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Yasuo: How to Build and Combo, with Zimited *12.6

An advanced, detailed and highly in-depth guide of how to optimize your damage output on Yasuo mid and top.





Best Overall Runes


Spells

Best Overall Build



Hey!

I'm Zimited. I have 800k mastery points on Yasuo on record.

I was highlighted in a Protatomonster "Best Yasuo Onetricks" montage on Youtube recently, "Throwaway" being one of my accounts.

In this guide I took all the knowledge gathered from the best Yasuo players in the world, including my thorough research and compiled it into one place.

Besides build, I will list every single mechanic that exists for Yasuo can do that is even remotely relevant. After reading this guide, you will have the information required take your Yasuo skills to the next level.

Lastly, I will provide you with the information required to know most of the relevant matchups for Yasuo not only in general but for the current meta.




Alternative Rune Choices (Loadout)



  • Most Common, more damage early
  • Stronger Mid/Late
  • Vs Ranged
  • When matchup isn't affected early game
  • Super Safe Laning (nerfed a bit)
  • The Old Meta Classic
  • (If you don't need the tankiness and know you'll get kills. (BOUNTY RUNE)


Explanation Of Rune Choices

Some of the aspects of the runes here can be changed to your advantage depending on situation. Therefore I have explained my knowledge on the application of every relevant rune below so you can make your own idea as to when each of them should be used.

  • Breakdown



Summoner Spells (Loadout)

  • Summoner spells

Explanation Of Summoner Spells


    Best skill Paths

    • Most Games
    • Early Gapcloser Vs Ranged
    • New Group

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    E can only be leveled first in a select few set of circumstances.

    Niche skill paths with explanation (which are in bubbles above the graphics below)

    • 1. Enemy won't have projectiles to windwall in general, or they just used it and you don't need windwall for a bit. 2. Yasuo requires faster minion clear in the moment.
    • Yasuo won't be able to use his ultimate during the next fight and knows he won't be using it versus anybody before he levels up.

    Yasuo

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    Recommended Items

    Zeal Can Go In Between, But Always Finish These Before Big Items!

    

    The Most Commonly Viable Build (Armor and MR Items Interchangable Depending on Enemy Comp)

    Most Common Early Path

    Dorans blade start is interchangable with Dorans Shield depending on the frequency of interactions with enemy champions, Dorans Blade being better when there are less.

    Most Common Path 2

    When Not Enough Gold for Greaves Boots but enough for Short Sword at recall.

    Let's say you recall with 850 gold and not 1100 gold. Here you do not buy the 300g boots, but you buy Short Sword. But this depends on matchup. Some games you might be fine not getting max damage right away and build into Zeal with a crit cloak for a delayed but stronger spike.

    

    NICHE: Lethal Tempo Damage Surge (Not tanky enough to do this)

    It might seem ridiculous, but so is the damage it provides. But Yasuo doesn't tend to be tanky enough to actually reach it or the enemy dies before it is worth and requires a long lane like toplane. Requires building Lethal Tempo.

    

    Cursed Yet Somehow Viable Build Start

    Explanations.

    • It almost goes without saying that Yasuo needs tankiness. And I can't press enough how much more he needs it in the current meta, where everybody seems to be able to survive his burst damage. Don't be ashamed to go armor or magic resist items before Infinity Edge.

    

    


    Every Single Useful Yasuo Mechanic That Exists

    Terminology: Q: Steel Tempest. QQ: Steel Tempest Tornado Q. WW: Windwall. E: Sweeping Blade. EQ: Instant (as fast as possible) Steel Tempest use after using E. EQQ: Same as EQ with the Steel Tempest Tornado. EQW: Implying that windwall is used right after EQ press, instead of "EQ+WW", which would be a little bit later WW. Same goes for the other abilities when paired together like that, like "AAQ", although I might not have done this for all explanations. R: Last Breath. Passive: Way of the Wanderer. AA: Auto Attack.

    • Abilities

    


    Matchups

    As for matchups, I must admit that as a person with much time into the champion, knowing matchups still require me to know significantly more than just the champion. Something that challenger players can do better and more reliably than me. And they also have significantly more time spent figuring them out.

    So, because of this, I can only do one thing: easily provide you with the knowledge of the challenger players. Linked below is the ultimate matchup spreadsheet for Yasuo in todays current meta and also in general. Provided to you by Tempest, a professional Yasuo player who happens to be famous in the Yasuo guide making world. I approve of this spreadsheet of matchups, as I generally agree with everything I know about it.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YzGTIGSRMuwh_f2E9XvsSoNYGstRTc7cTQAZ8peNFqE/edit#gid=0


    

    If you want to see how I play Yasuo, check out my twitch VODs, or catch me livestreaming. I work to successfully create funny and satirical comedy content where I also play Yasuo, feel free to check out my latest video!

    "Introdocutory League 0.1: Yasuo Q"

    If it isn't clear already, the video really isn't a guide. I'm still working on my content to make things like that more clear and for the content to be improved, but yeah. Feel free to subscribe if you want follow me on this journey. I have many ideas in mind for improvement and a lot of ideas for future content.

    

    

    

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