TL;DR My first build is a tanky/support build, second build would be a bruiser build. (for extra credit include a straight damage build.) The conflict and question I have is when should I be using these builds for Lee Sin Jungle, as I believe they are both good builds. I just hate going into games thinking I am gonna rock it but for some reason I "fail" and get raged at.
I have been very back and forth with my builds with Lee Sin jungle. My first build for preseason 4 typically started out
(AD quints, armour seals, MR-18 glyphs, AP/AD marks)
- tanky item (tpyically sightstone/frozen mallet)
- mobility (or if behind tabi/treads)
- all situational after that
I stopped playing lee sin s3 because this build didn't work very often, with the overhaul of lantern I tried it again. I had 3 very positive games in a row with him right away, as I was able to just farm camps and counter gank very effectively until I hit lvl 9 when I am very tanky and I can be a serious annoyance. But after that it seemed to get worse (possibly because I had a huge win streak and my MMR jumped). After getting raged at 2 games in a row as lee I decided to do a rebuild. the typical complaint being that when I gank I am to low health or not ganking enough because im constantly low health early on, while my opponent is ganking lanes really hard.
Here it is:
(Lifesteal quints x2 (working on a third) 1 AD quint, AD marks, armour seals, MR-18 Glyphs)
(9-21-0) (the 21 with a focus on hp5)
- spirit stone
- hyrda (typically tatmau, mobility then hydra
- tanky item (randuins, sunfire, maw)
- situational after that
The difference in ranked was pretty huge, went 12-4 and got my first triple with him. I shredded camps, and was able to stay healthier early on becuz of the extra sustain.
I like the first build because I play more of the support role that I believe the jungler should be, warding and tanking and just being everywhere. My new build allows for a much stronger gank and bigger presence altogether.
The conflict and question I have is when should I be using these builds, as I believe they are both good builds. Only thing I have to go on is Team composition, as how a lane is going to turn out is hard to predict unless going off of counters.