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The 2022 League of Legends season is finally here and, with it, a bunch of new changes to the game. Lee Sin is one of the most popular options in the jungle in the current metagame. According to stats and data website U.GG, Lee Sin currently has the highest pick rate at the jungle position at 12.3% across all regions and ranks in the current patch 12.1. As one of the most picked jungle champions, players can see the raw power Lee Sin can bring to a team composition. This guide is based on Season 11 Challenger Lee Sin main, Yikeru’s current Season 12 build.

Lee Sin runes and abilities

Lee Sin wants to use Precision as his main tree and Inspiration secondary with these individual choices:

  • Keystone: Conqueror
  • Secondary: Triumph
  • Secondary: Legend: Tenacity
  • Secondary: Coup de Grace
  • Secondary: Magical Footwear
  • Secondary: Cosmic Insight
  • Flex: Attack Speed
  • Flex: Adaptive Force
  • Flex: Health

As for ability leveling, Lee Sin players will want to start with their Q ability “Sonic Wave/Resonating Strike.” From there, they will look to max Q at Level 9 and his W ability “Safeguard/Iron Will” at Level 13, while putting points in his Ultimate “Dragon’s Rage” at every possible level.

Best Lee Sin item build

  • Summoner Spells: Smite + Flash
  • Starter items: Emberknife+ Refillable Potion
  • Mythic: Goredrinker
  • Legendary: Sterak’s Gage
  • Legendary: Guardian Angel
  • Boots: Plated Steelcaps

Lee Sin counters

According to U.GG, here are the top five champions that counter Lee Sin in the jungle. These counters are based on win rates across all ranks:

  • Amumu (56.42% WR against Lee Sin)
  • Warwick (56.06% WR against Lee Sin)
  • Vi (56.04% WR against Lee Sin)
  • Trundle (56.01% WR against Lee Sin)
  • Zac (55.66% WR against Lee Sin)

As for champions that Lee Sin counters, here are his best matchups based on win rate:

  • Rengar (48.32% WR against Lee Sin)
  • Qiyana (48.48% WR against Lee Sin)
  • Gragas (49.67% WR against Lee Sin)
  • Nidalee (49.75% WR against Lee Sin)
  • Kindred (50.28% WR against Lee Sin)

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