Yasuo runes, build, and guide – Wild Rift

Yasuo is just as annoying to play against in Wild Rift as he is on League of Legends. While he might not be on the top of the tier list, in the right hands he can be incredibly strong and help you climb the ladder with ease. This Yasuo guide will go over the most optimal runes, items, and cover some general tips and tricks to help you play Yasuo better.

Middle Lane Yasuo Guide

Yasuo Runes

  • Conqueror – Conqueror is definitely the best rune to take on Yasuo. It can take with your Q ability and provides extra damage.
  • Brutal – Provides extra damage and armor penetration.
  • Spirit Walker – Adds 50 HP and 20% slow resistance.
  • Hunter Genius – Grants 2.5 Ability Haste for unique champion take downs, which reduces the cooldown on your abilities.

Yasuo Item Build Path

  • Statikk Shiv
  • Gluttonous Greaves
  • Infinity Edge
  • Death’s Dance
  • Guardian Angel
  • Quicksilver Enchantment

If you’re facing a lot of tanky champions, replace Death’s Dance with Blade of the Ruined King.

Yasuo Abilities

  • Passive – Yasuo’s critical strike chance is doubled. Additionally, Yasuo builds towards a shield whenever he is moving. The shield triggers when he takes damage from a champion or monster.
  • Steel Tempest – Thrusts forward, damaging all enemies in a line. On hit, grants a stack of Gathering Storm for a few seconds. At 2 stacks, Steel Tempest fires a whirlwind that knocks enemies Airborne. Steel Tempest is treated as a basic attack and scales with all the same things.
  • Wind Wall – Creates a wall that blocks all enemy projectiles for four seconds.
  • Sweeping Blade – Dashes through target enemy, dealing magic damage. Each cast increases your next dash’s base damage, up to a max amount. Can’t be re-cast on the same enemy for a few seconds. If Steel Tempest is cast while dashing, it will strike as a circle.
  • Last Breath – Blinks to an airborne enemy champion, dealing physical damage and holding all airborne enemies in the area in the air. Grants maximum flow but resets all stacks of Gathering Storm. For some time after, Yasuo’s critical strike gains significant bonus armor penetration.

Yasuo Skill Progression

Start the game by putting a point into Steel Tempest, this allows you to build up your whirlwind as you farm and so you can poke your opponent. At level two, put a point into Sweeping Blade and one point into Wind Wall at level three. Put a point into your ultimate anytime it lets you. After that, you’ll want to max out your Steel Tempest, then your Sweeping Blade, and lastly your Wind Wall.

Yasuo Synergies and Lane Threats

Synergies

Yasuo works well with anyone who can provide a knock up to activate your ultimate.

  • Malphite
  • Wukong
  • Alistar
  • Lee Sin
  • Vi
  • Xin Zhao
  • Jarvan

Threats

  • Darius
  • Pantheon
  • Jax
  • Fiora
  • Fizz
  • Annie
  • Zed

Yasuo Tips and Tricks

  • Once you hit level two is when you can start trading with your lane opponent. Use Sweeping Blade on the minions to get close to your opponent, dish out some damage, and quickly retreat using the minions again.
  • Be smart with your passive. The best time to go in for a trade with your opponent is when you have your shield built up so negate damage.
  • Resist the urge to use your ultimate every time you get a knock up. While your ultimate does increase your damage, it’s often best to poke your opponent down before fully committing so you can guarantee the kill.
  • Minions waves are mirror for both sides, meaning wherever the minion wave is on your side, that’s where the enemy minions are on their side. Utilize this information when chasing down opponent retreating and use Sweeping Blade to catch up to them.
  • When looking to gank a lane with Yasuo, build up your Steel Tempest tornado from scuttle crab so you can knock the enemies up when you arrive to lane.