Wild Rift is now available in many parts of the world and millions of players are now getting some serious time with the mobile version of League of Legends.
While there are many similarities between the PC and the mobile version, there are also notable differences and what you may or may not know from League of Legends, while a good starting point, ultimately has to be disregarded when deciding who and how you will play Wild Rift's champions.
Continuing with our champion guides, we take a look at one of League's most successful and storied junglers, perhaps part of more legendary plays and iconic moments than any other champion. It is, of course, Lee Sin, the Blind Monk.
But how does he arrive in Wild Rift? Read on to find out.
Lee Sin: His active and passive skills
His passive ability, Flurry, will grant you bonus attack speed and energy recovery on the next two basic attacks, active after using any ability.
Unlike other champions, Lee Sin has an interesting twist on his active abilities, the moment one of these hits the enemy:
- Sonic Wave: Lee Sin projects a dissonant wave that deals physical damage to the first target it encounters and will mark them for three seconds, allowing you to use Resonant Strike.
- Resonant Strike: When activated, it will move you towards the target marked by the Sonic Wave, dealing physical damage according to the amount of HP missing from the target.
- Safeguard: Allows you to move towards a target point, in addition to giving you a shield in case you end up near a monster or enemy, allows you to use Iron Will.
- Iron Will: When activated, your next attack will have omnivampirism and deal bonus magic damage.
- Tempest: Lee Sin will hit the ground, generating a shock wave that deals magic damage and reveals the location of impacted targets. If an enemy champion is hit, it will allow you to use Cripple.
- Cripple: When activated, it will reduce the movement speed of targets hit by Tempest, for four seconds.
- Ultimate - Dragon's Rage: Lee Sin will kick the enemy target backwards, dealing physical damage to both the target and anyone in their way, Also knocks them into the air.
Recommended Runes and Spells for Lee Sin
Lee Sin is well known for his relative power in the early game, allowing him to excel in engagements when ambushing or going after objectives. These are his recommended runes:
- Electrocute: Being a champion dependent on combos, this Keystone Rune is perfect for him, thanks to its additional damage when dealing one of these properly.
- Brutal: Grants bonus attack damage and armour penetration.
- Hunter - Titan: Grants bonus health and tenacity with unique takedowns.
- Pathfinder: Grants bonus movement speed when walking through the jungle, bushes, or the river.
Being exclusively a jungle, his options are more than known when choosing his spells:
- Flash: Allows you to have more offensive options when entering combat, in addition to serving as an escape tool.
- Smite: The Jungler's default spell. We recommend using its blue variation to slow down enemies and ensure kills, or its red variation in the case of going against jungles with good offence.
The best items for Lee Sin
This composition is designed to make the most of your Lee Shin's abilities, giving you an advantage from the beginning of the game, and focused on scaling in the mid and late game for the control of objectives, such as epic monsters and enemy structures:
- Black Cleaver: Grants a good amount of health and cumulative armour reduction when attacking enemies with all.
- Death’s Dance: Converts a percentage of the damage taken into delayed damage, giving you more room to be in the fight.
- Sterak's Gage: Grants bonus health and attack damage, as well as a shield when your life drops below 35%.
- Guardian Angel: Grants you a second chance thanks to his passive, allowing you to play aggressively when available.
To complement this composition, you can choose between items to enhance his defence, such as Ninja Tabi and Randuin's Omen for physical damage, or Mercury Treads and Spirit Visage for magic resistance, as well as enhance Lee Shin's offence with Gluttonous Greaves and Mortal Reminder.
Tips for Lee Sin’s play style
Lee Sin is a champion focused on melee combat, who thanks to his great speed in battle and continual damage output, allows him to stand out among the best champions to take in the jungle in Wild Rift.
His ability to enter and exit combat at will, thanks to his Safeguard, makes it safer to harass and engage the enemy while reducing the opportunity for your opponents to respond in kind.
It’s important to learn how to launch the Sonic Wave since this will be your main entrance into battles.
Once land Shock Wave on an opponent, you move in with Resonant Strike, follow this up with Tempest, have learned to manoeuvre this and manage to face an enemy with Resonant Strike, you must use his Tempest to keep track of your opponents' location. Activate his Cripple to their movement and leave them with no chance to escape.
Finally, both Safeguard and Dragon's Rage will serve you in two approaches: Offensively to enter fights at Lee Shin's strongest, or push one of your enemies towards your team (in other words, Insec), or defensively to escape safely by jumping towards one of your allies, or launch an enemy out of range.
The only main downside to Lee Sin is that unlike some champions, he relies on his energy to cast his abilities, so it’s important to be aware of his available energy at all times, in order to make better decisions when you find yourself in battle.