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Master Yi Statistics for its

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

Value
Average
Games Played
3
Win %
46
Kills
8.2
Assists
4.9
Deaths
7.4
KA:D Ratio
1.8
Gold Earned
12K
Creep Score
163.9
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top


smite.pngObviously. Duh.



Good:

flash.png
It's almost impossible to play a perfect game, so 4.png Flash is a good Summoner Spell to undo your mistakes. For example to reposition in a teamfight if you did a bad engage.



teleport.pngThis helps if you want to farm really quickly to get your items and stacks as fast as possible. It also offers a good way to flank the enemies. But it's not really useful if you are IN a teamfight.


OK:

ghost.pngI wouldn't judge you if I saw you playing with it, because it helps catching people offguard or helping an ally who is in danger and quite far away. But you have no chance to reposition fast in a fight.


exhaust.pngI'd only recommend this if you play against another Jungler who is more of a duelist like 77.png Udyr or 102.png Shyvana. It's also a useful way to reduce the DMG of Assassins who'd oneshot you like 105.png Fizz.


ignite.pngThis gives you more kill pressure in the early game. Also useful against champions like 36.png Dr. Mundo who have a high health regeneration spell.



BAD:

heal.pngIn my opinion only good on APC's or ADC's who can use the heal to survive heavy damage spells and the movespeed to run or kite. Not good for an offensive champ like 11.png Master Yi.


barrier.pngA bit more useful than heal but still a bad summoner for being offensive.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

I've been running these Masteries , and found great success. give's a good amount of health and tenacity to stack on for late with your build .

or 

you can go ferocity tree fervor really good againt tanks 


Abilities Back to Top

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

When playing as any champion, you need to able to use your abilities at the right time. For Yi, you'll need able to use his kit to the fullest unlike most people.


  • Try to time his Q where you juke out any abilities the enemies throw out at you. It's very easy to do this if you have knowledge of the enemy champion's abilities.

  • Use his W as a bait, for the enemy team to waste their shit on you, and your teammates to catch up and kill em. Also you can use it for a clutch kill, thinking you're about to die but use it last minute, and either auto attack them or Q em.

  • Use E only when you're already auto attacking the enemy champion, not when you see them, or else you're just wasting the ability.

  • Try to time your ultimate right, to use its full potential.


Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    HUNTERS MACHETE IS ANOTHER MUST HAVE ITEM, THAT HAS STATS THAT GREATLY HELPS YOU CLEAR THE JUNGLE FASTER. SINCE IT'S A DIFFERENT SEASON IT NOW DOES 20 XTRA DAMAGE AGAINST MONSTERS! NOT MINIONS OR CHAMPS. IT ALSO GIVES YOU 8% LIFESTEAL WHEN YOU'RE ATTACK A MONSTER, AND GIVES YOU 15 XP INSTEAD OF GOLD WHEN YOU KILL A LARGE ONE. THE REFILLABLE POTION IS REALLY GREAT BECAUSE IT'S LIKE THE FLASK FROM SEASON 5. IT REFILLS WHEN YOU OPEN UP YOUR SHOP. (AND DONT FORGET TRINKET SO OP THIS SEASON)
    GETTING WARD WILL AVOID ANY DEATHS EARLY AND STUPID DEATHS AND UNNECESSARY DEATHS SO PLEASE SUMMONER GET 1 ATLEAST

Core Items

    RUSH THIS FOR BETTER CLEAR , AND HUNTER POTION FOR BETTER SUSTAIN AND STAY MORE LONGER IN JUNGLE .
    RUSH DEVOUR THEN RAGE BLADE THESE 2 ITEMS TOGETHER ARE NO GOOD FOR YOUR ENEMY TEAM ESPECIALLY IF THERE BEHIND
    PICK ONE , IF YOU ARE GETTING CC'D HARD AND CANT DEALT WITH MAGIC DMG GO WITH TREAD , IF YOUR HAVING TROUBLE WITH ENEMY TEAM ADC TAKE THIS .
    FIRST START WITH STERAK , THEN IF YOUR GETTING BUSTED BY MAGIC DMG TAKE MAW IF NOT TAKE OPPOSITE THEN DEAD MAN'S , EITHER WAY YOUR GETTING THESE 3 ITEMS NOT MATTER WHAT YOU CANT GET BURSTED DOWN WITH THESE 3 YOU GET ATTACKSPEED , SHIELD , HEALTH , ARMOUR , MR , PEN AND SPELLVAMP AND LIFESTEAL .
    CHEAPEST BUILD FOR YI AND THE BEST FOR EFFECTIVE TEAM FIGHT AND YOU CAN 1V3 OR 1V2 AND IF THERE BEHIND YOU CAN EASILY 1V5 THEM IF YOU KNOW HOW TO PLAY YI CORRECTLY AND DOGE SKILLS AND SHIT
    I PREFER IRON FOR THAT EXTRA TENACITY AND HP

Situational Items

    SCIMITER IF YOU GETTING CC'D ALOT. ZHONYA IF WAAAAAAAAAAAY AHEAD AND WANT TO TROLL THE ENEMY TEAM :D
    IF YOU DONT NEED THAT EXTRA TANKNESS AND YOU AHEAD .
 Why going 11.png Master yi tanky , I am looking for a solid mid-game and a good late game where i can be useful in 

teamfights and not only for clean ups like traditional master (expensive build) this build is better and tankier and 


can truly take 1v2 and 1v3 easily if you can play him properly 


Great things that this builds give : 


 -Really cheap build
-Offers great shields that cant bait enemy to team to focus you and gets surprised with the shields.
- Can Really stay longer in teamfights If you play him properly.
- 20 min in with full stacks and Ragebade your god. 
 - tends to get out damaged buy duelist late game but with this builds it focus's on getting fed really early and its really hard to catch up with later then .
- his not paper anymore



Cons about the builds :


- You need to afk farm till 16-23 min 
- doesnt burst anyone like crit yi 
- if you dont farm your useless

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Aatrox
    Medium
  • Ahri
    Medium
  • Akali
    Easy
  • Alistar
    Hard
  • Amumu
    Easy
  • Anivia
    Easy
  • Annie
    Medium
  • Aurelion Sol
    Medium
  • Azir
    Easy
  • Elise
    Hard
  • Kha'Zix
    Hard
  • Lee Sin
    Medium
  • Rengar
    Hard
  • Riven
    Hard
  • Zed
    Easy

VS

Aatrox

Medium

his passive makes it harder

VS

Ahri

Medium

Avoid her ahriseduce.png and ur all good , and your highlander.png can keep up with the ahritumble.png.

VS

Akali

Easy

Get a pink ward when you gank her or when you 1v1 her you will just make her akalismokebomb.png useless since its her only escape

VS

Alistar

Hard

this what makes master yi in team fights useless he pushes u away headbutt.png knocks you pulverize.png and has an ult that can be annoying ferocioushowl.png try to wait for him to use his abilities then enter the teamfight

VS

Amumu

Easy

Amumu is a good team fighter ur try to avoid q and R and u can kill him easily in mid game , but in team fights he can shut u down i team fights but with this build its mild.

VS

Anivia

Easy

izi kill just to alpha strike her flashfrost.png and she is dead

VS

Annie

Medium

If you go a squishy build you will die from her combo mid-game easily

VS

Aurelion Sol

Medium

he can push u from team fightsaurelionsolR.png

VS

Azir

Easy

you can avoid his azirR.png cuz u have alpha strike


VS

Elise

Hard

she can be a pain in the ass early , but later it becomes easier

VS

Kha'Zix

Hard

care from his lvl 6 he can 1 shot anybody

VS

Lee Sin

Medium

lee sin just rek's yi so hard with his utilliy kit his just too op early that he can enter your jungle and steals your buffs without you  shit about it avoid him early  , if his really smart he will try to shutdown you early , late game u just shit on him .

VS

Rengar

Hard

annoying ult

VS

Riven

Hard

Early one she rek's you and mabye late if you know how to play wtih her all good , you out scale her late game with all this tankiness and shields cuz she only does burst if she cant burst you down gg and try to dogde rivenfengshuiengine.png with alphastrike.png and rember she has 4 gap closers and 1 knock back and one stun , really crucial in 1v1's try to avoid her 1v1

VS

Zed

Easy

try to alphastrike.png when he zedR.png and then meditate.png his deathmark to reduce the dmg from eat izi 1v1

Pros and cons Back to Top

Pros

+ Very fast Jungle clear thanks to master-yi-alpha-strike.png Alpha Strike
+ Very strong Midgame (which leads to a lot of surrenders]
+ Very hard to itemize against thanks to the True Damage from master-yi-wuju-style.png Wuju Style and the Magic Damage from skirmishers-sabre-devourer.gifSkirmisher's Sabre - Devourer and guinsoos-rageblade.gif Guinsoo's Rageblade
+ Can catch people offguard because of his high mobility
+ Needs 2 Basic Attacks to kill the Squishys.
+ Can dodge a lot of Spells with his master-yi-alpha-strike.png Alpha Strike like vi-assault-and-battery.png Assault and Battery or caitlyn-ace-in-the-hole.png Ace in the Hole
+ master-yi-meditate.png Meditate makes him even more tanky
+ Has very good cleanup
Can easily get away if caught

Cons

- Weak early
- No Crowd Control
- Weak in Teamfights
- Will get focused
- Difficult to use master-yi-alpha-strike.png Alpha Strike and master-yi-meditate.png Meditate correctly.

Dodging skills with Alpha strike ! Back to Top

  • Dodging skills with master is must have skill that you need to learn to properly use that can change fights crucially 
  • As you can see in this video If morgana snared this Master he would of done nothing , luckily this master knows how to play he engaged waited for morgana  darkbindingmissile.png snare to pop then dodged it with alpha strike to make morgana harmless to him like a hitting dummy toy.


I'll be adding more videos explaining Master Yi kit Properly next time soon.


Why this build is so unique ? Back to Top

Well this is a tank meta , were tanks are really favorable to dominate and items are somewhat overpowered and master yi can really fit himself with them were he can really do alot of damage and the same time just tanks the burst he gets in team fights and everybody knows that master is always targeted and focused in team fights but they will be supersized with your tankness and you'll have a great advantage against with that true damage you can take there carries in seconds and melt down really tanky champions down , master is perfect but he lacks one thing if he get cc'd he is useless he cant follow up so try to do your best with your alpha strike and try to dodge those obvious cc skills with it , it will turn that in your favor by killing your opponent and if you in a team fight you''ll win it since you have so much attack speed and CD and a reset ultimate you'll quite dodge alot of skills with your alpha strike i think it overpowered cuz you just ignore alot of damage with it and they cant really do anything about it cuz after it they will get rekt , in team fight u need to let the intiotor intiate or wait for your enemy to force a fight then you are the second one that enter the team fight and try to go for the back line cuz you alpha can ignore front line easily and this will draw the front line to you and you'll be taking alot of damage and drawing 5 people to and you making your other allies do free damage and eventually wining the team fight if executed correctly . so basically this build can work for spilt pushing and teamfighing and not really focusing on assassinating everyone one by one and lacking tankness.

Update log Back to Top

2015/12/5 - added " new runes and runes note's " & added " Pros and cons ".
2015/12/7 - Changed "items notes" & improved "runes notes ".
2015/12/8 - added " Dodging skills with Alpha strike " section.
2015/12/18- added section " Why this build is so unique ?"

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