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Master Yi Statistics for DfuZ

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

Value
Average
Games Played
649
4
Win %
55
44
Kills
10.8
7.6
Assists
3.8
4.6
Deaths
6.6
7.2
KA:D Ratio
2.2
1.7
Gold Earned
14.2K
12K
Creep Score
91.7
173.0
Average

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Summoner Spells Back to Top

11.png The ONLY choice for junglers allows us to buy 1041.png for jungle.

4.png I personally prefer flash for following reasons:
  • It allows us to reposition to the Adc/Mid in teamfights.
  • Allows us to do more riskier dives.
  • Dodge Spells when Alpha strike is on cooldown.
  • Flash engage ganks, since we can use Alpha strike when the enemy flashes
12.png Teleport also works if you do plan on:
  • SplittingPushing while having the chance to come help in teamfights.
  • Surprise ganks for top/bot when they ward deep.
  • Using it as a 4 Second recall to gtfo
  • Engaging with highlander.png+(Homeguards after 20 min)

6.png Ghost
  • Shorter cooldown than 4.png so you can force more early game plays
  • highlander.png + 6.png + 3153.png + 3044.png +3046.png = Unkitable/ Fast af boi/ Barry allen
  • You no longer get minion blocked when chasing people like 157.png 90.png 39.png
  • Counter high-mobility champs like 120.png 84.png 64.png 78.png 92.png

3.pngExhaust since it has insane uses
  • Reduces damage dealt by 40% + 3715.png 20% less damage +3046.png 12% from Phantom= 58% damage reduction (It stacks muliplicatively)
  • 30% movespeed reduction for high movespeed champs like 78.png 76.png 92.png 157.png 26.png (Dont exhuast Zilean, Exhuast who he Gave the boost to.)

New Runes Back to Top

With the preseason changes to Runes Most people have been trying to figure out which rune works the best for Yi
The most common runes that are used and work for Yi are currently.
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Image result for LOL PRESS THE ATTACKRelated imageRelated image
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This tree is basically a ADC/Bruiser Page which suits everything Master Yi likes.
Every single one of these runes can change your build and play style to most of the builds here however needed. 
For newer players i recommend this Keystones for most builds.

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Image result for lol dark harvestRelated imageRelated image127.jpg

More niche Keystones people have been trying on Yi. 
The page is more oriented to what build you wanna do before champ select and before the game even starts. 
However getting behind using these types of Keystones are more substantial compared to the ones in Precision. 

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Image result for lol glacial augment127.jpg

A simple rune however it allows Yi to play a bit more team-based and around a few counters more than the other runes.
The rune itself makes ganking way more efficient however with this you will be lacking in damage compared to any other keystone you can use. 


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"What about lesser runes?"


Masteries Back to Top

Image result for fervor of battle
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Fervor of Battle.

Master Yi is a Auto-attack reliant champion that can get almost full value of this rune after just 4 autos. 
There is no other keystone that can give you the same amount of value like this one, there is not other consideration. 




Abilities Back to Top

Q
E
W
Q
Q
R
Q
E
Q
E
R
E
E
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
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4
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7
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W
3
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E
2
8
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R
6
11
16

Q Max into E then W.

You can put one extra point into Q at level 3 if you started blue buff (you can Alpha Chickens once to death)


Do not max E, Q does clearing jungle and minions (when taxing) way faster.
The only time e Max works is if you play lane Yi against someone you know will buy armor against you 75.png 86.png 98.png 78.png 36.png


Simply:

  1. You max Q first for the fastest possible clears
  2. E second for Dueling (around 7-15 mins in you should fight someone)
  3. Meditate last since it gives very little else but the auto-reset and 50% less damage at level one (one point wonder spell)
  4. Put a point in Highlander whenever you can as the self buff is his entire kit.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Machete and 3 potions is all the sustain we need. This allows us to do some ganks early game
    Costs to much Yi already has perfect sustain.
    3 pots = 450 health This = 250 However you can get 60g for this so take that into a consideration

Core Items

    Core items This allows you to 1v1 98% of the champs in the game.
    End game build (without selling items)
    The true end game build.
    Get this over Black cleaver if you want to have lifesteal.
    Replace this with either maw or boots If Warwick/Malz/Skarner/lissandra wont leave you alone
    These items are the only crit items you will need
    Get this over BC if you want insane damage output/splitpush power.
    THE AD VERSION OF MAW INSANELY GOOD VS THE NEW LETHALITY USERS

Situational Items

    I hardly ever get this item. if you are playing yi correctly you wont need tenacity. The times i get this item occur if they have 1-2 Undogable cc (Fiddle, lulu, annie, irelia) or they have 4-5 ap's on their team
    A REALLY GOOD ITEM BUT WASTED EFFICIENCY IF TARGETS LIKE ADC/MID HAVE LESS HEALTH
    Such a great item. The healing block is great healing/lifesteal comps.
    >no ad >me no like
    Not as viable in this build as we dont stack health
    (Yasuo, trynd, panth) take this instead of deadman's if they have a lot of crit.
    If you think you need this item you need to reconsider what you are building

Note: Even if this guide has a "Standard" path, I do wanna say that their are many different ways to build master Yi depending on the situation of each game, and being able to adapt is crucial to high level play.

The builds is what i most frequently use these are not law.

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Example Build Order (General): 1419.png>3047.png>3153.png>3071.png/3074.png/3124.png>3742.png>3139.png>Sell 1419.png for 3046.png>Sell 3047.png for 3031.png/3036.png2140.png Get this



Example Build Order ( vs 3-4 AP): 1419.png>3047.png/3111.png>3155.png/3140.png>3124.png>1043.png/3156.png/3139.png>3153.png>3742.png/3026.png

Example Build Order ( Vs lethalithy Champs): 

1419.png>3047.png>3124.png>1031.png>3153.png>3053.png>3026.png>Sell 3047.png for 3078.png or 3748.png


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Master yi scales very well with attack speed because of how his passive (masteryipassive.png) And Alpha Strike Scale with Auto's.

Offensive items.

1419.png Skirmisher's Sabre W/ BloodRazor

Since it gives us a lot of attack speed and a nice dueling active on smite.

The passive from BloodRazor allows us to atleast do around 40~ damage midgame which means he will outscale 1412.png in a on-hit build.


3153.png Blade of the Ruined king

Master Yi's best item, he can use this in combination with 1419.png to shread high HP targets. This will later scale into the mid game with when we get armor pen from 3071.png.


3071.png Black Cleaver

The 20% CDR gives us a 68 sec cooldown highlander (This is how i fix the nerf to highlander).

This item also also lets us scale with 1419.png and 3153.png because of the armor pen.

We also gain a chasing advantage with the passive from 3044.png.

We gain 400+ health to counter burst. (The scaling runes we use already gives us the resistence we need for midgame)


Yi can also stack the Armor pen passive rather quckly with all the attack speed we get.


3074.png Ravenous Hydra (Take 3071.png after the 6.8 nerf to Yi)

[Lifesteal applies to 50% of Cleave and Crescents splash Physical damage.]

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You see that Hydra passive? Imagine that with 3074.png . Procing with masteryipassive.png making the lifesteal in team fights act as beneficial health while you take the grouped up people.

3074.png also works with 2140.png. In grouped team fights as you gain a insane amount of health from the passives combined.


3124.png Guinsoo's Rageblade

  • 15 AP damage on every auto
  • 35-53 AD
  • 50-74 AP (Ap is prty "Meh" on Yi but still)
  • 25%-73% <This
  • Every other basic attack will trigger on-hit effects an additional time at 6 stacks
This is one of the best DPS items Yi can buy. The Passive effect works with masteryipassive.png and wujustyle.png which allows for insane amounts of true damage DPS.

3036.png 3033.png Lord Dominik's Regards / Mortal Reminder

"Basically the same item with different effects"

45% removal of their bonus armor.

Basically if someone has 150 armor from items you take away 67.5 of that armor away.

78.png And if a champ gains 300 armor you take away 135 armor away.

This just increases your base damage vs tanks by a lot because of how much of their tank stats get removed.


3033.png "But which one do i get?" 3036.png 

Well your choices are either 15% increase in damage (Works only if target has more health than you) or 
40% reduced healing to the target.
Against champs who have passive regain or high amounts of sustain i recommend mortal reminder to reduce their healing. 19.png 8.png 106.png 36.png.

Against champs who don't really have sustain you can take Lord Dominik's Regards since they allow for more damage. 78.png 111.png 14.png 32.png




3031.png Infinity edge 

Changes your crit to Double the damage to 2.5 the damage.

On a champ like Master Yi this item just Multiplies your damage by a lot, and this is great since you don't have many other ways to increase your damage rather than autos.

Lategame a 350 damage auto can become a 875 damage auto with this item (and some luck).

The only time you should get this item is if they have only one/two tanks who can't really kill your backline in teamfights or they have a real squishy team.


3046.png Phantom Dancer

Grants 12% damage reduction for 1v1's.
Gives movespeed so they can replace 3047.png or 1419.png lategame.
Has 30% chance of critting which might help you win fights.

It is the best Crit item for Yi as it helps him scale with his auto-attacks to the late game.

3087.png Static shiv. 

It's hard to put a value on a item like this. I'ts like a inferior version of 3046.png.
The magic damage "can" be great but most cases you have 50% crit in this build. It's a burst item with a set condition and if we can only use it 50% of the time it makes the item weaker.
I would maybe recommend you buy this if you have more than 65-70% crit in your build.

3094.png Rapid Fire Cannon

Its like Static shiv without the crit effect.
The passive on the item itself is useless since we already wont have problems being kited.
And if you are being kited this item wont help.

3078.png Trinity Force

Insane replacement for Black cleaver if far ahead in the game.
It gives good stats for it's item.
But is generally bad against a Tanky comp.
You can try using it but i would rather get 3124.png3074.png3071.png

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Defensive items. 

3156.png Maw of Malmortious 

Amazing item for AD users who can benefit off lifesteal. It has more MR then its counterpart 3139.pngand it has war more bonuses/passives Yi can benefit from. The only real downside is that it only awards you after you are put on low health by Magic damage.

You can also buy 3155.png which is much better for just dealing with a high damage AP rather than 3140.png that only helps you dodge hard hitting CC.

Another real upside is 3156.png it has a way better stats to deal with burst then 3139.png.


3139.png Mercurial Scimitar

This item is the twin of Maw but it's uses are more instant. It has more lifesteal (Taking account that we arent 30% health with Maw), Higher AD and the best active affect of any AD item. 

While these stats are awesome, it dosent quite fit the bruiser build unless they have too much CC to work with. It has Weaker MR compared to Maw (15 MR difference, and a huge sheild), and it costs 450 more gold.


3742.png Dead Man's Plate

100 AD bonus damage on 1st hit, 60+ movement speed, counters all AD champs in the game         [67.pngorly]

The item works great in this build since we sell boots late and we wont miss out on movespeed. It also has the benefit of helping you roam better midgame with the combination of 3047.png+highlander.png+355 base movespeed.

3143.png Randuin's Omen

It has kinda the same aspect of Deadmans with the exception of no movespeed passive. But what this item has better is the the 10 more armor, 15% less attack speed on people who hit you, 10% Crit damage (This isnt only for auto attacks 34.png empowerd frostbite.png counts, you can use http://tinyurl.com/b8szgp9 to check what strikes take into account) and the Active effect which slows. Id advise you to not build this item unless they have champs like 23.png 157.png 41.png 5.png.


3053.png Steraks gage

The AD version of 3156.png

This item in itself does not give you Extra true damage on wujustyle.png, however it's not the main reason to buy it.
Champs such as: 238.png91.png56.png92.png41.png will have a harder time trying to kill you when they notice you gain a shield they have to go trough during their burst rotation.





Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Aatrox
    Medium
  • Ahri
    Medium
  • Akali
    Medium
  • Alistar
    Hard
  • Anivia
    Medium
  • Annie
    Hard
  • Cassiopeia
    Hard
  • Darius
    Medium
  • Ekko
    Medium
  • Elise
    Medium
  • Fiddlesticks
    Hard
  • Fizz
    Medium
  • Irelia
    Medium
  • Jax
    Medium
  • Karma
    Hard
  • Kayle
    Hard
  • Kennen
    Hard
  • Kha'Zix
    Medium
  • Kindred
    Hard
  • LeBlanc
    Medium
  • Lee Sin
    Hard
  • Lissandra
    Medium
  • Lulu
    Hard
  • Master Yi
    Hard
  • Nasus
    Medium
  • Rammus
    Medium
  • Rengar
    Medium
  • Riven
    Hard
  • Ryze
    Medium
  • Soraka
    Hard
  • Tahm Kench
    Hard
  • Teemo
    Medium
  • Trundle
    Hard
  • Tryndamere
    Medium
  • Udyr
    Medium
  • Vi
    Hard
  • Warwick
    Hard
  • Yasuo
    Easy
  • Zilean
    Hard

VS

Aatrox

Medium

Everything that counters yi

-Wasting his time doing nothing.

Aatrox's passive:
Waste time so that team mates come to help.

When you duel him dont use Wuju style early use it when he has around 50% health so that you dont get outsustained.

VS

Ahri

Medium
ahriseduce.png Outranges alphastrike.png

ahritumble.png+ahriorbofdeception.png Gives more mobility than highlander.png+alphastrike.png

She is only worth ganking if she is overextending to insane amounts.

Her ahriseduce.png has a harmonic sound effect so you can dodge this by sound as well.

VS

Akali

Medium

Since red trinket got nerfed and Yellow trinket dosent give pinks fighting against her is kinda like wasting most of your ult time.

VS

Alistar

Hard

You can dodge the Q+W combo

But you can't dodge one of each spells if he knows about the wuju11.png
He only counters you if he uses one ability at the time instead of the combo.

VS

Anivia

Medium

Her passive and W wastes efficient time off of highlander.

You might also have problems fighting her since her q outranges Alpha strike.
Just Go for the ADC in teamfights instead of her.

VS

Annie

Hard

Her combo drops you down faster then riven players who drop their salt in all-chat.

Her combo drops you down faster then Rengar's end ADC's.
Her combo drops you down faster then Reddit users drop their "knowledge" 
Just engage when she has used tibbers.

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If you manage to dodge a Stun-empowered disintegrate.png She will still have a stun unless you actually get hit. 

Theirs no real way to REACT to her infernalguardian.png as her animation for summoning is less then 1/10 of a second, you have to predict it.

VS

Cassiopeia

Hard

You can ward behind yourself to dodge her ult since you will be facing the other direction.

 
Update: HOLY DAMM SHE CAN DENIE YOU ALPHA STRIKE. RIP IN PEPPIES

Try to run around her while auto-ing instead of just letting the game just do it itself you whould have a easyier time doding stuff

VS

Darius

Medium

Try to 1v1 him since he wont heal of of you standing next to him.

VS

Ekko

Medium

Master of wasting time on your highlander.png and wujustyle.png.

alphastrike.png Wont follow his ultekkoR.png.
And you can't fight him early (1-6) because of his kit
Just ignore him lategame, he wont do insane amounts of damage to you since you have runes/Items to counter him.

VS

Elise

Medium

Queen of the jungle?

More like the queen of wasting your time with eliseE.png
I would recommend you save alpha for when she enters spiderform early so that you kill her spiderlings with it.

VS

Fiddlesticks

Hard
Actually medium-hard.

highlander.pngCan't be slowed
+
terrify.pngRun away from fiddle
=
You are going to run away from fiddle with highlander-speed.
He's one of the few champs you can buy 3111.png

VS

Fizz

Medium

He can't kill you but he can waste a lot of your time.

if you can't dodge his ult try to make sure you don't fizzmarinerdoom.png your teammates

VS

Irelia

Medium

Master Yi can't dodge the stun.

If you plan on going lane Yi watch out for her she's yi's biggest counter in lane.
1v1-ing her is not a big deal since you have more damage output then her when you are jungling

VS

Jax

Medium

Master Yi can dodge the stun but you can do way more damage to him then he can do to you.

VS

Karma

Hard

She can outrun you with the right build. try not to fight her since she can lead to awkward places where you die.

VS

Kayle

Hard

My way of dealing with kayle is letting my team mates die in a team fight. right after the hole enemy team has used their ults i take them out with a quadrakill.


IN a 1v1 it will depend on how feed each player is.

VS

Kennen

Hard

You cant dodge kennens ult+Passive Making you vulnerable all the time

VS

Kha'Zix

Medium

Your damage outscales his damage, but you cant right click him once he uses ult. Try to focus someone else since he will waste to much of your highlander time.


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Buy pinks early to counter his entire kit undefined.png

VS

Kindred

Hard

When fighting kindred make sure you Q at the last second their ult expires so that you have the 1st strike at them

VS

LeBlanc

Medium

Her Passive and leblancslide.png Makes it hard to auto her in place, you should try killing her with your team or killing her if she jumps on you.

VS

Lee Sin

Hard

Dodging his ult is way 2 hard is consider it the hardest thing to dodge.

He has way to many escapes so killing him in the jungle is impossible.
He can kick you away in a teamfight to prevent resets.

Hes a reason i pick flash so i can re-engage after he kicks me away.

VS

Lissandra

Medium

You can dodge her ult. :^)

VS

Lulu

Hard
Actually Medium-Hard
lulur.pngDenies you resets from highlander.png
luluw.pngDenies you auto's so your entire kit


VS

Master Yi

Hard

Stop playing normals.

VS

Nasus

Medium

The best thing about Yi is laughing at how useless Nasus's slow is.

highlander.png CANT BE SLOWED :^)

Also if you are fast enough you can meditate.png one Q from Nasus which is most cases is enoughe.
But the real counter to dogs, is to kill their owner so go kill their ADC, APC, SUP etc. his only CC dosent work on you so he cant stop you.

VS

Rammus

Medium

1v1 hell never be able to kill you with 1419.png,3153.png,3071.pngwujustyle.png,3156.png.

The real problem comes in teamfights when he taunts you.
Yes you can dodge the taunt but this is all prediction as he dosent have an animation for E.
3139.png3140.png helps alot if he wont bugger off.

VS

Rengar

Medium

Once you see the "!" mark on your head. Prepare yourself to use meditate.png while he's mid-air to reduce the the rengarE.png+rengarW.png+rengarQ.png combo damage. You should survive seeing as we always buy 3047.png+meditate.png(50%-70% damage reduction).

After hes done his combo just go all in.

VS

Riven

Hard

You can dodge her knock-up or her stun but you cant dodge both. 

You can also meditate her ult for a split second but this is insanely hard if riven knows how to ult while using her knock up at the same time.

The only real advantage you have over her is sustained damage which she lacks.

VS

Ryze

Medium

With the new ryze we now no longer get perma-snared. He has little to no kiting against you anymore.


However his snare in teamfights can devastate you if you get misspostioned so try to meditate.png when he has you snared.

VS

Soraka

Hard

I'm not sure how to put it.


Soraka is like making the game a 5v4 except she makes the 4 stronger then the 5 of you.

She's hard to pick off since she is not the real threat in teamfights. + they tend to counterbuild with armor to make her have more time to live.

You have to pick of one guy so that you have a chance in teamfights because she just heals them to full.

VS

Tahm Kench

Hard

No matter what team his on hes an annoyance. 

He can take away resets.
Delay your ult. 
And save people
Everything that can prevent you from doing well.
He is the best counter to Yi, hes kinda like Soraka except you have only 3931.png to hope that the Debuff killes them.

VS

Teemo

Medium

His Q is slow and obvious to see. Alpha strike or 3140.png

VS

Trundle

Hard

40% of both your resictence 

50% of your ad 
Good thing no one picks him

VS

Tryndamere

Medium

In Tryndamere's favour.

You can 1v1 him but he will end up ulting (Yi and trynd are kinda the same)
Yi hits faster
Trynd hits harder.


When you duel him use  3931.png and meditate.png if he is trying to kill you while ulted and you can't run. Save alpha strike to delay one of his autos or to use at the last second of his ult.

VS

Udyr

Medium
udyrbearstance.png  ITS AN AUTO ATTACK FROM A MELEE CHAMP
You cant dodge melee autos only delay them if hes in a team with other champs who can CC you i whould recomend you to splittpush

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In a 1v1 theirs only his udyrphoenixstance.png to dodge since its and AOE. You also outdamage him pretty hard even if you are maybe 2 levels behind.

VS

Vi

Hard

Unless she build's 3153.png with 3071.png she cant 1v1 you but she wont. Shes just gonna do something like.


viR.png "xD im so gud" "yi git gud" in every teamfight.

You generally want her to use her ult to engage on you while your on your team so that she dies instantly after ulting.

VS

Warwick

Hard

1v1 is easy.


Getting ulted in the middle of the teamfight hurts alot.

3139.png and this 3140.png Helps a lot (Replace them with 3155.png/3156.png).

VS

Yasuo

Easy

Theirs only one ability you have to dodge.

He even needs time setting time for his ult.
While you only need to Press R to go all out

VS

Zilean

Hard

For some reason he outruns you early with timewarp.png

And the biggest reason for being  a hard counter is His ultchronoshift.png
He denies you 1 reset of a team fight which makes Dangerous Game and Highlander lose its value until you can kill someone else.


What is Master Yi? Back to Top

Master Yi Is a Auto-attack reliant hyper-carry assassin. Reliant of having to dodge CC/burst with alpha strike. He has the best self-buff/Steroid highlander.png in the game for DPS and has potential to wipe out entire teams with resets and high amounts of damage. 

He can be played as a Jungler, toplaner and midlaner. We will be focusing mostly on Jungle yi.


But why can Yi do so much?

He can do these things because he trades off important things which makes certain other champs better. 

  • He has no CC in his kit.
  • He has the lowest amount of Armor of all assassins in the game.
  • Has the lowest tier of auto range (125).
  • And lastly only one offensive ability.

Pros and cons of Yi Back to Top

Pros:

  • Has the best sustained damage out of all Melee fighters.
  • True damage
  • Easy to learn, but hard to master.
  • 70% CDR reductions from  can change the entire game with a teamfight/clean-up.

Cons:

  • Can have a bad time against Early game junglers 35.png 28.png 64.png 203.png 76.png.
  • No Crowd control at all (This is the sacrifice for more damage in his kit).
  • Heavily reliant on farm making you have to farm more then helping lanes.
  • Has to all-in to do his damage (Most assassins have escapes, except Yi)
  • Cannot engage/start teamfights properly.
  • People on the enemy team ill call you names for playing yi.

What counters does Yi have? Back to Top

Wasting your time 

127.jpg
Master Yi's Highlander ult has a duration of 7 seconds (Can be further extended with mediate)
This limits the types of champs Yi can fight to a substantial amount leaving you more vunreable to a few champs and items.

Vlad, Zilean, Lee Sin, Kayle, Guardian Angel, Zhonyias, Stopwatch are great examples of Yi counters as It's harder to extend or get full use of highlander.


Hard CC

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Some champs have CC which makes it way harder for Yi to be able to do his job efficiently, this can also go back to wasting your time but this can be substantial if you can't even get to auto attack someone.
champs like Janna, Leona, Lulu, Lee sin, Irelia, Fiddlesticks, Udyr, Kennen.


  Stealth

127.jpg
Master Yi inherently only has one way of dealing damage which is his auto attacks. 
Vayne, Kha'Zix, Talon, Akali, Shaco are almost impossible to fight in some situations as Yi has no way of dealing damage to them during their stealth. 



Getting behind early

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This can be said for most champs, however Yi is primarily a champ who deals damage based on his stats.
Not being able to get the items he needs put him behind in the mid-game.
Keep in mind tho even though Yi is behind early if the game does not end early he can still have a time period to get back with enough time. 

Synergies. Back to Top

117.png Lulu ★★★★★

Her ultimate gives you Auto range+Health.

She can also give you movespeed and a shield.

25.png Morgana ★★★★★

She only has one thing in her kit that will amaze you. blackshield.png Will make you immune to CC as a carry. This blackshield.png will make you unstoppable for a few seconds as you wont have any downtime in DPS.


54.png Malphite ★★★☆

His ult leave's them up in the air for 1.5 seconds (this will be constant since knockups arent effected by Tenacity). Having their squshies stand still is amazing as they will die before they can escape.


91.png Talon ★★☆

"lol, why talon"

This is what me and my friend used to go to climb elo fast. The point is having Talon go in and do as much damage with his AOE abilities which will make the enemy team so low that resets are confirmed to happen. 

8.png Vladimir ★★☆

Same concept as Talon except that vlad will deal AP damage instead.


16.png Soraka ★★★

She gives you more beneficial health than what you already have. Making you master Yi with 2-3 times more health in fights.

3.png Galio ★★★

A well placed ult will allow you to damage their squishies to insane amounts.

30.png Karthus ★☆☆

Same concept of making the team low for yi wich enables him to get of resets. 

15.png Sivir ★★☆

Her ultimate will help you stay onto enemies if you use it in combination with highlander.png.

157.png Yasuo ★☆☆

He adds extra time to knockups while also allowing you to damage the champs he has suspend in the air.


More stuff (Video examples) Back to Top

How do I dodge stuff?

"Its predicting them (no attack animation involved). It was simply "feeling" my opponent."-Cowsep

"You can also go to lolking.net and learn every animation by looking at the models"-DfuZ
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Why this over the Hyper-carry build?

If you are new to Yi i would say building him like a bruiser is was easier to play with.
You can make more mistakes then you usually want to do because you wont get punished as hard as a full carry build for little mistakes.
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Why Are you selling Bloodrazor lategame?

Killing a Tank requires Yi to use his true damage with E. Taking an ADC/APC requires you to hit harder with crit. Theirs a huge difference late game when you 2 shot their ADC because of 3031.png.
Their is no real reason to keep bloodrazor lategame when you deal more damage with infinity edge.

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Animation cancels:

"Lel what combos"-Average peasant against yi



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Who can i learn from?

DfuZ/Desrela:
https://www.youtube.com/user/DfuZGaming

Vdude:
https://www.twitch.tv/vdud3

Cowsep:
https://www.youtube.com/user/sepimnida

Yuneshin:
https://www.youtube.com/user/bumerys001

Gojisunsin:
https://www.youtube.com/user/villinvic13

Alpha strike/Nogards:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6LZwX6Ad1m5SUn_SoWz4mA

Bruefox(if he ever comes back):
http://www.twitch.tv/bruefox/profile
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdEmzGPuVlSsMO4_dHuMPA



RIP/update log (No need to read) Back to Top

Rip mastries: 04/12/2015

Before anything else Always always always get Dangerous game. It rewards Yi with everything a risky assassin needs to do.
You can maybe get warlord with this since the 400 ad late will give you another 20 ad so you can blaze around with 420 ad.
Double edged sword since we are in the jungle, if we clear faster with it then how is the 1% extra damage gonna effect us?
we don't put more then 5 points into defense since Meditate scales of missing hp, if we take more damage we survive longer in the jungle. 
We grab the Movespeed in utility and phasewalker since they help going back and in from the jungle.
We don't take expose weakness because of how little it benefits Yi himself.
Frenzy might be good since we grab around 55% crit late, but i tend to finish some games way before i can get crit items.

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3931.png Skirmisher's Sabre W/ Sated Devouer

This is your dream item Its basicly a Yi passive on a item. (The passives dont work together Riot nerfed it since you would do way more damage then intended)


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Together with 3031.png its kinda like a 3931.png if you have 50% crit chance. (The only exception is on the on-hits but yi scales better of AD tbh).

Why do you take Tiamat/Hydra instead of anything else? 

Because we are now taking the role of being in the middle of the team. Tiamat helps us do damage to the people around the carries. It also helps with the insane amounts of sustain it gives everything from lifestealing minions into doing a combo.
It also allows us to sustain of the closest enemy we are gonna hit if we cant Flash or alpha into their carries.
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Y U NO TAKE TITANIC. 

3074.pngVS3748.png BEGIN!!!
Buy this is better don't trust the Other Yi's its a Wuju trap.11.png

No but really:
Titanic Hydras damage scales of Health rather then AD with .
This means you will need to buy health to deal more damage with Titanic. exs:3053.png3742.png3065.png3083.png
Plus the damage it deals is much greater to the targets behind the cone rather then the target you are hitting (excluding the active effect).
After also checking the only real combo with this item is a Quadra strike.
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Ravenous hydra on the other hand gives more AD and scales with lifesteal and AD.
This is much more suited to Yi's play style since wujustyle.png Scales of AD and grants more AD for Ravenous.
And also since Yi only has AD scaling in his kit, it should give more sense to buy AD Rather then health.

Theirs also a combo with hydra that no one uses (as far as i know) with master yi. That deals more damage to 4 people then the Quad strike.
(i have no video of this yet give me 2 eon's)
Its a combo that allows you to hydra while in alpha strike (removing the hydra animation)
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Actually he is medium-Hard
But to get to the point since his burst is so insane meditating only helps slightly
I suggest you don't fight him early to mid-game unless you know he's bad or you have a advantage over him

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Attack speed runes

Master Yis best stat to get is attack speed so we get all the free attack speed we can get in runes.
It allows us to Alpha Strikealphastrike.png more as well as procing our passivemasteryipassive.png as much as possible for efficient clear speed.
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Scaling Armor

One of the best runes we can get for Yi.
Yi has one of the lowest base armor in the entire game (75 armor at 18) making him squishier than other champs.
An entire set of scaling armor yellows allows you to take around 8% less damage from all AD Sources.
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You might ask "Don't i need flat runes to jungle?"
Yi already has meditate.png to sustain through the jungle
and
Scaling runes already get surpasses at level 6 which is around the time Yi hit's his powerspike in ganks.
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greater-glyph-of-scaling-magic-resist.pn

Scaling Magic Resist

Same reason we take scaling armor runes however 
Since Yi has less MR the value of these runes are much greater
With these runes you get a whopping 10% reduction in all magic damage! (at level 18)

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Well hyper-carry Yi has CC as a counter while this build will allow you to not die in team-fights from the huge amount of focus and damage.
Their's no real counter to this build except for one major thing.

WASTING YOUR TIME.

Champions who can waste you highlander/Wuju style time are the biggest counters to this build. 
You can take them on by yourself but the issue comes when you dont have your ult up for the rest of their team.
Remember you ULT has a 85 second cooldown and only works for 7 seconds.
And your Wuju style only has a 14 second cooldown and only works for 5 seconds. 

Prime example: You want to kill vlad

He uses vladimirsanguinepool.png for 2 seconds
He uses 3157.png for 2.5 seconds
He fights you with spellvamp for 3-4 seconds.

He has now used 7 seconds of you highlander. and you have to run away.
During this time you are now "useless" for a full minute. 

You gotta keep ult up thats the only thing you have for damage with this build.
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Attack speed runes

Master Yis best stat to get is attack speed so we get all the free attack speed we can get in runes.
It allows us to Alpha Strikealphastrike.png more as well as procing our passivemasteryipassive.png as much as possible for efficient clear speed.
179.png

greater-seal-of-scaling-armor.png
Scaling Armor

One of the best runes we can get for Yi.
Yi has one of the lowest base armor in the entire game (75 armor at 18) making him squishier than other champs.
An entire set of scaling armor yellows allows you to take around 8% less damage from all AD Sources.
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You might ask "Don't i need flat runes to jungle?"
Yi already has meditate.png to sustain through the jungle
and
Scaling runes already get surpasses at level 6 which is around the time Yi hit's his powerspike in ganks.
179.png
greater-glyph-of-scaling-magic-resist.pn

Scaling Magic Resist

Same reason we take scaling armor runes however 
Since Yi has less MR the value of these runes are much greater
With these runes you get a whopping 10% reduction in all magic damage! (at level 18)

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