Yasuo

The Unforgiven

Yasuo INFO

  • Yasuo was released on 13 December 2013 and can be purchased from the Riot Store for 6300 IP or 975 RP.
  • The flute that Yasuo plays in his dance animation is a Shakuhachi. In his High Noon Yasuo skin he uses the Harmonica. In his PROJECT: Yasuo skin he uses a Wind Controller.
  • In his High Noon Yasuo skin he uses the Harmonica.
  • In his PROJECT: Yasuo skin he uses a Wind Controller.
  • Yasuo is currently one of five champions with the 100 difficulty rating, the others being Anivia, Cassiopeia, Evelynn, and Rumble. Yasuo is the second champion to use no mana and have the 100 difficulty rating, with Rumble being the first.
  • Yasuo is the second champion to use no mana and have the 100 difficulty rating, with Rumble being the first.

Yasuo Skins

Yasuo Pros

  • Passive shield and a high mobility kit that synergizes well.
  • Multi-Target/Projectile Knock Up.
  • Good pushing power with Statikk Shiv.
  • Good at defending and protecting objectives with windwall.

Yasuo Cons

  • Very Item dependent.
  • Sometimes difficult to use ultimate effectively.
  • Weak to hard CC and non projectile based champions (Kayle Autos).
  • Has to be melee range to be effective.
  • No wave clear.

Yasuo Counter Tips

  • Yasuo's shield from Resolve lasts only 2 seconds. Dealing damage to him will trigger it. Wait it out, then engage.
  • Yasuo is at his weakest just after he has launched a whirlwind. Engage at that point.
  • Fighting Yasuo away from minions and neutral monsters will limit his mobility. His skirmish potential is very good as well because of this, so be careful when initiating 2v2 and 3v3's.
  • Focus him in team fights since he is easily able to have 100% crit chance.

Yasuo DEV INFO

  • Yasuo was designed by CertainlyT.
  • Yasuo is voiced by Liam O'Brien.
  • Yasuo is a masculine Japanese given name, the meanings are different depending on the Kanji used. The variants are: 保夫, "protective, preserve, husband", 安生, "tranquil; content, life, birth", 康郎, "happy, healthy, son; young man", 靖男, "calm; peaceful, son; male, baron", 泰雄, "great; exalted, superior, male", 八洲夫, "eight; many, continent; island, husband." Yasuo is not his birth name. He was given this new name when he joined the sword school in an effort to steady his wild nature. Judging by this, his name would be rendered as 安生 or 靖男 in Kanji, however, Riot decided the Kanji used for his name is 康夫. However, the Chinese servers instead write his name as 亚索.
  • Yasuo is not his birth name. He was given this new name when he joined the sword school in an effort to steady his wild nature.
  • Judging by this, his name would be rendered as 安生 or 靖男 in Kanji, however, Riot decided the Kanji used for his name is 康夫. However, the Chinese servers instead write his name as 亚索.
  • Yasuo's appearance is most likely a reference to Musashi Miyamoto, a historical Japanese swordsman and wandering samurai. The facial appearance and ponytail in particular are very similar to popular artistic portrayals of Miyamoto, and his combat style is similar to Miyamoto's prior to his creation of his famous twin-sword style. Yasuo's techniques and animations bear resemblance to Haoumaru, a sake-loving warrior from the game series Samurai Spirits/Samurai Shodown, who in turn is also based on Musashi Miyamoto. This is further supported by Yasuo's taunt and joke animations; one of them involve spitting his drink on his blade, which Haoumaru also does to "bless it" before battle. As another coincidental nod to Haoumaru, Yasuo's Steel Tempest is named as Zhǎngāngshǎn in the Chinese servers (pronounced "Jhah-ng gah-ng shah-n"; written as 斩钢闪 in Simplified Chinese and 斬鋼閃 in Traditional Chinese/Japanese), which literally means "Slashing Steel/Steel-Cutting Flash. The naming of this attack is the same as one of Haoumaru's Special Moves (which is his strongest one in terms of raw damage), the Ougi Zankousen (奥義 斬鋼閃, lit. Secret Skill Slashing Steel Flash).
  • Yasuo's techniques and animations bear resemblance to Haoumaru, a sake-loving warrior from the game series Samurai Spirits/Samurai Shodown, who in turn is also based on Musashi Miyamoto. This is further supported by Yasuo's taunt and joke animations; one of them involve spitting his drink on his blade, which Haoumaru also does to "bless it" before battle. As another coincidental nod to Haoumaru, Yasuo's Steel Tempest is named as Zhǎngāngshǎn in the Chinese servers (pronounced "Jhah-ng gah-ng shah-n"; written as 斩钢闪 in Simplified Chinese and 斬鋼閃 in Traditional Chinese/Japanese), which literally means "Slashing Steel/Steel-Cutting Flash. The naming of this attack is the same as one of Haoumaru's Special Moves (which is his strongest one in terms of raw damage), the Ougi Zankousen (奥義 斬鋼閃, lit. Secret Skill Slashing Steel Flash).
  • This is further supported by Yasuo's taunt and joke animations; one of them involve spitting his drink on his blade, which Haoumaru also does to "bless it" before battle.
  • As another coincidental nod to Haoumaru, Yasuo's Steel Tempest is named as Zhǎngāngshǎn in the Chinese servers (pronounced "Jhah-ng gah-ng shah-n"; written as 斩钢闪 in Simplified Chinese and 斬鋼閃 in Traditional Chinese/Japanese), which literally means "Slashing Steel/Steel-Cutting Flash. The naming of this attack is the same as one of Haoumaru's Special Moves (which is his strongest one in terms of raw damage), the Ougi Zankousen (奥義 斬鋼閃, lit. Secret Skill Slashing Steel Flash).
  • His samurai motif also ties into his high critical strike chance passive, as a possible nod to many Samurai-based characters in most RPG/MMO settings who are focused on dealing as much damage as possible, especially with high critical hit chance involved. Said samurai/swordmasters may or may not be assassins, another MMO class that is heavily associated with high critical hit chance.

Yasuo IS STRONG AGAINST

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Yasuo IS WEAK AGAINST

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Yasuo IS GOOD WITH

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Yasuo IS EVEN WITH

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YASUO STORY

Yasuo is a man of resolve, an agile swordsman who wields the wind itself to cut down his foes. This once-proud warrior has been disgraced by a false accusation and forced into a desperate fight for survival. With the world turned against him, he will do everything in his power to bring the guilty to justice and restore his honor.

Formerly a brilliant pupil at a renowned Ionian sword school, Yasuo was the only student in a generation to master the legendary wind technique. Many believed he was destined to become a great hero. However, his fate was changed forever when Noxus invaded. Yasuo was charged with guarding an Ionian Elder, but, foolishly believing his blade alone could make the difference, he left his post to join the fray. By the time he returned, the Elder had been slain.

Disgraced, Yasuo willingly turned himself in, prepared to pay for his failure with his life. He was shocked, however, to find himself accused not just of dereliction, but of the murder itself. Though confused and racked with guilt, he knew the assassin would go unpunished if he did not act. Yasuo raised his sword against the school and fought his way free, knowing his treason would turn all of Ionia against him. Left truly alone for the first time in his life, he set out to find the Elder’s real killer.

Yasuo spent the next several years wandering the land, seeking any clue that might lead him to the murderer. All the while, he was relentlessly hunted by his former allies, continually forced to fight or die. His mission drove him ever forward, until he was tracked down by the one foe he dreaded most – his own brother, Yone.

Bound by a common code of honor, the two warriors bowed and drew their swords. Silently they circled one another under the moonlight. When they finally charged forward, Yone was no match for Yasuo; with a single flash of steel he cut his brother down. Yasuo dropped his weapon and rushed to Yone’s side.

Overcome with emotion, he demanded to know how his own kin could think him guilty. Yone spoke: “The Elder was killed by a wind technique. Who else could it be?” Understanding swept over Yasuo as he suddenly realized why he had been accused. He professed his innocence once more and begged his brother’s forgiveness. Tears streamed down Yasuo’s face as his brother passed in his arms.

Yasuo buried Yone under the rising sun, but could take no time to mourn. Others would be after him before long. His brother’s revelation had given Yasuo newfound purpose; he now had the clue that would lead to the true killer. Swearing an oath, he gathered his belongings and, with one last look at Yone’s grave, set out with the wind at his back.

“The story of a sword is inked in blood.”
— Yasuo

Yasuo Abilities

Way of the Wanderer

Yasuo's Critical Strike Chance is doubled. Additionally, Yasuo builds toward a shield whenever he is moving. The shield triggers when he takes damage from a champion or monster.

Steel Tempest

A skillshot basic attack. After two successful Steel Tempests, the next fires a tornado that knocks enemies Airborne.

Wind Wall

Creates a moving wall that blocks enemy projectiles.

Sweeping Blade

Dashes through a unit, dealing escalating Magic Damage with each cast.

Last Breath

Moves to a unit and strikes them repeatedly for heavy damage. Can only be cast on Airborne targets.