The WandererWay Of The Wanderer so please don't buy more than that. It makes you look like a clown.

First items choices

  • Solari ChargebladeSolari Chargeblade is now fixed first yasuo item because of the attack speed and critical strike chance it gives.
  • I always buy Recurve BowRecurve Bow and Cloak of AgilityCloak of Agility to increase the attack speed and critical strike chance, making it easier to trade another champion, then I usually buy boot enchant.

Blade of the Ruined KingBlade of the Ruined King and Infinity EdgeInfinity Edge is a must buy items because of it's usefullness

{PS}:After buying all the items above + boot enchant , you're now officially in the "POWERSPIKE MODE" (either u goin 10/0 or 0/10).It's time to go out and execute some adc or gank baron lane.

Enchant choices

forth&fifth item choices

  • Wit's EndWit's End and Divine SundererDivine Sunderer are the common items i used normally, others are situational.
  • Wit's EndWit's End is picked when you're playing against high ap champion (like bruisers with low damage output because of its ability to heal 100% of the damage you dealt and its magic resistance is really great. It also helps you to do KEYBLADE too.
  • Divine SundererDivine Sunderer is normally picked every game because the hp it gives is HUGE and it also increases Yasuo's damage and healing by a lot.
  • Guardian AngelGuardian Angel is a must because yasuo usually died most of the time after ult in the teamfight. (except you're reaaally confident i dunno)

Yasuo Runes

Best Runes for Yasuo

Keystone
Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
Domination
Brutal
Brutal
Resolve
Bone Plating
Bone Plating
Inspiration
Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth

pick this.

You can also pick Adaptive CarapaceAdaptive Carapace for a 1v5 (yes I use it).

Skill Order

How to distribute skill points

Way Of The Wanderer
Way Of The Wanderer - Passive
Steel Tempest
Steel Tempest
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Wind Wall
Wind Wall
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Sweeping Blade
Sweeping Blade
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Last Breath
Last Breath
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Summoner Spells

When to take which summoners

Flash
I'm serious if you don't take it either you're just tryhard unranked or you're having a last stage cancer and can't live to see tomorrow
Ignite
Yasuo depends on kills more than survivality so i recommend it.

Combos

Learn how to maximize the champions potential

Sweeping Blade
3rd
Auto Attack
AA
Steel Tempest
1st
Sweeping Blade
3rd

Laning Phase Combo (poke)

first, let me clear that yasuo shouldn't clear the wave too fast because he can get an advantage by Sweeping BladeSweeping Blade past it and poke the enemy. But if you think enemy midlaner is away you can also fast clear them.

basically just dash(minion) and hit once,then immediately Steel TempestSteel Tempest and then flee of by dash(minion). You can also go for an all-in if the enemy comes to close

Sweeping Blade
3rd
Steel Tempest
1st
Flash
Flash

THE BEYBLADE

ah yes, the unfathomable Beyblade. This one was made to engage the enemy standing near the minion wave by Sweeping BladeSweeping Blade on the minion, then flash to your enemy spot then use Steel TempestSteel Tempest to attack the enemy, this can catch the enemy off guard and has a pretty high kill potential.

Sweeping Blade
3rd
Flash
Flash
Steel Tempest
1st
Auto Attack
AA
Sweeping Blade
3rd
Steel Tempest
1st
Last Breath
Ult

THE KEYBLADE

this is one of the hardest combo to execute in the game.

first, you need Steel TempestSteel Tempest 's cooldown at 1.3 seconds (which can be easily done using Lethal TempoLethal Tempo ). You need to do THE BEYBLADE, auto attack one time, and add another Steel TempestSteel Tempest + Sweeping BladeSweeping Blade when your Steel TempestSteel Tempest cooldown has reached 0.5 seconds.

this combo can deal a TON of damage if executed right but if you failed you have a high chance that you'll die horribly and get a penguin question mark emote.

Steel Tempest
1st
Sweeping Blade
3rd
Steel Tempest
1st
Last Breath
Ult

THE AIRBLADE

basically THE KEYBLADE but with a normal tornado instead.

Yasuo Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters

Kassadin
Easy
Kassadin
Lux
Easy
Lux
Teemo
Easy
Teemo
Twisted Fate
Easy
Twisted Fate
Aurelion Sol
Easy
Aurelion Sol
Seraphine
Easy
Seraphine
Veigar
Easy
Veigar
Katarina
Easy
Katarina
Kennen
Easy
Kennen
Brand
Easy
Brand
Kayle
Easy
Kayle
Ekko
Medium
Ekko
Lucian
Medium
Lucian
Annie
Medium
Annie
Akshan
Medium
Akshan
Diana
Medium
Diana
Akali
Medium
Akali
Ezreal
Medium
Ezreal
Ziggs
Medium
Ziggs
Galio
Medium
Galio
Morgana
Hard
Morgana
Zed
Hard
Zed
Jax
Hard
Jax
Tryndamere
Hard
Tryndamere
Yone
Hard
Yone
Vex
Hard
Vex
Orianna
Hard
Orianna
Fizz
Skill
Fizz
Ahri
Skill
Ahri
Yasuo
Skill
Yasuo
Irelia
Skill
Irelia

He's pretty weak at the moment, just freeze the lane in the landing phase, you'll be fine.

Yasuo

THE SECRET OF YASUO

I guess its time to spread my old technique :v

Steel TempestSteel Tempest

  1. if you use Sweeping BladeSweeping Blade when Steel TempestSteel Tempest is on cooldown at 0.5 second or less, the cooldown will immediately reset.
  2. Steel TempestSteel Tempest can be used as thrust one even after Sweeping BladeSweeping Blade if you really aim it.

Wind WallWind Wall

  1. Wind WallWind Wall is able to give vision,thus making an easy escape route when used with Sweeping BladeSweeping Blade .Heres example
  2. you can also use this in the opposite way, just remember that it is pretty hard to execute.

Last BreathLast Breath

  1. You can ALWAYS add another Sweeping BladeSweeping Blade + Steel TempestSteel Tempest before doing Last BreathLast Breath not only by your own knock up, but also by other ally knock up. Ex. Unstoppable ForceUnstoppable Force CycloneCyclone
Yasuo

When to pick yasuo?

Yasuo is a champion that kills all the projectiles, which usually is adc or midlane, but loses to most of the bruisers and tanks. So if you see 3 more chunky champs in the enemy team it's a good idea to just play another champion instead.

On the other hand, if enemies contain a lot of adcs or spam skillshots champ (ex. SeraphineSeraphine , EzrealEzreal ). Yasuo is always a good idea.

Yasuo

Yasuo Early Gameplay

so first of, go to the left side of the chicken camp and place the ward. If you happen to meet their jungler, just back off and check the menu to see if he brings control ward or not. If not, then press your ward there


Yasuo

Yasuo mid/late gameplay

after you got your Blade of the Ruined KingBlade of the Ruined King it's starting off the mid game, now consider going top or bot to gank

I recommend going to gank the immobile laner first. If it was successful, just push the lane and go back to clear mid wave, then go clear their chicken camp and recall 

then farm to get Infinity EdgeInfinity Edge

k i l l  e v e r y  o n e

Yasuo

Yasuo winning matchup

it's a winning match-up if the enemy midlaner is in an easy zone or if you got a kill from their mistake. You have 2 choices

  1. clear your minion wave, and check the map. See if any lane is faced with a losing matchup or check if any enemy was pushing high. If there is, just go and help them.
  2. freeze your enemy lane. I recommended you to always keep the knock up because if they got out of their position to get wave you can just punish them
Yasuo

Yasuo Losing matchup

yasuo is in losing matchup if the enemy laner is in the hard ] matchup or you gave them an early kill

  1. oh boy you're gonna get rough. First DON'T DIE and clear wave safely in the turret. but if you face OriannaOrianna just cry because you wouldn't have your personal in your tower. Just wait until you got your Blade of the Ruined KingBlade of the Ruined King and you'll be fine
  2. if you managed to get cocky and died once or TWICE you should be ashamed of yourself and just only clear waves and go help another lane SAFELY, so don't you go through the river.
  3. I recommend you to follow your jungle after clearing wave and gank other lane.
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zeemongteng
1 year ago
I'll try my best to add every middle lane enemies so that you would know how to counter them. Don't worry!