You should win these lanes almost every time.
â€“ You can devastate Fiora in lane. Whenever she uses her Burst of Speed and starts to harass you, just use Tempest/Cripple and laugh as she wastes her steroid. After that, she is free game for you since she has no escapes, and mobility is your specialty. Also, whenever she uses Riposte, try not to auto attack, itâ€™ll just help you devastate her further. Start cloth + 5 pots.
â€“ early may be tough due to Spear spamming. After you get Tabi and a Doranâ€™s Blade, you win as long as you donâ€™t stand in his HSS. Remember that if he is spamming, heâ€™ll run out of mana and be an easy kill. Donâ€™t underestimate his 100% crit if youâ€™re at low health. Can probably start taking the lead around level 4, with definite kill potential at 6, as his ult adds nearly nothing to a 1v1 fight. Start cloth + 5 to stay healthy through his early harass.
- early game, heâ€™s Garen like usual. At level 1, you can freely trade with him, as he will only have his silence OR spin. At level 2, start using hit and run tactics. Try to hit him with both parts of your Q, then W out to a minion before you get silenced, do this a few times and then go in for the kill. As long as you get ahead of him the lane is yours. You also scale way harder than he does. Starting boots + 3 pots will allow you to evade him easier, but cloth + 5 isnâ€™t a bad choice either. Grab Ninja Tabi and a Doranâ€™s Blade and heâ€™s no sweat.
- Wukongâ€™s a pretty easy matchup for Lee, mostly because of the sight granted you to by Tempest and Sonic Wave. This means Wukongâ€™s normally safe-harass method of E>Q>W is now his downfall. Every time Wukong harasses you, immediately hit E to get sight on him as he stealths away, and return the favor. Wukong will eventually either stop doing this, or run out of mana. At this point, itâ€™s up to you to decide when to harass and go for the kill. Start cloth armor + 5 pots.
â€“ Remember how I said weâ€™re very strong early game? Yeah, Singed is very weak early game pre-Catalyst and boots. Being super aggressive is not a bad idea, just be careful when youâ€™re close to his tower, one fling could lead to him pulling ahead. Just destroy him before he can get any items and the lane is all yours. Start 9 pots + 2 wards.
â€“ Hahahahahahahaha. Feel bad for her, cause you are the hardest Akali counter there is. Every time she pools, remind her that you donâ€™t need those silly pink wards, and use your E to continue the fight. Early game her Q harass can start piling up, so make sure to return the favor. Your early damage far surpasses hers, so once again be aggressive and you win the lane. Start 9 pots + 2 wards.
â€“ Another case where your early game damage destroys him before he can get items to be that Huedekaiser we all fear. Aggression early, make him spam moves to drain his health so your Resonating Strike does more damage, and the lane is yours once again. Start 9 pots + 2 wards.
â€“ Another example of a champ that needs farm/items to do any major damage. I think we all know what happens now, an extra serving of early game aggression! Start 9 pots + 2 wards and show him whoâ€™s the top dog.
â€“ Tryndamere hits his full damage potential at level 6, when his ult allows him to get free AD by staying at 1 health. Before that though, he isnâ€™t all that great. Early game aggression is the name of the game once again here. Once he hits 6, make sure to try and save your E for when he ults to minimize the damage he can deal to you, and you can always use your ult to get him off your tail. A good thing about his ult, for us anyway, is that it keeps him at low health. Can you say Resonating Strike? Start cloth + 5 pots.
â€“ Ahh the biggest annoyance ever. Fortunately, since weâ€™re already blind, so all of our abilities still work even if Teemo tries to blind us! You can also reveal his position if he ever uses his passive to hide from you and your team. Early just try to establish a lane advantage, and then go for the kill around level 6 before he has time to shroom everywhere. Unfortunately, your moves do NOT reveal his shrooms. Start cloth armor + 5 pots to exchange a lot early game, or boots + 3 pots to stick on him as he tries to run.
These matchups could go either way depending on how they are played.
- This is pretty much a matchup of mobility more than anything. You easily out damage her at level 1. This is your chance to take dominate lane advantage, and hopefully make her use more health pots than you. A successful jungle gank for her is game over for you this early in the game. Once level 2 hits however, she will dominate you in a head-to-head fight until around level 7, and even then itâ€™s close. Similar to Garen, keep harassing with your Q while using W to keep distance between you two. Keep in mind that you have innate sustain and free armor from Iron Will, so use that to your advantage. This is one of the few lanes I definitely recommend a Wriggles for if you didnâ€™t establish an early lead, just for the armor and major boost to your sustain from the lifesteal. Start cloth armor + 5 pots or fort elixer + 1 ward + pots if youâ€™re trading at level 1, otherwise go 9 pots + 2 wards.
- You beat her until level 6. At that point, she will utterly destroy you. Try to get ahead early, and if you get enough of a lead you can just stomp her all game. Start 9 pots + 2 wards.
â€“ This matchup seems like it would be a decently easy win for Lee, considering she has no sustain and you do. Well, while that is true, she can do just as much, if not more, early game damage than you. Shyvana also becomes insanely tanky once her ult is available to her, and your free armor from Iron Will only lasts a short amount of time per activation. Play this safe, and only harass when you know you can get in and out without taking much return fire. Start cloth armor + 5 pots.
â€“ This matchup completely depends on what kind of GP player youâ€™re up against. If heâ€™s heavily harassing with Parrley like he should against you, chances are youâ€™re gonna have a bad time. If GP knows what heâ€™s doing, heâ€™ll harass you from behind his minions, giving you little chance to retaliate. Also, he can oranges out of Cripple, leaving you with your ult as your only form of CC against him. Either go full aggression early and try to get a kill before level 3 or so, or you can max W, live through his harass and make him OoM, then go to town on him. Start cloth armor + 5.
â€“ Purely a skill matchup. You both do amazing early damage, and both scale well with AD. Avoid him applying his passive to you early game, itâ€™ll wear you down over time. Try to W out of his knockup, which will in turn make him miss his Q and most of his damage. If you can dodge this fairly often, youâ€™ll win the lane as long as your harass hits home. If youâ€™re desperate, you can max W and just outsustain the crown prince. For added hilarity, you can use him to escape his own ult by using your QRQ combo. Or you can just W to a minion, but thereâ€™s no style in that! Start cloth armor + 5 pots, youâ€™ll need it.
â€“ This matchup can easily be lost if you make an early mistake. Renektonâ€™s typical harass is to Slice in, stun you, use Cull of the Meek, and then Dice out. There isnâ€™t much you can do about the stun other than W to a minion out of his reach. But, if you can Q Renekton before he stuns you and then runs away, you should have enough time to use Resonating Strike and Tempest to catch and harass him while all of his abilities are on cooldown. If you find yourself being out-traded, try activating both parts of your W before his harass hits, the extra armor will help. Start cloth armor + 5 pots.
â€“ This lane comes down to who gets the first kill in lane. If you do, youâ€™ll dominate him by bursting him down with Q and E. If he wins, heâ€™ll become a terror, and his Flamespitter will hurt like no other. Early game you can beat him, try aggression before level 3, and if that doesnâ€™t work remember that at 6 his ult will do a ton of damage to you. Attempt to kill him before 6 for sure. Start 9 pots + 2 wards.
â€“ OPlaf. This guy can hurt a lot. Good thing for us, so can Lee Sin. Early game try to use W before he can hit you with his true damage to soak the hit, and then harass him back. Try to get away before he can E you again. Rinse and repeat, and youâ€™ll win. Now, if the Olaf doesnâ€™t let you return harass, youâ€™ll lose slowly but surely. Start cloth armor + 5 pots.
â€“ This can also be an annoying matchup to have. The main goal with this is to get up in his face, forcing Vlad to use his Sanguine Pool. After Vlad loses 20% of his current health, this is a perfect opportunity for a Sonic Wave into a Resonating Strike, dealing extra damage due to the missing health. Try not to let him get free harass on you, and youâ€™ll be able to score a kill before level 6. Once he gets Revolver, this lane gets significantly more difficult, but can still be won through getting in his face and forcing him to pool. Start 9 pots + 2 wards.
- Jax can be a scary matchup after level 6, so itâ€™s a good thing Lee is very strong pre-6. From level 1, just go all out aggression on him, forcing him to burn health pots and miss farm. If Jax charges up a Counterstrike then leaps to you, attempt to W to a minion out of the stun range, then punish him. Remember, that while his Counterstrike will dodge your auto attacks, it wonâ€™t dodge your abilities, which are the majority of your damage. If you canâ€™t cause him to miss a lot of farm or get a kill or two on him, youâ€™re in for a world of hurt at level 6*. Start with fort elixer + 1 ward + pots to kill him level 1-2, or start 9 pots + 2 wards.
*Iâ€™ve talked to Paintballreturns about Jax, and he says that post-6 the best thing a Lee Sin player could do against a Jax would be to max his W, and then outsustain him in between trades.
- You may notice that as of 7/26/12, I've moved Yorick from a losing lane to a skill matchup. After I began maxing W, I realized that you can easily beat Yorick down before he can get his Tear of the Goddess, and after you can sustain through his damage. So before Yorick gets his Tear, jump on him and do good damage. After he gets Tear, as long as he isn't miles ahead of you, you should be able to sustain through all of his damage with W and a few Doran's Blades. Start 9 pots + 2 wards.
I really recommend not playing Lee Sin against these champs. Not saying you can't win, but it's going to be very difficult.
â€“ Yep, you will get destroyed by Cho. Now, early game, thatâ€™s a different story, because you can wreck him by dodging his CC and fighting him 1v1. After he gets some armor and Feast stacks, heâ€™ll laugh at your harass and outfarm you ridiculously hard. Get all the farm and kills you can early on him, because it wonâ€™t last longâ€¦ Start fort elixer + 1 ward + pots to try and get ahead of him while you can.
â€“ You canâ€™t outsustain him. Period. Early game you may be able to get a kill here or there similar to facing Choâ€™Gath, but once he gets some armor heâ€™ll just push, sustain, and ignore your damage. Start fort elixer + 1 ward + pots to try and establish an advantage over him early.
â€“ Kennen can farm with his Q, safely out of the range of your Sonic Wave. His E allows him to run from you, even if you hit him with Cripple. He can harass you even if youâ€™re behind minions with his W. Once he gets Revolver, he can match or even surpass your own sustain. The real problem can be his stuns. They can interrupt your mobility at a crucial moment, leading to you giving him a kill. Just remember that if he ults onto you, you can use your own ult to push him away and give you time to escape. Get some MR early, and it will go a long way. Start with 9 pots + 2 wards.
â€“ Udyr basically does everything you do in laning, but better. Well, except for mobility, but in terms of 1v1 fights heâ€™ll wreck you. His sustain is way better, his shield is way better, and his Tiger stance burst hurts a lot, and he has a stun. Remember to buy MR, as the majority of Udyrâ€™s damage comes from his Q proc. Start 9 pots + 2 wards.