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Master Yi Statistics for Yive

Author's performance with Master Yi compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
88
5
Win %
49
43
Kills
10.0
7.6
Assists
4.4
4.6
Deaths
5.1
7.2
KA:D Ratio
2.9
1.7
Gold Earned
14.2K
12K
Creep Score
86.3
172.7
Average
  • Author Champion Statistics
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

 11.png/4.png  are overall the best on 11.png.

I wouldn't recommend 11.png6.png currently. Ghost feels so situational to me and got nerfed aswell. Flash is the strongest Summoner Spell in the game, makes sense since it's used by 10/10 players per game. It needs a nerf to make other spells more worthy overall.


11.png3.png gives you a lot of comeback and 1v1 potential, I personally find Flash too important though.

New Runes Back to Top

This is the third Runeset I've gotten used to and I really like it. I'll explain why for each rune:

13003d6fa9393a112.png?width=64Conqueror is currently extremely strong and it's not my favourite rune but I use it on Onhit Yi constantly. The 4 second delay can be a pain but the rune pays off overall through high damage that pierces through armor.
Triumph.png?width=64 Triump -> Unfortunately got a few nerfs and IMO doesn't quite get up to the level of 6343.png but is still the best rune to take in it's tree.
Legend%20Alacrity.png?width=64 Legend: Alacrity -> Don't think we need to argue this one. Tenacity is cool and so is lifesteal, but this fits Yi best IMO. I'll try the other 2 soon, though.
Coup%20De%20Grace.png?width=64 Coup De Grace -> Nerfed pretty hard but it still has it's bonus effect of giving you more AD after a kill or assist which makes it better than the other two IMO.
Sudden%20Impact.png?width=64 Sudden Impact works on alphastrike.png. Simple as that. It's a brilliant rune for Yi right now.
Ravenous%20Hunter.png?width=64 Ravenous Hunter is great on Yi. alphastrike.png can heal quite a bit of HP and a little healing comes out of wujustyle.png aswell.

SPECIAL RUNES, for Crit only:

Dark%20Harvest.png?width=32Sudden%20Impact.png?width=32Eyeball%20Collection.png?width=32Relentless%20Hunter.png?width=32Triumph.png?width=32Coup%20De%20Grace.png?width=32


These were the runes I mostly use on Crit Yi, even though I like the idea of doing amazing damage starting with the first hit you get off I feel like Dark Harvest is only really good once you reach 150 Stacks which takes a long time on Summoners Rift, even if you end up getting fed.


LOLKING HAS YET TO UPDATE 8.11 RUNES AND ITEMS. 3rd Runepage has Hail of Blades as a Keystone.




Abilities Back to Top

Q
E
Q
W
Q
R
Q
E
Q
W
R
E
E
E
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
1
3
5
7
9
W
4
10
15
17
18
E
2
8
12
13
14
R
6
11
16

Q - E - Q is risky, but pays off in many situations. Make sure you know if the enemy jungler is close or not before putting the second point into your Q.


Safest way is Q - W - E, better way is Q - E - W, but I always run Q - E - Q (- W)


Level 10 Meditate, 55% Dmg Reduction when activated and heal is little more useful. Use it to tank in close situations. Continue getting E from Level 12 on.


Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    No discussions.

Core Items

    Pre 8.11 Onhit build which is still good now. BR-Rageblade is core, Bork and GA are great, too. Mercurial for annoying CC.
    8.11 ONHIT BUILD I DID NOT TRY THIS YET!! This is just what I think could work really well.

Situational Items

    Stalkers->Dagger->Boots->Stormrazor->PD->IE->BT->GA->Mercurial (Situational! Shiv instead of mercurial or GA is possible. Sell Stalkers and boots whenever)
    Warrior Critbuild. Rageblade is broken, it even works in critbuilds. Unfortunately. (Warrior>Rageblade>PD or Shiv>IE>GA)
    Danijrm build (BR>Rageblade>Wit's End>Situational: I chose GA and Bork in this case)

All the item sets are blank for some reason so I'll have to redo it all! Give me some time on this one guys. Check out what I got here though: ^^^^


In general Onhit builds are the easiest way to play Yi at any given level, simply due to more consistent damage because of the Max-HP Damage you deal, also the higher Attack Speed. Max-HP damage gives you the opportunity to build tanky items and deal lots of damage still.

 11.png has a lot of ways to deal with CC and burst, which is why you won't need straight up defensive items. Offensive-defensive items like 3139.png and 3026.png are totally fine though







Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Ahri
    Hard
  • Akali
    Medium
  • Alistar
    Hard
  • Amumu
    Medium
  • Anivia
    Hard
  • Annie
    Medium
  • Ashe
    Easy
  • Aurelion Sol
    Easy
  • Azir
    Easy
  • Bard
    Medium
  • Blitzcrank
    Medium
  • Brand
    Medium
  • Braum
    Hard
  • Caitlyn
    Medium
  • Camille
    Medium
  • Cho'Gath
    Hard
  • Darius
    Easy
  • Ekko
    Hard
  • Elise
    Medium
  • Evelynn
    Medium
  • Fiddlesticks
    Medium
  • Fiora
    Medium
  • Galio
    Medium
  • Garen
    Medium
  • Gragas
    Medium
  • Graves
    Medium
  • Irelia
    Medium
  • Janna
    Medium
  • Jarvan IV
    Medium
  • Jax
    Medium
  • Kai'Sa
    Medium
  • Karthus
    Easy
  • Kassadin
    Medium
  • Katarina
    Easy
  • Kayn
    Easy
  • Kennen
    Medium
  • Kha'Zix
    Hard
  • Kindred
    Medium
  • LeBlanc
    Hard
  • Lee Sin
    Hard
  • Leona
    Medium
  • Lissandra
    Medium
  • Malphite
    Hard
  • Malzahar
    Medium
  • Master Yi
    Easy
  • Rammus
    Hard
  • Rengar
    Easy
  • Riven
    Medium
  • Sejuani
    Medium
  • Shaco
    Medium
  • Taric
    Medium
  • Teemo
    Medium
  • Tryndamere
    Medium
  • Vayne
    Medium
  • Xin Zhao
    Medium
  • Yasuo
    Medium
  • Zed
    Easy

VS

Ahri

Hard

Ahri is no fun usually. She just needs to hit ahriseduce.png to be a total pain in the ass. Her ahritumble.pnggives her stupid amounts of mobility to run/"hop" out highlander.png. Hard to gank after 6. Also her Charm lasts for 3 centuries which means you'll run into 5 enemy champions and die like a Nooblord


Hints:

Dodge ahriseduce.png with alphastrike.png
Don't all-in her when she has ahritumble.png ready
Use it as an advantage when her ahritumble.png is down
3140.png. Buy it if you have to.

VS

Akali

Medium
84.png makes me want to punch a hole into the wall because of one simple thing: akalismokebomb.png. Thank you so much Riot for pausing highlander.png+wujustyle.png durations while using meditate.png. Unfortunately using meditate.png to pause R+E will leave you open for her high amounts of damage. Unfun matchup for 11.png and back in the day 84.png was even my main Ban.

Hints:

Use meditate.png when she uses akalismokebomb.png so your highlander.png+wujustyle.png don't go on Cooldown.
meditate.png her akalimota.png-AA Burst, everything else hurts much less but may not be underestimated.

VS

Alistar

Hard

Alistar is a very good Champion to pick against Yi, as long as he waits out your alphastrike.png. As Yi you should be very careful with what you're doing.

Hints:

You can't burst through ferocioushowl.png without E. Try to change the focus if it seems to be a good idea if he uses it.
Try dodging headbutt.png with alphastrike.png
Stay out of his headbutt.png- pulverize.png Range

VS

Amumu

Medium

Amumu is a good Champion in general, also decently good against Yi. Not in 1v1's of course.
Good thing for you as Yi is, that he probably won't invade and won't be dangerous early anyway.

Hints:

Just don't get hit by bandagetoss.png. Really, don't.
Don't underestimate him. His Damage-Output on Fulltank is still very high.
Keep distance of your allies (curseofthesadmummy.png)

VS

Anivia

Hard

IMO Anivia has been broken for a very long time now and people don't realize it cause barely anyone ever plays her for some reason, while she can be so simple. flashfrost.png-frostbite.png-> massive damage, or clearing one wave after the other with glacialstorm.png only. It's really pathetic that this is possible while she, later in the game, stays at almost full mana doing this. Do NOT underestimate this champion and play wisely around her.

Hints:

Once she misses flashfrost.png it's much easier to kill her, save alphastrike.png to jump over crystallize.png
If she's ahead and caught you offguard it's not a bad idea to use highlander.png to escape, especially cause of the constant glacialstorm.png-slow

VS

Annie

Medium

Annie is a very situational matchup for Master Yi, usually you should be able to do fine against her. But if she is fed and she's a good Annie Player she can become a big problem for you especially, bursting down Yi WITH a stun? No problem for fed Annie.

Hints:
Remember that moltenshield.png makes Annie give Damage back to the Attacker!
Straight up try to avoid her Stuns, especially infernalguardian.png
Buy a 3140.png and use it wisely
Try to meditate.png dangerous burst, but remember that she can be quite weak if she doesn't have many items!
Just wait out her rotation. There's no reason walking into her team, getting stunned and dying like a total Nooblord

VS

Ashe

Easy

Easiest ADC to deal with as Yi, her slow is almost pointless for you, as you have highlander.png. Without highlander.png you should be careful against her though.

Hints:
Dodge asheR.png with alphastrike.png
Be ready to meditate.png if you're low and you expect a asheR.png to come your way
4.png-highlander.png-wujustyle.png and then alphastrike.png if she flashes should be an easy take-down and a free Reset for the rest of the fight

VS

Aurelion Sol

Easy
136.png barely has ways to be obnoxious for Yi. He's a good champion and there's many 136.png mains out there that know what they're doing. But for 11.png this matchup isn't particulary hard at all. Sol gains quite a bit of MS when moving straight, which can be annoying since you might fail to keep up from time to time.

Hints:

Dodge aurelionsolq.png  or aurelionsolr.png with alphastrike.png
Make sure to check if he's building 3116.png. If so he'll be very dangerous when highlander.png is down since there's barely any escape left due to his aurelionsolw.png.
Try waiting out his aurelionsole.png to alphastrike.png him then to stop it.

VS

Azir

Easy

I personally don't see many situations in which Azir does good especially vs Yi, the only thing that can bother you are azirr.png, his in general high damage and of course him buying 3157.png. But that's general problems with this guy.

Hints:

Azir is usually pretty squishy, you should be able to burst him most of the times
Watch his items. Be careful once he buys 3157.png.
Dodge azirr.png with alphastrike.png, it's really not that hard.
Keep your distance, you know his ridiculous azirw.png-Range

VS

Bard

Medium
432.png can be obnoxious due to bardq.png barde.png and bardr.png. highlander.png and wujustyle.png will run out if hit by bardr.png. bardq.png lasts for ages and you don't ever want to get stunned by it. You'll be stunned in alphastrike.png by bardq.png if it hits you and afterwards someone behind you. Otherwise he's insanely squishy and if caught off guard will be dead before he can even barde.png

Hints:

Avoid bardr.png unless it's a Lifesafer. meditate.png if free-kill-enemies were hit by bardr.png
Think twice before following barde.png
Make sure to avoid or dodge bardq.png with alphastrike.png

VS

Blitzcrank

Medium

Blitzcranks amount of CC is very annoying for Yi. You really want to avoid pretty much all his abilities, especially if he stays close to his ADC (which he should to).

Hints:
Obviously don't get hit by rocketgrab.png and if you do, try to alphastrike.png away asap
Watch him closely in fights, if he uses his CC everyone's much more vulnerable
You can disjoint his spells with alphastrike.png. So even if he'll hit you with spells try disjointing

VS

Brand

Medium
63.png is a tough lane to gank and provides high amounts of damage even if far behind. He can be the opener to a complete turnaround of a game with his insane AoE Damage that often is underestimated. 63.png has an easy time stunning brandq.png 11.png with any ability followed up by brandq.png. 11.png is forced to run after his opponents so he's a very easy target to stun and burst afterwards. 63.png likes building items like 3151.png3116.png which give him a lot of HP, making him a unattractive target to kill first.

Hints:

Avoid brandq.png or dodge it with alphastrike.png IF you've been hit by other spells prior to brandq.png
Make sure not to stick to your teammates due to his high AoE Damage brandw.pngbrandr.pngbrandpassive.png
Once his brandq.png is out he's defenceless.

VS

Braum

Hard

Braum is no fun as Yi. Make sure to avoid his Passive if there's dangerous enemies around.
braume.png is also very annoying as it blocks a lot of damage.

Tips:

Avoid braumpassive.png as much as you can. (Why is this text orange now?)
Avoid the man in general, I mean look at him. I'd rather have 122.png walk towards me in a dark alley than this man 201.png. Also he has stuff like braumq.pngbraumrwrapper.png that'll make your life hell

VS

Caitlyn

Medium

One of the harder ADC Matchups. 51.png will place caitlynyordletrap.png beneath the spot where you'll come out of alphastrike.png and hit you with high damage. She can gain distance with caitlynentrapment.png on you when fighting and can burst you with caitlynpassive.png.

Hints:

meditate.png right after coming out of alphastrike.png if she put caitlynyordletrap.png at that spot.
Avoid running head-first into her without highlander.png.
You can alphastrike.png her caitlynaceinthehole.png which will then be cancelled.
You can also meditate.png her caitlynaceinthehole.png to greatly decrease it's damage.

VS

Camille

Medium

Like any other similar champ to 164.png she's mostly dangerous when ahead, similar to 39.pngI feel like a good 164.png player can win 1v1's vs 11.png in specific cases.

Hints:

camiller.png is very dangerous, try not getting caught by it when even or behind.
meditate.png her camilleq.png true damage is obviously pointless.
You CANNOT alphastrike.png out of camiller.png.

VS

Cho'Gath

Hard

Unfortunately Riot decided to remove AP-31.png and instead gave us disgusting Fulltank-that-still-does-massive-dmg-31.png. All his damage is feast.png basically and he has one-shot potential vs squishies while being able to ruin a Tanks fight with feast.png. Also his feralscream.pngrupture.png CC is very obnoxious to deal with. Be happy not many people play him right now.

Hints:

If he uses rupture.png dodge it with alphastrike.png, as long as he didn't silence you.
Avoid getting CC-chained at all costs, if he 3193.png-feast.png's you chances are that you're gonna die right away

VS

Darius

Easy

Only time Darius will be dangerous is when he has max dariuspassive.png stacks, especially in lategame, otherwise Darius got barely anything on you, a little bit of CC with dariusaxegrabcone.png but other than that easy to deal with and to gank. dariusaxegrabcone.png can be very annoying since the pull and knockback take quite some time to happen considering how quick the animation is, also often makes you stop AA'ing. Remember that.

Hints:

Stay close to him when he's casting dariuscleave.png.
meditate.png when you're bleeding to death.
He might be easy to deal with but that does NOT make him a main target, unless he "engages" on your teams backline somehow.

VS

Ekko

Hard

His kit is just too much, that's why Tank-Ekko was so obnoxious and a big thing for so long, overtuned kit. He has burst, a stun, shield, dash, slow, %HP Dmg and tops it off with ekkor.png. It almost blows my mind that so many people suck on 245.png and let's be glad they do, cause otherwise he could ruin your day when playing 11.png.

Hints:

Don't waste highlander.png on him when he has ekkor.png up.
Obviously stay out of his ekkow.png.
meditate.png his ekkor.png or ekkopassive.png-Proc-Burst.

VS

Elise

Medium

Mediocre Matchup for Yi, it really depends on the Elise player. Elise can 1v1 Yi throughout early game and if she catches you off guard she might be able to oneshot you depending on her build. Once again, do not underestimate Elise, she's basically a 7/10 matchup in difficulty.

Hints:

Dodge elisehumane.png with alphastrike.png or by simply dodging to the side
meditate.png her elisehumanw.pngelisehumanq.png burst, same goes for when she's in eliser.png
elisehumane.png stuns you for a long time, definitely avoid it and maybe even buy 3140.png

VS

Evelynn

Medium

I like 28.png Kit in terms of playing her myself, but it's SO annoying to play against her and I'm honestly thinking about making this a hard matchup. You're forced to meditate.png once you see evelynnw.png on your head and you're alone. She WILL oneshot you in late unless you have a lot of MR. Trust me. evelynnw.pngevelynnq.pngevelynne.pngevelynnr.png is a usual combo that shreds anyone. Pff man she doesn't even need evelynnw.png, she just needs to evelynne.pngevelynnr.png out of nowhere. But again, if the Player is garbage with the champ she might just be non-existant.

Hints:

I'd go as far to say that 3026.png is a CORE item when facing 28.png.
Stick to your team in lategame. DO IT.
Try finishing early if you can carry the game.

VS

Fiddlesticks

Medium
9.png is a bad champion, He has been receiving buffs only for like 2 years now and he's still garbage. Probably better in Mid and Support than in Jungle. Although that is the case he's a pain in the ass due to his fiddlesticksdarkwind.png-Silence and terrify.png-Fear which will make you run away as quickly as if your maths teacher had just undressed themselves in front of you. Also he can burst you and the fact that he usually purchases 3157.png doesn't make it better for Yi.

Hints:

Avoid his terrify.png. See if he'll use it on someone else first
ALWAYS be ready for crowstorm.png out of the fog of war
fiddlesticksdarkwind.png is more dangerous than you think. Getting silenced is deadly for Yi
Buy 3140.png

VS

Fiora

Medium

What turns 114.png into 114.png is definitely lategame. She feels pretty damn weak in early, but definitely has very high 1v1 potential vs 11.png once the game has gone on for a while. While writing this I have to think about baguettes and I'm hungry now, brb.

Hints:

Don't dive her when she has fioraw.png up, unless you're full HP and she's basically dead.
If she's not very good you'll win 1v1's, figure out how good she is during the game.
If she engages on your carries make sure to focus her, even if she buys tanky items she won't be standing forever. Definitely highlander.png-wujustyle.png worthy.

VS

Galio

Medium

The rework ruined this guy for me, he turned from cool-proctective-dude into dumbass-wannabe-coolguy. Honestly pretty sad. IMO worst rework only looking at quotes and stuff so far. He has barely any 1v1 potential as you might've figured but all his cc and mediocre damage shouldn't be underestimated. He might also save teammates with galior.png, as they gain damage reduction when ulted by 3.png.

Hints:

Make sure not to get hit by galioe.png or galiow.png and maybe even galior.png.

VS

Garen

Medium

His garenr.png-passive (Villain, he'll do extra damage to you and his ult will deal true damage --> you turn into a villain by killing enemies) really turns 86.png into a pain in the ass. Also his garenq.png-Silence is ridiculous but because he's still garbage in total it doesn't get nerfed.

Hints:

Simply avoid his garenq.png and him in general if you're the Villain.

VS

Gragas

Medium

Gragas can be very annoying and my main problem is usually gragasbodyslam.png.
His Prime seems to be over, but he's still seen often and does massive Damage while being Tanky.

Hints:
Watch out for his Burst when he's ahead. He can usually kill you
Another thing to watch out for is gragasbodyslam.png. It feels like you're knocked up for 2 seconds
Look at his Build. If he builds Cinderhulk it might be a good idea to get Armor Pen

VS

Graves

Medium

I hate you Graves. I really hate you. Why does he still do so much Damage? He put a GP down in 2 hits and people actually complain about Yi doing too much Damage? So done right now. So. done.
Not fun for Yi aswell, good Duelist against Yi if you're a good Graves Player.

Hints:

Avoid gravessmokegrenade.png! People really underestimate what Vision-loss does to Yi. No Alpha, can't see what hits you, Yi dies and looks like a Nooblord in front of everybody

If you see him going for an All-in meditate.png it all. You should be fine and be ready to fight after that.

So you usually are able to alphastrike.png his gravesclustershot.png and graveschargeshot.png. BUT the Alpha bug can ruin everything for you and this is where it gets Gamebreaking.

VS

Irelia

Medium

Reworked Irelia is generally easier to deal with for Master Yi. Old one used to be a Hard matchup, new one is Medium at most. Her ireliar.png disarms you which is a major counter for 11.png obviously but since the wall is relatively easy to avoid that's not a big deal. Her Damage is mediocre unless she's very fed. Her ireliae.png is very easy to dodge aswell. Nice champion with goddamn that ass (not quite as good as 145.png tho) but other than that only thing that'll be hard in this matchup is my D.. Wait what?

Hints:

Dodge ireliae.png with alphastrike.png. Easy AF
Do NOT walk into ireliar.png unless you're running away
Don't underestimate her ireliaw.png Damage reduction. She might use it when you think alphastrike.png will finish her off.

VS

Janna

Medium

I really like Janna, I also like playing her. Awesome Champ! But very annoying for Yi, she can stop you with howlinggale.png, reapthewhirlwind.png and can help her carries to burst you down with eyeofthestorm.png.

Hints:

Once again, you can dodge both  howlinggale.png and reapthewhirlwind.png with alphastrike.png
If she sticks with her ADC a lot, make sure she uses some Spells before you engage
DON'T engage with alphastrike.png when she has reapthewhirlwind.png up
It might be a nice idea getting her out of the way first, she is very squishy

VS

Jarvan IV

Medium

Currently Jarvan is once again played by all the metaslaves that will only play him for the duration of him being actually good aKa broken. Not everyone that hits Diamond is boosted, some just abuse stuff like that, but let's not go deeper into that. jarvanivdemacianstandard.png-jarvanivdragonstrike.png-jarvanivcataclysm.png is deadly in both his AD and his Tank Builds, when going AD he can very possibly oneshot you, when going Tank his jarvanivcataclysm.png will live you without any chance of escaping while at the same time he just doesn't die jarvanivgoldenaegis.png.

Hints:

Warn your team of early ganks, 59.png is very likely to gank early in the game.
Make sure to avoid his jarvanivdragonstrike.pngjarvanivdemacianstandard.png combo. You can dodge it with alphastrike.png  aswell.
Look at his playstyle. Full AD? meditate.pnghis burst or just try to not be his main target, then burst him.
If he goes tank and doesn't peel for his Carries make sure to take them out like a true assassin.

VS

Jax

Medium

Jax is not fun to deal with as Yi, it's actually very obvious... jaxcounterstrike.png
Also he's a good duelist and one of the champs that can beat Yi at all times in the game.

Hints:
As always. Dodge jaxcounterstrike.png with alphastrike.png
Don't battle him without an advantage if he's "big"
meditate.png while he's using jaxcounterstrike.png or use your highlander.png Speed to your Advantage

VS

Kai'Sa

Medium
145.png is a nice Champion. Like her dad I rank her as a medium matchup. I actually Onetrick her on a different Account, no idea why but I did it but I don't regret it (even had a Penta after like 10 games). Have to dodge 80% of games rn tho since she's always banned. Will play on that account again once banrate is down.
Kai'Sa is a total weakling in early. She only gets truly strong once she has her kaisaq.png or kaisae.png Upgrade. Her mixed damage makes it hard to build vs her. Her kaisar.png-Shield is terrible pre-Rank 3 but at Rank 3 it's insane. Do not underestimate her Damage, once she ramps up (especially with 3124.png) she destroys 5 guys at a time with ease. Irelia has NOTHING at all on THAT GODDAMN ASS dot-pattern.pngdot-pattern.pngdot-pattern.png U guys think Kassadin will approve of my proposal plans? D:

Hints:

Make sure to pay attention to her in teamfights, she's easy to lose eyesight off with her kaisae.png.
Except for empowered kaisae.png she has nothing but bad dueling powers to defend herself against you. Run her down highlander.pngwujustyle.png

VS

Karthus

Easy

Poor bastard of a champion. I like this guy, I really do. But he's just so bad, anything in the game can avoid karthusfallenone.png. Riot is literally like "FUCK YOU Karthus, suck our D" with all kinds of new ways to avoid karthusfallenone.png, also it's CD is extremely long. 11.png barely struggles against 30.png, he literally has no ways to stop 11.png with highlander.png from slicing him up into many pieces of 30.png-Pizza. Good thing he's already dead otherwise he'd probably kill himself due to how many things counter and destroy him. Watch out when he's fed though or it's lategame, he does nice damage after all.
CONCLUSION: People that main 30.png are manly AF.

Hints:

You can alphastrike.png his karthusfallenone.png, but please time it right or you look like a Doofus.
You can also meditate.png his karthusfallenone.png,  turning it's high Damage into nothing.
make sure to leave his karthuspassive.png-Circle after he dies.
Activate highlander.png to get rid of karthuswallofpain.png-slow or to run through it.

VS

Kassadin

Medium
38.png provides high Damage throughout mid-lategame and can snowball extremely hard. He has the ability to burst 11.png and cancels meditate.png with his nulllance.png. His burst should never be underestimated. Also his Daughter is hawt.

Hints:

Try to predict his riftwalk.png to follow it with alphastrike.png. DO NOT FOLLOW riftwalk.png IF HE JUMPS INTO HIS FULL HP TEAM.
Try to meditate.png his riftwalk.png-netherblade.png damage. After that he'll mostlikely cancel meditate.png with nulllance.png.
alphastrike.png his nulllance.png to avoid some damage.

VS

Katarina

Easy

Not hard at all, you have many ways to outplay her and if she actually doesn't get ahead, you'll be able to play with her us much as you want.

Hints:

meditate.png her deathlotus.png
Stay with your Carries to burst her down when she shadowstep.png into them.
WATCH OUT FOR Zhonyas (Lolking doesn't let me add Item pictures ('_>')
Dodge her bouncingblades.png with alphastrike.png. The Blade will disappear and not hop on to others

VS

Kayn

Easy

Most of the times Kayn is no threat to Yi. His abilities are all in all pretty obnoxious but can be dealt with. Still he is no enemy to underestimate, similar to 11.png 141.png has potential to win 1v1 fights and to easily claim the upper hand in specific fights.

HInts:

meditate.png before he pops out of his kaynr.png. Remember that he decides when that happens.
BE PREPARED FOR EARLY INVADES. kayne.png will make it very easy for him to smite-steal.
If he goes Rhaast make sure not to get hit by kaynw.png as the knockup is not to be underestimated.
If he goes Shadow make sure to remember his decently high damage and improved mobility. kaynw.pngkaynq.pngkaynr.png can burst you in many situations while kayne.png will get him out of the danger zone.

VS

Kennen

Medium

Many people play Kennen now after realising how powerful he can be. I hate playing against Kennen, his first stun is a little too long IMO. his AoE Damage with kennenshurikenstorm.png is massive.

Hints:
Try avoiding his Engage kennenlightningrush.png-kennenshurikenstorm.png-kennenbringthelight.png
Get 3140.png and use it for the first stun, try avoiding more stuns.

VS

Kha'Zix

Hard

This is not a fun Matchup. Especially if the Kha'Zix is good, His khazixQ.png-isolation can deal massive damage to you. He gets his first Powerspike with Level 6, kind of like Yi, just that Kha's Powerspike is way stronger...

Hints:

Avoid being isolated, if you are, he can easily battle you from early to late game
Very Squishy Builds (like the Silencee Build) are very hard if Kha focuses you
Facechecking Bushes is bad,  khazixQ.png-AA-khazixW.png-khazixR.png-AA and you will easily be dead
meditate.png is your friend. Use it when he jumps on you and turn on him after he used khazixQ.png

VS

Kindred

Medium

Not very dangerous right now (6.18), but usually a big problem and it's all around kindredR.png. You can dodge (alphastrike.png) the Heal of kindredR.png, so beware of that. Kindred Invades are also pretty annoying.

Hints:
Wards. Put a Pink somewhere good, close to Raptors as example. Make sure to ward their Blue (if you start Red) At about 1:20 so you can see if they'll invade.

Don't All-in Kindred if kindredR.png is up. Most of the times it's a complete waste and you'll lose ult and often your life aswell.

VS

LeBlanc

Hard

IMO very unfun matchup to deal with. 7.png has lots of ways to do high amounts of damage to you in a short amount of time. Usually the enemy team has a 7.png-God while when on your team you'll have the worst 7.png to exist in history. Not even worth noting single ways of burst because all of her abilties hurt a lot combined with leblancq.png. Her passive makes her disappear for a moment which is disgusting for Yi. She provides a lot of mobility with leblancw.png and her leblancr.png-W.

Hints:

Make sure to avoid getting rooted by leblance.png, it's a death sign.
alphastrike.png her burst (like leblancw.png and then alpha when she leblancr.png's you)
you can follow her leblancw.png with alphastrike.png.
Don't waste too much time trying to kill her, she'll get away most of the time or even kill you.

VS

Lee Sin

Hard

Ban this Champion. People are gonna act as if he's very hard to learn and underpowered and loses games but it's the complete opposite. He has a point-click-kick-knockback which can ruin your ENTIRE fight or straight up lose your game, also put your highlander.png on cooldown while at the same time killing you. Also he can duel you with ease in early and midgame. And wins games on his own in 10 minutes by getting his laners fed. Fuck Lee Sin.

Hints:

Make sure he doesn't turn 1v1's into 1v3's by baiting you into his team. Just leave him to his things when you run into him and you're not 100% sure you can kill him very, very quickly.
Beware of invades. He can ruin your games just by constantly taking camps, especially buffs or even killing you in early.
Make sure he uses blindmonkrkick.png on someone else or dodge it with alphastrike.png
BAN. THIS. STUPID. CHAMPION.

Fun-Fact: I play 64.png myself as a "pocket-pick" and even though I don't do crazy "insec-plays" (because these often lose games) I have a very easy time winning with him. The only weakness I can spot is his lategame, it's still bad.

VS

Leona

Medium

One of the most annoying Supports to deal with as Yi, Hard to burst her and she herself has tons of CC to lock you down. If you get hit by her leonazenithblade.png make sure to get some popcorn and watch your favourite show cause you will be CC'd for a while. leonazenithblade.pngleonashieldofdaybreak.pngleonasolarflare.png

Hints:

Do not get hit by leonazenithblade.png. If you have higher ping than 60 don't try to bait out leonazenithblade.png even if you're a Masterbaiter.
No matter what she starts her CC-Combo with, no matter which spell she hits first, it'll always end up with very long CC, so try avoiding all her CC in general.
Dodging leonasolarflare.png with alphastrike.png is very easy.

VS

Lissandra

Medium

Only reason this is a medium matchup is because of her point-click lissandrar.png. Lissandra has decent damage and mobility with lissandrae.png and often shouts HAAAA which is very annoying.

HInts:

You can easily dodge lissandrar.png with alphastrike.png as it's casttime seems to be higher than alphastrike.png' cast time.
Try following her lissandrae.png with alphastrike.png unless she lissandrae.png's into her team(!!!)
Make sure not to get hit by lissandrar.png in general if you don't have 3140.png

VS

Malphite

Hard
54.png is one of the best toplane Picks into 11.png. He provides a lot of Tankiness, especially vs AD-Champions and can at the same time decide entire games with a good ufslash.png.
His landslide.png slows your Attack Speed and he has actual 1v1 Potential vs 11.png.

Hints:

Do not fight him 1v1 unless you're (far) ahead.
Avoid his landslide.png, it's easy to run out of it's radius.
Dodge his ufslash.png with alphastrike.png. Once you've done that on purpose you may call yourself 11.png-Main.
Don't get frustrated when playing against him, stay calm and try playing around him in Fights.

VS

Malzahar

Medium

Even though he got reworked he still has a point-click surpress malzaharr.png while Warwick for some reason doesn't. Obnoxious Champion to deal with but except for malzaharr.png and his    malzaharq.png-Silence (Why does he still have that???? xD) a regular midlane threat. malzahare.png can kill you in alphastrike.png

Hints:

Make sure you're not the target of malzaharr.png, unless you're building Tank.
buy 3140.png.
Do not get hit by malzaharq.png, Silence ruins High Risk Champions.
don't underestimate his malzaharw.png, they'll beat yo ass if ya don't watch out. Just kill them.
meditate.png his malzahare.png

VS

Master Yi

Easy

So you played Blind Pick or a Gamemode and got matched up against Yi? I hate it. I hate it so much, why does he play my Guy? Why doesn't he play something else? But you know what? I'm not gonna give this guy a break this game. I'll show him who's the Boss. (I've never lost a Yi on Yi match).

Hints:
If he casts alphastrike.png  use meditate.png really quickly to block some Damage
meditate.png won't block his wujustyle.png damage, so using it to tank his Hits is usually pointless
Save your highlander.png for 1v1 Fights
If he gets ahead and you don't you'll need a clear advantage to beat him. Try working with your Team to do it
Check his Profile in the loading screen to find out if he's any good with Yi. It could help!

VS

Rammus

Hard

Fat Coutnerpick. If you're not experienced with Yi, but Rammus is with Rammus, then you've got a problem. E-W Combo will rip through your health. Trying to All-In him with R-E might just kill you  because of his defensiveballcurl.png.

Hints:

Buy 3140.png
Wait for him to Use puncturingtaunt.png, best on someone else.
Ignore him in Fights first if possible.
If he's behind chances are high you can just kill him if he over-commits.

VS

Rengar

Easy

Not a hard matchup for Yi at all, he can be hard to deal with, if he's fed and good. But otherwise easy to handle. This matchup can turn from easy to medium-hard if he does end up getting a big lead on you, which hopefully never happens.

Hints:

If he jumps on you meditate.png his burst rengarq.png and then fight him
Stay with your Carries and burst him down when he jumps in, free reset
Obviously, don't get caught by 5 Ferocity rengare.png

VS

Riven

Medium

Riven is another very situational Matchup. She is no problem at all if you're ahead of her, otherwise she can completely ruin you with a quick combo.  Definitely watch her items and stats.

Hints:
Make good use of alphastrike.png and meditate.png, you can use it to dodge/tank rivenfengshuiengine.png-active
Make sure not to get outplayed by her (rivenfeint.png-Baits)
Without lots of CDR Riven can be very weak, again-> watch her build-path

VS

Sejuani

Medium
113.png is a typical Tank with lots of CC. IMO her new passive is ridiculous and I don't know what Riot is thinking when they're creating stuff like that. She'll sustain insane amounts of damage unless you are  F A R ahead. Also her clear is strong with sejuanie.png. Also I hate her Design, stupidass Boar, she literally just uses her boar to fight and then has dumbass quotes like "Fight or make room for those who will". I hate the walking animation and the moment I see the STUPID dance I press the mute button faster than anyone has ever pressed a button.

Hints:

Try baiting out her passive if possible.
Don't go for weird "1v1's" cause she's just gonna get her team to help before she even gets close to dying.
Make sure not to get hit by sejuanir.png, it's a death sentence.
Try not getting AA'd by her too often or she might stun you with sejuanie.png.
Avoid her sejuaniq.png Knockback.

VS

Shaco

Medium

Not the hardest matchups, but GET THE *** OUT OF MY JUNGLE.
Shaco is annoying. hallucinatefull.png can make you burst down the wrong guy and jackinthebox.png makes you run the wrong way, which is terrible when highlander.png is on. Also he'll just trick you into all-in'ing him all the thime and then he uses deceive.png

Hints:

Ward his Blue (if you start krugs) at about 1:20 so you can see if he'll invade.
Get an early Pink Ward and carry it around with you.
NO All-Ins if you're not sure you can get him down before he can espace with deceive.png
You can actually dodge twoshivpoison.png with alphastrike.png. Not very important though
meditate.png his quick deceive.pngtwoshivpoison.png Burst. You can usually fight after that

VS

Taric

Medium

Very unfun to play against, his tarichammersmash.png is such a Reset-block. Your highlander.png is very easily wasted against Taric, also dazzle.png is also no fun.

Hints:

Dodge dazzle.png with Alpha
Be as careful as possible with using highlander.png. Taric tarichammersmash.png will deny you many Resets
If you can, burst the enemy before Taric can use tarichammersmash.png
Be sure to make sure your enemies are dead after you used alphastrike.png because of shatter.png

VS

Teemo

Medium

Teemo is only a Problem because of his blindingdart.png, it's pretty much everything and it's so annoying to deal with him at times.

Hints:
Dodge blindingdart.png with alphastrike.png
meditate.png at least his blindingdart.png damage. You can keep meditate.png  going if he doesn't burst you down
Just buy QSS, you don't have to get Mercurial right away, but QSS will help so much

VS

Tryndamere

Medium

Many people say Tryndamere is an easy Yi matchup because you can use your Movespeed advantage to your.. well, advantage! But that's not true at all IMO. Tryndamere can be a complete Pain in the Butt, especially if you build hard on Damage.

Hints:
If he's not too strong and uses undyingrage.png you can meditate.png until the duration of his Ult is over
mockingshout.png will not slow you if highlander.png is active, it will remove the slow if you activate it
If you have 3153.png you can still combine it with highlander.png to make use of your Movespeed advantage, especially if he used undyingrage.png

VS

Vayne

Medium

Probably one of the hardest ADC's to deal with as 11.png. Has very high Outplay potential and can easily take you down in many situations.

Hints:

Buy a Pink and remember to place it (vayneinquisition.png) <- maybe useless in Season 7+
Stay away from Walls, remember she might 4.png-vaynecondemn.png
You can dodge her vaynecondemn.png with alphastrike.png

VS

Xin Zhao

Medium

Definitely a worthy opponent for Yi, his xinzhaoq.png ruins you in early game and he generally has the ability to fight you, but won't win 1v1's most of the time. All-in-All he's not too much to deal with, just like every other Skirmisher 5.png has the ability to mess 11.png up pretty badly which puts him at Medium difficulty for me.

Hints:

Burst him if he dares to xinzhaoe.png on your carries.
Dodge xinzhaoq.png-knockup with alphastrike.png

VS

Yasuo

Medium

I really wish I could make this a Medium-Hard. Yasuo in general is not a big deal for Master Yi, but with newer Builds being introduced for both Champions Yasuo has gained a lot of strength towards Master Yi.

Hints:

You can't meditate.png his yasuoR.png
Very Squishy Builds are really not recommended, if he's ahead or you're even he usually beats you (always depends on the player of course)
Don't let him trick you with yasuoE.png-4.png, make sure to safe your Alpha in Ganks for that
You can dodge his Tornado (yasuoQ.png) with alphastrike.png

VS

Zed

Easy

Usually Zed should not be a problem. A very fed Zed is always a Problem, but for Yi a normal Zed without tons of Kills and farm should be easy to deal with.

HInts:
You can alphastrike.png his zedR.png if you use alphastrike.png on another Target while he is in his zedR.png
Try using meditate.png before his zedR.png pops, it will safe you from huge amounts of damage
If he's trying to poke you don't hesitate on using meditate.png to Tank his zedW.png-zedQ.png-zedE.png Damage in Mid-late game.

GAMEPLAY TIPS: being successfull with Yi! Back to Top

BIG WIP


structure:

  • 1. Master Yi as a Champion (Explanation and Abilities) (WIP)
  • 2. In general tips and tricks (WIP)
  • 3. Early Jungling Routes
  • 4. How to win 1v1's (gaining the upper hand) (WIP)
  • 5. Dealing with (verbally) annoying teammates / enemies + avoiding tilt (WIP)
  • 6. Adjusting your playstyle (WIP)


1. Master Yi as a Champion:


11.png belongs to the sublass of champions known as "Skirmishers" (other Skirmishers: 24.png114.png157.png etc.). Skirmishers are a mix of fighters (which, as their name says, can fight anyone or anything while being able to withstand a lot of damage) and assassins, which are best at executing single champions as quickly as possible and getting out alive. 

Skirmishers have abilities to help them withstand damage (meditate.pngalphastrike.pnghighlander.png, jaxcounterstrike.pngjaxrelentlessassault.png) and therefore can feel free to build a majority of high damage items and still be of a lot of use in fights, more likely than fighters they can even carry fights. Skirmishers (especially 157.png, as he's the skirmisher that uses the most pure damage items in his build) are often confused with Assassins, due to their high potential of bursting enemies.

11.png himself IMO is much more of an assassin than a fighter, not only due to his resets on highlander.png, which give him the ability to easily pick up multikills (like 121.png, 55.png <- assassins), but also because I feel much more like 11.png when I have a high risk, high reward build than when I'm building some kind of 102.png-Offtank-Build (Shyvana is a "Juggernaut", which is a subclass of fighters aswell, Yi definitely is not one of these). Having a high AD Build also supports Yi's damaging abilities alphastrike.pngwujustyle.png much more than any Onhit build can.


Abilities


Every single ability of 11.png are a key element to his kit, they all have many ways of being used in specific manners to help you win battles and games.

masteryipassive.png-Double Strike --> masteryipassive.png let's 11.png attack two times instead of one every 4th hit, the second hit of the 4th hit will only deal 50% damage, but it'll count as another attack, which means it'll only take 3 hits to getmasteryipassive.png again unless you're out of combat for a few seconds. After a while of playing 11.png you don't appreciate this spell anymore, but you should, because it does more than you might think. Not only does it help you clear camps more quickly but it also synergyies with highlander.png (as it speeds up the process of getting another masteryipassive.png) and wujustyle.png  (because the true damage will be applied twice when masteryipassive.png is happening)

alphastrike.png-Alpha Strike --> Alpha Strike is a Point-Click ability with a short casttime which can hit up to 4 enemy targets, dealing damage and can even critically strike, also it has a 1.0 AD Ratio. alphastrike.png is one of 11.png's main tools to survive in all kinds of fights because it makes 11.png disappear completely for a short duration (about 0.3 to 1.3 seconds <- GUESS), during this time he cannot be targeted but will still be hit by empowered melee AA's which cannot be cancelled (nasusq.png) and damaged by DOT abilities or summoners (e. g.: gangplankpassive.png, 14.png etc.). alphastrike.png has multiple "parts" of Yi not being on the map, the Fade-In, "Alpha" and Fade-Out. Fade-In: Yi is casting Alpha Strike and starts disappearing but can still be hit (takes about 0.2 seconds). Alpha: Yi is currently in alphastrike.png and can only be hit by empowered AA's. Fade-Out: Yi didn't appear yet (probably so it doesn't glitch out) but can be hit by skillshots again (about 0.1 seconds <-?). alphastrike.png will also follow dashing/blinking/short-range-teleporting enemies. It cannot reach further than about half base-length though. (Nexus towers to mid-inhibitor should be about max range). alphastrike.png should always be maxed first.


meditate.png-Meditate --> Meditate is another ability which has a short casttime. It's effect contains Health Regeneration and Damage Reduction, this Damage Reduction is halved vs Turrets. The main usage for meditate.png is to heal when you're low HP, as the HP Regen increases the lower your HP falls. The heal has AP Ratio and is therefore not very high when building a normal Yi build, this also means you wanna max this ability last in most cases. The Dmg Reduction part of meditate.png can be used to great use, but I'll get into that in "Tips and Tricks". Also meditate.png has a very high Cooldown, which means it's very important to make best use of it. meditate.png will be canceled by CC or nulllance.png.


wujustyle.png-Wuju Style --> wujustyle.pngpassively grants Master Yi 10% extra ad. If Yi has 58 AD without wujustyle.png he'll gain 6 AD. The Active makes Yi deal bonus true damage which scales with BONUS AD. This ability is incredibly important and should always be activated in Battles. It DOES NOT have to be activated while jungling. The Passive Extra AD is LOST when wujustyle.png is on CD!

wujustyle.png DOES NOT DAMAGE STRUCTURES! DO NOT WASTE IT ON TURRETS OR SIMILAR!!!!!!!!!

wujustyle.png is the reason why 11.png in general has such an easy time against Tank champions and is a reason why 3124.png is such an insanely strong item on 11.png, since the Phantom Hit also makes wujustyle.png's true damage hit TWICE. masteryipassive.png will ALSO apply wujustyle.png's true damage TWICE. Using meditate.png will pause the duration of wujustyle.png so you can feel free to use meditate.png to tank a few hits when wujustyle.png is active. It's still important that you use wujustyle.png well! DO NOT activate wujustyle.png before alphastrike.png because IT DOES NOT APPLY TRUE DAMAGE TO alphastrike.png. Always combine highlander.png with wujustyle.png to achieve maximum Damage.






 

3. Early Jungling Routes:


I personally prefer clearing my own 2 buffs right away. This is the safest way to jungle. You secure both your most important camps right away and the chances of suffering invades is slim.
This Route is the one I use in most of my games:

Redbuff-Bluebuff-Gromp(Smite)-Scuttle-Wolves-Raptors(Smite)-Scuttle-Krugs 

IMPORTANT: Notice that I didn't include any possible invades nor ganks in this Route, ALWAYS try to gank if enemy lanes are in a bad position or at low HP etc., invade incase you see the enemy jungler far away from the specific camp you could invade. You should also check out Cowseps cheese if you like getting easy early leads.



My (TERRIBLE) Season 8 so far + Why I'm still Plat Back to Top

I LAG. 2000 Ping+ per game, 30%+ of my losses are solely due to lag.

Being Plat isn't very impressive. I'm gonna tell you this right now and it's the simple truth. When I tell people I meet that start conversations about LoL that I'm Plat they go wild sometimes, there's never a time at which they're like "oh cool lol". I mean, it's the top 3% after all. I get to Plat so easily it's insane. I could boost 1000000 accounts to Plat with ease, of course I don't do that, though. But once I'm around Plat 3 I struggle as if I'm cursed. Especially on my main, on my other accounts I manage to keep winrates between 60 and 70% but at that point one gets scared to lose that high WR so they stop aiming for higher elo (also since I face D4 teams in Plat 3. On a fresh EUNE Account I actually played vs full Diamond Teams in Gold 1)

Anyway.. I've been around Plat Elo since August 2015, ever since Season 5 I haven't played more than around 100-150 Rankeds on my Main (which is still easily enough for D5), always ending up in High Plat but not quite Diamond. If you'd ask me I'd tell you I could easily be in Diamond since Season 6 if I really wanted to, but there's a few factors that held me back and keep holding me back:

1. Massive Lags: I lag very regularly. I barely ever play games with constant 43 ms, if I do though the game is so much more fun and I win much more (obviously) than when I lag. When I talk about lags I'm not talking about 200 ping constantly. I'm talking about MAJOR packet loss ("time stops" for up to 3 minutes, no damage is shown, no "ally has been slain" etc.) and lagspikes up to 3000 ms which love to happen in the worst possible situations, often making me walk into 5 enemies 30+ minutes into the game.


2. Bad attitude makes me play 50% at max instead of 100%: I tilt very easily. VERY easily. I have enemy emotes muted in options and /mute enemy basically at almost every start of the game or as soon as I see one single enemy type provoking stuff in all-chat. I'm a very bad loser and I'm not used to losing, League being a Teamgame makes this a very bad attitude to have as I (lately) often call the game over at 10 minutes if the scoreboard shows scores like 0/7, even though these games are not even close to being over if you simply TRY. I didn't use to have this shitty attitude before mid Season 7. Maybe watching Streamers (which I like a lot anyway, them flaming and being real makes the stream much more entertaining) like Rat IRL and Tarzaned are a bit of a reason tbh.

Playing at 50% also means losing early game very often which mostly decides the game, but maybe I just get massively unlucky. I afk-jungle and my team gets shit on in the meantime.


I'm ready to stop having this attitude though. It's time. Especially since I might get a new PC and better internet connection soon <- wrote this a month ago and still no hope. lol garbage provider





Extras (useful Links) Back to Top

CLICK HERE IF YOU'RE ABOUT TO BE IN GAME Jungle/Top/Mid Back to Top

Summoners:

11.png4.png Jungle
12.png4.png Toplane
14.png4.png or 3.png4.png Midlane

Runes:

Precision-Domination

Press%20the%20Attack.png?width=32Triumph.png?width=32Legend%20Alacrity.png?width=32Coup%20De%20Grace.png?width=32Sudden%20Impact.png?width=32Relentless%20Hunter.png?width=32


Maxing Skills:

alphastrike.png then wujustyle.png then meditate.png

Lvl 1-18: alphastrike.pngwujustyle.pngmeditate.pngalphastrike.pngalphastrike.pnghighlander.pngalphastrike.pngwujustyle.pngalphastrike.pngmeditate.pnghighlander.pngwujustyle.pngwujustyle.pngwujustyle.pngmeditate.pnghighlander.pngmeditate.pngmeditate.png


Build:

1419.png3124.png3153.png3047.png3026.png3139.png Jungle

3153.png3071.png3047.png3053.png3156.png3026.png Toplane

3153.png3046.png3047.png3031.png3087.png3026.png Midlane


Playstyle:

KILLS, FARM, OBJECTIVES. Get Kills+Assists when possible, try getting as many kills as possible AND MAKE USE OF THEM. Try NOT giving your team the kills. Also push towers.

YOU ARE NO TANK. DO NOT ENGAGE FIRST. Wait for the right moment to strike

DON'T WASTE ANY TIME. If a Lane is ungankable, farm your jungle and watch the map.

DON'T OVERESTIMATE YOUR POWER. If you fall behind DO NOT keep dying.

Make sure to think wisely about when to go for a 1v1 in lane





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