Yasuo Now Available!

Posted on at 3:10 AM by Moobeat
Yasuo has blown into Runeterra and is now available for purchase!
During his first week of availability, Yasuo will be priced at 975 RP / 7800 IP, after which he will drop to the standard 6300 IP price point. Alternatively, you can pick up both Yasuo and High Noon Yasuo in his release bundle for a mere 1462 RP.

Continue reading for a better look at Yasuo, the Unforgiven, including a preview of his release skin, details on his abilities, an encore presentation of his champion spotlight, special interactions, and more!


7800 IP // 975 RP // 1462 RP in Release Bundle


( Note: Numbers checked and accurate as of the 12/12 PBE Update - will confirm on live ASAP )

Passive: Way of the Wanderer
Resolve: Moving grants Flow, which is tracked on Yasuo's resource bar. Moving faster grants more Flow. At maximum Flow, damage from a champion or monster briefly grants a shield that absorbs 60-690 damage ( scaling by level ) 
Intent: Yasuo's critical strike chance is doubled, but his Critical strikes deal 10% reduced damage.

Q: Steel Tempest
Thrust forward, dealing 20/40/60/80/100 ( + 100% total AD ) physical damage.
On hit, Steel Tempest grants a stack of Gathering Storm for 10 seconds. At 2 stacks, Steel Tempest fires a whirlwind that knocks airborne.

Steel Tempest is treated as a basic attack: it can critically strike, applies on-hit effects, and its cooldown and cast time are reduced by attack speed.

If cast while dashing, Steel Tempest will strike as a circle. 
Base cool down - 5

Q Knock Up

W: Wind Wall
Passive: Dashing Builds and extra 4/8/12/16/20% of your maximum Flow.
Active: Creates a moving wall that blocks all enemy projectiles for 4 seconds. 
Cooldown: 26/24/22/20/18
Wall Width: 300/350/400/450/500

E: Sweeping Blade
Dashes through target enemy dealing 70/90/110/130/150 ( +.6 AP ) magic damage. Each case increases your next dash's base damage by 25%, up to 100% 
Cannot be re-cast on the same enemy for 10/9/8/7/6 seconds.
If cast while dashing, Steel Tempest will strike as a circle. 
Cooldown .5/.4/.3/.2/.1
E + Q
E + Q Knock Up

R: Last Breath
Dashes to an Airborne enemy champion, deals 200/300/400 ( + 150% bonus AD ) physical daamgeg and holds all Airborne enemies in the area in the air for an additional 1 second. Resets all stacks of Gathering Storm. 
For 15 seconds, Yasuo gains 50% bonus Armor Penetration - this effects armor from items, buffs, runes, and masteries
Cooldown:  80/55/30
Armor  Pen buff from R

"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 "
Champion Spotlight

High Noon Yasuo

975 RP // 1462 RP in Release Bundle

From Riot's release article:
Hell, even the sharpest shot's gonna have trouble hittin' the wind...” – High Noon Yasuo 
High Noon Yasuo's riding into town looking for trouble. His augmented pistol sword at the ready, Yasuo kicks up copper-tinged dust as he dashes through his foes and unleashes his dust-strewn whirlwinds. He throws up tinted Wind Walls when the firefights grow fierce only to burst through with his explosive Steel Tempests when the time's right. Once the fight's done, High Noon Yasuo leans back against his weapon to play a solemn tune on his trusty harmonica. Preparing to head to the sunset, he tosses an empty bottle to the skies and scores one final bullseye.
Dodge, dive and dismember your foes as Yasuo and his High Noon skin for 1462 RP (normally 1950 RP) until the end of December 17.

Q Tornado
Wind Wall
E + Q
E + Q Knockup
R Mid Air

R Armor Pen Buff

Special Interactions:

Yasuo also has a number of unique, in-game taunts for Riven, Master Yi, and the League's four Ninja champions - Zed, Kennen, Akali, and Shen.

  • "Which weighs more, Riven? Your blade, or your past?"
  • "Everyone faces a reckoning, Riven."
  • "You can't run from yourself, Riven... I've tried."
  • "Broken sword. Broken spirit."

and these special lines:

  • "Huh, three swift strikes."
  • "Wait, that technique... ."

Master Yi:
  • "Nice... sword... boots?"
  • "Wuju? Hmph! Never heard of it."
  • "Wuju? No, I wouldn't."

Ninjas AkaliZedShen, and Kennen:
  • "Scurry back to your shadows ninja."
  • "Ninjas... I hate those guys."
  • "Cute mask.. Your, uh, mom sew that?"

Login Screen and Music

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