From runes to items, gameplay tips amd more, we've put together a guide to help you master playing Yone in the midlane in League of Legends.
Be mindful that there are several ways to build and play a champion, and you'll need to be adaptable as the game and the enemy team progress.
That said, this guide is a good starting point to helping you get to grips with the champion and making an impact in your games.
Immortal Shieldbow helps marksmen survive burst damage, and adds valuable lifesteal.
Mortal Reminder and Infinity Edge are other core items that ramp up Yone's damage potential hugely, in particular with regard to critical hits.
Other good items include Death's Dance and Bloodthirster..
Starting Item & Boots
While your choices may differ according to how the game progresses, the typical Yone skill priority is:
R > Q > E > W
These are the summoner spells most typically taken by Yone in this role. Naturally, this may change depending on match-ups.
Yone feels like he plays similarly to his brother Yasuo. You'll want to poke the enemy midlaner as much as possible, and essentially bully them out of the lane. He has great burst potential in duels, and relies primarily on auto-attacks to deal damage. He has few escape tools however, and is an all-in kind of champion. Don't get frustrated when you die, just come back and do it all again.
- Level 1 - Take Q - Mortal Steel, for the dash and poke potential.
- Level 2 - Take W - Spirit Cleave, for the area damage and on-hit shield.
- First Back - Start working towards your Immortal Shieldbow, or pick up boots.
Tips & Tricks
- Attack Speed reduces the cooldown of Mortal Steel.
- Mortal Steel can be used to pass through the thinner walls on the map. It also resets your auto.
- You can redirect Mortal Steel by using Flash immediately after activating it.
- Spirit Cleave inflicts both physical and magic damage.
- It also offers a bigger shield if you hit multiple enemies.
- You can use Flash during the animation of Spirit Cleave to extend its range.
- Soul Unbound deals more damage to champions you've already attacked, and if the damage is enough to kill the target the mark changes colour to black.
- Fate Sealed can be used to pass through walls, and even two walls in some places - such as around Dragon and Baron pits. This is ideal to escape tricky situations.
- It also stops behind the last target hit. If you hit multiple champions, you'll bring everyone back to the furthest target.