by zeemongteng

[3.1a] Yasuo Guide - Yasuo in-depth guide [items&combos]

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May 11, 2022 10:45
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Yasuo in-depth guide [items&combos]

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 in GOOD ways.And also tell you ALL secret in every yasuo skill&combo and how to counter him

Pros

  • has one of the most op powerspike in the game
  • high mobility when mastered
  • has 1v2 potential
  • can carried the whole team once fed
  • is an unstoppable late game monster
  • can combo with champion with knocking skills

Cons

  • lose to most bruisers
  • once you're in,there's no going back
  • weak in early game
  • can get punish easily after misplay
  • one of the hardest champion to master in the game
  • not really suitable with low-fps device

Yasuo Build

Best Build Guide for Yasuo

starting item
Long Sword
first item choices
Statikk Shiv
Solari Chargeblade
Phantom Dancer
core items
Cloak of Agility
Boots of Speed
Blade of the Ruined King
Infinity Edge
forth item choices
Wit's End
Death's Dance
Trinity Force
Mortal Reminder
Divine Sunderer
Randuin's Omen
last item
Guardian Angel
Sterak's Gage
common build (I used it for most of the time)
Statikk Shiv
Blade of the Ruined King
Protobelt Enchant
Infinity Edge
Death's Dance
Guardian Angel

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

YASUO BUILD

as you know, YasuoYasuo is one of the champion that relies on item.Meaning that if you built him wrongly,you could ruin your entire career,so plese pay attention to the item that you built him with.

so, YasuoYasuo 's item should relies around critical rate because it really suits yasuo Way Of The WandererWay Of The Wanderer that's doublling your critical rate,also Steel TempestSteel Tempest can dealt critical hit making it the best way to build YasuoYasuo around critical items,but I still bought [longsword] as a first item because of the damage it adds in the laning phase

YasuoYasuo also relies on attack speed because of his Steel TempestSteel Tempest cooldown that needs only attack speed to decrease it's cooldown,and with critical rate and attack speed potential

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

First items choices

  • Solari ChargebladeSolari Chargeblade is common first yasuo item because of it's ability that adds more damage to ur Steel TempestSteel Tempest and it also is able to get a critical hit
  • Statikk ShivStatikk Shiv is normally bought when you're in the losing matchup, I usually choose it rather than Solari ChargebladeSolari Chargeblade because it is cheaper,meaning that you usually able to buy it before the dragon spawn and giving you a reliable damage in teamfight early game.It also add 5% movespeed making you ran faster and went gank on other lane faster and it's ability to poke health from afar,making it able to proc enimie's Bone PlatingBone Plating or Way Of The WandererWay Of The Wanderer
  • Phantom DancerPhantom Dancer is a situational item if you face all-in burst champion like ZedZed or AnnieAnnie or when you went 0/3 early,it also adds 5% movement speed like Statikk ShivStatikk Shiv did too.

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

  • Blade of the Ruined KingBlade of the Ruined King was build for YasuoYasuo because it got attack speed,physical vamp and also grant percent damage while attacking and using Steel TempestSteel Tempest , it also has drain passive that slows enemiy making it a lot easier to outchase the prey and kill em
  • Infinity EdgeInfinity Edge is also build for yasuo because it adds  30% of the damage on every hit of his attack and Steel TempestSteel Tempest so just plese buy it 

{PS}:After buying all the items above + boot enchant ,you're now officially in the "POWERSPIKE MODE" everyone who aren't JaxJax , TryndamereTryndamere , OlafOlaf fears you (except if they got more money than you by a lot more than 1k).It's time to go out and execute some adc or gank baron lane.


Enchant choices

Forth item choices

  • Wit's EndWit's End and Death's DanceDeath's Dance is the common items i used normally others is situational.
  • Wit's EndWit's End is picked when you're playing against high ap champion 
  • Death's DanceDeath's Dance is picked when the enemy midlaner laner got high damage burst like ZedZed or AnnieAnnie (buy Wit's EndWit's End instead if she didn't get fed) or if the enemy team got a lot of damage in teamfight 
  • Trinity ForceTrinity Force is an item that extremely boost yasuo damage,you can buy this if the enemy is falling behind because it is kinda expensive.But if you're able to bought it,your damage would be about 50% higher.It also gives you hp and also helps you to do THE KEYBLADE too.
  • Mortal ReminderMortal Reminder . is used against high healing or high armor champ, it also adds a HUGE of the damage to your Steel TempestSteel Tempest too

last item was always supposed to be Guardian AngelGuardian Angel but you can buy Sterak's GageSterak's Gage instead it's your Guardian AngelGuardian Angel is on cooldown.

Yasuo Runes

Best Runes for Yasuo

Keystone
Conqueror
Conqueror
Domination
Brutal
Brutal
Resolve
Adaptive Carapace
Adaptive Carapace
Inspiration
Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth

This one is the most useful rune for YasuoYasuo in my opinion but you can change to Hunter TitanHunter Titan if you're against crowd control draft.

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.
Exhaust
this one is an optional in case if enemies got [zed],[tryndamere] or [master yi] but i still prefer ignite
Barrier
this one is fine too but i don't really 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,lemme clear that yasuo shouldn't clear the wave too fast(except first wave) because he can get advantage by dashing past it and poke ememy.But if you think enemy midlaner is away you can just clear them.

basically just dash(minion) in hit once,then immediately Steel TempestSteel Tempest and then flee of by dash(minion).

BUT if you think the enemy is playing too deep you can try add another Sweeping BladeSweeping Blade (champion) and start spamming attack and Steel TempestSteel Tempest then retreat by dash(minion).

Sweeping Blade
3rd
Flash
Flash
Steel Tempest
1st

THE BEYBLADE

this one was made to engage enemy standing near the minion wave by dash(minion) then flash to your ememy spot then use Steel TempestSteel Tempest to attack the enemy,this can caught enemy off guard and has a pretty high kill potential with you're engaging with 2 stack Steel TempestSteel Tempest and then Last BreathLast Breath

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

Basic Yasuo Engage combo

ok first i want to clear that yasuo has no actual kill combo but this one is the most common combo i've used in late game

there's nothing much in the first part but I just want to show that you have to add auto attack into the enemy as much as possible

and the part when you knock to ememy up you can add up to 2 auto attacks before using Last BreathLast Breath

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

THE KEYBLADE

Basically after you did the beyblade while the enemy is floating, do Sweeping BladeSweeping Blade + Steel TempestSteel Tempest + Last BreathLast Breath when your Steel TempestSteel Tempest 's cooldown is at EXACTLY 0.5 second

remember that it only works on only 1 people at the time and it needs 2 attack speed items.

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


THE AIRBLADE

this one is not that hard, you need to use Sweeping BladeSweeping Blade + Steel TempestSteel Tempest + Last BreathLast Breath but the diffrence is that you use the third sweeping blade by casting without using Sweeping BladeSweeping Blade

It's pretty easy but it still needs 2 attack speed items.

Yasuo Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters

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


yeah Twisted FateTwisted Fate is pretty easy to kill because of his damage attack all can be blockable using Wind WallWind Wall but be careful that he has better teamfight than you,so its a better idea to pay priority to push your turret first before ganking other lane

also Twisted FateTwisted Fate is pretty strong in late game so you better always save your Wind WallWind Wall for the Pick A CardPick A Card and buy Quicksilver EnchantQuicksilver Enchant for just in case

Also you really is able to clap him for the entire game but just be aware of his existance in teamfight

Yasuo

THE SECRET OF YASUO

i guess its time to spread my old technique :v

Steel TempestSteel Tempest

if you use Sweeping BladeSweeping Blade when Steel TempestSteel Tempest is on cooldown at 0.5 second or less,the cooldown will immediately reset.

Steel TempestSteel Tempest can be used as thrust enemy champion with minion between to not draw minion aggro

Wind WallWind Wall

Wind WallWind Wall is able to give vision,thus making an easy escape route when used with Sweeping BladeSweeping Blade .Heres example





Yasuo

When to pick yasuo?

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

in the other hand,if enemies contain a lot of adc's or some weak projectile based champ.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 thier jg,just back of and check the menu to see if he brings control ward or not.If not then press your ward there

then go clear your first wave and start poking.I don't recommend fighting ealy game as a YasuoYasuo until the dragon spawn

Yasuo

Yasuo mid/late gameplay

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

I recommned to go gank immobile laner first.If it was successful,just push the lane and go back to clear mid wave,then go clear thier 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 a easy zone or if you got a kill from thier mistake. You have 2 choices

  1. (needed first item & boot) clear your minion wave,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 bluff your enemy with 2 stacks   Steel TempestSteel Tempest because if they got out of thier position to get wave you can just Sweeping BladeSweeping Blade (minion)+ Steel TempestSteel Tempest to get some chunk of damage
Yasuo

Yasuo Losing matchup

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

  1. oh boy you're gonna get rough.First DONT 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 other lane SAFELY so don't you go through the river if it doesn't have the vision.
Comments
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zeemongteng
8 months ago
I'll try my best to add every middle lane enemies so that you would know how to counter them. Don't worry!