Lee Sin

The Blind Monk

Lee Sin INFO

  • Lee Sin was released on 01 April 2011 and can be purchased from the Riot Store for 4800 IP or 880 RP.
  • Lee Sin is one of eight champions to have more than four skills, the others being Nidalee, Jayce, Elise, Karma, Heimerdinger, Gnar and Rek'Sai. Lee Sin was the second champion to have more than four skills.
  • Lee Sin was the second champion to have more than four skills.
  • Lee Sin is the first monk type champion announced but the second to be released after Udyr.
  • Lee Sin's dance style is referenced to one of 'Mighty Steel Legs' moves in the movie Shaolin Soccer. A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • According to Lee Sin's in-game champion page, his ultimate, Dragon's Rage, was "taught to him by Jesse Perring, although Lee sin does not kick players off the map.".

Lee Sin Skins

Lee Sin Pros

  • High AD damage jungler.
  • Can make plays with ward jumps and flash Dragon Rages.
  • Can be built offensive/defensive and works well with both.
  • Can almost guarantee objectives such as dragon and baron with Q smite Q.

Lee Sin Cons

  • Very mechanical skill intensive.(Landing skillshots/ward jumping/displacing enemy carries to your team).
  • Rather weak to magic damage earlier on.
  • Damage falls off late game.

Lee Sin Counter Tips

  • It's usually not worth chasing a Lee Sin because of how mobile his skills make him.
  • Don't clump together so his ultimate will not be able to knock-up multiple allies.
  • Try to put wards in your jungle, because lee sin can make counter jungle so hard.
  • Lee Sin is extremely squishy at earlier levels, so try to focus him in early skirmishes and teamfights where he is still weak.


  • Lee Sin was designed by Coronach.
  • Lee Sin's name is a homophone of the word "listen".
  • A rough translation of his name in Spanish is "read without".
  • Lee Sin is voiced by Vic Mignogna , who also voices Malzahar.
  • His name written in Chinese is 李星, which the first and second characters literally means "Plum" and "Star". In pinyin, his name would be read as "Li Xing". The Japanese on'yomi reading is it pronounced as "Ri Sei" (Ree Say).
  • Lee Sin is the only allegedly cancelled Champion to be introduced to the game under his original name. Lee Sin was a cancelled Champion that got brought back by community popularity and support.
  • Lee Sin was a cancelled Champion that got brought back by community popularity and support.
  • Lee Sin is the first champion to be re-designed and to be given a re-launch skin in technicality as his classic skin was originally the Traditional Lee Sin skin, however the change occurred before his release.








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As a young teen, Lee Sin was intent on becoming a summoner. His will and dedication were unmatched by any of his peers, and his skill drew the attention of Reginald Ashram, the League’s High Councilor at the time. While studying at the Arcanum Majoris, Lee Sin became frustrated with instruction paced for the other students. He spent his free time researching the nuances of summoning in hopes of graduating sooner. He made amazing advances in his arcane studies, surpassing all other students. By all indications, he would have become one of the League’s greatest summoners were it not for one terrible mistake. Too impatient, he attempted to test his ability by summoning a beast from the Plague Jungles. What he summoned instead was a young boy, but not in one piece. He barely had time to look the boy in what was once his face before the jumbled human mass fell lifeless to the floor. A League investigation later revealed that the boy’s entire village was obliterated by feedback from the ritual.

Lee Sin’s talents were so promising that the League was willing to overlook the incident, but he could never forgive himself. He left the Institute and journeyed to the Shojin Monastery for eternal repentance, swearing never to practice magic again. Years later, hoping to atone for his crime with martyrdom, he set himself ablaze as a protest of the Noxian occupation of Ionia. He remained alive in this state, enduring searing agony for weeks. His actions paved the way for a League match wherein Ionia prevailed, but by the time he was doused, his eyes had been burned completely from their sockets. Hailed as a savior, he was reborn, and his will to act invigorated. He joined the League of Legends to continue his atonement with sweat and blood, a true monk’s only possessions.

“The actions of one may sunder the world, but the efforts of many may rebuild it.”
– Lee Sin

Lee Sin Abilities


After Lee Sin uses an ability, his next 2 basic attacks gain 40% Attack Speed and return 20/10 Energy.

Sonic Wave / Resonating Strike

Sonic Wave: Lee Sin projects a discordant wave of sound to locate his enemies, dealing physical damage to the first enemy it encounters. If Sonic Wave hits, Lee Sin can cast Resonating Strike for the next 3 seconds.Resonating Strike: Lee Sin dashes to the enemy hit by Sonic Wave, dealing physical damage plus 8% of their missing Health.

Safeguard / Iron Will

Safeguard: Lee Sin rushes towards a target ally, shielding himself from damage. If the ally is a champion, they are also shielded. After using Safeguard, Lee Sin can cast Iron Will for the next 3 seconds.Iron Will: Lee Sin's intense training allows him to thrive in battle. For 5 seconds, Lee Sin gains Life Steal and Spell Vamp.

Tempest / Cripple

Tempest: Lee Sin smashes the ground, sending out a shockwave that deals magic damage and reveals enemy units hit. If Tempest hits an enemy, Lee Sin can cast cripple for the next 3 seconds.Cripple: Lee Sin cripples nearby enemies revealed by Tempest, reducing their Movement Speed for 4 seconds. Movement Speed recovers gradually over the duration.

Dragon's Rage

Lee Sin performs a powerful roundhouse kick launching his target back, dealing physical damage to the target and any enemies they collide with. Enemies the target collides with are knocked into the air for a short duration. This technique was taught to him by Jesse Perring, although Lee Sin does not kick players off the map.