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"The story of a sword is inked in blood." - YasuoSquare Yasuo

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.

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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.

"A lot of people want me dead... they call it justice. I'm the only one who knows the truth. All I have left is the wind by my side."

Patch History

  • Stats
    • New: Now has +4% bonus attack speed at level 1.
    • Base attack damage increased to 60 from 55.376.
    • Base armor increased to 30 from 24.712.
    • Base health increased to 523 from 517.76.
    • Health growth increased to 87 from 82.
  • YasuoSquare Nightbringer Yasuo [S|L]
    • Bug Fix: No longer faces the wrong direction during his channel animation.
  • YasuoSquare Nightbringer Yasuo [S|L]
    • Bug Fix: Fixed special borders being cut off at the bottom during loading screen.
  • Wind Wall Wind Wall
    • Bug Fix: Enemies no longer lose spell shields when walking through the very edge of Wind Wall.
  • Stats
    • Magic resistance growth increased to 0.5 from 0.
  • Sweeping Blade Sweeping Blade
    • Base damage reduced to 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100 from 70 / 90 / 110 / 130 / 150.
    • New Effect: Has a 20% bonus AD ratio.
  • YasuoSquare PROJECT: Yasuo [S|L]
    • General
      • Bug Fix: Basic attack animation desynchronized with damage application.
  • Stats
    • Base attack speed increased to 0.67 from 0.658.
    • Attack speed growth reduced to 2.5% from 3.2%.
  • Last Breath Last Breath
    • New Effect: Bonus armor penetration only applies to Yasuo's critical strikes.
    • Bug Fix: Yasuo dealing a basic attack's worth of extra damage when casting.
  • Last Breath Last Breath
    • Bug Fix: First basic attack after casting being delayed if critically striking.
  • Steel Tempest Steel Tempest
    • Bug Fix: Not always critically striking when Yasuo has 100% critical strike chance.
  • Wind Wall Wind Wall
    • Bug Fix: Failing to block projectiles if cast right when Yasuo dies.
  • Sweeping Blade Sweeping Blade
    • Bug Fix: Yasuo sometimes becoming unable to use basic attack after casting.
    • Bug Fix: Yasuo ignoring both cooldown (regular and per target) and cast time if used while displaced and on on multiple targets.
  • Last Breath Last Breath
    • Bug Fix: Yasuo sometimes becoming unable to use basic attack after casting.
  • Way of the Wanderer Way of the Wanderer
    • Flow generation reduced to 1 stack per 59 / 52 / 46 units from 1 per 46 at all levels.
    • Shield strength increased to 100 - 510 (based on level) from 60 - 470 (based on level).
  • Stats
    • Movement speed increased to 345 from 340.
  • Steel Tempest Steel Tempest
    • Cooldown reduced to 4 seconds at all ranks from 5 / 4.75 / 4.5 / 4.25 / 4.
  • Stats
    • Base health lowered to 462 from 512.
    • Base movement speed lowered to 340 from 350.
  • Way of the Wanderer Way of the Wanderer
    • Shield duration reduced to 1 second from 1.5.
  • Steel Tempest Steel Tempest
    • Minimum cast time increased to 0.18 seconds from 0.13.
    • Cooldown reduction from attack speed reduced (maximum amount needed for minimum cast time unchanged).
    • Bug Fix: Third cast dealing instant damage in first cast range when used in quick succession.
  • Wind Wall Wind Wall
  • Sweeping Blade Sweeping Blade
    • Maximum bonus damage reduced to 50% at 2 stacks from 100% at 4.
  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 19 from 15.
  • Way of the Wanderer Way of the Wanderer
    • Shield strength reduced to 60 - 470 (based on level) from 60 - 690 (based on level).
    • Shield duration reduced to 1.5 seconds from 2.
  • Way of the Wanderer Way of the Wanderer
    • Flow generation reduced to 1 stack per 46 units from 1 per 40.
  • Steel Tempest Steel Tempest
    • New Effect: Displays a maximum range indicator while third cast is available.
  • Wind Wall Wind Wall
    • Passive bonus Flow stacks per Sweeping Blade Sweeping Blade cast reduced to 3 / 6 / 9 / 12 / 15 from 4 / 8 / 12 / 16 / 20.
  • Last Breath Last Breath
    • Range reduced to 1200 from 1300.
  • Way of the Wanderer Way of the Wanderer
  • Steel Tempest Steel Tempest
    • New Effect: Third cast uses smart casting by default.
    • Interaction with Sweeping Blade Sweeping Blade updated for reliability.
  • Wind Wall Wind Wall
  • Last Breath Last Breath
    • New Effect: Grants maximum Flow on cast.
    • Animation time reduced by 0.1 seconds.
    • Bug Fix: Yasuo blinking to targets who Flash flashed out of a displacement's target location right before being hit.
    • Bug Fix: Cooldown timer tracking error in HUD and Spectator Mode.
  • Added.